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sketch Lecture Room and Library

#86 of 17,568 Restaurants in London
#92 of 18,492 Places to Eat in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
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Mayfair
French, Contemporary
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9 Conduit Street, London W1S 2XJ, England
+44 20 7659 4500
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Description: 2 Michelin star-awarded Sketch offers a breathtaking gastronomic...
2 Michelin star-awarded Sketch offers a breathtaking gastronomic experience in the exclusive neighbourhood of Mayfair. The unique restaurant stretches over 4 spaces, covering everything from tea and pastries to French and European haute cuisine. The Lecture Room & Library is a sophisticated and exclusive dining area, awarded its first Michelin Star in 2005, along with 5 AA Rosettes. The tasting and a la carte menus are designed by the 3 Michelin-starred French master chef Pierre Gagnaire, while the acclaimed wine list was awarded 'Best Award for Excellence' by the Wine Spectator and AA Guide's Best UK Wine List.' There is a smart dress code and gentlemen are required to wear jackets The Gallery is a stylish and vibrant gastro-brasserie with 3 AA Rosettes. Surrounded by ever-changing site specific video exhibitions by emerging artists and designers, The Gallery also features hand painted Julie Verhoeven chairs. The magical ambience of The Glade's Swarovski encrusted and sunset-strewn woodland bar provides the perfect lounge setting. Elegant Louis XV seating features in the quirky and eccentric patisserie, restaurant and bar of The Parlour. Experience breakfast, comfort food and afternoon tea until the last drink before home.
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  • 81
    Very good
  • 23
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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Not to be missed

Beautiful building, fantastic ambiance. exquisite food. Attentive and friendly service. Worth trying the set price lunch which is beautifully balanced. Expensive - but it delivers! Will be returning.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Beautiful building, fantastic ambiance. exquisite food. Attentive and friendly service. Worth trying the set price lunch which is beautifully balanced. Expensive - but it delivers! Will be returning.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We had a wonderful evening eating here a couple of weeks ago. As you are led up the stairs it's pure theatre, with the colour and bustle of all the other venues within the Sketch venue, but once the doors are thrown open into the Lecture Room and Library you are greeted by a calm, elegant restaurant. We chose the... More 

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Loughton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

As you arrive you are treated to the most fascinating set of surprises. The entrance hall is a mix of very modern art and night club, with a set of roped off stairs adding to the intrigue. As you are taken up these stairs by the host, the doors to the dining room are opened to reveal a classic and... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

sketch is definitely an experience for the senses. We went for work and it was the most decadent experience I have ever been through. Each room was immaculately decorated with an eclectic mix of art, installments and decor, the service was perfect and it definitely gave me many talking points going forward. I will definitely recommend this place to anyone... More 

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sketchmayfair, sketch Operations Manager at sketch Lecture Room and Library, responded to this review

Dear TravelAddict30, Thank you very much for taking the time to offer your feedback through Trip Advisor. Your fantastic feedback was welcomed by all of the Lecture Room staff and it was our pleasure to welcome you to sketch for a decadent lunch! I am also pleased to hear that you liked the original interior design of the different rooms... More 

Clent, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This place was a perfect venue for a recent business lunch and provided superb atmosphere, theatre and gastronomic delight. The lunch time menu was perhaps the best value menu ever and the dishes were varied, interesting, delicious and stimulating at the same time. The service was excellent and the surroundings eclectic/bizarre. My visit was completed with the obligatory visit to... More 

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sketchmayfair, sketch Operations Manager at sketch Lecture Room and Library, responded to this review

Dear Steve B, Thank you very much for taking the time to offer your feedback through Trip Advisor. It is so lovely to hear such positive comments regarding all aspects of your visit to sketch for lunch in the Lecture Room and your feedback regarding the food, service, décor and ambience have been conveyed to the Head chef and floor... More 

United Kingdom
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I have no idea where to start with this review. This restaurant is like no other that I have ever visited with regards to décor. To say it was eclectic is probably an understatement, there was something different where ever you looked and I am sure that if I go again and again I will see something else that I... More 

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sketchmayfair, sketch Operations Manager at sketch Lecture Room and Library, responded to this review

Dear LesleyandGeoff, Thank you very much for taking the time to offer your feedback through Trip Advisor. It was our pleasure to welcome you to sketch and it is fantastic to hear that you enjoyed your lunch with us and that it was such a unique experience. All of the staff in the Lecture Room were delighted to hear your... More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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190 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

