The Goring has announced details for a new seafood restaurant and bar launching on 12 June.
The hotel in London’s Belgravia will open a new restaurant named Siren, whilst also relaunching The Goring Bar.
It will be 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 will provide hotel guests and visitors with a new destination for cocktails, food and entertainment.
Siren will showcase Cornish produce, with chef Nathan Outlaw creating simple seafood dishes. The menu will offer starters such as cured monkfish, ginger, fennel and yoghurt and cuttlefish black pudding, apple and kohlrabi. Main courses will include turbot herbed and battered with warm tartare sauce and red mullet with devilled shrimp butter and chicory. These will sit alongside a range of daily specials with 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. Desserts will include gooseberry pavlova with custard ice-cream and strawberry tart with yoghurt sorbet.
The Goring Bar will be transformed into a lively space and offer a new collection of signature cocktails designed by bar manager Tiago Mira. The cocktail list will focus on British spirits and will incorporate a variety of herbs sourced from The Goring’s garden. A resident pianist will provide live entertainment.
Alongside the bar, guests will be able to enjoy bar bites including lobster scampi with chilli and pepper jam and crab scones. Those looking for more substantial dishes in the bar will 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 Russell Sage, who has worked with many British designers and craftspeople. The Cornish inspiration for the project will be 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, 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.