The musicians were wonderful. They played delightful music, which rather made me think of Titanic as the ship was about to sink. Nontheless, it was very beautiful. It had to be because there was no where for us to wait while they got the tables ready. People who had dressed up for the occasion had to mill around the lobby like lost sheep whilst the waiters relayed the tables from the last sitting. It felt like we were on a conveyor belt. When the tables were ready we were ushered to our seat and given a choice of tea. That was nice. Then the sandwiches came. I ask you, £45 a head to eat a plate of sandwiches, which if you are vegetarian leave alot to be desired. You would think they could be more inventive than slabs of cheddar in one, and egg mayo in the other. It felt like we had paid £45 to have a plate of Tesco value sandwiches cut up for us. The Ritz is trading off its name and charging extortionate rates for it.
Not worth it. If you have to have afternoon tea in London, The Savoy or The Wolseley are much better.
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