The Ritz Christmas

Having the afternoon tea at The Ritz is always a pleasure and a unique experience. It takes part in the Palm Court, a beautiful room with gleaming mirrors, plenty of extravagant details, glamorous chandeliers, tall marble columns and even a striking stone fountain inhabited by large gilded statues. All is very fancy and glamorous, and adding to the visual delights is the music of a live pianist.

But all these expectations are multiplied when you stop by to have the special Afternoon Tea at Christmas season; when some Christmas trees and red and gold decorations fit perfectly the room and around.



I visited The Ritz London with my dad and sister on Christmas Day, when was raining cats and dogs and we were pretty frozen, so needed some hot tea and a little sparkling.

More than 16 different loose-leaf teas were available, from the classic ones to the more exotic. My choice was the Passion Fruit and Orange one; the apple, hibiscus and sweet orange peel were perfectly blended with passion fruit and orange segments letting a truly wonderful taste. My dad and sister, that really didn’t like tea, opt for The Ritz Christmas Spice, the special tea of the season, and like it.

The Ritz Christmas

Two glasses of brut champagne and a non-alcoholic cocktail, for my sister, were the best pastime while we were waiting for our orders.

In a short time, a lovely silver tea service and a classic tiered tray with sandwiches and sweets arrived.

We were enjoying the classic finger sandwiches when the waiter comes back again. He was bringing a plate of fresh scones, served with a pot of clotted cream and strawberry jam, were marvellously a light. Also, there were warm mince pies.

The Ritz Christmas Afternoon Tea

The Ritz Christmas Afternoon Tea

The cakes were nice and tasty, but nothing out of this world. However, when a waiter with a tray full of cakes came around asking if we want to fill again our plates, we said yes without thinking it twice.

Christmas The Ritz Afternoon Tea

We were full when, for surprise, the waiters rolled out a trolley of new appetising cakes, a meringue pie and a Christmas cake to die for.

Christmas Afternoon Tea The Ritz

In addition to all, we had a bit of luck because Father Christmas entered the room in the middle of the event to surprise all the kids with presents.

CHristmas The Ritz Afternoon Tea


  • Lauren Bassart
    Posted at 13:27h, 23 February Reply

    How much does tea at the Ritz cost?

    • Nuria Vidal
      Posted at 14:26h, 23 February Reply

      Hey Lauren!
      The price starts at 50£ per adult and 30£ per child.
      But in special occasions like Christmas, it cost 72£ per adult and 49£ per child 🙂 You can check all the prices at The Ritz website

  • Natasha Welch
    Posted at 20:53h, 02 November Reply

    Wow I’m in love with the decor in this place! So perfectly Christmassy <3 Looks like you had an amazing Christmas day 🙂

  • Noemi of Pinay Flying High
    Posted at 21:34h, 02 November Reply

    I haven’t tried afternoon tea ever but I guess now that I live in London, I should try this tradition. Do you know what the gift was from Father Christmas? :p

  • Stace
    Posted at 22:10h, 02 November Reply

    Oh wow how beautifully decorated! Im in love, we always used to pass here when we were younger and it was always a dream to stay there. I think tea would be a better idea though!

  • Naomi
    Posted at 23:23h, 02 November Reply

    OMG! Would you stop!! If there is ever a place I would want to have christmas tea, it has to be here! Darn, now I want to go!

  • Lydia@LifeUntraveled
    Posted at 01:17h, 03 November Reply

    That room is exquisite and afternoon tea sounds so sophisticated! 🙂

  • DIana - MVMT Blog
    Posted at 18:40h, 03 November Reply

    The desserts look scrumptious! I can definitely tell this is the Ritz as everything looks high end and fancy. I am getting really excited for Christmas now after reading your post and seeing the festive Christmas decorations at the Ritz 🙂

  • Gemma
    Posted at 18:58h, 03 November Reply

    This looks so delicious. I adore afternoon tea at The Ritz already, but throw in a festive theme and I’m in heaven.

  • Ivy
    Posted at 19:14h, 03 November Reply

    Awww this post got me so excited for Christmas!!! I have yet to stay or even dine at the Ritz… too peasant for that LOL. But if I ever get a chance to go, I’d love to go for afternoon tea with Santa!

  • James Smith
    Posted at 12:41h, 15 January Reply

    I’d have gone for the passion fruit and orange tea as well, unless there was a passion fruit by itself flavour. I’m English and hungry so looking at your pictures of the christmas cake and scones with cream and jam is making my mouth water! It’s probably like looking at pictures of tapas for you when you’re hungry!

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