The Ritz Restaurant - London

4.8
588 reviews
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£41 and over
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British
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Business Meals

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About

Set in one of London’s most famous hotels in the heart of Piccadilly, The Ritz Restaurant never fails to impress. The beautiful dining room, with its opulent fabrics, ornate chandeliers and rich colours, transports you back in time to a more elegant and enchanting era. Executive Chef John Williams MBE provides seasonal menus inspired by traditional dishes put together with his inimitable ‘Palace’ style. Expect sumptuous dishes like slow roast pork belly and sea scallops with garden peas, ginger confit and pear puree; veloute of watercress with garlic and snails; and squab pigeon with foie gras brioche. Every Friday and Saturday evening The Ritz Restaurant, brings you ‘Live at The Ritz’, a fabulous evening of dinner and dancing.
Please note that you cannot make any reservation for Afternoon Tea at The Ritz London on Opentable.com

The Ritz Restaurant has been awarded with a Michelin Star and the Sunday Times Top 100 Restaurant.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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British
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Hours of operation
Mon - Sat: 12:30pm - 2:00pm, 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Sun: 12:30pm - 2:00pm, 7:00pm - 10:00pm


Please note that you cannot make any reservation for Afternoon Tea at The Ritz London on Opentable


Please be aware that trainers, jeans and sportswear are not permitted.
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Phone number
020 7300 2370
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AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Jacket And Tie Required
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Executive chef
John Williams MBE
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Banquet, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, View, Wheelchair Access
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3.0Dined on December 18, 2017

Lovely surroundings with Xmas decorations everywhere but the service and food was not perfect enough for a Michelin star. Our main course of Brill was undercooked in the middle and my husband’s mackerel starter was too small and not great either. The soufflés with Armagnac and prune ice cream were huge and lovely although some caramelised pears with it would have made it even nicer. The wine list is very expensive too and they did not have the Picpoul that we ordered. We were offered another Italian wine, but it was no match so we ordered a more expensive South African Sauvignon Blanc instead. The complimentary dessert wine, the canapés and sweets were nice extras.
Finally, the staff were very rushed and not that well organised, so service was not up to scratch. This was not helped by the fact that the restaurant was full and there was also a large family group near us, babies and buggies too!

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5.0Dined on November 12, 2017

40th wedding anniversary dinner. Went with the 6 course menu with fine wines, excellent from start to finish.
Very knowledgeable waiters and sommeliers on the food and wine. Location really outstanding.
Well worth the money to help celebrate with the one(s) you love and care for.

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5.0Dined on August 22, 2017

The finest dining experience ever! Chef's surprise 6+ courses with fine wines, piano string quartet with singer. Where else would you find this ambience and delicious food? Far exceeded our expectations.

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2017

FOOD, SERVICE AND WINE WERE EXCELLENT,RESTAURANT FIRST CLASS, ALL VERY CLEAN AND TIDY.

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2.0Dined on July 19, 2017

The waiters in the restaurant was not really pay attention with us as we notice they always asked other customer want some more bread but they didn't asked us .. Probably we are Chinese that y they no bother at all .. But at the end we also left some tips for them ..

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2017

We had the set lunch menu which was beautifully cooked and very well presented with some excellent sauces. The service was impeccable! All that, together with the lovely surroundings, made it into a very memorable occasion. We shall certainly come again.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2017

Excellent dinner with pairing wines in a musical ambiance

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4.0Dined on May 25, 2017

Fantastic venue, really good staff but food and wine expensive so you need a special occasion or be related to the Agar Khan. The five of us chose from the a la carte menu and all were pleased with the choices. Food was not that memorable but was presented with a lot of flair so we felt cherished.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2017

Classic food in a classic environment. Expect high class but unflashy food. Expect excellent service but high prices - especially the wine list. Tables well spaced out so good for conversation. Good to do once in a while for a special occasion, such as great uncle George's 90th birthday.

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4.0Dined on May 7, 2017

Still the most beautiful room in London, though nowadays the liveried service seems not as polished as it once was. Clunkiness and loud intramural discussions seem the norm. Likewise, the food, though elegantly presented, was not as good to eat as to visually admire. Withal, it is an excellent experience which fades only when compared to the magnificent past represented by its regal pricing.

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3.0Dined on May 7, 2017

Disappointed at Sunday roast quality. Brand is first class, however I wouldn't say food quality is first class.

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4.0Dined on April 30, 2017

Being visitors we were a little lost. We were told to go to the end of the hall however the lecturn was unattended. Went back to Ravoli Bar and told to go back to the door. Again unattended, we decided to try again to have a drink in the bar. They were good cocktails. We then had dinner. Crab shell in the entree. Local lobster was delicious. However the server seemed disinterested and clumsy. We Even had to pour our champagne after having empty glasses for a long time. Desert was ok. Not worth the money paid expected better service and better food. However wanted to experience The Ritz Restaurant and did so.

