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The Savoy Afternoon Tea - Thames Foyer, London,

Thames Foyer

4.7
4.7
7152 Reviews
£41 and over
Afternoon Tea
Regarded as the heart of the hotel, the Thames Foyer in London is a stunning glass-domed atrium, radiating natural light and sociable warmth. An impressive gazebo takes centre stage from which a pianist plays during the day, creating an enchanting atmosphere.

Guests have been coming to the Thames Foyer to enjoy our famous Savoy Afternoon Tea for over a century. An extensive range of over 30 teas are accompanied by twists on classic sandwiches, homemade scones with clotted cream, jam, and lemon curd, and the talented pastry team’s selection of pastries, each one a tempting work of art. To this day, we honour the traditional service style of Afternoon Tea, a custom that dates back to 1840. Come and enjoy a stunning dining experience that has stood the test of time.

Dress code: smart casual.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 52 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    Afternoon Tea, British
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sun 12:30–19:00 Afternoon Tea Mon 12:30–17:00
  • Phone number
    020 7836 4343
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Nicolas Houchet
  • Area
    Covent Garden
  • Parking Details
    <br><br />The Savoy offers valet parking including in-and-out privileges. Alternative garages are also available in the surrounding area.<br /><br><br />Parking charges available on request.
  • Public Transit
    Close to Charing Cross station, Embankment station and Covent Garden station.
  • Entertainment
    A pianist plays during Afternoon Tea service.
  • Additional
    Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access

What 7,152 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • London

    Afternoon Tea

  • West End London

    Best Ambience

7,152 Reviews
  1. SophieW

    Newcastle

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous experience from start to finish. Would like to say a special thank you to Antonia, who did a brilliant job looking after us. Hope to return in the future !

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect Afternoon Tea, no complaints, food was delicious, tea was very good. Ambiance was as excellent.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There are no words to express how wonderful our tea service was! The hotel decorations were exquisite and transformed the hotel into a magical winter wonderland…beyond gorgeous! The entire staff were so friendly and welcoming and the food and presentation were beautiful! Even the girl in the gift shop was so sweet and took the time to tell me the history and significance of the black cat 🐈‍⬛ I made this reservation months ago as we had friends that were going to be coming from the USA with us and it would have been their first time in London and I wanted for them to have a wonderful experience. Our friends were not able to come but the hostess still seated us at a festive table by the pianist and they also brought a hand written note along with a beautiful dessert on the beautiful China with a note of Welcome to London written on the plate! So sweet! We walked outside and thought it was snowing but realized it was just another magical experience created by The Savoy with your snow machine. ❄️ We love visiting London and this Tea Service and the beauty of your hotel is definitely a highlight of anything we have ever done while in London. It will become a new tradition each time we come back ❤️. Thank you for creating such a beautiful setting and hiring the very best of employees! Truly a memorable experience ❤️

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  4. MarkW

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I booked the Savoy as a late birthday present for my wife and what a treat it was. We had the festive afternoon tea which on all accounts was fantastic. The service and food was without fault and the ambience was superb with a pianist and Christmas decorations. Do not worry that it is in any way overbearing dress code is smart but casual, and, having not eaten in a hotel like the savoy I found it relaxing and my wife loved it!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Food, tea, champagne and service was all excellent and would absolutely return for another special occasion.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant service. Had a lovely time for our 10th anniversary.

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  7. tinaw

    Gloucestershire

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Lovely tea - Would thoroughly recommend - service was a bit slow but we weren’t in a rush and they didn’t have decaf English breakfast tea. Overall though it was great

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  8. AlisonC

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Recommend it to everyone really lovely experience

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience Perfect customer service, Mai was lovely and very attentive, please thank her from us Fabulous visit

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, delicious food, very beautiful foyer

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  11. LucyW

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Beautiful festive atmosphere, the cakes let it down.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic Afternoon Tea at the Savoy. It was a present for my partner's Birthday and she loved every minute of it. The hotel itself was beautifully decorated for the Christmas period to make it that little bit more special. The staff, the service, the food and the experience was fantastic from start to finish. Highly recommended.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a gift for my friend and she loved it. From the minute you arrive you are made to feel special. The staff are attentive and friendly. A wonderful experience, I wish I could afford to go every day.

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  14. JoanneS

    Dorset

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Beautiful venue and lots of attentive staff to look after you. Food delicious. Tea OK but not hot and waitress kept topping up my cup when I was still drinking the last lukewarm tea! Very expensive and I'm not sure it was value for money but nevertheless very enjoyable any way.

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  15. JulianK

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent venue, staff very attentive to our needs . Afternoon tea was superb with

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  16. AllisonR

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely venue for a special afternoon tea. Staff were very professional and friendly. Would recommend for a special treat

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing experience! Everything about the Savoy is truly stunning and very extravagant. You certainly feel very special when dining at the Savoy 💕

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  18. AnitaS

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Unfortunately the service was very poor . The young girl serving brought our hot tea but forgot the cups and saucers until I had to get up and find someone. None of it ran smoothly and the duck was cold the sauce was remembered afterwards etc . The real disappointment was the assortment of cake desserts none of them were nice less the scones and looking around we were not the only people who thought the same . Also dress code was smart casual what a joke there were people in walking kit , sweat shirt and jogging bottoms, . So I guess there isn't a dress code, just turn up how you want to Never again , I will book elsewhere and it's a pity .

