As you have probably noticed from my Instagram ( @sophbutterfield ) I had the experience of eating at Sketch this week, and an experience it was. I first heard of sketch when one of my favourite bloggers, Kristina Bazan (@kristina_bazan) of Kayture, Snap- chatted her outing saying, "everyone has told us we have to eat at sketch!" The restaurant was on everyones red stained lips this past London Fashion week, quickly becoming ones of London's most Instagramed eateries. The Gallery room, where I dined, is a room a wonder; from the art by British artist David Shirgley to the pink champagne cart.
I am no food blogger, I do not have the patience to take tons photos before I eat my meal for that, however I can not help but to get in on the discussion of this fabulous restaurant. Sketch is a multi-story building that holds a collection of restaurants and bars. From high tea to Michelin Stars this place seems to have everything a foodie could want. One of the hardest parts is deciding which room to dine in, for me though the choice was simple; the all pink and all trendy, Gallery. My mum has been in town and for her last night in London we wanted to do something special. I had heard about sketch from ever it-girl celeb I follow, including Taylor Swift and Kendal Jenner, so I thought that getting in would be a challenge. Luckily though it was a Wednesday evening and they have an all simple online booking system (if I can book on line I am %100 more likely to go to that place) and I had a table for after work -- I didn't have time to go home and change so I had to indulge in my employee discount to pick up something for the night.
Walking into the building is like walking to into wonderland. The playful lights and and furniture make you feel like you have entered another world. By peeking through black curtains you are able to get a look into each room of the fortress, each a different story in their own. When I walked in The Gallery I was instantly hit by the pink, pink couches, walls, lights, and everyone drinking pink champagne, even a table of serious manly looking business men. Art also covered the walls. Hundreds of drawings, all using only black line and writing, each telling their own playful story.
The truly amazing thing about the Gallery Room at Sketch is that it manages to be all things; artistic, playful, witty, adorable, with out compromising on sophistication or by any means quality of food. I had the Gorgonzola Risotto, a basket of bread with a smiling butter, and the prettiest cocktail I have ever had -- pink of course. I can only describe my desert as fun to eat. The Malabar is described as; Vanilla Bourbon Cream, lemon <<Wurtz>>, malabar ice cream, marshmallows -- difficult to picture for any non-fodie like myself. But when our wonderful waiter described the creation it was impossible to say no. In order to truly appreciate the dish you had to get every section, the sweet bubble gum, the lemon, and the 'pop-rocks" in one bite. This is what made eating it so fun; tasting each layer of flavour and it literally exploding in your mouth.
Lastly, I could do a complete blog post and make an entire Instagram account for the toilets alone. Once you have been in the restaurant you know that the toilets are going to be good but nothing prepared me for the egg shaped pods that were above the round bar, how could I expect anything less than the toilets basically having their own bar. They are a experience of their own and there is nothing quite like them, so if the food at atmosphere doesn't entice you enough at lest go to take a wee and some selfies.
Because, again, I am no food blogger here is the link to the wonderful video about the Sketch Gallery Room https://vimeo.com/101910515