Afternoon tea at Sketch, London

Last weekend it was my Godmother's birthday. So, my sister and I decided to treat her to afternoon tea at Sketch (off Regent street). This place never ceases to amaze me. Yes, I am guilty, I have already been there before and yes, I have already had afternoon tea there too. But this triple dream of food, art and music combined makes it the destination of freakin' awesome. So what's the big deal eh?

Well, the history of it all start from Mourad "Momo" Mazouz and his team of chefs, designers and artists. They converted an 18th century building in Conduit Street, and designed the layout of two floors filled with credible artists and masterpieces in each room. With the love of exhibitions and dining - there is even an art map for you to tour yourself around each designed room.

So what were the rooms that stood out the most?
Well as you enter, you get greeted by a hop skotch (literally impossible to resist hopping along it)

  • Martin Creed Room Name says it all really. You know, the guy I previously blogged about with the balloon exhibition?
    This room was the main room for us this weekend, where we sat ourselves down among the mismatch furniture and contemporary wall designs to enjoy a spot of tea.
  • Glade Room
    A woody earth room, filled with impressive branches and mystical forest vibes. The main attraction is the Vincent Dubourg wooden chandelier - an impressive ornament in itself.
  • Pod Loos
    Yeah you heard me right. Toilets literally shaped as pods or eggs. Designed by Noe Duchaufour-Lawrance & Mourad Mazouz. Not only are the toilets pretty cool, the but they speak/sing/chirp to you inside (god knows why eh?). The ceiling is pretty awesome, really bringing in the colours to the white pods.
The afternoon tea itself, was top notch. The menu changes regularly, so a completely different experience to when we ate in the Glade room last time. The sandwiches literally melted in your mouth - a spot of caviar on each one really did the trick. In particular, the crispy croque monsieur with pesto and mozzarella was pretty delightful. There was literally a sugar feast ahead, while we received hot scones, fruit tarlets, cheesecake cups and macaroons with bubble gum marshmallow. Literally more than just a feast on the eyes. The place also gave my God mother a lovely birthday treat - although by the time they brought it out we were completely overdosed on sugar. 

A genuinely interesting venue with a great alternative to the traditional afternoon tea.

No comments:

Post a Comment