RestaurantsLondonMayfairW1

survey result

Summary

£124
£££££
3
Good
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Exceptionally good afternoon tea” is rightly renowned at this “elegant and traditional” gilded chamber – still the gold standard for the ceremony after all these years and an “all-round special occasion” where you are very well looked after. “Always our Christmas and birthday treat: expensive, but worth it!”

Summary

£114
£££££
3
Good
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The gold standard” for afternoon tea – this “exquisite room” (“a unique feature of the experience”) “is a well-known institution for a reason!”. “I’ve been to more afternoon teas than I can count, and the majority are trying to emulate the Ritz experience”. “Book ahead (months ahead, it is notoriously difficult to get a table!) and accept that it’s expensive and that it has a dress code. But it’s well worth it. A fantastic treat with flawless service and a wonderful, refined, atmosphere. British culture at its best!”

Summary

£114
£££££
3
Good
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The gold standard” for afternoon tea – this “exquisite room” (“a unique feature of the experience”) “is a well-known institution for a reason!”. “I’ve been to more afternoon teas than I can count, and the majority are trying to emulate the Ritz experience”. “Book ahead (months ahead, it is notoriously difficult to get a table!) and accept that it’s expensive and that it has a dress code. But it’s well worth it. A fantastic treat with flawless service and a wonderful, refined, atmosphere. British culture at its best!”

Summary

£107
£££££
2
Average
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“As a location, it’s synonymous with afternoon tea”, and “although it is very expensive” on practically all accounts this “gold standard” experience provides a “fantastic occasion” that’s “worth it”, with a drool-worthy selection of pastries, sandwiches, scones and cakes that “live up to the sumptuous surroundings”, plus a choice of 18 different brews (or Champagne!)

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Restaurant details

Highchair
23, 40
Jacket & tie required
400
Yes

The Ritz, Palm Court Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of The Ritz, Palm Court Restaurant in W1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Ritz, Palm Court restaurant.
Ruth J
Went for Afternoon Tea and was disappointed...
Reviewed 5 months, 28 days ago

"Went for Afternoon Tea and was disappointed. Selection of sandwiches but no savoury pastries etc. Small dainty cakes and two scones with small portion of clotted cream. They replenished the sandwiches and tea readily but if you wanted more cakes, you were only offered a slice from a larger cake on a trolley. Service is fast and efficient. As they have so many sittings during the day, it does feel very rushed. They bring the bill whether you are ready or not."

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Main
£67.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £32.00
Filter Coffee £0.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
150 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9BR
Opening hours
Monday7 am‑11 pm
Tuesday7 am‑11 pm
Wednesday7 am‑11 pm
Thursday7 am‑11 pm
Friday7 am‑11 pm
Saturday7 am‑11 pm
Sunday7 am‑11 pm

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