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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JC
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for a very special afternoon! It was an amazing experience.

CR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful room with wonderful staff and really good cakes and sandwiches. The Lady who played the piano played a little loud.

OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience. The venue is beautiful, the service was impeccable, and the tea was lovely. The scones were among the best I’ve had. We’ll definitely be back.

NL
Kent
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Savoy is undoubtedly the best place for Afternoon Tea. The food is beautifully presented, very fresh and plentful. The service is absolutely outstanding, nothing is too much trouble and all staff in the Thames Foyer are an asset to the Savoy. You can see why they won the best afternoon tea award!! Totally deserved.

DD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We did have a lovely time, but I go to places like the Savoy for the service not the food! My tea cup was always empty, I would like to have my own pot of tea on the table! There were 3 of us and when they brought out the cakes there was only 2 of each cake, so not one each to try, we ended up sharing, not great when you’ve paid £85 each! Bar staff were amazing and the ambiance was 5 star

PB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy the great first class quality and service.

PN
London
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Very Very expensive. The staff put a lot of pressure on us to be on Time but our waiting time was so long. Service OK. Food ok but not the price

DA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great!
I was able to have an amazing time there.

SH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my daughter's birthday. So a special occasion. Everything was beautiful even down to presenting a piece of cake with a candle (along with a few other people!) The only downside was the seats we were given was a bit low in comparison to the table.... hense rated not 100% .

L
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Classic old world atmosphere - lovely afternoon spent for a special occasion. Would highly recommend a visit at least once in a life time.

E
Shropshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Really nice tea with excellent service. We were seated in armchairs so it was rather uncomfortable having to lean forward to eat without any back support. The staff were very attentive.

D
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

On a Wednesday afternoon, the place was packed. We started with champagne and the selection was excellent. The finger sandwiches were tasty and refreshing. The next course came with the scones, cookies and dessert. Everything was good and the star is the scone. They are so good. If you have room (we didn’t), order more.

They have a large selection of teas and you can try different one if your first choice is not to your liking.

When we were there Chef Gordon Ramsey sit next to us. He was very approachable and easy going. So when you go to Savoy you may see some celebrity too.

RG
Hawaii
43 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely ambience and beautiful setting. Excellent pianist. Food nice but not exceptional.

SE
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect location, great service!

DB
London
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience in a beautiful place. The food was delicious and so was the tea. The staff was very professional and friendly and told os about every single toast and cake we got served. On the occasion of our anniversary we got served an extra cake beautifully arranged on a plate with the words "happy anniversary" written in chocolate. And a handwritten card by the side. We did not expect this and was very touched by this beautiful gesture.

A
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience. Amazing food, tea and service. The pianist was wonderful as well.

B
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I have visited the Savoy on a few special occasions, the last time being when i brought my Canadian cousins for Afternoon tea. Looking back at my photos i can see that the beautiful pastries served then are now only reserved for sale in your on site gift shop and the pastries served now are not quite as stunning. However, everything else is faultless.

DK
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a birthday treat for my best friend and you didn’t disappoint. Everything was perfect. I had asked if it was possible for a candle to be put on one of our cakes but instead it came on its own plate with a happy birthday message. I was overwhelmed. My friend enjoyed every single minute and so did I. Will definitely come again. The staff were second to none and treated us like royalty. That meant so very much. Can’t thank them enough.

JB
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

An enjoyable experience. Service was excellent though for the cost I would expect nothing less!

MS
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My parents had a fantastic afternoon at the Savoy for their wedding anniversary. The staff were wonderful and gave them an unforgettable experience

OT
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Went with group of 5 friends. It was arranged especially for my birthday. On arrival my friends informed the waitress we here for a special occasion. Although she acknowledged her we didn’t get any special attention. We saw atleast 6 other birthday cakes go out with the pianist playing happy birthday but rather embarrassingly for my friends no such event took place for us, despite us lingering a lot longer. The service was mediocre, I’ve been to similar places & been blown away by attention to detail. We kept being served cold tea as they refuse to leave the teapot on the table due to some H&S risk but again we saw other tables with their tea pots on the table. Had such high expectations but didn’t work out at the end!

H
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Had a wonderful time. The staff are so accommodating and really want you to have a fantastic experience. Just a small comment on the uniforms of the female staff, they look so drab. Please give them a brighter, better fitting outfit! We had a great time though.

R
Munich
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first afternoon tea experience at the Savoy but surely not the last. Matthew took care of us with outstanding kindness and competence. The quality of everything was excellent, the atmosphere is elegant without being posh or snobbish at all.

LW
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and delicious food which was perfect for a relaxing afternoon tea. Piano player was also very entertaining.

GW
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

Was £75 a head didn’t check bill ( my fault ) but was charged £254 for 3 people ?

RI
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 5

Been there several times now. They sat us right away with reservation , all downhill from there. Service went down 90% since last visit. Def will not return

GA
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an amazing experience at the Afternoon Tea at the Savoy and couldn't fault anything,it was quite nostalgic for me as my grandfather worked their in the sixties

HD
Norway
3 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

A disapointment. Expected a lot more from The Savoy. Food was tasteless, our waitress could not recommend a good wine for the food and the service was missing the final touch that you will expect from a hotel like this. We had to call our waitress several times as she did not look our way. So still a long way to go to get a five star.

LH
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the food, service, and atmosphere at the Thames Foyer for High Tea was incredible.

NR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The truest form of elegance is high tea. The Thames Foyer has ruined me for all other tea rooms from this point on. Superior service, incomparable flavor palette and worldly beauty all rolled into one.
From the rich black vanilla tea to the savory finger sandwiches and tender quail breast with mushrooms and pomegranate to the decadent pasties and scones topped off with champagne in a delicately etched flute... the pianist playing in the gazebo and gorgeous fleet of professionals treating you like family. My experience was like no other. Thank you to Beatrice, Kinga and Francesca for such a lovely afternoon at @thesavoylondon.

G
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A truly unbelievable kind of experience that one can imagine from reading a book.
An elegant atmosphere of a bygone era in today's world of jeans, fast food and high speed movement.
A must stop where time slows down.
The perfect cup of tea with savory and sweet confections can be enjoyed while listening to the pianist play the afternoon away.
The wait staff will fulfill your every need with a smile.
You will truly feel like you're either on the Titanic, at Downtown Abby or just the Queen for the day.
The memory of Tea at the Savoy will be a thought that will always be with you and bring a smile to your face.
Priceless 💜

JK
London
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing afternoon tea, beautiful venue. A lovely setting, with beautiful background music.

HA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exactly like high tea at the avoy should be. This was my first time nd it was very nice.

H
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you so much! Our first time at the Savoy and felt thoroughly respected and looked after. The staff serving afternoon tea were very attentive. We had a laugh and lovely chat with two of the table staff. (Tea pot and extra sandwiches flowed continuously). Couldn’t have asked for a more memorable time. Not forgetting the poshest Doggy bag we’ve ever had.
Denise & Simon Garfield

PR
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A pleasant time had by all
Many thanks to all staff who made my daughter's birthday so memorable

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A beautiful afternoon tea and a lovely way to celebrate a birthday!

LC
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Piano was a little loud at times when trying to talk - otherwise a lovely afternoon

WE
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was amazing and the service was extraordinary.

E
Glasgow
7 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a treat! Extremely well looked after by all staff. Delicious range of savouries and sweets.

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Good experience with decent catering

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