The Ritz London’s Afternoon Tea is one of those things you just need to have on your bucket list no matter what. You don’t need a special occasion, either.

The Ritz London is the only Afternoon Tea serving hotel in the UK to have a certified Tea Master, Giandomenico Scanu. For us foodies who enjoy tea as well, it is a special treat to hear more in-depth about the 18 different tea menu and pairing ideas.  You can try different teas and the staff are more than happy to tell you all about them.  I started with the Ritz Royal English, Chocolate Mint Rooibos with the sweets and finished with the Moroccan Mint. Amie had the Darjeeling First Flush and the Chamomile Flowers to finish.

You also have the option to start with champagne, and so you should. I have a very simple rule in life; if champagne is an option then just say yes to it!

The Ritz London, Kirk Lubimov Kirk's GuideThe sandwiches are delicious and freshly made. Our favourites were the chicken breast on malt bread, Scottish smoked salmon on sourdough bread and the classic egg salad on white. Don’t be afraid to ask for more or the specific kind you want.

The savories which included scones and pastries were finger licking good but not over the top sweet, perfect. Just when we thought we had it all, a gentleman with a trolley made the rounds offering mouthwatering strawberry cake that we miraculously found space for.

The staff of The Ritz London is what really makes the afternoon tea, or any visit for that matter, an extra special occasion. From the doormen to the Palm Court attendees everyone are absolutely gracious, welcoming and just fantastic.

Afternoon Tea is served at the opulent Palm Court with variety of seating arrangements. It is bright, uplifting, with beautiful chandeliers and flourish. The atmosphere is accompanied with Ian Gomes at the ivories, The Ritz’s resident pianist, who have played for some musical legends that you may have heard of; like Frank Sinatra?Now, I have read that single occupancy tables are welcomed but if you don’t find anyone to go with – I volunteer as tribute!!


Dress Code: Strictly enforced. Jacket and and ties for men. No jeans, sportswear or trainers. Dress to impress!

Reservations: A must, some of the times are booked months ahead. Sittings served daily at 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, 3:30 pm, 5:30 pm, and 7:30 pm.



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