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Jaw-dropping to enter, difficult to leave, the Ritz
dining room deserves all the superlatives that are routinely directed at it. Long-serving executive chef John Williams is tasked with diverting the guests' attention away from the "magnificent" neoclassical opulence, singing sopranos and the rare sight of men dining in jacket and tie, but he manages it with all the high-end ingredients you'd expect – plus a light, though necessarily conservative, touch. Avoid the agony of choice with the six-course menu 'surprise', perhaps pick something zesty from the carte (lobster with caramelised endive and grapefruit, for example) or make a beeline for the old-fashioned culinary flourishes probably considered too labour-intensive elsewhere – the beef Wellington with wild mushrooms and celeriac purée for two, an exotic fruit soufflé with banana and rum ice cream or crêpes Suzette prepared close to your gilded chair. Wine is from a list that's famously fabulous, but not wildly accessible.

* For Afternoon Tea bookings, please book here: The Palm Court at The Ritz Hotel (afternoon tea)


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    The Real Critics Guide :: The Ritz Restaurant

    The Ritz Restaurant can be found inside The Ritz, It’s a truly captivating experience, and the moment you enter into the historic dining room you can’t help but be overwhelmed by its enchantment. As you glance to the ceiling you are captured by powder blue frescos of cloud filled skies, the windows are adorned with theatrical drapes and an army of period chandeliers provide the lighting.
    Our evening began with a pre-dinner cocktail at The Rivoli Bar where we sampled their renowned ‘Ritz 100’, and as the name partly suggests this cocktail has been served there for 100 years, it’s complete with Gold infused Grey...
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British Executive Chef John William, MBE

British chef John Williams took up the prestigious post of executive chef at The Ritz in June 2004. The son of a Tyneside fisherman, he developed his passion for food at an early age. He studied catering at South Shields College & Westminster College, after which he enjoyed periods at the Royal Garden Hotel, Le Crocodile in Kensington, the Berkeley hotel & Claridge's, where he was maitre chef des cuisines for nine years until 2004. He also holds the highly influential post of chairman of the Academy of Culinary Arts. Williams is supported by Gordon Ramsay protege Frederick Forster, who is responsible for the restaurant at The Ritz.

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