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: Steak Diane, flambéed at your table!

The English Grill is proud to hold two AA Rosettes.

 

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 Monday – Friday: 6:30am – 10:30am, Saturday: 7am – 11am and Sunday 7am – 11:30am

 

Lunch at the English Grill

£29 for Two Courses or £35 for Three Courses

Available Tuesday to Friday from midday to 2.30 pm

 

Celebrating a special occasion:

The luxurious dining atmosphere makes for the perfect space to host your special occasions. Whether you are celebrating a birthday, anniversary, or another key event, the experienced and passionate team will be on hand to ensure that your occasion is marked with the excellence that it deserves. 

To celebrate the occasion, select from an exquisite fine-dining menu, specially curated by the Executive Chef and team, which offers some of the finest cuisines in London. Theatrically presented and carefully curated, there is no better place to celebrate than The English Grill.

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Pre-Theatre Dining at The English Grill 

With some of London's most celebrated and longest-running shows on the doorstep, including Hamilton and Wicked, it would be amiss to enjoy an evening at the theatre without a pre-theatre dinner at The English Grill. 

Available 5.30 pm - 7 pm Tuesday to Saturday. Two Courses £49 / Three Courses £55 per person

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Seasonal Offers: PICNIC HAMPERS

Enjoy a summer outing with our meticulously curated picnic baskets, brimming with exquisite culinary delights. From tantalising canapés to artisanal sandwiches crafted with the finest ingredients, it's the perfect way to spend a relaxed summer afternoon in London.

Price: Royal hamper: £170 for two people, Royal Canapés: £145 for two people and Royal Afternoon Tea: £135 for two people

Please book online

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Experiences at the English Grill

A Gourmet Dining Experience with Ben Kelliher

Experience the kitchen up close with Executive Chef Ben Kelliher. Watch 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 will be on hand to offer expert knowledge and guidance for your choice of beverages (drinks not included).

Time: Tuesday to Saturday, 5.30pm and 6.15pm

Price: £599 for two people

 

Cooking Class: Ben Kelliher's Beef Wellington

Join Executive Chef Ben Kelliher for a one-hour cooking class where you'll learn how to make the perfect beef wellington. During the experience, you'll enjoy a glass of champagne and canapés followed by a three-course dinner with the beef wellington as the main course, and our founder and president, Mrs Bea Tollman’s famous Baked Vanilla Cheesecake as dessert.

Time: Tuesday to Saturday,  5 pm

Price: £380 for two people

 

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

You will first meet Executive Chef Ben Kelliher to discuss your personal requirements and preferences to create a plant-based seven-course menu with produce sourced at the market. After which, you will then return to The Rubens at the Palace, where Chef Ben will personally create your meal English Grill, including: Canapés, Breads & crudites, Starter, Seasonal fruit sorbet, Main course, Dessert: flambé Rum Baba with Borough Market fruits and a selection of Vegan cheeses.

  • Please note that all our experiences require pre-payment.
  • We also request that 48 hours notice is given to cancel or amend a booking. After this period, payments are non-refundable.
  • This experience includes a copy of the Borough Market cookbook
  • Price: £500 per person (drinks not included)

 

Exclusive Experience: Billingsgate Market 

Tides of Change: Sourcing Sustainable Seafood at Billingsgate Market

Immerse yourself in a transformative culinary journey with our latest MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience, ‘Tides of Change: Sourcing Sustainable Seafood at Billingsgate Market’. Accompanied by our Executive Chef, Ben Kelliher, venture into the bustling atmosphere of Billingsgate Market, renowned for its diverse array of ethically sourced fish and seafood.
During this immersive outing, you'll engage with Chef Ben to outline your preferences and dietary needs, shaping a bespoke seafood-centric menu that highlights the freshest catches from the market’s best sustainable suppliers. Dive into discussions about the importance of responsible fishing practices and the impact of seafood choices on marine ecosystems.
After selecting the finest ingredients, return to The Rubens at the Palace, where Chef Ben will meticulously craft a sumptuous seven-course seafood extravaganza in The English Grill. From tantalising starters to decadent desserts, each dish will showcase the bounty of the sea in innovative and delicious ways.
Indulge in a gastronomic adventure that not only delights the palate but also champions environmental stewardship and sustainability.

Advance booking is required for this exclusive experience, with pre-payment ensuring your reservation. Please kindly provide 48 hours' notice for any changes or cancellations, as payments become non-refundable thereafter.
Price: £500 per person (drinks not included)

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Private Dining at The Rubens Hotel 

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, the team will create the perfect ambience with a host of personal and thoughtful touches to make the event truly exceptional.

The Rubens at the Palace are licensed to host wedding ceremonies overlooking the Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace in our Palace Lounge, and each of their restaurants and bars are available for private hire, with set and bespoke designed menus. Contact one of the experienced events team to discuss your requirements. 

 

Special Offer 2024:

Book a drinks reception or private dining event with the hotel taking place before the end of August 2024 and receive a glass of champagne upon arrival for each of your guests with The Rubens compliments. In addition to this, you'll also benefit from 10% off your event spend.

Available between 2nd Jan - 30th August 2024 subject to availability - please enquire now to discuss with a member of our team

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CHRISTMAS AT THE RUBENS
Make this Christmas more magical by celebrating at The Rubens at the Palace.

