The Goring Bar

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Silver Award

It’s almost inconceivable that there should be a grand private country house within a stone’s throw of Victoria station, but The Goring has all the necessary attributes, from the elegant dining room to the beautiful English country garden, complete with a brand new herb plot, and ducks waddling across the lawn. In keeping with the hotel’s dedication to presenting a quintessential English experience, the newly-reimagined Goring Bar’s cocktail list focuses on British spirits complemented by herbs sourced from the garden (of which there are over a hundred). Concoctions such as the Rosehip Royale – comprising Pimm’s, rosehip cup and a summer sherbet of strawberries, cucumber, mint and rose, topped with Champagne – and The Madness of King George – King George III’s favourite whisky turned into an apple Manhattan.

If sipping cocktails makes you peckish, the selection of posh bar bites such as lobster scampi with chilli and pepper jam are an excellent shout, while those looking for something a little more substantial can opt for heartier snacks in the form of a club sandwich or smoked fish platter. Live entertainment from the resident pianist rounds off this gorgeous bolthole nicely, making it equally appealing for a quiet business drink or a jolly get-together with a (smart-ish) bunch of friends.

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Glamorous, Lively, Traditional
Food Occasions
All day dining
Special Features
Live music or dancing
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The Goring, Beeston Place, Westminster, London, SW1W 0JW

020 7396 9000


Opening Times

All day
Mon 07:30-23:00
Tue 07:30-23:00
Wed 07:30-23:00
Thu 07:30-23:00
Fri 07:30-23:00
Sat 07:30-23:00
Sun 07:30-23:00


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2 Reviews 

Mark D

15 December 2014  
Food & Drink 3.5
Service 4.5
Atmosphere 4
Value 3.5
Classic bar, long on comfort.
This bar is always packed and for good reason. It embraces you. The grand, slightly chintzy surrounds seem just right for this classic hotel with royal connections. Staff go out of their way to help you find a table if the place is full. The drinks list is spot on, as too the bar food. There is an intrinsic generosity about the place, epitomized by little shepherds pies that were given out to guests on our latest visits. What's not to like?

Clementine A

31 January 2010  
Food & Drink 5
Service 4
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
It is one of the remaining bastions of old school which is proper throughout. The ambiance, the visitors the service and the vine list are truly outstanding. It has a variety of sittings and the staff is very thoughtful (apart from some temporary college types). I would highly recommend to anyone appreciating the Great Britain syle.
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