Royal Afternoon Tea at The Rubens at The Palace Hotel

Description

In accordance with Government guidance, The Palace Lounge will be closed between 5th November - 2nd December 2020.

Bookings remain open for our festive packages and the team look forward to welcoming guests soon. 

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Gift Vouchers are now available online - the perfect seasonal gift! 

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Afternoon Tea at The Rubens at the Palace Hotel offers a quintessentially English experience. 

A short walk from Victoria Station and the Palace Theatre showing Hamilton, the afternoon tea experience at The Rubens is steeped in royal connections and positions guests directly opposite the Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace. With a rich interior, large windows and 5* service, guests are made to feel like royalty themselves. 

Situated within the hotel, the Royal Afternoon Tea can be accompanied by a fully serviced bar offering Champagne or cocktails. The pastry kitchen at The Rubens is led by the talented pastry chef Sarah Houghting, producing the freshest pastries and cakes for guests to enjoy.  The Rubens pays respect to the tradition of Afternoon Tea whilst incorporating fresh twists along the way. The menu features mouth-watering pastries that are influenced by Royal events and dining trends throughout the centuries. 

Afternoon Tea Options

Guests are welcome to experience the Royal Afternoon Tea experience which can be adapted to meet dietary requirements. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free menus are available and the team would be delighted to discuss any additional requirements prior to your booking. *Please note: bookings for Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten-Free Afternoon Tea must be made with at least 24hrs notice otherwise The Rubens is unable to accommodate reservations. 

Family Friendly

The Rubens also welcomes children and offers a 'Little Prince and Princess Tea' for those under 12. 

 

Special Offer: In celebration of the re-opening of Afternoon Tea, The Rubens is extending a 20% discount. Guests are encouraged to book in advance to avoid disappointment. 

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The Rubens Experience: The ultimate in luxury Afternoon Tea. Enjoy 20% off our Famous Golden Tips Experience when booked to enjoy in October, November and December 2020.
This rare tea is produced in the highlands of Sri Lanka and is fully handcrafted and skilfully handpicked by expert tea pluckers at sunset in Sri Lanka. The velvety, silvery tips are then carefully turned into gold and sundried on a velvet cloth. With white-glove service, this delicate tea is weighed with precision at The Rubens using golden scales with each tip placed into a silver teapot individually using golden tweezers. The tea which is showcased in a locked mahogany box lined with velvet is specially infused to produce an extraordinary liquor and a smooth, light and mellow texture with fruity notes.

This truly unique experience includes a Royal Afternoon Tea Stand for two people and a bottle of Lanson Champagne (750ml) which will be sabred at your table.

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Celebrate Christmas with The Rubens at the Palace - bookings are now open 

Winter Wonderland Afternoon Tea from 3rd December - 3rd January £49.95 per person, includes unlimited mulled wine.
Prince and Princess afternoon tea is charged at £19 per child under the age of 12.

Christmas Day Winter Wonderland Afternoon Tea £69.95 per person, includes one glass of Champagne and one glass of mulled wine. (Non-alcoholic alternatives can be arranged as an alternative). The Prince and Princess afternoon tea is available at £19 per child under the age of 12

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A Special Occasion? Enjoy Afternoon Tea at The Rubens 

The Rubens has a number of private rooms and areas suitable for baby showers, anniversaries, hen parties, birthdays, investitures and Christmas celebrations. The experienced Events Team at The Rubens would be happy to discuss your requirements for a group booking and/or a private room hire. Please make an enquiry online and a member of the team will be in touch. 

