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sketch - Gallery - Afternoon Tea

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

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

very pleasant experience, staff was very good.

Robert Brunet 20 March 2017
from laval, quebec, canada

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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

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Customer reviews for sketch - Gallery - Afternoon Tea

4.3 (((() (based on 340 reviews)
89% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • al fresco (9)
  • ((((( 25 April 2017 by Regina Wu from Shanghai

    Everything was excellent there, the food, the service and the ambiance.

  • ((((* 20 April 2017 by Sue Taylor from London

    Really fun and quirky venue . Staff lovely but pink cavier man the best :)
    Great afternoon tea selection which was stylish and tasty. Sketches were brilliant as well as the toilet theme . Well done for making my daughters birthday an extra special occasion.

  • ((((* 9 April 2017 by Michelle Corcoran from Ireland

    Enjoyed the overall experience a real treat ?

  • ((((* 3 April 2017 by Sundeep Varma from London

    Enjoyable dining experience. Lovely venue and staff. Tea was mind blowing.

  • ((((( 20 March 2017 by Robert Brunet from laval, quebec, canada

    very pleasant experience, staff was very good.

  • ((((* 12 March 2017 by Justine Archman from Bath

    Good quality sandwiches on fresh bread. Scones light and delicious. The rose champagne not the best quality though, need a better blend that would still remain the same price. This would be easy to do. Service was excellent.

  • (((** 8 March 2017 by Hyun woo Sohn from London

    Interior was quite fashionable and trendy but food was not very good and service was terrible for expensive price. I was alone and I got a table in the corner. So every person pass by me touched and kicked the table and chair. It was really annoying. I think that they should reduce the number of table because there are too many table for the space they have. And I feel like clerks at reception were rude to me. I am Asian young woman and I feel like they treat me with racial discrimination.

  • ((((( 23 February 2017 by Joanne Wood from Southampton

    It was just how described in the brief . A lovely warm and welcoming experience. Food was lovely and you can have as much as you like. Excellant!

  • ((((( 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.

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