Royal Afternoon Tea at The Rubens at The Palace Hotel

Description

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. 

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. 

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

 

The Rubens Golden Tips Tea Experience £500 per experience

Sip on the UK's most expensive cup of tea situated opposite Buckingham Palace. The Rubens at The Palace hotel is now serving an exquisite £500 pot of Golden Tips Tea, which can be sipped overlooking The Royal Mews. Adding to the already illustrious experience of afternoon tea at The Rubens, the five star hotel is now serving its freshly baked scones, pastries and finger sandwiches alongside the UK’s most expensive cup of tea. In collaboration with specialist tea merchants PMD Tea, The Rubens is exclusively offering its guests PMD’s fine Ceylon Golden Tips, a rare tea blend produced in the highlands of Sri Lanka. Titled ‘The Rubens Golden Tips Tea’ guests will be offered a glass of Champagne on arrival to start this unique tea journey followed by a Royal Afternoon Tea. This experience is £500.

  

Private Dining / Group Parties 

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

Info

  • Daytime
  • Happily Affordable ££
  • 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 Rubens at the Palace, 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 audio visual equipment available
  • Telephone, fax and modem lines available

Prices are available on request

Da Vinci Room Private Room 20 20 - - -

The Da Vinci room is situated on the ground floor of The Rubens at The Palace 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 audio visual equipment available
  • Telephone, fax and modem lines available

Prices are available on request.

Jubilee Suite Private Room 30 60 - - -

This elegant room is situated on the ground floor of The Rubens at The Palace, 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 audio visual 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 are available on request

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 audio visual equipment available
  • Telephone, fax and modem lines available

Prices are available on request

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 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 audio visual equipment available
  • Telephone, fax and modem lines available

Prices and packages to suit individual needs are available on request.

Van Dyke Room Private Room 40 60 - - -

The Van Dyke Room is situated on the ground floor of The Rubens at The Palace 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 audio visual equipment available
  • Telephone, fax and modem lines available

Prices and packages to suit your needs are available on request.

Van Dyke Suite Private Room 90 130 - - -

The Van Dyke Suite is situated on the ground floor of The Rubens at The Palace 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

Prices and packages to suit individual needs are available on request.

Van Gogh Room Private Room 40 60 - - -

The Van Gogh Room is situated on the ground floor of The Rubens at The Palace 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 and packages to suit individual requirements 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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