We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Afternoon Tea

#312 of 17,967 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
St. James's
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Get directions
150 Piccadilly | The Ritz Hotel London, London W1J 9BR, England
+44 20 7493 8181
Website
Today
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 am
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 11:00 am
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 am
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

2,876 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 2,690: English reviews
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were looking forward with great anticipation to our afternoon tea which was a gift from a family member for my birthday. Unfortunately the service was quite poor and we felt very overlooked and then we were asked if we had finished after only being there for an hour. The quality of the food was quite average .They gave us... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Jo N
Kailua, Hawaii
Level Contributor
17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We did high tea here for Easter "brunch", and I can not say enough nice things about the staff. Obviously, the Ritz is the Ritz for a reason, but we had a 4 year old, and a 2 year old with us. My 4 year old got sick and vomited on the table, to which the waiter didn't flinch. He... More 

Helpful?
Thank Amy L
Brighton
Level Contributor
13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

wanted to do something special that we could remember the day by. we where treated like royals from start to end. We asked to have our photo taken which was done so well infact more than one was taken. we offered many times more sandwiches or cakes, they keep coming round to pour our tea out for us. I asked... More 

Helpful?
Thank bennis
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The service at the Ritz is excellent. The food is good but there are other places offering food of the same standard or even better. Pay for the ambience and an experience of traditional British afternoon tea.

Helpful?
Thank CandiceWang
Livingston, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
132 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went for afternoon tea as a celebratory event with my daughter and husband. We had a fabulous time and nothing was to much for the staff who were attentive, courteous and knowledgeable. The food was superb - nice range of sandwiches, excellent scones with jam and crew (nicely warmed) followed by cakes both at the table and from a trolley... More 

Helpful?
Thank Bobble50
Reigate, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

See attached photo of the tablecloth.... Not what one would expect at The Ritz..... Walls shabby and marked.... No top up of teacup by the waiters though it was done on other tables.... Overall the service was a bit stilted and the waiter describing the sandwiches was not very confident and it was all a bit laboured.

Helpful?
Thank littlerua
pennsylvania
Level Contributor
49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Simply the best in the city known for celebrating high teas. High tea in the Palm Court at the Ritz simply can't be duplicated - it is the best. Enjoyed by all - even the men for the iconic experience it is.

Helpful?
Thank momofthreepa
Barrie, Canada
Level Contributor
66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Afternoon tea at the Ritz has always been on my bucket list- and it didn't disappoint! We found the waiters were kind and attentive (even though we ended up being 10 min late, they seated us and made no big fuss). The food was delicious- we couldn't finish it all there was so much! And the tea was absolutely delicious,... More 

Helpful?
Thank SarahHinton13
Maulden, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

How to celebrate your birthday in style. Lovely setting with the harpist playing in the background. Had champagne tea (16 extra for a glass but boy it was nice champagne). For me as a vegetarian I was chuffed as they gave me a separate plate of vegetarian sandwiches. Too many cakes ......to eat.... gorgeous. Allow 1 hour 30 mins to... More 

Helpful?
Thank Hazel T
Ormskirk, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went in the school holidays on a trip to London and booked for 4 of us (2 children) not cheap but considering the occasion we didn't mind. Our girls are 7 and 12 and we were all very excited. The surroundings didn't let us down. It was beautiful and there was a lovely atmosphere. The children were made very... More 

Helpful?
Thank DiNewland

Been to Afternoon Tea? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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
$64 - $99
Cuisine
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 11:00 am
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 am
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 am
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 am
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 am
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 am
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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
  • Neighborhood: 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.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Afternoon Tea and other visitors
37 questions
Ask a question
London, United Kingdom
Providence, Rhode Island
1 month ago
2 months ago

See all questions (37)

Questions? Get answers from Afternoon Tea staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in St. James's

Neighborhood Profile
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.
Explore this neighborhood