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The Courtyard at 51opens for Summer 2012 - A culinary oasis in Central London

May 2012

May 2012 - The magical Courtyard at 51 Buckingham Gate, Taj Suites & Residences, is pleased to announce the opening of its summer season 2012. From June until September the capital’s most idyllic outdoor dining space will be offering gastronomic goodies aplenty.

BBQ Bliss
51 will be firing up its summer BBQ, bringing the finest grills and flavours to the tranquil tables of The Courtyard. The á la carte BBQ lunch and dinner menu includes light and exotic dishes such as Seekh kebab wraps, Djaj Shaw (chicken marinated in onions, garlic and saffron), and Lokoz Meshwi (fillet of seabass with almond chermoula).

Al- fresco Afternoon Tea
To satiate the UK’s resurgent passion for traditional afternoon tea 51’s Executive Chef, Vikas Milhoutra, has created a tea menu to tie in with some key calendar events. Guests relaxing in the lush and leafy surroundings of The Courtyard can enjoy the Floral Tea (including sugar flowers in coffee soil, hibiscus jelly & vanilla pannacotta, treacle tart with plum rose, blackberry and lavendar sablé) the Wimbledon Tea (including Earl Grey shortbread, strawberry and cream mousse and macaroon delights) or the patriotic Diamond Jubilee Tea, which includes Queen’s recipe drop scones, union jack shortbread and Eton Mess shots. All teas also include a selection of scones and finger sandwiches.

Outdoor Evenings
This chic urban hideaway comes alive at night and is the perfect place to enjoy post-work drinks or dinner. Visitors with a taste for the exotic can try a range of flavoured shisha pipes and there is also live music on Saturday nights.

To make reservations call 020 7963 8373 or Visit for more information.

About 51 Buckingham Gate
Combining all the facilities and convenience of a luxury hotel with the space and exclusivity of a private home, 51 Buckingham Gate, Taj Suites & Residences consists of three individually designed buildings: Kings, Falconers and Minsters. The buildings have been beautifully restored and '51' now offers 86 elegant suites each with their own separate kitchen and living area. Located in St. James's and just minutes from Buckingham Palace, shops and theatres of the West End, the townhouse hotel is an ideal base for a long weekend visit to London.

About Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces (
Established in 1903, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces is one of Asia's largest and finest group of hotels, comprising 95 hotels in 54 locations across India with an additional 16 international hotels in the Maldives, Malaysia, Australia, UK, USA, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Africa and the Middle East. From world-renowned landmarks to modern business hotels, idyllic beach resorts to authentic Grand Palaces, each Taj hotel offers an unrivalled fusion of warm Indian hospitality, world-class service and modern luxury. For over a century, The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai, the iconic flagship has set a benchmark for fine living with exquisite refinement, inventiveness and warmth. Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces is part of the Tata Group, India's premier business house.

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