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Kona, Taj 51 Buckingham Gate, Suites and Residences, London, SW1E 6AF

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Opening hours
Monday to Friday: 07:00 - 22:30
Saturday: 07:30 - 22:30
Sunday: 07:30 - 17:30

Beautiful small intimate restaurant. Delicious Afternoon Tea, wide range of choice of teas, doggy bag to take home! and the service was impeccable.

Sarah Preston 01 February 2016
from Buckinghamshire

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Offering an innovative take on southern European cuisine, Kona restaurant marries contemporary style with traditional cooking in an elegant but homely setting. Housed in the luxury Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Hotel, a fittingly opulent afternoon tea is also served.

Packed with fresh ingredients, the Kona menu showcases simple food that is full of flavour. Executive chef David Tilly presents his interpretation of the vibrant colours and flavours of European cuisine in dishes like seabass with chorizo and calamari, free-range chicken with parmesan crust, and Gloucestershire Old Spot pork belly with smoked paprika and rosemary crumb.

Afternoon tea at Kona London is an indulgent experience, blending savoury and sweet delights with champagne and the finest teas. Extravagant finger sandwiches include golden quail’s egg and free-range mayonnaise and smoked salmon with caviar and mascarpone.

Kona is found in the 5-star Taj 51 Buckingham Gate, a prestigious hotel a stone's throw from Buckingham Palace.


Kona, Taj 51 Buckingham Gate, Suites and Residences, London, SW1E 6AF

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Customer reviews for Kona

4.4 (((() (based on 21 reviews)
95% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • afternoon tea (19)
  • luxury (8)
  • private dining (7)
  • romantic (6)
  • dinner (5)
  • lunch (5)
  • child friendly (3)
  • large parties (3)
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  • ((((( by from London Borough of Enfield

    Went for my 2 year anniversary, had the Alice in Wonderland experience. Had sandwiches, sweets and cakes and scones. Chose 2 teas out of a selection of 22. The waiters are very knowledgeable. Was a wonderful service from the get go, we were running a bit late and called the restaurant and they were very accommodating. Had our jackets taken, chairs pulled out, very nice experience. The restaurant is a little hard to find, its actually inside another building. Very nicely decorated and even the bathrooms are luxurious.

  • ((((* by from Victoria

    Amazing loved every bit of it and should do more and do different themes for different seasons can't wait to do more at this hotel

  • ((((( by from London

    A friend and I had booked reservations for afternoon tea which exceeded all expectations.
    The service was excellent. We had an attentive waiter, who explained they had been able to cater for our dietary requirements and went on to give us information about each item on the menu.
    I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone.
    Excellent food and service so would love to revisit.

  • ((((( by from Mechelen (B)

    After a museum visit and a (moderate) shopping spree my friend and I were ready for our Jungle Book afternoon tea, which I had booked the day before. An amazing experience in a beautiful restaurant! The food was presented in such an attractive way and it was all as tasty as it looked. I thought the scones were absolutely delicious, but so was everything else. The tea was also excellent and we were asked at the right time if we wanted a refill. Staff were equally wonderful, very friendly and service was impeccable. Warmly recommended.

  • ((((* by from London

    Amazing experience, the staff were so attentive, the food was incredible and they catered for my nut allergy, which was fantastic. Loved the whole day.

  • ((((* by from Romford

    A really lovely afternoon at the Kona. Staff were very helpful and friendly and the service was faultless. We was not rushed at all. The Alice in wonderland afternoon tea was very tasty and set out beautifully.

  • ((((( by from London

    We had a wonderful time. Beautifully presented sweet eats. Staff very welcoming and friendly. It was my daughter's birthday and they sang with special a cake and candel. We were far too full to eat this but they packed it for us to take away (and then we forgot to take it with us!). The court yard was lovely and if the weather had been warmer and drier this would have been very pleasant to sit in.

  • ((((* by from Nottingham

    Afternoon tea was lovely, we enjoyed the different aspects of the afternoon tea.

  • ((((* by from London

    The food here was lovely and the service was friendly and knowledgeable. The Alice in Wonderland theme was beautiful and carried out perfectly. Fantastic value for money. My only disappointment was that it was advertised that we would receive a cope of the Alice in Wonderland book but this was not offered to us.

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