3 course lunch special - the perfect way to try this 2 Michelin* restaurant without breaking the bank. The drama when they open the door from the discoesque stairway into the sumptuous dining room is brilliant. Cool men in purple suits glide through the room decanting wine from custom blown glass. The food is what you'd expect. Inventive and delicious.... More 

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sketchmayfair, sketch Operations Mangager at sketch Lecture Room and Library, responded to this review

Dear photoiq, Thank you very much for taking the time to offer your feedback through Trip Advisor. I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit for lunch in the Lecture Room and that it was a memorable experience. We do find that the Gourmet Rapide menu offers a great overview of the gastronomic food we serve here... More 

China
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

What's not to love - a classic Pierre Gagnaire experience, an amazing setting, great service - and food that was way beyond expectation. Every dish comes in triplicate or four ways. The whole place is a hoot . Easily the most fun venue in London

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sketchmayfair, sketch Operations Manager at sketch Lecture Room and Library, responded to this review

Dear Asia6666, Thank you very much for taking the time to offer your feedback through Trip Advisor. It is delightful to hear that your enjoyed your time with us here in the Lecture Room and that it was the classic Pierre Gagnaire experience you anticipated. I have conveyed your wonderful praise regarding the service, décor and food to our floor... More 

london, england
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

From the moment you arrive at Sketch you know you are in not just for a meal but an experience. This restaurant is in a house comprising of three restaurants - all very different but all funky and bursting with pieces of art. The service matches this extravagance. Nothing could be faulted. We were lavished with attention - of the... More 

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sketchmayfair, sketch Operations Manager at sketch Lecture Room and Library, responded to this review

Dear Luxuryseeker99, Thank you very much for taking the time to offer your feedback through Trip Advisor. It is an absolute joy to read such positive comments regarding your visit to the Lecture room and I am delighted that you had an enjoyable evening with us. We do feel that a visit to sketch should be more of an experience... More 

London,UK
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Great food, great service and great surroundings. What more could one ask for? Pricey but not unreasonable for that special occasion such as a birthday or anniversary

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sketchmayfair, sketch Operations Manager at sketch Lecture Room and Library, responded to this review

Dear Indigo242, Thank you very much for taking the time to offer your feedback through Trip Advisor. It is lovely to hear such high praise regarding all aspects of your visit to the Lecture Room. Your wonderfully kind comments have been relayed to the floor staff and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Yours sincerely,... More 

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Additional Information about sketch Lecture Room and Library

Address: 9 Conduit Street, London W1S 2XJ, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7659 4500
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Mayfair
Open Hours:
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $55 to $172
Cuisine: French, Contemporary

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9 Conduit Street, London W1S 2XJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Mayfair
  • Neighborhood: Mayfair
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7659 4500

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $55 to $172
  • Cuisine: French, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic

Description

2 Michelin star-awarded Sketch offers a breathtaking gastronomic experience in the exclusive neighbourhood of Mayfair. The unique restaurant stretches over 4 spaces, covering everything from tea and pastries to French and European haute cuisine. The Lecture Room & Library is a sophisticated and exclusive dining area, awarded its first Michelin Star in 2005, along with 5 AA Rosettes. The tasting and a la carte menus are designed by the 3 Michelin-starred French master chef Pierre Gagnaire, while the acclaimed wine list was awarded 'Best Award for Excellence' by the Wine Spectator and AA Guide's Best UK Wine List.' There is a smart dress code and gentlemen are required to wear jackets The Gallery is a stylish and vibrant gastro-brasserie with 3 AA Rosettes. Surrounded by ever-changing site specific video exhibitions by emerging artists and designers, The Gallery also features hand painted Julie Verhoeven chairs. The magical ambience of The Glade's Swarovski encrusted and sunset-strewn woodland bar provides the perfect lounge setting. Elegant Louis XV seating features in the quirky and eccentric patisserie, restaurant and bar of The Parlour. Experience breakfast, comfort food and afternoon tea until the last drink before home.
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Set beside some of London's best parks and home to world-class galleries, luxurious hotels, and famed thoroughfares, the ultra upscale Mayfair is one of London's most exclusive haunts. Here the shopping is haute, the dining is exquisite, and the nightlife is vibrant. A casual stroll through the area’s chic streets will reveal that Michelin stars and chauffeured cars are practically the norm here. Even if you're on a tight budget, this exceptionally well connected swath of Central London is worth exploring, if only for the chance to take a peak at the goings on of upper crust English society.
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