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sketch - Gallery - Afternoon Tea

9 Conduit Street, London, W1S 2XG +44 2081281559

(((() Afternoon Tea
Main course: £10
Food spend: £34
Opening hours
Monday - Sunday: 12:30 - 16:30

A treat for my 7 year old granddaughter, we had a fabulous time. The staff were amazing, food was great, as many sandwiches and treats as you required. A special menu for children including "fill your own choux buns" my granddaughter loved it.

Chiell Barnes 17 February 2017
from Swanscombe

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A gastronomic haven just off Oxford Street, sketch Gallery is the little sister of 2 Michelin-starred sketch Lecture Room. When enjoying the celebrated sketch afternoon tea at weekends, guests will reside within this spectacularly eclectic dining room. Weekday afternoon tea can be booked at the enchanting sketch Glade.

Bursting with a myriad of elegant rainbow colours, an exquisite selection of sketch afternoon tea pastries features old-fashioned pistachio macarons, coffee éclairs and juicy strawberry and almond tarts.

Presented with an innovative artistic flourish, dainty finger sandwiches feature indulgent caviar and decadent quail’s egg or light ricotta, cucumber and asparagus. Light scones are served up at sketch afternoon tea in London, accompanied by zingy citrus marmalade, fresh raspberry jam and pillowy malabar marshmallows.

Blending modern art and supreme culinary expertise, the sketch Gallery dining room features pieces from acclaimed artist, David Shrigley. Oxford Circus Tube Station is 4 minutes’ walk away.

sketch - Gallery - Afternoon Tea

9 Conduit Street, London, W1S 2XG

Contact +44 2076594500
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4.3 (((() (based on 332 reviews)
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  • ((((( 17 February 2017 by Chiell Barnes from Swanscombe

    A treat for my 7 year old granddaughter, we had a fabulous time. The staff were amazing, food was great, as many sandwiches and treats as you required. A special menu for children including "fill your own choux buns" my granddaughter loved it.

  • ((*** 7 February 2017 by Aleesha from Reading

    The food here was very good, and the venue was beautiful. I've been to many afternoon teas in London and all over the UK, and my only criticism of the afternoon tea at Sketch was that we felt very rushed. There was always somebody standing over us, urging us to decide on which menu we would like (even though we had been there for no longer than five minutes). Before we had even finished our sandwiches, we were already being asked if we would like any more. I appreciate swift and efficient service, but this was a step too far and we almost felt like we were on a conveyor belt, and they were just eager to get us in and out.

    I had ordered the English breakfast tea, which I take with milk and sugar, and each time I managed a few sips, someone would automatically refill the tea without asking me - which meant I had watery tea with not enough sugar or milk. This continued to happen even though I expressly asked the staff to stop refilling my tea. The fact they continued to refill my cup with cold tea was also a problem for me. It sounds like a small thing but when they serve tea day in and day out they should know not to refill a cup after every sip, but also to check the temperature of the tea inside.

    We were also asked several times by the same two servers whether we had finished - surely my first answer of 'no' five minutes before would have been a clear indication that we were not finished.

    I felt that we were also pushed to not only ask for the bill but pay it almost immediately (no wait for a card machine in this place!).

    I did not come away feeling like I had enjoyed the experience, and it was only because of my guest that I did not dispute the service charge of £11, when the service had been nothing but overbearing and unnecessary to a degree. Unfortunately, the experience of catching up with a busy friend was dampened. I do not think we will return to Sketch, and I can honestly say I do not recommend it if you're looking for a relaxed, enjoyable atmosphere.

  • ((((( 24 January 2017 by Suzanne from London

    Quirky and glamourise setting with delicious scones and sandwiches and v pretty cakes

  • ((((* 17 January 2017 by Monique Schreiber from Cape Town

    My sister and I loved the setting - it was exquisite!

    Our only complaints would be the pricing - we didn't think it was worth that amount of money. Also, the lighting was quite dark. If it was a touch lighter it would have been perfect! But other than that we were spoilt with delicious treats and beautiful teas.

    Thank you!

  • ((((( 11 January 2017 by Taylour Evans from Watford

    The sketch had a beautiful layout and the service was outstanding!
    Although one fault, we couldn't finish all of our cakes so we asked if they could be boxed up. Only to realise when we got home that half of the food wasn't in there! That was rather disappointing. Other than that I would highly recommend. Me and my mum had a fabulous afternoon!

  • (((** 20 December 2016 by Yuanxin Feng from Glasgow

    The price of afternoon tea is too expensive(71 pounds per person),but the taste is just so so

  • ((((( 12 December 2016 by Erica Stephen from Aberdeen

    My husband and i booked afternoon tea at Sketch as part of our weekend break in London. We couldnt fault it, the services was 5star and the atmosphere was great. It was topped off with a fantastic choir signing Christmas songs, we loved it!

  • ((((* 10 December 2016 by Siga from Zurich

    Extravagant and pricey, a special place, excellent service, but the selection of food didn't justify the price.

  • ((((( 5 December 2016 by Brian Jennins from sketch london

    Great but could not understand staff. A printed menu would help

  • (((** 29 November 2016 by Inderpreet Thind from London

    Although the room was beautiful and the food amazing through the experience we felt very rushed. Without even asking they would top up your tea for you and at times one server would top you up, you would to 2 sips of tea and then another server would just top you up. We were not offered any refills and as soon as the plates were cleared we weren't asked if there was anything else we would like we were just presented with the bill.
    I expect better from an establishment like this.

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