The Rubens at the Palace

39 Buckingham Palace Rd, Westminster, London, SW1W 0PS View map

From £45 .00 Per Person

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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.

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Bottomless Champagne Afternoon Tea

Spoil yourself to the most luxurious of afternoons with a Bottomless Champagne Afternoon Tea in The Rubens at the Palace. Indulge in a selection of delicious treats with unlimited Champagne for £75 with this offer available 17th May until 30th June.

Royal Afternoon Tea Picnic in the Park

Enjoy a special picnic feast in St James’s Park, served in traditional wicker baskets and filled with delicious goodies. The experience will be available from 17th May - 30th September and requires 24 hour’s notice.

Golden Tips Afternoon Tea

Treat yourself and a loved one to an unforgettable Golden Tips Afternoon Tea at The Rubens at the Palace - the ultimate Afternoon Tea experience.


Afternoon Tea is served 12pm to 5pm Mon- Fri & Sun, 12pm-6pm Sat
Nearest railway station
Where to sit
The Palace Lounge and New York Bar
Dress code
Smart casual. No sportwear or trainers.
Children's Afternoon Tea Available
Take Away
Outdoor Seating
Disabled access
Guide dogs only
Gluten Free
Yes, available upon request
Yes, available upon request
Nut Free
Yes, available upon request
Award Winner
Afternoon Tea Awards 2019 - Commended


The Rubens at the Palace
39 Buckingham Palace Rd, Westminster, London, SW1W 0PS

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