Best breakfast in London?
After a promise of “breakfast at The Ritz” here, we eventually got there, hurrah! The Ritz has always been one of the places on the to-do list.
Opening on 25th May 1906, this grand neoclassical structure on Piccadilly in the heart of Mayfair soon became the place to be seen. So a trip to London, where else for breakfast, The Ritz!
If you look closely at the image above, you will see craters in the stonework. These were caused not by World War Two bombs, the hotel escaped these, but a bombing in 1975. On Thursday 9 October 1975, a bomb attack took place just outside Green Park Underground station which left one man dead and injured 20 others. The attack was carried out by the Provisional IRA. The bomb was thrown at the bus stop just outside Green Park Underground station, but was originally intended for The Ritz Hotel.
A look into The Palm Court at The Ritz Hotel. This is where afternoon tea is served, next time 😉
The Ritz Restaurant Breakfast Menu
A choice of continental and English Breakfast is on offer.
A healthy breakfast with fruit, Scottish smoked salmon, muesli and avocado or maybe a prestige breakfast with Perigord truffles, or some caviar.
Further breakfast suggestions include Eggs Benedict, Avocado Benedict, Oak Smoked Scottish Salmon with scrambled eggs, Poached Smoked Haddock with Poached Egg, Smoked Haddock Kedgeree, Grilled Kippers, Steak and American style Pancakes.
As you can see, the ambience here is decadent. You are surrounded by luxury and service to match.
We chose to have an English breakfast as well as an Eggs Benedict. To start, our waiter provided a selection of items from the continental breakfast buffet.
The full English breakfast. Two eggs, cooked to your preference, Cumberland Sausage, back bacon, mushroom and tomato. Superb quality ingredients, cooked to show them off with lots of flavour, especially the Cumberland sausage.
Onto the eggs benedict. Warm bacon, none of the cold and chewy ham here. Crisp bacon with plump poached eggs coated in hollandaise sauce with a couple of freshly cooked asparagus spears as well. For someone who is pernickety about their poached eggs, pass with merit here.
Frequently asked questions about breakfast at The Ritz
What time is breakfast at The Ritz?
The Ritz Restaurant is open for breakfast Monday to Saturday: 8:00 am – 10:30 am. Sunday and Bank Holidays: 8:00 am – 10:30 am.
Can you have breakfast at The Ritz without staying there?
Yes, we booked for breakfast without staying there.
What do you wear at The Ritz?
The Ritz London has a dress code in different areas of the hotel as follows: Gentlemen are required to wear a jacket and tie (jeans and sportswear are not permitted for either ladies or gentlemen) for afternoon tea in The Palm Court or The Ritz Club and for lunch and dinner in The Ritz Restaurant and Terrace. In all other areas of the hotel (The Ritz Restaurant breakfast service, The Rivoli Bar, The Long Gallery and The Ritz Garden), smart casual attire is required. Please note that shorts, trainers and sportswear are not permitted in any of the hotel’s restaurants or bars.
Is The Ritz dog friendly?
Sorry dogs are not allowed at The Ritz London, except for assistance and guide dogs.
How much is a bottle of champagne at The Ritz?
A bottle of Champagne at The Ritz London ranges between £98 and £1,750.
Where is The Ritz
The Ritz London is located in the heart of London overlooking the Royal Green Park and within walking distance from Green Park station.
Is parking available at The Ritz
Valet parking is charged at £40 for four hours or £60 per vehicle per 24 hours. Should you require parking for longer please advise the doorman on arrival at the hotel in order to avoid incurring a penalty charge. The Concierge can organise a car transfer to the hotel. If you would like to take advantage of this service, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 (0) 20 7493 8181.
If you want to impress or tick off something from your bucket list, then a visit to The Ritz for breakfast is a must. The decor is stunning with service friendly and swift. As expected, the food was of excellent quality. Worth booking at least once.
The Ritz London
020 7493 8181
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