Thames Foyer Afternoon Tea
The Thames Foyer is very much the heart of The Savoy. A stunning glass dome floods this sociable spot with wonderful natural light – and beneath this, a pianist serenades guests from a winter garden gazebo, as they enjoy our world-famous afternoon tea.
Afternoon Tea at The Savoy is an enduring custom where guests can choose from a range of teas served with finger sandwiches, homemade scones with clotted cream & jam and a mouth-watering selection of seasonal cakes and pastries created by The Savoy’s Executive Pastry Chef, Ludwig Hely.
Royal Afternoon Tea - available for a limited time
In celebration of Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th Birthday celebrations, The Savoy, a Fairmont Managed Hotel, will be launching A Royal Afternoon Tea this June. In collaboration with The Royal Chef, Darren McGrady, The Savoy will present a menu that’s fit for a Queen and a true representation of what our reigning monarch enjoys when taking tea at the Palace.
Chef Darren McGrady was personal chef to Queen Elizabeth II, Diana, Princess of Wales, and Princes’ William and Harry for 15 years, and has cooked for many US and visiting dignitaries to Buckingham Palace. But it all began here at The Savoy as before his time in the Royal Kitchens, Chef McGrady trained at The Savoy, achieving the position of Chef-de-Partie Saucier. The Savoy is delighted to welcome Chef McGrady back to consult on this special Afternoon Tea menu in collaboration with The Savoy’s Executive Chef, Holger Jackisch.
To be served in the beautiful Thames Foyer, The Savoy’s Royal Afternoon Tea will feature some of Her Majesty’s favourites, which remain on the Royal tea menu today, such as the Jam Pennies Queen Elizabeth and Princess Margaret loved as young children; Chocolate birthday cake, the recipe of which dates back to Queen Victoria’s chef; and Her Majesty’s absolute favourite, the Chocolate biscuit cake chosen by Prince William for his Groom’s cake.
The Savoy’s Royal Afternoon Tea will be available from 9th June 2016 until the end of the month and is priced from £52.50 per person. Chef Darren McGrady will make a special guest appearance during sittings of Afternoon Tea on Saturday 11th June to meet with guests and answer any questions about his time at the Palace.
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Watch a short film about afternoon tea at The Savoy.
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Following in the footsteps of Carroll Gibbons and his legendary Savoy Orpheans, the young Alex Mendham & His Orchestra have taken up the baton as resident dance orchestra for the Savoy Hotel. Playing the sounds of the Art-Deco era with unmatched sophistication.
Cut a rug under the stunning glass cupola in the Thames Foyer with a 3-course dinner and a floor that will encourage dancing until midnight.
Dates: 27 February, 30 April, 25 June, 24 September, 29 October, 26 November, 10 December, 17 December 2016.
8:00pm – Cocktail reception, dinner and entertainment start at 8:30pm; £125.00 per person.
Hours of Operation
Open seven days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Breakfast: 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Afternoon Tea: 1:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Light Dinner: 7:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Smart Casual, No Sportswear
Please email email@example.com, call the restaurant reservations team on +44 (0)20 7420 2111 between 09:00 to 20:00 BSTor make an online reservation at OpenTable "book now" button below. Advance reservations for Afternoon Tea are strongly advised.
Please click on the links below to view our menus:
Sample Afternoon Tea Menu
Sample All Day Dining Menu