5 star hotel, Belgravia
5 star hotel, Belgravia
What People Say About Us

What People Say About Us


Goring Guest Reviews

It is our sincere hope that you will chose to stay with us in the near future so that you can form your own opinion, however, in the meantime we are delighted to share some of the wonderful comments we have received over the years from our cherished guests:

“The Goring…. a hotel that makes you greedy for what's inside - a luxurious garden, a splendid lounge and terrace, an unbearably good restaurant and unswerving service.  There is a hum borne of elegance and assurance, one that comes from being four generations in the same family, from being built without frequent-flier points or the throb of a second-rate health club. But you'll have to listen for it, because, like The Goring itself, this sound is as subtle and unerring as a heartbeat."
Esquire, USA, January 2009

“Here, service is paramount and unparalleled in the British Isles”
Harpers Bazaar

“It is attention to service for which the hotel is noted – unobtrusive, but assiduous and delivered with a wonderful sense of humour”
The Independent

“It is delightfully personal, endearingly eccentric and proudly, flagrantly British”
Travel & Leisure magazine

“Characterful, anti-corporate and ever so cool”
Time Out magazine

“The Dining Room is cutting-edge fabulous…”

“If you can tear your eyes away from the décor at The Goring, you’ll find that the resolutely British menu contains masses of native produce…”
The Times

‘…deliciously British”
Appetisers column, Metro

“It is a place of graces, comforts, old-fashioned good manners and a total lack of snoot…”
The Guardian

“This deeply civilised hotel ...with... utterly flawless service”
Square Meal, 2009

“… there are some places so fine that I tend to recommend them only to very special people - and The Goring Hotel has always been one of them...a thriving, family-run business, with the highest standards. The very best of British.”
Matthew Norman, ES magazine, December 2008

“This is my perfect menu. Just the kind of food I like.”
Elizabeth Hurley

“They (The Goring family) pride themselves on luxurious comfort, good food and drink and the most attentive service”
For the Bride

“The last real high class family hotel, which has always maintained the highest standards.”
The Hon. Nicholas Soames MP

“The Goring restaurant is a haven of correct behaviour and proper puddings.”
Fay Maschler

“Great people make great hotels and The Goring has great people in abundance. The Goring family extends well beyond George Goring and his children: staff and guests feel that they belong too. As the personal touch becomes rarer in the travel business The Goring becomes more special.”
Lloyd Grossman

“Truly great hotels like The Goring don’t just inherit a great reputation, they know they have to earn it every day. Staff at The Goring are always friendly, willing and efficient and whether you are there for breakfast, dinner or a business meeting the service is always superb.”
Steve Norris

“The Goring is a institution, an epitome of Englishness….”
Alastair Sawday’s Special Places to stay

“It is a place of graces, comforts, old-fashioned good manners and a total lack of snoot...The Goring is a beautifully crafted Terence Rattigan play compared with some restaurants’ avant-garde rant...”
Matthew Fort, The Guardian

“The only reason the members of Heartaches C.C. play cricket in the summer is that it qualifies them for the Annual Christmas Lunch at The Goring”
Sir Tim Rice

“It is more than the cosseting, more than the sybarism, more than the wonderful use of British produce, and their own blend of tea, it’s when I stay at The Goring I feel I’ve come home.”
Clarissa Dickson Wright

“Wonderful, wonderful food! And service as attentive as you could wish.”
Edward Fox OBE

“From the moment I checked in at The Goring I knew I was going to be pampered. Radiating charm and tranquility, it resembles a country hotel in the midst of a bustling city. The food is scrumptious, the service caring and impeccable and humour toujours a la carte! To stay anywhere else in London is inconceivable to - it would be like snubbing a favourite nanny.”
Christopher Plummer

“Definitely A-list”

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A front hall waiter

Chef carving the food

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