10 April 2016

Eat Me. Sketch, Mayfair London

It has taken me 20 months of living in London to make it to Sketch. To be honest, that is probably 20 months too long. Possibly the most famous dining institution in London, Sketch is simply not to be missed. The interior, food, service and general atmosphere is next level.

Entering the foyer felt like I'd fallen down Alice's rabbit hole; quirky fixtures, bold artwork and a hopscotch greeted me.

A little further inside you'll find The Parlour which has a cool, casual, old-world vibe. Then, keep exploring and you'll come across the magical Glade, the main bar. It has a fantastical appearance and an impressive cocktail list. The two combine for a great drinks experience.

After a little tipple it was time for the main event - dinner in The Gallery. Even if you've never heard of Sketch, surely you would have seen images of this incredible pink room. It's like fairy floss exploded in here. But chic fairy floss mind you. Think luxe pink booth seating, golden trims, high ceilings and uniformed waiters. It's a wow experience.

The menu presents a delightful array of dishes with plenty of seafood features much to my delight. We chose the lobster bisque with black rice for entree which was delectably good. Luscious and creamy but not too rich.

For main I had Sketch's take on fish and chips. Think crumbed, flaky fish, served with deep fried sticks of mashed potato, apple and coleslaw. It's probably not the most attractive dish but it was very tasty.

Finally we finished with the malabar for dessert. An interesting concoction that's delicate and light. It has a lemony marshmallow base that's dotted with explosive popping candy and topped with bubblegum ice cream. The perfect way to finish a meal.

If you feel like lashing out then treat yourself to a set of exclusive Sketch crockery. It really is much cooler than your traditional white set but it's exxy I'm not going to lie...

It was a fantastical dining experience that I so enjoyed. I guarantee if you go once, you'll want to go back again and again. And a word to the wise, make sure you visit the bathroom. Don't ask questions, just do it.

Where: 9 Conduit Street, London W1S 2XG
Phone: 020 7659 4500
Bookings: Essential

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Photos by Krissie.