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survey result

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!)

Summary

£87
 ££££
2
Average
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Even those who find this famous afternoon tea experience “a bit cheesy”, feel “it has to be done” given its status as the benchmark that has for so long epitomised the occasion, and it’s “possibly the best of its type in grand surroundings”. Yes, it’s “expensive – but if you’re going to do it, do it in style”. Top Tip – “you’ll need to book months ahead for that special event”.

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Restaurant details

Highchair
23, 40
Jacket & tie required
400
Yes

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£32.00 £52.00 £20.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £40.00
Filter Coffee £0.00
Extras  
Bread £0.00
150 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9BR
Opening hours
Monday8 am‑2 pm, 6:30 pm‑9 pm
Tuesday8 am‑2 pm, 6:30 pm‑9 pm
Wednesday8 am‑2 pm, 6:30 pm‑9 pm
Thursday8 am‑2 pm, 6:30 pm‑9 pm
Friday8 am‑2 pm, 6:30 pm‑9 pm
Saturday8 am‑2 pm, 6:30 pm‑9 pm
Sunday8 am‑2 pm, 6:30 pm‑9 pm

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