Jason Allen 29/04/24

The Dining Room at The Goring

When we say that The Dining Room at The Goring serves food fit for a king, we mean literally that.

He is, after all, their neighbour. And The Goring has, since its founding in 1910, been a firm favourite of the royal family – one of the dishes on their menu was among the Queen Mother’s favourites. It’s the only hotel in the country to hold a Royal Warrant. Oh, and then there’s the small matter of their Michelin Star. Basically they specialise in old school elegance, and have done since it wasn’t considered old school at all.

But, as they say, the only thing that is permanent is change, so the powers that be have decided to liven up the Dining Room with a big ol’ refurbished – so the mustard yellow curtains and the pale grey carpet are out, and something considerably more vivd is in – the curtains are now a pale mint green, complimenting the wallpaper (which comes complete with the occasional playful monkey for those looking closely), while the rich red carpeting feels like a velvet robe has been draped across the entire floor.

The man in charge of the menu is Chef Graham Squire, who has built an impressive CV at places that are both refined (Claridges) and modern Michelin Star winners (Trinity) making for a nice balance here. His menu opens with the likes of a fat roasted Orkney scallop with lemon verbena, all drenched in brown butter; and the famed Eggs Drumkilbo (which were the Queen Mother’s favourite) involving a soft quail’s egg partnered up with lobster, caviar and roasted tomato.

The main courses follow a similarly classic British lilt (Rhug estate lamb, dry aged Aylesbury duck, Cured Cornish monkfish, etc.) but the absolute star of the show is their outstanding Beef Wellington. It comes served from an elegant trolley, and it’s been slow-cooked so perfectly it tastes like buttery silk. It’s easily among the best in London.

If you fancy dipping into the cocktail bar, there are some treats to be had too. You’ll find a roaring fire in the colder months & a verdant terrace in the warmer months, and a resident pianist throughout it all. The drinks are made using the herbs they grow in the hotel garden matched with spirits that, like the hotel, also hold a Royal Warrant.

All told, you’ll be treated like royalty, with a commensurately royal price tag – but it’s a meal you’re unlikely to forget.


NOTE: The Dining Room at The Goring is open now. You can find out more, and make a booking at the website right here

The Dining Room at The Goring | 15 Beeston Place, SW1W 0JW

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The Dining Room at The Goring

15 Beeston Place, Belgravia, Central London, SW1W 0JW

8.7 | Great