Thames Foyer

4.8
4347 reviews
£41 and over
Afternoon Tea
Afternoon Tea at Thames Foyer 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 £70.00 per person.

Dress code: smart casual.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 4347 People Are Saying
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MaryOc
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely place and ambiance,lucky we had afternoon tea just before lock down.

Thames Foyer
Responded on 19 December 2020

Dear MaryOc, We cannot thank you enough for your lovely feedback and recommendation; it means a lot to us. We very much hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again to The Savoy, in the future. With best regards, Debra Patterson, Quality Executive

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KiLee
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful, great food and ambience. Staff friendly and live music was a wonderful touch

Thames Foyer
Responded on 31 December 2020

Dear KiLee, Thank you for this great review and five stars. I can't wait to pass on your thoughts to the team to enjoy. We hope to welcome you back to The Savoy again soon and send you every good wish for 2021. With best wishes, Debra Patterson Quality Executive

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Leaf
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff amazing food lovely a wonderful experience. Thank you

Thames Foyer
Responded on 19 December 2020

Dear Leaf, We truly appreciate your amazing feedback, thank you. We are so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your experience and hope you will have another opportunity to come back and see us again soon. With best regards, Debra Patterson, Quality Executive

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NatalieB
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quite simply the best afternoon tea in London - the food was delicious, ambiance perfect and the staff exceptional.

Thames Foyer
Responded on 19 December 2020

Dear NatalieB, This is such a wonderful review, thank you. It will be a pleasure to pass on your kind words to all those who helped to create such a lovely afternoon tea experience. We hope to see you again soon. With best regards, Debra Patterson, Quality Executive

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ChristopherW
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place and great service. We were served by Predrag and he could not have made my wife, child and I more welcome.

Thames Foyer
Responded on 19 December 2020

Dear ChristopherW, The team will be delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your afternoon tea experience. Predrag especially will be thrilled to have been recognised in this way; we are very proud to have Predrag on the team. Thank you and we hope to welcome you back to The Savoy again in the near future. With best regards, Debra Patterson, Quality Executive

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Londonhlr
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply amazing! Tables are a good distance apart and doesn’t take away from the atmosphere. Food and tea was amazing and extremely generous portions. Not stuffy at all, super friendly!

Thames Foyer
Responded on 19 December 2020

Dear Londonhlr, We love your review! Your wonderful comments are greatly appreciated and will be shared with the team to enjoy. We are so happy your returned home with such amazing memories of your time with us. Thank you for sharing in your review and we look forward to warmly welcoming you back again soon. With best regards, Debra Patterson, Quality Executive

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carolineL
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Stunning location and lovely staff. Can’t wait to go back

Thames Foyer
Responded on 19 December 2020

Dear carolineL, You are very kind to take the time to share your feedback in such a lovely way, thank you. We are happy you so enjoyed your afternoon tea experience and we can't wait to welcome you back again to The Savoy. With best regards, Debra Patterson, Quality Executive

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kerriW
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience!! Loved everything.
The piano player was outstanding

Thames Foyer
Responded on 19 December 2020

Dear kerriW, We really appreciate your wonderful feedback and kind compliments, thank you! We will be sure to pass on your lovely thoughts to the pianist. We hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you again to The Savoy in the near future. In the meantime, we send you every good wish for the festive season. With best regards, Debra Patterson, Quality Executive

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EmmaT
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Afternoon tea. Out of all the hotels i have been to for afternoon Tea(including the Ritz and The Dorchester) the Savoy has knocked them off the top spot. Service was outstanding and the atmosphere of the tea room was magical. Socially distanced tables means you don’t feel to close to anyone and allows for a comfortable stay. Well done The Savoy!!

