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The Ritz Restaurant

The Ritz Restaurant is a magnificent bastion of the culture of classical service and a dining room of unadulterated opulence created in reverence to haute cuisine. Established by Auguste Escoffier, one of history's most influential chefs, The Ritz Restaurant is considered by many to be the most beautiful hotel dining room in the world and features towering marble columns, soaring floor to ceiling windows, vast kaleidoscopic ceiling frescoes, gilded neoclassical statues and a spectacular garland chandelier that envelops diners within a halo of light.

Head Chef

The classical and indulgent 'palace style' cuisine popularized by Escoffier is perpetuated today by Executive Chef John Williams MBE. Chef Williams's menus offer sensational contemporary incarnations of classical French dishes using the finest seasonal British ingredients.

The Menu

Guests of The Ritz Restaurant will be extended the highest level of professional service and can expect to dine on luscious native lobster plucked from the cold seas skirting Britain's coastline, plump game birds reared on the country's expansive heathlands, tender new season Welsh lamb from the emerald green hills of Wales, and crisp Yorkshire rhubarb traditionally grown by candlelight, amongst countless other delicacies from the British Isles.


The Ritz Restaurant offers a selection of entertainment every day.

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Dress Code

Reflecting the elegant nature of the hotel’s architecture The Ritz London has a dress code in different areas of the hotel as follows: Gentlemen are required to wear a jacket and tie (jeans are not permitted) for afternoon tea in The Palm Court and for lunch and dinner in The Ritz Restaurant. In all other areas of the hotel (The Ritz Restaurant breakfast service, The Rivoli Bar, The Long Gallery) and The Ritz Club, smart casual attire is suitable. Please note that trainers or sportswear are not permitted in any of the hotel or Club’s restaurants or bars.

Opening Times


Monday to Saturday:
7:00am - 11:00am
Sunday and Bank Holidays:
8:00am - 11:00am


Monday to Sunday:
12:30pm - 2:00pm


Monday to Saturday:
5:30pm - 7:00pm


Monday to Sunday:
7:00pm - 10:00pm

Friday and Saturday ‘Live at The Ritz’ Dinner Dance:
7.00pm – 10.00pm

On the Bank Holidays 3rd April and 6th April The Ritz Restaurant has the following opening times:

Breakfast – 8am – 11am
Lunch – 12:30 – 14:30
Dinner – 17:30 – 22:00

We take the utmost care to ensure that all reasonable dietary requests are accommodated when visiting at The Ritz; however, due to the nature of our offering we are unable to guarantee that any item will be 100% allergen free. Please advise us in advance if you have any special dietary requirements.