The 2013 Top London Afternoon Tea Award
09 April 2013
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.