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Tea at the Ritz

#254 of 17,702 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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Rugby, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were very welcome by very pleasant staff. With the Christmas decoration still in place the hotel looked magical. The Afternoon tea was delicious and plentiful and the staff very attentive. We would recommend it as a special treat.

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Thank Patricia A
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely sandwiches and service. The atmosphere is something special and that is what you pay for. Well worth it!

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Thank EllieBmore
ashford, kent
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I went for Afternoon Tea yesterday afternoon. This was a gift from her work colleagues on her retirement. What an experience it was from the doorman to the reception staff and waiters they couldn't have been more welcoming and pleasant. We decided to add a glass of champagne to enhance our experience and as you would expect... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful place, attentive staff, good selection of teas, we had the Dajeerling and the Ritz blend tea. We enjoyed the tea, but felt that the finger sandwiches had been left in a cool place or a fridge, so the bread was not as fresh tasting as it could have been as it was too cold. We were really full by... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were bought this as a gift. Asked for a 4pm reservation but were given 1:30pm. No apologies given. We turned up and were crammed into an area to the front of the hotel....not where the 'real' people go. The whole thing felt like you were being rushed through it for the next sitting. They began clearing up while you... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband took me to The Ritz for my birthday (1st Jan), something that we were both looking forward to. Firstly I must say the Ritz is stunning, beautiful décor and especially for Christmas! We were early and had to wait around, as there were no available seats and nobody even tried to assist in finding one (we ended up... More 

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Thank groovyjo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Afternoon Tea was a treat to finish our ladies weekend in London. Greeted by the lovely doormen and directed to the cloakroom to deposit our coats and luggage, then straight to our table in beautiful surroundings. Service was excellent and the tea was fabulous but far too much for our party of five ladies to finish. The whole experience was... More 

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Thank Ohnoitsme
uk
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Decided to try the 19:30 sitting, and im glad we did.We arrived at 19:15 and were shown straight to our table. The sedate pace to the whole evening was in contrast to the last time we visited some 6 years ago and was a 15:30 sitting. The service we received fro the young Italian was very friendly and professional. The... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are plenty of places to enjoy afternoon tea in London. I don't know if the Ritz is "the best" as that's rather subjective; but it is certainly "one of the best". The decor is beautiful, the service excellent, and the food scrumptious (love the sandwiches!). The only thing to complain about is the price tag, but that is known... More 

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Chelmsford, England, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The doorman who greeted you was great and things just got better. It was even more than I had expected and a really lovely treat. plenty to eat and attentive staff who were intent on making the visit wonderful. This must be the best afternoon tea in London. lf I had a negative it was that having had the sandwiches,scones... More 

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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$61 - US$95
Cuisine
European, British
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
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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