Afternoon Tea at Sketch London

Afternoon Tea at Sketch London | Shakespeare & Sparkle

Tumble down the rabbit hole…

Walking into Sketch is how I imagine Alice must’ve felt when she fell into Wonderland. Everything is pink and plushy, the air smells of Diptyque Cyprès and flitting about the room is the mysterious Caviar Man dressed head to toe in pink (top hat included) to camouflage himself. There are trays upon trays of tiny sandwiches, pastries almost too pretty to eat and ceramic tableware that talks (my teacup is telling me to forget about it). And then there’s the string quartet playing All You Need Is Love

For this particular trip to London there was really only one thing I wanted to do; have afternoon tea at Sketch. Experiencing the British tradition of afternoon tea had been on my list for some time, and I’d obviously seen all the dreamy Instagram snaps of the gallery. When you add to that my fiancé’s dream to eat at a Michelin starred restaurant, the booking was made.

AFTERNOON TEA AT SKETCH LONDON

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The Restaurant…

Walking into the gallery is an almost breathtaking experience. Everything from the pink walls covered in sketches (hence the name) to the plushy sofas, quirky tableware and even the flower adorned waiters, is carefully thought out. The air smells of a Diptyque candle, there’s a string quartet playing music in the corner and everything glows in the warm tones of pink and copper. The atmosphere is moody, artsy and magical. It’s worth a visit just for the experience.

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The Food…

I remember reading Julia Child say about a French chef that he had the skill to make chicken taste more ‘chickeny’. And that to me is the best way to describe the food at Sketch. Everything tastes delicious, and somehow also more of what it is. The salmon sandwiches were to die for (and I hate cold smoked salmon) and I found myself even liking wasabi. I discovered that I love scones with clotted cream. And had banana bread that made me realize I’ve never actually tasted banana bread before.

And in case you’re wondering about the amount of food, there was plenty. You could drink as much tea as you wanted. And even though the sandwiches and pastries were tiny, there were at least ten different kinds. By the time we made it to the last course we were quite simply full.

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2 Comments

  1. todaysouhaila 21 June, 2017 at 18:39

    ooh Sketch is so fab ,everything looks amazing

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    1. Jenni 21 June, 2017 at 20:40

      It was so lovely! xx

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