What's on

Offers

Offer Availability
Exclusive Festive Afternoon Tea offer
Enjoy a Festive Afternoon Tea with The Rubens at the Palace Hotel for the exclusive price of £39 per person. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer.
Monday 12:00 – 17:00
Tuesday 12:00 – 17:00
Wednesday 12:00 – 17:00
Thursday 12:00 – 17:00
Friday 12:00 – 17:00

Vouchers

Golden Tips Tea Experience for Two
On sale until 31st Dec 2020
Experience
Champagne Royal Afternoon Tea For Two
On sale until 31st Dec 2021
Experience
Monetary Gift Voucher
On sale until 31st Dec 2021
£10 - £500
Royal Afternoon Tea For Two
On sale until 31st Dec 2021
Experience
The Palace Lounge – Family Royal Afternoon Tea
On sale until 31st Dec 2021
Experience

Info

  • Happily Affordable ££
  • Taking Bookings
  • Wheelchair Access, Disabled Toilets

Hours

Day Open Close Notes
Monday 12:00 19:00 Last dining time is 5pm
Tuesday 12:00 19:00 Last dining time is 5pm
Wednesday 12:00 19:00 Last dining time is 5pm
Thursday 12:00 19:00 Last dining time is 5pm
Friday 12:00 19:00 Last dining time is 5pm
Saturday 12:00 19:30 Last dining time is 6pm
Sunday 12:00 19:00 Last dining time is 5pm

Location

Address

Royal Afternoon Tea at The Rubens at The Palace Hotel, 39 Buckingham Palace Road, SW1W 0PS

Area

Westminster

Nearest Station

Victoria (Tube)

Menus

  • Cuisine

    This venue serves Afternoon Tea food.

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Seated
Capacity
Standing
Cost Min spend
Midweek*
Min spend
Weekend*
Buckingham Room Private Room 15 0 - - -

The Buckingham Room is situated on the ground floor of the hotel with simulated lighting and is fully air-conditioned. Décor is of a traditional style. This room features an automatic drop-down screen, ISDN 2 and analogue phone lines. Maximum numbers for a meeting is 15 delegates in a theatre-style seating plan.

Event facilities include:
Dedicated coordinator expertly attends to every detail
Full secretarial support
Function rooms with natural daylight
ISDN2 available
Wireless high-speed internet access
Meetings and banqueting rooms for up to 330 people
Private dining and banqueting facilities
Customised menus for corporate, social or themed events
Specially themed meeting breaks
State of the art audiovisual equipment available
Telephone, fax and modem lines available
Prices are available on request.

Da Vinci Private Room 20 20 - - -

The Da Vinci room is situated on the ground floor with simulated lighting as well as natural lighting and is fully air-conditioned. Décor is of a traditional style and this room features an automatic drop-down screen, ISDN 2 and analogue phone lines. Maximum numbers for a meeting is 20 delegates in a reception or theatre style layout.

Event facilities include:
Dedicated coordinator expertly attends to every detail
Full secretarial support
Function rooms with natural daylight
ISDN2 available
Wireless high-speed internet access
Meetings and banqueting rooms for up to 330 people
Private dining and banqueting facilities
Customised menus for corporate, social or themed events
Specially themed meeting breaks
State of the art audiovisual equipment available
Telephone, fax and modem lines available
Prices are available on request

Jubilee Room Private Room 30 60 - - -

This elegant room is situated on the ground floor of bbar, benefiting from abundant natural daylight. It is fully air-conditioned with adjustable lighting. Décor is of a traditional style. This room features an automatic drop-down screen, ISDN 2 and analogue phone lines. Maximum of 80 guests with reception style seating.

Event facilities include:
Dedicated coordinator expertly attends to every detail
Full secretarial support
Function rooms with natural daylight
ISDN2 available
Wireless high-speed internet access
Private dining and banqueting facilities
Customised menus for corporate, social or themed events
Specially themed meeting breaks
State of the art audiovisual equipment available
Telephone, fax and modem lines available
Prices are available on request.

Rembrandt Suite Private Room 60 80 - - -

The Rembrandt Suite offers abundant natural daylight and a fireplace. It is fully air-conditioned and has adjustable lighting together with a remote controlled drop down screen, ISDN 2 and analogue telephone lines. The suite is situated on the ground floor of the hotel and is ideal for meetings, seminars and dinners for up to 80 guests.

Event facilities include:

  • Dedicated co-ordinator expertly attends to every detail
  • Full secretarial support
  • Function rooms with natural daylight
  • ISDN2 available
  • Wireless high speed internet access
  • Meetings and banqueting rooms for up to 330 people
  • Private dining and banqueting facilities
  • Customised menus for corporate, social or themed events
  • Specially themed meeting breaks
  • State of the art audio visual equipment available
  • Telephone, fax and modem lines available

Prices available on request.

