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The Savoy Afternoon Tea - Thames Foyer, London,

Thames Foyer

4.7
4.7
5543 Reviews
£41 and over
Afternoon Tea
Regarded as the heart of the hotel, the Thames Foyer in London is a stunning glass-domed atrium, radiating natural light and sociable warmth. An impressive gazebo takes centre stage from which a pianist plays during the day, creating an enchanting atmosphere. Home to gorgeous afternoon teas and where the concept of a dinner dance was very first born, Thames Foyer is steeped in history.

Guests have been coming to the Thames Foyer to enjoy our famous Savoy Afternoon Tea for over a century. An extensive range of over 30 teas are accompanied by twists on classic sandwiches, homemade scones with clotted cream, jam, and lemon curd, and the talented pastry team’s selection of pastries, each one a tempting work of art. To this day, we honour the traditional service style of Afternoon Tea, a custom that dates back to 1840. Come and enjoy a stunning dining experience that has stood the test of time.

Afternoon Tea starts from £65.00 per person.

Dress code: smart casual.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 74 times today

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Covent Garden

  • Parking details

    <br><br />The Savoy offers valet parking including in-and-out privileges. Alternative garages are also available in the surrounding area.<br /><br><br />Parking charges available on request.

  • Public transit

    Close to Charing Cross station, Embankment station and Covent Garden station.

  • Entertainment

    A pianist plays during Afternoon Tea service.

  • Additional

    Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Wheelchair Access

What 5,543 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • London

    Afternoon Tea

  • West End London

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  • West End London

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  1. MM

    MoiraM

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. We had the best table in the house.....sitting on a lovely sofa at a low table. When the pianist struck up Happy Birthday and our gorgeous waiter brought over a 'modest' cake with one candle on I could have wept for joy!! Thank you, Savoy Hotel. We'll be back!!!!
  2. CM

    CarolM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful afternoon. Excellent service. Food was delicious. We were a party of five. Staff surpassed themselves. Highly recommended.
  3. AJ

    AlisonJ

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful atmosphere. Our waiter, Timothy, was extremely attentive and kind and certainly very helpful. I would definitely recommend as a wonderful treat.
  4. JH

    JenniferH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The whole experience was amazing with so much attention to detail and our requests regarding our sandwiches. The staff who looked after us were excellent. Thank you and for making my daughter's birthday special
  5. SB

    SteveB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We arrived at the Savoy with high expectations.. and wow we were not disappointed. The service food & atmosphere were superb. We had the afternoon and Lilly our server was Lovley nothing was to much trouble . Highly Recommended. Steve & Angie Bacon
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating the end of a holiday and a birthday
  7. M

    Marty

    London

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service by all the staff including Gracie on the reception. As a special treat, you cant beat the Savoy!
  8. E

    Eenqu

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I would have liked to go to a bar after but there were none open unfortunately
  9. GE

    GERALDO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Despite being damp and drizzly it certainly didn’t dampen our day, from the moment we walked down the entrance we were greeted by smiling faces and a very warm welcome, the foyer was decorated in a stunning autumnal theme, my favourite time of year so I couldn’t resist a photo, as we walked in the ambience was incredibly relaxing, the warming scent of vanilla filled the air as did the music emanating from the piano which we both enjoyed very much throughout our meal, we were shown to our seats and greeted by two wonderful members of staff who provide all the information we required to make our choice of what type of tea experience we would like, we chose a traditional afternoon tea, it did not disappoint at all, in fact we couldn’t manage all the lovely sweet treats, the tea was endless and all staff were very attentive, we really couldn’t have asked for more, one lovely surprise was a note hand written to myself and my husband wishing us a happy anniversary, it really touched us both, towards the end we were presented with a delightful box to take our sweet treats home in and went on our way both very contented. We will defiantly be making our way back to the Savoy. Thank you all.
  10. ED

