CHRISTMAS AT THE RITZ -AFTERNOON TEA or DINNER with champagne – it’s the perfect way to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or just to treat yourself after being stuck indoors for so long!
CHRISTMAS AFTERNOON TEA – it’s the perfect way to celebrate
During the Christmas season (21 November until 30 December), traditional Afternoon Tea in The Palm Court will be given an elegant, festive twist. You will enjoy a choice of 18 different types of loose-leaf tea, servings of delicate finger sandwiches, delicious pastries, mouth-watering cakes and of course their famous freshly made ‘light-as-a-feather ‘ scones with Cornish clotted cream & strawberry preserve. Whilst sipping an included glass of Barons de Rothschild Reservé Champagne and listening to the glorious sounds of The Ritz Choir, singing well-known carols.
Palm Court will be transformed into an Edwardian winter wonderland, surrounded by rich red and gold trimmings and a beautiful lavishly decorated Christmas tree in the centre of the room, making it feel enchanting.
DINNER in The Ritz Restaurant
Whether you are taking in the sights of London, a favourite West End show, or just want to tantalise your taste-buds in the culinary delights of this Michelin starred restaurant. This special 3-course pre-Theatre menu takes advantage of the very finest seasonal produce and ingredients on offer. Enjoy this exquisite, but affordable pre-Theatre Dinner with an included glass of champagne surrounded by the elegance of The Ritz Restaurant and a wonderful culinary experience!
Gratuities are at your discretion. The Ritz prides itself in delivering the highest of service standards and maintaining traditional values by not including a discretionary service charge.
YOUR DAY WILL BEGIN from your preferred local pick-up on our executive, luxury coach. You will be whisked up to London and dropped off in Manchester Square for a timed visit to the exquisite Wallace Collection in Hertford House, where you can spend as little or as much time as you like. With Oxford Street just a few minutes walk away, there will be plenty of eateries to choose from for lunch and you may want to take this opportunity of some pre-Christmas shopping.
Later in the afternoon, we will meet the coach for our transfer to Piccadilly for dining at The Ritz (or your choice of restaurant for an evening meal), before leaving London at around 1930.
Please see the itinerary below for full details.
Afternoon tea in The Palm Court and for Lunch | Dinner in The Ritz Restaurant & Terrace:
Gentlemen are required to wear a jacket and tie (jeans & sportswear are not permitted for either ladies or gentlemen).
In all other areas of the hotel: The Rivoli Bar, The Long Gallery, and the The Secret Garden Bar, smart casual attire is required. NB. Shorts, trainers & sportswear are not permitted in any of the hotel’s restaurants or bars.
The Ritz London has also published its first cookbook, celebrating recipes from Executive Chef, John Williams MBE. This can be purchased during your visit to the Ritz.
0930 Coach leaves Stokes Bay – Sailing Club Bus Shelter
0940 Pick-up at Lee on the Solent – Bus stop opposite seafront shops
0950 Pick up at Stubbington – Red Lion
1000 Pick up Peak Lane, Fareham
1230 Arrive London Oxford Street area
Drop off Manchester Square for The Wallace Collection and nearby Oxford Street for Christmas Shopping/Lunch
TBC Pick up at Manchester Square for coach to St James Street/The Ritz
1730 Enjoy a delicious Christmas Afternoon Tea or Dinner at the Ritz
1730 OR COACH ONLY FREE TIME to enjoy an early evening meal of your choice in the Piccadilly area
1935 Meet coach – St James St
1945 Coach leaves for journey home (latest)
Complimentary treats during journey home
2145 Arrive in home area
The above itinerary is only provisional, but will give you an idea of the time schedule expected. London itinerary to be confirmed nearer the time according to any restrictions in place at the time.
Coach and venues will be fully compliant with any Covid-19 protocols in place at the time.
Solent Events & Leisure reserve the right to alter the final tour itinerary as necessary if circumstances change beyond their control.
NB. Please do not ask us to pick-up or drop-off at stops not specifically listed above, as unfortunately we are unable to do so.
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