Melba at The Savoy opens this week

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The Savoy are this week opening their ninth food and beverage outlet – located on the Strand at the corner of Savoy Court, Melba at The Savoy will be a gourmet counter serving a selection of pastries, sandwiches and hot and cold drinks to take away; along with gift items and an extensive selection of a new Savoy signature éclairs. The menu at Melba is created by executive pastry chef, Ludwig Hely, and designed to cater for the ever-increasing footfall along the Strand with the finest, gourmet take-away experience in the Northbank area.Melba at The Savoy The menu includes:
  • Comté and Black Forest ham croissant
  • Apricot and almond Danish pastry
  • Orange peel and dark chocolate pain au chocolat
  • Jarred breakfasts
  • Fruit salad
  • British sandwich classics, with prices ranging from £1.50 to £5.25
Hely opens the take-away counter with The Savoy’s new signature item; éclairs, which he has chosen in recognition of his French roots and own childhood memories. Launching with a dozen sweet combinations, the éclairs will change seasonally and include flavours such as: passion fruit and milk chocolate; lychee, rose and raspberry; lemon meringue; salted caramel; cherry and pistachio, and Melba - the gourmet counter’s namesake – each priced at £2.95. Hely wanted to produce a signature luxury item that is currently under-represented on the London food scene, but has the versatility to be served as a treat with coffee, or presented as a decadent gift box selection. Melba at The Savoy eclairsHely said: “As a child it was only about a simple, coffee éclair and now as a pastry chef I can play with different flavours, some classic and some more unusual, while also being artistic with the presentation. “The ultimate goal is to create something that will make people smile.” But Hely’s beautiful éclair creations are not his only painstakingly hand-crafted items; the Normandy butter croissant went through over five incarnations until it was good enough for him to place on the menu. The same can be said of the sweet tarts, which come in five flavours and are priced at £3.50 each.


Opening hours: 06:30 until 19:30 Monday to Friday, 07:30 until 19:30 on Saturdays and 09:00 until 19:00 on Sundays Full menu will change on a seasonal basis and can also be viewed at:
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Editor 16th April 2015

Melba at The Savoy opens this week