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Tea at the Ritz

#252 of 17,608 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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St. James's
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150 Piccadilly | The Ritz Hotel London, London W1J 9BR, England
+44 20 7493 8181
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Today
12:30 - 14:00
07:00 - 11:00
17:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 08:00 - 11:00
19:00 - 22:30
Sun - Sat 12:30 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 11:00
17:30 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Afternoon Tea was a treat to finish our ladies weekend in London. Greeted by the lovely doormen and directed to the cloakroom to deposit our coats and luggage, then straight to our table in beautiful surroundings. Service was excellent and the tea was fabulous but far too much for our party of five ladies to finish. The whole experience was... More 

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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Decided to try the 19:30 sitting, and im glad we did.We arrived at 19:15 and were shown straight to our table. The sedate pace to the whole evening was in contrast to the last time we visited some 6 years ago and was a 15:30 sitting. The service we received fro the young Italian was very friendly and professional. The... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There are plenty of places to enjoy afternoon tea in London. I don't know if the Ritz is "the best" as that's rather subjective; but it is certainly "one of the best". The decor is beautiful, the service excellent, and the food scrumptious (love the sandwiches!). The only thing to complain about is the price tag, but that is known... More 

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Chelmsford, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The doorman who greeted you was great and things just got better. It was even more than I had expected and a really lovely treat. plenty to eat and attentive staff who were intent on making the visit wonderful. This must be the best afternoon tea in London. lf I had a negative it was that having had the sandwiches,scones... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I treated my mother to afternoon tea at the Ritz during the holidays, and it was a spectacular experience. Starting with a glass of the hotel's champagne, we took in the gorgeous Christmas decorations and well-dressed staff. The hotel certainly does not skimp with respect to food - sandwiches, desserts, and cakes were continuously placed on our table. We were... More 

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St Neots, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Second time having afternoon tea at the Ritz. Once again not disappointed. Meeting us in the entrance was a great big Christmas tree. Through the doors went to the cloak room were i handed my coat and rug sack in . The palm court looked stunning with all the Christmas decorations. We got seated. The waiter introduced himself and put... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In 2012 my daughter and I had the absolute pleasure of having afternoon tea at the Ritz. What a wonderful experience. From being ushered to our seats through to the delicious treats served with great expertise, we enjoyed every minute! What a delightful experience that has long been remembered by my daughter and myself. Have put Feb 2016 in as... More 

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the celebration afternoon tea at the Ritz for my husband’s birthday in January 2017. The setting (Palm court) is absolutely stunning, as you’d expect. After dropping our coats at the cloakroom we were shown to our table. The service was wonderful, our (lovely) tea was replenished twice and we were offered more sandwiches, scones, and cake than we... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

From start to finish this was an experience like no other. There is a strict dress code, smart for ladies, shirt and tie for gentleman. The Palm court is absolutely beautiful,we were seen to our table and our waiter Sabastian was attentive but never intrusive. There is a tea menu, and when they bring your silver teapots you are expected... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Greeted at the door by the doorman who was thoroughly lovely, right through to leaving after our tea - the experience was second to none. I adore afternoon tea and this was booked for me by my fiancé for my birthday. We were treated with respect and courtesy throughout, with tea regularly refreshed, sandwiches on tap and the cakes were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$61 - US$94
Cuisine
European, British
Meals
Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Reservations, Private Dining, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 11:00
12:30 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:30 - 14:00
07:00 - 11:00
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:30 - 14:00
07:00 - 11:00
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:30 - 14:00
07:00 - 11:00
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
12:30 - 14:00
07:00 - 11:00
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
12:30 - 14:00
07:00 - 11:00
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
12:30 - 14:00
07:00 - 11:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 150 Piccadilly | The Ritz Hotel London, London W1J 9BR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > St. James's
  • Neighbourhood: St. James's
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7493 8181
  • This restaurant is at The Ritz London
Description
A British institution in itself, Tea at The Ritz is proud to be a member of the Tea Council's prestigious Tea Guild. Served in the spectacular Palm Court, a choice of several varieties of tea, finely cut sandwiches, freshly baked scones, jam and clotted cream and a range of delicate pastries, combine to make for an unforgettable afternoon. The luxurious and graceful setting of The Ritz Palm Court is legendary and this is most certainly an opportunity that must be experienced, whether you are visiting London or already live there. Reflecting the elegant nature of the hotel's architecture The Ritz London has a dress code in different areas of the hotel as follows: Gentlemen are required to wear a jacket and tie for afternoon tea in The Palm Court and for lunch and dinner in The Ritz Restaurant. In all other areas of the hotel (The Ritz Restaurant breakfast service, The Rivoli Bar, The Long Gallery) and The Ritz Club, smart casual attire is suitable. Please note that trainers or sportswear are not permitted in any of the hotel or Club's restaurants or bars.

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St. James's
Perennially fashionable since the days of Henry VIII, the aristocratic “Clubland” of St James's is a premier destination for high end craft and bespoke design. Here you’ll lose count of the Royal Warrants (which indicate that the Royal Family patronizes the establishment) seen in shop front windows, even during a short stroll to bordering Green Park or St James’s Park. With the brightly lit and constantly buzzing junction of Piccadilly Circus at its northeast corner and none of Central London too far away, this is an surprisingly central and accessible part of town, especially given its prosperous demeanor.
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