Having been for tea at the Ritz on a previous occasion and thoroughly enjoying it, I was excited to take my husband for the first time for his 50th birthday treat. I was especially looking forward to the decor and the choir as well as the glass of champagne of course!
We were not disappointed and the Palm Court looked beautiful in its red and gold finery for Christmas. There was a huge Christmas tree in the main foyer and other trees dotted around.
As expected the sandwiches were delicious and we thoroughly enjoyed the selection offered which were replenished as requested. We were treated to 4 mouth watering scones which were the best I have ever had, with plenty of jam and clotted cream. They were served warm.
We had the choice of a large tea menu and my husband chose the darjeeling and another speciality tea whereas I chose the Royal tea.
After the sandwiches and scones there was a choice of cakes and then some warm mince pies. Finally we were offered a special Christmas cake or a apple frangipane tart. All of this was washed down with a very moreish glass of Champagne. Neither of us went away hungry and in fact couldn't eat another thing for the rest of the day!
The choir was sang for possibly 45 minutes or so was a very nice touch and made the whole occasion very Christmassy and special.
Although expensive at £60 a head I can honestly say that I feel it was worth every penny and will hopefully be returning next year!
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