Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Fab Friday with Friends & Food Ritz style

Following on from my Friday Fun with Friends morning with Mcqueen, Lunch was as equally as fashionable in the stunning Ritz restaurant. 
From the moment you sweep through the revolving door of The Ritz you are greeted with some of the most glorious old school glamour that London can offer. I am rapidly becoming a lady that likes the finest that London can offer, having visited The Savoy and Claridges in the last 6 months along with The Ritz.
As we were escorted through the Palm Court to the restaurant this dining room couldn't have looked more opulently palatial in the spring sunshine. Windows sweep from floor to ceiling offering views across the patio onto Green park in all its spring splendour. The dining room is full of colour, gold and marble columns, I could have been standing in a Parisian palace in the reign of Marie Antoinette instead of in the heart of Piccadilly. The pinks and greens within the floral carpet completely complimented the garland chandeliers and ceiling frescos which were just beautiful. I loved it all.
John Williams MBE is the Executive Head chef at the Ritz and heads up a team of 65 chefs across the hotel, where all food is cooked on site with 95% of the menu being British produce. JW has cooked in Claridges, The Berekely and now The Ritz, an amazing accolade for a man who started his life as a fisherman's son in South Shields. I have admired his work for a long time and I was excited to sample one of his menus. Williams menu offers contemporary French dishes in a palace style cuisine using the finest British ingredients.

From the menu I chose the following:


  • Starter - Quail Salad with Truffle, Roast Onion and Mushroom

  • Main - Rhug Farm Chicken with Leeks, Morels and supreme sauce.

  • Dessert - Apple and Vanilla Cheesecake and Calvados ice cream


    The courses were complimented with a very beautiful Amuse Bouche, ( the smoked salmon macaron was melt in the mouth sublime) bread basket ~ I opted for walnut & raisin which was delicious (complete with Ritz embossed butter) and a divine plate of petit fours all accompanied by champagne and coffee.
    All courses were fabulous and we both commented how filling everything was. The flavours came through in everything we ate a perfect lunch for a spring day.
    Service and standards throughout our visit to The Ritz were exemplary, I couldn't recommend it more. Lunch was part of a day of treats that I had booked for my friends 60th birthday and was fabulous value for money; (the deal that I booked was less than the cost of afternoon tea)... a highly recommended decadent treat.
    A trip to one of London's finest establishment isn't complete without a visit to the Ladies powder room!... this was equally as sumptuous and opulent as the dining room.
    We had much fun here too!!
  • As you can see our visit to The Ritz for lunch was beautiful, filled with amazing food and service  and a lovely time with friends....

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    Wednesday, 22 April 2015

    Fab Friday with Friends & Food Ritz style

    Following on from my Friday Fun with Friends morning with Mcqueen, Lunch was as equally as fashionable in the stunning Ritz restaurant. 
    From the moment you sweep through the revolving door of The Ritz you are greeted with some of the most glorious old school glamour that London can offer. I am rapidly becoming a lady that likes the finest that London can offer, having visited The Savoy and Claridges in the last 6 months along with The Ritz.
    As we were escorted through the Palm Court to the restaurant this dining room couldn't have looked more opulently palatial in the spring sunshine. Windows sweep from floor to ceiling offering views across the patio onto Green park in all its spring splendour. The dining room is full of colour, gold and marble columns, I could have been standing in a Parisian palace in the reign of Marie Antoinette instead of in the heart of Piccadilly. The pinks and greens within the floral carpet completely complimented the garland chandeliers and ceiling frescos which were just beautiful. I loved it all.
    John Williams MBE is the Executive Head chef at the Ritz and heads up a team of 65 chefs across the hotel, where all food is cooked on site with 95% of the menu being British produce. JW has cooked in Claridges, The Berekely and now The Ritz, an amazing accolade for a man who started his life as a fisherman's son in South Shields. I have admired his work for a long time and I was excited to sample one of his menus. Williams menu offers contemporary French dishes in a palace style cuisine using the finest British ingredients.

    From the menu I chose the following:


  • Starter - Quail Salad with Truffle, Roast Onion and Mushroom

  • Main - Rhug Farm Chicken with Leeks, Morels and supreme sauce.

  • Dessert - Apple and Vanilla Cheesecake and Calvados ice cream


    The courses were complimented with a very beautiful Amuse Bouche, ( the smoked salmon macaron was melt in the mouth sublime) bread basket ~ I opted for walnut & raisin which was delicious (complete with Ritz embossed butter) and a divine plate of petit fours all accompanied by champagne and coffee.
    All courses were fabulous and we both commented how filling everything was. The flavours came through in everything we ate a perfect lunch for a spring day.
    Service and standards throughout our visit to The Ritz were exemplary, I couldn't recommend it more. Lunch was part of a day of treats that I had booked for my friends 60th birthday and was fabulous value for money; (the deal that I booked was less than the cost of afternoon tea)... a highly recommended decadent treat.
    A trip to one of London's finest establishment isn't complete without a visit to the Ladies powder room!... this was equally as sumptuous and opulent as the dining room.
    We had much fun here too!!
  • As you can see our visit to The Ritz for lunch was beautiful, filled with amazing food and service  and a lovely time with friends....

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