Winston Churchill cutting a Cuban. James Dean cutting a dash. And Marilyn Monroe cutting a steak. Home to hundreds of years of Hollywood and history, the Savoy Grill restaurant has seen some of the world’s most famous faces pass through its gilded doors at the world famous Savoy Hotel. And that’s not even mentioning Frank, Oscar or Queen Elizabeth herself… Savoy Grill by Gordon Ramsay is the very definition of ‘gourmet glamour.’
Restored to its former glory at the same time as its namesake hotel underwent a £220-million refit, the Savoy Grill is decked with shimmering chandeliers, polished wood, burnished mirrors and white-clothed tables. Choose from an array of cult classics on the menu such as Steak Tartare chopped at the table, a beautiful Beef Wellington for two and smoked Ham Knuckle, Chicken and Mushroom Pie. Gorgeous grills from a wood-fried charcoal cause a similar stir: from a hearty 400g sirloin on the bone to a beautiful Côte de Boeuf to share. A selection of seafood and shellfish are just as stunning: go native with grilled Lobster Thermidor or plump for Scottish Langoustines in a lemon and herb butter; roasted Orkney Scallops with English peas or something simple like a grilled 16oz Dover Sole. Look out for the seasonal signature menu featuring Escoffier dishes from the original chef's days in the kitchen back in 1889.
During lunch, try the daily special from the traditional trolley: featuring the Salt-baked Leg of Lamb on Mondays through to the Rib of Beef with Yorkshire pudding on Sundays. Dishes on weekly rotation include roast-Suckling Pig, the restaurant’s iconic Beef Wellington and Salmon Coulibac. On Sundays, be sure to try something from the traditional trolley gliding between tables: the braised Berkshire Pork Belly, confit Herdwick Lamb Shoulder and stuffed Rabbit Loin.