sketch is one afternoon tea place that I have been dying to try out in London. Known for its quirky decor and taste, sketch promised an out of this world experience with definite vibes of being lost down a rabbit hole very much like Alice. My husband surprised me with a trip to sketch and I was so excited to try it out and get into those delectable cakes that I had seen online. We were a little early for our tea so they seated us in their bar area which made me gasp in awe. The whole theme of the bar was an enchanted forest with purple chairs, emerald green walls and old books holding the menus on the table.
It was so magical and I instantly knew that I was in love with the place and its decor. We were handed our drinks and sat very comfortably on a table with a faux grass carpet below our feet.
The image above is of a jukebox that is shaped like a piano and had moving keys according to the music that it was playing. I fell in love with the tea room as soon as we walked in. Pink chairs lined the place with pink walls adorning quirky artwork, it was simply brilliant. The tea room, otherwise known as The Gallery, is very 1930s in feel and the rose gold detail on everything made it a blogger favourite for me. The staff all wear pink uniform which I thought was a nice touch with pink dresses on the women and pink suits on the men.
We went for the Alcohol Free Afternoon Tea with the Rose Grape Juice which was beautifully pink and refreshing to drink. It was really yummy and we were happy to sip away as we waited for our afternoon tea to arrive.
The best thing about the afternoon tea is the fact that you get offered caviar as you wait which is incredibly luxurious. I had told them I was vegetarian and sure enough, vegetarian caviar arrived for me accompanied with egg mousse and a bread strip to dip in it. My husband had actual caviar which came complete with personal service from a Caviar Man which was a nice touch. For my tea, I went for the Jasmine Pearl tea which I can confirm was delicious.
When the tea arrived, I was fascinated by the presentation. All the crockery matches the walls with hand written notes on every surface and everything was delicious. I loved the sandwiches which were prepped to my awkward dietary requirements and the desserts were so cute and delicious. I loved the chocolate mousse and honeycomb dessert and the strawberry fruit tart. I am a real lover of scones and these came fresh from the kitchen, warm and ready to eat with the fresh cream and jam.
I had a magical time at sketch and it is definitely worth a visit for their afternoon tea and decor. The service is impeccable and all the food is simply delicious. You have to make sure you book in advance though as the slots fill up really quickly but it is a real visit to remember.
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