Afternoon Tea at The Savoy

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Afternoon Tea
Afternoon Tea at The Savoy 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 £75.00 per person.
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4.5
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4.7
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4.8
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4.2
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OT
1 review
Dined 7 hours ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

If you want to spoil yourself or with another, you cannot find anywhere more glorious. Exquisite food and service. Wonderfully wicked and indulgent.

PC
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic way to celebrate my birthday. Excellent and caring service. Fabulous food. Great surroundings. 5star service

OT
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very polite very welcoming and made us feel great Service was fantastic couldn’t fault any of it not rushed a nice little gift to go home with

T
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing but expensive,but then you get what you pay for!!!!

CM
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

Have been to other elite hotels and this was by far the least value for money! We wanted to finish our celebration weekend off at the Savoy to see what we had hoped would be fantastic Christmas decorations, but we were very disappointed! During our afternoon tea we felt a little rushed and normally they keep coming around topping the sandwiches up but they just bought us 4 extra fingers out on a side plate. Wasn’t fussed on the sandwich flavors either. The cakes and scones were lovely but hardly any jam was given to share out to cover 4 scones. The bill was in excess of 200 pounds for just a few sandwiches and cakes, the night before it didn’t cost us much more than that for a 3 course dinner with wine at the Ritz, which was by far a more amazing experience.

TA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Had the most wonderful afternoon cannot fault a thing,the staff were so nice and very attentive even made sure the tea was replenished as soon as the cup was empty.The atmosphere also was first class plenty of room between tables not packed in unlike some other well known establishments.Will definitely go back one day .

RS
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall2Food3Service4Ambience3

My friend was charged for two glasses of brut which we didn't have. The manager Athina apologised and assured us that the amount would be reimbursed along with the service charge. She gave us her card and asked that we email her on Monday so that she would confirm the transaction had been addressed. However, I am so disappointed that no matter how many times I have tried to reach her I have been unsuccessful. The email address was not recognised; the telephone number on the business card was not in use and when I rang the Savoy direct Athina was not available and I was asked to call back the next day.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Some bread was dry, not enough cream and jam for the scones but everything else was lovely. Sadly have had better afternoon tea for less money.

OW
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was perfect, the food was delicious, the staff were welcoming, friendly and lovely. The experience felt like a once in a lifetime event. Such a beautiful place and the ambience is idyllic.

MA
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service as I mucked up the date however the staff did not make a fuss and got it all organised and we had such a great time and experience

SC
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A magical time at the Savoy. Luxurious food and service that I recommend

P
Hertfordshire
7 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful place for that special occasion. Exquisite patisserie and impeccable servuce

VH
Dubai
2 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was truly wonderful! The staff were fantastic and the food was delicious... A fabulous experience, a delight!

RS
Hamburg Area
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience, with nice decor and delicious food. Relaxed feeling friendly service.

Q
Denver
28 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely and elegant - a very memorable experience! Service was exemplary and setting refined yet comfortable. Pianist extremely talented and versatile. Tea, bubbly and savories spot on. A must do in London.

JL
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Waiters charming and attentive but not intrusive. Piano playing excellent and the space was very pleasing. Would recommend this to everyone.

R
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wow!!! The atmosphere, including a piano concert, the delicate sandwiches and delicious desserts made for an enjoyable afternoon. They refreshed our tea as needed. We ordered the Traditional Afternoon tea which includes delicious tea sandwiches and then scones and desserts. Yes, of course we had clotted cream with our scones. This does not come cheaply. 299 pounds! But well worth it for a once in a lifetime experience.

JR
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A lovely treat for myself and Mum. Great service and experience :)

OT
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect. As you would expect great service, great food (fills you up more than you would think), nice champagne and tea. Happy to add a couple of things to what you take home. Waitress happy to show us around after tea. Expensive, but the quality makes it good value

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great Experience!

N
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

This is the ONLY place to have afternoon tea. We had a fantastic time. You have unlimited tea and sandwiches until you cant move.

