Kona at Taj 51 Buckingham Gate

51 Buckingham Gate, London , SW1E 6AF View map

From £45 .00Per Person

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Afternoon Tea Awards 2019 - Highly Commended

Enjoy a delicious Afternoon Tea in Kona at Taj 51 Buckingham Gate, a vibrant Southern European restaurant which marries contemporary styling with traditional cooking techniques. Visit to experience fresh and fine ingredients and predominantly sustainable organic produce served in an elegant environment with homely, welcoming warmth.

The brand-new Alice`s Queen of Hearts Afternoon Tea at Taj 51 Buckingham Gate features beautifully designed pastries and scrumptious savoury treats inspired by the foul-tempered monarch from the beloved classic.

The innovative concept by the 2019 Highly Commended Kona restaurant tells the story through the eyes of the Queen herself, through sharp colours and boldly designed epicurean surprises.

Some of the sweet temptations down the rabbit hole include Off With Their Heads - a delicious banana moelleux with a raspberry crémeux dress; No White Roses - an indulgent Victorian red velvet cupcake topped with the iconic 'half painted' roses and a delicious chocolate ganache; Running Late - a strawberry pocket watch macaron, intrinsically decorated with milk chocolate piping; Checkmate - a redcurrant and chocolate Battenberg cake in the style of a classic checkerboard; Tea Party at 6 - a dark chocolate hat, fitting for a mad-hatters tea party and Royal Flush - a mouth-watering orange semolina cake, adorned with fresh strawberries and blackberries in a chess-like formation.

The equally impressive tea sandwiches replicate the Queen's soldiers and playing cards and include On Duty - Coronation chicken on carrot bread; Pick a Card - smoked salmon with horseradish crème fraîche on rye bread; Double Time - egg mayonnaise classic and In Line - cucumber and soft cheese on beetroot bread.

The Queen of Hearts sandwiches and scones are beautifully presented on Alice In Wonderland illustrated crockery, while the sweet treats sit upon a glass checkerboard. The all-important Queen of Hearts playing card can be spotted on each table, alongside a bespoke hand-made top hat centrepiece.

Just a stone's throw from Buckingham Palace, Kona is nestled in the 5-star Taj 51 Buckingham Gate, a prestigious and luxury hotel.

Afternoon Tea at Kona is available at the following times:
Thursdays and Fridays: 12pm - 1:30pm or 2pm - 3:30pm
Saturdays and Sundays: 12pm - 1:30pm, 2pm - 3:30pm or 4pm - 5:30pm

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Afternoon Tea is served 12pm to 3:30pm Thursday-Friday and 12pm to 5:30pm Saturday-Sunday
Nearest railway station
St. James's Park
Where to sit
Kona Restaurant
Dress code
Smart casual
Children of all ages welcome
No live music
Take Away
Outdoor Seating
Disabled access
Guide dogs only
Gluten Free
Please state at time of booking
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Nut Free
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Award Winner
Afternoon Tea Awards 2019 - Highly Commended



On Duty
Coronation chicken on carrot bread

Pick a Card
Smoked salmon with horseradish crème fraîche on rye

Double Time
Egg Mayonnaise on white bread

In Line
Cucumber & soft cheese on beetroot bread


The Jury
Raisin and classic scones


Off With Their Heads
Banana moelleux with raspberry crémeux dress

No White Roses
Victorian red velvet cupcake with chocolate ganache

Running Late
Strawberry pocket watch macaron

Redcurrant & chocolate Battenburg

Tea Party at 6
Dark chocolate hat

Royal Flush
Orange semolina cake

 £45 per person


Selection of Teas / Masala Chai (v)

Drink Me
Shots of Salty Caramel Lassi with Chikki Toffee Crunch (v)

Darbari Sandwiches
Spiced Creamed Cheese, Kachumbar Pinwheel in Beetroot Bread (v) Curried Egg Mayo Pinwheel in Sun-Dried Tomato Bread (v)

Royal Namkeens
Chicken Tikka Wrap Spiced Paneer Bhurjee Puffs (v)
Spiced Potato Toast with Fig Chutney (v)

The Raj Collection
Gold Leaf Gulab Jamun and Cheesecake (v)
Gajar Halwa Macaroons (v)
Pistachio Crusted Fruit and Cardamon Flavoured Srikhand Tarts (v)
Short Glasses of Royal Saffron Rice Pudding and Chandni Foam (v)
Chocolate Rasmalai Cups (v)
Anglo Indian Rose de Cookies (v)

Something Meetha
Gulabi Scones with Kismis and Almonds, served with Homemade Alphonso Mango Compote, Cinnamon Clotted Cream (v)


Kona at Taj 51 Buckingham Gate
51 Buckingham Gate, London , SW1E 6AF

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