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Tea at the Ritz

#277 of 17,833 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
££££
Neighbourhood:
St. James's
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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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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

certainly old boys club ,, all we needed was a pigs head , obviously they dont like strangers , looking down their noses at me ,

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Thank Ian S
Greater London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Beautiful traditional English afternoon tea. Although was a little cramped, but the service was great, the food was also great. The piano man was just brilliant, he was actually the highlight of the day :)

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Thank Affy81
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

At a cost of over £50 per person for afternoon tea one does expect something exceptional. It wasn't. Polite, friendly service but tables too close and everyone crammed in. I didn't feel I could sit back and relax. Plates, teapots, cake stand and other tableware was laid out on a table far too small. You need time to savour all... More 

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Thank takemeaway532013
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed a delightful afternoon tea experience at the Ritz, following a voucher which was purchased for us as a gift. The experience was wonderful. The setting was amazing. The ambience just right. And a harpist softly playing whilst we ate was a lovely addition. The food was delicious and the service excellent and very friendly. Despite being 'The Ritz'... More 

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Thank Backman123
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I went here for Afternoon Tea and it was wonderful. The ambience was fantastic and provided a lovely environment to enjoy afternoon tea. This was a birthday present for my friend and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The service was great and the food and tea provided were exceptional. Certainly one of the best Afternoon Teas i've been too. Strongly advise... More 

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Thank A_mckay2
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Honestly, some of the nicest finger food I've ever eaten! Pricey, but you certainly get what you pay for.

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Thank MissHodor
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon tea at the Ritz. We had naturally dressed very smart, as is the dress code, but were a little surprised to see some ladies wearing t-shirts and trainers. The tea itself was delicious. Excellent sandwiches, cakes and a beautiful pot of tea. We did feel the scones were slightly under-baked but edible. We were offered... More 

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Thank MathandAndy
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I took my mother here as a birthday present a few months ago. I booked 6 months in advance, therefore I would have expected a good seat however we were seated right at the entrance of the dining area which completely lacked privacy. We were asked to be moved but they said that there was no where to be moved... More 

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed tea at the ritz today. The Palm court is beautiful and the staff were excellent, welcoming and helpful but never intrusive. The tea, food and birthday cake were gorgeous.

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Thank Emma R
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a beautiful mesmerising wonderful place. I though I might feel out of place but I didn't. The staff were amazing, they made you feel welcome and nothing was too much trouble. The food was fantastic xx

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Thank Nicki S

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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