You know what my favorite thing is about living in Belgium? We’re so well located to explore the rest of Europe and the world, but we’re especially well located to go to Paris and (more importantly for me) London. One of my favorite cities in the world is a mere train ride away. Thank you Eurostar.
One of my besties gifted me a wonderful day of exploring London yesterday, so we hopped on the train in the morning, wandered around town and were back in our own beds when the night came.
We headed East, had some Fish & Chips in one of my favorite pubs and explored Dalston, and right before we had to head back home, we took the underground to the centre of London for some tea at Sketch. Now I’ve visited Sketch a couple of times before, but not since they renovated The Gallery (again) last year. The restaurant had an amazing makeover and now resembles a crazy pink cloud of fluff. The renovation revolves around the installation of artworks / cartoons by David Shrigley, but instead of creating just a boring old blank canvas, interior designer India Mahdavi created a pink canvas that is exhilarating and soothing at the same time.
I already thought it was perfect when I saw it online, but it’s really, really, really perfect when you’re standing in the massive space. My favorite aspects about the design are actually the rose gold details that compliment the room perfectly, from the table lamps to the bottoms of the chairs. Just amazing.
Sadly, we were too late to have afternoon tea in The Gallery yesterday, so we settled for The Parlour instead. Lovely, though not as nice and nearly ruined by an inattentive / bordering rude waitress (I hate it when that happens, and I do want to note that the rest of the staff was super friendly). I can’t wait to go back to properly dine here. Soon.
The Gallery at Sketch
Open for afternoon tea & dinner
9 Conduit Street
Last two pictures by me. All other pictures © Sketch / Scott & Co.