The Rubens At The Palace,  

39 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1 W0PS.


Situated in the heart of London this luxurious and elegant five-star hotel offers afternoon tea in the Palace Lounge overlooking The Royal Mews.

Home to the royal coaches and carriages not forgetting one of the finest working stables.

Afternoon tea is served Monday-Friday and Sunday 12-5pm...Saturday 12-6pm

Influenced by royal events and the royal family the Rubens Royal afternoon tea is exceptional.



Smoked Scottish Salmon & Horseradish Cream Cheese on  Beetroot Bread.

Coronation Chicken & Toasted Almonds On White Bread.

Ham, Cheese & Tomato Chutney On Onion Bread.

Egg & Watercress On Basil Bread.

Cucumber & Cream Cheese On Caraway Seeded Bread.



Traditional Plain & Honey, White Chocolate Scones Served With Homemade Seasonal Fruit Preserve & Clotted Cream.



Gin & Tonic Macaron

Lemon & Elderflower Cube

Peach Mouse

Earl Grey & Chocolate Orange Crown

Seasonal Rubens Eclair


A good selection of loose teas and coffee.




The sandwiches, scones and pastries scored 10/10.  All freshly made.

My personal favourite sandwiches.

Salmon on beetroot bread and Coronation Chicken with toasted almonds.


The scones were beautifully light and delicious.



Raspberry Mousse Starlet for starters...a delicious tartlet with a raspberry mousse filling

The Earl Grey & Chocolate Orange Crown Jewels...A wonderful light fluffy mousse with a chocolate sponge. What a scrumptious creation!

Peach Mousse...A delicious light fluffy peach mousse with a slice of peach surprise inside. Yummy!

A mouth-watering experience from start to finish. Ultimate luxury and impeccable service. One of the best afternoon teas in London.