Afternoon Tea at The Savoy

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Afternoon Tea
Afternoon Tea at The Savoy is the heart of The Savoy hotel and the perfect venue for light, informal dining. Its reinstated glass cupola, based on a guest's drawing, once again allows natural daylight to flood in on even the darkest day. The centrepiece of the room is the magnificent new winter garden gazebo.


Guests can also indulge in Afternoon Tea in this comfortable and intimate spot accompanied by the hotel's resident pianist. 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 mouthwatering selection of cakes and pastries.


Afternoon Tea starts from £75.00 per person.
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New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful and special Afternoon Tea. The ambiance and the room are exquisite.

T
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everyone was so over the top gracious and generous ... except our server. He seemed a little dismissive and arrogant towards us which was slightly off-putting. I think in hindsight he had another table that was many ladies and seemed to stress him out. By the end of our time, he was more gracious. We would’ve appreciated a little more explanation of the tea experience as it was our first time at afternoon tea at the Savoy. However, that little disappointment was nothing when compared to the overall experience! Even the coat attendant was lovingly doting and the bathrooms were amazing! But the tea room itself was breathtakingly beautiful!!
It’s expensive but worth it especially if you won’t be going back to England for quite a long time!!

SB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely afternoon tea a perfect setting and beautiful experience. Staff couldn't do enough.

S
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place to go for afternoon tea so relaxed you don't want to leave

RW
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really enjoyed it and the attention by Veronuca was first class. A little disappointed in Earl Grey cakes.

KW
London
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Afternoon tea treat! We were celebrating my mums 70th birthday and she thoroughly enjoyed it. The service was outstanding, the staff are all very friendly and more than accommodating. Felt like a very special occasion. Would definitely recommend. The food was delicious, with the option to have extra sandwiches and if you can’t manage all your cakes they will be boxed up to take away. Perfect!

L
London
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food in a beautiful setting.... nothing is too much trouble

OT
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service4ambience3

£75 for afternoon tea for one is a massive rip-off . Never again.

SG
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing experience, lovely ambience, delightful staff, everything was just excellent, had cocktails in the bar to start the experience, which were extra obviously, I will be back.

F
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It was a pleasant experience but felt it was very overpriced for the quality of the food. The service was nothing special, Okay but not great. Claridges was much better in comparison.

JM
Nottingham
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a thoroughly enjoyable experience having afternoon tea at the savoy with my daughter. We both loved every moment, the staff were friendly and engaging and the ambience was lovely and calm. Thank you savoy for making my daughters birthday so special.

A
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Service was excellent! Would definitely recommend for a special occasion.

S
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my 3 year anniversary and it was truly amazing. Really happy with the service and politeness of all the staff. The piano player was exceptional. Brigitta was really great and made sure we had an amazing experience!

JB
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was a lovely experience. A bit pricey but well worth it as a special thing to do. Especially as I was on my own but didn’t feel lonely. The piano playing was beautiful.

PD
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic afternoon, the staff were attentive but not intrusive, and nothing was too much trouble for them. The surroundings were beautiful.

NA
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

I wasn't blown away by the food to be honest although it was nice but not worth the price we paid. I had to ask for another pot of tea as my first one was luke warm - in fact 2 of us on our table had luke warm tea served first of all. We did have the most delightful waitress who couldn't do enough to help us and as we were celebrating an 80th birthday it was lovely having a little cake served with Happy Birthday on the plate - very nice touch.

AL
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Tea at The Savoy. I have been to many afternoon teas from small hotels to well known hotels such as The Goring. The environment and the beauty of The Savoy is outstanding but the attention to detail did not match up to this. I noticed a lot more people were receiving a lot of attention, but not us. This was a present from my husband so yes I had a voucher, but his voucher cost just under £200. 3 different members of staff asked ask for the voucher and each time I said I have handed it in. Anyway onto the tea and service. A good selection of traditional sandwiches and cakes but this was never replenished, even though lots of people around us had top ups. You can tell the staff work hard to please patrons but on this occasion I left feeling underwhelmed. Sorry if I'm harsh but as I said I have been to may afternoon teas so I know what is expected. Go to The Savoy if you want to feel the elegance of the place but not great value for the tea.

OT
London
19 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very lovely and relaxing afternoon - delightful service , excellent and attentive staff and delicious food

AR
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

plat "chaud "servi proposé dans la second formule tout à fait décevant.
Le plat était froid!! LA VIANDE TROP CUITE et les portions ridiculement petites.

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JM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely afternoon at The Savoy. The staff were excellent and filled our tea regularly. Beautiful setting and very relaxing way to spend an afternoon in London! Delicious afternoon tea.

