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Tea at the Ritz

#281 of 17,934 Restaurants in London
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150 Piccadilly | The Ritz Hotel London, London W1J 9BR, England
+44 20 7493 8181
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Today
12:30 - 14:00
07:00 - 11:00
17:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 08:00 - 11:00
19:00 - 22:30
Sun - Sat 12:30 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 11:00
17:30 - 22:00
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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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160 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Was fully expecting to give a 5* review, but unfortunately I can't. The sandwiches and cakes were fine, but nothing special and I've certainly had better scones elsewhere. However, the seating is extremely cramped and the table was barely large enough - and the room was cold, meaning we both ate with our coats on. On entering the hotel there... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Service is incredible and attentive! I felt like a princess when they bought out a birthday cake for me and they played the happy birthday song on the piano. The afternoon tea itself is royal, the tea is top quality and the scones were fresher than fresh. Not one thing can be faulted! Immaculate afternoon tea experience . Will most... More 

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Kent
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

6 of us had a lovely time on Saturday afternoon at The Ritz having a champagne afternoon tea. The sandwiches, scones, tea and cake were sublime and the service was second to none. Very considerate towards one member of or party who is expecting and the birthday boy. Cannot recommend this enough! Book early though if you're coming from abroad.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What an amazing experience! I don't even drink tea but still thoroughly enjoyed. The sandwiches, cakes and scones were absolutely delicious as was the glass of champagne! The staff were very attentive and the atmosphere perfect. I loved every minute of it!

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Thank Sian S
Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Treated our daughter for her 21st Birthday and it was everything and more than we expected. Beautiful building, elegant ambiance, superb knowledgeable attentive staff, with a tea lesson from the Tea Master! lovely sandwiches, cakes and tea. A truly memorable experience! Thoroughly recommended.

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Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was recently treated to afternoon tea here. Anyone thinking of doing this, it is not a cheap treat. The food was ok nothing out of the ordinary. The scones were light but dry. In saying that it was an amazing experience to sit and havectea in this beautiful building. The staff were amazing. The service was very attentive without... More 

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Birmingham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must st least once in your life, just to experience the splendid service and amazing decor of this hotel. Lovely sandwiches and cakes.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Reserved For a special visit for Our 50th Wedding Anniversary on our trip to London, not much to say except this has to be 1 to be put on The Bucket List. Excellent & Elegant!

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north wales
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been fortunate enough to have sampled many afternoon teas in London and beyond. However, when you mention afternoon tea in London, everyone expects you to go to the Ritz due to its reputation. So, after reading many reviews here, I finally decided to go and find out for myself. When we arrived in our cab, the doorman bypassed ours,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Afternoon Tea at The Ritz - the service was first class. The waiters were very helpful & understanding. The teas, sandwiches, scones and cakes were delicious and in abundance. Will be going there again soon :)

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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
US$ 62 - US$ 96
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 11:00
12:30 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:30 - 14:00
07:00 - 11:00
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:30 - 14:00
07:00 - 11:00
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:30 - 14:00
07:00 - 11:00
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
12:30 - 14:00
07:00 - 11:00
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
12:30 - 14:00
07:00 - 11:00
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
12:30 - 14:00
07:00 - 11:00
17:30 - 22:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: 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.

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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.
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