Monday this week turned out to be a very special day. It was the first time that my friend Michelle had taken afternoon tea at The Ritz. We took the trip with our mums, so it was a really girly day out. The day was made better as it was the first, dry, warm sunny day we have had for weeks, which always makes walking in London much nicer. As we were coming from different parts of the country we met outside of The Ritz. Michelle had wanted to par take in afternoon tea at The Ritz for a long time, I had brought it as a present for her birthday, so it was so nice to be able to share that experience with her.
We met at the front of The Ritz and made our way to the entrance. I do love being greeted by the doorman it's the start of the whole experience. It was so lovely seeing Michelle's face as she made her way into the main entrance area. The interiors are exquisite, I love the opulence of the decor, including the gold, marble and glass. It's been a few years since I have been to The Ritz and I'd forgotten how gorgeous the surroundings make you feel. The resident pianist plays opposite the Palm Room throughout the afternoon tea service. Having now experienced afternoon tea at a few different venues including The Dorchester and the Hyatt, it is safe to say that I love taking afternoon tea. I don't even need an excuse to enjoy this long time tradition.
Each venue approaches the tradition slightly differently, at The Ritz you are shown to your table, I had requested a table near to the stairs and this had been accommodated, and offered either tea or coffee. I love the silver coffee pots and the milk jugs. Tea is served properly, no tea bags here! Once this is served the cake stand is brought out which includes a selection of finger sandwiches, cakes and pastries. We were told that along with the selection of cakes on the stand, there would be scones, carrot cake and apple cake. At this point I could see that Michelle was a little excited and who wouldn't be?!
Afternoon tea everyday.......I'd be happy to indulge!
For service, quality and value for money
LB rating 7/10
Lula Belle x