The Ritz Hotel London
Indulge in a slice of the finest British tradition and a champagne celebration with our Afternoon Tea experiences at The Ritz London.
Whilst dining at The Ritz, savour a selection of finely cut sandwiches, freshly baked scones with Cornish clotted cream and strawberry preserve, and a mouth-watering range of exquisitely presented pastries and teacakes, replenished on request.
As well as 18 different types of loose-leaf tea to choose from, why not sip a glass of Champagne to add some extra sparkle to the occasion.
This most charming English Afternoon Tea in Mayfair is served in the spectacular surroundings of the hotel’s former Ballroom located in The Ritz Club, on the lower ground floor of the hotel. For the first time in over a century, you can dine in this wonderful venue for a limited time.
The Ritz London is the only hotel in the UK to have a certified Tea Master, Giandomenico Scanu, who travels around the world to various tea plantations to source our wonderful teas.
The Ritz offers a choice of 18 types of loose leaf tea, including the Ritz Royal English tea. This blend goes well with the first course, the finger cut sandwiches. The sandwiches have classic fillings such as smoked salmon, roast ham, and cucumber, and most are on brown or white bread. The exceptions were the mini egg mayonnaise roll and the Cheddar cheese with chutney sandwich made with sun-dried tomato bread -- a superb combination.
The staff are exceptionally well-trained and can give advice on choosing a tea or special dietary requirements, or even explain about English etiquette.
The scones do not arrive with your cake stand as they are brought to the table still warm. There are raisin scones and plain scones, both served with strawberry preserve and clotted Cornish cream.