To celebrate the New Year in 'style', we booked a set lunch menu at the SAVOY GRILL expecting a quintessentially British experience at one of the most exclusive London Hotels.
Since 2007, The Savoy Hotel was closed and underwent a massive refurbishment which took almost three years to complete and reopened its doors end of 2010. I have not visited the premises since its reopening and with this beautiful Lunch Offer of 3 course meal at £26, it was a good time for a visit!
As we were seated in a very comfortable corner of the restaurant, the surrounding of the dining room was (as expected) very glamorous and elegant with a 1920's theme, with majestic chandeliers illuminating the room. The atmosphere was formal, yet comfortable.
Our three-course meal was lovely although not extraordinary ... I will let you see for yourself the dishes enjoyed from the modern menu with classic French and British twists.
|Celeriac Soup with Crispy toast with blue cheese|
This entree was made special by the delicious crispy toast. If you like blue cheese it's a winner, if not, be warned ... the smell can be overpowering!
|Chicken Liver Parfait served with chutney accompaniment and toasted brioche|
The other entree we chose, the Chicken Liver Parfait was smooth and light. The Chutney was the perfect accompaniment and I loved that it was served with toasted brioche instead of normal toast.
I Love brioche :) I could have this entree any day!
Now to the Mains. We each had a different Main as below.
All presented beautifully, portraying the British and French influence on the each dish.
|Grilled Hanger Steak served with Potato Puree and Kale|
|Pan fried smoked trout with shallots|
|Smoked salmon and brown shrimp fish cakes with lobster sauce|
|Game pie with swede mash|
The food was faultless. We could see that each element of every dish was carefully prepared and thought through. All classically prepared but presented in a modern way to suit the evolving and demanding customer, we were not disappointed as we moved on to our desserts ...
|Treacle Pie with Vanilla Ice Cream|
Overall an impeccable experience at the Savoy Grill and for the cost, very worth it!
I would definitely recommend going for the Lunch Set Menu and take your friends who enjoy sophisticated service and environment. All for a very affordable price!
91 Strand , The Savoy Hotel
London WC2R 0EU