The Savoy, Thames Foyer

4.7
3119 reviews
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£41 and over
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Afternoon Tea
Top tags:
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
The 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 £60.00 per person.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Afternoon Tea, International
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Hours of Operation
Open seven days a week.



Breakfast: 8.00am - 11.00am
Afternoon Tea: 1.00pm - 5.45pm
Light Dinner: 7.00pm - 10.30pm
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Phone number
020 7420 2111
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Parking Details


The Savoy offers valet parking including in-and-out privileges. Alternative garages are also available in the surrounding area.


Parking charges available on request.
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Public Transit
Close to Charing Cross station, Embankment station and Covent Garden station.
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Entertainment
A pianist plays during Afternoon Tea Monday to Saturday 2.30pm to 6.30pm and Sunday between 3pm and 10:30pm You can enjoy the evening cocktails complemented by the sounds of the piano everyday from 6.30pm to 8pm
Additional
Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea
What 3119 People Are Saying
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London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

First travel to Uk

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BR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

We had a table booked for 3pm decided on the champagne tea,we gave our order to a waiter the champagne was served so was the sandwiches ,but after an hour still no tea,we asked twice could we have our tea please ,when finally we got it ,it wasn't hot,such a shame,been to several afternoon teas over the last few years,this was not one of the best

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

My only reservation is that the Chocolate based deserts were too heavy

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

I would never recommend this place.
Poor service.
The ambiance is the only good thing
Afternoon tea was decent but not worth the money spent!
It’s quite embarrassing
I took my parents there and at the end of the afternoon tea they asked for a coffee with the pastries.
They basically denied us that and asked us to get our check and leave because we spent more than 1 hour and 45 minutes!
I would not mind if they have told us from the start about the maximum allowed time, but not as sudden and as rude as this.

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SS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time out..service and food was outstanding..Great ambience as well..would be definitely going back

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N
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve always wanted to go for afternoon tea at the Savoy and it didn’t disappoint! The food was amazing & there is a lot of attention to detail. The staff are extremely attentive & I came away feeling really well looked after. They even played happy birthday to me on the piano as well as bringing out a card and some cake which was a lovely touch

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ML
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our forth visit to Savoy for afternoon tea. Celebrating my 60 th and my mother-in-law's 80th birthdays this time. Cocktails in the American bar superb. Lovely surroundings and very attentive waiters. Then the tea! Excellent as normal and a rendition of happy birthday by the pianist and a cake with a candle and a card just made the afternoon so special for my mother-in-law. Have tried a few London afternoon teas, but Savoy far exceed the others. Service is second to none. Tea is delicious.

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EE
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Charming, thoughtful, attentive staff. Excellent food. Wonderful time.

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SS
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter and I had an amazing experience!! Tradition, amazing food, great service, beautiful ambiance... in one word Perfect! ❤️

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente experiencia de la hora del té en Reino Unido, todo perfecto

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SC
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service from all the staff. Very attentive. Food and drinks were refilled efficiently and delivered to an impeccable standard.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an amazing day!

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M
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent from end to end, not cheap but it it not the sort of location you would expect to be cheap.

Great for a special occasion.

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RD
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I had High Tea at The Savoy to celebrate her birthday. We had a fantastic time and the food was outstanding. The staff were excellent and were so friendly, helpful and welcoming. A great experience and one that we will definitely repeat.

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Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delightful! Gorgeous room, delicious food. Worth every penny for a 5 Star High Tea experience. Excellent service as well.

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CA
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a treat, my best friend and I booked afternoon tea at The Savoy to celebrate our repective 60th birthdays. The service was impeccable. The afternoon tea was absolutely delicious and topped by the arrival of 'birthday cake and candles' whilst being serenaded by 'Happy Birthday' on the piano. A diamond moment - thank so much for making this such a memorable afternoon.

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FE
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Even though I booked two months ago we were at a table added on a passage area, it was in a big draft and we were very cold. The food was very average . The cakes were not up to the announced standard and in fact not very good. Only the deco was worth it. It was overpriced in every way. The Waldorf is a lot cheaper but a lot better too. Very disappointing. You can tell they use it as a money making factory type event.

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MJ
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Afternoon Tea at The Savoy never disappoints!!!
A lovely atmosphere: beautiful room, terrific pianist, great service and unforgettable food....you can’t miss this treat!

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JM
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Afternoon tea as part of silver wedding anniversary.Quality of food and service from all staff was exceptional,as would be expected from this establishment.A little pricey,but offset by the surprise of an anniversary gift.Would recommend as a treat for any special occasion or that special date.

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SR
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice experience. We dressed very nice for this occasion and only problem was there were some tables that had shorts and jeans on. We thought there was a dress code.

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JP
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an incredible experience! Loved every minute! Delicious food and beautiful atmosphere! Will recommend afternoon tea to anyone visiting London!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a lovely experience of tea at The Savoy. Ambience, food, selection of teas and service were all on point. Truly memorable and would recommend a visit

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MF
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a lovely place to have afternoon tea. The service was just incredible, and the food to match.

They celebrated my fiancées birthday perfectly

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L
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just beautiful! Fabulous food endless tea and a magnificent pianist for the perfect atmosphere - the best of the best

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KM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second visit and even better than the first time. Amazing, fabulous, brilliant. Joint 80th birthday celebration for my parents and they could not have made it more special for us.

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M
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall it wad great cuisine and service! One sad thing wad we had less than 2 hrs and were not informed that ib advance.

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PC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic afternoon tea with very attentive service
Will be returning!

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j
London
49 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Afternoon tea - treat for my daughter's 18th birthday.
Lovely environment - very special and bright but relaxing. The pianist was excellent and live music far better than the jazz played afterwards. Welcome was a little slow and servce not as attentive as I would have expectedhere. The sandwiches were delightful and we were able to have more as needed. The cakes / pastries were unusual flavours and all looked beautiful when presented to the table.
Would recommend for a special occasion but they need to ensure the staff are more attentive for each table not just a few.

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Friendly and efficient service. The sandwiches could have been better presented and include some choice. Although I had clearly indicated in my booking it was our Golden Wedding, no notice of this had been taken; and, although at the end of the tea we received 1 cake on a plate with a card, it was somewhat underwhelming.

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JT
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very lovely experience at the afternoon tea at the Savoy for my husbands birthday. Warmly recommend the lovely tea and delicacies combined with luxurious atmosphere.

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Dubai
4 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Afternoon Tea at the Savoy will always be my favorite in London.

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TO
Chicago
152 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A perfect place for afternoon tea.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Afternoon Tea at The Savoy was something my wife and I will remember the rest of our life’s. The staff was amazing and took extra great care of us for our special occasion. The food and ambiance was perfect. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Well worth the price tag.

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KA
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovey afternoon tea, amazing experience, very nice service.

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B
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Great selection for an afternoon tea. Lovely ambience. Would highly recommend for any occassion.

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TG
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing venue, friendly and professional staff. Great way to spend a birthday

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DC
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely afternoon tea at the savoy celebrating a special friends birthday. Food, service and surroundings excellent. Would thoroughly recommend

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JJ
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing afternoon tea.. highly recommend. definitely would come back again!!

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SS
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a delicious afternoon tea - wide selection of tasty sandwiches. The scones were simply delicious and the cakes were good too. The atmosphere was lovely, and the piano music was perfect too.

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Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a beautiful place! The service was first class and more friendly than I expected. We went for the traditional tea and everything was delicious.

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