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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 days ago via mobile

There are too many places but this one is my favourite ever ! I love everything especially Darjeeling tea. If I will have a proposal I want to be in there. I felt a princess into a fairytale, because everything it's magic when you drink...More

Thank Marica C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited the Ritz for afternoon tea to celebrate my boyfriend's mums birthday and it was the first time for us. It was a lovely experience and we had a nice time. The sandwiches were ok, the cheese sandwich was absolutely delicious! The scones were...More

Thank Darya28
Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice sandwiches, great scones ....good service all over in one hour fifteen minutes (although you have table for one hour thirty to forty five minutes) but then how long can you make tea last. It is a very nice way to pass an hour or...More

1  Thank Marilyn R
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was my second visit to the Ritz for afternoon tea and I have previously stayed here in a suite, both of which were fabulous, so I had very high expectations. However, it was rather disappointing on this occasion. We were met by the maitre...More

1  Thank cruella55
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was bought this as a 50th birthday treat as my family know how much I love family tea. Sadly for them and for me, this was the most overrated afternoon tea I have experienced. Whilst the staff were lovely, you are crowded into a...More

2  Thank SuzanneG4
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here once for afternoon tea as I heard very good things about this place but when we arrived we could not choose where to sit and could hardly hear yourself think because of the noise of crowds and for some reason they don't...More

1  Thank Ismail S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked a table for 8 family members to celebrate my mother's 80th birthday. The only time we could get was 1.30 which worked perfectly for us - afternoon tea became a "light lunch". We were a little nervous in case it was "too posh"...More

Thank KathB72
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner is disabled but they were so attentive. Taken through side entrance in wheelchair. Looked after his wheelchair as he walked with a stick to the table. This was one without a ledge so he could sit correctly. Good list of teas and prompt...More

1  Thank Neil G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was invited to Afternoon Tea on business. Service was ok and the waiters were polite but felt very rushed. For the price and what I am getting even though I've been told the food can be topped up should we want more, I still...More

Thank RegL88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I went to afternoon tea in Palm Court at the Ritz yesterday, this was a birthday present from my family, they know how much I love afternoon tea and The Ritz is famous for it. Having been to Raffles in Singapore and...More

2  Thank 102Karen57
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, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
07:00 - 11:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:00
07:00 - 11:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:00
07:00 - 11:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:00
07:00 - 11:00
17:30 - 22:00
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
  • E-mail
  • 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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