London’s last family-run luxury hotel – of the Goring family since 1910 – will reopen its doors for overnight stays, drinks in The Cocktail Bar, and garden and veranda dining, with its Michelin-starred Dining Room opening a few weeks later.
“At 10am on Friday 4 September, the trumpets will sound and the doors will be majestically opened by to red liveried footmen… There may be masks covering smiles and a few more white cotton gloves than before but nothing will stop our guests seeing the twinkle in the eyes of the wonderful staff at The Goring. From Friday 4th we will be ready when you are…”
The celebrated hotel in the heart of Belgravia, will reopen all of its rooms, suites and its famed Cocktail Bar on 4 September. The secluded garden will also reopen, overlooked by a spacious semi-enclosed veranda for guests to make use of throughout the day, evening and even into small hours of the morning. Food and drink from the restaurant’s Michelin-starred kitchen will be served outdoors with afternoon tea, all-day dining and dinner menus celebrating – in true Goring style – the very best great British produce. Guests may order drinks from The Goring’s famed Cocktail Bar with a new menu being designed especially for the grand reopening, available alongside much-loved favourites like the Goring Gimlet and Pimm’s Royale.
Dining in the glorious garden or the airy veranda will be available from 4 September, with bookings for the hotel’s Michelin-starred Dining Room restaurant being taken a few weeks later. The Dining Room itself is blessed for space and the distance between tables remains as generous as ever.The hotel state that:
“Since 1910 some very well-known guests have chosen The Goring, not just for our delicious food but also no matter how secret or important the conversation might be, it could never be overheard. It is likely we won’t be able to seat quite as many guests as before but there will be no change in our professional yet friendly service, the atmosphere and the memorable experience our guests have come to expect.”
The hotel are crafting an App on which all the hotel’s services can be navigated: from checking in and out, to ordering from the restaurant and bar menus. However, in true Goring style, single-use paper menus will be offered to those who would prefer: The Goring’s service, hospitality and ethos is about providing guests with whatever they want (whenever they want it), and there is no change in their approach now. All safety measures will be in place to make guests as comfortable as ever, and no request is too small to be considered. The Goring look forward to welcoming guests once again.