Awards & Accolades

The awards and accolades that have been received over the years by The Ritz London are a testament to the loyalty and the dedication of our staff. The recognition that winning these prestigious awards brings to The Ritz, can only serve to reaffirm our position as one of the finest hotels in the world today. We celebrate them with pride and honour and we are thankful and appreciative to all those who made them possible.

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2015 Bookatable – Best Restaurant in London for the Ritz Restaurant

2015 Bookatable – Best British Restaurant for Afternoon Tea at The Ritz


2014 101 Best Hotels-Tatler

2014 Leading Hotels of The World the ‘Member of the Year Award’- Winner Ruth Jones, EAM Marketing and Development

2014 ‘Highly Commended’ by the judges at this year’s Gold Service Award Devid Isabella, Assistant Restaurant Manager

2014 Royal Academy of Culinary Arts Young Chef of the Year: Spencer Metzger

2014 The Royal Academy of Art’s Annual Awards of Excellence: Tom Phillips – Kitchen, Spencer Metzger – Kitchen , Kae Shibata – Pastry, Stefano Parolin – Service and Manuel Marchetti – Service

2014 UK Sommelier of the Year – Regional Finalists- Charles Carron-Brown, Louis Muller and Jose Hernandez

2014 The Masterchef’s of Great Britain Young Chef of the Year Ruth Hansom, Apprentice Chef – 1st Place and Connor Godfrey, Demi Chef de Partie – 2nd Place

2014 Craft Guild of Chef Graduates- Ruth Hansom, Apprentice Chef

2014 Travel and Leisure “World’s Best” awards-The Ritz London was ranked no 3 in Small City Hotel Europe category

2014 Conde Nast Traveller Awards Readers’ Travel Awards

2014 TOP 5 UK Business Hotels

2014 The Mayfair Awards-The Best Hotel

2014 Trip Advisor – Certificate of Excellence for The Ritz London, The Palm Court for Tea at The Ritz, The Ritz Restaurant and The Rivoli Bar.


2013 Royal Academy of Culinary Arts – Master of Culinary Arts – Winner Luigi Cagnin, Deputy Restaurant Manager

2013 Conde Nast Traveler (USA) Readers’ Choice Awards – Top 35 UK Hotels

2013 Conde Nast Traveller Readers’ Travel Awards – UK Business Hotels Shortlist

2013 The Society of The Golden Keys Lifetime Achievement Award – Winner Michael De Cozar, Head Hall Porter 2013 Craft Guild of Chefs National Young Chef of the Year – Runner-up Ruth Hansom

2013 Wedding Magazine – Top 100 UK Wedding Venues

2013 Wedding Dates – Top Five Star Wedding Venue

2013 Metro – Top 5 Hotel Hotel Bars in London

2013 Moët UK Sommelier of the Year – Runner-up – Tobias Brauweiler


2012 Trip Advisor – Certificate of Excellence

2012 Trip Advisor Travellers’ Choice Awards – Top 25 Hotels in the United Kingdom

2012 Harden’s UK Restaurant Survey – The Ritz named third best all round Restaurant in the UK

2012 United Kingdom Tea Council – Award of Excellence

2012 Tatler – The Tatler Travel Guide

2012 Academy of Culinary Arts – Annual Awards of Excellence, Young Chef of the Year: Ian Musgrave Nominee: Best Hotel in Europe – Villegiature Awards

2012 Nominee: Best Ambiance and Image in a Hotel in Europe – Villegiature Awards 2012


2011 AA Wine Award -The Ritz named in the Notable Wine List

2011 The Skills People Awards – The Ritz London – Employer Innovation Award Joanne Meredith – HR & Training Professional of the Year Marika Jonikiene – Learner of The Year

2011 Caterer’s Acorn Awards – Adam Smith – Acorn Award Winner

2011 Tatler – Restaurant Guide – London’s Best Restaurants

2011 United Kingdom Tea Council – Award of Excellence

2011 Luxury Travel Magazine (Australia) – The Ritz named in The Gold List for Best Overseas Hotels

2011 Celebrated Living – The Ritz named in the Top 100 Hotels in the world

2011 Luxury Travel Magazine – The Ritz named in The Gold List

2011 AA Restaurant Guide – The Ritz Restaurant awarded Three Rosettes

2011 Zagat London Restaurants Guide – The Ritz Restaurant voted Top Décor and also featured in these Top Lists: Most Popular; Service Tops

2011 Condé Nast Johansens / Champagne Tattinger – Wine List of the Year Award – Special Commendation Award

2011 Tatler – Travel Guide – 101 Best Hotels: Classics


2010 Institutional Investor – The Ritz named in The World’s Best Hotels

2010 Condé Nast Traveller (UK) – The Ritz named in The Gold List

2010 Condé Nast Traveler (US) – The Ritz named in The Gold List

2010 Travel + Leisure (US) – The Ritz included in World’s Best Hotels

2010 Tatler Restaurant Guide – London’s Best Restaurants Travel Guide – Best Hotels in the World

2010 Vanity Fair – Best List – Best Concierge

2010 Sunday Times – Sunday Times Food List – Britain’s Top 100 Restaurants

2010 Winner’s Dinners – Best UK Hotel Chef: Executive Chef John Williams, The Ritz Restaurant 2010 Wine Spectator – Annual Restaurant Awards – Award of Excellence

2010 United Kingdom Tea Council – Award of Excellence

2010 Zagat London Restaurants Guide – The Ritz Restaurant featured in these Top Lists: Top Service; Top Décor; Romantic Places

2010 American Airlines – Platinum List – Top European Hotels

2010 World Luxury Collections (Australia) – Best Hotels in the World

2010 Academy of Culinary Arts – Annual Awards of Excellence – Finalists: Adam Smith; Jarad McCarroll; Rosario Cappiello; Devid Isabella

2010 Bibenda International Wine Awards – Best Sommelier – Simone Semprini

2010 Young Chef Young Waiter Awards – Young Waiter Finalist – Sam Ward

2010 Craft Guild of Chefs Awards – Young Chef Award Winner – Adam Smith

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