In June 2019, The Goring in London’s Belgravia opened a new restaurant named Siren, whilst also relaunching The Goring Bar. Siren is the first new restaurant at the hotel in more than 109 years, with CEO Jeremy Goring looking to create a second more casual dining option; a seafood restaurant inspired by the Goring family’s strong ties to Cornwall. Meanwhile, The Goring Bar has been redesigned to provide both hotel guests and visitors with a lively new destination for cocktails, food and entertainment.
Siren showcases the best of Cornish produce, with chef Nathan Outlaw creating simple yet elegant seafood dishes. The bright, welcoming restaurant commands views over The Goring’s majestic secluded garden.
The Siren menu offers exquisite starters such as Cured monkfish, ginger, fennel and yoghurt and Grilled mackerel, tomatoes and green sauce. A concise list of main courses includes Turbot herbed and battered with warm tartare sauce and Red mullet with devilled shrimp butter and chicory. These sit alongside daily specials that reflect the freshest fish available direct from Cornwall each day, such as Lobster grilled over fire with herbs and garlic and Grilled whole monkfish for two to share.
Alongside Siren, The Goring Bar is set become a key player in London’s thriving bar scene, transformed into a chic, lively space and offering a new collection of signature cocktails designed by Bar Manager Tiago Mira. Reflecting The Goring’s dedication to presenting an impeccably English experience, the cocktail list focuses on British spirits and incorporates a wide variety of herbs sourced from The Goring’s own garden. A grand piano takes pride of place in the newly designed space with a resident pianist providing live entertainment and enhancing the bar’s position as a true Belgravia destination.
From the menu, the elegant Rosehip Royale sees Pimm’s No. 6 Cup combined with Sacred Rosehip Cup and a summer sherbet of strawberries, cucumber, mint and rose, then topped with Champagne. The list also features the likes of Garden Gimlet, a floral and layered take on the classic, and The Madness of King George, King George III’s favourite whisky turned into an apple Manhattan. Alongside the cocktails, guests can enjoy bar bites including Lobster scampi with chilli and pepper jam and Crab scones. Those looking for more substantial dishes in The Goring Bar have options such as The Goring club sandwich and Smoked fish platter with horseradish and lemon.
The architecture and interior design for Siren and The Goring Bar have been led by the inimitable Russell Sage, who has worked with many renowned British designers and craftspeople to create an eccentric, uplifting space. The Cornish inspiration for the project is realised in features such as a hand-crafted plasterwork wall, separating the bar from the restaurant and depicting mythical sea creatures and marine life. The Goring’s garden has also been instrumental to the design, with the glass structure of the restaurant allowing the indoor and outdoor spaces to be linked throughout the seasons. Jekka McVicar, the leading herb expert and RHS Vice President, has led a complete redesign of The Goring’s garden, planting more than one hundred different herbs that will be incorporated into both dishes and cocktails in Siren and The Goring Bar.
Notes to Editors
Siren and The Goring Bar opened at The Goring on 12 June 2019. Siren is open daily for lunch and dinner.
The Goring Bar is open daily for bar food and drinks.
The new restaurant and bar sit alongside the hotel’s flagship restaurant, The Dining Room, with a kitchen headed up by Executive Chef Richard Galli. The holder of a Michelin star and three AA Rosettes, The Dining Room is a place where exquisite British food triumphs.
About The Goring:
The Goring was opened in 1910 by Otto Goring and is now the only five-star luxury hotel in London that is owned and run by the family that built it. Deep in the heart of Belgravia, close to Buckingham Palace, The Goring is within strolling distance of the Royal Parks and some of the city’s finest shops, theatres and galleries. In January 2013 The Goring was granted a Royal Warrant of appointment to HM The Queen for Hospitality Services and in 2016 The Dining Room was awarded its first Michelin star. The Goring reflects one family’s passion for quality, whose members have prided themselves on providing comfort, good food and drink and the most attentive service for over a hundred years. www.thegoring.com
About Nathan Outlaw:
Nathan Outlaw is one of the UK’s best-loved chefs. Known across the country for his exquisite seafood cookery, Nathan prepares dishes of simple yet elegant brilliance. Growing up in Kent as the son of a chef, Nathan had an interest in food from a very young age, but his love of seafood was first ignited when moving to Cornwall to work with Rick Stein. Today Nathan has two restaurants in Cornwall, Restaurant Nathan Outlaw and Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen both in Port Isaac. He has also written five successful cookery books, with the latest, Restaurant Nathan Outlaw, published by Bloomsbury in April 2019.
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