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Summary

£116
£££££
3
Good
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“By far the most attractive dining room in London” is a regularly made claim for this uniquely “romantic” Louis XVI chamber: “one of the last places in the country (sadly) where proper silver service of the traditional, gueridon variety is delivered; and with faultless aplomb; and also (mostly) without pomposity”. Even those who say “the food is ultimately secondary to the amazing ambience of the room” often note “it’s still very delicious”; and quite a few reporters feel John Williams’s “classic French cuisine with top quality ingredients and superb sauces” unfairly risks being overlooked (“super-refined and exceptionally beautiful – my guest was a little less excited by the flavour combinations than I was, but, on the whole, dishes lived up to their appearance, and I felt it was almost worthy of a second Michelin star”). “Not cheap, but you get what you pay for!” (and that includes the weekend dinner dances).

Summary

£129
£££££
3
Good
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“For a very special occasion, there is nowhere better” than this “beyond-compare” Louis XVI chamber, widely acclaimed as “the most beautiful dining room in London”: “it will not only rekindle the romance in your marriage, it’s also great for impressing on business”. “Not to be totally outdone by the surroundings, staff are friendly and unpretentious, and the classic cuisine under head chef John Willliams is measured and precise (if not exactly cheap… but it’s not supposed to be!)”. Top Tip – “a lovely fancy place for an epic breakfast”; also “the dinner dance is special and great value”.

Summary

£129
£££££
3
Good
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“For a very special occasion, there is nowhere better” than this “beyond-compare” Louis XVI chamber, widely acclaimed as “the most beautiful dining room in London”: “it will not only rekindle the romance in your marriage, it’s also great for impressing on business”. “Not to be totally outdone by the surroundings, staff are friendly and unpretentious, and the classic cuisine under head chef John Willliams is measured and precise (if not exactly cheap… but it’s not supposed to be!)”. Top Tip – “a lovely fancy place for an epic breakfast”; also “the dinner dance is special and great value”.

Summary

£132
£££££
3
Good
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“One of the best rooms in London, if not in the world!” – this “most beautiful” Louis XVI chamber provides a “glorious” riot of bronze, marble, painted ceiling and mirrors. From the kitchen overseen by John Williams, the “traditional Anglo-French dishes served from splendid silver carts” provide “an utterly magnificent and delightfully plutocratic experience… if sadly with prices to match”. “Service treats you like royalty”, and “for a romantic evening, you can’t beat it” (especially, for older lovebirds, if combined with the evenings of music and dance).

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Jacket & tie required
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The Ritz Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of The Ritz Restaurant in W1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Ritz restaurant.
Sally M
We had a lovely evening at the Ritz eating ...
Reviewed 1 months, 2 days ago

"We had a lovely evening at the Ritz eating really delicious classical food. The service was wonderful and the ambience magical. All in all a delightful experience in a beautiful dining room. "

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Ruth J
We had a voucher for dinner, the set menu, ...
Reviewed 1 months, 22 days ago

"We had a voucher for dinner, the set menu, with a glass of champagne and two glasses of wine each. Personally I thought this worked out as good value for the experience. The food, every course, was excellent with great flavours. The staff were very efficient and friendly. The ambience is great - the dining room is stunning. I would go again other than the dress code puts you off and is now a bit dated."

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T M
Had the tasting menu. Cooking very accurate...
Reviewed 4 months, 6 days ago

"Had the tasting menu. Cooking very accurate with well balanced dishes. Some nice twists and excellent flavours. Service was good but still training. Its a fantastic classy dining room with perfect lighting."

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Ian S
Menu remains outstanding and well above a 1...
Reviewed 11 months, 24 days ago

"Menu remains outstanding and well above a 1 michelin star. Somellier also able to find some interesting and reasonably priced wines (for a fine dining venue) and at the same time you get to enjoy the elegant backdrop of the Ritz Dining Room"

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch   £65.00
Dinner   £72.00
Pretheatre    
SundayLunch   £72.00
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 130.00 Dinner only 5
Menu2 150.00 Dinner only 7

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£35.00 £52.00 £23.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £58.00
Filter Coffee £8.00
150 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9BR
Opening hours
Monday8 am‑2 pm, 7 pm‑9:30 pm
Tuesday8 am‑2 pm, 7 pm‑9:30 pm
Wednesday8 am‑2 pm, 7 pm‑9:30 pm
Thursday8 am‑2 pm, 7 pm‑9:30 pm
Friday8 am‑2 pm, 7 pm‑9:30 pm
Saturday8 am‑2 pm, 7 pm‑9:30 pm
Sunday8 am‑2 pm, 7 pm‑9:30 pm

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