Always dreamed of breakfast at Tiffany’s? Well now you can channel your inner Holly Golightly, as the famous jewellery house opens the doors of its first Blue Box Café in Europe, at Knightsbridge department store Harrods. And, as you’d expect from two such iconic brands, the attention to detail is sparkling.
The intimate 45-cover café, set on the lower ground floor of Harrods and accessible via its own entrance on Hans Road, echoes that of the famous Blue Box Cafe in the Tiffany & Co. flagship store on Fifth Avenue in New York, with a few extra design touches added for its London clientele.
Everywhere you look, it’s a sea of Tiffany Blue, recognised the world over as being the casing for something sparkly. The walls, the chairs, the leather banquettes… it feels like you’re actually inside one of those iconic blue boxes.
Also paying homage to the craftsmanship and inspiration of the brand are the white marble table tops, striking amazonite bar and hand-painted Flora and Fauna motifs. Not to mention the glittering displays of jewellery set into the walls.
The tablescapes are equally as dreamy, a vision of Tiffany & Co. ‘Color Block’ bone china and if you like what you see, you only need pop upstairs to purchase the brand’s Everyday Objects collection – home and garden accessories crafted in sterling silver, enamel and wood.
Elegant finishes and smart marketing moves aside, what about the food? The menu may be packed with locally-sourced ingredients, expertly whipped into shape by a team of Harrods chefs helmed by executive head chef Andy Cook and Markus Bohr, executive head pastry chef, but it draws inspiration from Manhattan, breakfast through to dinner.
Dishes include Fifth Avenue Bagels with Faroe Island cured and smoked salmon, the Signature Crab Muffin or waffles for brunch; and The Central Park Salad followed by the ‘Charles Lewin Tiffany’ Truffle Roasted Chicken for dinner, accompanied, of course, by a glass of Champagne.
Those looking to add even more glitz to their evening can pre-order The Blue Box Celebration Cake, a confection of white chocolate, vanilla and salted caramel, topped with a golden Tiffany’s signature. Surely Instagram gold.
Afternoon tea, however, steals the show, starring such delights as New York cheesecake, The Big Apple – a twist on that most American of classics, the apple pie – and The Bird’s Nest, which resembles a Robin’s egg in a nod to that most distinctive of hues.
Delicious food and all-out turquoise Tiffany fabulousness, in the world’s most famous department store. Holly Golightly would be proud.
The Tiffany Blue Box Café at Harrods opens on 14 February 2020
For bookings please call the Harrods reservations phone number: +44 (0) 20 72256800 or visit tiffany.com