A night at the Savoy London is a memorable one. It is an experience in one of London’s most iconic hotels. It is steeped in history and charm yet they seamlessly manage to move with the times and it is still an icon frequented by stars.
Pearl & Pear are invited…
Our evening started in the moody, black and gold, deeply inviting cocktail bar – The Beaufort. Sat within the gorgeous surroundings we pondered the cocktail menu with a glass of chilled champagne in hand, or ‘French Sparkling Water’ as our attentive waiter brilliantly referred to it!
Now, when we say ponder the menu, we actually mean read it from back to front enthralled. The menu is based, as so much of the Savoy London is, around stories. Each cocktail is designed and named after a famous story from within the walls of the hotel. Our favourite had to be the Garden of Memories named after an extravagant party where the courtyard was flooded and dinner for 24 served on a floating gondola. It sounded like a party that dreams are made of!
After much deliberation, we finally chose The Impressionist. Served in vintage glasses, this smoking cocktail arrived and well and truly wowed us. A smoking rose to match the story and a delicious cocktail to match them both, just perfect.
Despite feeling as if we could stay there all evening, we followed our incredible hostess Alice through to Kaspar’s. The décor is both subtle and overly luxurious all at the same time. Deep turquoise leather seating and handmade glass chandeliers certainly make for an impressive dinner setting.
Treated like royalty…
To say that we were treated like royalty at Kaspar’s would be an understatement. Whilst we felt very special, we have a sneaking suspicion that this is in fact how they make every guest feel. The service is impeccable and so friendly. Our host for the evening made us feel completely at ease, talked us through the menu in detail (including accommodating dietary requirements) and recommended dishes. Our sommelier paired our dishes with the most perfect wines, a New Zealand Pinot Noir for a tuna tartare and a Gavi Gavi for the lobster.
Extras on the evening included a truffle mash which was silky, moreish and utterly delicious.
Dessert was a treat of figs, lemon curd, ice cream and honeycomb. As we left we were presented with white chocolate and apple lollipops as if we hadn’t been treated enough!
Despite our best intentions to visit what has just been voted NO. 1 BAR IN THE WORLD for a nightcap, we refrained and vowed to returned again soon. Any excuse to be honest!
Take It From Us
- REVIEW IN ONE WORD: Luxurious
- BEST TABLE: Most of the tables are good. If you like to watch the bar men at work, you can also sit at the bar!
- AVERAGE PRICE PER PERSON (including 2 courses, half a bottle of wine): Approx. £80
- UNIQUE SELLING POINT: You can have your aperitif in the World's No.1 Bar!
- WHAT TO WEAR: City chic.
- WHAT WE LOVED: The truffle mash....!
- WHAT WE DIDN'T LOVE: Not applicable!
- HOW TO GET THERE: 5 minute walk from Charing Cross Overland or Embankment Underground. You can also get on the Thames Clipper Embankment.
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