The Palm Court and Afternoon Tea
To the left of the Long Gallery, between the hotel lobby and The Ritz Restaurant, lies The Palm Court. Originally known as the Winter Garden, it was designed as a dramatic back drop to delight those entering from the Piccadilly entrance. The Palm Court makes imaginative use of the mirrored panels reflecting the impressive marble columns which flank its entrance. Much of the appeal lies in the charming centrally focussed fountain sculpture of a reclining female figure wrought in gilded lead.