The UK's sixth Afternoon Tea Week starts next week, running from Monday 8th to Sunday 14th August, at London's The Savoy - a whole week dedicated to celebrating this national institution introduced and popularised by Queen Victoria during the 1840s, highlighting sophisticated British treats. The Savoy, located in the heart of Covent Garden, is the perfect spot to enjoy a traditional Afternoon Tea.
Afternoon Tea at The Savoy, served within The Thames Foyer, a magnificent glass domed atrium at the heart of the hotel, is an enduring custom where guests can choose from a range of teas served with finger sandwiches, homemade scones with clotted cream & jam and a mouth-watering selection of seasonal cakes and pastries created by The Savoy's Executive Pastry Chef, Ludwig Hely.
The menu starts at £50 per person and offers the traditional Afternoon and High Tea favourites, including:
- Macaroon Interpretation: Lightened vanilla custard, fresh strawberries, almond macaroon
Citrus with a Twist
- Moist polenta cake, lemon marmalade, mascarpone Chantilly Savoy Eclair
- Mango-passion fruit cremeux, milk chocolate whipped ganache
Last month, The Savoy launched The Salon Couture High-Tea with Suzie Turner which has been inspired by the salon style fashion shows of the 1950s. Taking place in the beautiful Thames Foyer on the first Wednesday of every month, The Salon Couture High-Tea allows guests to indulge in afternoon tea whilst being immersed in the glamour of a 50s fashion show. The tea is priced at £58 per person, including a welcome cocktail created by American Bar Head Bartender Erik Lorenz.
Find out more on The Savoy's website here.