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Mayfair
0.4 miles from Piccadilly Circus
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The striking 'Gallery' has a smart look from India Mahdavi and artwork from David Shrigley. At dinner the room transmogrifies from art gallery to fashi...
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Comfortable restaurant; one of our most delightful places.
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with my best friend and my daughter for festive afternoon tea at £92 per head with a glass of pommery brut. I was happy to pay this price on the notion that its Christmas and I wanted to treat myself. Sadly the "Festive"...afternoon tea was an anti climax and did not come close to matching its pretty surroundings. The only meager attempt at something remotely festive themed was the chocolate log, which was a cake slice rather than a mini log. I wish I'd book another tea that had pastries decorated to my expected festive standard. Not one snowflake, Christmas tree, gingerbread man or glitter in sight. There are much better themed afternoon teas and gutted Sketch did not meet the festive brief. I'm left feeling a bit ripped off and that I actually paid for a visit to egg toilets and a dance from a ballerina. If you're not a foodie, absolutely come here for the atmosphere. If you love food, this isn't the place for you.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed December 8, 2020 via mobile

Lovely lunch spent at sketch! Emilee the waitress was absolutely fantastic! Super caring and helpful! We was so happy we was allowed to bring our small dog! The decor and the ambiance was excellent! Cocktails were perfect! Cannot wait to come back!!!

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed November 15, 2020 via mobile

I was not sure if the experience would live up to the hype since it’s a big hit with the Instagram influencers - but it dose live up to its reputation I was impressed with their COVID safety measures and had my temperature taken on...arrival. I love how they combine modern elements like the Shrigley prints, space egg toilets and their imaginative take on afternoon tea, with classic silver service and live classical music. The menu is very creative and truly magical. Every dish was truly perfect.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed November 11, 2020

Whenever I go to London this is a classic luncheon stop for us. They have good service and lovely food. The atmosphere was good and couldn't be enhanced. Also the knowledge of the wine list and food was excellent. I will see you soon hopefully.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed October 31, 2020 via mobile

We came yesterday without reservation and only had to wait less than 10 mins and they gave us a table at the Gallery. Service was good and the covid protocols all in place. We only had drinks, mocktails and desserts which were nice. Expensive

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 27, 2020 via mobile

We recently visited Sketch Gallery for my birthday meal and every part of our evening was exceptional. We were greeted at the door by very friendly staff who showed us to our table. We had an amazing time, the food and service was impeccable and...we cannot fault it at all. Our food was brought out hot and delicious and i wish i remembered our waiters name because he was very attentive and professional, talked us through the menu and wine list. Dessert was accompanied with a birthday message. Overall very impressed and will defo recommended for a special meal. Expensive BUT for what you get the price is reasonable. First time ive ever tried frogs legs and they were AMAZING! All food was presented amazing and tasted even better!!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed October 25, 2020

I visited Sketch on Thursday afternoon and I would like to use this platform to say that the entire experience was exceptional. I’d planned this visit as a surprise early Christmas present for my mother, and we both left completely blown away with how good...it all was. I really wish I could remember our Waiter’s name because he was outstanding and I would really like to thank him once again. If you are planning a visit, do listen to their suggestions, as they really know what they’re talking about. Both the British sparking wine and Ceylon Rose tea that he recommended to us were divine. His service was fast, friendly, and attentive - he also very politely answered all of our questions and laughed at our stupid jokes. My thanks also extends to all of the front of house staff that obviously work hard to make the afternoon tea experience so special. The dedication of the staff is very much reflected in the quality of the food; the egg and soldiers, sandwiches, cakes and scones are all out of this world. Our waiter very kindly informed us at the end that it’s very rare a table manages to eat everything - but we found it impossible to stop eating as everything was so good! I would say definitely skip breakfast and arrive hungry! As for the decor, what’s on Instagram is also what you get in reality. The string trio, the millennial pink parlour, artwork and egg toilets are all beautiful. We loved it all. I can’t understand why anyone would negatively review this place, it was the highlight of our trip and I would go every week if I could. I can’t say I frequent many afternoon teas, but this must be one of the best. Thank you Sketch, you were a real treat.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 25, 2020 via mobile

Our second visit to Sketch Gallery and the team delivered a flawless service with stunning dishes that left one of our guests speechless. Would suggest the oysters with frozen banana. Can’t wait to go back.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 24, 2020 via mobile

Came for Afternoon Tea. Service was friendly and majority of food was good. Decor is quirky and lovely. Especially the instagrammable egg restroom. Had lovely live string trio playing which made the atmosphere nice. Good selection of tunes played. The downsides: Service was a little...slow. Waiters not very attentive and we had actually finished everything including desserts before the scones came. Normally expect scones to be served once sandwiches have finished. Talking about scones - expected warm scones but they were cold. Not very light, quite stodgy. This was a bit of a let down. Overall, had better afternoon tea's elsewhere (to name a couple.. Fortnums and Claridges). I guess you would visit more for the quirky setting and decor but once been probably wouldn't return again for afternoon tea in particular.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 16, 2020

I had a gift voucher given to me for my birthday, so we went for afternoon tea. We were given a very warm welcome, and shown to our fable, in the corner, with an excellent view of the entire restaurant. We opted for the rose...champagne afternoon tea. The food was excellent, imaginatively & well presented. The choice was excellent, and there was so much food! We couldn’t manage the last course of Victoria sponge, so were given a beautiful doggy back! I noticed most of the diners were having take aways as there was so much to eat. A really excellent afternoon tea, in a stunning environment. What made our afternoon so special, was the outstanding customer service we received from our server, Marjorie. She was exceptionally friendly, knowledgable & efficient, giving a flawless service of faultless standards. I have worked in the service industry all my life, serving royalty, politicians, celebrities etc, so know the importance of good service. Marjorie was above & beyond. I was amazed to learn she had only worked here for 2 weeks. She is a credit to the establishment. Check out the toilets! Amazing! It’s like one is on a movie set, of Aliens or Cocoon. Incredibly quirky. Quite expensive, but worth the cost for such a wonderful afternoon. Do yourself a favour, and treat yourselfMore

Date of visit: October 2020
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Response from John T | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, Just go on-line and look at the different menu offerings. One thing is for sure the food was great and if in any doubt just ask the waiter. The staff were amazing when we went there in June during lock down
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Lauren B
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I would recommend to book a table also for drinks because the place can be very busy at night, especially at weekends. You can try walk in if you don't mind going to another place if the place is too busy.
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Response from Anabon | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea about their breakfast but, I would book the pink room. It’s just more unique. Enjoy
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