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The Savoy Afternoon Tea - Thames Foyer, London,

Thames Foyer

4.7
4.7
7531 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 67 times today

Additional information

  • 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 7,531 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
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • London

    Afternoon Tea

7,534 Reviews
  1. Didi

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic afternoon tea, lovely atmosphere. Antonio our server couldn't do enough. Will defo be returning xx

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  2. Elena

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The seatings are only for an hour snd 45 minutes which is disappointing, we were hurried out of our table. The sandwiches were excellent but the sweet pastries were inconsistent.

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  3. LindaF

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    The food was good and the service pleasant. Unfortunately, the total lack of ambience and a strong smell of fried food at the venue made us immediately regret our choice for afternoon tea before a ballet performance at the Royal Opera House.

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  4. EstherA

    Miami - Dade

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a beautiful experience - the service was exceptional, the food was delicious, the ambiance was perfection!

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  5. HWJohn

    Chicago

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding location for afternoon tea, service was outstanding, thank you Anna.

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  6. ClaireD

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous vegan high tea, and served non alcoholic champagne to the non drinkers in our party. Nothing was too much trouble, offering us to choose a different tea for when our scones and cakes came.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful food but felt rushed. The waitress told us twice,very politely that we needed to hurry up!

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  8. DebbieD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful afternoon tea at The Savoy. All staff very welcoming and friendly. Anastasia was amazing and so attentive, looked after us so well. Food was wonderful and such a lovely atmosphere. Visited the American Bar for cocktails we were looked after very well by Issac. Drinks were great.

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  9. HollyC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Afternoon Tea at The Savoy never disappoints. This was my fifth of many visitors to The Savoy. The staff are so attentive and Carina was a delight during our visit on Sunday. We didn’t need to ask for anything, she was very efficient, friendly, polite and professional.

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  10. Sumaira

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a fantastic high tea. Impeccable service, wonderful atmosphere and delicious food. This has to be the best in London (and I’ve tried many!)

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  11. Poppyluvsdinner

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Not our first visit but definitely not our last. Food, service and ambience are all unbeatable. Highly recommend adding a glass of bubbly - just adds that final touch. Birthdays are marked with a little cake and a lovely message card. Classy and charming. Just lat them know when you book. Looking forward to next time already!!

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  12. MandyA

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Danny our waiter was amazing so helpful , great knowledge and great manner . Wonderful afternoon tea

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  13. Girls

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great, beautiful setting-only complaint is our tea was a bit slow to come out and it wasnt super hot but food and staff etc lovely

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was amazing! They showed us around, they made a special cocktail for me that they no longer sell.

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  15. carracherL

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very expensive but loved every minute creating memories

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  16. AlexanderO

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely experience to treat someone with for a birthday or another special occasion. You get a good selection of sandwiches with an option to receive seconds, the cakes and scones are very good indeed, and there is a very wide range of teas to choose from. Lovely ambience in the foyer, with the piano playing under the glass cupola. It really is a very special place for afternoon tea. Definitely something to do once (especially if you're visiting London).

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  17. SamP

    Manchester

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent afternoon tea and service. A truly special treat for our anniversary. The food was delicious, waitress attentive and atmosphere was beautifully calm and relaxing. Highly recommend

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was excellent from arrival to seating to Katerina pouring us endless cups of tea. Our favourite was the sandwiches and we opted for a few extra. The Champagne was chilled and delicious - the little cake treats were dainty. My only criticism was I don’t think the scones were amazing . They were very small and a little heavy and not light and fluffy as I like them - the jam and cream was delicious and did eat them never the less -we hope to come back for a special occasion

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  19. AdrianC

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Disappointed by the lack of acceptable dress code allowed by your establishment which spoilt the experience, Training shoes, sweat tops and loud jumpers is not smart casual, Food was very good and service to match. Having gone to the Lanesborough and Ritz previously I have to say that their dress code was much more appropriate.

