The afternoon tea at The Ritz in London is an institution in itself. One of the most popular aspects of the hotel and being served for nearly 100 years, it is renowned for being the perfect British experience and an unforgettable afternoon.
When The Ritz first opened its doors on 24th May 1906, it was considered to be one of the greatest hotels in the world. Conceived by the famous hotelier César Ritz it aimed to become the ultimate destination for guests looking to stay at the most luxurious hotel ever made.
In 2002, The Ritz received a Royal Warrant from His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, The Ritz London is the first, and only hotel to have been honoured with this prestigious award. The Ritz has been a hotel of choice for Hollywood stars, Royalty and leaders of the world. In addition, the Palm Court was as popular for afternoon Tea when it first opened its door as it is Today.
The Afternoon tea is served at the elegant Palm Court with it’s sparkling chandeliers and dazzling mirrors in five different sittings between 11:30am – 7:30pm everyday. The Ritz serves an astonishing 400 afternoon teas a day and yet they have a waiting list.
With its reputation for being a benchmark of global luxury, it does make you a bit nervous when you first enter this astonishing establishment. However with one of the finest trained staff who make you feel very comfortable it is an absolutely amazing experience.
The Dress Code
It’s not every day that you are going to take your take afternoon tea at The Ritz so the dress code is as fancy as the whole experience itself. For gents, a jacket and tie are compulsory with Jeans and sportswear being prohibited. Consider it a chance to look your very best, which I think helps play into the magic of the occasion.
From start to finish you can expect nothing but world-class hospitality. From the courteous well dressed smiling doorman to the waiters who are immaculately turned out, the silverware polished and the ambiance nurtured by the chimes of the resident pianist in the backdrop. The ever so attentive waiters will make sure you want for nothing, topping you up as you go away with smiles.
A very traditional tea with more then 16 different loose leaf teas to choose from, finger sandwiches, scones with Devonshire clotted cream and of course a selection of pastries and cakes and macaroons you will not go back hungry. To wash it all down you can either use the extensive collection brew or go for their very own brand of Champagne.
The Ritz captures the essence of London’s history and culture and is the perfect setting to experience one of Britain’s long-standing traditions.
The afternoon tea at The Ritz is an experience to be treasured forever. So go ahead and book yours now and make memories. The Afternoon Tea @ The Ritz