Taj 51 Buckingham Gate, London
Indian hospitality group Taj Hotels’ UK flagship, Taj 51 Buckingham Gate integrates the lustre of India throughout the property. Take its afternoon tea, featuring salty caramel lassi, chicken tikka with spiced paneer bhurjee puffs, and scones served with mango compote. Michelin-starred for 13 years straight, Quilon serves authentic south-west coastal Indian cuisine with an emphasis on seafood. Indian influences extend to the inventory, with the hotel’s best abode the colourful Cinema Suite. A tribute to India’s thriving film industry, it is decorated with rare Bollywood film prints, portraits of adored actors and antique embroidered Indian lamps.
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