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. Our tea was recently commended in the 2019 Afternoon Tea Awards.
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, we pay respect to the tradition of Afternoon Tea whilst incorporating fresh twists along the way. We also cater for a range of dietary restrictions.
Browse our range of Afternoon Tea gift vouchers, the perfect treat for someone special.
Our Afternoon Teas
Discover some of our favourites:
Gin and Tonic Macaron: A gin & tonic is The Queen’s tipple of choice. This macaron has an uncanny G&T flavour without the addition of alcohol.
Lemon and Elderflower Cube: An ode to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s baby Archie: the Royal couple’s wedding cake flavours showcased in a baby box.
Peach Mousse: Grown in the orchards at Windsor Castle, peaches are Queen Elizabeth II’s favourite fruit.
Earl Grey and Chocolate Orange Crown Jewels: Our Earl Grey cheesecake and chocolate mousse Crown Jewels are a homage to Her Majesty, The Queen’s love for tea and especially Earl Grey tea.
Seasonal Rubens Éclair: Inspired by Prince Charles’ sustainability farming.
Events and experiences
We make Afternoon Tea a great place to celebrate, whether its hosting a baby shower, birthday, bridal showers and more.
Special dietary restrictions
We will be delighted to accommodate your Afternoon Tea with any special dietary restrictions that you and your guests may have, including vegetarian sandwiches, gluten free breads, pastries and scones. If requested, please note that we will endeavour to ensure that there are no nuts in the Afternoon Tea offering – however all products are produced in an environment where nuts are used and we cannot guarantee that our food is 100% free from nuts or nut traces.