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No other 5 star London hotel can rival the Savoy’s superlative location. On the banks of the River Thames, it is equidistant from the City of London, the world’s financial capital, as well as the luxury thoroughfares of Knightsbridge and Mayfair. Its prime position dominates an area of central London famed as a heritage sight and has recently undergone a major £100 million restoration programme and re opened again in October 2010 to the delight of both long standing and new guests.
Afternoon Tea is served in the beautifully decorated and legendary Thames Foyer situated in the heart of the hotel. Often described as “the vibrant heart of the hotel”, the Thames Foyer was built into the centre of the original 1889 hotel building when The Savoy was extended in 1904. In this elegant room, diners first rose to dance to the music played while they ate, thus inventing the dinner-dance. Amanent dance floor was later installed and the world-renowned Savoy bands made their debuts here as Tango teas and “thes dansant” became all the rage.
The tradition of live music continues as the hotel’s resident pianist plays within the magnificent new winter garden gazebo during Afternoon Tea.The great glass cupola above you has restored the natural light which floodedinto the Thames Foyer in earlier times and its restoration, completed in 2010, was inspired by an original design found in the hotel’s archive.
Afternoon Tea at The Savoy is an enduring custom where guests can choose from an eclectic range of teas from around the world served with finger sandwiches, homemade scones with clotted cream & jam and a mouthwatering selection of cakes and pastries created by Martin Chiffers, the hotel’s Executive Pastry Chef.
Served daily from 1.30pm - 5.45pm
Enjoy a selection of tasty and elegantly presented finger sandwiches which may include:
Light and fluffy home made plain and raisin scones are then served accompanied with delicious Devonshire clotted cream, and home made lemon curd and strawberry preserve.
A wonderful variety of delicious French pastries, created by the hotel’s Pastry Chef, will follow and include, for example, such delights as; The “Melba” tartlet, Savoy chocolate and pistachio “Opera”, Strawberry financier with mint cream and Raspberry and wasabi macaroons.
The Savoy also offer their guests "The Thames Foyer Signature Cakes" - Rich English Fruit Cake, Lemon drizzles and mint cake and Valrhona dark chocolate and orange cake.
The Savoy Tea Selection is carefully selected, fine quality and offers guests a menu of fully described and well chosen varieties of teas from around the world with which to accompany afternoon tea and these include; The Savoy English Breakfast Blend, The Savoy Afternoon Blend, Earl Grey, Vanilla Black Tea, Assam Gold, Ceylon, Organic Darjeeling 2nd Flush Supreme, Organic Bohea Lapsang(a subtle Lapsang), plus rare teas including Darjeeling Tresor, White Darjeeling, Imperial Mountain Silver Needle and White Silver Needle, Oolong Oriental BeautyTea and Green Teas.
As above but with the addition of a glass of deliciously chilled champagne which superbly complements Afternoon Tea.
Opening Days & Hours:
Afternoon Tea is served everyday from 1.30pm – 5.45pm
RESERVATIONS ESSENTIAL - Tel: 020 7420 2111 or by email: email@example.com
The Savoy Breakfast Blend
A comforting and full breakfast classic, with rich malty sweetness and a vivid infusion of ruby colour. Statuesque and broad, with plenty of grip and structure and rich finishing flavours of malt.
The Savoy Afternoon Blend
A unique blend of Ceylon and Darjeeling tea. Light, crisp and refreshing, with graceful citrus lift. Fresh, faintly minty aftertaste and a soft but ample mouth feel.
Big, broad and thick-textured. Pungent and restorative, with a slowly subsiding finish which hints at raisin and malt.
A rich, soft and full tea, with a gentle yet textured profile. The taste long and satisfying with an almost creamy wealth to it.
Organic Bohea Lapsang
Calm, serene and reassuringly smoky with a smell of warm sauna pine. Subtle and haunting, gently smoky, warm yet refreshing, too, with a supple, creamy, liquorice-root finish.
Refreshing and sweet, with lifted citrus charm freshening the structured tenacity of the Ceylon leaf. A perfectly focussed classic.
Vanilla Black Tea
Dark vanilla notes of roundness and charm, supported by a discreet, soft but full-textured black tea base. The combination is creamy and sumptuous.
Surprisingly sweet and soft, with lingering, lifted aromas of Asian fruits and perfumer’s flowers. Baroque, decadent, and irresistible.
Juicy, rich, rounded and warming flavours, combining the soft, gratifying palate fullness of black tea with subtle sweet spice. Complete and balanced.
Light, delicate, fruity & fresh flavours underpinned by cucumber & melon yet surprisingly full textured with a stunningly velvety finish.
White Peony & Rose
A teasing blend of vivid, white tea buds and leaf with perfectly proportioned whole rose buds. An exquisite, super-subtle infusion combining the soft purity of white tea with drifting haunting rose.
Huo Mountain Yellow Buds
Graceful, sappy with a hazel sweetness and a distinctive cool finish that leaves the mouth very refreshed.
Organic & Fair Trade Dragon Well
Dragon Well has lively and garden-fresh flavours underscored by silky hazel-nut and liquorice-root complexity.
Gen Mai Cha
Rich, complex, multi-layered with vivid grassy freshness of green tea filled out by toasty grain fullness.
A luxurious blend of organic gunpowder green tea with whole peppermint leaves and the effect of refreshing mint.
Fair Trade Jasmine Pearls
Velvety, full and enticing green tea leaf lifted by fresh & heady jasmine aroma. The taste is sumptuous, round and jasmine infused.
Famed for being one of the Queen’s favourite teas, this supreme Formosa Oolong is honeyed and sweet, offering a complex aroma with a delicate, sherbet sweetness.
Iron Buddha Oolong
An intensely floral oolong tea, hand rolled and fired to create a characteristic
Iron Buddha or ‘Iron Goddess of Mercy’ Oolong flavour.
A definitive Japanese Sencha with a perfect balance of sweetness, astringency and velvety texture.
Imperial Mountain Silver Needle
One of China’s most famous teas and reportedly a favourite of Chairman Mao. Production is extremely limited and it has ripe flavours of mellow autumn fruit & a long, waxy, smoky finish
A beautiful display of hand tied green tea wrapped around a stunning red amaranth flower. A mesmerising sight with a soft pink infusion and cleansing wild flower taste.
Sweet and soothing flowering green tea hand tied around an explosive flame coloured Osmanthus flower. The taste offers warm, green-tea sappiness lent complexity by peachy, toasty notes.
The Beaufort Bar, with its dark luxury, gold leaf and champagne has inspired an indulgent new Afternoon Tea. ONLY available on Sundays, The Art Decadent Afternoon Tea has all the ingredients for a lazy afternoon; chilled champagne; "Tipsy Tea" cocktails; delicate tea sandwiches; warm scones with cream and jam and a tempting array of gorgeously wicked tea pastries. And, of course, a pot of tea chosen from The Savoy's amazing tea list is an absolute MUST to accompany this "decadent" tea!
Served from 2.30pm - 6.30pm on Sundays only.
RESERVATIONS ESSENTIAL - Tel: 020 7420 2111 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
DRESS CODE: Smart Casual - no sportswear
Showcasing The Savoy’s traditional Afternoon Tea experience “Savoy Tea” is located in the reception level overlooking The Thames Foyer. “Savoy Tea” is a charming, bijou tea shop where guests can choose to buy from a wide variety of stylishly presented teas, handmade jams, biscuits as well as china and tea accessories. Visitors will also have the opportunity to see the hotel’s pastry chefs and chocolatiers at work. This delightful shop is well worth a visit.