The Rubens at the Palace

39 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 0PS

The Rubens at the Palace

39 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 0PS

Situated close to Buckingham Palace, The Rubens at the Palace is a luxurious 5 star London hotel where afternoon tea is a timeless occasion. The Rubens at the Palace is a splendid establishment full of grandeur and glamour. Once the hottest destination for aristocratic debutantes, the hotel has lost none of its original charm and impeccable service.

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Enjoy this traditional English occasion at The Rubens at the Palace overlooking the Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace.

The pastry kitchen at The Rubens is led by our talented pastry chef Sarah Houghting, producing the freshest pastries and cakes for our guests to enjoy. With a reputation as one of the best in London, we pay respect to the tradition of Afternoon Tea whilst incorporating fresh twists along the way. Our delicious Royal Afternoon Tea features mouth-watering pastries that are influenced by Royal events and dining trends throughout the centuries.

Afternoon Tea features mouth-watering pastries that are influenced by Royal events and dining trends throughout the centuries.

Our sandwiches, scones and pastries are prepared fresh each day. Please inform us 24-hours prior to your visit of any allergies or dietary restrictions to avoid additional waiting time.

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Information about your visit

Tea Times
Monday12.00pm - 5.00pm
Tuesday12.00pm - 5.00pm
Wednesday12.00pm - 5.00pm
Thursday12.00pm - 5.00pm
Friday12.00pm - 5.00pm
Saturday12.00pm - 6.00pm
Sunday12.00pm - 5.00pm
Menus & Pricing

Afternoon tea prices start from £45.00 per person.

Royal Afternoon Tea
Sandwiches

Smoked scottish salmon & horseradish cream cheese
Coronation chicken & toasted almonds
Ham, cheese & tomato chutney
Egg & watercress
Cucumber & cream cheese

Scones

Traditional plain & honey & white chocolate scones served with homemade seasonal fruit preserve & clotted cream

Pastries

Gin & tonic macaron a gin & tonic is the queen’s tipple of choice. This macaron has an uncanny g&t flavour without the addition of alcohol
Lemon & elderflower cube an ode to the duke and duchess of sussex’s baby archie: the royal couple’s wedding cake flavours showcased in a baby box
Peach mousse grown in the orchards at windsor castle, peaches are queen elizabeth ii’s favourite fruit
Earl grey & chocolate orange crown jewels our earl grey cheesecake and chocolate mousse crown jewels are a homage to her majesty, the queen’s love for tea and especially earl grey tea
Seasonal Rubens éclair inspired by prince charles’ sustainability farming

Selection of teas

£45 per person
£63 per person with a glass of Champagne

Please note that menus are subject to change. All prices and offers are subject to change by the venue unless stated on your booking confirmation.

Prince & Princess Royal Afternoon Tea
Sandwiches

On white bread & caraway seeded bread
Strawberry jam & peanut butter
Ham & cheese
Chocolate nutella
Cucumber & cream cheese

Scones

Traditional plain
Honey & white chocolate
Cheese
Served with homemade seasonal fruit preserve, lemon curd & clotted cream

Pastries

Rubens marshmallow
Rubens seasonal cupcake
Iced doughnuts

£19 per child under the age of 12

Please note that menus are subject to change. All prices and offers are subject to change by the venue unless stated on your booking confirmation.

Gift Vouchers & Special Offers

If you're not sure what date you'd like to book or you would prefer to send as a gift to someone, we stock the following gift vouchers.

Royal Afternoon Tea for Two at The Rubens

Celebrate in style with a Champagne Afternoon tea for two at the Rubens Hotel. Only a short walk from Buckingham Palace, this is a great gift for someone special. The exclusive gift voucher will give two people the opportunity to take afternoon tea at the Rubens.

£90.00 for two

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Save 20% on Afternoon Tea

Enjoy 20% off your Afternoon Tea for bookings in October.

£30.40 per person

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OFFER RUNS FROM 1ST OCTOBER 2020 TO 31ST OCTOBER 2020

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