This morning my friends and I decided to treat ourselves to breakfast in the Savoy. In New Zealand brunch was my favourite meal of the day and it’s a real highlight of a Kiwi weekend and I don’t feel like I’ve really got my brunch game sorted in London. Despite having to drag myself out at 9am (slightly hungover I might add) the moment I left the house I didn’t regret it. The sun was shining and London was looking it’s best.
The Savoy is a few minutes walk from Charing Cross station. The decor is beautiful with its art deco style, black and white floors, large flower centre pieces, it really is stunning. We were directed to the Thames Foyer restaurant with its magnificent glass dome and gazebo, a spot most famous for afternoon tea. The menu describes it as “the vibrant heart of the hotel’, the Thames Foyer was built into the centre of the original 1889 hotel building when The Savoy was extended in 1904”.
The Savoy offers almost anything you could want for breakfast, the menu is several pages long. At the top they offer their flagship breakfast which is a selection of pastries, croissant, muffins, eggs and all the trimmings along with tea or coffee. It’s just over £30 and with the amount of food you get that would fill you up for breakfast and lunch. I decided it was more than I could manage so I went for scrambled eggs, pork and sage sausage, back bacon, vine tomatoes and potatoes for £18 and some Jasmine Green tea for £6. For those with a sweeter breakfast tooth there were plenty of options such as French toast with maple syrup and bacon (which both of my friends had) or for something healthier there were plenty of fruitier choices or muesli for under £10. Gluten free options were available too.
As you would expect both the food and the tea was delicious. There really was something for everyone and it wasn’t too expensive considering the beautiful setting in a five star hotel in central London. As a little pick me up I really think paying a bit more for breakfast was worth it and by the time I left I was full and hangover free. It was the perfect start to my Sunday and I can’t wait to go back and try their afternoon tea.