A friend and I decided to treat ourselves to brunch at Sketch. Having been a few years back, I had sung its praises to all my friends, family and colleagues so thought it was about time to revisit. Sketch is situated on Conduit Street, just off Regent Street, in an unassuming building amidst the glamorous Mayfair boutiques. Breakfast, Lunch and Late Afternoon menus are served in The Glade.
Step through the velvet curtains and be transported into a magical land, as though living the real life version of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. As you are seated, take in the surroundings of an enchanted forest depicted in decoupage. Every inch of the room has been beautifully envisaged by a small selection of talented artists; from the appealing carpet giving the illusion of grassy green tufts, to the luxurious velvet and hand painted upholstery. Cleverly lit walls represent light streaming down through a dense wooded forest and mirrors bounce light around the room, as though different surfaces in the forest are reflecting and glimmering in the sunlight.
The unique colour scheme of green, violet and cobalt blue gives this room a whimsical feel and on your mirrored glass table top you will even find that the ultra violet flowers coordinate.
To eat I chose a main dish from the beautifully illustrated lunchtime menu and also treated myself to a daytime cocktail, which came to £30-£40. Although quite pricey for a daytime dinner, it was well worth it as the dish was creative and rich in flavour.
I’ve often found that Instagram-able settings can mean a lack in quality elsewhere; Sketch is a definite exception to this. Sketch is the whole package; excellent service, individual surroundings and absolutely delicious food. Every room you step into will excite your imagination, from the corridor with the self-playing piano to the unique experience of going to the loo in an egg pod!
I will definitely be back to taste the afternoon tea in the now famous “pink restaurant”, The Gallery.