Our Afternoon Teas


At The Rubens at The Palace Hotel we pay proper respect to the ritual of Afternoon Tea while offering some special variations on the original. 

The Rubens Scone Menu
Freshly baked scones including: traditional; raisin; buttermilk; white chocolate & lavender; savoury cracked black pepper and parmesan; and wholemeal orange, honey and current.

Living Wall Afternoon Tea
Things are heating up for summer and we have the perfect accompaniments at The Rubens. We are celebrating the blooming of our Living Wall with a special Afternoon Tea designed by pastry chef, Danielle Maupertuis which features our own home grown blooms! With delicacies such as Honey and bee pollen meringue, blackcurrant and violet macaroon, chocolate eclair and summer berry tartlet, you're sure to be in for a treat.

Celebrate a Special Occasion
Afternoon Tea is very popular for celebrations, especially for those hosting a baby shower, birthday or hen party. And where better to celebrate than opposite Buckingham Palace, which has also enjoyed the excitement of weddings and babies in recent times. We are very pleased to welcome your party and will happily work with you to theme your event to suit your requirements.


The Rubens at the Palace offers a wide variety of teas to choose from to accompany your home-made treats, including traditional leaf teas, oriental teas and herbal teas. Please take a look at our Afternoon Tea menu for the full list of teas available, as well as our Champagne selection, recommended Afternoon Tea cocktails and special tea cocktails.


We understand that some of our guests have special dietary requirements including vegetarian, gluten free, dairy free and egg free and will be delighted to accommodate your Afternoon Tea to suit your needs. If requested, please note that we will endeavour to ensure that there are not no nuts in the Afternoon Tea offering - however all Afternoon Tea products are produced in an environment where nuts are used and we cannot guarantee that our food is 100% free from nut traces. See our Special Diets Menu for more details. Please do let us know how we can tailor your Afternoon Tea experience to suit your requirements.

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Afternoon Tea menu

Opening Hours

Afternoon Tea served

2:00pm - 4:30pm (Mon - Fri)

1:00pm - 5:00pm (Sat - Sun)


T: +44 (0)20 7834 6600

The Rubens at the Palace
39 Buckingham Palace Road