27 Feb 2013
Dining at The Ritz Restaurant
With an immaculate prestigious standing and an endless array of accolades and awards, the legendary Ritz Hotel in London, which opened its doors back over a century ago, still continues to dazzle and delight with its extravagant interiors, elegant surroundings and its distinguished hospitality. It has always attracted the who's who of the world with a guest list that has previously included the likes of Charlie Chaplin to Churchill as well as countless royals, rich and famous and high society individuals..
The Ritz is a London landmark in its own right with its famous Piccadilly Arcade that is described as “the shortest Rue de Rivoli in the world and a prime central location surrounded by the top hotels and apartments in Mayfair. The afternoon tea served here in the impressive Palm Court is world renowned and the exquisite Ritz Restaurant which embodies every discerning luxurious detail of the Louis XVI era, from its rococo décor to its frescoed ceilings, is truly spectacular granting it its full accreditation as one of the most beautifully lavish dining rooms in Europe.
You may wonder if The Ritz, emphasized by all its lavish settings, may be slightly intimidating or pretentious, but that is far from the truth as Brett, who recently celebrated his birthday at The Ritz, will tell you.
“I had the pleasure of having dinner with my beautiful girlfriend at The Ritz on my 28th birthday. The usual birthday blues that kick in when you realise you are getting older quickly disappeared the minute we stepped into the beautiful building. I was warmly greeted Happy Birthday before we were seated in the grand dining room. A glass of bubbly followed promptly giving us the perfect opportunity to enjoy the splendour of the décor and discreetly scan the room for anyone famous.
The starters were both delicious. I chose something I have never had before, Artichoke Soup. It was refreshing and flavourful. The main course arrived with perfect timing for another drink and some intimate conversation. The lamb was faultless and melted in my mouth (it is cooked rare, so advise the waiter if you’d like it any other way). Indulgent desserts appeared soon after including a very classy soufflé and crème fraîche. The marvellous evening we were having was then topped off by a special personal visit from the chef who brought over a selection of more lush sweet creations and a Happy Birthday cake.
Overall, we felt truly elated by the whole experience and it is plain to see why why The Ritz is one of the top establishments in London with its impeccably high standard of service right from the smiling waiters to the spotless presentation of food.
So if you are looking for a truly unique and memorable dining experience in the capital with your other half, close friends, work colleagues or your family I would highly recommend a visit to The Ritz.”