LL
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience5

My previous Tea experience at the Savoy was 30 yrs. ago. It was a lovely experience. Wednesday, October 30, experience left a lot to be desired. Carlos our waiter was in-attentive, our tea caddy was missing a few cakes. The clotted cream & jams were presented on the middle shelf of the cady instead of presented in their own candy. My husbands Darjling Tea was very weak. We had to ask to have the remaining scone & 3 little cakes to be boxed , when other patrons were offered that service. The bag the boxed was presented in was sticky and dirty on the outside. I choose not to makes scene as we were running late for the theatre. Thank you for this opportunity to share this very disappointing experience. L Maslak

SS
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful experience on Wednesday 30th for my mums 90th birthday. The food and service was sublime and she was overwhelmed.

DF
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Not something you'd do often as it is very expensive but the service is excellent and we enjoyed everything we ate.
As I mentioned it was for a birthday we got a card and piece of cake extra, which was very nice.
The only minor issue is that there was more than we could eat, so they boxed it up for us, but we didn't get any jam or cream to go with the scones and rather than stack or give a second box we lost out on a scone, which when it's £75 for afternoon tea is an expensive scone!
Couldn't fault any of the food though. Don't eat any lunch beforehand is my tip.

S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely experience. Could perhaps have been served some fruit with the cakes.
I was not expecting a "discretionary" 12.5 % service charge added to the bill.

FD
London
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful experience, highly recommend! Place is magical and staff very attentive

TS
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall4food3service2ambience4

The experience of afternoon tea at The Savoy overall was good, however, the service was not what we were expecting. The tea orders were mixed up twice, we had to ask twice for repeat orders and then when the orders came they were not what we had asked for.
When the orders of sandwiches came out the bread on certain sandwiches was firm as if they had been left out too long.
The toilets were overall clean however the ladies' sanitary bins were full to bursting - therefore this would be an area that perhaps would need more regular checking.

EV
London
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVELY EXPERIENCE, WAS AMAZING AND THE SERVICE WAS BRILLIANT. WILL DEFO BE GOING BACK AGAIN

MC
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Got my name wrong twice
Average at best
Not the price that was advertised on your website
Not worth the money - extortionate pricing
Would not recommend
Feel like i have been ripped off

l
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience would highly recommend staff were fantastic

AN
London
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was a treat from my husband for myself and my friend’s 50th birthday. The dining room was fabulous with very nice piano music in the background. We absolutely loved it and although it’s expensive, it was definitely worth it. No doubt we will be coming back. Service was impeccable and the food was very nice.

EW
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always! The staff were very attentive and my dietary requirements were factored into every part of the afternoon tea, from special sandwiches to my own cakes and cream. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a special outing with family or friends!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The price is quite steep at ~$97 per person. But it was the quintessential high tea experience for a couple of Americans.

JK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience at the Savoy for afternoon tea to celebrate my husband’s 40th birthday. The music, service and beautiful ambiance made it a really special treat

C
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Took my Mum for her Birthday, it was a wonderful experience, memorable.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very Nice time , treated very special and it made it a very memorable day 😀

j
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I'm glad I tried this but I wouldn't do it again. The good was nice,but one expects more at this price. Service was friendly but not elegant or in any way special. And there were two unrestrained children running up and down the tea room the entire time I was there.

PH
London
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The savouries were delicious, scones a little heavy but I do have an issue with the cakes. A plate of plain brown "solid" "cakes" does nothing to tempt me, and the "choice" of 4 small pastries was very disappointing. The Ritz and Park Lane Hotel offer far more up-market and tempting selections. Really disappointing. The teas were poured far too early giving no taste and even later needed an expert clean palette to discern any taste! Where was Lapsang Souchong?

HW
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service. Had mentioned we were there to celebrate my mum’s special birthday & when the pianist played Happy Birthday they presented her a little cake which was a nice touch. Staff were very attentive and poured you more tea as soon as your cup was empty & offered you more of everything, not that we could manage any more!

The Thames Foyer was beautifully decorated & the tables were well spaced out. One thing I would mention is that some of our seating consisted of sofa which some older people might find slightly too low to get up from.

We had a lovely afternoon tea though & I would thoroughly recommend.

CM
London
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an exceptional time at the Savoy. I couldn’t of had a better birthday

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Beautiful setting, kept waiting with no where to sit once at table again had to wait for tea as we had finished sandwiches and did not receive a fresh pot just had the stewed tea that was originally served. We were there for 1.5 hours so would expect a fresh pot. Not on the same level compared to Clarirges.