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The Rubens at the Palace, London

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The award winning Rubens at the Palace is located in a prime position opposite the Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace and is moments from some of London's best shops and restaurants. Attentive staff will make you feel like royalty, anticipating your every need. Find aristocratic grandeur, serene comfort and traditional hospitality, combined with the latest technology. The hotel's expert concierge will be able to recommend the lesser known gems to be explored. After a busy day, indulge in a traditional afternoon tea in the Palace Lounge facing the Royal Mews. Exclusive when booking 2 nights or more with Out Of Office: VIP welcome includes a welcome drink, a welcome letter from General Manager, complimentary Wifi, a fruit plate and also a complimentary room upgrade, subject to availability on arrival.

The Rubens at the Palace

Red Carnation Hotels are a collection of family-run, award-winning boutique hotels in the UK, Ireland, South Africa, Switzerland and the USA.

Each hotel is a landmark of history and tradition; from the recently restored Ashford Castle in Ireland, to the Milestone Hotel, a historic mansion in the heart of London, to the truly Iconic Oyster Box Hotel in South Africa – the hotels are unique and characterful with a personal approach to hospitality. 

With a peerless reputation for exquisite fine dining and sumptuous surroundings, the collection pride themselves on delivering warm, thoughtful and highly-personalised service.


Each of the 143 deluxe guest rooms, eight royal rooms, ten luxurious suites and two self contained apartments are beautifully furnished with meticulous attention to detail.

Many enjoy views overlooking the Royal Mews and the traditional elegance blends seamlessly with the latest modern amenities, including complimentary high-speed internet access for your laptop, an entertainment system including interactive TV, a huge selection of on-demand movies and a music library.

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Food and Drink

With two restaurants, a separate lounge, two bars, including the intimate Leopard Champagne Bar, and 24-hour room service, The Rubens gives diners plenty of choice for every occasion – from cocktails, to light snacks, to traditional English Afternoon Tea and fine dining.

Enjoy an extensive buffet style carvery in the Old Masters' Restaurant, or dine in the more formal Library Restaurant with sophisticated A La Carte classics, and an equally impressive selection of the finest wines. The Palace Lounge is perfect for drinks, snacks, or the Rubens' famous afternoon tea, overlooking the Royal Mews.

Library Restaurant

The 2 AA Rosette Library Restaurant features richly embroidered fabrics and large comfortable armchairs to complement the intimate atmosphere. Here you can enjoy award-winning English and international cuisine accompanied by the finest of wines. 

Signature dishes such as the whole grilled Dover Sole with chive and butter sauce are a firm favourite and all our dishes are prepared using the finest of fresh ingredients. The dishes you find on the menu combine the talents of the Rubens' Head Chef with the influence of Beatrice Tollman, President and Founder of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection, who has a particular passion for food.

Afternoon Tea

There is no better place to enjoy this treasured English traditional than in the Palace Lounge overlooking the Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace. 

The pastry kitchen at The Rubens is led by talented Head Pastry Chef, Veronica, producing the freshest pastries and cakes for guests to enjoy, with fresh twists along the way.

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