Boutique luxury hotel Flemings Mayfair is to launch The Drawing Room, creating the perfect backdrop for a refined yet relaxed break from the bustling city streets. The Drawing Room is set to become London’s most stylish location for afternoon tea, with a number of exquisite options to choose from; served daily between 12:30pm and 5pm. From the traditional through to Chocolate Indulgence, or the hotel’s signature Ruinart Rosé Royal Afternoon Tea (£96 for two), all of the offerings have been created alongside the iconic East India Company’s refreshing teas to create the perfect balance. Choose green tea with jasmine pearls, buttery Lis-Han Oolong, spiced Bombay Chai or Flemings’ unique Signature Breakfast Blend to suit your mood.
Part of an impressive £14 million refurbishment at the luxury hotel, The Drawing Room has been transformed into a luxury haven that still captures the essence of a traditional Georgian Regency drawing room. High ceilings and large sash windows flood the space with natural light, while the original fireplace from 1851, when the hotel was established, sits beautifully amongst lavish interior features. Exquisite de Gournay hand-painted wall panels depicting early views of India, and a library stocked with stunning cultural books by luxury publisher Assouline, create real talking points alongside colourful artwork by intuitive painter Eileen Schaer and beautiful Bernardaud crockery.
Those passing by a little earlier in the day can pop in to explore the brunch menu (served between 8:30am and 11:30am) featuring light dishes of date and cacao granola; fresh fruit salad, sweetly satisfying pancakes with bacon and maple syrup; or a selection of mini viennoiserie. Alternatively, early evening is the perfect time to enjoy an aperitif.
Fleming Mayfair’s extensive refurbishment also includes 129 new-look bedrooms, suites and apartments, a sophisticated bar, and a brand new restaurant by Michelin-starred chef Shaun Rankin – due to open in spring 2016.