Fusion Flavours: Inside The Stunning Westminster Restaurant Boasting Innovative Plates

Home to a swoon-worthy summer courtyard and a baby pink dining space, TH@51 is nothing short of pretty. But, the real stand out? The food. Boasting an innovative menu from head chef Amarjit Singh, this restaurant is really upping the capital's fusion scene. With Italian and Indian pairings to Morroccon and American combinations, there's nothing quite like it. If you want the down-low, keep on reading...

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Picture perfect.

Housed within the five-star St James' Court Hotel, this gem is just a short distance from Buckingham Palace, making it a real Central London hotspot for foodies and tourists alike. As we stepped inside, we were met with beautiful interiors, such as dusky pink seating and gold trimmings, which complimented the sage walls. My favourite bit? The scenes of the courtyard. Although it was a little chilly to sit out there at this time of year, our romantic table in the glass conservatory was situated right by the window with a view of the fountain.

While taking everything in, I quaffed a Macaws Nest (£15) made from cachaca, Amazonian nuts, guava, kumquat and jalapeno. This had a lovely touch of heat and even came with a little spoon to gobble up the fruit and nuts. My date opted for a glass of Bodegas Ontanon Rioja crianza (£13), touting flavours of oak and dark fruits.

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Fusions don't get better than this.

After working up quite the appetite (there were plenty of fragrant smells coming from the kitchen), we sunk our teeth into some starters. I chose the burrata and kale chaat (£13) - and my, oh my, it had the wow factor. The creamy Italian cheese sat on an Indian-inspired mint and tamarind chutney, along with a generous amount of crispy sev, which added a good crunch. To top it off, it also had a garnish of fried kale. We also tried the desi scotch egg (£15), a British favourite made with Mumbai spiced lamb mince and served alongside a moreish curried mayo and mango chutney. 

Once we had gobbled up our food, I was eager to try another concoction and had my eye on the Copper Garden (£15.50). This gin-laced pour had beautifully balanced, yet tangy flavours, including lemongrass, jasmine, rhubarb and apple juice. We then moved on to our mains and I chose the Asian pesto prawns (£28). The seafood was presented in a delicious sauce with stunning notes of coriander, cumin, lemon pesto and saffron. On the side? A chilli risotto - which was cooked to perfection (with plenty of bite). My partner opted for the T-bone porterhouse steak (£50), a succulent cut that was served alongside cajun spiced chips, chargrilled asparagus and broccoli stems. This went down a treat and had a nice smoked flavour from the robata grill.

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Expect pretty plates with TH@51 menu.

For dessert, we had to try out the masala tea creme brulee (£10), and it was a great choice. This dish was served alongside a milk froth and spiced cashew biscotti for a little added texture. The tea flavour really balanced the sweet flavour of the entire dish. We then opted for the rich chocolate cheesecake mochi (£10), complemented by a salted caramel ice cream. Not only did this taste great, but it also arrived with a stunning edible flower and a touch of gold leaf. Classy.

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I really couldn't fault TH@51, as it just wowed across all departments. From the attentive service to the gorgeous interiors and inventive flavour fusions, it was really impressive. If you're a foodie like me, then make your way to this eatery to experience global flavours. And when the sun's shining? I will definitely be heading back for the stunning alfresco terrace.

  💰 The damage: £190, including service charge.

  📍  The location: 51 Buckingham Gate, SW1E 6AF.

  👌 Perfect for: Date night, celebratory meals or 'just because'.

 ⭐ Need to know: There's also live entertainment every Friday and Saturday night.