The English Grill at The Rubens at The Palace Hotel

Description

Quintessentially opulent, The English Grill at The Rubens at the Palace Hotel, offers British cuisine in rich surroundings. Within a luxurious dining room including a magnificent glass wall into the kitchen, The Rubens boasts 5* service whilst being warm and welcoming. Dishes offer the finest British and seasonal produce, including top-quality cuts of meat, handled to perfection in the kitchen's charcoal-fired Josper grill.

The flagship restaurant offers classic dishes, including salads, delicious fish courses and desserts, as well as a cheese trolley of British cheeses. To offer a unique experience, The English Grill also adds tableside theatre with dishes being brought to the table, this can include the carving of roasts, flambeed crepes, filleting of the famous Dover Sole and carving of smoked Salmon. 

Signature dish: Executive Chef Ben Kelliher's Beef Wellington, one of the favourite dishes on the menu at The English Grill.

 

Breakfast at the English Grill 

Start the day with a hearty and/or healthy breakfast at The English Grill with an a la carte breakfast menu fit for a King! Open daily Mon – Fri : 6:30am – 11am/ Sat : 7am – 11am and
Sun : 7:am – 11:30am. 

 

Festivities at The English Grill - bookings now open

 

Christmas Parties

Christmas in London is a beautiful thing, and there is nowhere better to host your festive party than The Rubens at The Palace.
Neighbouring the Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace, our range of tailormade festive menus make for a truly magical Christmas occasion, complete with exceptional cuisine, memorable entertainment options, and an array of thoughtful touches. From London Street Food or Festive Curries to a traditional Christmas Lunch, there is a dining offer to meet the ambience of every event.

Available from 14th November - bookings are now open.

Packages include:
• A glass of champagne on arrival
• A selection of three-course menus to choose from
• Half a bottle of house red or white wine per person
• Tea, coffee and mince pies
• Exclusive use of a private room
• (Minimum numbers and additional charges apply)
• Crackers, party hats and festive novelties
• Printed menus and name place cards
• Bespoke packages available on request
• Vegan and vegetarian options on request

Menus start from £105 per person.
The Rubens offers private dining and event spaces for 10 people through to 200, including the newly opened Leopard Bar. Please make an enquiry to discuss with the experienced events team.

 

Christmas Eve Dinner

Spend your Christmas Eve amidst the magic of The Rubens and indulge in a delicious three-course meal at The English Grill. With enchanting, festive décor and delightful cuisine, it will be the perfect way to enjoy the celebrations of the festive period. 

Choose from the a la carte menu with the Roast of the Day Salmon En Croute

 

Christmas Day 

The star of the show! Join your loved ones and celebrate the season of cheer with a delectable seven-course meal to delight your taste buds. Enhance your experience with the option to pre-order your wine and Champagne makes the evening even more special - The Rubens Hotel sommelier has these ready to serve on your arrival. 

Price: £275 per person; children under 12 half price.
Time: 1pm - 7pm (last seating)

Pre-payment is required

 

Boxing Day
The festivities continue on Boxing Day, giving you more time to spend with those you love. Indulge in either our celebrated a la carte menu or the roast of the day, an exquisite beef wellington.

Dine a la carte with the Roast of the Day as Beef Wellington

 

Winter Wonderland Afternoon Tea

Available in The English Grill on 26th December and 1st January
Enjoy a festive twist on our award-winning Afternoon Tea, specially curated by our Executive Pastry Chef Sarah Houghting, who was a finalist in 2021 Bake Off: The Professionals.

Expect a scrumptious feast of cakes, pastries, and seasonal flavours that pay tribute to the long-standing English tradition of Afternoon Tea, all set against the tranquil backdrop of live piano music in either The English Grill or The Palace Lounge.

The experience includes a glass of mulled wine and if you're dining on Christmas Day, a glass of Champagne.

Price: £72 per adult; £25 for children under 12
Bottomless Champagne Afternoon Tea £117 per person for 90-minute sitting 

 

New Year's Eve
Join The English Grill for a spectacular affair of live music, canapés, and champagne followed by an eight-course menu paired with Champagne and wine.

Champagne reception at 6.30 pm in the Palace Lounge; Dinner served at 7 pm.