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    My husband got sick after eating the food, is now sick on day 3

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  20. BKC1993

    Warwickshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was absolutely wonderful. The food was delicious and we were able to request more, which was great. The tea was lovely too and the staff constantly topped us up and kept the tea warm. Our server was especially wonderful and kind, always explaining what was in our meal and making sure we were comfortable.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional !!!! Had an amazing time everything was perfection 🤍

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  22. SamanthaB

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delightful , such a beautiful atmosphere, the foods & drinks were equally as beautiful Such a treat.. The attention to detail is just next level Absolutely would recommend to anyone

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  23. Hannah

    Liverpool

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was great! Loved that we could order extra sandwiches and anything else on the afternoon tea menu if we liked some more bits. Endless tea too! Was great value for that as we could order more. Staff are so lovely and it’s just so magical at Xmas!

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  24. MarionB

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    You couldn’t fault the location, the snow outside, the beautiful decorations and the talented piano player. However, the service was not up to our expectation and although the sandwiches were nice, the cakes were somewhat dry and uninspiring. The hot drinks were late in coming and the promised refills of tea and coffee didn’t materialise until we chased.

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  25. Emma

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Very exquisite room and ambience and very attentive and kind service. However for the quality of the food and given that afternoon tea is quite culinarily simple I feel it was a bit overpriced.

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  26. NickyS

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Whilst the food & drinks were really great, there were a few things that didn’t meet our expectations, given the price point and the luxurious surroundings of the Savoy. Arrival: we were there a little early (5.05pm for a 5.15pm sitting), so were told that we should wait as they were just finishing seating the 5pm bookings, but then we would be told that we could be seated. We stood around until 5.20pm but weren’t collected so had to queue again to be asked if we could be seated. Cloakroom: we were not made aware by the staff that there was one, so had our jackets on our chairs with us throughout the duration of the afternoon tea. We only saw the cloakroom when using the bathroom, by which point it felt too late to start taking them in. Table setup: there were 4 of us, but we had a sofa for 2 and then 2 armchairs at either end, which meant conversation for all 4 was quite difficult. A much better setup would’ve been a table with 2 on each side. Tea service: the teapots were dripping as they were being poured. The server replaced one of them but one in particular that wasn’t replaced was dripping all over the carpet as it was poured - not what you expect to see in such a prestigious hotel. Overall a very nice experience, but those elements mentioned could've been better to make it even more memorable.

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  27. HelenH

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were made to feel very relaxed. The service was excellent.

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  28. Trebor1

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service exceptional, enjoyed the atmosphere, would come back if I can afford to

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  29. RKPatel

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Service very, very slow. We were allocated our table for only 1 hour and 45 minutes, which would normally be sufficient, but there were not enough staff. Waiting for tea or top ups was a nuisance. The sandwiches were nice and so were the mince pies but we'd eaten all the savouries by the time the first tea arrived, even when we were trying to eat slowly in the hope that the tea would come. We had run out of time to try different teas. The sweets were tasteless but well presented. The price was extortionate and given the slow service, I was amazed they charge what they do. I would go to Fortum and Mason anytime.

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  30. HayleyJ

    Spain

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely stunning from start to finish Beautiful amazing setting the atrium is a delight & the Christmas decorations incredible Amazing service also thank you

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  31. stuartj

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 November 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic way to celebrate our anniversary. Staff were great looked after us all the way through leaving us not wanting for anything. Our server Iona was lovely and did a great job.

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  32. RaymondT

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 November 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    For the cost that the savoy are now charging i would have thought the experience would be bettter then it was because there was 5 of us they used smaller glass for the pink champagne and just managed to fill the glasses using 1 bottle(cost savings) the food was reasonable but the choice of the cakes was poor I think if you are charging £115.00 per head you should provide the service to go with it in addtion some cups of my tea were left to go cold as service charge is 15% they should provide serviice to match the cost

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  33. ElaineR

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 November 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Bit disappointed. Not greeted at the door or in the foyer. I asked for different sandwich fillings. Not very inventive

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  34. sharons

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 November 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the most magical time. Attentive staff, delicious food and a bucket list ticked 🎄

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  35. JimH

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 23 November 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely experience and staff very attentive at filling you cup - never needed to touch the teapot. Everything explained and offer of additional sandwiches if required. Pianist played throughout our visit. Only negative is that's you access through to dinning room and other function rooms so came feel like you are sitting in the middle of walkway. Black tie guests and existing guests with excessive shopping bags all pass you by!!!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 November 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thames Foyer is a very comfortable restaurant to have a special moment with your loved one, cozy, bring joyful, the music was so entertaining, and lastly the waiters was so polite, helpful, and friendly. Two thumbs up!

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  37. agmhkg

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 22 November 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Very nice place for Afternoon tea! Though its quite busy, staff members are very professional and attentive, serving in a timely manner that you won’t feel rush!

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  38. JamesJ

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 November 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent staff in a lovely environment with very good food.

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  39. Malgorzata

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 November 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing. Thank you very much for having us and special thank you for Dermott who was looking after us. Brilliant ❤️

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  40. Tululah

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 November 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    The food was average and the room was very cold. There is a significant deterioration since the last time I went a few years ago. This time it was nice, but it used to be amazing.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available

FAQs

Thames Foyer is rated 4.7 stars by 7152 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 52 times today
Google Map for Thames Foyer

Thames Foyer at the Savoy, The Savoy, London, WCR2 0EZ

Additional information

  • Area
    Covent Garden
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sun 12:30–19:00 Afternoon Tea Mon 12:30–17:00
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    Afternoon Tea, British
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    <br><br />The Savoy offers valet parking including in-and-out privileges. Alternative garages are also available in the surrounding area.<br /><br><br />Parking charges available on request.
  • Public Transit
    Close to Charing Cross station, Embankment station and Covent Garden station.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Nicolas Houchet
  • Entertainment
    A pianist plays during Afternoon Tea service.
  • Additional
    Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access
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