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Ritz Afternoon Tea

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Ritz Afternoon Tea

Is tipping expected? If so, how much? I know the men should wear coat and tie, but should the women wear hosiery? I have not been to London for several years so am not sure what would constitute proper dress for the women for Afternoon Tea. Thank you so much for your help.

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1. Re: Ritz Afternoon Tea

The £37 per person charge includes service charge, so you needn't tip additionally.

Hosiery isn't a necessity. If you're in a nice dress or skirt (or even nice trousers) and wearing nice shoes, that's fine.

Hope you enjoy your tea - tea at the Ritz is a special event! :-)

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They advise one to be smartly dressed, which for the ladies, is a relatively broadbrush approach to attire. So long as you appear to be well heeled (in both senses) you will have no problem. It is extremely pleasant to observe and be observed wearing one's Sunday best there.

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3. Re: Ritz Afternoon Tea

You may be surprised by how busy it is...

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4. Re: Ritz Afternoon Tea

Quick calculation one day when just sitting not even ruminating around £300,000 pa.

More than some restaurants favoured by contributors here.

Where do the suppliers supply their best items?

Regmaiche

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5. Re: Ritz Afternoon Tea

"Puttin' on the Ritz" is as much a state of mind as a sense of fashion. So, sure, dress smartly. But hum "Puttin' on the Ritz" at the same time just to get yourself in the mood for the place (even if the 1929 Irving Berlin song of the same name was not specifically written with the Rizt in London in mind).

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Yes the song which was written for the Ritz London was

"A nightingale sang in Berkely Square"

quote refrain

There were angels dining at the Ritz"

THence the plays it many evenings.

And in E flat --- not D sharp.

The lady pianist tho obviously classically trained plays it with fine technique

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7. Re: Ritz Afternoon Tea

add "Orchestra"

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