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Afternoon Tea

150 Piccadilly | The Ritz Hotel London, London W1J 9BR, England
+44 20 7493 8181
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good17%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Opens in 30 min
5:30 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
150 Piccadilly | The Ritz Hotel London, London W1J 9BR, England
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

So worth the $$$$!! I was worried that my 6ft 2in husband would be hungry - after he mentioned that there was too much food! The sandwiches are not like "Sandwiches" they are fancy finger food in bread....lol. The setting is so beautiful, the pastries...More

Thank Esther S
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

I don't usually write reviews, but this experience has been such a let down I feel compelled to vent online! I have been wanting to have afternoon tea at the Ritz for a very long time due to its reputation, and finally received the chance...More

7  Thank FranFine3000
Reviewed 5 November 2017

My husband and I visited here last month after wanting to visit the Ritz for some time. We were early and hovered around outside killing time, don’t make the same mistake as we did, you can go in early as there is seating in the...More

1  Thank lynnie_dude
Reviewed 5 November 2017

I have been to the Ritz for tea before, lovely comfortable and luxurious. Not this time, my family of 8 including my elderly mother were herded to a small cramped table in the corner of the room suitable only for 4 people, we were uncomfortable,...More

2  Thank BigbirdPinner
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Afternoon tea at the Ritz £54 which included finger sandwiches, several desserts, scones and tea. The waiters came round with cheesecake but we werent sure if this was included in the price so declined it. Waiters very nice, atmosphere nice, not worth the cost though.

1  Thank annied644
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Firstly, I love the Ritz Hotel because it has resisted the temptation of "modernizing" in the wrong way, like many U.S. hotels have done but at the same time keeping up with the demands of modern living. The building is stunning both outside and in...More

3  Thank rc51
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

The whole experience of The Ritz from arriving in a taxi and the doorman greeting us to the fabulous afternoon tea was fantastic and well worth doing. The service was second to none, could not fault it. The elegant decore was mesmerising and hard to...More

Thank sandrahagger
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Stunning surroundings, food beautifully presented & plenty of it, tea replenished as much as you like, staff were really friendly & helpful. A thoroughly enjoyable experience.

Thank emmalc2016
Reviewed 29 October 2017

We have been to the Ritz on several occasions for afternoon tea. On this occasion we went to celebrate our Nieces 21st Birthday. I can't help bit feel it is now far to commercial. Cram you in like sardines, get you out as soon as...More

3  Thank Paul W
Reviewed 27 October 2017

My Husband and I came to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary. We had been looking forward to this treat for several months. Initially I was very impressed when we were first shown to our table, although I was surprised how close the tables were all...More

2  Thank lilylambert2017
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
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Jean M
11 September 2017|
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Response from Yenaki | Reviewed this property |
I don't think you can keep your bags with you inside the Palm court as the spaces between tea tables are limited. However, I think you may ask the reception/concierge to keep your bags while you enjoy your aft. tea.
30 August 2017|
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Response from disneykathie | Reviewed this property |
They saw we had finished our tea sandwiches and asked which ones we liked and brought us more. We left, stuffed from so much good food and tea. Their scones were some of the best I had throughout England and Scotland.
Sarah H
23 July 2017|
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Response from doug c | Reviewed this property |
Yea smart casual. just not jeans and T shirt. the kids that we saw wear wearing smart casual so I'm guessing the Ritz is more relaxed when it comes to kids
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$67 - US$103
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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
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  • This restaurant is at The Ritz London
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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