The Best Afternoon Tea In London... Is At The Goring
The Goring is named winner of The 2013 Top London Afternoon Tea Award
by the UK Tea Guild
The Goring has been serving its quintessentially English Afternoon Tea since the day the hotel opened in 1910 and after 113 years, has mastered the perfect menu - with everything from deliciously traditional British brews, to tea-leaves sourced from the foot of the Himalayas. Such excellence has resulted in The Goring's Afternoon Tea being awarded with one of the highest accolades from the UK Tea Guild, The 2013 Top London Afternoon Tea Award.
Now in its 28th year, The UK Tea Council's Tea Guild Awards are considered to be The Oscars of the tea world, with world-famous London hotels and tea rooms competing for this highly coveted honour.
The Goring was judged by anonymous tea inspectors (on several occasions) on strict guidelines across 16 categories including décor, efficiency of service, tea appearance and flavour. The Goring received this award after gaining a near perfect score by the Tea Guild's highly impressed judges.
In winter, tea at The Goring can be enjoyed in the comfortably opulent surrounding of the Lounge by the gently flickering open fire, or on the Terrace, overlooking the hotel's large private garden. In more clement weather The Veranda, with its cheerful yellow and white striped awning, is one of the very few spots where afternoon tea can be enjoyed al fresco in the capital.
The Goring's afternoon tea menu offers its guests a delectable selection of dainty finger sandwiches, homemade buttery scones and an abundance of irresistible home-made cakes and pastries, all served with an excellent selection of carefully-selected and perfectly-brewed teas. For special occasions, or just to add an extra spark to the afternoon, the exclusive Bollinger Champagne tea menu is an elegantly uplifting option.
Irene Gorman, Head of The Tea Guild says:
"Afternoon tea at The Goring Hotel is a truly special experience. The elegant surroundings and faultless presentation make it a memorable occasion aided by friendly, efficient and knowledgeable staff. It is easy to understand why this leading establishment attracts so many, of all ages, to take afternoon tea."
Food and Beverage manager at The Goring, Stuart Geddes says:
"As a proud member of The Tea Guild we are delighted and honoured to receive this prestigious award. Everyone at The Goring is passionate about creating a wonderful experience - from the moment of arrival at the front door, to the moment of departure. So when it comes to serving the perfect afternoon tea, we know it's vital to get every detail just right, every day."
Afternoon Tea is priced at £37.50 with the delicious Bollinger Tea at £47.50 per person
The Goring, Beeston Place, London SW1W 0JW | Telephone 020 7396 9000
The UK Tea Council Ltd (www.tea.co.uk)