Great Scotland Yard Hotel X Floris London

Great Scotland Yard Hotel and Floris London launch Bond-inspired afternoon tea

London’s Great Scotland Yard Hotel has teamed up with the British perfumer and Royal Warrant holder Floris London to launch an afternoon tea with a difference.

The property has introduced a multi-sensory offering inspired by Floris’s signature fragrance No. 89 – a favourite of James Bond author Ian Fleming, who was a regular customer and featured the brand’s products in his 1955 novel, Moonraker. No. 89 Eau de Toilette is a reference to 89 Jermyn Street, the address at which all of the Floris fragrances were created up until the late 1970s.

Great Scotland Yard Hotel X Floris London

The afternoon tea draws on the perfume’s notes, offering diners the opportunity to explore the scent through the delicious medium of cake and patisserie. Created by the hotel’s Head Pastry Chef, Verónica Garrido Martínez, the menu incorporates the key notes from the fragrance, including cedarwood, bergamot, lavender and neroli. Highlights include savoury finger sandwiches such as French Marans hen egg truffle mayo on briochette and chicken and raisin coronation on granary bread, while sweet treats include bergamot and white chocolate mousse, and Blue Mountain Coffee, nutmeg and Talisker whisky chocolate tart. 

 Situated in an 1820’s Grade II listed building, Great Scotland Yard Hotel is also home to the Nordic restaurant Ekstedt at the Yard, headed up by Michelin starred chef Niklas Ekstedt, as well as a cocktail bar dubbed The 40 Elephants, a hidden whisky bar called Síbín, and The Parlour, an afternoon tea lounge that focuses on the tales of Britain’s Victorian explorers.