Price: £335 (adults only)

Pre-payment is required

 

 

Experiences at the English Grill

A gourmet dining experience with Ben Kelliher

Experience the kitchen up close with Executive Chef Ben Kelliher, watching the chefs prep as you enjoy a glass of Champagne and canapés. Afterwards, indulge in a four-course gourmet experience in The English Grill. Our head sommelier Vincent Bouin will be on hand for expert knowledge and guidance for your choice of beverages.

The experience must be booked 24-hours in advance and full pre-payment will be due 7 days prior to arrival.

Price: £499 for two people
Available: Tuesday to Saturday, subject to availability

Maximum of four people in a party

 

Cooking Class: Ben Kelliher's Beef Wellington

Join Executive Chef Ben Kelliher for a one-hour cooking class.

Learn and experience how to make the perfect beef wellington. During the experience, you'll enjoy a glass of champagne and canapés. The experience includes a three-course dinner consisting of our famous London Burrata as a starter, the beef wellington as the main course and our founder and president, Mrs Bea Tollman’s famous Baked Vanilla Cheesecake as dessert. 

The experience must be booked 24-hours in advance and full pre-payment will be due 7 days prior to arrival.

Price: £300 two people
Available: Friday and Saturday evenings

Maximum of four people in a party

 

Exclusive Experience: Create a plant-based menu at Borough Market

£200 per person
Meet our Executive Chef Ben Kelliher at the hotel to learn how The Rubens at the Palace is reducing food waste in partnership with Winnow’s cutting-edge monitoring technology, and how we use surplus produce creatively in the kitchen. Chef Ben will also talk about the sustainable and responsible consumption of food, explaining how we work closely with the very best local and responsible suppliers. You will then visit Borough Market together, a historic market dating back to the 12th century with an emphasis on high-quality food and sustainable production.

The itinerary
You will first stop at Flor wine bar to discuss your personal requirements and preferences to create a plant-based seven-course menu with produce sourced at the market. Chef Ben will introduce you to Bread Ahead, where the bread is made right in the market, and Ted’s Veg to buy the ingredients for your starter. Ted’s Veg are proud participants in Planzhero’s plight to eradicate wastage, and the produce is chemical-free. You will meet the suppliers at Turnips, who are focused on providence and seasonality, to buy the ingredients for your main course, and Palace Culture to buy vegan cheese handcrafted in Crystal Palace, London.

You will then return to The Rubens at the Palace, where Chef Ben will personally create a seven-course meal to enjoy in our spectacular English Grill, including:

  • Canapés
  • Breads & crudites
  • Starter
  • Seasonal fruit sorbet
  • Main course
  • Dessert: flambé Rum Baba with Borough Market fruits
  • Vegan cheeses
  • This experience also includes a copy of the Borough Market cookbook

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What's on

Vouchers

Monetary Gift Voucher
On sale until 31st Dec 2023
£10 - £500
Three Course Meal for two in The English Grill
On sale until 31st Dec 2023
Experience
Gourmet dining experience with Ben Kelliher for two
On sale until 31st Dec 2023
Experience
Borough Market Tour with Chef Ben Kelliher
On sale until 31st Dec 2023
Experience

Info

  • Splash the Cash £££
  • Taking Bookings
  • Wheelchair Access, Disabled Toilets
  • Smart, No sportswear

Hours

Day Open Close Notes
Monday 7:00 23:00 Private Hire Only. Closed - Private Hire requests only
Tuesday 7:00 23:00 Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6.30am - 10am Saturday - Sunday: 7am - 11am Dinner: Tuesday - Friday: 5.30pm - 9.30pm Saturday: 6.30pm – 9.30pm
Wednesday 7:00 23:00 Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6.30am - 10am Saturday - Sunday: 7am - 11am Dinner: Tuesday - Friday: 5.30pm - 9.30pm Saturday: 6.30pm – 9.30pm
Thursday 7:00 23:00 Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6.30am - 10am Saturday - Sunday: 7am - 11am Dinner: Tuesday - Friday: 5.30pm - 9.30pm Saturday: 6.30pm – 9.30pm
Friday 7:00 23:00 Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6.30am - 10am Saturday - Sunday: 7am - 11am Dinner: Tuesday - Friday: 5.30pm - 9.30pm Saturday: 6.30pm – 9.30pm
Saturday 7:00 23:00 Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6.30am - 10am Saturday - Sunday: 7am - 11am Dinner: Tuesday - Friday: 5.30pm - 9.30pm Saturday: 6.30pm – 9.30pm
Sunday 7:00 23:00 Private Hire Only. Closed - Private hire enquiries only

Special opening hours

Day Open Close Notes
Sunday 25th December 2022 13:00 22:00
Sunday 1st January 2023 17:30 22:00

Location

Address

The English Grill at The Rubens at The Palace Hotel, 39 Buckingham Palace Road, SW1W 0PS

Area

Westminster

Nearest Station

Victoria (Tube)

Menus

  • Cuisines

    This venue serves British, Breakfast and Fine Dining food.

