Festive Afternoon Tea Adventures; Ruben’s At The Palace, London

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One of the lovely things about the festive season is arrival of festive afternoon teas.  Last week I was lucky yo go to London and sample the amazing festive tea at Ruben’s At The Palace.  As the name suggests Ruben’s in by Buckingham Palace, in fact you look over the road to the Royal Mews whilst enjoying you tea.  The tea room had been decorated for the festive season and the tables were dressed with pristine white table cloths and red ribbons.  There was a lovely selection of teas available to suit all tastes and I enjoyed a glass of Kir Royale.

For the sandwich course there was:

  • Smoked Scottish salmon and Horseradish on beetroot bread
  • Roast turkey and cranberry mayonnaise on white bread
  • Ham, cheese and tomato chutney on onion bread
  • Egg and watercress on basil bread
  • Cucumber and cream cheese on Caraway seeded bread

The scone course consisted of:

  • Traditional plain scone
  • Chocolate chip scones
  • Strawberry jam and clotted cream

The chocolate chip scone was lovely and made a change from the typical fruit scone.

For the pastry course there was:

  • Queens Jammy dodger biscuit
  • Cranberry and vanilla cheesecake
  • Chocolate Yule log
  • Mulled wine macaroon
  • Lemon curd and poppy seed cupcake
  • Peach and white chocolate mousse

The cheesecake and jammy dodger biscuit was amazing.

This festive tea was amazing and I’d love to return to Ruben’s and try their traditional afternoon tea as art of my afternoon tea adventures.  For under 12’s there is a Prince and Princess Festive Tea that consists of:


  • Strawberry jam and peanut butter
  • Ham and cheese
  • Chocolate Nutella
  • Cucumber and cream cheese


  • Traditional chocolate chip scones
  • Strawberry jam and clotted cream


  • Peach and white chocolate mousse
  • Jammy dodger biscuits
  • Chocolate sponge cake

There are also vegetarian and vegan options available.

The Festive afternoon Tea is priced at £49 and there is a Prince And Princess Tea available for under 12’s for £15.  The Kir Royale was £13.


  • Nikki @ Notes of Life

    3rd December 2017 at 9:45 PM

    That looks like a delicious afternoon tea! I’d love to go for something like that but being dairy-free and gluten-free kinda limits my choice.

    P.S. – Is it just me who thinks they should have the Nutella sandwiches on the adults menu too? 😀

  • jenny paulin

    4th December 2017 at 7:19 AM

    ooooh how indulged! I adore a after tea at some fancy hotel with friends, so relaxing and such a treat too. I really like how this hotel caters for children with their own sweet little menu. lovely review x

  • Chloe

    4th December 2017 at 2:47 PM

    Oh this looks like a delightful afternoon tea. I wonder if they cater for dairy free and gluten free. I would love to treat my mum to this #MMBC

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