The New York Bar at The Rubens At The Palace is the perfect central pitstop for a few beautifully made cocktails after a busy day seeing the sights. With its position overlooking Buckingham Palace, you don’t get much more central than this, and the interiors are seriously impressive to boot. With striking red décor and original artworks, it feels luxurious from the minute you step through the door.
The talented team are on hand to ensure you’re well looked after and drinks come courtesy of director of bars Silviu Stan. Signature cocktails include the Royal Duchess of Bedford which is a heady mix of vermouth, tequila, Cherry Herring and mint bitters, served with a passion fruit and Riesling cleanser. There's also a drink called Wimbledon featuring Champagne, green tea, lemon juice and bitters, then served with a strawberry basket and cream.
If cocktails aren’t your thing there’s also a carefully curated wine list to pick from as well as a generous selection of lagers and ales, a full run of spirits and of course plenty of soft drinks too.
Aside from the drinks there’s also a please-all food menu that’s served from midday through to the late hours of the evening. Here you’ll find salads, sandwiches, soups, mains and desserts to choose from, as well as a kids' menu. Expect classics such as ribeye steak and chips, The New York Bar cheeseburger, and bangers and mash. It also serves a 24-hour menu for those who are dining at more unorthodox hours. This features everything from toasted sandwiches to a burrata flatbread. Finally, small groups can choose one of its sharing stands, which features a selection of global small plates.
Finish the evening with something sweet. Desserts here include a classic baked vanilla cheesecake, sticky toffee pudding, and warm brownie with vanilla ice cream.