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Breakfast in the Parlour at London’s sketch

Call Me Katie - Breakfast in the Parlour at London's Sketch with poached eggs, sausages, tea, toast and more. Also great for brunch in London. - 01

sketch has been on my list of restaurants to visit for several years now (since before I moved to London, in fact!), so recently while I was lusting over photos of the restaurant on Instagram and telling Jeff how much I wanted to get around to going to sketch one day but the dinner menu was a bit pricey for us he said: Well, why don’t you just book breakfast?

Call Me Katie - Breakfast in the Parlour at London's Sketch with poached eggs, sausages, tea, toast and more. Also great for brunch in London. - 02

Jeff and I love breakfast foods, and lately we’ve been going out to breakfast / brunch every weekend instead of dinner dates. It started off as a nice way to spend time together, but then it sunk in that breakfast / brunch menus are a whole lot less expensive than dinner menus. Which means we got to go to nicer restaurants more often and it all still fit within our budget. Score!

Call Me Katie - Breakfast in the Parlour at London's Sketch with poached eggs, sausages, tea, toast and more. Also great for brunch in London. - 03

We made a booking for the Parlour, which offers an all day breakfast menu, and started out with a round of tea. We sat towards the back of the room where the tables are low and the chairs are cosy.

Call Me Katie - Breakfast in the Parlour at London's Sketch with poached eggs, sausages, tea, toast and more. Also great for brunch in London. - 04

If you’re not familiar with sketch, it’s a destination place for food, art and music conceived by French chef Pierre Gagnaire (who has an eponymous Michelin three-starred restaurant in Paris) and opened in 2002 by Mourad Mazouz.

Call Me Katie - Breakfast in the Parlour at London's Sketch with poached eggs, sausages, tea, toast and more. Also great for brunch in London. - 05

And sketch is, quite literally, a site to be seen. Everywhere you look there’s a view to take in – artworks on the walls, waiters in maid uniforms and Converse trainers, hopscotch on the floor…

Call Me Katie - Breakfast in the Parlour at London's Sketch with poached eggs, sausages, tea, toast and more. Also great for brunch in London. - 06

But at the tables, it’s really the little details that really add to the experience. How adorable is the cow milk jug?

Call Me Katie - Breakfast in the Parlour at London's Sketch with poached eggs, sausages, tea, toast and more. Also great for brunch in London. - 07

The tea came first, then our breakfasts. We ordered toast on the side (which was some of the best bread I’ve had in a while) but I didn’t snap a picture of that because I just wanted to eat it!

Call Me Katie - Breakfast in the Parlour at London's Sketch with poached eggs, sausages, tea, toast and more. Also great for brunch in London. - 08

I ordered the poached eggs with crab and celeriac remoulade and toasted brioche. While it was delicious, the portion was a bit smaller than I was hoping for so the side of toast was very necessary for me!

Call Me Katie - Breakfast in the Parlour at London's Sketch with poached eggs, sausages, tea, toast and more. Also great for brunch in London. - 09

Jeff went for the <<9 Conduit Street>> which offers poached eggs (he had his scrambled), tomato concasse, Cumberland sausage, black pudding, Portobello mushrooms and bacon powder. He said his meal was delicious and satisfying.

Call Me Katie - Breakfast in the Parlour at London's Sketch with poached eggs, sausages, tea, toast and more. Also great for brunch in London. - 10

Next time I visit sketch I’m hoping for afternoon tea in The Gallery, which has been transformed by David Shirgley, one of my favourite artists. Now I just have to get around to finding time to make that booking…

Much love, Katie xo

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