Afternoon Tea

A ritual fit for royalty

There is no better place to enjoy this traditional English occasion 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, producing the freshest pastries and cakes for our guests to enjoy. With a reputation as one of the best in London, and recently commended at the Afternoon Tea Awards 2017 and 2016, we pay respect to the tradition of Afternoon Tea whilst incorporating fresh twists along the way. We also cater for a range of dietary requirements.

Enjoy a 30% discount on our Royal Afternoon Tea when booking midweek until the end of November 2017. Book online to secure your reservation.

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Our Afternoon Teas

Royal Afternoon Tea

Palace Lounge

Our delicious Afternoon Tea features mouth-watering pastries that were heavily influenced by Royal events and dining trends throughout the centuries. From Her Majesty the Queen’s much-loved jam pennies, the red velvet cupcakes influenced by the House of Stuart or the chocolate biscuit cake, a favourite of Prince William and Prince Harry of the House of Windsor The Royal Afternoon Tea at the Rubens will leave you feeling like royalty.

To avoid disappointment, it is advisable to reserve a table for our Royal Tea.


Afternoon Tea Parties - Groups of 10+

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Afternoon Tea is very popular for celebrations, especially for those catching up with friends, hosting a baby shower, birthday or hen party. And where better to celebrate than close to Buckingham Palace, which has also enjoyed the excitement of weddings and babies in recent times! We are very pleased to welcome groups of more than 10 guests to enjoy Afternoon Tea at The Rubens between 2.30pm and 5.00pm for £25 per person. Please note we are unable to accommodate groups in The Palace Lounge. Please call us on +44 (0) 20 7834 6600 for more information and to book.