Savoy Grill at The Savoy 22

The Savoy, Strand , London, WC2R 0EU

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SquareMeal Review of Savoy Grill at The Savoy

The legendary Savoy Grill has hosted a long list of famous diners since it opened in 1889, including Oscar Wilde, Charlie Chaplin and Frank Sinatra. You'll feel like an A-lister too, seated in the plush dining room beneath glittering chandeliers: "I love the experience whenever I go here," declares one devotee. Now a Gordon Ramsay restaurant, the menu pays its dues to the Savoy's culinary heritage, featuring omelette Arnold Bennett and peach Melba (both created here), as well as French staples that would be familiar to the hotel's first chef, Escoffier. But the main event is the "wonderful meat": generous grills and chops, with classic sauces such as marrowbone and shallot, feature alongside braises, roasts and pies, plus daily treats from the trolley – Wednesday is our favourite day for lunch, when beef Wellington is the star of the show. A traditional wine list lends support, while polished staff include "a helpful and knowledgeable sommelier". In short, the Savoy Grill delivers.


Special offers

Taste of Savoy Grill: £98

From: 12 July 2017

To: 02 January 2018

Max: 6

Maximum of 6 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

3 course Sunday Roast lunch with half bottle of wine: £65

From: 02 May 2017

To: 02 January 2018

Max: 6

Maximum of 6 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

3 course festive set lunch £38

From: 01 November 2017

To: 02 January 2018

Max: 8

Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Festive Pre/ Post Theatre: 2 courses and a glass of sparkling rosé £31

From: 01 November 2017

To: 02 January 2018

Max: 8

Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

3 course seasonal set lunch with a glass of sparkling rosé £35

From: 02 May 2017

To: 01 November 2017

Max: 8

Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Pre/ Post Theatre: 2 courses and a glass of sparkling rosé £31

From: 02 May 2017

To: 01 November 2017

Max: 8

Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

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7.3

Food & Drink: 7.1

Service: 8.0

Atmosphere: 8.4

Value: 5.9

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 5.0

Ron K. 02 October 2016

Four of us had dinner at Gorden Ramsey's Savoy Grill restaurant at the Savoy! Great atmosphere, food and service, just as you would expect from The Savoy!

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 3.0

Sarah G. gold reviewer 06 July 2016

The Savoy Grill lives up to what you would expect. Very fine dining in a plush location with fantastic food and amazing service. Very expensive though so only for special occasions!

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

Nuzy S. bronze reviewer 24 June 2015

The Savoy has special significance for me as my now husband and I had our first date at the American Bar almost two decades ago. Romance flourished over martinis and the rest as they say is history. When we were looking for somewhere special to take my mother in law for her birthday, we decided to book the Savoy Grill for Sunday lunch. London has so many luxury hotels but I have always loved the glamour and character of The Savoy. The extensive restoration freshened up the grande dame whilst retaining the opulence of the Art Deco and Edwardian era. We started off with some celebratory bubbles in the Thames Foyer. My son was tempted to tickle the ivories of the grand piano but was suitably distracted by the portraits of famous guests that have inspired the hotel’s signature suites. Natural light streamed through the beautiful glass domed ceiling but the warmth of the winter garden was sadly not reflected in the service. This happily changed when we entered the Savoy Grill. We were warmly welcomed and the staff paid special attention to our son. The room itself is splendid – the lacquered wood panels complement the extravagant chandeliers and mirrors and you half expect to see Winston Churchill lighting up a cigar or Frank Sinatra holding court in one of the booths. The menu as you would expect is brimming with classic dishes. We started with garlicky frogs’ legs that had a crunch, an intensely flavoured lobster and crab bisque and succulent oysters. We continued the traditional journey by ordering the rich steak and ale pudding and the rib of beef with all the trimmings. Both were well executed but left us no room for dessert! My son enjoyed his halibut and devoured his dish of freshly made doughnuts with such indecent haste that I didn’t even get a nibble! The attentive and charming restaurant manager Santosh Uchil looked after us royally and overall service was excellent. My son (to his father’s delight) was offered a tour of the kitchens – a nice touch that they both enjoyed. We walked onto the Strand with our boxes of petit fours, sated and ready for an afternoon nap. I would recommend Savoy Grill for a meal with friends or family. It is perfect for a special occasion without being overly formal or fussy whilst still retaining a special something. Coupled with the allure of the Savoy and the great choice of bars and lounges, there is something for everyone. Savoy Hotel Strand LONDON WC2R 0EU 0207 592 1600 restaurant reservations savoygrill@gordonramsay.com @NuzySayani Nuzy Sayani is Catwalkschoolgates’ restaurant reviewer. Nuzy lives in Marylebone with her husband and seven year old son. She is a technology lawyer and loves the theatre, cinema, is an avid reader and likes nothing more than trying out restaurants. Nuzy will be sharing her dining experiences with us and would love to hear from you with your recommendations.

