The Palm Court
At the heart of The Ritz London lies The Palm Court, an elegant salon originally designed as a destination for glamorous guests from high society to 'see and be seen'. Originally known as the Winter Garden, The Palm Court is a dramatic room of fanciful design, flanked by high walls of gleaming mirrors, a ceiling seemingly woven together with intricate gilded trellis, romantic birdcage chandeliers adorned with ornate metal flowers, a striking stone fountain inhabited by large gilded statues and at the centre of the room a soaring, vibrant floral display.
Afternoon Tea at The Palm Court
The Palm Court remains a pivotal social point as the venue for the famed Afternoon Tea at The Ritz, an institution in itself and the quintessential British experience. The menu offers guests a selection of 16 loose leaf teas, finger cut sandwiches with traditional fillings, a daily selection of tea cakes and pastries as well as warm baked scones with strawberry preserve and rich, delectable Devonshire clotted cream. Afternoon Tea is theatrical: the glamorous setting of The Palm Court filled with chattering guests, immaculately presented waiters flitting amongst the tables that are topped with pretty chinaware and gleaming silver tea services, and the resident pianist playing the soundtrack to accompany it all.
The Palm Court offers a selection of entertainment every day. Enjoy your delectable afternoon tea at the 7.30pm sitting whilst Soprano Miranda Heldt will entertain you with her sensational voice and charismatic charm every Tuesday – Thursday from 7.30pm – 8.45pm.
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 and sportswear are not permitted for either ladies or gentlemen) for afternoon tea in The Palm Court and for lunch and dinner in The Ritz Restaurant and Terrace. 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.
Dining and Dancing
Combining fine dining and live entertainment, The Ritz Restaurant presents ‘Live at The Ritz’ every Friday and Saturday, featuring a four course dinner and dancing to the sounds of Peter O’Donnell and his band.