Cavalry Bar and Palace Lounge


The newly refurbished Cavalry Bar offers a comforting and convivial atmosphere in which to socialise with friends, family and colleagues. With an extensive bar menu including a wide selection of beers, wines and spirits, including Joseph Perrier Champagne served by the glass, or a warming Inverarity ten year old single malt whisky (bottled especially for The Rubens in Speyside, Scotland).

Interesting military artefacts are dotted around the bar area, recalling key historical events throughout the British Empire. In the evenings, a pianist provides soothing background music, helping guests relax and unwind in friendly surroundings.

The Palace Lounge adjoins the bar and is a magnificent bright open space with panoramic views of The Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace, the Queen's stables. This is a great vantage point from which to spot the passing pageantry, a daily occurrence given that we are so close to the Palace! Guests love to enjoy an afternoon tea and watch the world go by, or relax in the evening with a liqueur in one of the cosy armchairs.

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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