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|Address:||9 Conduit Street, London W1S 2XG|
|Tel:||020 7768 0284|
|Price: £21.00||Wine: £25.00||Champagne: £59.00|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Sat 8am-2am (Sat 10am- ) Sun 10am-12M|
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I arrived for an informal business meeting at Sketch Parlour which has been on my list of afternoon tea venues to try for a while and I was indeed glad I did. The Parlour paints a picture of what it would have been like for 18th century ladies of leisure to partake their ritual of afternoon tea in public – except with an added injection of chintz and cool (if the two can ever go together).
The cakes on offer – presented by the bar – are beautiful enough just to stare at let alone eat and are as you'd expect from Gagnaire's daring kitchen, blending whacky ingredients which work amazingly. the Green Eclair – with green tea, white chocolate and passionfruit coulis is divine and went beautifully with a well made pot of perfumed earl grey tea. This is afternoon tea at its best and the best bit is you don't pay through the roof for it at under £10pp.
Think …Willy Wonka's chocolate factory for adults and you'll love it, take it too seriously and you'll still love it as it retains substance with style. Great place for catch ups, winding down after a day of shopping and business meetings with an added wow. Will definitely be going back to see the night time ambience.