London Brunchin: Sketch

I’m sure a lot of you know that I’ve been living in London for the last couple of months. It’s an amazing city and I just fancied a change of scenery.

Despite being in college longer than I was in secondary school ( I studied English and History of Art at UCD, Law at DIT and Journalism at DCU) I never did a J1 and I never got to do the whole Australia thing.

I felt like I’d missed out on a life experience and so I took the opportunity to live and work in a different city for a while. Because why not? Life is too short and I’d recommend that you grasp every opportunity that comes your way with both hands.

Having been here since September 17 one of my ambitions was to visit as many of the London food hotspots as possible and Sketch was top of my list. However, I left it too last minute on many occasions to get a table and only just recently had the opportunity to go – given I had made a reservation in advance that is!

To give you a bit of background on Sketch, they idea was conceived by French master chef Pierre Gagnaire and restaurateur Mourad Mazouz and since opening in 2002 has attracted unprecedented media reaction for its myriad food, drink and entertainment styles.

Gagnaire’s culinary genius has inspired the menus throughout. His eponymous Michelin three-starred Paris restaurant has a distinctive menu style which Gagnaire adapted for Sketch.

One of my old friends Jamie, who I went to UCD with back in 2005, was in town and I thought it was the perfect opportunity to go!

I feel like this review won’t even do Sketch any justice because it’s an experience in itself to just walk around the various areas of the restaurant!

We had a reservation in the Parlour for brunch but Sketch is also famous for its afternoon tea which is hosted in this fantabulous space… swoon!

The Parlour however is equally as aesthetically pleasing…

And don’t even get me started on the bathrooms!!!!

Every single space in Sketch is uber Instagrammable and the millennial epigram of ‘did it for the gram’ has never been more appropriate.

Anyways back to brunch… you’ll find the menu in full online here.

I ordered parmeson and mushroom scrambled eggs with avocado and sketchup (which is their own version of a tomato ketchup/relish) and a side of bacon. It might look basic but twas delicious trust me!

Jamie, unlike me, is not on a diet and was able to taste some of the mouthwatering ‘Homemade Patisseries’ on the menu.

This is the mini banana fudge cake…drool.

And this is the Yorkshire Rhubarb Tart.

From the decor to the ambience to the flurry of flavours, visiting Sketch most definitely didn’t disappoint. I feel like I need to go back already because the afternoon tea looks TO DIE!

I pulled this image from the website btw…

All in all I’d highly recommend a visit if you’re living in London or anticipating a trip sometime soon! You’ll most definitely need to make a reservation to avoid disappointment though.

To make a reservation phone +44 (0) 20 7659 4500 or you can make a reservation online here.

I’m hoping to bring you more London food hotspot recommendations soon so stay tuned!

Peaches x