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 4.0

Jude D. 27 November 2014

My husband and I and our friends went for lunch on my 60th birthday to The Savoy Grill. I can honestly say that it made my birthday complete! We were treated with the utmost respect and our waiters LUKASZ and LUCA were most courteous, polite and attentive. We received the most professional service indeed! Our wine glasses were never left empty, the food, which was to die for, was served graciously and we were made to feel as if nothing was to much trouble. The waiters asked if we were celebrating and were told that it was my birthday. A decorated plate with a petit four that had a lit candle in it promptly appeared and Happy Birthday was discreetly sung by our waiter. The champagne, wine, and desert wine were perfect and our whole experience was amazing! Thank you, you made a Birthday Girl very happy!!

Food & Drink: 3.0

Service: 3.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 3.0

John W. bronze reviewer 09 October 2013

All professionally handled but menu is rather limited with too many steaks, pies & puddings. Oysters not available which is unforgivable in October. Service is efficient but lacks any warmth or friendliness.

Food & Drink: 1.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 3.0

Value: 0.0

Christopher T. 08 October 2013

I looked forward to having dinner at the Savoy (booked in July for an October trip to London), only to find it severely disappointing. The only part of the experience that was satisfactory was the service. Top notch service. However, that is exactly where the excellence began and ended. My dinner date is a vegetarian and had the endive salad, followed by the polenta and basil ravioli with beurre noisette, lemon and capers. When she reviewed the online menu in July and the day of our dinner, she has settled on the Puy lentil stew with baby vegetables and garlic butter. However, when we received our physical dinner menus, it was not listed. After inquiring, the waiter said they had not offered that particular dish for some time. Really? Then why has it been on the menu for months? Overall, her meal was unimpressive. Honestly, I could have prepared the same at home with more flavor and far less oil. The meal ended up making her quite ill an hour after leaving the restaurant. As for my meal, I ordered the Wellington of Herdwick lamb with sauteed spinach, baby carrots, and lamb jus. The lamb was a good colour, heavy pink, but was tough and flavorless. The vegetables were quite good, however. I ordered the lamb since steak I can prepare at home, and lamb I rarely tackle. Needless to say, I was extremely disappointed. Based on the meal, we decided not to order dessert. This was my first Gordon Ramsay owned restaurant experience, and I seriously doubt I will chance another.

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 2.0

Nick B. 07 October 2013

We booked for Sunday lunch for my girlfriends birthday. Attentive service, lovely food, very nice wine by the glass and a really buzzing atmosphere. Only downside was I didn't think it was the best value. I thought a cover charge AND 12.5% service in particular was a bit much. Perhaps targeting the tourists… Overall very happy with the experience but not sure I would make it a regular dining event.

