I believe that you haven’t had afternoon tea until you’ve had it in London at the Ritz. It honestly is the most amazing afternoon tea experience I’ve ever been through. Even the Queen of England would approve. How could I approve of afternoon tea in Canada after coming here? Reservations must be made weeks or even months in advance and it is pricey but worth a try. They even have a special Birthday afternoon tea menu that comes with champagne and a birthday cake!
The Palm court is where the ritual is held and it begins from 2:00pm and ends at 9:00pm. Despite how small it looks, the meal can be filling because you can eat as many sandwiches, cakes and scones as you want! They are famous for their 17 types of loose leaf teas and now I know why. The teas are all amazing and you can try as many as you like. What was most impressive was that they brought out the freshly baked scones after you had your sandwiches so that they would be hot. O.M.G, no words can describe how soft and fluffy their scones were. I never liked scones until I had one here.
The English take their afternoon tea ceremonies very seriously especially at the Ritz:
Befitting the elegant style of The Ritz, we observe a formal dress code in the public areas of the Hotel. With the exception of breakfast, gentlemen are required to wear a jacket and tie in The Ritz Restaurant, The Palm Court and The Rivoli Bar. Jeans and sport shoes are not permitted in any of these areas. Booking in advance is strongly recommended, particularly at weekends. Tables may need to be reserved at least 12 weeks in advance.