The return of The Savoy Grill

The return of The Savoy Grill

It’s been one of the most anticipated restaurant openings of the year, and finally The Savoy Grill opened its doors again in London yesterday.

Situated in The Savoy hotel, which reopened earlier this year, the restaurant dates back to 1889 and has been completely restored to its former Art Deco glory. Details such as chandeliers, lustrous wood panelling, antique mirrors, mohair velvet seat coverings and gold leaf-lined, faux turtle shell-clad walls complete the glamorous vintage look.

The Russell Sage Studio, which is responsible for the redesign of the restaurant, kept the room’s original table plan, which features the regular tables of well-known diners, such as Sir Winston Churchill, Oscar Wilde, Charlie Chaplin, Frank Sinatra, Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe.

Chef Director Stuart Gillies joins from Knightsbridge’s Box Wood Cafe, and alongside Head Chef Andy Cook they have created a range of classic British and French dishes for the new menu.

“The menu at The Savoy Grill has something for everyone, I’m especially pleased that we’re bringing back the carving trolley and some of the more old-school British and French dishes,” says Cook. “It means a great deal to me to be working in the kitchens of The Savoy Grill, the restaurant is a London institution and it’s a real honour to be here.”

The Savoy Grill has something for everyone – it’s a London institution

Diners will be able to sample starters such as Boudin Blanc Foie Gras with spiced quince and King Crab cocktail. Main courses will include Lobster Thermidor and Beef Wellington from the trolley, followed by classic desserts such as Mille-feuille and an ice cream bombe.

A private dining room will also be available for up to 40 guests and for those who want to get up close to their food, there is the exclusive Chef’s Table, which is situated in the kitchen.

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