Thames Foyer
Responded on 19 December 2020

Dear EmmaT, Your compliments are praise indeed! WOW! What can we say, but a huge thank you for this amazing feedback. It will be a pleasure to share your thoughts with the team, that helped create a little 'Savoy' magic and some great memories. We are also pleased that you felt safe as this is our priority. Thank you for sharing your experience in this amazing way and we hope to welcome you back to The Savoy again soon. With best regards, Debra Patterson, Quality Executive

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Nathan
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most relaxing and fun filled afternoon I have had in awhile

Service and setting was second to none would thoroughly recommend

Thames Foyer
Responded on 19 December 2020

Dear Nathan, The team will be so happy to read your review and to know they were able to create some fun and great service for you to enjoy. Thank you for your great feedback and we hope to welcome you again to The Savoy, in the near future. With best regards, Debra Patterson, Quality Executive

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for afternoon tea. The service was excellent and the food was yummy.

Thames Foyer
Responded on 19 December 2020

Dear Anonymous, Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We are so happy to hear you returned home with such great memories of your Savoy afternoon tea experience. The chef will be especially delighted! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. With best regards, Debra Patterson, Quality Executive

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LisaC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

I was so looking forward to visiting especially after the year we’ve had. And watching the tv program.
The room & ambience was lovely we were greeted by a lovely lady and we had a nice spot.
Our server was pleasant but we had to wait for our tea it took ages to come. Also I asked for extra jam & cream she never brought it, we had to ask another server. She did however turn up to fill our champagne!
I think it was very overpriced for what what we had. I was quite disappointed.
I’ve been to The Ritz & The Shard both far better experience & value for money.

Thames Foyer
Responded on 16 December 2020

Dear LisaC, I am so grateful that you took the time to share your experience of afternoon tea. We must never be complacent about the services we provide, so it's very important to follow up with the team about what happened to ensure we maintain the highest levels of service at all times. If you feel able to share the details of your booking, this would be most helpful. In the meantime, please accept my sincere apologies. With best regards, Debra Patterson Quality Executive

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TonyM
London
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely afternoon and Helen our server was brilliant really friendly and talkative and answered all our questions sandwiches and cakes tasty- a truly special afternoon

Thames Foyer
Responded on 16 December 2020

Dear TonyM, It is wonderful to receive such amazing feedback for our lovely Helen; she will be over the moon to have been recognised in this way. We are proud to have her on the team. Thank you for your review and recommendation and we hope to welcome you again to The Savoy, in the near future. With best regards, Debra Patterson Quality Executive

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OpenTable Diner
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing, we so enjoyed the food, service. Juan and Gabriel looked after us so well. Definitely return.

Thames Foyer
Responded on 14 December 2020

Dear Anonymous, Your five star review and fantastic feedback is greatly appreciated and it will be my pleasure to pass on your kind compliments of Juan and Gabriel who took such good care of you. Thank you for your review and we look forward to warmly welcoming you again to The Savoy in the near future. With best regards, Debra Patterson, Quality Executive

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ChantelleR
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely staff, love the man who played piano was a very nice atmosphere would recommend friends and family

Thames Foyer
Responded on 16 December 2020

Dear ChantelleR, Our wonderful pianist adds to the magical ambiance, amongst the Christmas decorations. Thank you for mentioning and for your kind comments about the team. We love your review and recommendation and we hope to see you again soon. With best regards, Debra Patterson Quality Executive

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Kezza
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience1

Always loved The Savoy but on this occasion the cakes were very uninspiring and seemed sparce on presentation.

Not up to the usual standard I've enjoyed in the past and for £80 plus £10 for a glass of bubbles I really would have expected much more.

Sorry to leave such a bad review as The Savoy is one of my all time favourite venues but whether it's due to the current situation or a change in management I won't be recommending this year.

Thames Foyer
Responded on 16 December 2020

Dear Kezza, We are so sad and sorry to hear we didn't meet your expectations on this occasion, especially when you have so enjoyed your previous visits. I will be sure to pass on your valuable feedback to the chef, as it is important we listen to our guests and review all the comments no matter what the situation. Thank you and please come back to us in the new year. With best regards, Debra Patterson Quality Executive

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RichardH
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great venue fir afternoon tea
First class
Thank you

Thames Foyer
Responded on 16 December 2020

Dear RichardH, Thank you for the five star review and recommendation for afternoon tea. We are happy you enjoyed your visit and hope to welcome you again to The Savoy in the near future. With best regards, Debra Patterson Quality Executive

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DanielR
Essex
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jolly splendid! :-)

We had a lovely time.

