Library at 51

Exclusively for guests of 51 Buckingham Gate, Taj Suites and Residences, this informal setting is the perfect place to relax with afternoon tea or have a light meal. The Executive Head Chef, aims to provide original and delicious light lunches and dinners in this discreet and comfortable private space.

Guests can enjoy an organic breakfast in The Library each morning with friendly, professional service from the team. In the warmer months, breakfast can be served al fresco in the Courtyard at 51.

Afternoon tea  is served in The Library every day from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm. With sandwiches, homemade scones, pastries and specialty tea blends from the Mighty Leaf Tea Company. Complimentary evening drinks and canapés are offered every night in The Library, from 6:30 8:30 p.m. Library at 51 menu

24 Karat Decadence

The hotel’s signature 24 Karat Gold Afternoon Tea features a half bottle of Luxor Pure Gold 24K Brut Champagne, which includes flakes of 24-karat gold. Inspired by Luxor, Pastry Chef Nikhil Vyas with the direction of Executive Chef Vikas Milhoutra, has created 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 and is accompanied by a selection of scones and delicate finger sandwiches.

The 24 Karat Gold Afternoon Tea is available at  £150 for two. Booking is required with a 24-hour notice.

For Reservations, please call +44 (0) 20 7769 7766 or email