The Rubens at the Palace39 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 0PS

Afternoon Tea Awards 2019 - Commended


Enjoy the quintessential British tradition of Afternoon Tea at The Rubens at the Palace, overlooking the Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace. 

Afternoon Tea is served in the Palace Lounge where the relaxed ambience is perfect to watch the activity at the Royal Mews opposite, or you can step outside to share in the unforgettable daily pageant of the Changing of the Guard. 

The pastry kitchen at The Rubens is led by their talented pastry chef Sarah Houghting, who has crafted the Royal Afternoon Tea inspired by Royal events and dining trends throughout the centuries. Their sandwiches, scones and pastries are prepared fresh each day, including delights such as a Jam Penny and an Earl Grey Crown Jewel.

The Tea's are supplied by PMD Teas: P.M. DAVID SILVA & SONS was established in 1945 during the Plantation Raj in Ceylon's world-famous Dimbula Valley, and they have developed a reputation for serving the world's most sought-after teas that are hand plucked and ethically sourced. The Rubens at The Palace hotel is now serving an exquisite £500 pot of Golden Tips Tea. 

The Rubens at the Palace lies at the heart of London's biggest tourist attractions and is the closest hotel to Buckingham Palace, within easy walking distance of Victoria Station and some of London's best shops and restaurants.

Please inform the venue 24-hours prior to your visit of any allergies or dietary restrictions to avoid additional waiting time. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options available.


  1. Times:

    Afternoon Tea is served 12pm to 5pm Mon- Fri & Sun, 12pm-6pm Sat

  2. Booking:

    Booking is essential

  3. Nearest railway station:


  4. Approach:

    The Palace Lounge

  5. Where to sit:

    The Palace Lounge and Cavalry Bar

  6. Dress code:

    Smart casual

  7. Children:

    Children's Afternoon Tea Available

  8. Music:


  9. Credit cards:

    All major credit cards accepted

  10. Gardens:


  11. Outdoor Seating:


  12. Disabled access:


  13. Dogs:

    Guide dogs only

  14. Gluten free:

    Yes, available upon request

  15. Vegan:

    Yes, available upon request

  16. Nut free:


  17. Award Winner:

    Afternoon Tea Awards 2019 - Commended

  18. Halal:


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  • Afternoon Tea
    12pm to 5pm
    Mon-Fri & Sun
    12pm-6pm Sat
From pp£38.00

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