Thank you

Thames Foyer
Responded on 16 December 2020

Dear DanielR, Thank you so much for your kind feedback. We are very happy to hear how much you enjoyed your visit and it will be a pleasure to share your thoughts with them. We send you every good wish for the festive season and hope to welcome you again to The Savoy in the near future. With best regards, Debra Patterson Quality Executive

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SusanW
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing. Expensive but worth it for a treat during these strange times

Thames Foyer
Responded on 16 December 2020

Dear SusanW, We greatly appreciate your wonderful comments and are delighted to have provided a welcome break from these difficult times. Thank you for sharing your experience in this way and we hope to welcome you again to The Savoy, in the near future. With best regards, Debra Patterson Quality Executive

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DavidC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an excellent time with amazing food and beautiful Christmas ambience

Thames Foyer
Responded on 16 December 2020

Dear DavidC, Christmas at The Savoy is a special time for both guests and the team and we love it when we receive comments like these, thank you so much. We send you every good wish for the festive season and hope to welcome you again to The Savoy in the near future. With best regards, Debra Patterson Quality Executive

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Katrina
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, delicious food and lovely atmosphere. The staff were brilliant!

Thames Foyer
Responded on 16 December 2020

Dear Katrina, Thank you for your review. I will be sure to share your lovely thoughts with the team, who helped create a great atmosphere and memory of your time with us. We send you every good wish for the festive season and hope to welcome you again to The Savoy in the near future. With best regards, Debra Patterson Quality Executive

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Biscuitsforeyes
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, very attentive, polite and knowledge staff. The food was plentiful and excellent. The carol singers were a delight.

Thames Foyer
Responded on 16 December 2020

Dear Biscuitsforeyes, What lovely feedback, thank you! The team will be thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed the setting and service, and especially the carol singers. Your compliments are truly welcomed. We send you every good wish for the festive season and hope to see you again, in the near future. With best regards, Debra Patterson Quality Executive

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vipRachAndDan
London
8 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful place to celebrate a special occasion

Thames Foyer
Responded on 14 December 2020

Dear RachAndDan, This is a wonderful recommendation, thank you. We look forward to warmly welcoming you again to The Savoy in the near future. With best regards, Debra Patterson, Quality Executive

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LisaP
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Absolutely Stunning & very festive
A slice of heaven in these awful times

Thames Foyer
Responded on 14 December 2020

Dear LisaP, The Savoy really is looking beautiful at this festive time of year, so we are happy to hear how much you enjoyed your visit. As you say, a little bit of joy at such a difficult time for everyone. Your review has touched our hearts, thank you and we hope you will be back to see us again soon. With best regards, Debra Patterson, Quality Executive

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Kerriew
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my mum as a Christmas treat.
The whole place looked beautiful, the pianist added to the Christmas atmosphere.
The staff were attentive all the way through, and nothing was to much trouble.
The food was delicious, and generous portions.

Thames Foyer
Responded on 14 December 2020

Dear Kerriew, Thank you for choosing The Savoy as a special treat for your mum. The team will be delighted to read your feedback and to know they were able to play a small part in creating some magical festive moments for you to remember. Thank you for positing these wonderful comments and we hope you will have another opportunity to come back and see us again soon. With best regards, Debra Patterson, Quality Executive

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OliviaK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice staff, thought one glass of champagne could have been included in the package but otherwise perfect

Thames Foyer
Responded on 14 December 2020

Dear OliviaK, We appreciate your feedback about the champagne and especially value your five star rating and recommendation. Thank you and we hope to have the pleasure of warmly welcoming you again to The Savoy in the future. With best regards, Debra Patterson, Quality Executive

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ShaunM
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The three of us had a fantastic time at the savoy on the 10th the food was excellent and our server mathew was first class and made us feel special I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this
Many thanks

Thames Foyer
Responded on 14 December 2020

Dear ShaunM, We love your review and Matthew will be thrilled to know he has received this special recognition. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience in this amazing way and we look forward to warmly welcoming you all again to The Savoy in the near future. With best regards, Debra Patterson, Quality Executive

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JaneV
London
9 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous. All the staff from the doorman to the waiting staff were wonderful. Food was amazing and the piano player Jon was singing his songs and entertaining us throughout the evening. A beautiful area to sit and dine. We had the high tea, bubbles and cocktails. Absolutely delicious. Fantastic experience and lovely ambiance and decor. Hats off to the wonderful staff. Thank you so much.

