The pink parlour at sketch has featured in many an Instagram feed and (unlike many things in life) it doesn't disappoint in reality. A mix of super girly with it's marshmallow soft chairs, Instagram-filter like lighting and irreverent British eccentricity with David Shrigley art on the walls (some less suitable for my child-like mind) and quirky crockery. The sketch Christmas afternoon tea is the perfect Christmas present to yourself and a haven away from the trials of a pre-Christmas or post-Christmas West End - its available until 31st December after which the usual afternoon tea offering will be back. My blogger pals and I had a fun, sugar-fuelled, pink-tinged few hours here at the weekend and I had to sneak a blog post in before the inevitable January diets start...
|The menu - the buche de Noel is really the only Christmassy addition to the traditional afternoon tea. Fine by me as Christmas sandwiches and mince pies aren't really my thing!|
|David Shrigley line drawings adorn the walls. I was drawn to one of these in particular.|
|The teacup knows best. There's a huge selection of teas which were replenished regularly - and we had the chance to switch between the ones on offer. I stuck to the Japan Sencha as I love a stronger, cleaner tasting tea with sweet treats.|
|Sugar. It's not ok.|
|The buche de Noels came on a separate trolley in a choice of raspberry and lemon or chocolate, coconut and praline. I opted for the latter which was delicious.|
|The tearoom - can I just come and live here, please?|
|A visit to Sketch isn't complete without a trip to the loos. And a photo of the loos.|