Whether it's an intimate dinner for two or a family celebration, we have something to suit your festive occasion. Enjoy private dining, a Christmas lunch to remember, a spectacular Winter Wonderland Afternoon Tea, or join us on New Year’s Eve for a spectacular dinner.

Christmas Day Dining at The Rubens - now available to book. £287 per person. 

Festive Christmas Party menus are also available for 2024 celebrations - make an enquiry to speak to one of our events team who will be happy to assist. 

 

What's on

Offers

Offer Availability
Group Dining Offer: 10% off
At The Rubens at the Palace, we are dedicated to making your event an extraordinary affair. Book a drinks reception or private dining event with the hotel taking place before the end of August 2024 and receive a glass of champagne upon arrival for each of your guests with The Rubens compliments. In addition to this, you'll also benefit from 10% off your event spend.
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Vouchers

Monetary Gift Voucher
£10 - £500

Info

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

Hours

Day Open Close Notes
Monday 7:00 23:00 BREAKFAST Monday to Friday: 6.30am to 10.30am
Tuesday 7:00 23:00 BREAKFAST Monday to Friday: 6.30am to 10.30am Saturday: 7am to 11am Sunday: 7am to 11.30am DINNER Tuesday to Friday: 5.30pm to 9.30pm Saturday: 6.30pm to 9.30pm
Wednesday 7:00 23:00 BREAKFAST Monday to Friday: 6.30am to 10.30am Saturday: 7am to 11am Sunday: 7am to 11.30am DINNER Tuesday to Friday: 5.30pm to 9.30pm Saturday: 6.30pm to 9.30pm
Thursday 7:00 23:00 BREAKFAST Monday to Friday: 6.30am to 10.30am Saturday: 7am to 11am Sunday: 7am to 11.30am DINNER Tuesday to Friday: 5.30pm to 9.30pm Saturday: 6.30pm to 9.30pm
Friday 7:00 23:00 BREAKFAST Monday to Friday: 6.30am to 10.30am Saturday: 7am to 11am Sunday: 7am to 11.30am DINNER Tuesday to Friday: 5.30pm to 9.30pm Saturday: 6.30pm to 9.30pm
Saturday 7:00 23:00 BREAKFAST Monday to Friday: 6.30am to 10.30am Saturday: 7am to 11am Sunday: 7am to 11.30am DINNER Tuesday to Friday: 5.30pm to 9.30pm Saturday: 6.30pm to 9.30pm
Sunday 7:00 23:00 BREAKFAST Sunday: 7am to 11.30am

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, Fine Dining and Steak 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 ambience 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 ambience with a host of personal and thoughtful touches.

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 27 60 - - -

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

 

ROOM CAPACITIES
Banquet - 27

Boardroom - 20

Cabaret - 21

Classroom - 24

Reception - 60

Theatre - 42

U-Shape - 21

The Leopard Room Venue Hire 29 40 - - -

Set in the heart of London Victoria, just opposite Buckingham Palace's Royal Mews, The Leopard Room boasts its own private entrance and facilities, bringing a new level of sophistication and elegance to your next event. The Leopard Room offers an indulgent experience, serving mouthwatering canapés, finger foods, and a diverse selection of creative cocktails and beverages. It's also possible to elevate your occasion with optional live music, performed on our permanent stage.

Whether it's a birthday party, corporate function, private meeting, anniversary celebration, or engagement party, The Leopard Room provides the ideal setting for a memorable event. With a maximum standing capacity of 40 people or 29 people seated, The Leopard Room offers an intimate yet vibrant space for your private event, ensuring an unforgettable experience for you and your guests.

Van Dyke Room Venue Hire 27 60 - - -

KEY STATISTICS

Floor/Level - Ground

Room Length - 9.5m

Room Width - 11.4m

Ceiling Height - 2.73m

Floor Covering - Carpet

Floor Area - 53.2 sq m

 

ROOM CAPACITIES

Banquet - 27

Boardroom - 20

Cabaret - 21

Classroom - 24

Reception - 60

Theatre - 42

U-Shape - 21

Van Gogh Room Venue Hire 20 50 - - -

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.

 

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

Rubens Room Venue Hire 10 20 - - -

The Rubens 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. 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.

KEY STATISTICS
Floor/Level - Ground

Room Length - 6.8m

Room Width - 4.2m

Ceiling Height - 2.73m

Floor Covering - Carpet

Floor Area - 28.5 sq m

ROOM CAPACITIES
Banquet - 10

Boardroom - 13

Cabaret - 7

Classroom - 6

Reception - 20

Theatre - 15

U-Shape - 9

Da Vinci Room Venue Hire 10 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.

The maximum number for a meeting is 20 delegates in a reception or theatre-style layout.

KEY STATISTICS
Floor/Level - Ground

Room Length - 5.8m

Room Width - 4.4m

Ceiling Height - 2.73m

Floor Covering - Carpet

Floor Area - 25.5 sq m

ROOM CAPACITIES
Banquet - 10

Boardroom - 14

Cabaret - 7

Classroom - 6

Reception - 20

Theatre - 15

U-Shape - 15

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

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