Thames Foyer
Responded on 14 December 2020

Dear JaneV, What an amazing review! It has been such a pleasure to read your review and for Jon and the team to know they created such a memorable evening. Your compliments are praised indeed! Thank you so much and we look forward to warmly welcoming you back again in the near future. With best regards, Debra Patterson, Quality Executive

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WayneB
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lets be honest - you expect high standards at somewhere like the Savoy. However they were even higher. The staff were amazing, nothing too much trouble - Matilda was so lovely, helpful and very skilled at making you feel like a million dollars. Afternoon tea menu was fab and musicians were an extra highlight - created perfect ambience.
Perfect in every way.

Thames Foyer
Responded on 14 December 2020

Dear WayneB, We are thrilled to know we exceeded your expectations! Your wonderful compliments will be shared with all the team and Matilda will be so happy to have been recognised in this way; we are proud to have her on the team. Your review has meant a lot to us, so thank you for taking the time to post about your experience. We hope to see you again soon. With best regards, Debra Patterson, Quality Executive

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Shailendra
London
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

50th Birthday Celebration and it was memorable experience we had fantastic service from start to finish from Ben the tea and patisseries were amazing and we were also served Mince Pie which were outstanding. Best afternoon tea we have ever had and defiantly go back in the future.

Thames Foyer
Responded on 14 December 2020

Dear Shailendra, It is truly special when a guest takes the time to write about their visit, especially in such a positive way, thank you so much. It will be my pleasure to pass on your amazing compliments to Ben who will be delighted to have been recognised in this way. Thank you for choosing The Savoy for the special birthday celebration and we all very much hope to warmly welcome you back again in the not too distant future. With best regards, Debra Patterson, Quality Executive

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RichardD
London
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The Savoy isn't somewhere I go often ! But very nice room, table and atmosphere for afternoon tea. There were some families, but mostly couples. Great service, very nice food but at a premium price. Nevertheless we weren't rushed, the food was nice and it made for a nice occasion.

Thames Foyer
Responded on 11 December 2020

Dear RichardD, This is really positive feedback, thank you! It will be a pleasure to pass on your kind comments to the afternoon tea service team and our chefs. We are happy to hear you were able to relax and take in the atmosphere, especially with the festive decorations all around. We hope it won't be too long before we can welcome you back to The Savoy once again. With best regards, Debra Patterson, Quality Executive

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Fiona
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience, the waiters were very attentive and the atmosphere was so nice, the piano player was great snd added such a lovely feel to the experience. Thank you

Thames Foyer
Responded on 10 December 2020

Dear Fiona, We cannot thank you enough for taking the time to write this wonderful review of your afternoon tea experience. It will be my pleasure to share your kind compliments with all those who helped to make your visit to the Savoy one to remember. Thank you for sharing your experience in this complimentary way, it means a lot to us. With best wishes for the festive season, Debra Patterson, Quality Executive

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DarrenC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited here for an afternoon tea- to help celebrate a special birthday- our experience was absolutely first class in every way from the moment we arrived- would highly recommend- thankyou

Thames Foyer
Responded on 10 December 2020

Dear DarrentC, Afternoon Tea at The Savoy, especially during the festive season, is really special. Thank you for choosing The Savoy for the birthday celebration and it's great to know the team were on hand to turn a moment into a memory. We truly appreciate the recommendation and look forward to warmly welcoming you back again soon. With best wishes for the festive season, Debra Patterson, Quality Executive

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GeriW
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an afternoon tea with the family for our daughters 21st birthday. The service was lovely, we weren’t rushed to the next course, instead could take our time and enjoy the atmosphere. The food was excellent, we had four vegan festive afternoon teas and two festive afternoon teas. The extra effort to make my daughter feel special on her birthday was much appreciated.
Side note, we used the valet parking at the hotel, £32 well spent.

