The Leopard Bar


For a touch of exclusivity, head to Leopard Champagne Bar in Westminster. This bar focuses on providing an intimate haven for champagne and sushi lovers alike. As the name would suggest, the Leopard Bar doesn't play it safe with its decor. On entry, you'll be greeted with leopard print carpets, rugs and cushions making it one of the most characterful London hotel bars.

Situated directly opposite Buckingham Palace Royal Mews, The Leopard Bar serves over 200 whiskies and 30 Champagnes (all of which are available by the glass, including Cristal and Krug Rosé) accompanied by live jazz and swing music offers guests a new level of sophistication and elegance to Victoria's nightlife. 


Drinks Experiences:

Champagne Tasting Experience £60.00 per person

A one-hour Champagne tasting journey with our Resident Leopard Bar Manager. Sample three sensational Champagnes, including a dry, a rosé and one of our manager’s choice, alongside a delicious sharing platter. You’ll also witness the art of Sabrage, the ceremonial technique of opening a bottle with a sabre.

Whiskey and Sharing Platter Experience £49.50 per person

Enjoy three sensational tasting journeys from full, fruity single malts, to deep peat flavours. Each Whisky voyage is accompanied by a platter of cheeses and chocolate truffles. Available from 5:30pm - 9:30pm

Champagne and Famous Steak Sandwich £109.00 for two persons. 

Gather your friends and family together to enjoy a bottle of Lanson Champagne and our famous steak sandwich.


Sushi Experiences:

Sushi and Sashimi Experience from £95 per stand

Chef Suren trained at Hakkasan and Gilgamesh and joins The Rubens at the Palace with over 10 years of experience in Japanese cuisine. Enjoy a delicious selection of sushi and sashimi, all made to order in front of you, including the signature spicy tuna roll, made with premium otoro and akami tuna. Head bartender Silviu has paired the sushi and sashimi with the highest quality sake, the most notable of which is the Koto Premium Sake Umeshu, made with the finest Shirakaga plums. Available from 5pm – 11.15pm. Each stand accommodates two guests. 


Personalised Sushi, Sashimi and Saké Experience

Enhance your understanding of these Japanese delicacies with a personalised experience at The Leopard Bar.  Enjoy a Signature Japanese Leopard Bar Cocktail on arrival and a sushi and sashimi stand to share. The stand will be paired with three expertly chosen Saké wines to compliment the flavours. You will learn more about the different fish used and watch a live demonstration of Rubens Signature Spicy Tuna Roll by our Head Chef Suren, who will then guide you through making your own. There will also be live Jazz throughout the evening.

£95.00 per person


Chef Suren’s Omakase

The Rubens offers Chef Suren’s Omakasi, a 21-course menu with Champagne on arrival in The Leopard Bar. The exceptional menu will be designed during the course of the evening and will depend on guests’ preferences. The guests’ evening will start with an informal discussion with Chef Suren, where he will determine their likes and dislikes in order to get a sense of how adventurous their palette is, whilst sipping on Champagne. Each course will be explained and prepared in front of the guests and it will be tailor-made to guests liking; so no two groups will enjoy the same menu. The Leopard Bar’s intimate atmosphere provides the ideal setting with guests sitting at the counter directly opposite chef Suren and it makes for an exhilarating dining experience. These exquisite dishes are prepared with the freshest ingredients such a premium otoro and akami tuna. 

£95.00 per person


Christmas at The Leopard Bar 

From 1st November to 23rd Dec guests are invited to enjoy a unique dining experience - Temaki Sushi Hand Rolls with Pot of Hot Sake Punch 

The experiences comprises of four snacks + two cocktails for £25 per person. 

We invite guests to make pre-payment at the time of booking. This will be redeemed against your final bill on the day of dining. 


New Year's Eve at The Leopard Bar

To celebrate the end of 2019 and the onset of 2020, guests at The Leopard Bar are welcome to enjoy a Champagne & Sushi Sharing Stand - 1 x stand + 1 bottle of Lanson Champagne - £130 for two people to share. Guests are asked to make full payment at the point of booking and this will be redeemed on your day of dining.  


  • Splash the Cash £££
  • Wheelchair Access, Disabled Toilets
  • No Door Charge
  • Smart casual


Day Open Close Notes
Monday 17:00 0:00
Tuesday 17:00 0:00
Wednesday 17:00 0:00
Thursday 17:00 0:00
Friday 17:00 0:00
Saturday 17:00 0:00
Sunday 17:00 0:00

Special opening hours

Day Open Close Notes
Monday 30th December 2019 17:00 0:00



The Leopard Bar, The Rubens at the Palace Hotel, 39 Buckingham Palace Road, SW1W 0PS



Nearest Station

Victoria (Tube)

Getting there

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  • Cuisine

    This venue serves Bar Snacks food.

  • A word from the chef:

    Leopard Lounge serves up light but luxury food throughout the day such as Colchester Rock Oysters (£10) and Seruga Caviar (£160) as well as lobster rolls with fries (£17).

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
The Leopard Bar Venue Hire 35 35 - £2k + £500 for a live jazz band £2k + £500 for a live jazz band

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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