The Savoy, Thames Foyer

Afternoon tea, British·

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Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79
Afternoon tea, British
Eat at Home
Home delivery
Cosy, Glamorous, Luxury, Traditional
Food Occasions
Special Features
Gluten-free options, Live music or dancing, Vegan options, Vegetarian options
Perfect for
Birthdays, Celebrations, Special occasions


The Thames Foyer, often regarded as the heart of The Savoy, is steeped in history. This impressive glass-domed atrium is bathed in natural light and features a pianist playing during the day. It’s the ideal setting for breakfast, as well as afternoon tea later in the day, with both options being elevated to the very highest level of decadence.

As one might expect, breakfast here is a lavish affair. The heartiest offering is the house breakfast, which features two free-range eggs, smoked back and streaky bacon, Cumberland sausage, Isle of White tomatoes, baked beans, confit Portobello mushroom and Stornoway black pudding. There are vegetarian and vegan analogues of the above, as well as a continental option or smoked salmon and Champagne option too. These breakfasts all come with freshly squeezed juices, coffee or tea and a selection of bread and seasonal fruits.

Those who are more particular about their morning meal, meanwhile, can instead order a la carte. Egg dishes, for example, include Benedict, Florentine and Royale, as well as the famous omelette ‘Arnold Bennett’, which was invented at the hotel. On toast, diners can enjoy crushed avocado with harissa and poached egg, sauteed spinach and feta or even brown crab with avocado and poached egg. Smoked salmon bagels with cream cheese are available too, as are charcuterie and cheese boards. Those with a sweeter tooth can instead enjoy the likes of waffles, pancakes and cereals, with children’s options available for the little ones.

Afternoon tea here is similarly extravagant. The savoury selection features delicious sandwiches like Burford Brown egg and Norfolk watercress, British pastrami with celeriac remoulade and Dorchester wasabi mayo, and Moscatel pickled English cucumber with herbed ricotta spread. Open sandwiches, meanwhile, feature caviar and smoked salmon as well as feta with squash and kale. The sweet selection, not to mention the tea itself, is just as decadent, making this one of the finest afternoon teas in the country.


Are there gluten-free options on the menu ?

Yes there are gluten-free options.

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The Strand, Covent Garden, London, WC2R 0EZ

020 7420 2111 020 7420 2111


Opening Times

Mon 07:00-11:00
Tue 07:00-11:00
Wed 07:00-11:00
Thu 07:00-11:00
Fri 07:00-11:00
Sat 07:00-11:00
Sun 07:00-11:00
Afternoon Tea
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed 12:00-16:00
Thu 12:00-16:00
Fri 12:00-18:00
Sat 12:00-18:00
Sun 12:00-18:00


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4 Reviews 

Chris L

24 June 2023   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 4
Service 3
Atmosphere 3.5
Value 3

Carol L

04 May 2017  
The afternoon tea is very good and would recommend the decor is lovely and have a very relaxed feel.

Nicki T

11 January 2017  
Food & Drink 4
Service 4
Atmosphere 4
Value 4
Booked the table for tea for my boss and a client and he throught everything was good.

Theodore L

18 December 2012  
Food & Drink 4
Service 4.5
Atmosphere 4.5
Value 4
Very relaxing pleasant surroundings, classy decoration, high standards of service and very good food. Probably the best place in London for afternoon tea.
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