The Leopard Bar

Discover the spectacular Leopard Bar, located directly opposite Buckingham Palace Royal Mews. Serving over 200 whiskies and 30 Champagnes against a backdrop of live jazz and swing music, the Leopard Bar brings a new level of sophistication and elegance to Victoria’s nightlife scene.

Red Carnation's iconic Leopard Bars can be found in selected hotels around the world - each individually designed and unique but sharing the statement pieces of the Bronze Leopard Structure by Donald Greig. Sumptuous brown leather deep-buttoned sofas are complemented by antique pine wood panelled walls by English craftsmen, adorned with glass whisky display cabinets.

We have an impressive collection of whiskies and Champagnes, all of which are available by the glass (including Cristal and Krug Rosé). For those looking for an accompanying bite to eat, look no further than our famous Steak Sandwich, or enjoy an impressive selection of sushi and sashimi, freshly made to order.

Opening Hours

Tuesday - Saturday:

5pm -12am

Music from 6:30pm - 10:30pm 


Telephone: +44 (0)20 7834 6600


Leopard Bar Experiences

Champagne & Famous Steak Sandwich

Champagne & Famous Steak Sandwich at The Rubens at The Palace

Unwind and relax in the Leopard Bar, an elegant venue with an unrivalled menu of over 200 Whiskies and 30 Champagnes against a backdrop of live jazz and swing music.

Gather your friends and family together to enjoy a bottle of Lanson Champagne and our famous steak sandwich.

£109.00 for two persons

To avoid disappointment, reserve your experience in advance.


Sushi & Sashimi Experience

Discover our exceptional sushi and sashimi experience, created by Chef Suren and uniquely served on beautiful tiered stands. Enjoy a delicious selection of sushi and sashimi, all made to order in front of you, including the signature spicy tuna roll, made with premium otoro and akami tuna. Chef Suren trained at Hakkasan and Gilgamesh and joins The Rubens at the Palace with over 10 years of experience in Japanese cuisine. Head bartender Silviu has paired the sushi and sashimi with the highest quality sake, the most notable of which is the Koto Premium Sake Umeshu, made with the finest Shirakaga plums. 

Available from 5pm – 11.15pm

From £95.00 per stand


Personalised Sushi, Sashimi and Saké Experience

Learn more about the Japanese delicacies in this intimate experience.

Enjoy a Signature Japanese Leopard Bar Cocktail on arrival and a sushi and sashimi stand to share. The stand will be paired with three expertly chosen Saké wines to compliment the flavours. You will learn more about the different fish used and watch a live demonstration of Rubens Signature Spicy Tuna Roll by our Head Chef Suren, who will then guide you though making your own. There will also be live Jazz throughout the evening.

£95.00 per person


Champagne Tasting Experience

Embark on an exciting one-hour Champagne tasting journey with our Resident Leopard Bar Manager. You’ll have the opportunity to sample three sensational Champagnes, including a dry, a rosé and one of our manager’s choice, alongside a delicious sharing platter. You’ll also witness the art of Sabrage, the ceremonial technique of opening a bottle with a sabre

£60.00 per person



Whisky & Sharing Platter Experience

Join our talented resident experts to guide you on a tour of innovative and exciting Whiskies.

Enjoy three sensational tasting journeys from full, fruity single malts, to deep peat flavours. Each Whisky voyage is accompanied by a platter of cheeses and chocolate truffles.

£49.50 per person

Available from 5:30pm - 9:30pm

To avoid disappointment, reserve your experience in advance.