Traditional and reinvented afternoon teas, served with 5 star panache.
Afternoon tea at Taj 51 Buckingham Gate is a regal affair, served at Kona throughout the year, 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.
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 for a supplement of £12. Commissioned as part 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.
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.
Afternoon Tea is served every day at Kona from
12:30 – 17:30 hrs.
For reservations or other enquiries, please contact us at +44-20-79638391 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Group bookings 4+
48 hours cancellation notice
Deposits must be paid within 7 days after booking made to secure the booking or the space will be released, failure to notify us of cancellation or within the cancellation notice period deposits will not be refunded.
Our brand new Afternoon Tea, Sherlock Holmes Afternoon Tea will showcase a mystifying selection of culinary rarities, inspired by the puzzling narrative and Sherlock’s intriguing attributes. The 221 B Macaroon is infused with 25-year-old Scotch, whilst the Moriarty’s Bomb is a tantalizingly alluring coffee and Bailey’s Cheesecake. The Sherlock Holmes Smoky Cigar arrives in the form of a smoked caramel mousse, and Watson’s Moustache, is the ultimate boozy addition in the form of a Stout Cupcake. The selection of savoury sandwiches is inspired by The Sign of The Four, the second of the Sherlock Holmes novels. The Five Orange Pips features an intriguing combination of smoked salmon with orange flavoured horseradish, while the more traditional Hound of Baskerville, including a filling of roast beef and English mustard - the explosion of flavours leave no stone unturned!
Experience our Sherlock Holmes tea in the comfort of your own home with your own Tea Set: Rich in character and personality, Ali Miller’s inimitable blend of contemporary craftsmanship and emotive nostalgia mark her out as a bold new talent in British design. The quirky and exclusive design of the Home From Home Tea Set resulted in it being featured in several scenes and important plot lines of the award-winning Sherlock Holmes series.
The Sherlock Holmes Afternoon Tea will be available to book from 18th April onwards and costs £35 per person.