Afternoon Tea at The Savoy in London has been on my wish list for a little while. With my Mum’s birthday approaching, there was no better excuse than to book a table for two at the Thames Foyer restaurant at The Savoy.
My advice is to book way ahead of when you actually want to go. I booked about 2 months in advance. The dress code is smart casual, and I would recommend sticking to it. It’s not the kind of place you’d want to feel underdressed. We decided to have the afternoon tea and not the high tea. The afternoon tea is definitely a sweeter option, whereas the high tea includes a savoury dish instead of patisserie.
We started with selection of finger sandwiches, these included sirloin beef, coronation chicken, smoked salmon, egg salad, and mozzarella, tomato and basil. All served with our choice of freshly brewed tea.
Then followed freshly baked raisin and plain scones, with lemon curd and strawberry preserve. We could then choose from a selection of patisserie, including a raspberry tarlet, strawberry macaron, apricot device, pure dark – a chocolate sponge and mousse, and also a coffee and hazelnut eclair.
Finally, we were offered the Thames Foyer signature cakes, a victoria sponge and a cinnamon cake.
As it was my mum’s birthday, she was presented with a little chocolate inspired birthday treat.
We had an absolutely amazing time, and it is definitely worth experiencing at least once. I would happily visit again, maybe for my birthday next time! I’d love to hear your recommendations on where else to have afternoon tea. Have you been to Betty’s in Harrogate? Or have you have had tea at The Ritz? Do you know about any hidden gems, let me know I’d love to hear your suggestions.
Until next time.