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Sketch Lecture Room and Library

#277 of 18,113 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
Mayfair
French, Fusion
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9 Conduit Street, London W1S 2XJ, England
+44 20 7659 4500
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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  • 276
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  • 72
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 15
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  • 15
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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
Most recent review
Incredible Experience

My mother-in-law took me to this restaurant after raving about it and said I would love it! I have to say, it was exactly what I love and she was right! It was to celebrate my 40th. The staff, the experience, the food and the decor/design of the place, are all absolutely fabulous. A special... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 20, 2015
gabsygirly
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Oxted, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Oxted, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

My mother-in-law took me to this restaurant after raving about it and said I would love it! I have to say, it was exactly what I love and she was right! It was to celebrate my 40th. The staff, the experience, the food and the decor/design of the place, are all absolutely fabulous. A special mention would be to the... More 

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Weybridge, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

First time and was completely taking back. When the food first started coming out I though, gee's Im going to be hungry after this. But how was I surprised, each dish was an explosion of flavour and was completely satisfied after all. Good for value, amazing service and one of the secrete gems of central London.

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London, United Kingdom
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64 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

and has never failed in however many visits we have now made. I look at some of the reviews below and wonder if we are talking about the same place - I realise some relate to other parts of Sketch rather than the Lecture Room but service? The staff are the most charming in London. Food? Up there with the... More 

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Somerset West, Western Cape, South Africa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

After hearing that we must check The Sketch Room out for it's uniqueness, we decided to go have tea and cake there one afternoon. After exploring all of their unusual and interesting rooms, we were seated in The Parlour, where we had coffee and delicious fresh juices (However, a lot of ice was used in the glasses, which only left... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

the worse manner you may face in ur life time!! the doorman was very aggresive and rude! i have been in this place many others and i ve never seen that attitute before!! wont visit there again!!

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Edinburgh
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I so love being able to give good reviews and my recent trip to London provided several wonderful eating experiences thanks to my lovely foodie Stepmother, however Sketch Lecture Room wins prizes all round in experience, ambience, superb food and kind, attentive and sincere service. Very recently doubly bereaved, dressing up has not been a high priority for us, and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Somelier a bit quick, but we were in a hurry, however, no wine list online, not even a guide; no Tarrif Des Consommations, suddenly Chablis £116; 150 euros for Chablis? Thats 2 nights in a Burgundy Chateau... Great food! Excellent quick service! All else fine, just no advance warning seems possible with wine cellar & likely costs thereof.. have i... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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32 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

London remains blessed with places like Barrafina, Polpetto, perhaps The Palomar W1 or even around the corner at Pollen Street Corner and all in the same bracket for lunch --- around £35-40 without wine. One lunch, however, stands miles above the rest. When I sit in a place like sketch's Lecture Room & Library I think this is what cities... More 

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20 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Amazing place with the "want to be seen" crowd. Several celebs in tow and the place never blinked. Cheers and enjoy high tea and lunch with confidence!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

This was my second visit and I must say I was a tad disappointed with it. I missed the slide shows on the wall and the food was rather ordinary. However, the service was great and we were very happy with the wine recommended by the sommelier. Go for the ambience.

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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 / St James's / Piccadilly / Green Park 
  • Neighborhood: Mayfair / St James's / Piccadilly / Green Park 
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7659 4500

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 102 - 169
  • Cuisine: French, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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