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Sketch Lecture Room and Library

#137 of 18,012 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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Mayfair
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9 Conduit Street, London W1S 2XJ, England
+44 20 7659 4500
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations
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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    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 14
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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
Mind-blowing culinary experience!

This IS THE BEST restaurant. Yes, it is expensive, yes, it is pretentious, but the food is worth it. The restaurant takes you on the culinary journey into the world of flavors, textures and aromas. And it’s fantastic.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
Yulia B
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Brussels, Belgium
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
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Brussels, Belgium
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This IS THE BEST restaurant. Yes, it is expensive, yes, it is pretentious, but the food is worth it. The restaurant takes you on the culinary journey into the world of flavors, textures and aromas. And it’s fantastic.

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London, United Kingdom
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154 reviews 154 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

From arrival at the front entrance, to being handed ones jackets back at the end of the meal, this place is truly special. Every step of the experience runs like absolute clockwork - I actually don't know how they manage to provide the level of service they do. The venue is unique in so many ways and all of it... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Had lunch at Sketch today and could not be more impressed, we had the "Gourmet Rapide" lunch which offers excellent value and even better quality, The service at this restaurant is on a par with any we have eaten in, a perfect blend of warmth, professionalism and what appears to be a genuine enthusiasm for what they are doing, something... More 

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Zagreb, Croatia
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The whole Sketch concept is amazing since they show you around if you ask them. We had the tasting menu and wine pairing and although it is expensive, it's worth it. They make you feel very special and the whole dinner experience lasted for more than 3 hours. Everyone is very attentive and polite and they give attention to details.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Wow. Had my birthday here and couldn't wait to come. Service was awesome thanks to the amazing manager Simon and his team. Decor was our of this world and food was to match. Thank you for a great evening.

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Reading, England
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This was an enthralling experience with a theatrical setting as a backdrop to fabulous food. The service was impeccable but unobtrusive and 4 hours passed in a flash

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London, United Kingdom
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120 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

the 5 course lunch menu Rapide was exceptional, in terms of variety, creativity, presentation and taste. Just wonderful, and unique in terms of presentation style. Loved the whole experience and would recommend it whole-heartedly. Came away feeling that I had experienced a true gourmet meal.

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Tenterden, Kent
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48 reviews 48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Have been here Jan,Feb and March for the gourmet rapide menu and there's nothing to disappoint! It's wonderful! The flavours are exquisite, the staff attentive but discreet and the venue probably my favourite. The most beautiful arty crazy toilets ever! Each mouthful of food had us closing our eyes and savouring every morsel. The sweetest mussels, the amazing tuna served... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Food was gorgeous. We went for the A La Carte - Winter starter and the Lamb. Each "course" consisted of 5 or 6 small dishes and in my view a better option than the tasting menu. Interesting food and superbly cooked. This is a special occasion restaurant but one I would recommend and one we will go back to from... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We ate from the tasting menu, amazing attention to detail but the food did not wow me. Was probably the best service I have ever had and Pierre Gagnaire's selection of desserts were the most delicious and well made I have eaten in a long while. Very quirky and off the wall but in my opinion there is better food... More 

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Restaurant Details

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 53 - 213

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions

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.

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Mayfair
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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