Since its opening in 1889, the iconic Savoy Grill has hosted a number of celebrities, such as Marilyn Monroe, Charlie Chaplin, Walt Disney, Judy Garland and Winston Churchill, the latter of whose seat I happened to be in for my dinner. The Savoy Grill is the restaurant destination for everyone, from theatre-lovers to royalty, gracefully evolving to suit its guests’ every possible need. This timeless dining destination, with Swarovski chandeliers and velvet armchairs is a perfect call for an unforgettable experience.
The dining room is just as popular as it was 130 years ago. Regular diners can still enjoy classic dishes with the exceptional service that the Grill became famous for, but with sophisticated and modern touches that suit a dining destination in the heart of London. Compare a menu from 1914 where Lobster Salade, Pâté de Foie Gras and Filet de Sole featured, to today’s Duck Liver Torchon and Dover Sole, and you’ll see that things haven’t changed that much. Classics refined to modern palettes and with a focus on seasonal produce at its best.
The Grill has been run by Gordon Ramsay for a decade now, and retains its luxurious, dimmed interior along with its culinary heritage, with Michael Turner as the Executive Head Chef. The Grill offers a range of options, from Lunch Prix Fixe, A La Carte menu, Sunday menu, Vegetarian and Children’s menu, as well as a Chef’s table. All menus feature classic dishes and refined British and French cuisine inspired by the rich history of the Savoy Grill. All menus come with a recommendation from the Sommelier, with wines by the glass or bottle plentiful in choice, including Greece and New Zealand.
To finish, a choice of classic desserts with a modern twist, such as the Savoy Grill eclair, which is served with dark chocolate sauce and orange sorbet. As it’s time to leave, you might just take one last glimpse at the at atmosphere in which you just dined, to take it all in and consider when you might see yourself coming back, to sit in another celebrity’s favoured seat.
Lunch Prix Fixe: 2 courses for £52, 3 courses for £59
Chef’s table £165 per person
Dinner reservations: 0207 592 1600