Royal Afternoon Tea at The Rubens at The Palace Hotel

Description

With a proud royal heritage brought to life with warm British hospitality and theatrical dining experiences, The 5-Star Rubens at the Palace has a reputation as one of the best Afternoon Tea venues in London

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 (recently featured on Bake Off: The Professionals) 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. 

 

Kindly note, unfortunately, we cannot cater for dietaries that require both gluten-free and dairy-free options for the same person.

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The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Afternoon Tea celebrations

There is no better venue to celebrate The Queen's Platinum Jubilee this Summer than at The Rubens at the Palace, situated opposite the Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace. With a reputation as one of the best in London, the Platinum Jubilee six-course Afternoon Tea will include a flowering tea, served after the savoury course. With the offering based on Her Majesty's favourite food, this Afternoon Tea will be second to none. 

£60 per person (from 1st June to 31st August) £25 (children under 12 years of age) 

 

Afternoon Tea Options

Guests are welcome to experience the Royal Afternoon Tea experience which can be adapted to meet dietary requirements. Vegetarian, vegan, Halal 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, Halal and Gluten-Free Afternoon Tea must be made with at least 24hrs notice otherwise The Rubens is unable to accommodate reservations. 

Our seating time for afternoon tea is one and a half-hour. 

Royal Afternoon Tea — £60 (available as Traditional, Vegetarian. Vegan, Gluten-free or Halal) 

Champagne Afternoon Tea — £78

Bottomless Champagne Afternoon Tea — £90

Vegan and Le Green Champagne Afternoon Tea — £84

Halal Wild Idol Sparkling Afternoon Tea — £78

Prince & Princess Afternoon Tea — £25 (children under the age of 12)

 

Bottomless Champagne Afternoon Tea

Price: £90 per person
Enjoy an exceptional Bottomless Champagne Afternoon Tea in our Palace Lounge, overlooking the Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace.
Maximum seating time: 90 mins

 

Vegan Afternoon Tea/ Vegan Champagne Afternoon Tea

The Rubens are excited to announce the arrival of a new offering for our Vegan guests: Vegan Royal Afternoon Tea £60 per person/ accompanied by a glass of Lanson Le Green Label £84 per person. Lanson Le Green Label Organic Brut Champagne is the first-ever entirely organic Champagne. Predominantly Pinot Noir, aged on lees for three years, it's pure and fresh with fine notes of citrus and berry fruits weaving through its complex mousse. This is perfectly paired with The Rubens Vegan Royal Afternoon Tea.

 

Halal Afternoon Tea 

The pastry kitchen at The Rubens is led by their talented pastry chef Sarah Houghting (a contestant recently on Bake Off The Professionals) who has crafted the Royal Afternoon Tea inspired by Royal events and dining trends throughout the centuries. The team is excited to release a brand new addition to their menu – a Halal Afternoon Tea which has been expertly paired with Wild Idol to offer guests a Sparkling Afternoon Tea experience. This sparkling wine is a refreshing and delicious non-alcoholic drink made from premium quality concentrated grape. £60 per person or £78 per person including the Sparkling option

 

Afternoon Tea Delivery and Takeaway

Enjoy The Rubens Hotel afternoon tea experience wherever you are in London with a delivery and takeaway option. Perfect for family get-togethers, parties, weekend treats, and birthday or anniversary gifts.

The Rubens Hotel can also prepare afternoon tea for an office location - perfect for team get-togethers. Book online here 

Pre-order by 8pm for collection the next day. Collection is free of charge, deliveries will incur a fee (must be a London address). 

 

Picnic in a Royal Park
Enjoy a special picnic feast in St James’s Park, served in traditional wicker baskets and filled with delicious goodies. Allow us to take care of everything, from Afternoon Tea in the park to canapés and wine or our Royal Hamper with wine.

Afternoon Tea: £76 for two people

Canapés and wine: £99 for two people

Royal Hamper and wine: £149 for two people

Now taking bookings from the end of May 2022 for the summer months

 

Family Friendly

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

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The Rubens Golden Tips Experience: The ultimate in luxury Afternoon Tea. 
This rare tea is produced in the highlands of Sri Lanka and is fully handcrafted and skillfully 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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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

Bottomless Champagne Afternoon Tea
There is no better place to enjoy this traditional English occasion than sitting back in the Palace Lounge overlooking the Royal Mews of Buckingham…

Tue, 4th Jan 2022 - Wed, 30th Nov 2022

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Halal Sparkling Afternoon Tea
Halal Sparkling Afternoon Tea  Afternoon Tea at The Rubens at the Palace features mouth-watering pastries that are inspired by Her Majestythe…

Tue, 4th Jan 2022 - Wed, 30th Nov 2022

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Vouchers

Champagne Royal Afternoon Tea For Two
On sale until 31st Dec 2022
Experience
Monetary Gift Voucher
On sale until 31st Dec 2022
£10 - £500
Royal Afternoon Tea For Two
On sale until 31st Dec 2023
Experience
Golden Tips Tea Experience for Two
On sale until 31st Dec 2022
Experience
Royal hamper and wine picnic for two
On sale until 31st Dec 2023
Experience
ROYAL AFTERNOON TEA IN THE PARK for Two
On sale until 31st Dec 2023
Experience
PICNIC CANAPE IN THE PARK for two
On sale until 31st Dec 2023
Experience
Sparkling Halal Royal Afternoon Tea for one person
On sale until 31st Dec 2023
Experience
Vegan Champagne Royal Afternoon Tea for one person
On sale until 31st Dec 2023
Experience
Bottomless Champagne Afternoon Tea for one person
On sale until 31st Dec 2023
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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