Afternoon Tea at The Ritz – Featured in Two Bond Novels

Address: 150 Piccadilly, St. James’s, London W1J 9BR

Set Up:

The Ritz is featured in two James Bond novels. Diamonds are Forever and The Man with the Golden Gun. Here are excerpts from two blogs, 007 Travelers and James Bond Dossier respectfully.

The Ritz afternoon tea
Anastasia and I at The Ritz, London. March 2024

What we drank at The Ritz

We had the recommended Lapsang Souchong. Smokey, tasty, like a cigar storm in a tea cup.

The Ritz menu

The Experience

This Afternoon Tea experience was kindly gifted to Anastasia and as a birthday present. It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience yet felt very antiquated. Although I think that’s the point. Us Brits sadly don’t have too much else to offer in the culinary department apart from finger sandwiches and scones.

The Ritz gift voucher box

Albeit, very nice finger sandwiches and scones. The price is currently £165 pounds for 2. Gifting tickets available on the Ritz website. You can order as much as you like although you’re not allowed to box up the sandwiches. You are allowed to box up the cakes, which we did and gave them to the homeless outside. Yes I rob from the Ritz and give to the poor.

Closest Bond Location: Dukes Hotel 35 St James’s Pl, St. James’s, London SW1A 1NY

Closest Pint: Blue Posts, 6 Bennet St, St. James’s, London SW1A 1RE (untested)

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