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sketch Lecture Room and Library

#80 of 17,722 Restaurants in London
#87 of 18,647 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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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, 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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    Very good
  • 24
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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
Blown Away!

Took my girlfriend here for a birthday treat, and from start to finish we were absolutely blown away! The food, atmosphere, service, decor, everything was of the highest standard we've ever experienced. From the moment you walk in, you know you're in a special place, the walk up the grand stairs... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
Konnor L
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  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Milan, Italy
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54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Heard about this place for a long time. Pierre Gagnaire is certainly a name to go for. While making the reservation, they did not inform us that the 2 stars Michelin rest was closed and they gave us a seat into the Brasserie. Quite disappointing... Anyway, the place is vibrant, easy going and well run. Food is nothing to die... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Took my girlfriend here for a birthday treat, and from start to finish we were absolutely blown away! The food, atmosphere, service, decor, everything was of the highest standard we've ever experienced. From the moment you walk in, you know you're in a special place, the walk up the grand stairs to the Lecture Room, the opening of the doors... More 

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

Dear Konnor L, Thank you very much for taking the time to offer your feedback through Trip Advisor. It is a delight to read that you had such a fabulous evening here recently to celebrate your girlfriend’s birthday; it seems that the Lecture Room & Library was a great choice! I am happy to read that you enjoyed the faultless... More 

UK
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102 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Dinner in the impressive Lecture Room & Library - fab service, amazing food and indulgent disco loos. What more can you ask for?

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

Dear TheTonyTraveller, Thank you very much for taking the time to offer your feedback through Trip Advisor. Providing an absolutely fabulous experience is of the utmost importance to the Lecture Room & Library team and they are delighted to know that you had such a great dining experience here recently. We shall hope to see you at sketch again very... More 

Ashford, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Went here for a pre-stag do meal with my best man and enjoyed it immensely. We opted for the tasting menu. Each dish was great - very complex flavour combinations but nothing was a disappointment, and perfectly sized portions. Although the menu says 8 courses, the dessert was 6 separate desserts so it is more like 13 course. The dessert... More 

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

Dear Traitor101666, Thank you very much for taking the time to offer your feedback through Trip Advisor. It is brilliant to read that you had such a great evening celebrating your upcoming wedding. We do our utmost to provide the most unforgettable evening, and it is wonderful to know you enjoyed the tasting menu and the multitude of dishes it... More 

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134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

A dinner prepared by 3 stars Michelin Pierre Gagnaire is to remember for long. The casual Gallery had a revamp 3 years ago by artists Martin Creed and David Shrigley as well. So a unique place for a beautiful evening to be continued at the bar with an excellent DJ...

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London, United Kingdom
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I and 4 colleagues had the pleasure dining in the Library room for my birthday I had previously eaten in the gallery but it was over 10 years ago and I don’t remember much as I was pretty drunk. However on this occasion I managed to behave myself and the night was a huge success. From the moment you walk... More 

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

Dear Guy M, Thank you very much for taking the time to offer your feedback through Trip Advisor. I am delighted to see that you enjoyed almost all parts of your evening here at sketch, including the décor, food and service. Many desserts are always better than one, and the choices cover all flavours necessary for a great finale! Your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Went for my birthday and everything was fantastic. Was originally going to go for the tasting menu but the waiter recommended going for each course. You get multiple dishes with each course so it is like a tailored tasting menu. Summer starter was amazing. Best restaurant in London.

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

Dear PowerHowse, Thank you very much for taking the time to offer your feedback through Trip Advisor. It is fantastic to read that you had such a great birthday meal, and enjoyed the a la carte dining experience. 4 parts to a course is definitely better than one, and it gives a chance to try a variety of flavours and... More 

London
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Never been in better restaurant in my life. Extraordinary experience with superb service and amazing food. Way above The Ledbury or Diner by Heston which were voted best London restaurants. Book a table there and you will not regret.

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

Dear Daniel C, Thank you very much for taking the time to offer your feedback through Trip Advisor. We aim to provide an experience beyond what has been had before, so it is fantastic to read that you had such a great time here! The staff are primed to offer the best in terms of food and service, so they... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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sketchmayfair, sketch Operations Manager at sketch Lecture Room and Library, responded to this review

Dear L C, Thank you very much for taking the time to offer your feedback through Trip Advisor. It is fantastic to read that you enjoyed your recent visit dining from Gourmet Rapide lunch menu. This menu changes every few weeks, so you will be able to try a whole new variety of flavours when you return! Your kind words... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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sketchmayfair, sketch Operations Manager at sketch Lecture Room and Library, responded to this review

Dear LyndseyHawkins, Thank you very much for taking the time to offer your feedback through Trip Advisor. How delightful to see you had such a great evening enjoying the food and staff of the Lecture Room & Library. I have passed on your wonderful comments regarding the knowledgeable service and delicious tasting menu you received to the wait staff, Head... 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 54 to 170
  • Cuisine: French, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business

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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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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