Sketch is a bit of a London celebrity. It’s unique, colourful and playful décor is a sight to behold. After seeing hundreds of amazing pictures of its bathroom on instagram (that’s right – its bathroom), Jen and I decided it was a must-see during my trip.
Sketch has received wonderful ratings all around from Urbanspoon, Google, and Trip Advisor, which isn’t surprising as the menu was designed by Michelin-starred chef Pierre Gagnaire. It’s interior is a visual feast for the eyes. Designed by Martin Creed, Turner Prize-winner interior designer, the restaurant gallery’s floor is comprised of 96 different types of marble.
The cocktail lounge is decorated with a miss-mash of comfortable chairs with deliberately worn fabrics and multicoloured walls. Appetizers are served on mismatched bone china and cocktails are beautifully displayed in chunky goblets, coloured champagne flutes and engraved tumblers.
The dining room was dreamy. Everything was coloured a pale shell pink – velvet shell-shaped chairs, blush pink walls covered in funky framed drawings and the room boasted a domed, windowed ceiling with each window painted black. Probably the best part of this room was the soft, golden lighting that made everyone look their best.
The pièce de résistance was the bathroom! This room featured a series of egg-shaped stalls which house the toilets. Each egg was topped with a stuffed goose. The centre of the room was a giant goose nest! Wow – the human imagination is a wonderful thing!
Unfortunately, we were running late for the Alexander McQueen exhibit at the V&A Museum, so we only had enough time for a cocktail and some caramel macarons which were given to us by the kind gents sitting next to us. Pays to be a lady! So, I apologize for the lack of an actual food review, but as noted, this restaurant is very highly rated.
Here are some pics from this gorgeous, whimsical restaurant. I highly recommend a visit next time you are in London!
If you love cocktails with interesting and unique flavours and you are in touch with your inner foodie, a trip to Sketch is in order! Check it out!