Crusted Poulet with an array of seasonal vegetables. A bunch of fancy words put together on a menu which basically translates to chicken with veg. Instantly when I read a menu like this I am thrown off! Yeah it sounds fancy, but does it taste good? Is it worth the price? Will it even fill me up? There are places you go just to say you've been there, and that is definitely how I felt before dining at the Ritz. It wasn’t the kind of food I would happily replace my sunday roast for, but when invited by a close friend to celebrate her birthday I couldn't exactly say no and I am so glad I didn't. My Ritz experience might possibly be the BEST dining experience I have ever had in my life... Once actually being there in the ambience and 5* treatment, you understand why the Ritz has earned and kept its reputation for so many years...
Food - 9/10
I ordered the Cutlet and Fillet of Lamb which came in a rich gravy sauce ( the jus? possibly ) I had mine served medium which was recommended by the Chef and lovely but when I tasted my friends who had hers well done I felt cheated. Cooking the meat for longer gave it a richer taste. Definitely returning for my Lamb well done! The lamb with all the trimmings was £40 which may seem expensive but definitely worth every penny.
Ambience - 9/10
Low lighting gave it a magical feel, the candle lit tables were set in and around for everyone to see the pianist playing recognisable classics like Clair De Lune.
Decor - 9/10
“ This is the titanic darling...”
This historic building has kept its original fixtures and fittings which reminded my friends of the Titanic, quite a sight for someone who normally prefers modern minimalistic buildings. Felt like I was time warped to the 1800's...
Service - 10/10
David our waiter and his team were AMAZING!! All attentive , all polite - attended to all our needs, genuine hospitality, felt wanted and welcome.
If you are feeling for the Ritz experience, book using the link below, it honestly is something you have to experience for yourself . I will definitely be returning...