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Sketch Lecture Room and Library

#192 of 18,502 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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Hours:
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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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Good for:
Romance
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 303
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    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 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
Pure Theatre,stunning flavours

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
mylazysunday
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Tenterden, Kent
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Tenterden, Kent
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48 reviews 48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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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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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Miami
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20 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Beautiful, incredible design, what a vision some one created! Each floor, each room, each dining experience. I will talk about the Lecture Room. Took my husband for his birthday while visiting London! The moment you walk in 'wow' effect does not leave your face until you physically left the building. Just kidding , you will be in 'wow' effect for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

There are two main elements which make this place special: 1) the food and 2) the building itself. 1) We had the eight-course tasting menu and the food was absolutely stunning. The variety and flavours we were able to try were some of the best and most skilfully prepared food I’ve ever had. The service was also spot-on - attentive... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The whole experience at Sketch is delicious..from your initial booking..through to arrival where the welcome is warm and charming..through to the restaurant itself..fab decor, charming staff, lovely comfortable chairs, and a little stool for your handbag!. We had the gourmet rapide menu..but make no mistake, this is not food in a hurry..there are delectable little amuse bouches..full array of starters... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We visited Sketch to celebrate my son's 21st birthday. Starting with cocktails in The Parlour: dark, elegant and chilled. We then went upstairs to the Lecture Room to eat. The tasting menu was incredible. Such an amazing array of creative dishes. We could not fault the food. The sommelier was great, helping us choose wines that were matched to the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The menu at Sketch Lecture Room and Library is amazing. The tasting menu has a fabulous array of dishes all crafted in an imaginative and quirky, yet still professional way. The service is impeccable and nothing is too much trouble. My partner has a dietary requirement that was taken in to consideration with no hassle at all. This truly us... More 

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Taken here by a friend for a belated birthday lunch. I have enjoyed nearly sixty years around the world, boy and man, sailor, working my way up to senior manager in theatre and leisure. extensive customer service experience. I love my beer, wine and food. Eaten from naff caff, street food to five star. Eclectically speaking I love Lyon. That's... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Had a lovely lunch here. The surroundings are just awesome as is the service. The food was very attractive, and tasty. The cutlery, glassware, ornaments, decor were the outstanding feature for me as well as the fabulous smells from the candle in the lobby. Great loos but the taps are a bit difficult to get the water out! Very odd... 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 59 - 163
  • 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.
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?