Experience a Christmas Day dinner feast and New Years Eve entertainment at the Rubens. 


29th October 2018

The Rubens at the Palace

Christmas Day Dinner at The English Grill

25th December 2018

Bring your family and friends to The English Grill for a remarkable feast and celebrate Christmas in style. Start with dishes such as Creedy Carver chicken, duck and foie gras terrine or Cornish lobster cocktail, then move on to free-range Black Leg turkey, Scottish beef fillet or Dover Sole, followed by a decadent dessert, including traditional Christmas pudding or mulled wine poached pear.

Venue: The English Grill
Price: £170 per person


New Year Celebration

New Year's Eve in The New York Bar

31st December 2018

Relax in our exquisite New York Bar and toast the New Year with a bottle of Champagne, a sharing platter and a soundtrack of live music. Make your start to 2019 a truly unforgettable experience.

Time: 17h00 - 24h00
Venue: The New York Bar
Price: £99 per couple


Festive Afternoon Tea at The Rubens

Festive Afternoon Tea

Get into the spirit of the season with an indulgent Festive Afternoon Tea overlooking the Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace.  Served with unlimited mulled wine, the Afternoon Tea features seasonal sandwiches with roast turkey and cranberry mayonnaise, and sweet treats such as egg-nog profiteroles and mince pies. Add some sparkle with a Royale cocktail, or treat a child to a special Prince and Princess Festive Afternoon Tea.

Time: 12h00 - 18h00
Venue: The Palace Lounge
Price: £50 per person | £19 per child


Christmas cocktail in The Rubens 

Our cocktails of the month

Discover two sensational seasonal cocktails at The Rubens. For those who relish classic festive flavours, The Rubens’ Eggnog Cocktail with Makers Mark Bourbon, fresh pod vanilla, clove, milk, cream, nutmeg, orange bitters, Galvin Peak Pinot Noir and cinnamon shards is the ultimate indulgence. Try Santa’s Potion, made with Remy Martin VSOP, Mozart chocolate liqueur, cinnamon syrup, fresh pear juice and Dom Benedictine for a true taste of the season.

Festive mince pies at Rubens

Festive family fun

Stay for two magical nights at The Rubens and enjoy a festive getaway with the whole family. You will be warmly welcomed with hot chocolate, mulled wine, a letter from Santa and a special gift on arrival, before being whisked off to your room. Experience an evening popcorn turndown with an “Elf on the Shelf” and spend time together decorating gingerbread and getting in the holiday spirit.


Mouth-watering mince pies

Our innovative pastry chef Sarah Houghting has created two distinct mince pies with a twist. The Indian-influenced Gajar Ka Halwa mince pie, made with carrots, sugar, butter, cardamom, cinnamon and saffron, is an exotic take on the classic. The decadent Apple Bramley mince pie, made with cinnamon, ginger, cloves, brown sugar and golden raisins, is served with brandy custard and a streusel topping.

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