The Rubens Room Private Room 20 20 - - -

The Rubens Room is situated on the ground floor of the hotel with simulated lighting as well as natural lighting and is fully air-conditioned. Décor is of a traditional style. This room features an automatic drop-down screen, ISDN 2 and analogue phone lines. Maximum of 20 guests in a reception or theatre style layout.

Event facilities include:
Dedicated co-ordinator expertly attends to every detail
Full secretarial support
Function rooms with natural daylight
ISDN2 available
Wireless high-speed internet access
Meetings and banqueting rooms for up to 330 people
Private dining and banqueting facilities
Customised menus for corporate, social or themed events
Specially themed meeting breaks
State of the art audiovisual equipment available
Telephone, fax and modem lines available
Prices available on request.

The Rubens Suite Private Room 40 60 - - -

The Rubens Suite is situated on the ground floor with simulated lighting and is fully air-conditioned. It has an extra exit door through to the English Grill. Décor is of a traditional style. Maximum of 60 guests based on reception style layout.

Event facilities include:

  • Dedicated co-ordinator expertly attends to every detail
  • Full secretarial support
  • Function rooms with natural daylight
  • ISDN2 available
  • Wireless high-speed internet access
  • Meetings and banqueting rooms for up to 330 people
  • Private dining and banqueting facilities
  • Customised menus for corporate, social or themed events
  • Specially themed meeting breaks
  • State of the art audiovisual equipment available
  • Telephone, fax and modem lines available

Prices available on request.

Van Dyke Room Private Room 40 60 - - -

The Van Dyke Room is situated on the ground floor of the hotel with simulated lighting and is fully air-conditioned. Décor is of a traditional style. This room features an automatic drop-down screen, ISDN 2 and analogue phone lines. Maximum numbers for a meeting is 60 based on reception style seating.

Event facilities include:
Dedicated co-ordinator expertly attends to every detail
Full secretarial support
ISDN2 available
Wireless high-speed internet access
Meetings and banqueting rooms for up to 330 people
Private dining and banqueting facilities
Customised menus for corporate, social or themed events
Specially themed meeting breaks
State of the art audiovisual equipment available
Telephone, fax and modem lines available

The Van Dyke Suite Private Room 90 130 - - -

The Van Dyke Suite is situated on the ground floor of the hotel with simulated lighting and is fully air-conditioned. Décor is of a traditional style and this room features an automatic drop down screen, ISDN 2 and analogue phone lines. The Van Dyke Suite can accommodate up to 130 guests in a reception style layout. The Suite is a combination of the Van Dyke Room, the Buckingham Room and the Van Gogh Room so it can be adjusted into smaller meeting rooms if required.

Event facilities include:
Dedicated co-ordinator expertly attends to every detail
Full secretarial support
Function rooms with natural daylight
ISDN2 available
Wireless high-speed internet access
Meetings and banqueting rooms for up to 330 people
Private dining and banqueting facilities
Customised menus for corporate, social or themed events
Specially themed meeting breaks
State of the art audio visual equipment available
Telephone, fax and modem lines available

The Van Gogh Room Private Room 40 60 - - -

The Van Gogh Room is situated on the ground floor of the hotel with simulated lighting and is fully air-conditioned. Décor is of a traditional style and the room features an automatic drop down screen, ISDN 2 and analogue phone lines. The Van Gogh Room can accommodate a maximum of 60 guests in a reception style layout.

Event facilities include:

  • Dedicated co-ordinator expertly attends to every detail
  • Full secretarial support
  • ISDN2 available
  • Wireless high speed internet access
  • Meetings and banqueting rooms for up to 330 people
  • Private dining and banqueting facilities
  • Customised menus for corporate, social or themed events
  • Specially themed meeting breaks
  • State of the art audio visual equipment available
  • Telephone, fax and modem lines available

Prices are available on request.

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

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