The Rubens at The Palace Exterior

Meet our team

Led by Managing Director Malcolm Hendry, with 20 years of service, The Rubens is a family of passionate people, with a warm, inclusive ethos that embraces everything we do.

A prime location

The Rubens at the Palace offers an unparalleled location facing Buckingham Palace, allowing guests to savour Royal Afternoon Tea with views of The Royal Mews.

A historic past

Once part of Buckingham Palace's grounds in the 18th century, The Rubens at the Palace exudes a blend of warm British hospitality and offers a delightful touch of the past.

A culinary journey

Executive Chef Ben Kelliher oversees a diverse dining experience at The Rubens at the Palace, from the AA Rosette-awarded English Grill's refined British menu to the Curry Room's Indian flavours. 

Luxurious suites

Our suites seamlessly blend regal elegance with modern comfort, offering a distinct character and luxurious details such as Murano glass chandeliers and original oil paintings.

New experiences

Our in-house experiences are extra-special, from Blue Badge-guided walking tours to gin tasting experiences and our renowned Ceylon Golden Tips Afternoon Tea.

Family fun

At The Rubens, children are treated like royalty with their own check-in, special child-friendly touches, and delightful children's activities and dining experiences on offer. 

We care

We are deeply committed to protecting our environment and contributing to local causes, including phasing out single-use plastics, saving energy and reducing food waste.

 English Grill Interior

Iconic design

We offer an exciting blend of traditional and contemporary, showcasing the best of British heritage within our vibrant spaces. Unique pieces create a refined and welcoming atmosphere.

Rubens Anniversary Cake

Little touches

Our charming, red-uniformed doorman signifies the exceptional service that awaits, where every team member is empowered to provide considerate and discreet attention to detail.