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  20. Horby

    Cheshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We took our time to enjoy the artistry and craftsmanship of the food and the drink and Antonia was very accommodating and understood our requirements.

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  21. RosemaryM

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Liked the touch with the birthdays and what they did for my husband retirement

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  22. JonasC

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Me and my wife had a great time here! It was a wonderful to experience an afternoon tea at the Savoy. We will definitely come back!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a surprise for my friends birthday and it did not disappoint. The service, the ambience, the quality of the food but mostly the lovely staff was superb! Would highly recommend this experience to anyone who appreciates quality and excellence.

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  24. Jerry1001

    Cornwall

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exemplary service ,food and ambience, cake selection wonderful ! So much tea ,refreshed and served with elegant perfection. Thank you for celebrating my 70th birthday in a memorable fashion. 11 out 10 !!!

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  25. KateH

    London

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The service was sweet - but this afternoon tea was beige, bland and boring. Barely ate mine

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  26. PaulineL

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An oasis a great place for a celebration afternoon tea. Excellent service always replenishing supply of tea. You could ask for more sandwiches or cakes if desired. A calm and unhurried service you didn't feel rushed. A special mention to server IONE who was so brilliant. Would recommend you feel special.

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  27. YvonneW

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came for afternoon tea and it was excellent! Definitely be back 😊

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  28. KeeleyE

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was great but felt was rushed and been to many afternoon teas and felt this was expensive for what we had

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  29. BiAnLa

    Österreich

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice place for an afternoon tea - had a great time

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  30. AB55

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Our waitress was very pleasant and attentive. She explained what was what with the food. There was a large selection of teas but we were simply asked to choose from the menu. It would have been nice to have had some explanation and guidance. The food was OK and the lemon curd stood out as a favourite. We were satisfied but felt that the experience lacked the wow factor.

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  31. JohnM

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall a very enjoyable experience. The food and service were great - the 15% service charge not so much. Would I go again - possibly, for something very special.

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  32. sharonB

    Liverpool

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best afternoon tea ever. The ambience and the decor is amazing. The staff were outstanding in their service and care for their customers. The whole experience was AMAZING

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  33. Riki

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Felt like we were No1 guests. Nothing too much trouble. A wonderful experience.

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  34. JessicaT

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for my mums birthday, it was really nice, service was great and food was amazing :)

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Bedfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The whole experience was amazing! All of the staff but especially our server Eliza were very welcoming & helpful. The attention to detail was evident throughout from the decor to the food quality & presentation. The food was lovely, all presented beautifully. We did not feel rushed or pressured into buying anything else. There was a wide range of sandwiches & cakes to choose from and the scones were still warm from the oven! They knew it was a birthday treat & we were presented with cakes, candles & a notecard, a truly lovely touch.

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  36. PaulineT

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From arrival to departure the service was exceptional. Food quality superb and enough sandwiches, were even offered more but were saving ourselves for the cakes and scones. Tea was topped up and poured each time by our waitress. Excellent experience.

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  37. AmandaM

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience for my husband’s birthday! I would highly recommend.

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  38. GlendaF

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I brought My granddaughter for afternoon tea for her 40th birthday. It was a lovely experience for the two of us. The waiter was very j tentive to is. The food was so very nice. We felt the music was so relaxing. If I could have one thing to say I think the 15% service charge was a little steep. A service Charge 12%would have been more resonable.

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  39. kkkk

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hospitality was excellent. Food/Drink was really good as well.

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  40. RajB

    Berkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Afternoon tea was booked for a surprise birthday. The check-in was quick with the clear instructions given as to wait time and location of cloakroom. At the booked time we were taken to our table and the server introduced herself. The overall service was excellent and the server explained the contents of the various sandwiches and pastries. The piano playing in the background was just right and liked the surprise touch of happy birthday being played. Overall an unforgettable afternoon.

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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 7531 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 67 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
    Afternoon Tea Daily 12:30–19:00
  • 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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