Champagne afternoon tea with Kirsty within the David Shrigley room is an experience within itself. Turner prize nominated and Fourth Plinth commissioned, David Shrigley has transformed the Gallery at Sketch into a pink art deco haven. The walls are an exhibition of satirical original drawings, creating a humourous backdrop for quaint delicious finger sandwiches, and sketch pastries, served on Shrigley ceramic tableware ( available to buy).
This is Sketch, so is nothing is bland or run of the mill. There are the afternoon tea classics such as cucumber and ricotta, and salmon and cream, but the beauty is in the presentation. A nice touch is that the menu caters to different tastes with substitutions for nut free, vegan, dairy free and Halal. My favourite part about afternoon tea is that is more than o.k. to fill up on desserts; blueberry éclairs, gingerbread macaroons and clementine cheesecakes were there to be enjoyed. You need to be prepared for the moreish fresh scones served warm, with clotted cream and homemade fig and strawberry jam.
I have been to Sketch a few times, and I love how it is just one of those places in London that is a wonderium emporium of treasures and oddities, that come together in a luxe setting. which you really have to see for yourself.
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