150 Piccadilly, St. James’s, London W1J 9BR
The Ritz London has been on my bucket list for a long time. This booking for afternoon tea was made in February and the waiter advised there’s now a 6-month waiting list.
Afternoon Tea takes place in what used to be the Ballroom. The location of the afternoon tea will be moved to the first floor of the Ritz in the new year.
The decor was beautiful and captivating. As soon as we arrived the clerk room staff took our coats and we were then seated at a lovely table. The staff were friendly and welcoming.
To start off we were given a glass of @ Barons de Rothschild “Reserve Ritz” Rosé which was crisp with a hint of sweetness.
We were then asked for our choice of tea. I chose The Ritz Royal English which is there version of English breakfast tea. My sister chose the Chocolate Mint Rooibos Tea which she enjoyed.
THE RITZ ROYAL ENGLISH
The Ritz own Breakfast Tea.
An exquisite blend of Golden Kenyan, Assam and Orange Pekoe
CHOCOLATE MINT ROOIBOS
Fine Organic Rooibos Tea blended with Spearmint and a hint of Chocolate
A pianist was playing classical music to set the tone and add to the ambience.
The sandwiches consisted of
- Ham with Grain Mustard Mayonnaise on Brioche Bread
- Cheddar Cheese with Chutney on Tomato Bread
- Cucumber with Cream Cheese, Dill and Mint on Granary Bread
- Breast of Chicken with Tarragon Creamed Mayonnaise on Malt Bread
- Scottish Smoked Salmon with Lemon Butter on Sourdough Bread
- Egg Mayonnaise with Chopped Shallots and Watercress on Brioche Roll
We were served a selection of sweet treats which included:
- Freshly Baked Plain and Fruit Scones
- Cornish Clotted Cream and Strawberry Preserve Assortment
- Coconut and Passionfruit Cream
- Raspberry Dessert
- Banana Profiterole
Overall, the experience was amazing. There was a lovely atmosphere, friendly staff and a delicious spread. I will definitely recommend you try. I plan to be back to try dinner.
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