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Seated
Capacity
Standing
Cost Min spend
Midweek*
Min spend
Weekend*
The Rubens Hotel Venue Hire 120 120 - £10,000 minimum spend -

Entertaining at The Rubens Hotel 

Neighbouring the Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace there is nowhere better to host your party than The Rubens at The Palace. 

The Rubens at the Palace is the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion with family, friends, or colleagues with a private dining experience.

From intimate dining to larger affairs, we will create the perfect ambiance with a host of personal and thoughtful touches to make the event truly exceptional.

We are licensed to host wedding ceremonies overlooking the Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace in our Palace Lounge, and each of our restaurants and bars are available for private hire, with set and bespoke designed menus.

 

CREATING EVENTS TO REMEMBER

Private Dining: The Rubens at the Palace is the perfect location to celebrate a special occasion with family, friends or colleagues, and our private dining experience ensures it will be one to remember. From intimate dining to larger affairs, we create the perfect ambiance with a host of personal and thoughtful touches.

 

The Rubens Hotel also offers private bar spaces - The Jubilee Suite located in our sister property at Bbar and also The Leopard Bar at The Rubens Hotel, a beautiful private hire lounge bar accommodating up to 36 people. 

 

Make an enquiry and an experienced member of our events team will be in touch to discuss your requirements

 

Rembrandt Suite Private Room 36 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.

The Rembrandt suite is also licensed for weddings.

 

Key Statistics

Floor/Level - Ground

Room Length - 7.9m

Room Width - 8.5m

Ceiling Height - 2.73m

Floor Covering - Carpet

Floor Area - 67.1 sq m

 

Room Capacities

Banquet - 36

Boardroom - 20

Cabaret - 27

Classroom - 24

Reception - 80

Theatre - 50

U-Shape - 18

Rubens Suite Private Room 27 50 - - -

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.

 

Key Statistics

Floor/Level - Ground

Room Length - 6.8m

Room Width - 8.6m

Ceiling Height - 2.73m

Floor Covering - Carpet

Floor Area - 58.4 sq m

 

Room Capacities

Banquet - 20

Boardroom - 14

Cabaret - 14

Classroom - 15

Reception - 50

Theatre - 27

 

Event facilities

  • A dedicated coordinator attends to every detail & full secretarial support
  • Function rooms with natural daylight
  • ISDN2 available
  • Private dining and banqueting facilities
  • Customised menus for corporate, social, or themed events
  • Specially themed meeting breaks
Van Dyke Suite Private Room 70 150 - - -

The perfect fit for your meeting or dining event


The Van Dyke Suite is situated on the ground floor 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.

The Van Dyke Suite is licensed for weddings.

 

Key Statistics

Floor/Level - Ground

Room Length

9.5m

Room Width - 11.4m

Ceiling Height - 2.73m

Floor Covering - Carpet

Floor Area - 108.3 sq m

 

Room Capacities

Banquet - 70

Boardroom - 26

Cabaret - 42

Classroom - 21

Reception - 150

Theatre - 80

Van Gogh Room Private Room 40 50 - - -

The perfect venue for your meeting or private party

The Van Gogh Room is situated on the ground floor 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

  • A dedicated coordinator attends to every detail and full secretarial support
  • ISDN2 available
  • Private dining and banqueting facilities
  • Customised menus for corporate, social or themed events
  • Specially themed meeting breaks

 

Key Statistics
Floor/Level - Ground

Room Length - 9.1m

Room Width - 5.8m

Ceiling Height - 2.73m

Floor Covering - Carpet

Floor Area - 52.8sq m

 

Room Capacities
Banquet - 18

Boardroom - 20

Cabaret - 14

Classroom - 18

Reception - 50

Theatre - 40

U-Shape - 21

 

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

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