High Tea and Scones at the Ritz

High Tea and Scones
at the
Ritz London

A high bucket list item, that is to say, for me.  This experience was actually very high up on my list for many years.  For some reason, since I was young, I always associated having high tea of my first time would have to occur at the Ritz.  For this reason, my wonderful husband made one of my dreams come true once again.  Not only did we have high tea at this magnificent hotel, we also stayed there for this visit.  Amazing does not do the Ritz justice.  The hotel is lavish, dripping in gold (one of may favorite decor looks) and friendly, courtesy service.  Consequently, the photographs reveal that I definitely was happy to be finally experiencing High Tea and scones at the Ritz in London!

Valentines Week in the Ritz London, lady with pink coat
Loved my Pink coat!
High Tea at the Ritz London
Beautiful room to enjoy high tea

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champagne and tea at the Ritz
Champagne and tea at the Ritz
Scones at the Ritz London
Scones at the Ritz London

The Experience of Tea at the Ritz

Okay enough about my dreams, let me give you some of the important information for you.  Above all on your check list to have High Tea at the Ritz is to book ahead of time.  Especially if you are wanting a certain day and/or time.  Due to they get booked up sometimes months in advance.  This was Valentines week (notice all the pink including me 🙂 so Kevin booked 3 months in advance so not to miss out, so as not to disappoint me!

In addition, dress up a little, its all part of the experience. Please note, dress coat and tie for men is required, no jeans for anyone, must be remembered.  Plan on spending 2 hours at your table while enjoying this tradition.  Yes, you heard me right, 2 hours.  Now you can leave a little earlier if you must, but you won’t want to move out of your seat, especially if they haven’t come around with the final tray.

Jam and sugar cubes for Ritz tea
Jam and sugar cubes for Ritz tea
Ritz Berry flavored tea
Ritz Berry flavored tea

Now for what the men will be interested in: what they serve, a large selection of teas, finger sandwiches, scones, preserves and lots of fabulous desserts.  This is a meal, indeed you won’t be hungry soon after! Of course everything is absolutely delicious!!! What I would do for a scone from the Ritz right now!  One more thing, brush up on proper high tea etiquette. Besides, it will help you feel more comfortable and enjoy the tradition even more! 😉

Proper tea at the Ritz London
Proper tea at the Ritz London
Desserts at the Ritz London
Desserts at the Ritz London

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Looking for things to do while in London?  Enjoy High Tea and Scones at the Ritz! A British tradition for you to experience while in England.  The food is plenty and delicious with finger sandwiches, preserves, cream, and desserts. Flavored teas with sugar cubes and honey too! All set and a beautiful table with adorned with silver tea pots and china dishes.  Dress up in your favorite outfit! #hightea #RitzLondon

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Comments ( 22 )

  • Stephanie Fox

    Aw this has brought back memories of when we enjoyed high tea at the Ritz after the London marathon. My photos weren’t nearly as good as yours. Such an amazing British experience!

  • Travelling Dany

    My mom is such a huge fan of tea in London! She’d have a blast at the Ritz! Everything looks classy, and the cakes seems to be particularly yummy! Definitely one of those experiences she’d treasure forever. Noted down for our next mom-daughter trip!

  • Suman doogar

    I love tea and specially cakes that goes with them. High tea is my favorite time to catch up with friends. Definitely adding this to my bucket list…

  • Shruti Prabhu

    Oh! Pink tea! How lovely! Did not know that the Ritz is booked 3 months in advance! Everything looks delicious!

  • Punita Malhotra

    What an elegant way to indulge in an afternoon. Would like to do this. Several hotels offer this experience now.

  • Kristof

    That seems like a wonderful experience you had! High tea is totally unknown to me but reading your post I actually start considering it on my next visit to London! All those cakes look so tasteful!

  • Jaynie

    What a special experience! Your husband is wonderful to make this happen. I don’t know a thing about tea, but it looks like you enjoyed a variety of foods as well. I’m so glad you got to check this off your Bucket List. 🙂

  • Punita Malhotra

    I have never really enjoyed the taste of tea (although in India, tea is a staple i very household). But pink tea…that really got me curious. What I love about high tea events like this is the spread of all those cakes and savouries. That, I don’t mind at all.

    • travelbyasherrieaffair

      Me too! Here in the states many enjoy ice tea, not me. But some of these flavor hot teas…yum!!!!

  • Amelie

    Oh that is such an adorable thing to do.
    The place looks stunning (is the Queen hiding somewhere ?) and the little treats are making me hungry even though I just had dinner!
    Tell your husband that this was a wonderful idea !

  • Anna Schlaht

    I so love the idea of high tea! I’m a huge tea fan in general, so this sounds like something I’d just LOVE. The baked goods and sweets look so delicious, and the setting at the Ritz is so cute. Charming and sophisticated. Definitely putting this on my list of things to do next time I visit London! 🙂

  • Elisa

    I am so hungry now after seeing your photos! The desserts, scones and finger sandwiches look simply amazing. I also just love how you are all dressed for the occasion. Certainly an experience you wont be forgetting any time soon.

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