A RESERVATION IS A MUST -
If you are strolling through Queen's Walk (a fashionable path) passing by The Ritz don't even attempt to go in and have high tea without a reservation. You won't be allowed inside let alone if you are not wearing the proper attire.
Befitting the elegant style of The Ritz, they observe a formal dress code. Gentlemen are required to wear a jacket and tie in The Palm Court. Jeans and sport shoes are not permitted.
Thursday comes and I am properly dressed and ready to experience the High Tea at The Ritz.
Served in the Palm Court...
The band is playing...
San Gomes The Ritz Resident Pianist
You can make a music request
(they told me that they can even play Lady Gaga...now I am not sure that this type of music matches the scene but I felt I should share this with you all as well)
Part of the comfort/service of The Ritz is the tray that the table has for the ladies purses. Very well thought. However, depends on the size of the hang bags how may fit.
An extensive selection of 17 different types of loose leaf teas is offered
Finally made a decision and selected the
A creamy musk-scented summer flower, comforting and wonderfully relaxing enhanced with sugar and honey.
Me sipping the tea
Traditional Afternoon Tea Menu
Assortment of Afternoon Tea Pastries
Ritz Chocolate Cake
(it tasted like fruit cake, not my
fav at all)
Freshly Baked Raisin and Apple Scones
Cornish clotted cream and Strawberry Preserves
The Tea Sandwiches
Mature Cheddar Cheese Sandwiches
A better picture of the bread of the Matured cheese sandwich
(this was my best one the bread I believe it is made with sun-dried tomatoes)
Egg Mayonnaise Bridge Roll
Smoked Salmon Sandwiches
Also tried the
Passion Fruit and Orange tea:
A truly wonderful taste, apple, hibiscus, sweet orange peel blended with passion fruit and orange
The Ritz Royal English tea:
Kenyan blend of malry Assam, and the fine flavour of Ceylon
Enjoying a traditional Afternoon Tea at the Palm Court.