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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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150 Piccadilly | The Ritz Hotel London, London W1J 9BR, England
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Reviewed October 23, 2017 via mobile

Was a amazing experience. Staff were really helpful and friendly. Got lots to eat and drink. Worth every penny.

1  Thank 632passingby
Reviewed October 21, 2017

I have always wanted to experience Afternoon tea at The Ritz. If I was ever going to have Afternoon tea it would have to be here. I booked up 6 months in advance for a pre Birthday treat. We arrived at The Ritz an hour...More

8  Thank Brenda D
Reviewed October 21, 2017 via mobile

From start finish, we had a amazing time was made to feel special. Cocktails when we arrived in the bar. Then went in for afternoon tea. Sandwiches cakes scones were lovely, replenished all the time, lovely tea and coffee. We had pink champagne and near...More

Thank Lynn P
Reviewed October 14, 2017

Excellent service from the minute you walk in, the staff are lovely they greet you at the door and very helpful. We had champagne tea which was lovely the waiters brought in 2nd plate of finger sandwiches so was the cakes 2nd helping... Delicious !!!...More

1  Thank Linda
Reviewed October 11, 2017 via mobile

Unlike some of the other reviews on here, I really enjoyed my tea, from the minute you walk in the staff are attentive, polite and helpful. It is held in the Palm Court, which is such a beautiful setting and along with the pianist I...More

2  Thank Globalintrepid
Reviewed October 9, 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful time at The Ritz celebrating my daughters 18th Birthday. The staff were very attentive and nothing was too much trouble. We were seated in a corner table which was excellent and had a 3.30pm seating. The food was lovely, everything was explained....More

1  Thank Candy J G
Reviewed October 9, 2017 via mobile

We have been to The Ritz for Afternoon Tea 5-6 times over the past few years. We always find it very pleasant, the food is lovely and you are always offered more sandwiches and cakes and with that in mind you can certainly get your...More

Thank RCD_31
Reviewed October 9, 2017

A Christmas present from our family, we had planned to very sit in July but had to wait until September as we didn’t fancy having afternoon tea at 7.30 at night! To be honest this should have started the warning bells but really didn’t think...More

2  Thank Pitstop51
Reviewed October 4, 2017

Our experience was similar to MsP and Hilary R. We were celebrating our 70ths and it was a nice place to visit and say we'd done it but the food and presentation was disappointing. Proper cuppa though - a whole pot each of wonderful Ritz...More

3  Thank Bevill
Reviewed October 3, 2017 via mobile

Been there for our 3rd wedding anniversary, all went well as usual , the only issue was that the waiters were too fast explaining the sandwiches , I know it is odd but I guess it is my right to have waiter who is patient...More

1  Thank Mahdi D
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
September 11, 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.
August 30, 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
July 23, 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
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  • Value
Average prices
$67 - $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
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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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
  • Neighborhood: 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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