CHRISTMAS at the RITZ
Christmas AFTERNOON TEA or DINNER at The Ritz is a very, special experience. It’s indulgent. It’s extravagant. It’s stylish. It’s absolutely delicious too … so go on, treat yourself!! It will be an unforgettable experience, that you will remember forever.
Whatever the occasion – a special birthday, an anniversary, a thank you or just a much-needed treat after the stresses of the past 5 months, why not find out why The Ritz has such a fabulous reputation, world-wide.
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.
As this is such a prestigious event at such a popular venue, Solent Event’s places are very limited, so although we currently have places available , best book yours TODAY – he who hesitates …. misses out!
Our stewards & guests in 2019!
0915 Coach leaves Stokes Bay – Sailing Club Bus Shelter by Pebbles
0925 Pick-up at Lee on the Solent – Bus stop opposite seafront shops
0935 Pick up at Stubbington – Red Lion
0945 Pick up Peak Lane, Fareham
1200 Arrive Central London
Drop off The Wallace Collection, Manchester Square W1
1215 Wallace Collection 1st entry
1300 Wallace Collection – last entry
1630 Coach leaves for Piccadilly & The Ritz
1700 Drop off top by St James’ St, Piccadilly – near the Ritz
1730 Enjoy a delicious Christmas Afternoon Tea in the Palm Court or Dinner in the Ritz Restaurant
1730 FREE TIME to enjoy an early evening meal of your choice in the Piccadilly area
1930 Depart The Ritz
1935 Meet coach (TBC – Green Park or St James St)
1945 Coach leaves for journey home
A Complimentary glass of wine & nibbles served – if Covid-19 protocols allow
2145 Arrive in home area
The above itinerary is only provisional, but will give you an idea of the time schedule expected.
Coach seats are allocated as per pick-up location – from back to front.
Couples & friends will be seated together, solo travellers on a double seat for single occupancy – adhering to Covid-19 protocols.
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.
SAMPLE PRE-THEATRE 3-course DINNER MENU
served with a glass of Ritz champagne
SAMPLE 07 September 2020
BALLOTINE OF DUCK LIVER Peach and Yoghurt
SEA BREAMCourgette and Menton Lemon
VAR SALMON Avocado and Citrus
HALIBUT Mussels, Grapes and Lovage
NAVARIN OF LAMB Turnip and Black Garlic
BRESSE DUCK Smoked Beetroot and Blackberry
APRICOT SOUFFLÉ Yoghurt Sorbet
BANANA Caramel and Yoghurt
Glass of Champagne 150ml
Barons de Rothschild Réserve Ritz
These unique gifts can be purchased at The Ritz reception:
The Ritz Cookbook by Executive Chef John Williams MBE £30
Arlington Bear £30
‘Do not Disturb’ Door Hanger £20
Tea Tin with Ritz Royal Blend Tea £15
Ritz Key Ring £20
Ritz Lily of the Valley Candle £28
Ritz Forget Me Not Tea Set £125
Ritz Turquoise Tea Set £125
Ritz Mug £30
Bottle of Ritz Champagne £98
Ritz Top Hat and Chocolates £15
Ritz Afternoon Tea Book £15
Men’s Bathrobe £70
Ladies’ Bathrobe £70
Men’s Blue Slippers £15
Children’s Blue Slippers £12
Children’s White Slippers £12
Children’s Blue Bathrobe £45
Children’s Pink Bathrobe £45
Ritz Children’s Rubik Cube £10
Ritz Suit Bag £25