29 Jun 2016

Afternoon Tea At Sketch

My Sketch Afternoon Tea Experience

Our afternoon tea at Sketch took place in the gallery room at Sketch. The gallery at Sketch is a girly, glamourous room, with soft, velvety sofas and chairs. Glimmering rose gold accents and an amazing zig zag tiled floor.
Sketch Gallery

A friendly hostess told us that the gallery room at Sketch has been pretty in pink for about 3 years. It normally gets a makeover every 2 years, but the room has been so popular that it hasn't been re-designed yet. I'm glad I got the chance to experience it for myself.

Afternoon tea at Sketch is four courses long. The first two courses at Sketch are
sandwiches and sweet pastries. Both arrive together on a rack of quirky crockery.
Sketch Ceiling

The ceiling is beautiful to look at and super high in the gallery room at Sketch. There are doodles on the walls and suprisingly everything goes together nicely.
Sketch Walls

Afternoon tea at Sketch is suitable for friends and family. Couples and older kids. It was a more casual affair than I had envisioned. There's no requirement to dress all the way up for afternoon tea. However I recommend doing so for a sit down evening meal.
Sketch Tea

For my first cup of tea, I ordered the Taiwan oriental beauty tea. It wasn't very memorable to be fair. J went for a chai tea.

We both received our own rack of sandwiches and pastries. Five sandwiches are served. A coronation chicken sandwich. Smoked salmon. Quail egg with caviar. A cheese pesto toastie and asparagus with cucumber sandwiches.
Sketch Afternoon Tea

The coronation chicken sandwich was one of my faves. Tender, flavoursome pieces of chicken between soft brown bread. My other favourite sandwich at Sketch was the yummy cheese pesto toastie. It comes tied up in a cute little ribbon with baking paper. The smoked salmon sandwich is served in a soft, pitta style bread.

The sweet pastries weren't that memorable to me. However, my favourite part of afternoon tea - the scones, were as good as you'd expect. Choose between fruit or plain scones which arrive with clotted cream, fig sauce and homemade jam.

For my second tea I tried the flowering osmantus which was a bit of a disappointment. There's also an option for champagne teas which I didn't try.
Sketch Bathroom

Now, lets talk toilets. Yes toilets!

The toilets at Sketch are amazing to say the least! You'll first be met by a large brilliant white room. With a dome shaped nightclub space snug in the middle. Winding white stairs lead up to futuristic, open plan bathrooms. The bathroom at Sketch are a total contrast to the romantically lit gallery room. Giant egg pods are in actual fact toilet cubicles. Where once inside, you'll feel like your on a mission to mars! Astronaut commentary can be heard in each cubicle.
Sketch Toilets

The high curved ceilings in the toilets at sketch are a gorgeous feature too. A montage of colourful semi translucent squares. The mens urinal even has a continuous floor to ceiling waterfall effect. We didn't even realise what it was at first!

What Was Amazing? 

The venue itself. The beautiful gallery room and the most amazing toilets ever!

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