Thames Foyer
Responded on 10 December 2020

Dear GeriW, I can't wait to share your amazing feedback with the chef and his team. We are so happy to know you and your family enjoyed a special 21st birthday occasion with us and returned home with some great memories. Thank you for the high star review and recommendations; we are most grateful and [;ease come back and see us again soon. With best wishes for the festive season, Debra Patterson, Quality Executive

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BrendanC
London
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A truly wonderful experience in a beautiful setting . The welcome and service were excellent .

Thames Foyer
Responded on 10 December 2020

Dear BrendanC, Thank you for the five star review and recommendation. Your kind thoughts are really special and will be shared with our wonderful afternoon tea team. We look forward to warmly welcoming you again to The Savoy in the near future. With best wishes for the festive season, Debra Patterson, Quality Executive

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KatieP
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful way to start off the festive celebrations. It was a magical experience, the food, staff, ambiance and choir were amazing to say the least. Definitely booking a return visit.

Thames Foyer
Responded on 10 December 2020

Dear KatieP, What a joy to read your review! It's great to hear how the team were able to create a little 'Savoy' magic to kick off your festive celebrations. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts in this lovely way and please know it will be my pleasure to share them on. We hope to see you again in the near future. With best wishes for the festive season, Debra Patterson, Quality Executive

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EdwardR
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

You cannot beat the Savoy for ambience and classic London charm. The service is as ever, impeccable.
However the food for the afternoon tea needs a bit of a makeover. Sandwiches were fridge cold, cakes all tasted very similar (with the exception of the scones which were excellent). All in all it feels several years behind what you might find at somewhere like Sketch - for a very similar price.
Cocktails are always top notch.

Thames Foyer
Responded on 10 December 2020

Dear EdwardR, Thank you for your kind compliments of the service and cocktails at The Savoy and for your valuable feedback, regarding the afternoon tea. Your comments have been shared with our Executive Chef for review. We must never get complacent about the services we provide, so feedback like this is great, thank you. We appreciate the recommendation and hope to see you again soon. With best regards, Debra Patterson, Quality Executive

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AvrilG
London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful afternoon tea. Thoroughly recommend a visit. Beautiful place and the staff were excellent and extremely attentive. My daughter and I felt really special. Thank you so much to all at The Savoy.

Thames Foyer
Responded on 10 December 2020

Dear AvrilG, Your feedback is amazing! Thank you so much for sharing such fantastic compliments of the service during afternoon tea. It was our pleasure to have you and your daughter with us and very much hope you will have another opportunity to come back and visit us again soon. With best wishes for the festive season, Debra Patterson, Quality Executive

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Sunflower11
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I went for afternoon tea for my birthday - it was lovely, the staff were amazing, food was great and it’s such a beautiful place

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Responded on 10 December 2020

Dear Sunflower11, We are delighted you chose The Savoy afternoon tea experience to celebrate your birthday and greatly appreciate your wonderful compliments, that will be shared with the team to enjoy. We hope you will have another opportunity to return to The Savoy again soon. With best wishes, Debra Patterson, Quality Executive

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SimonD
Worcestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful experience in lovely setting, it was expensive and sandwiches could have been better but overall it was a great special treat for a special birthday.

Thames Foyer
Responded on 7 December 2020

Dear SimonD, Thank you for choosing The Savoy to celebrate a special birthday and for leaving a review. Your kind comments are greatly appreciated and hope you will return again one day. We will also keep an eye on the sandwich feedback to make sure we are serving food of the highest quality and something for everyone to enjoy. Thank you again for sharing your experience. With best regards, Debra Patterson, Quality Executive

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Thames Foyer is rated 4.8 stars by 4347 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.