REGAL AFTERNOON TEAS AT THE TAJ
Afternoon tea at Taj 51 Buckingham Gate is a regal affair, served at Kona through the year and al fresco in the lush and leafy St. James' Courtyard in warmer months. Afternoon tea features a handpicked selection of the finest teas from around the world, a selection of scones with cream and preserves, finger sandwiches and pastries.
24 KARAT gold afternoon tea
Satiating London's resurgent passion for traditional afternoon tea but going many steps further, Taj 51 Buckingham Gate's signature 24 Karat Gold Afternoon Tea features the prestigious Luxor Pure Gold 24K Brut Champagne, with flakes of 24-karat gold. Luxor owes its creation to founder Jean-Christophe Rousseau’s fascination with gold, and his desire to marry one of the most coveted treasures in history with the most luxurious of drinks. This exclusive Brut is a blend of 90% Pinot Noir, 7% Chardonnay and 3% Pinot Meunier. Expect an experience of unparalleled opulence as, inspired by Luxor, Pastry Chef Nikhil Vyas creates a series of decadent delights made with edible gold. The 24 Karat Gold Afternoon Tea includes Gold Leaf Jelly, White Chocolate Delight with Gold Leaf and Strawberry Tart with Gold Flakes, accompanied by a selection of scones and delicate finger sandwiches.
ROYAL AFTERNOON TEA
An afternoon tea menu featuring Drop Scones made from the recipe Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II personally sent US President Dwight Eisenhower in a handwritten letter in 1960, rediscovered in a reading of Letters of Note at the Tata Tent at The Hay Festival in Wales in the summer of 2014. Accompanied by Miniature Victoria Sponge Sandwiches, White Chocolate Crowns, Coronation Chicken with Golden Sultanas, Smoked Loch Fyne Salmon with Rocket, and lots more. Served at Taj 51 Buckingham Gate, a gemstone's throw from Buckingham Palace, the Royal Afternoon Tea is an exclusive invitation a truly regal afternoon.
Tea party in wonderland
Follow Alice down the rabbit hole and enjoy an Afternoon Tea in Wonderland. Fantastical, elegant and fun - this very special themed afternoon tea will have you grinning like a Cheshire Cat. The Tea Party in Wonderland features an eclectic menu of cakes and pastries inspired by characters and quirks from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland like ‘Queen of Hearts’ Mango Tarts, ‘Drink Me’ strawberry potion, ‘Caterpillar’s Mushroom’ Raspberry Marshmallows, White Chocolate Mousse Teacups and Pocket Watch macaroons. Accompanying finger sandwiches include Alice English Cucumber and Cream Cheese on Beetroot Bread, Fish Footman Tuna Mayonnaise on White Bread and Lory Cornish Yarg and Tomato with Redcurrant Jelly.
Guests looking for a memento or an exclusive gift can also acquire their very own hardback copy of the 150th Anniversary celebration edition of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Commissioned by St. James' Court as the first of the 'English Classics, Reinvented' literary series, this collector’s edition was launched at the preview reception of the Hay Festival 2015 at Kona. The unique cover is East London based designer Ethan McClean’s psychedelic interpretation of Alice’s journey down the rabbit hole - an illustration capturing Alice's journey from our world into Wonderland, where she falls into the abstract, in an optical illusion which hypnotically pulls the reader into a strange new land.
Afternoon Tea is served every day at Kona from 12:00 – 17:30 hrs.