Review on The Savoy Grill
After nearly three years of extensive renovations costing £220 million, the legendary Savoy Hotel opened in October 2010. A few weeks later saw the long-awaited launch of one of London's most iconic restaurants, The Savoy Grill under the helm of Gordon Ramsay Holdings. The restoration and design of the dining room was undertaken by The Russell Sage Studio, who have been careful to preserve the original table plan which features the favourite tables of celebrated diners such as Winston Churchill, Oscar Wilde, Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe. The exquisite dining area has sumptuous panelling with real gold leaf backed tortoise shell acrylic marble, together with four beautiful Swarovski crystal chandeliers, luxurious silk and velvet fabrics and handmade dining chairs set the elegant scene.
Chef Patron Stuart Gillies, together with Head Chef Kim Woodward have created a menu that will return to the classic Escoffier-inspired grill rooms of old. Traditional British and classic French dishes feature and offer starters such as smoked pork belly with Cumberland sauce, watercress and shallot salad or lobster bisque with brandy butter. Main courses take in roasted loin of monkfish with cured Cumbrian ham, parsnip purée and black pepper sauce or choose a steak from the grill that has been dry-aged for a minimum of 28 days, accompanied by your choice of sauce. As a finale, indulge in a comforting steamed cinnamon pudding with rum raisins and custard, or for a show stopping finish, why not try the mandarin baked Alaska flambéed at your table. As you would expect there is an impressive wine list that will please the oenophile, but there are affordable options starting at just under thirty pounds. Service is very professional but friendly, ensuring a relaxed and charming dining experience.
The Savoy Grill Chef's Table is also available for eight diners and is situated in the heart of the kitchen, where you can view the action through a glass panelled wall. It is decorated with beautiful Chinese silk, stunning etched mirrors and a sleek black marble tabletop. The experience starts with champagne cocktails and canapés followed by a bespoke menu devised by Andy Cook, together with carefully chosen wines by the sommelier to compliment the dishes. Guests receive a souvenir copy of the menu as a treasured keepsake of their dining experience at The Savoy Grill Chef's Table.
Classic British / Classic French
Stuart Gillies and Kim Woodward
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 -3.00pm (4.00pm Sun)
Dinner: 5.30 - 11.00pm (6.00 - 10.30pm Sun)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express