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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 1 week ago via mobile

We took our daughter for afternoon tea at The Ritz for her 18th birthday and it was well worth every penny spent, we booked the celebration champagne tea. The Palm Court is a fantastic setting, the table was beautifully set and all waiters were very...More

Thank lovelyjubblyholiday
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not afternoon tea, as it was at 7:30 PM. Comments are only about the atmosphere and overall service. This place is opulent to say the least. Stunning decor, but still classy. Staff was first-rate, though I noticed it was mostly male servers, with a great...More

Thank tychieng
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tea at the Ritz with family,lovely location, very welcoming entrance, staff especially doorman who took loads of pictures for us, very accommodating. Having had tea at the Shard in the Shangri la hotel, felt this was not as good. Fairly ordinary and expensive. Loved the...More

Thank April-illy28
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely celebration afternoon tea here. Wonderful service, beautiful cakes. The surrounding environment was beautiful! We were disappointed to find we couldn't take our cakes home with us as we couldn't finish the afternoon tea. We also had a celebration cake to take home...More

Thank KWard126
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A group of 8 of us celebrated a friend's birthday (teen girl) and it's was really nice. Although we had never been to a tea in London before, they served us well and answered our questions without making us feel dumb. In fact the servers...More

Thank Roger R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took my friend from New Zealand here for a quintessentially English high tea (I've been a few times before). She absolutely loved it and was amazed throughout. Beautiful tea area in the Palm Court, service is excellent and the food was really lovely. I'm...More

Thank 29Jetsetter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Summing my wife's and I experience of afternoon tea at the Ritz, it would be best described as overrated, over priced and over when the lights start to flash. The tables were crammed together and the sandwiches were extremely bland. I would advise, if something...More

2  Thank denningboy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Classic and elegant dining room and service. The food is gorgeous, cakes are astonishing. This is the ideal place to relax on a lazy afternoon or to meet up with friends. One of the Best afternoon tea of the capital.

Thank Thomas G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is so special felt like the queen cakes sandwichers so nice I went for birthday trea got a birthday cake which was boxed up I would go again dress code they make you feel so speacl photos aloud would go again not that dear

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful décor, real experience, wonderful food and drink. Highly recommend for that special occasion.

Thank SueReed2014
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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Sarah H
24 July 2017|
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Response from doug c | Reviewed this property |
Yea smart casual. just not jeans and T shirt. the kids that we saw wear wearing smart casual so I'm guessing the Ritz is more relaxed when it comes to kids
4 July 2017|
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Response from RegL88 | Reviewed this property |
The Ritz is very traditional and over priced for what it is. Nice to go once for the atmosphere and traditional English afternoon tea. My opinion is at that age, they are too young to appreciate it. You would be better off... More
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
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 65 - USD 100
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 11:00
12:30 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:30
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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
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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
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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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