There is no better place to enjoy traditional English Afternoon Tea than sitting back in our Palace Lounge overlooking the Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace. The pastry kitchen at The Rubens is led by our talented pastry chef Sarah Houghting, who produces the freshest pastries and cakes for our guests to enjoy. Sarah also recently competed in Bake Off: The Professionals on Channel 4.
With a reputation as one of the best in London, we pay respect to this classic British tradition whilst incorporating fresh twists along the way. We also cater to a range of dietary restrictions and offer vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free menus. When booking online, please note dietary requirements in the 'special requests' section. Our delicious Afternoon Tea can now be ordered directly to your home.
Please be advised we do require 24 hours notice to accommodate vegetarian, vegan, halal, and gluten-free Afternoon Tea requests. Unfortunately, we cannot cater to dietaries that require both gluten-free and dairy-free options. Our range of Afternoon Teas can also be ordered or collected.
Sit back in our elegantly monochrome Crown Club, with its glass-enclosed wine and whisky-tasting room, and try one of our delicious signature cocktails, or indulge in a bottomless brunch.
Wednesday - Friday: 4pm - 12.45am
Saturday: 12 noon - 12.45am
Sunday: 12 noon - 6pm
Please let us know if you have any specific dietary restrictions or allergies when making a reservation. Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten-Free options are available.
Telephone: +44 (0) 1481 738526
Our new masterclass experience awaits!
Learn about the origin of our classic cocktails and make your own three cocktails, with guidance from our expert bartender. You'll also enjoy a selection of deliciously tempting nibbles prepared by our chef.
Time: 10am until late
Price: £50 per person
You and a guest are invited to a very special night in our Crown Club.
We’ll treat you to a choice of classic cocktails, such as the trendy Cosmopolitan, the slick Martini or the flamboyant Mai Tai, as well as a selection of deliciously tempting nibbles prepared by our chef.
Time: 10am until late
Price: £50 for two people.
Decorated in rich regency reds, with plush upholstered walls and individual antique pieces such as lanterns, chests and banquette seating, the Bar has a luxurious ambience. Sample an outstanding selection of premium whiskies and British gins, Champagne, vodkas and cognacs as well as cocktails, beers and fine wines.
We offer three boardrooms that can be hired for meetings and small business functions. Each is beautifully decorated and includes a mirror TV, the latest plug and play technology and complimentary Wi-Fi. Two of the boardrooms seat eight people and the smaller one seats six people.