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 chefs, 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 requirements.
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Our Afternoon Teas
Royal Afternoon Tea
Our delicious Afternoon Tea features mouth-watering pastries that were heavily influenced by Royal events and dining trends throughout the centuries. Inspired from Her Majesty the Queen’s, the House of Stuart, Prince William and Prince Harry, the Royal Afternoon Tea at The Rubens will leave you feeling like royalty. Delicious Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free alternatives are available.
To avoid disappointment, it is advisable to reserve a table.
£45.00 per person | £63.00 with a glass of Champagne
Please note: Our Afternoon Tea is prepared fresh daily, therefore we request 24-hours notice for any allergies or dietary restrictions, including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free requests.
Little Prince and Princess Tea
We believe everyone should enjoy Afternoon Tea, so we have adapted our traditional menu to suit every little Prince and Princess. Treats include freshly made bite-size sandwiches, freshly baked scones, selected pastries and a choice of milkshake, hot chocolate, tea or soft drink.
£19.00 per child | Available for children under the age of 12 years
If you are staying with us, your children can even have their own Master Chef Experience in the art of pastry making!
Afternoon Tea Parties - Groups of 10+
Afternoon Tea is very popular for celebrations, especially for those catching up with friends, hosting a baby shower, birthday or bridal showers. 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 £40.00 per person or add some sparkle with a Champagne Afternoon Tea for £50.00 per person. Please note we are unable to accommodate groups in The Palace Lounge. Our latest offering is our Elegant Bridal Shower Experiences which will be hosted in our lovely Leopard Bar. Please call us on +44 (0) 20 7834 6600 or email email@example.com for more information and to book.
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.