A treat for afternoon tea lovers. The sanwiches melted in the mouth and when they were eaten they were replaced to such an extent that I didn't require any more food for the rest of the day! Superb scones, and very nice pastries completed the cakestand. The tea was of the finest quality, and the service outstanding. The only downside is that men have to wear a jacket and tie, though you would look out of place if you didn't.
The waiters could snoot for England, and the place is just like what you would imagine The Ritz would be. Everyone should do this at least once in their life, though it is the most expensive afternoon tea I have ever had, by a long way.
The only negative was some jobsworth at the door telling me I couldn't take a measly photo of my wife in the foyer for some unknown reason. I wasn't blocking anything and there didn't appear to be any logical reason why he should do this, except I suspect 'Rules are Rules'. Everyone else was taking pictures of everything that moved, and everything that didn't move as well.
A great day out, nevertheless.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Opened by renowned hotelier Cesar Ritz in 1906, The Ritz today still retains all the glamour and excitement synonymous with this world famous hotel. Perfectly located in a landmark position on Piccadilly in the heart of London's West End, the 136 room luxury hotel is ideally placed to suit both business and leisure visitors alike. Now totaling 111 bedrooms and 25 suites, the elegant rooms combine the original Louis XVI style interiors with modern day technology. Considered by many to be one of the most beautiful rooms in the world, The Ritz Restaurant features a magnificent frescoed ceiling with west facing windows overlooking the Terrace, the Italian Garden and Green Park beyond. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, with a Dinner Dance on Friday and Saturdays. The Palm Court restaurant offers, most famously, daily Afternoon Tea service which has been popular since the hotel first opened. The stylishly updated Rivoli Bar was designed by Tessa Kennedy and features Art Deco styled interiors. Open daily with a bar menu. Private dining facilities at William Kent House, the 18th century mansion house at The Ritz, include an exquisite selection of banquet rooms and suites. Possibly the most elegant and opulent private rooms in London, William Kent House offers the perfect venue for private receptions, weddings, boardroom meetings, lunches, dinners and gala events. The Ritz London is a Grade II star listed building and in 2002 became the first hotel to receive the Royal Warrant from his Royal Highness The Prince of Wales for banqueting and catering services. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Ritz London Hotel London
- The Ritz Hotel London
- Ritz Hotel London
- Ritz London
- London Ritz-Carlton
- The Ritz London England