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2017

It's one of the most special dining rooms in London. Some of the formality has eased over the years but the food and service remain impeccable.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2017

Wonderful lunch with the best service in London

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3.0Dined on April 19, 2017

Out of time ... had we entered a time capsule or had we inadvertently walked on the set of BBC's recent dramatisation of Poliakoff's Close to the Enemy?The musicians played a selection from the likes of South Pacific, the King and I ... heard some similar stuff done a bit better a couple of days later at Park Chinois - what is it with london and it's time warp? Fiod of the era too -,Baked Alaska, Beef Wellington, etc, how the memory plays tricks. Beautiful room (in need of a loving refurbishment) completely outshone by the Great Gallery.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2017

First time visiting the ritz and my word it was amazing, you simply cannot fault the service, the food or the general experience.

We were treated like royalty when we came in, the waiter was fantastic and the sommelier had excellent taste in wine.

The food was superb and completely blew me away, we went for the chefs tasting menu and whilst pricey with wine it has to be the best meal I've ever had.

The cost is high and you do have to dress in and dining jacket but it's a small price to pay.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2017

My wife and I had a truly amazing lunch we were made to feel welcome and special. The dining room looked beautiful and service, food and ambience was perfect we would not hesitate in recommending the Ritz.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2017

Amazing experience, very elegant, professional, friendly staff, amazing food, five star.

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2017

Service was perfect, food was perfect, lovely dining ambiance, pleasant experience.

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5.0Dined on January 9, 2017

Nice evening for conversation over good food

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5.0Dined on January 2, 2017

Given the range of food allergies our family presented with, the staff were amazing, catering to each individuals needs admirably.The food was fantastic and the setting was wonderful. What a brilliant way to start the New Year!

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4.0Dined on January 2, 2017

Lunch at The Ritz had to be done at least once and although a pricey affair, it did not disappoint. Eating in a setting so steeped in history and eating traditional British fare exquisitely presented in the dining room as opposed to the more crowded afternoon tea section felt very special. We had two young kids and were pleased a kids menu was an offer. They also catered well for my dairy intolerance. I recommend the steak on the set menu, the croque Monsieur starter and the soufflé for dessert. The bathroom was a treat for the kids too!

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5.0Dined on December 6, 2016

Lovely food in an amazing dining room. We had the Menu Surprise with the accompanying fine wines. Some of the wines were unusual choices but we were asked if we wanted to try new things.
Service was impeccable and food was beautiful and delicious.
I can't wait to go again!

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2016

I would give 6 stars if there is an option for it.

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4.0Dined on November 21, 2016

Food is average amongst Michelin one starred restaurants. Excellent atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on October 23, 2016

A fantastic place to treat your loved ones, special occations and celebrations. Wonderful ambiance and superb service. Drinks were lovely made and tasted great. Food was average and little bit dull, but wasn`t playing the main part at all in this fantastic performance.

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1.0Dined on October 17, 2016

I am beyond disappointed with the performance of this restaurant. In a 5 star hotel you'd expect the best of service any staff can offer. Me and the rest of my family were refused service due to our outfits, even after putting on the more formal clothing they provided us with. Not to mention the majority of the staff was overwhelmingly impolite.

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5.0Dined on October 12, 2016

Service was great and food was excellent. Loved the band and singer they had playing. Only thing that was a little strange was how bright is was in the restaurant at 9pm. Would think the lights would have been dimmed a little. Looking forward to returning to this restaurant again, it was delicious!

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5.0Dined on August 24, 2016

Wonderful experience as always. Great service, wonderful food what more one ask

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5.0Dined on August 18, 2016

The staff's never help us to take a picture.

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3.0Dined on August 16, 2016

Level has gone down compared to the past.

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5.0Dined on August 15, 2016

I am wondering why the restaurant has not at least one Michelin star: all is perfect. Absolutely to recommend for a special occasion.

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4.0Dined on June 13, 2016

The Ritz was elegant and the ambiance superb, especially the flags in honour of the Queen's 90th birthday. The dining room was decorated with style and luxury. The food was absolutely delicious and there were fantastic sauces to go with the crayfish and the lobster. It was a pity that the waiter poured water into a full wine glass and that I had to ask for petit fours with my coffee. The service was rather slow but the waitersaddressed us by name and were friendly.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2016

A totally satisfactory experience. My guests were very, very impressed and described it as an amazing experience. The music was wonderful and the food, simply divine.

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2016

I have been too the Ritz on many occasions, this time I was with my new partner, and it was absolutely magical, the food was amazing as always, the staff were excellent, and next month i will be back for dinner. On my own, and know i will be looked after,and made welcomed.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2016

Always a great experience. Traditional fine dining the way it used to be.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2016

From the moment of our arrival, we knew we were in for a treat. We had booked lunch in the fabulous dining room to celebrate an anniversary. Staff were professional and courteous at all times. Our meal was superb - every course carefully selected - prepared and served with great care, with some fabulous wines to match. The Ritz team deserve to be congratulated.

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4.0Dined on May 1, 2016

I found the restaurant totally overpriced. The food is ok. The service was also ok. However the ambience is definitely 5 stars so I suppose this is what we are paying.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2016

excellant atmosphere and service. Special treat highly recommended make sure you observe the dress code.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2016

You can not be wrong with The Ritz.
Everything was perfect.
Big thank you to everybody, who help to celebrate my BF's birthday in style.

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