No list of luxury hotels serving Afternoon Tea would be complete without including The Ritz. Tea at The Ritz is an institution in itself and with a soundtrack of the gentle hum of polite conversation and clinking of silver spoons on bone china and waiters moving like choreographed dancers serving tea in the opulent Palm Court.
So popular for tourists, celebrations and those wanting a luxury experience it is now advisable to pre-book Tea at The Ritz at least one month in advance (although in reality to avoid disappointment just one look at the booking site proves one should book as early as possible).
The menu is delicious and eighteen loose leaf teas are on offer, including the exclusive Ritz Royal Blend Tea, only available at The Ritz. Coffee is also available, but TLTB prefers to keep things traditional. The Ritz London is the only hotel in the UK to have a certified Tea Sommelier, Giandomenico Scanu, who travels around the world to various tea plantations to source the teas.
What makes this Afternoon Tea really stand out is the style and the ambience. Tea at The Ritz is something that everyone should experience at least once.
Traditional Afternoon Tea at The Ritz served in the Palm Court is priced at £57.00 per person, Champagne Afternoon Tea starts from £76.00 per person.