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To take a 3 year old to the Ritz at 17:30?

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PreschoolattheRitz Mon 18-Jan-21 20:38:17

We've been invited by grandparents at the end of April.

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2typesofjungle Mon 18-Jan-21 20:39:17

It depends on the 3 year old. My DS, yes, my DD, no way!

Cissyandflora Mon 18-Jan-21 20:39:45

It depends on the child. I would - but my children are very well behaved.

NoIDontWatchLoveIsland Mon 18-Jan-21 20:40:50

What for? A sort of late afternoon tea? Probably ok if your child will sit and behave and just chug through the cakes.

However you have to acknowledge that it's an expensive treat for many people that they won't want spoiled by a young child running round or making a lot of noise. If he gets out of hand you need to be prepared to take him out.

NataliaOsipova Mon 18-Jan-21 20:41:15

For tea? If the child is well behaved and can sit for the duration (c. 90 minutes?), I don’t see why not? If they’re likely to run around/make a lot of noise etc, then that would be frowned upon, but if there are several adults and the child is good in restaurants etc, then I don’t see it would be a problem.

GreenClock Mon 18-Jan-21 20:41:35

Depends on likely behaviour. It could be quite boring for the child tbh.

PreschoolattheRitz Mon 18-Jan-21 20:42:43

Cissyandflora

It depends on the child. I would - but my children are very well behaved.


Is this real?

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AndcalloffChristmas Mon 18-Jan-21 20:42:54

Pinning their hopes on it being open by then?

CastleCrasher Mon 18-Jan-21 20:43:19

Very much depends on the child. Dd, absolutely. Ds? Probably not!

PreschoolattheRitz Mon 18-Jan-21 20:43:25

Bathtime is 18:30, lights out at 19:00 generally

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PreschoolattheRitz Mon 18-Jan-21 20:43:43

AndcalloffChristmas

Pinning their hopes on it being open by then?


Exactly.

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scubadub Mon 18-Jan-21 20:43:55

Depends on the child...I would take my Dd but not a hope in hell would I take my DS 🤣

Almostslimjim Mon 18-Jan-21 20:44:30

I wouldn't have put mine in that situation, despite them being pretty good kids. It's fairly expensive and I wouldn't have been able to enjoy it fully trying to manage their behaviour. I'd rather have got a baby sitter. I'd also have been pissed off if another child had been anything but excellently behaved. And screens are strongly discouraged!

doctorhamster Mon 18-Jan-21 20:45:13

Dd2 yes, dd1 hell no!

Almostslimjim Mon 18-Jan-21 20:45:27

Bathtime is 18:30, lights out at 19:00 generally does that mean they're likely to be tired and grumpy? 5.30 is witching hour here.

PreschoolattheRitz Mon 18-Jan-21 20:45:39

Who discourages the screens? The ritz itself?

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BigSandyBalls2015 Mon 18-Jan-21 20:46:03

Very much depends on the child. My own would have been doing laps of the restaurant and being a pain in the arse at that age. My god daughter would sit there colouring and chatting for an hour or more and wouldn’t dream of playing up or leaving the table.

PreschoolattheRitz Mon 18-Jan-21 20:46:05

Almostslimjim

*Bathtime is 18:30, lights out at 19:00 generally* does that mean they're likely to be tired and grumpy? 5.30 is witching hour here.


Yes. 100%

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Cautionsharpblade Mon 18-Jan-21 20:46:40

If I were paying through the teeth for tea at the Ritz and a 3 year old ruined it, I'd be fucking fizzing.

Almostslimjim Mon 18-Jan-21 20:47:22

Who discourages the screens? The ritz itself?

Yes

EveryDayIsADuvetDay Mon 18-Jan-21 20:47:50

Which April?
she'll be soooo much older by the time the Ritz reopens grin

Almostslimjim Mon 18-Jan-21 20:47:53

I've just asked DH. His response:

It's a fucking mental idea.

Iggly Mon 18-Jan-21 20:48:04

If it’s witching hour then why would you even consider it? Nope.

Palavah Mon 18-Jan-21 20:48:40

Don't. You can't wear jeans so imagine a 3 year old (unless you can guarantee it being seen and not heard) would go down like a lead balloon.

Pleaseaddcaffine Mon 18-Jan-21 20:49:08

I'm prey sure the ritz would ban screens. They have a very strict dress code.
I wouldn't dream of taking ds and he's great in restaurants because it would ruin a lovely expirence.

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