Skip to content

Print this page Back to results

The Ritz Restaurant

150 Piccadilly, LONDON, W1J 9BR

3 rosettes

The Ritz Restaurant is a truly beautiful dining room, with its Louis XVI-inspired decor of murals, frescoed ceiling, gilded statues, opulent drapes at floor-to-ceiling windows and chandeliers reflected in mirrored walls. Formal and knowledgeable service comes from an army of warmly hospitable uniformed staff. Dining here is quite an occasion, with trolleys and cloches much in evidence. The culinary heritage was established by Auguste Escoffier, so the kitchen has quite a lot to live up to. It succeeds. The style might be based on the classical French repertoire, but John Williams MBE tweaks and modernises dishes so compositions are more suitable for today's expectations. 'Langoustine, celery and lovage' is the bald description of one starter of lovely plump shellfish, beautifully timed, with delicate lovage gel, cauliflower purée and bisque, some celery adding a crisp element. Or try foie gras terrine cut by spicy pineapple. Ingredients are of the highest order, and standards never falter. A main course of venison, pink and tender, comes with red cabbage, silky celeriac purée, pomme soufflé, some chestnuts and sliced apples, with a glossy sauce sweetened with blackcurrant poured at table, and another, of sea bass fillets, is accompanied by no more than pumpkin and shellfish sauce. Desserts can be highlights, among them caramelised apple millefeuille with Calvados ice cream.

Further information

Tel: 020 7300 2370
Please quote 'The AA'.
Send an email


Open all year.
Sunday lunch available.

Restaurant information

Cooking type: British, French
Chef: John T Williams MBE
Number of seats: 90
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Disabled toilets.
Vegetarian meals available.
Children welcome.
Children's portions.
Parking available.


Restaurant price guide

A La Carte Dinner Main Course from: £40.00
Prices are for guidance only. Please check when booking for current rates.



View larger map
Javascript is required to view this map


Use the route planner for your trip

Nearest station: Green Park

Local information for W1J 9BR

Find the following on: