Over the years in my travels I have been to the Palm Court at the Ritz in London on 3 occasions. The first visit was lovely seeing everything, appreciating the decor and have a high tea for the first time at The Ritz.
Once you walk through the Reception area of The Ritz you are greeted with the Palm Court and it really is quite lovely and it can take you back and appreciate how this traditional tea was perhaps in years gone by. Only problem is they are fully booked every sitting and you just feel you are on a treadmill on - off and out please for the next sitting!
My first visit there was very nice although there was a slight attitude perceived with one of the waiters absolutely expecting his tip at the end of the tea - and we had doubts that he was going to pass on another tip to his colleague.
The second visit was still nice but you can't get away from the rush of it all. The actual tea, coffee, cakes and scones are lovely and the Ritz are generous with their servings. The quality of the food is very good and it is beautifully presented in their little portions.
The third visit once again was totally booked and my friend who I took along for the first time had an enjoyable High Tea. I found the floor manager had an attitude with me but once he found out I had been before that changed slightly. Reception staff are not friendly and just look at you - no smiling or welcoming! Would I go again - probably not.
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