The Tiger Who Came To Tea at The Savoy

This October, to coincide with its recently announced literary programme, The Savoy has partnered with HarperCollins Children’s Books to launch a unique children’s Afternoon Tea – The Tiger Who Came to Tea at The Savoy as part of the 50th Anniversary Celebrations of Judith Kerr’s treasured classic.

The Tiger Who Came to Tea, written and illustrated by beloved author Judith Kerr and published by HarperCollins Children’s Books, has charmed children and parents alike since its first publication in 1968.

For what is The Savoy’s first children’s Afternoon Tea offering in its 129-year history, the iconic picture book will be the inspiration for a feast of teatime treats that are drawn from the tea that Sophie and her mummy shared with the visiting tiger in the story. The Savoy’s pastry team have created a whimsical menu that will enchant children and bring delight to all grown-ups who are nostalgic for classic stories. The tea will be served on bespoke chinaware also inspired by the story and available to buy from Savoy Tea.

The Tiger Who Came to Tea at The Savoy will be priced from £40 per child aged from five to 12 years old and will comprise sandwiches, tiger striped scones and pastries that playfully reference moments in the story.

“Excuse me, but I’m very hungry. Do you think I could have tea with you?“

Sophie’s Sandwiches
Peanut butter & jam bites
Red Leicester cheese whirl
Honey roast ham finger sandwiches

Tiger Scones
Freshly-baked stripy scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam

Treats with the Tiger
Sophie’s Tights – Blue and pink Battenberg
The Milkman Special – Vanilla yoghurt, raspberry compote
Mummy’s Cookie Crumbs – Dark chocolate cookie dipped in chocolate
Tiger Food – Cupcakes with cream cheese frosting
Owp! – Handmade marzipan tiger

“Would you like a drink?”

Vanilla Black Tea Dark vanilla notes of roundness and charm, supported by a discreet, soft but full-textured black tea base
Blackcurrant & Hibiscus Vivid, intense and lively, with a rich spectrum of berry fruits, bright supporting acidity and a sweet, perfumed finish. Refreshing, even bracing, and full of charm
Tiger Hot Chocolate Served with cream and tiger stripes
Orange Juice

The Savoy has enjoyed a place at the heart of the literary community throughout its long and celebrated history and has now launched a full literary programme bringing authors and book loving guests together to celebrate the written word. Damian Barr, award-winning writer, columnist and author of Maggie & Me, is at the helm as The Savoy’s Literary Ambassador and is reviving the hotel’s famous Writer-in-Residence programme, introducing a Book Butler to oversee a seasonal library for guests, and will continue to host his sell-out Literary Salons.

In the golden anniversary year of The Tiger Who Came to Tea, the inimitable tiger will be celebrated in a host of exhibitions, plays and tea parties taking place across the country. In June, The Savoy was honoured to welcome Judith Kerr to the hotel to celebrate her 95th birthday and is thrilled to be transforming her iconic children’s book into an unforgettable feast of the imagination.

The Savoy’s special edition The Tiger Who Came to Tea at The Savoy menu will be available for children at the first two sittings of Afternoon Tea in the Thames Foyer from Monday to Friday as of Monday 8 October 2018. Traditional Afternoon Tea, Champagne Afternoon Tea and High Tea will also continue to be available.

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