Down the Rabbit Hole: Alice in Wonderland Afternoon Tea for Two at Taj 51 Buckingham Gate

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Down the Rabbit Hole: Alice in Wonderland Afternoon Tea for Two at Taj 51 Buckingham Gate

Westminster, London

£90
  • Add an extra guest (eight maximum) +
    £45

“Quite simply one of London’s finest hotels. The architecture — all meticulous scrollwork and theatrical bas reliefs — is gulp-inducing” The Telegraph

Why we love it

Follow Alice down the rabbit hole and enjoy an afternoon tea in Wonderland at the luxurious five-star Taj 51; a stunning collection of townhouses surrounding a Shakespearean courtyard which were once home to the Lords and Ladies of the Royal Courts. Experience the most magical elements from Lewis Carroll’s books and dine on an eclectic menu of cakes and pastries inspired by characters and quirks from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, such as ‘Queen of Hearts’ Mango Tarts, ‘Drink Me’ strawberry potion. A fantastical, elegant and fun experience that’ll leave guests grinning like a Cheshire Cat.

What's Included?

  • Enjoy a Tea Party in Wonderland for two people in Taj 51’s elegant and contemporary dining room, Kona
  • Savour a playfully themed afternoon tea, inspired by the characters and quirks from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
  • Indulge with a large selection of themed scones, cakes, pastries and sandwiches such as 'The Queen of Hearts' Mango Tart' and 'Pocket Watch Bubble Gum Macaroon'

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  • Truly guests will also receive a glass of Fantinel Prosecco each

Description

The architecturally stunning collection of townhouses at Buckingham Gate, now occupied by Taj 51, has accommodated the political and social elite for centuries. Retaining its original features and air of opulence, the five-star hotel provides guests with the finest personal service in London. Boasting quirky period features throughout its wide range of luxurious drinking and dining venues and spacious suites, Taj 51 is more than matches the surrounding landmarks of Buckingham Palace, Westminster and Houses of Parliament for grandeur.

Kona – Taj 51’s contemporary and luxurious modern European restaurant - provides the ideal setting for a Tea Party in Wonderland. The unique dining space blends modern European style with traditional, period features to create a quirky and inspiring setting; plush cream furnishings are juxtaposed by colourful peacock wallpaper, eccentric artwork and characterful lighting, bringing the feeling of truly falling down the rabbit hole to life.

Fuelled by the adventures and characters from Lewis Carroll’s much-loved book, guests are invited to eat their way through the story on an eclectic menu of cakes and pastries inspired by characters and quirks from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Trick the taste buds and sample edible delights such as the ‘Queen of Hearts’ Mango Tarts, ‘Drink Me’ strawberry potion, ‘Caterpillar’s Mushroom’ Raspberry Marshmallows, White Chocolate Mousse Teacups and Pocket Watch macaroons. You’d be mad as a hatter to miss this!

Description

The architecturally stunning collection of townhouses at Buckingham Gate, now occupied by Taj 51, has accommodated the political and social elite for centuries. Retaining its original features and air of opulence, the five-star hotel provides guests with the finest personal service in London. Boasting quirky period features throughout its wide range of luxurious drinking and dining venues and spacious suites, Taj 51 is more than matches the surrounding landmarks of Buckingham Palace, Westminster and Houses of Parliament for grandeur.

Kona – Taj 51’s contemporary and luxurious modern European restaurant - provides the ideal setting for a Tea Party in Wonderland. The unique dining space blends modern European style with traditional, period features to create a quirky and inspiring setting; plush cream furnishings are juxtaposed by colourful peacock wallpaper, eccentric artwork and characterful lighting, bringing the feeling of truly falling down the rabbit hole to life.

Fuelled by the adventures and characters from Lewis Carroll’s much-loved book, guests are invited to eat their way through the story on an eclectic menu of cakes and pastries inspired by characters and quirks from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Trick the taste buds and sample edible delights such as the ‘Queen of Hearts’ Mango Tarts, ‘Drink Me’ strawberry potion, ‘Caterpillar’s Mushroom’ Raspberry Marshmallows, White Chocolate Mousse Teacups and Pocket Watch macaroons. You’d be mad as a hatter to miss this!

Sample Menu

Queen’s Recipe Drop Scones

Traditional, Chocolate Chip and Golden Raisin scones, served with Cornish Clotted Cream and Homemade Strawberry Preserve

Cake and Pastries

Drink Me (Strawberry Potion)
Pocket Watch (Bubble gum macaroon)
Caterpillar’s Mushroom (Raspberry marshmallow)
Queen of Heart’s (Mango tarts)
Dodo’s Watermelon Jelly
Tea Cup (White chocolate mousse)

Sandwiches

Alice (English cucumber and cream / cheese on beetroot bread)
Bird in the Tree (Chicken and sultana on carrot bread)
Fish Footman (Tuna mayonnaise on white bread)
Lory (Cornish yarg and tomato with redcurrant jelly)

Additional Information

This experience is valid for redemption within six months from the date of issue.

