Review: Afternoon Tea at Sketch


Afternoon tea is a must when coming to the UK but enjoying an afternoon tea in a very cool and very instagrammable place is a must when coming to London! And Sketch is just the perfect place! Already by taking a sneak peek on their social media (like their Twitter or Instagram) you kind of perceive it’s a very special place. But, as soon as you step into the place you’ll have the proof that for the next couple of hours you’ll feel like Alice in Wonderland.

Let’s start from the location itself. Sketch is based in Mayfair, 3 min walk from Oxford Circus Station so right in the heart of London. You’ll be booked in one of the different rooms Sketch has based on what you’re going there for. Afternoon tea is served in the Gallery which is very pink and lovely and….very very pink!

The lovely and very pink tea room

The lovely and very pink tea room

While if you’d like to go for brunch or breakfast you’ll be sitting in the Glade. So yes, you definitely have to book a spot in advance through their website.

Another room you can’t miss seeing is the bathroom (I know it could sound weird but..)! Literally the coolest bathroom ever! the room is totally white and toilets are in this egg-shaped small rooms.

Could not avoid taking a mirror selfie in the coolest bathroom ever!

Could not avoid taking a mirror selfie in the coolest bathroom ever!

Plus, as the cherry on top, the ceiling is a game of bright colours and give to the room that 80’s feeling.

Talking about the main part: teas! They do have a large variety of teas and if you’re not sure on what to choose the waiters are very polite and helpful!

Afternoon Tea at Sketch -

Moving to the food topic… Be prepared to exit from the place with a sugary mouth, your stomach full of goodies and a happy soul! You can choose between the basic afternoon tea menu or other special ones such as the champagne afternoon tea. We opted for 2 classic one but mine (of course) was gluten & lactose-free and here’s what we’ve got:

As entreè a plait with caviar and quail egg plus, on mine there was a salty mousse while on my sister’s there was an aubergine savoury pie.


The gluten-free and lactose-free entree option

Then, the main characters arrived, sandwiches, pastries, scones, a small cheesecake for my sister and a lemon mousse for me. We really would have never thought we could be that full when, after we finally managed to eat everything, we discovered that on the menu there was a piece of cake included as well!


Table situation when all the pastries and sandwiches arrived!

My gluten and lactose-free platter


My gluten and lactose free scone

We really would have never thought we could be that full when, after we finally managed to eat everything, we discovered that on the menu there was a piece of cake included as well!

As you can notice from the pictures all the decorations and table wares are very accurately chosen and even the most detailed things match the environment!

Now, the hard part…price. The classic afternoon tea is £58 per person. Okay well, it’s definitely not the cheapest afternoon tea but honestly, it’s worth the whole experience. Also, for what you pay you really taste delicious food and at massive portions!

It might not be your go-to afternoon tea but if you’re planning to celebrate a special occasion sketch is just the perfect place!


Have you ever went for an afternoon tea in London? How did you find it? I’d love to hear from you! 

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  • Reply Lorelle

    I love High Tea Lisa, and this looks great….even the bathroom!! Lol… 😉
    I recently did a post on a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory themed High Tea which was in Mayfair as well. Not sure if you read it but you can check it out on my blog.

    10/10/2017 at 9:41
    • Reply Lisa // Fromdreamtoplan

      It’s definitely an awesome place! Oh yours sounds fun as well! I’ll check out the post! Thank you for stopping by Lorelle 🙂

      11/10/2017 at 16:55
  • Reply Lucrezia Oddone

    I’ve been there once and absolutely loved it there! The place, the food, the atmosphere where great. It was also my first time experiencing high tea in London. Definitely going back when I get the chance!

    10/10/2017 at 10:15
  • Reply Linda Hobden

    Wow … those toilets are amazing! 😜 Will need to check the place out!

    11/10/2017 at 15:20
    • Reply Lisa // Fromdreamtoplan

      They definitely are! And I absolutely recommend! Thanks for stopping by Linda! 🙂

      11/10/2017 at 16:50
    • Reply Jess

      I would love to hear your take Linda…this is too fun and funky to miss I feel!

      11/10/2017 at 21:44
  • Reply Jess

    I remember my grandmother taking me to high noon tea when we visited in the nineties. But this is not my grandmother’s tea room! I will have to return just to spectate the wonder of sketch!!!

    11/10/2017 at 21:43
  • Reply Michelle Barber

    This looks amazing – makes me want to visit home again soon! Afternoon tea is the best and this place looks like the perfect place to try!

    12/10/2017 at 4:57
  • Reply Tanya

    So pretty. And the bathroom is even cool. Looks like a great place to go with your sister!

    12/10/2017 at 18:27
  • Reply Serena - Sognando Viaggi

    It looks amazing, I liked your post so much!

    13/10/2017 at 11:26
  • Reply Karina

    This looks so beautiful! And the photos are absolutely stunning! X

    17/10/2017 at 23:21
  • Reply Laila

    Sketch is such a groovy place. Think I might take my mum there for her birthday, sounds lush.

    11/11/2017 at 14:31
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