    ElayneD

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very pleasant surroundings & servers. Didn’t enjoy all the sandwich’s especially egg mayonnaise very salty, how ever coronation chicken gorgeous. Not over impressed with the service charge added think that should be to your discussion.
  11. D

    Danty

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    This was not my first tea at the Savoy and it will be a while before I go back but if you like cream tea and want to try a posh cream tea, this is probably where I would recommend. Just being in the Savoy is a treat (it was even before the TV programme). The sandwiches, cakes and scones are all very good (sandwiches are very fresh as you would expect). If you can’t manage to eat all the cakes or scones, they provide dainty boxes for you to bring your left overs home - would have liked some jam and lemon curd to but perhaps being a little too greedy! I’m not sure if this is true but it felt like the ratio of waiters verses customers was less than I remembered and simply getting a top up of tea felt painfully slow. If I could have chosen a waiter, it would have been Avatar (I think that was on his name badge) as he seemed to be on the ball. I did ask for refills when our designated waiter was in sight and he did ask if we wanted a more but it still felt slow and a little awkward. I know some people like to have the waiters pour for them but as the cups are so fine, the tea gets cold very quickly and I would prefer to pour my own when I am ready. We had a party of 5 so it seemed to take a while and by the time the last guest had their tea the first was almost ready for a refill! On the whole it was a nice experience but perhaps I have reached my limit and the novelty of cream tea at the Savoy has definitely worn off for me.
  12. LS

    LilliS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a fantastic experience. The place, the food, the service all was perfect.
  13. NE

    NEILH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kiran who was servicing our table was professional throughout our afternoon. Fantastic day.
  14. B

    Burgess

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best setting for afternoon tea. The food, service and ambiance cannot be faulted.
  15. SD

    SachaD

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great to experience at least once in your lifetime. It is definately one to do when visiting London
  16. h

    hkhk

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went alone but still it was comfortable with kind service and beautiful piano music.
  17. RM

    RayM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we expected and more. Nothing was too much trouble from the moment we got to the entrance and had photos with the doormen to Kitt who attended to everything we needed. The service was impeccable. The food was out of this world. We treated ourselves to a glass of bubbly each, no pressure sale. The attention to detail was fantastic. Kitt told exactly what each sandwich and cake was. He left us to ourselves but was there to top up our tea cups when needed. The whole experience was out of this world and we fully intend to return next year to do it all again.
  18. L

    Lissette

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful time!! Florin was wonderful & we had a great experience. Thank you!
  19. K

    Kathy

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely afternoon traditional tea. Surprisingly filling. A beautiful setting, attentive service.
  20. VB

    VvdB

    Amsterdam

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had an amazing afternoon at the Savoy. Lovely vibe, lovely people. Delicious food.
  21. R

    Rorym

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing treat and service definitely going back as soon as possible
  22. TD

    TinaD

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful afternoon tea with excellent service delicious food and fabulous surroundings
  23. JM

    JanetM

    Surrey

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were a party of 5 ladies for afternoon tea, one of us had some dietary requirements which we had informed the restaurant about beforehand. We were absolutely delighted that our message was relayed, and the lady in question had her own sandwiches separately presented. The entire afternoon tea was first class in our opinion. The sandwiches were fresh and tasty (second helpings were offered but there were plenty) The scones were perfection (snd I am very fussy where scones are concerned) Jam and lemon curd were on offer which made a nice change. The cakes were delightful, there really was something for everyone. We all agreed it was one of the best afternoon teas we’ve had anywhere. The service was impeccable. Many thanks to Avatar and to Jessica! All in all I would highly recommend and can’t wait to return!
  24. DF

    DF65

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous experience and made to feel so welcome by all the staff. Outstanding sandwiches and cakes for afternoon tea.
  25. LB

    LeeB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came to the Savoy for afternoon tea for my wife birthday I would come again we were a little late due to train strike and they phoned us to make sure we were coming . I would definitely recommend this to anyone who enjoys a afternoon tea and the piano player was brilliant so thank you savoy
  26. M

