Kona at Taj 51 Buckingham Gate51 Buckingham Gate, London , SW1E 6AF

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.

The Queen of Hearts Afternoon Tea is available daily at 12:30; 14:30 and 16:30.

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

  1. Times:

    Afternoon Tea is served 12pm to 5:30pm every day

  2. Booking:

    Booking is essential

  3. Nearest railway station:

  4. Approach:

    Concierge at 51BG Hotel

  5. Where to sit:

    Kona Restaurant

  6. Dress code:

    Smart casual

  7. Children:

    Children of all ages welcome

  8. Music:

    No live music

  9. Credit cards:

    All major credit cards accepted

  10. Gardens:


  11. Outdoor Seating:


  12. Disabled access:


  13. Dogs:

    Guide dogs only

  14. Gluten free:

    Please state at time of booking

  15. Vegan:

    Please state at time of booking

  16. Nut free:

    Please state at time of booking

  17. Award Winner:

    Afternoon Tea Awards 2019 - Highly Commended

  18. Halal:


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  • Afternoon Tea
    12pm to 5:30pm
    Monday - Sunday
Per Person£45.00

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