Review: The Parlour at Great Scotland Yard Hotel

Review: The Parlour at Great Scotland Yard Hotel

Just a stroll away from Westminster The Great Scotland Yard Hotel has long and complex history, divided between the Scottish royalty, the London Metropolitan Police, and the Ministry of Defence.

The hotel theme is a gentle nod to the police and army HQ, but the most notable thing when you walk through the doors is the alluring smells of sweet perfumery. This is all part of a new sensory afternoon tea experience created in collaboration with Floris London, the only appointed perfumer to Her Majesty The Queen.

Boasting a delectable selection of sweet and savoury delights, paired with Veuve Clicquot champagne and a wide selection of herbal teas. There are 9 teas and infusions on offer, each tea is very nice and expertly brewed in the kitchen at temperature. That’s the best method in my opinion, though it prevents you from re-using the lea leaves.

This brainchild of head pastry chef Verónica Garrido Martínez is a multi-sensory creation inspired by flavours from their legendary fragrances. It was an afternoon tea my friend I are were very excited about sampling.

Our treats arrived on the three-tiered silver stand.

Starting from the bottom upwards, a selection of fresh-made finger sandwiches including Egg Truffle Mayo, then onto Asparagus, Caviar And Lemon Quiche, and finally Shallot, Montgomery Cheddar and Chives On Yorkshire Pudding.

Moving on to the sweets of we were presented with a section of exquisite desserts including Figs, Hazelnut and Yogurt Mousse, Coconut and Cardamom Layered Slice and Raspberry and Violet Tartlet.

On the side are plain and raisin scones, served freshly baked, wrapped in a blanket to retain the warmth. The scones were excellent and served with a delicious jam and cornish clotted cream.

The Parlour at Great Scotland Yard gave us a truly unforgettable afternoon tea experience, from the welcoming staff to the cosy atmosphere, surrounded by heart warming smells and of course the delicious menu.


Address: 3-5, Great Scotland Yard, Central London, London SW1A 2HN, UK

Average price for two – £110

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