The 5-star luxury Great Scotland Yard Hotel has unveiled a James Bond-inspired, multi-sensory Afternoon Tea in partnership with Floris London to celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of the iconic secret agent. The extraordinary tea is infused with the notes of Floris’ luxury fragrance, ‘No.89,’ a favourite scent of Ian Fleming, writer and creator of James Bond.
Westminster’s Great Scotland Yard Hotel has launched a unique multi-sensory afternoon tea in partnership with the Royal Warrant holder, Floris London. The Afternoon Tea is inspired by the notes of the historical British perfumier’s luxury fragrance “No. 89”, which takes its name from the number of the Floris shop and perfumery on Jermyn Street.
Ian Fleming, writer and creator of James Bond, was a regular customer of Floris, and he first featured the products in his novel, Moonraker in 1955. Floris created the No. 89 Eau de Toilette the year before Fleming’s first novel came out in 1951, and it didn’t take long for it to become a favourite of the James Bond author.
89 Jermyn Street was originally the family home and remains very much the beating heart of the perfume house today, “No. 89” was created in the sub-basement, which was traditionally known as ‘The Mine’ and is where Floris created all their fragrances until the late 1970s.
Taking place in The Parlour, a room which draws on tales of Britain’s Victorian explorers, the multi-sensory Afternoon Tea has been created by the hotel’s Head Pastry Chef, Verónica Garrido Martínez, allowing guests the opportunity to explore this exclusive scent.
The scent will be experienced via an assortment of delicious cakes and pastries that incorporate the keynotes from the fragrance, including Cedarwood, Bergamot, Lavender and Neroli.
Indulge in savoury finger sandwiches from ‘French Marans hen egg truffle mayo on briochette’ to ‘Chicken and raisin coronation on granary bread’ and ‘Broccoli and crispy maple streaky bacon quiche’.
Dine in on an assortment of cakes and patisseries, including ‘Bergamot & white chocolate mousse’ and ‘Blue Mountain Coffee, nutmeg & Talisker whisky chocolate tart’.
About Great Scotland Yard Hotel
Situated in an iconic 1820’s Grade II listed building, Great Scotland Yard Hotel offers 151 rooms and suites, where tradition meets modern luxury. Home to ‘old Nordic’ restaurant Ekstedt at the Yard, which Michelin-starred chef Niklas Ekstedt heads up and an inimitable cocktail bar – The 40 Elephants, a hidden whisky bar – Síbín, afternoon tea lounge, The Parlour, a 5-storey detached private residence: No.1 The Townhouse, and more.
The Bond-inspired Afternoon Tea can be booked online or by calling 0207 9254 700. Pricing starts at £55 for a standard booking and £65 for a champagne booking. Available to book seven days a week.
Address: 3-5 Great Scotland Yard, London, SW1A 2HN.
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