AB
London
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We came for afternoon tea to celebrate my daughters 21st birthday, and the four of us (husband and 23 year old son as well) thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. It was beautifully decorated and the staff were friendly, attentive and helpful but not intrusive. The pianist playing Christmas music and choir singing really made the ambiance delightful. The range of teas to choose from was mind boggling but we all managed to choose delicious tea which was continually topped up. And as for the food.... WOW. Every mouth was an explosion of flavours that I don't think I could describe well enough. My daughter was chuffed at receiving a chorus of happy birthday and special cake and card too. Thank you for making her day very special. We all had a wonderful time.

L
London
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I booked afternoon tea as a treat on a recent weekend visit to London, and we certainly weren't disappointed. As we were near Christmas, we had the Festive tea, which included a fabulous choir singing carols, and a wonderful pianist too. The food was absolutely delicious and plentiful, and the service was attentive without being annoying. We will definitely return on our next visit to London.

ER
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Fantastic straff, atmosphere and scones. Go, go, go!

J
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our Afternoon tea. Sandwiches were plentiful and tasty. Couple of savoury pastries. Delicious scones. Plenty of sweet cakes. Not rushed at all. It was expensive but was worth it. Lovely experience.

JJ
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed the Afternoon Tea at the Savoy, the ambience, spacing of the tables and the entertainment (Piano and Choir) was first class. The Service was good, we had two waiters the first one started out very well, however we were left a number of times, with empty cups and had to pour the Tea ourselves, which of course is fine, but how the Silver teapot/hot water jug were positioned at the far end of the table, suggested it was supposed to be performed by the Waiter. For the second half we had a waitress look after us, who instead, proceeded to continuously fill our cups with tea up, which was great, but excessive. I would recommend that the Service is fine-tuned.

L
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We visited the Savoy for a friends birthday and had an amazing warm welcome with lovely food. We were also entertained by lovely carol singers and piano player

RT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Very nice expirience, but a litle expensive. Extremly good service

Afternoon Tea at The Savoy
Responded on 25 November 2019

Dear RandiT, thank you very much for your kind feedback, We hope to see you again soon. With kind regards

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JM
London
10 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience3

Afternoon tea for two. Mistake and problem with food order on more than one occasion. This was handled expertly and promptly after discussing with the manager. As afternoon tea goes, it was slightly disappointing. There are much better places to have afternoon tea in London in terms of food quality, choice and value for money in a similar high end setting.

RO
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

we enjoyed afternoon tea with champagne accompanied by the musicians in the centre of the room who created a wonderful atmosphere with excellent service and food . My wife was delighted by the birthday cake delivered as the musicians played Happy Birthday so a Big Thank You to the lovely staff at The Savoy

OT
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The services as always was excellent and the food very good. The piano player in particular added much to the overall experience. Will definitely keep going.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience5

Afternoon tea was ok, but when you compare the price next to other well known afternoon tea venues (F&M, The Ritz, The Dorchester) you can get similar levels of service and the same quality of afternoon tea for less.

If the cost was not so high I would return.

IO
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE WITH EXCELLENT SERVICE AND LOVELY MUSIC

SH
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb experience all round. Delightful staff, relaxed, unhurried ambience, delicious food. Absolutely gorgeous

AB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good as always!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Attentive staff. Nothing too much trouble . Wonderful ambience with live pianist . Beautiful and tasty afternoon tea. A real treat

SC
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It Was a great experience, everyone was polite and helpful. However it was a little pricey, but didn’t go hungry home😊

JH
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Wonderful surroundings & beautifully decorated for Christmas.
Food was ok but nothing exceptional. Service was good
For three of us with a glass of champagne each & service the bill came to just over £320, not worth anywhere near that price.

MA
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb! Would highly recommend! Beautiful food, ambience and service.

SJ
London
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Very disappointed overall.
For £225 it really wasn’t value for money.
We were taken to what could only be described as a well worn setter with a scruffy laid up coffee table for 3.
I requested a table and proper chairs straight away to which I was made to feel bad for doing so.
Once we were seated it felt like we were just forgotten about.
We had to try and get attention for every next step of our afternoon tea.
I wouldn’t recommend this experience to anyone sorry.