If Take That and Cadbury’s Wispa taught us anything, it’s that sometimes a remake outshines the classic.
Which is why we’re giddy for the reopening of The Savoy Grill.
The culinary icon — returned to its former glory by Russell Sage Studio (York & Albany, Stapleford Park) — opens today, capping The Savoy Hotel’s restoration. The decadent art deco dining room (once host to Churchill and Wilde) evokes its heyday with crystal chandeliers, antique mirrors and gold leaf.
The menu (conceived by Gordon Ramsay Holdings) consists of British- and French-inspired classics. Order baked eggs en cocotte or Cornish crab mayonnaise with apple salad on Melba toast to start, followed by hot smoked salmon with horseradish sauce or roast leg of lamb (from the trolley) and finish with mille-feuille.
Too full for pudding? Go back for round two.
The Savoy Grill, in The Savoy Hotel, The Strand, WC2R 0EU (020 7592 1600 or gordonramsay.com).
Photo: Courtesy of The Savory Grill