The Old Masters

About The Old Masters

For a traditional, high-end London dining experience, The Old Masters is up there with the best. The Rubens at The Palace, the luxurious hotel it’s part of, was built in 1912 as a hostel for debutantes coming out at Buckingham Palace down the road. The restaurant itself is set out like a traditional carvery grill with ornate high ceilings, chandeliers, the works. Fresh roasts are on the menu every day. Amongst the most famed dishes is the excellent Aberdeen Angus beef roast. Salads, fish and vegetarian dishes are also on the menu. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the breakfasts, we hear, are rather splendid. Live piano music most evenings. Good, welcoming service.

Carvery Menu


- Tomato & mozzarella with avocado and basil vinaigrette
- Crispy bacon and oyster mushroom salad with Caesar dressing and croutons
- Smoked haddock terrine with a yellow pepper and ginger coulis
- Dark parfait with onion and chilli marmalade, served with toasted brioche
- Goats cheese and pear salad with rocket leaves and a walnut dressing
- Avocado and prawn salad with dill mayonnaise

Main Course

- A visit to the Carvery where the Chef will carve from a choice of 2 prime meats
- Vegetarian, meat or fish dish of the day
All mains served with a selection of seasonal vegetables and potatoes


- Choose from the daily dessert selection
- Fresh fruit salad
- Selection of English & Continental cheese

- Starbucks coffee & mints

Additional Information


Rubens Hotel, 39 Buckingham Palace Road, SW1W 0PS

Nearest tube:

1 course - £12.95 per person
2 courses - £17.50 per person
3 courses - £22.50 per person

For parties of less then 10, please choose from the Chef’s soup of the day or the Cold Buffet.
For parties of 10 or more please choose one of the starters below

Average Price:

£35 and under

Opening times:

Mon - Fri 12.30pm - 2.30pm
Mon - Sun 5.30pm - 7.30pm(last orders)

Dress Code:

Smart Casual