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Afternoon Tea

150 Piccadilly | The Ritz Hotel London, London W1J 9BR, England
+44 20 7493 8181
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good17%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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150 Piccadilly | The Ritz Hotel London, London W1J 9BR, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we were greeted at the front door and our dress code was discreetly checked which is great start this was my treat my 50th and I was so happy one tip go hungry because this is a big meal the waiters are so stylish and...More

2  Thank Jeff M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had tea for two with champagne at the ritz. So overrated this experience. Book somewhere else, st ermins, savoy , claridges, etc. The sandwiches were mediocre , tea service was slow- the sandwiches had been eaten before the tea arrived! Very pretentious, had to sit...More

1  Thank peawack_9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At the 3rd time i managed to make a reservation with 3 months ahead the date. It's an experience of a life if you can not live this way. But it's something to try. This is old english charm and style. The place is historic....More

Thank Pedro P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

That was special and something I will always remember. I thought this not going to fill us up but it was plenty with extras that arrived. Scones the best I ever tasted. £70 each was expensive but with the experience I will remember for ever.

Thank Donzerella
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a Xmas treat for the family. We had Champagne with a good selection of tea in silverware. The sandwiches and cakes were average, we have had much better in other hotels and the servings are quite generous. The welcome as you enter was...More

1  Thank melrose99
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved having afternoon tea here! The beautiful venue with its impressive decor and low lighting, the outstanding service, live musician, and dress code really added to the overall ambiance of the place. We had felt welcomed the minute we stepped through the doors. As...More

Thank Yurikaz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took my mother here for her 80th. The price is huge for a few cups of tea, some sandwiches, scones and cake but she loved it; so there is value there. Be warned: do not go large on the sandwiches, however dainty and appealing,...More

Thank Dylan J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For my Grandmother's 85th birthday, we treated her to afternoon tea at the Ritz. Off the bat, this was an eye-waterigly expensive experience... but it is a fantastic, luxurious and quintessentially British treat, that I'd recommend trying at least once. The hotel itself is located...More

Thank HSed22
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place for afternoon tea although we had to book a table for 11.30 as it was fully booked a month ahead nice sandwiches scone & cakes plus a good selection of teas. Ask for more if you can eat it !

Thank steve h
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I thought this was a little overrated. The sandwiches were not the best the tea was okay, but I had to switch to champagne, but the desserts were good!

Thank Colorado79
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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Are you allowed to wear flat gold/silver toe/poster sandals for the afternoon tea in line with the dress code ??
2 June 2017|
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Response from Jacki51 | Reviewed this property |
The dress code stipulates, no trainers, no jeans or sportswear. As gentleman have to wear a jacket and tie, it is a nice excuse to dress up too. Personally I wore open toed shoes with a kitten heel. As toe poster sandals... More
Are you allowed to wear toe-poster flat sandals (gold/silver etc) for afternoon tea in the Palm Court ???
2 June 2017|
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Response from Lars_Krull | Reviewed this property |
I would think so. But this is not so much how "low you can go in standard" this is also about, that most other visitors actually at length dress up for the occasion and tries to look like a million - Since you ask about... More
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Hello, we are booked for afternoon tea next weekend. As it is my cousins birthday is it possible to bring our own cake or would we need to order one through you? Many thanks.
15 April 2017|
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Response from Lorna S | Reviewed this property |
We had tea at the Ritz for my birthday last December I would never go again. It was complete rubbish and the disgusting pea and lettuce sandwiches (supposedly for us Vegans?!!) were the best that they could do. Shameful and... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$64 - US$98
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
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:00 - 11:00
12:30 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:00
07:00 - 11:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:00
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07:00 - 11:00
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17:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:00
07:00 - 11:00
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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
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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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