What a wonderful afternoon we had at The Savoy! The hotel is just beautiful - full of history and different eras of decor. We had champagne in the America bar - a bottle of Louis Roederer at £72 - not cheap but divine! We had a glass there and then the waitress escorted us at our allocated time to the Beaufort Bar for our afternoon tea and to finish off the bottle! We had a perfect sport - the Beautfort Bar is adjacent to the Thames Foyer and, when the doors are fully opened it sort of the same room - but the decors are amazingly different. The Beaufort Bar is art deco, indulgence at its best - with subdued lighting and the most amazing little bar, which we had wished we had started our bottle at instead of the American Bar - ask and they will let you do this as we found out afterwards when talking to the Barman there. Look to the left of the bar and there is a display cabinet with the most unusual artefacts of the history of the hotel - the Barman was very informative on the antique crystal glasses and decanters in there and original cocktail books and recipes of the very first Barman at The Savoy!
We looked out from the Beaufort Bar into the Thames Foyer - a magnificent contrast! A beautiful atrium and below the pianist tinkling away to the occasional 'happy birthday'.
The waitresses were most attentive and our glasses and cups never ran dry. We chose 2 traditional afternoon teas and 1 high tea - they vary slightly in that one gives you a more savoury option and the other the more sweet. With the savoury was smoked salmon and scrambled eggs with melba toast, then crumpets with a selection of jams whilst the other was scones with cream/jam. Both had the same beautiful selection of finger sandwiches. Because we chose the 2 different teas we got to taste more of selection of the divine cakes and pastries. My personal favourite was the hazelnut and coffee souflee cake - of which I had 4!!! The waitress will bring you more of whatever you want or desire!
I chose the English breakfast tea and my daughter chose the Afternoon Tea blend which I actually preferred, but there are actually sooooo many teas to choose from!
We stayed for 3 hours and when we stepped back outside into the streets of London we all said how we felt we had been in a perfect 'bubble' of escapism, and felt we had stepped back into history, during that time! Wonderful experience!
p.s. We have done The Ritz afternoon tea previously but enjoyed this more!
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