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The tradition of Afternoon Tea - a midday refreshment, complete with small cakes, assorted sweets, bread and butter sandwiches and fine tea - remains relatively unchanged since its origin in the 19th century. Some credit belongs to the Duchess of Bedford (1783-1857), a lady in waiting of Queen Victoria who introduced the ritual of Afternoon Tea to London by inviting friends to join her for “tea and a walk in the fields.” This delightfully social and gourmet pastime sparked a trend that has continued to this day.

We invite you to walk in the shoes of the Duchess of Bedford and treat your friends or loved ones to this refined and delightfully indulgent Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis tradition. A deliciously perfect way to spend an afternoon.


Smoked Salmon Rosette on Cornbread Muffin with Crab Spread
Curried Chicken Salad Tart with Grapes
Cucumber with Sundried Tomato Hummus on Naan Bread
Ham and Cornichon Pâté with Mustard Cream Cheese and Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus
Classic Ritz-Carlton Open-Faced Egg Salad


Served with Devonshire Cream, Lemon Curd and Fruit Preserves


White Chocolate & Strawberry Opera Torte
Fresh Raspberry Mousseline Tart
Dark Chocolate and Sea Salt Shortbread
Citrus Chouquette

$29 per person for Children or Cream Tea
$39 per person for Ritz Afternoon Tea
$54 per person for Royal Tea with glass of champagne

18% gratuity will be applied to every reservation.

Prices are subject to applicable tax and gratuities.

Two seatings are available every Saturday at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. including major holidays and special events. Private Ritz Afternoon Tea events can be arranged through our catering department.

Reservations are required. For inquiries and reservations, please call (314) 863-6300 ext 433