The Goring is a model of British style and understatement and its ground floor dining room the epitome of grace and decorum. It appeals to those who ‘like things done properly’ and is one of the few places in London for which everyone appears to dress up – indeed, many are investees who’ve come straight from the Palace. Even those who decry tradition will be charmed by the atmosphere and the earnestness of the well-choreographed service team.
The hotel has long enjoyed a reputation for serving classic British food but the kitchen makes judicious use of modern techniques and superb ingredients to produce dishes – whether old favourites like Eggs Drumkilbo or something more contemporary such as slow-cooked halibut with nasturtiums – that display an impressive understanding of balance, flavour and texture.
Work in progress.