Afternoon tea at Taj 51 Buckingham Gate is a special affair served at Kona through the year and al fresco in the lush and leafy St. James' Courtyard afternoon tea in warmer months. Afternoon tea features selected fine teas, a selection of scones with cream and preserves, plus finger sandwiches and pastries.
24 KARAT gold afternoon tea
Satiating London's resurgent passion for traditional afternoon tea but going one step further, the 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.
London’s Afternoon Tea aficionados can expect a dining experience of unparalleled opulence. Inspired by Luxor, Pastry Chef Nikhil Vyas has created a series of decadent delights made with edible gold. The 24 Karat Gold Afternoon Tea includes a Gold Leaf Jelly, White Chocolate Delight with Gold Leaf and Strawberry Tart with Gold Flakes and is accompanied by a selection of scones and delicate finger sandwiches.
ROYAL AFTERNOON TEA
Experience a tea menu that features Drop Scones 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. Come, make it a regal afternoon.
Tea party in wonderland
The Afternoon Tea in Wonderland has been expertly crafed by Pastry Chef Nikhil Vyas. The eclectic menu of cakes and pastries is 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, launched at the preview reception of the Hay Festival 2015, this collector’s edition cover is East London based designer Ethan McClean’s psychedelic interpretation of Alice’s journey down the rabbit hole. The illustration captures 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