From now on, afternoon tea should always be served in a dusty pink room with cartoon-lined walls and velvet seating. The David Shrigley gallery at Sketch on Conduit Street offers an afternoon tea that has raised the bar!
Priced at £39 (or £51/60, depending on which glass of champagne you choose) this is perfect for a spacial occasion with the girls. Like something out of a Wes Anderson movie, the powder pink velvet room contrasted with David Shrigley sketches on the walls made this a unique backdrop for such a classic event.
The afternoon tea boasts a towering assortments of sketch sweet pastries, dainty macaroons and delicious savouries offering true afternoon tea innovation. There is even a vegan menu to delight, which is something you rarely see so we opted for this. We thoroughly enjoyed our vegan selection, served Sketch style of course!
Priced the same as the original tea, this menu boasted assorted finger sandwiches: cucumber, lemon margarine on oatmeal bread; Swedish bread, fennel, baby spinach and basil oil; sketchup, tomato, lettuce, red onions and blueberry chutney on white bread; white cabbage, chives, lemon margarine on a white bread. This was follwed byb vegan sultana scones and fig and strawberry jam.
The selection of vegan sweets made it feel like at no point you were missing out on the original afternoon tea, with treats such as: red fruit tart; pate de fruit; chocolate tartlet; fresh fruit skewer; pomme d’amour lollipop; sketch chocolate bar; blackcurrant meringue; dark chocolate, figs and raisins and fresh coconut pannacotta with fresh raspberries – divine.
Of course this was all accompanied by a large selection of teas – we opted for the whole rosebud tea which was subtly sweet and floral.
One thing that is not to be missed, is the toilets. We know that sounds pretty random but you aren’t going to see ones like this everyday. Let’s say no more and leave you to have the surprise when you visit…