Tea at the Ritz in London

May 14th, 2003, 10:46 AM
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Tea at the Ritz in London

what is the dress attire for afternoon tea?
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May 14th, 2003, 10:53 AM
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I believe (but wouldn't swear to this) that men are supposed to wear jackets. For women I would suggest a nice skirt outfit (or pant suit) or a dress.
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May 14th, 2003, 11:03 AM
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Hi,
At the Ritz, one *should* wear

men: a blue blazer, white shirt, rep tie, grey or white flannels, black shoes,

women: floral print dresss (below the knee), hat, gloves, black shoes

but they don't anymore.

Follow kaudrey's advice. (A tie for the gentleman would not be out of place.)
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May 14th, 2003, 11:05 AM
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Hi
the dress code might be posted on the Ritz hotel website, take a look there under afternoon tea
It's probably jacket for men, no jeans or sneakers/trainers in general
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May 14th, 2003, 11:06 AM
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thanks for your help. so you would advice packing a skirt or dress for that event?
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May 14th, 2003, 11:12 AM
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amk,
Check out this web page. Tons of information (incl. dress code) about tea places in London (and the UK), the Ritz included.
www.gofortea.com
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May 14th, 2003, 12:42 PM
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Hi amk,
My husband and two children took tea at the Ritz 2 weeks ago. Jacket and tie (definitely)for men,and I wore a smart pair of trousers (pants)and a top.
It was a wonderful experience....the food was superb and service exquisite. You will need to book if you have not already done so......essential.Try gofortea.com or the Ritz direct for booking..but hurry. ! You will enjoy every mouthful. y29 for adults and half price for children. Not cheap but worth every penny for the experience. we are still talking about it. Enjoy!
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May 16th, 2003, 05:12 PM
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I recently did a search for tea in london on t his site and read a delightful trip summary from a woman who went to tea. I cannot remember her name but I would suggest her post for a breath of fresh air.
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May 16th, 2003, 05:38 PM
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One would never wear white flannel trousers with black shoes, ira. One would wear white bucks or white and tan saddle shoes. It is obvious you were never at Harrow.
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May 17th, 2003, 03:56 AM
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Ritz is nice for tea, but Browns in Dover Street is even nicer (very old English feel)
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May 17th, 2003, 05:20 AM
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Hi thingorjus,

I didn't want to get too detailed. Actually, I was at Harrow.

(I think it was a Tuesday afternoon.)
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