Red Carnation Hotels unveils exciting new Leopard Bar at the Rubens at the Palace

Red Carnation Hotels unveils exciting new Leopard Bar at the Rubens at the Palace

Press Release
London, 24 May 2018

The Rubens at The Palace hotel, overlooking the Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace, is delighted to announce the launch of the Leopard Bar, which officially opened its doors on Thursday 24 May 2018. Serving over 200 whiskies and 30 Champagnes against a backdrop of live jazz music, the Leopard Bar brings a new level of sophistication and elegance to Victoria’s nightlife scene.

It is the latest addition to the portfolio of Leopard Bars and Lounges, which have become signature features of selected Red Carnation properties around the world, each individually designed but sharing hallmarks such as a statement bronze leopard sculpture by South African artist and jeweller Donald Greig.

Complete with sumptuous brown leather deep buttoned sofas, glass whisky display cabinets and antique pinewood walls by English panelling specialists Hallidays, the interior offers a spacious yet intimate 35 covers, while outdoor seating provides a palace-side view on warm summer evenings.

In addition to the impressive selection of whiskies and Champagnes, all of which are available by the glass including Cristal and Krug Rosé, there is a wide range of enticing cocktails, from the classic champagne Bellini to the more adventurous Buddha Punch. For those looking for an accompanying bite to eat, a selection of mouth-watering finger food can be enjoyed as well as some of President and Founder Bea Tollman’s much loved recipes and famous Steak Sandwich.

The new Leopard Bar further enhances the guest experience at The Rubens at the Palace and completes the spectacular multi-million-pound refurbishment of the property which has touched every room and public area. Alongside the striking red New York Bar, the hotel’s elegant new fine dining restaurant The English Grill, and the recently opened Curry Room, The Leopard Bar is the final addition to The Rubens’ new and regal look.

General Manager Malcolm Hendry said: “The launch of the Leopard Bar is the final reveal in our extensive and loving refurbishment of the Rubens. The other Red Carnation Leopard Bars and Lounges worldwide have become vibrant destinations in their own right and we are excited that this bar will bring a certain glamour and joie de vivre to the hotel and the wider area.”

The Leopard Bar at The Rubens is open Tuesday to Sunday, 5pm – midnight.

For more information about the Leopard Bar at The Rubens at The Palace, or to make a booking, please visit www.rubenshotel.com/food-and-drink/the-leopard-bar; email diningrb@rchmail.com or call +44 (0)20 7834 6600.


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Opening Hours:
Tuesday – Sunday: 5pm – 12am.



Exceeding expectations at every turn, this historic and fully renovated hotel has a team who take genuine pride in delivering impeccable service. Overlooking Buckingham Palace and The Queens Gallery, within walking distance of Green Park and Victoria Station, the hotel is also on the doorstep of Victoria’s vibrant new Nova development. Enjoy live lounge music in the New York Bar, a Royal Afternoon Tea in the Palace Lounge and delicious cuisine in the English Grill and newly opened Curry Room.



Red Carnation Hotels are a collection of 17 family-run, award-winning boutique hotels in the UK, Ireland, South Africa, Switzerland and the USA. Each hotel is a landmark of history and tradition, with an exceptional reputation for exquisite fine dining, leading spas and sumptuous surroundings. Great pride is taken in delivering warm, thoughtful and highly personalised service.