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Taj 51 Buckingham Gate, Suites and Residences

AA rating

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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Southern European menu in opulent surroundings

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At a glance

Open all year
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Service charge
Credit cards accepted

At Kona, the stylishly smart decor - in soft greys and whites with well-dressed tables and good attention to detail - shows there's obviously no expense spared. The culinary inspiration is southern Europe. A bowl of velvety lobster bisque with a quenelle of white crabmeat and crème fraîche seems a suitably opulent starting point. At main course, there's Sussex lamb two ways, pinkly tender cannon and bolognaise, served with well-made polenta and pesto. Finish with a vibrant Mayer lemon and poppy streusel with added sweetness coming from the accompanying meringue. It is worth noting that all of this is more than matched by the switched-on service.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Closed for lunch: all week
  • Closed for dinner: Sunday
  • Dinner served from: 6
  • Dinner served until: 10.30


  • Chef: David Tilly

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern European
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 19
  • Wines over £30: 75
  • Wines by the glass: 16

Price guide

  • Starter from 10
  • Main course from20
  • Dessert from9
  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome


  • Seats: 44
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 12
  • Off-site parking available: Q car park (Horseferry Road)

Additional information

  • Seats: 44
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 12

Getting here

From Buckingham Palace into Spur Road. Right into Birdcage Walk, 1st left into Buckingham Gate, 100mtrs, hotel on right

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St James Park, Victoria
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