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We ate in the Palm Court restaurant to celebrate our son receiving his Duke of Edinburgh Gold award from Edward, Duke of Wessex earlier in the day. We were not disappointed in any way right from the minute we stepped inside. The prices were reassuringly outrageous and expected, however you do receive a wonderful dining experience in return. Our food was sublime, the surroundings are wonderful and as we dined we were able to have conversation, whilst at the same time listening to a string quartet. A truly memorable experience all around.
I am fortunate enough to visit many of London’s finest hotels and restaurants. I breakfasted there with clients. Ignoring the richness of the hotel’s history, everything is simply done to perfection. The food was difficult to surpass. The unique aspect of a hotel of this quality is there is nothing that can’t be done for you. Many well known brands rest on their laurels, the Ritz has avoided this all too common pitfall.
We were lucky enough to be invited to a private dinner held in he Music Room. The dinner was introduced by their Executive Chef, John Williams. Everything about the evening was superb. The room is just beautiful, the staff were attentive and polite and the food was just glorious. I just wish I could afford to eat there every week! The starter was Fillet of Brill with grapes which just melted in the mouth. The Steak Tournedos were flavoured with black truffle. And to finish a pastry of Autumn Fruits. Each course was paired with a superb wine. Just an amazing evening.
"Lovely but slow"
We went for lunch as a family. The setting is amazing and the food was delicious. We were booked in at half 1 and had somewhere to be at half 4 but felt 3 hours for a 3 course lunch was plenty of time. It was not and we had to hurry them along. There was a 45 minute wait between ordering and our starters and nearly an hour between our starters and main. I understand its nice to take it slow and have a relaxed lunch but this was just far too slow. Also drinks are extortionate. The wine selection is brilliant but I had a Hendricks and tonic which was £20. The tonic is available in most places, as is Hendricks so I'm not sure how they can justify charging basically double to everywhere else. I did like the experience but I felt a little let down.
We were treated like royalty! Such an amazing place, it is so beautiful and the staff are very attentive and excellent in their work. The whole experience was fabulous and I would highly recommend taking afternoon tea here. Gentlemen, please remember to dress appropriately, a jacket and tie, with trousers (no jeans) is the dress attire expected. You will feel out of place if you do not dress as above and may even be asked to visit their cloakroom to hire the appropriate wear. After all, taking tea at The Ritz is an occasion! And the same applies to us ladies, it is an opportunity to dress up and enjoy ourselves! I suggest you have only a little breakfast, as the sandwiches, cakes and tea are very filling! So look forward to a wonderful experience at The Ritz and you will feel a million dollars!
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM