Siren Restaurant at the Goring Hotel
Siren is the first new restaurant at The Goring 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.
Siren showcases the best of Cornish produce, with Chef Nathan Outlaw creating simple yet elegant seafood dishes. The bright, welcoming restaurant will command views over The Goring’s majestic secluded garden.
The Siren menu offers exquisite starters such as Cured monkfish, ginger, fennel and yoghurt and Cuttlefish black pudding, apple and kohlrabi. 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 will sit alongside a wide range of 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. Nostalgic English flavours will be reinvented in desserts including Gooseberry Pavlova with custard ice cream and Strawberry tart with yoghurt sorbet.
Alongside Siren, The Goring Bar will 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 foucses on British spirits and incorporates a wide variety of herbs sourced from The Goring’s own garden. A grand piano also 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.
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. He said:
“We’ve been very lucky to work with Jeremy Goring for more than ten years and it was a great pleasure to do this project; it’s a huge project for them and very unusual. The original brief was a conservatory restaurant, so it was all about improving the flow of the restaurant, giving a second dining venue and really improving the way the lighting comes in. In terms of design, we were very lucky to work alongside Jeremy and it wasn’t a straightforward brief, but a proper collaboration.
“As for design highlights, there’s the beautiful architectural site designed by Michael Blair. It’s very simple and elegant with windows that open all the way back so guests can look out into the garden (which is one of the hotel’s biggest gardens). It has an interesting patterned floor, and furniture upholstered in House of Hackney fabric, which is a brave one for The Goring but good fun, and a collection of marble tables.”
The Cornish inspiration for the project was 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.
“The Goring is something very special to me; we’ve become friends over the years and I care about them deeply. There are very few hotels in London left that are family owned and The Goring has been in the same family for 100 years. This is really about contributing to extraordinary history of the Goring Hotel and it’s nice to know we’ve contributed in something that will be with them for a long while.”
Timbermark Manufacture Ltd
Timbermark Manufacture Ltd specialises in the bespoke design and manufacture of high quality furniture for all markets, including residential, retail, hospitality and commercial projects. The company has been in operation since 2011 and within this time has worked on a range of prestigious projects including Claridges, The Goring, Flemings, ETM Nova, Stafford Hotel, Kitty Hawk, Harvey Nichols and Flight Club, amongst others.
Most recently, Timbermark Manufacture Ltd has been involved with The Goring. Working on this scheme, Timbermark Manufacture Ltd supplied the site with a bar and associated fitted furniture.
Tim Brown, Timbermark Manufacture Ltd, said: “We are very pleased to have supplied products to The Siren Restaurant.”