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Luxurious Afternoon Tea at Rubens Hotel, London

Enjoy Afternoon Tea at the 4* Rubens Palace Hotel, London

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The Rubens at the Palace hotel in London is famous for its four star luxury, so if you're looking for a wonderfully indulgent activity, whether to enjoy yourself or to give to a loved one as a unique and unforgettable experience gift, look no further than this fabulous afternoon tea treat.

Afternoon tea is one of those great British traditions that are often overlooked in our busy modern lives - but this is your chance to sit back and relax in the magnificent surroundings of The Rubens at the Palace and savour this culinary adventure ... which really is the best afternoon tea in London! On arrival at the hotel you will be greeted by the friendly staff and taken to the stunning Palace Lounge which overlooks the Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace, so you can be assured of spectacular views as you eat! The hotel's pastry kitchen produces some of the most delicious freshly baked cakes and scones you have ever tasted; choose between raisin, buttermilk, savoury cracked black pepper and parmesan, white chocolate and lavender, and wholemeal orange, honey and current. You will also enjoy a superb selection of finger sandwiches, cakes, pastries, jams and clotted cream. You can choose from a wide variety of traditional leaf teas, oriental teas and herbal teas to accompany your afternoon tea, and a special children's "Princes' and Princesses'" menu can be devised for younger guests!

This is a wonderful afternoon experience that will leave you feeling like real royalty; the perfect break from a day of London sightseeing, this exceptional afternoon tea also makes an extra special experience gift for anyone looking for a bit of indulgence.

The Luxurious Afternoon Tea at Rubens at the Palace Hotel, London is suitable for all people, whatever the age or dietary requirements. If you have any special dietary requirements (vegetarian, gluten free, dairy free, egg free etc) the hotel are more than happy to make sure your afternoon tea suits your needs. For those with a nut allergy, please be aware that all food is produced in an environment where nuts are used and so they cannot guarantee that food is 100% free from nut traces.
The Luxurious Afternoon Tea at Rubens at the Palace Hotel, London will last from 14:00 - 16:30 pm on Monday to Friday, and from 13:00 - 16:30 pm from Saturday to Sunday.
The Luxurious Afternoon Tea at Rubens at the Palace Hotel, London is not suitable for spectators. If you would like to make a booking for a group of 8 people or more, please let the hotel know this when booking, as the set-up and service is slightly different.
The Luxurious Afternoon Tea at Rubens at the Palace Hotel, London is available throughout the year, from 14:00 - 16:30 pm on Monday to Friday, and from 13:00 - 16:30 pm from Saturday to Sunday. Subject to availability.
Please wear smart-casual or smart attire for your Luxurious Afternoon Tea at Rubens at the Palace Hotel, London.
The Luxurious Afternoon Tea at Rubens at the Palace Hotel, London is not affected by the weather.
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Luxurious Afternoon Tea at Rubens Hotel, London in Cambridge

Excellent service, food and setting. We were greeted by friendly and helpful staff who then presented us with a glass of champagne each, a very nice touch. There was also an excellent selection of teas, coffee and soft drinks, which were refilled multiple times. The afternoon tea itself was delicious, consisting of a variety of finger sandwiches, plain and fruit scones with clotted cream and jam and a selection of cakes/tarts/pastries. Overall a very enjoyable experience. The only issue we encountered was the booking process. I originally sent an email but got no reply.Therefore I phoned to book, but never received the promised confirmation email. I rang up again on the day to check that all was okay, the staff were unhelpful and didn't seem to know anything, so I had to make a completely new booking.

- Charlotte, 03/10/2015

Luxurious Afternoon Tea at Rubens Hotel, London in Bristol

Excellent afternoon with wonderful sandwiches, cakes, scones etc, plus tea and first-class service from staff.

- Cecilia, 06/05/2015
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1) Please explain your journey as ‘Rubens Hotel’ so far.

I have been with The Rubens Hotel now since December 2011 after I transferred from our sister property in South Africa; The Oyster Box. I have moved through the departments of Front Desk to Night Management and then found my place here in the sales department. I have worked with Red Carnation Hotels for four years now and they truly are an exceptional company who provide hospitality the way it should be: personal, memorable and with a wonderful attention.

Rubens Hotel 1No two days are the same and each presents new possibilities and challenges. You get to meet and interact with so many different guests from all corners of the globe, each one having their own journey and story to tell. The Rubens at the Palace really is a special gem which exudes British charm and could not be better located. The Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace greets you every morning with Her Majesty’s cavalry often trotting past on their morning stroll. We are also within walking distance of so many great London landmarks and sights as well as having two West End Theatres on our doorstep. Red Carnations Hotels has also been voted as number 26 in the Top 100 Companies to work for by The Sunday Times, jumping up 45 placements since 2012.

2) What has been the biggest or most memorable event you’ve provided?

Earlier this year Red Carnation Hotels featured on The Intern on Channel 4 where The Milestone Hotel undertook the eventful task of finding a new intern under the watchful eye of our Managing Director; Mr Jonathan Raggett and TV Personality and award winning Businesswomen Hilary Devey. Hotel 41 which is situated next door to The Rubens at the Palace Hotel has just won The Catey award for Hotel of the Year 2013. We continue to hold top placements on TripAdvisor which comes directly from the comments of our guests.

3) Is there any inside information you can give us?Rubens Hotel 2

For our Traditional Afternoon Tea I would recommend allowing at least an hour and a half to enjoy the full experience. All our sandwiches and pastries and made fresh daily by our Chef Danielle. The homemade scones happen to be my favourite as they are the perfect accompaniment to a nice cup of tea whilst overlooking the Royal Mews.

I was amazed to find out about the history behind Afternoon Tea when it started in the 19th Century by Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford. London has so much history and tradition and this is something I get to feel and experience every day at The Rubens at the Palace.

4) Do you have any exciting plans for the future that you’d like to tell us about? 

The industry is constantly changing which is both daunting and very exciting. Food trends and travel patterns continue to influence and evolve the hospitality industry. Whilst we like to keep our finger on the pulse with prominent trends, our core identity remains stable. Our high level of service remains at the forefront of everything we do. Afternoon Tea especially seems to be gaining in momentum year on year, but it is always nice to see the good reviews from our guests.

 5) What would you say is your most frequently asked question?

‘Please can I have another cup of your delicious tea!’

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