The Ritz London
What We Love
- The Ritz' internationally famed and palm festooned tea room, with five afternoon tea appointments starting each day from 11:30 am
- Deluxe guest suites with views of both London's bustling Picadilly Street and verdant Green Park
- The early art deco style design of the hotel's Rivoli Bar, by award winning designer, Tessa Kennedy
What To Know
- Two opulent and spacious rooms at the Ritz are licensed to hold wedding ceremonies
- The Ritz offers a babysitting service arranged through the concierge
- Gentlemen are required to wear a jacket and tie to afternoon tea and dining areas
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- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Sturdy English masonry meets French chateau style architecture at The Ritz in London. Perhaps that’s down to its designers, an Englishman, Arthur Davis; and a Frenchman, Charles Mewés. From Piccadilly Street, the hotel’s ranks of heavy chimneys pierce the skyline. Parisian architectural cues influence the hotel’s interiors; a long vaulted gallery opens onto the Palm Room where afternoon tea is held; or on to private events rooms and the hotel’s restaurant, all bedecked in French architectural style with Louis XVI furnishings.
Bed and Bath
All 133 guest rooms and suites have over many years of restorations, been restored to their original Louis XVI style. Antique furniture, gold leaf mouldings, and sparkling chandeliers set the tone in rooms awash with salmon pink, rose pink, yellow or blue carpets, bed linens, and window treatments of Jacquard and damask silks. Bathrooms are bright and spacious costumed in brown and beige marbles with fabulous thick bathrobes and white linens.
Lunch and dinner at The Ritz Restaurant is one of the finest and overlooked eateries in all of London. Chef John Williams, who has been leading professional kitchens in London for over 25 years, offers an a la carte and small tasting menu that explores British culinary heritage with modern techniques and styling. A typical lunch menu might offer dainty starters, like a dressed crab roll with avocado and charentais melo and continue with a Bresse Chicken Demi-Deuil carved at the table. For desert are treats like an intensely rich Amedai Chocolate Ganache sprinkled with sea salt and tonka. Teams of waiters attend to each table and the sommeliers suggest rare and unique wine pairings to accompany each of the Chef Williams’ grand creations.
In the Area
The Ritz sits in the beating heart of central London surrounded by fascinating cultural institutions like the Royal Academy of Arts, The National Portrait Gallery and a clutch of west end theatres. In neighbouring Soho, new restaurants abound, like the ramen soup spot, Bone Daddies; the always packed champagne bar, Bubbledogs; and Chef Jeremy Lee’s beloved Quo Vadis. Savile Row and famous shopping thoroughfares like Bond Street and Dover Street Market are all a few minutes walk from the hotel.
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Absolutely loved afternoon tea at the Ritz palm Court today. Very efficient, friendly service, particularly Sebastian with his wonderful dry wit. The food was delicious. The cakes were beautifully made and beautiful to eat. Probably the best rum baba I will ever taste. The tea was expertly brewed. Unlike so many other establishments in London, the Ritz did not assume a tip showing true class. Obviously I did tip and it was well deserved. My only advice would be to turn up hungry and take cash to tip.
The whole experience was good - very polished service, lovely setting in the palm court, super music and the food was very good - and surprisingly very plentiful.
It did not disappoint in anyway. look forward to doing again!
Amazing dinner and breakfast. Fantastic Saturday night dinner entertainment - 1920’s style dancers and easy listening band.
Room was absolutely breathtaking. Feel like royalty for a night at least. Lots of little extras and personal touches in the room that underlines the fact that this hotel is in a class of its own.
Staff are wonderful, genuine and flawless. Old school glamour and standards are alive and well at The Ritz.
We love The Connaught hotel but The Ritz is certainly comparable in terms of service, and edges it in respect of like for like value.