I have been lucky enough to go to Afternoon Tea at The Savoy a number of times. Trust me it’s the perfect place to celebrate a colleague leaving, someone having a baby, someone getting married, end of exam season (you get the picture, we like afternoon tea)! So when we booked to take Biscuit and Cracker for their first experience of it, I couldn’t have been more excited.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Judith Kerr book, The Tiger Who Came to Tea, The Savoy Hotel right here in London is offering their first children’s afternoon tea based on Sophie and Tiger (for further information, click here). It features treats such as Sophie’s Sandwiches, striped Tiger Scones and Treats With The Tiger; ALL of which can be made gluten free.
Firstly, when we arrived the gorgeous, specially made crockery (available to purchase here) was set up in Biscuit and Cracker’s spaces. I’m not going to lie, I was a little jealous- the adult crockery is beautiful but it didn’t have Tiger on it! They were also presented with The Tiger Who Came to Tea Party Book and colouring pencils, which kept our two occupied and happy.
Then came the food. The server and chef were really knowledgeable about Coeliac (we had informed them on booking) and it was confirmed who in our party were gluten-free. They kept the food completely separate and, whenever we had questions about the food or contamination, the assistant manager was more than happy to assist. There was nothing on the menu which Cracker had, that Biscuit didn’t get a gf version of. On the adult side, there was two pastries which I got that Rob didn’t but he got different things to make up for it.
I have never yet left The Savoy hungry, and today was no exception! The food was outstanding, as always, and there was plenty of it. Also, the staff make a lot of effort giving out tiger ears and bow-ties and taking “magic” Polaroid pictures to commemorate the event.
I feel we may have set the bar for Afternoon Tea ridiculously high for Biscuit and Cracker… but you only get to experience it for the first time once and that should be somewhere special, right?