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30 May 2016

London Eats | The Savoy Afternoon Tea

This year's birthday was spent with R indulging in afternoon tea in the most stunning 5 star setting. It is also a bitter sweet celebration, because not only have I joined the 30's club (say what?!), but it is also the last birthday spent as a two.

My sweet, sweet R did good this year. In true R-style, he booked a special afternoon tea at luxury 5* hotel - The Savoy. There's no surprise that I'm a big fan of afternoon tea, not because of the delicious finger sandwiches and beautifully presented cakes, but because it is a great way to celebrate growing a year old and it's been a tradition to celebrate my birthday with a spot of afternoon tea.

I've always wanted to visit The Savoy's as I've heard so many positive reviews on their afternoon tea. It is also one of the most luxury hotels in the world.

Afternoon tea at The Savoy is served in the beautiful Thames Foyer, surrounded by lush gardens and a pianist serenading guests. We opted for traditional afternoon tea (price: £50.00 pp).

  • Wiltshire ham with wholegrain mustard & horseradish cream, apple on brown bread
  • Coronation chicken on olive bread
  • Scottish smoked smalmon with lemon infused creme fraiche, watercress on malted brown bread
  • Classic egg salad with mustard cress on white bread 
  • Mozzerlla, beef tomato, with pesto and balsamic glaze on herb & spinache bread
  • The highlight was the classic egg salad and coronation chicken. Both was seasoned nicely and the bread was soft and decadent. The sandwiches was so delicious, so much so I gave in and ordered a refill which was included in the price.

    They were buttery, crumbly, moorish and very filling. They were definitely freshly baked as it was still warm when it arrived to the table. Pairing it with the creamiest cornish clotted cream, sweet homemade strawberry preserve and the tangiest lemon curd. To die for!

  • Seasonal Gateaux - Genoise sponge, blackberry Bavarois crumble 
  • Citrus with a Twist - Moist polenta cake, lemon marmalade, mascarpone Chantilly 
  • Classic Opera - Intense coffee butter cream, joconde biscuit, dark chocolate 
  • Savot Eclair - Mango-passion fruit cremeux, milk chocolate whipped ganache 
  • Strawberry Sable - Lightened vanilla custard, fresh strawberries, almond macaroon 

  • All the mini pastries was beautifully presented - definitely instagramable! We were asked to choose a selection, so we opted for all 5. My favourite was the strawberry sable - the fresh strawberries was sweet, refreshing and complimented the creamy vanilla custard. The pastry was so buttery and moorish.

    The tea selection was plentiful at The Savoy. It took me a while to choose the right tea and in the end I went for the simple yet delicious Jasmine Pearl. It paired beautifully with the sandwiches and sweet treats.

    The service, as you might expect given that The Savoy is one of the most luxury hotels in the world, is faultless and undeniably top class. The staff was knowledgable, discreet, unobtrusive, charming and attended to our every request without hesitation. They even manage to surprise me with a little birthday treat...

    A little goes a long way and The Savoy really knows how to treat their guests. I would highly recommend afternoon tea here as it's the perfect setting for a celebration or even a romantic afternoon treat. There's no harm in splashing out, especially if the food lives up to it's 5* name.

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    1. How beautiful! The Savoy is ok my list... (Ps happy birthday!)

    2. Aww looks like you had a lovely afternoon tea hun! I've never been to the Savoy but it looks absolutely stunning! xx

      1. Thanks hun! It was a lovely experience! :) you should definitely give a go!

    3. Your photos are stun-ningggg! Making me crave going again now. And Happy belated lovely

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      1. Thank you hun!! I really want to go back as well - the food was amazing! xx


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