Afternoon Tea at The Rubens at the Palace

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Availability : Year Round - Daily at 3:00pm

Address: 39 Buckingham Palace Rd, Westminster, London SW1W 0PS (Google Map)
Nearest station: Victoria

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Experience afternoon tea with a royal flair at The Rubens at the Palace hotel.

The Rubens at the Palace Hotel is a luxurious, 5-star hotel situated a stone’s throw away from the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace. Relax and enjoy traditional afternoon tea in the lavish Palace Lounge, a bright, open space with panoramic views of The Queen’s stables. Watch the comings and goings of the royal carriages as you dine on a selection of sumptuous sandwiches, delectable fresh-made pastries, traditional scones with clotted cream and fruit preserve.

  • Experience Royal Afternoon Tea in the Palace Lounge overlooking the Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace
  • Taste an Afternoon Tea menu featuring mouth-watering pastries influences by Royalty
  • Little Price and Princess Tea children’s menu available

A ritual fit for royalty

The Rubens pastry kitchen produces the freshest pastries and cakes for guests to enjoy, headed up by the talented pastry chef Sarah Houghting. Paying respect to traditional afternoon tea, and incorporating some fresh twists along the way, the Afternoon Tea at The Rubens has a reputation for being one of the best in London.

The delicious Royal Afternoon Tea menu features mouth-watering pastries that are influenced by Royal events and dining trends throughout the centuries. Sandwiches, scones and pastries are prepared fresh each day.

Some menu highlights

  • Lemon and Elderflower Cube
    An ode to baby Archie, son of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex – containing the same flavours as the Royal couple’s wedding cake
  • Earl Grey and Chocolate Orange Crown Jewels
    The Queen’s love for tea is paid homage to with a delicious Earl Grey cheesecake topped with chocolate mouse
  • Gin and Tonic Macaron
    With gin & tonic being the Queen’s tipple of choice, this macaron has a delicious and uncanny flavour of gin & tonic, without containing alcohol
  • Seasonal Rubens Éclair
    A tribute to Prince Charles’s passion for sustainable farming
  • Peach Mousse
    The Queen’s favourite fruit, and grown in the orchards at Windsor Castle

Year round
Daily – 3:00pm

Times may vary due to special events and services. Please check prior to visiting.

Please allow yourself about 2 hours to discover and enjoy the venue.

  • Hotel Address: The Rubens at the Palace Hotel, 39 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 0PS
  • Please note, you will require a printed copy of your E-ticket
  • Afternoon Tea is booked at 3:00 pm, please be at the hotel 15 minutes before
  • Once booked, E-tickets are non-refundable and dates/times can not be changed
  • Please inform us of any special requests with 48 hours notice. Please note that due to the nature of their business and offering the Hotel cannot guarantee 100% allergen or intolerant free recipes/dishes

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E-ticket includes:

  • Afternoon Tea at The Rubens at the Palace Hotel
Adult: $100
Child (1-11): $40

Ask us about family rates. Rates may be higher in December.


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