Food & Drink: 0.0

Service: 0.0

Atmosphere: 0.0

Value: 0.0

Neil E. 11 September 2013

I visited the Savoy in London many years ago and since then at destinations globally. My fiancé and I made a reservation at the Savoy Grill in London for 9.00pm on the 1st of September, under her name. My future parents-in-law flew over from Rome for their first trip to London and this was to be their first meal dining out since landing in the UK. As you can appreciate, meeting my fiancés parents for the first time is an exceptionally important event. Hence why I trusted the Savoy to deliver an excellent service, as has been present previously. Once arriving we were seated promptly, however, we were then informed that their was a problem with the oven/grill, rendering all items from the grill section redundant. For a place called the Savoy grill I consider this completely unacceptable, however the situation deteriorated further from there. They knew about the issue 2 hours before our arrival, and we were not informed, which I consider extremely rude considering they had all our contact details. We then ordered the lobster as an alternative and were again informed that they had run out of that as well. To compensate, the staff moved us to Simpsons (another restaurant in the Savoy) where we were told that there would be steak available. We were seated below the air conditioner (the table first on the left when entering) and asked for it to be turned down 3 times with no measurable change. So much so that I had to go to the cloak room and retrieve a jumper and jacket for my future parents-in-law so they were not too cold. I too went and got a jumper. We looked at the menu briefly and myself, her father and mother all ordered the rump steak. Two minutes later the waitress returned to inform us they were out of that here as well. I can’t remember a time that I’ve received such bad customer service. I could probably have made a better first impression taking them to Nandos.

Food & Drink: 2.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 3.0

wendy p. silver reviewer 22 May 2013

We are huge fans of the Savoy and we took our elderly aunts there for the pre-theatre menu (they like to eat early). The Pre-theatre menu was three courses for £26, which is obviously very good value compared to the à la carte that we normally have, but I am afraid to say that it was disappointing. There was a choice of three starters (soup, terrine or a salad), three main courses (veggie pasta, Pithivier – steak pie, mussels), three desserts (eton mess, fruit salad or crème brulee). The starters were fine, nothing special but fine, and the vithipier was apparently also ‘fine’. I am afraid that my mussels were poor. The ones on top were cold, lots of them were rubbery and quite a few shells had not opened which I won’t eat. Now of course ordering mussels will always be a bit of a risk but nevertheless I did not expect to have a problem at the Savoy. Under normal circumstances I would not have hesitated to return the mussels to the kitchen but I knew that this would embarrass our guests. The desserts were very nice and the service was excellent. All in all, we had a nice evening (finished off with a drink in the Beaufort bar which was empty – one of the advantages of eating early!) but the food was definitely on the disappointing side.

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 3.0

John W. bronze reviewer 24 April 2013

First visit since refurb and really enjoyed the experience. The traditional atmosphere remains, the scallops and steak pudding were excellent and the excellent wine list was surprisingly reasonably priced.

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The D'Oyly Carte Room is available for up to 40 seated guests or 60 standing. The Kitchen Table offers diners the chance to eat in the restaurant’s kitchen and is available for eight guests.

Kitchen Table
Capacity: 8
D'Oyly Carte Room
Capacity: 40
Special offers

Taste of Savoy Grill: £98

From: 12 July 2017

To: 02 January 2018

Max: 6

Maximum of 6 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

3 course Sunday Roast lunch with half bottle of wine: £65

From: 02 May 2017

To: 02 January 2018

Max: 6

Maximum of 6 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

3 course festive set lunch £38

From: 01 November 2017

To: 02 January 2018

Max: 8

Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Festive Pre/ Post Theatre: 2 courses and a glass of sparkling rosé £31

From: 01 November 2017

To: 02 January 2018

Max: 8

Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

3 course seasonal set lunch with a glass of sparkling rosé £35

From: 02 May 2017

To: 01 November 2017

Max: 8

Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Pre/ Post Theatre: 2 courses and a glass of sparkling rosé £31

From: 02 May 2017

To: 01 November 2017

Max: 8

Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.