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Tea at the Ritz

150 Piccadilly | The Ritz Hotel London, London W1J 9BR, England (Mayfair / St James's / Piccadilly / Green Park )
+44 (0) 20 7493 8181
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Ranked #392 of 16,489 restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Cuisines: English
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Mayfair / St James's / Piccadilly / Green Park 
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. The Ritz London has a formal dress code in its public areas. Gentlemen are respectfully requested to wear a jacket and tie, and jeans and trainers are not permitted for ladies or gentlemen.
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Finally finding the time to write a review two months after my visit, prompted by someone telling me about their similar experience. The only good thing about this 'Tea at the Ritz experience' is that I did not pay for it as it was a present from friends for a special occasion. I felt sorry for them as, by the... More

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Beith, Ayrshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

I took tea at The Ritz with my sister and mother and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The sandwiches and cakes were delicious, and plentiful, there was certainly no scrimping here! There was a very nice selection of sandwiches, cakes and warm scones and unlimited tea and coffee. The staff were excellent, always ready to be of assistance but unobtrusive. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Yes, its expensive (Champagne Afternoon Tea £59), but it isn't bad value for money. Unlimited tea, from a wide selection, beautiful prepared finger sandwiches (replenished), scones and fancy cakes, all with a pianist beautifully playing the background. The service is wonderful, the staff are not intrusive, but on hand. Opulent and wonderful. Have been before and will definitely go again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Well, I think for those reading this should know how popular it is and because of that the shop has offered its signature afternoon team from morning till dawn. We had a the last round at 19:30, serving it as dinner. The enviornment is so classy and elegant which would make you have a complete feeling of having "high" tea.... More

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Holmes Chapel, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

as a christmas present we had an afternoon champagne tea. The room is beautiful although the table we were sat at needed cork coins underneath to stop it wobbled. The waiter produced them from his pocket as we sat down and the table wobbled! excellent proactive action to a problem! The staff were all very helpful and nothing was to... More

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Gillingham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

What a place what an experience the table the cups and saucers the lights little sandwich little cakes all beautiful loved it The music. The staff the food the tea and the pots The ladies loos. All fabulous fab want to do it again made you feel special and relaxed Enjoyed the whole thing

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We went for the celebration afternoon tea for my mother's birthday. Such a beautiful venue to have afternoon tea in. My mother had always wanted to go to the Ritz for tea and she certainly wasn't disappointed. The tea choice was spectacular (the lemon verbena goes very well). One of our guests was gluten intolerant and was provided for without... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

My wife had booked Champagne Afternoon Tea as one of my Christmas presents. What a wonderful experience - with seemingly unlimited food and tea, and live music. We opted for the 7.30pm time which generated a lovely atmosphere within the place. A couple at the next table got engaged during tea which was fun to witness! Glad to have done... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We had tea at the Ritz in November, and it was wonderful. Now we have had dinner there as a treat from our daughters. Everything was absolutely perfect. I love that there is a dress code, and that the waiters are in bow tie and tails. If you think this means the ambience is snooty, you couldn't be more wrong.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Took parents for afternoon tea - cant fault the food or the service. Everyone was extremely attentive for the outset - sandwiches, cakes and tea were superb and the ambiance couldn't be replicated elsewhere. A wonderful experience.

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