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Afternoon Tea in the Palace Lounge at The Rubens Hotel, London,

Afternoon Tea in the Palace Lounge at The Rubens Hotel

4.6
4.6
62 Reviews
£41 and over
Afternoon Tea
Indulge in the epitome of a quintessential English Afternoon Tea experience at The Rubens at the Palace, where refinement meets tradition. Immerse yourself in the charming ambience of our Palace Lounge, offering panoramic views of the Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace, or enjoy your tea within the opulent surroundings of our exquisitely designed English Grill.

At the helm of our pastry kitchen is the exceptionally talented Sarah Houghting, a pastry chef of distinction who has showcased her skills on Bake Off: The Professionals on Channel 4. Sarah takes pride in crafting the freshest pastries and cakes, ensuring a delightful feast for our discerning guests.

Renowned as one of London's finest Afternoon Teas, we honour the classic British tradition while infusing innovative twists to captivate your palate. Our commitment extends to catering for diverse dietary preferences, with thoughtfully curated menus that include vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and halal choices.

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2 people

19:00


Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    Afternoon Tea
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri, Sun 12:00–17:00 Sat 12:00–18:00
  • Phone number
    020 7834 6600
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Ben Kelliher
  • Private party facilities
    Whatever the occasion The Rubens offers the perfect venue for your afternoon tea celebration. With our Events Manager, your function will be meticulously planned and executed, with personalised menus, bespoke themes, and thoughtful touches that reflect your unique style and preferences.
  • Private party contact
    Meetings and Events at The Rubens: 020 7834 6600
  • Area
    Victoria
  • Cross Street
    Bressenden Place
  • Parking Details
    Valet
  • Public Transit
    The Queen’s Gallery: 1-minute walk <br />The Royal Mews: 1-minute walk <br />Victoria Station:2-minute walk<br />Victoria Palace Theatre (Hamilton): 5-minute walk <br />Buckingham Palace: 6-minute walk <br />Apollo Victoria Theatre (Wicked): 6-minute walk <br />Westminster Abbey: 4-minute cab ride <br />Palace of Westminster: 7-minute cab ride <br />Oxford Street: 10-minute tube journey <br />West End theatre district: 14-minute cab ride<br /><br />Valet parking is available at the nearby secure car park with a charge of £50 for up to four hours or £70 per 24-hours, available daily with our concierge team from 8am to 8pm. Should the value of your car exceed £300,000 please contact us directly.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Royal Afternoon Tea

    £70.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Savour our Royal Afternoon Tea at the Rubens at The Palace; a delectable assortment of freshly baked scones and delicate finger sandwiches. Our delicate pastries include our signature Crown, made with alpaco dark chocolate mousse, grapefruit confit, & chocolate brownie. Impeccable service, breathtaking views, and a touch of royal splendour make this Afternoon Tea an unforgettable and quintessentially British affair. Price: £70 per person; £90 with Champagne
    Royal Afternoon Tea photo
  • Bottomless Afternoon Tea

    £115.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Bottomless Champagne Royal Afternoon Tea Enjoy an exceptional Bottomless Champagne Afternoon Tea in our Palace Lounge, overlooking the Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace. Maximum seating time: 1.5 hours It is advisable to reserve a table. Delicious Vegetarian, Vegan, Halal and Gluten-Free alternatives are available. Dress Code: Smart, no shorts, no trainers
    Bottomless Afternoon Tea photo
  • Afternoon Tea Party Offer at The Rubens Hotel

    29 May - 1 Sept 2024
    At The Rubens at the Palace, we are dedicated to making your event an extraordinary affair. Book an Afternoon Tea party in one of our private rooms this summer and each guest will receive a complimentary glass of Prosecco. Valid for groups of 20 guests or more until the end of August 2024. Please contact our events teams to confirm this booking by emailing MeetRB@rchmail.com
    Afternoon Tea Party Offer at The Rubens Hotel photo

What 62 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

62 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Welcoming, attentive staff. Beautiful presentation & environment.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful hotel, beautifully presented Afternoon tea. Service was a little slow but plentiful food and wonderful scones Very disappointed when the bill arrived that 15% service charge was applied!! Thank goodness this is discretionally I was happy to tip £10

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely outstanding experience. From the delicious food, to the ambience, to the personable service. All of our needs were catered to and the environment was calm and cosy. We will definitely be back.

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  4. Sophi

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely experience. Delicious afternoon tea. Caters to different options - gluten free, vegan, kids, & more. Live pianist was excellent. Shout out to Aby for her friendliness & professionalism. Highly recommend.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Sadly awful service from Carlota on Mother’s Day - mean to my mum and myself. Very disappointing as we’ve had many lovely celebrations and events there in the past. Not again.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    38 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on 26 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Came for afternoon winter tea. It was just okay. Over priced. Amazing service. Wouldn’t do it again

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  7. Blair

    Berkshire

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pricey but worth it for the experience. The service was outstanding, the food was tasty and extremely well presented, and the tea was very high quality. We all left very full and satisfied, if you can justify the cost this is a very enjoyable experience and worth doing during your visit to Buckingham Palace / London.

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  8. NicoleP

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 19 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a lovely tea! Festive and yummy items, nice tea selection and mulled wine was tasty! Kids loved it and so did the parents. Adding a glass of champagne while watching the horses enter the palace was a nice touch!

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  9. KennyG

    Chicago

    42 reviews

    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on 6 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional experience all around. Will definitely be back when we’re in town again.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My experience was amazing. I definitely will return when I come back to London

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Afternoon Tea in the Palace Lounge at The Rubens Hotel using the Order Online button. Afternoon Tea in the Palace Lounge at The Rubens Hotel also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7834 6600.

Afternoon Tea in the Palace Lounge at The Rubens Hotel is rated 4.6 stars by 62 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Afternoon Tea in the Palace Lounge at The Rubens Hotel

39 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 0PS

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Bressenden Place
  • Area
    Victoria
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri, Sun 12:00–17:00 Sat 12:00–18:00
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    Afternoon Tea
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Valet
  • Public Transit
    The Queen’s Gallery: 1-minute walk The Royal Mews: 1-minute walk Victoria Station:2-minute walkVictoria Palace Theatre (Hamilton): 5-minute walk Buckingham Palace: 6-minute walk Apollo Victoria Theatre (Wicked): 6-minute walk Westminster Abbey: 4-minute cab ride Palace of Westminster: 7-minute cab ride Oxford Street: 10-minute tube journey West End theatre district: 14-minute cab rideValet parking is available at the nearby secure car park with a charge of £50 for up to four hours or £70 per 24-hours, available daily with our concierge team from 8am to 8pm. Should the value of your car exceed £300,000 please contact us directly.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Ben Kelliher
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    020 7834 6600
  • Private party facilities
    Whatever the occasion The Rubens offers the perfect venue for your afternoon tea celebration. With our Events Manager, your function will be meticulously planned and executed, with personalised menus, bespoke themes, and thoughtful touches that reflect your unique style and preferences.
  • Private party contact
    Meetings and Events at The Rubens: 020 7834 6600
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