Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea


London’s Finest Afternoon Tea Experience

Taking Afternoon Tea is the ultimate English pastime and typifies the attention to detail and quest for perfection that defines the best of English cuisine. Over one hundred years ago The Goring embarked on a journey to master the perfect Afternoon Tea. The result is a truly divine Afternoon Tea brewed and baked with unrivalled passion and dedication from each and every Goring Chef spanning generations.

In April 2013 this gastronomic journey was officially recognised by the UK Tea Guild who awarded The Goring the coveted Top London Afternoon Tea Award. Often referred to as the Oscars of the tea world this prestigious award now sits pride of place in The Goring Lounge. The Goring was judged by anonymous tea inspectors (on several occasions) along strict guidelines across 16 categories. These included décor, efficiency of service, tea appearance and flavour. The Goring received this award after gaining a near perfect score by the Tea Guild’s highly impressed judges.

Irene Gorman, Head of The Tea Guild says: 

“Afternoon tea at The Goring Hotel is a truly special experience. The elegant surroundings and faultless presentation make it a memorable occasion aided by friendly, efficient and knowledgeable staff. It is easy to understand why this leading establishment attracts so many, of all ages, to take afternoon tea.”

Afternoon Tea is served daily from 3.00pm - 4.00pm and can be taken in the Goring Lounge Bar and the Terrace, as well as the Dining Room on Saturday. We kindly ask that our guests maintain ‘smart casual’ attire. Children are welcome to join you, just let us know when booking. Highchairs are available upon request. Disabled access is available and guide dogs are welcomed.

Book your special table at The Goring, holders of The British Tea Guild Council 2013 Top London Afternoon Tea Award and The Award of Excellence, or alternatively call +44 (0) 20 7396 9000

 If you would like to speak to one of the Afternoon Tea team, have a special request, or a dietary requirement, please call +44 (0) 20 7396 9000 and ask for Afternoon Tea or email

London Afternoon Tea Award 2013
Traditional Afternoon Tea

£42.50 per person (excluding service charge)

Afternoon Tea has become a dining experience in its own right, served daily on the Terrace over the Oasis that is our private garden.  This truly is Afternoon Tea the way the Duchess of Bedford intended it! 

During the summer, the Afternoon Tea menu will celebrate the events of the English Season and can be enjoyed overlooking the Goring Gardens. For a unique twist, the tea's delicate cakes will be inspired by a new collection of hats from leading London milliner, Gina Foster.

We are proud holders of the British Tea Guild Council Award of Excellence each year from 2008 - 2012.

Take a look at the delectable Goring Afternoon Tea Menu.

Reserve your special table.

Traditional Afternoon Tea at the Goring
The Bollinger Tea

£52.50 per person (excluding service charge)

Afternoon Tea is the ideal way to celebrate that coming of age, good news, impending arrival, wedding... why not add a glass of Bollinger and fresh strawberries to really make it an occasion?

Take a look at the sparkling Bollinger Afternoon Tea Menu.

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Bollinger Afternoon Tea at the Goring
Afternoon Tea & Overnight Stay

From £505

Make your time at The Goring last a little longer. Stay overnight at the hotel and indulge in our award-winning afternoon tea served in the Lounge & Bar or on The Terrace overlooking the beautiful Goring Gardens. Perfect for a special occasion, this sweet treat also includes breakfast. 

Book online or contact the Reservations team on +44 (0)20 7396 9000 or by email.

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Rates include VAT and are available until 31 December 2014, subject to availability.  

Big Business 2012