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Afternoon Tea

150 Piccadilly | The Ritz Hotel London, London W1J 9BR, England
+44 20 7493 8181
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good17%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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150 Piccadilly | The Ritz Hotel London, London W1J 9BR, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Amazing........what more is there to say? It's the Ritz, first class service every time. Elegant surroundings, attentive, professional staff and service. Delicious afternoon tea, the food is so fresh. The younger clientele were very well catered for too. From the doorman to the waiting staff...More

Thank JRHartly97
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My son and daughter -in -law took me and my husband for my birthday treat. What a fabulous experience, we had an amazing time from start to finish . The doorman helped me to our taxi as it was raining ,perfect end to a lovely...More

1  Thank Linda B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We booked the 1:30 sitting, followed the dress code and were seated seamlessly in the centre right of the palm court, a truly stunning location. We were very well looked after, provided with a glass of champagne and as much sandwiches, cakes, tea and cream...More

Thank Andy W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband surprised me with afternoon tea for a special birthday. The whole experience didn’t disappoint. It’s somewhere I’ve always wanted to go. The room itself is amazing. We were both seated on the same side of the table - so we could get a...More

Thank dutch016
Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful experience. Booked the7.30. All candlelight. Made to feel special from start to finish.Attention to detail throughout. Professional without being pompous. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

Thank Eloiseandesme
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked a champagne afternoon tea for two on Sunday. My two children came as well. The hotel was very welcoming and on arrival we were led through the lounge where the majority of other parties were seated. Unfortunately there was no tables left so...More

Thank Sooty1966
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The trouble with our visit to The Ritz is that we visited Claridge's for Afternoon Tea the day before which was, hands down, one of the best experiences of my life. The Ritz unfortunately just didn't compare. Re. Atmosphere: Absolutely beautiful venue, although we were...More

4  Thank Yumyumyum86
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a very traditional experience of Afternoon Tea in London, this was in my "to-do list". I loved the macarrons! The service is impecable! It's not a place you feel very comfortable and natural. Everybody was dressed up. We were offered champagne glasses and I...More

Thank Fabiola S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice surroundings, staff extremely polite and very attentive, the sandwiches and cakes were nice but certainly nothing special and certainly not worth the money we paid. Wouldn't bother to visit again.

Thank Les F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This must rank as one of the best afternoon teas in London. Service is faultless and the surroundings magnificent.

Thank Stephen B
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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Fran C
19 February 2018|
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Response from Eloiseandesme | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I'm sure if you got in touch with the team before you go,they will help as much as they can and answer all your questions. I do hope you enjoy this experience as much as I didx
10 February 2018|
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Response from Eloiseandesme | Reviewed this property |
If you contact the Ritz directly they will be happy to help. Enjoy xx
Jean M
12 September 2017|
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Response from Yenaki | Reviewed this property |
I don't think you can keep your bags with you inside the Palm court as the spaces between tea tables are limited. However, I think you may ask the reception/concierge to keep your bags while you enjoy your aft. tea.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 70 - USD 108
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
8:00 am - 11:00 am
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 am
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 am
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 am
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 am
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 am
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 am
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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
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  • 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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