The Savoy, London

The Savoy, London

The Savoy is one of London’s finest, prestigious five star hotels with a prime location tucked along the Strand, and overlooking The River Thames. The iconic hotel is all glitz and glamour, with a rather impressive shiny entrance.

img_1857Inside it’s quintessentially British, with beautiful floral arrangements and glorious chandeliers. From the moment you walk in, be prepared to be immersed in splendour.

img_1849img_1847The smell of chocolate diffuses from the gift shop where the chocolate is being made. The shop also has such a gorgeous collection of gifts that’s definitely worthy of a look in.

img_4425Sir Winston Churchill, Oscar Wilde, Frank Sinatra and HM Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother, are said to have dined at The Savoy Grill. Fine dining of the highest standard is to be expected at The Savoy since chef Auguste Escoffier set the standard in 1889. Now under Gordon Ramsay, the menu is very British with a hint of French coming through. Savouring lunch there on a weekday, it seemed to be quite a full house, seemingly popular for business lunches. It’s dimly lit, and although on first glance the décor may appear slightly dated, it has intentionally been restored to its original 1920’s Art Deco style.

The silver service from start to finish, at The Savoy Grill is as meticulous as one would expect. The starter of parma ham, peach, parmesan and clove dressing, was a refreshing balance of flavours.

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The starter of betroot cured salmon with craime fraiche, horseradish and pickled cucumber had a bit of a kick.

img_4344The main course of corn fed chicken paillard, charred sweetcorn, lemon and rosemary was quite a simplistic, yet delicious dish.

img_4353The plum frangapani tart with clotted cream was a delight.

img_4364The chocolate marqusie with blackberry and star anise ice cream was indulgent and definitely the highlight of the meal.

img_4360The finale platter topped with macarons and gold dusted chocolate truffles, oozing caramel was just lovely.

img_4383The Savoy Grill is rather charming and for the sophisticated. The private dining room seats up to forty guests and is ideal for a 60th birthday or 50th wedding anniversary celebration.

Kaspar’s Seafood Bar and Grill is a stylish, airy dining room. With a beautiful, eye catching bird cage, it is summery and gorgeous for any celebration.

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The Savoy exudes grandeur and would make a really dreamy venue for a wedding in Central London.

The Savoy, The Strand, London WC2R 0EU