Afternoon tea is available daily at 12.30pm or 3pm.

Service charge (12.5%) is not included; this is left to the guests’ discretion on the day.

Please state any dietary requirements at the time of booking. Taj 51 can accommodate all diets.

Guests can pay for any additional products or services desired on the day.

At least 24 hours’ notice is required for any cancellations or amendments to bookings.

All bookings are subject to availability. We advise booking at least two weeks in advance to guarantee the desired date and time.

Sample Menu

Queen’s Recipe Drop Scones

Traditional, Chocolate Chip and Golden Raisin scones, served with Cornish Clotted Cream and Homemade Strawberry Preserve

Cake and Pastries

Drink Me (Strawberry Potion)
Pocket Watch (Bubble gum macaroon)
Caterpillar’s Mushroom (Raspberry marshmallow)
Queen of Heart’s (Mango tarts)
Dodo’s Watermelon Jelly
Tea Cup (White chocolate mousse)

Sandwiches

Alice (English cucumber and cream / cheese on beetroot bread)
Bird in the Tree (Chicken and sultana on carrot bread)
Fish Footman (Tuna mayonnaise on white bread)
Lory (Cornish yarg and tomato with redcurrant jelly)

Additional Information

This experience is valid for redemption within six months from the date of issue.

Afternoon tea is available daily at 12.30pm or 3pm.

Service charge (12.5%) is not included; this is left to the guests’ discretion on the day.

Please state any dietary requirements at the time of booking. Taj 51 can accommodate all diets.

Guests can pay for any additional products or services desired on the day.

At least 24 hours’ notice is required for any cancellations or amendments to bookings.

All bookings are subject to availability. We advise booking at least two weeks in advance to guarantee the desired date and time.

How it works

  • Choose your experience

    Treat yourself or share with someone you truly care about.

  • We arrange everything

    Our concierge will arrange everything, even the little extras.

  • Relax and enjoy

    Simply show up and savour the memory that will last a lifetime.

Location

51 Buckingham Gate, Westminster, London SW1E 6AF

Taj 51 Buckingham Gate 51 Buckingham Gate, Westminster, London SW1E 6AF

Down the Rabbit Hole: Alice in Wonderland Afternoon Tea for Two at Taj 51 Buckingham Gate

  • Add an extra guest (eight maximum) +
    £45

Reviews

  • Wonderful birthday treat

    From the moment we arrived we were made to feel very welcome by all the staff at the hotel and resturant. The table was decorated beautifully and we felt just like Alice. The themed cakes and drinks were great and as it was my friend's 30th birthday the staff surprised us with a special extra cake and a little something for me too. They were able to cater for my dietary requirments and I didn't feel like an after thought, like I have at some other places. I can not fault the service or experience. Thank you all very much as my friend could not stop smiling.

    Fantastic afternoon tea with Alice and the mad hatter

    Had an absolutely fantastic time. The detail was incredible and each item the right size. Lovely lovely day - staff incredible as well. Thoroughly recommend!

  • Amazing high tea experience!

    Such great service from a lovely team who took care of us from the moment we walked in until we left. The food was well presented, the decorations were so well thought out. Really enjoyed the experience and will do it again in future!

    Amazing adventure

    Everyone was so polite an helpful made my day wonderful.

  • A hidden treasure

    It was truly lovely. Greeted by name at the door, fantastic personal service, great atmosphere, beautifully presented and tasted amazing. We even took home the cakes we couldn't finish. One of the best afternoon teas that I've had.

    Totally worth it!!!!!!!!

    It was an amazing experience. The staff were just fantastic & made us feel very welcome. Most of the food was divine, the little cakes were so perfect. the only down side was that a couple of the sandwiches were hard. But had no reflection on our time there. We will definitely be booking again

  • A Tasteful Afternoon

    Sandwiches excellent, served at room temperature and great flavours. Cakes so pretty! Staff lovely and setting very on theme. Had a wonderful afternoon

    Great afternoon

    Headline says it all.

  • Magical afternoon

    Lovely experience.
    Room was a little small, very close proximity to other guests.

    Excellent fun!

    Excellent fun with wonderful service!

  • Mad hatters tea party

    Nice afternoon out. Tea was good and staff extremely friendly

    Amazing

    Great experience!

  • Afternoon tea in Wonderland

    This was a really good experience, I like that there were decorations and the sweets were themed. It was clever and really gave the Alice in Wonderland touch.

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