Breakfast in the Savoy

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.


  1. Simon
    February 4, 2017 / 1:02 pm

    Going out for a good brunch with friends is very underrated. I tend to find you are more likely to talk about the important things in life first thing in the morning. There are some fantastic eateries in the Kensal and Queen’s Park area, however it’s hard to beat a palatial hotel in central London.

    • alison.jackson
      February 19, 2017 / 10:14 am

      Ooh yeah, as I’ve got older brunch has become my favourite meal of the day, good food good people what more could you want? New Zealanders do brunch better than we do but it’s starting to become more of a thing here too. I think we need more brunchy places in our area, there’s a few I like but not too many – any suggestions?

  2. February 10, 2017 / 12:44 pm

    That looks amazing. Food and decor! I’ve only ever seen The Savoy from the outside. £30 seems quite reasonable as well for such a glamorous breakfast. I’ll have to check it out some day. I always see their dinner deals as well @jb_new

    • alison.jackson
      February 19, 2017 / 10:16 am

      The decor is beautiful, as with so many hotels in London. And £30 really isn’t too expensive for what you get (although we didn’t have an alcohol, would have been a bit pricier if we had have done) so I’d definitely recommend trying it if you fancy a treat!

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