Palm Court at the Ritz

  • Restaurants
  • British
Piccadilly
The Ritz hotel is internationally regarded as a premier destination for afternoon tea, serving some 400 covers a day in its diminuitive Palm Court. Despite its fame, however, culinary and service standards are oft-criticised; this is very much a production line. But there’s more to taking tea than perfectly turned out scones – which, while we’re on the subject, are annoyingly doughy here. The Ritz has the sense of occasion down pat: there’s palpable excitement among the dressed-up guests and glamour in the setting. It makes for a glitzy afternoon tea, and one that will undoubtedly impress visiting relatives and guests. Note: five sittings a day (each for around 1 hour 45 minutes); booking up to eight weeks ahead recommended. Dress code: smart (no jeans, no trainers, plus jacket and tie for gents).
Venue name: Palm Court at the Ritz
Contact:
Address: 150 Piccadilly
London
W1J 9BR
Opening hours: Afternoon tea served 11.30am-7.30pm daily
Transport: Tube: Green Park tube
Price: Afternoon tea £40 per head

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Vicky

An excellent place to indulge yourself for an afternoon tes. The decoration was brilliant. The service is is excellent and the food and drink was delicious. It was a real sensational experience.

Angel

Amazing tea! The first place I ever went for afternoon tea and now it is my standard. It everything I expected and more. The over doneness of the room was fantastic against the harp playing band. The tea was delightful; the food was delicious and plenty. I am only sorry I didn't pace myself to try all the sweets. The scones were amazing with the clotted cream, yum! The service was more than excellent. I don’t have any real criticisms other than I thought where we where was a bit of a squeeze but there was something charming in that. I would definitely go back again and again.