Hey everyone, I’m sorry that I haven’t posted in a while I have been really busy at work these past few weeks. I’m also heading out to New Zealand next week for work but I have a few free days which I will definitely fill you in on. I also have a new laptop which makes blogging a lot easier now as my old one is useless and quite slow. Today’s blog post is a long overdue one as I actually went to Sketch at the beginning of October.
If you haven’t heard of Sketch then you probably aren’t into Instagram at all. I probably see it on my homepage at least once a day as everyone I follow tends to go there. It seems to be the go-to place at the moment apart from Élan of course which is also pretty big at the moment.
Sketch is a French restaurant in the heart of London very close to Oxford Circus & Piccadilly. It was my first time going so I was very excited but also a little nervous as sometimes when I go to fancier restaurants my anxiety can kick in. However, as soon as I got there I felt at ease as the staff were all so lovely and welcoming.
I had been wanting to go to Sketch for quite a long time as it has always looked so picturesque and a lot of fun. I actually decided that for my Mums birthday I would treat her to dinner here as it was on my bucket list of restaurants to visit but it also was a place you would most likely go to on a special occasion.
I knew even before I had booked it that I wanted to dine in the all pink room as it looked spectacular in photos. The Gallery is where the main dining room is however, there are a few others so make sure to check which one you are booking before you actually book it.
Like most high-end restaurants you get a 2-hour slot for your table before it needs to be handed back for the next customers. Also, something to be aware of is that certainly with Sketch & Hutong which I went to last year take your card details in case you cancel. For Sketch it was a £30 cancellation fee per person I can’t quite remember how much it was for Hutong but I’m pretty sure it’s a similar amount.
We both decided to go for a steak for our main course and got some sides to share as it was a cheaper way of doing things. For our sides, we got chips and macaroni cheese which was absolutely delicious. The steak was top quality as it melted in your mouth when you ate it. The steaks were £32 each and the sides were £6 each. I also got a mocktail which was around £10 and it was worth the price for the photos for the gram as well haha.
You could tell that the steak was high-quality as it melted in your mouth. The macaroni cheese was delicious as it had a really rich taste and a bit of truffle in it as well I think. I managed to eat it all because it was delicious but also because I knew that it was a lot of money so I didn’t want to waste any of it.
My mum really enjoyed her meal as well as she is a big meat eater so the steak went down well. We didn’t order a dessert as we were both full. However, as it was my Mum’s birthday our waiter very kindly organised for a small dessert to be brought over to our table. The amount of effort that went into it was obvious as it was presented so beautifully.
The decor of the place was my favourite as it was just so magnificent and wonderful. You really felt like you could be anywhere in the world. I knew that it was beautiful from the photos but seeing it in real life is so much better. I’m not really a girlie girl so pink isn’t one of my go to colours however, the way they have decorated the main room with different shades of pink made me love it a bit more!
Overall, the experience was amazing and we both really enjoyed it. I cannot wait to go back as it was a lot of fun and something I will remember for a long time. All of the staff were very attentive and really worked hard to add to the experience. I would definitely say try and go at least once as it is a lot of fun and somewhere I would now tell all my friends and family to go to.
It isn’t a cheap place but it’s also not a rip off either so I would say that if you don’t have a lot of money then it’s a place to go on a special occasion which makes the whole experience better in my opinion. I know that my mum will remember this birthday for a while as she really enjoyed it and is going to take her friends here one day too.