    Mani

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The whole afternoon tea selection was tasty & amazing
  27. LK

    LynetteK

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the most amazing time with you on the 1st October. The staff were very attentive, friendly and made us feel so welcome. The food was absolutely delicious and far superior than on previous occasions. All in all we had the ‘best’ time and intend to return next year when we are able. Thank you all especially Jessica who made us feel so special.
  28. LL

    LindaL

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My Daughters 40th Birthday
  29. OA

    OAKWOODIAN

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    To my regret I had not visited the hotel since 1979 and it was my wife's first visit. We had a most enjoyable afternoon tea and the hotel lived up to its well earned reputation. The food was delicious and the staff were helpful, attentive and courteous. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and hope to return on another occasion
  30. AH

    AngelaH

    Liverpool

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was made to feel like a princess on my special Birthday by the staff. Afternoon tea was worth every penny. Such luxury a treat that you will never forget.
  31. AB

    AngelaB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was the perfect afternoon tea for my friend's birthday.
  32. OP

    OliveP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience very attentive made us feel very special
  33. N

    Neil

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The Savoy was a great experience, however I wouldn't do it again.
  34. AF

    AndrewF

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous time and such accommodating staff. We were surprised by some friends and the staff were able to rearrange the seating to allow us to share a drink. They even packed our cakes as we needed to move onto another activity (slowness down to us talking !) overall excellent experience
  35. RT

    RaymondT

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    me and my party thought the service was just a little bit below of what we have had previousl only that our tea was allowed to become coldish during our tea and it was not to another waiter at the end brought fresh and was very helpful it did not ruin the occasion and we really enjoyed tea thanks
  36. PT

    PeterT

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely place for afternoon tea, Waiting staff knew everthing that was needed to know about the food, Would recommend for a special treat, Bit pricy but you get what you pay for,
  37. OZ

    OZGUR

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was absolutely amazing *******************************************
  38. JB

    JosephB

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We booked our afternoon tea over a year out only to receive a message that The Savoy had decided to not offer afternoon tea on Tuesdays. I messaged back my disappointment in hearing this as we were bringing my 86 year old mother who had tea at the Savoy on her bucket list when visiting London. Staff responded and moved our tea to the following day, which we accepted. We arrived 15 minutes early and were told that we had to wait. Unfortunately, the front desk staff were not very polite in this request, nor did they seat us at our designated time. We had to wait an additional 20 minutes to be seated after our time slot. I would of been more understanding had there not been plenty of tables for us to sit at rather than stand with an elderly person. Service when we finally arrived at our table was spot on and we enjoyed the rest of the experience. Clearly, glitches at the front desk detracted from an otherwise very enjoyable experience. We hope to return on our next visit.
  39. d

    dontoftencomplain

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Traditional Afternoon Tea was splendid with sufficient to ensure you don’t leave feeling hungry. Food and tea quality is superb as is the service and if you are unable to eat all of the food you get a Savoy card box ‘doggy bag’. As a bonus we were able to meet with Shaun the Head Butler - such a polite and gentle man. Superb experience that we will repeat again.
  40. AP

    AngieP

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful Afternoon Tea. Exemplary service and a perfect setting to celebrate a birthday and engagement. Well done to all involved

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available

FAQs

Thames Foyer is rated 4.7 stars by 5543 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 74 times today
Google Map for Thames Foyer

Thames Foyer at the Savoy, The Savoy, London, WCR2 0EZ

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Covent Garden

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 12:00 pm–2:45 pm Afternoon Tea Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–4:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    Afternoon Tea, British

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    <br><br />The Savoy offers valet parking including in-and-out privileges. Alternative garages are also available in the surrounding area.<br /><br><br />Parking charges available on request.

  • Public transit

    Close to Charing Cross station, Embankment station and Covent Garden station.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Daniel Pearse

  • Entertainment

    A pianist plays during Afternoon Tea service.

  • Additional

    Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Wheelchair Access

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