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Sketch Lecture Room and Library

#116 of 17,322 Restaurants in London
#123 of 18,244 Places to Eat in London
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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, Coffee & Tea, 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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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
Great experience, would go again!

I took clients here over lunch time and had the Gourmet Rapide menu. It is £40 for three courses and it is actually very good value for what you get. All of the service staff were fantastic and the food was very creative. You get lots of little dishes which was very impressive and actually left... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
ShutUpMeg
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London
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I took clients here over lunch time and had the Gourmet Rapide menu. It is £40 for three courses and it is actually very good value for what you get. All of the service staff were fantastic and the food was very creative. You get lots of little dishes which was very impressive and actually left you full after the... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

One is spoilt for choice when it comes to fine dining in London - it takes a bit for one to differentiate itself from another. The dining room is one of the most gorgeous i have been in - you don't know where to look because everything was just so stunning (even the bathrooms are amazing!). There was great attention... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Wow London is hip like never before and the food is leading edge. This restaurant is located behind the Strand. Choose the fixed price degustation which comes with wine included. Multiple tastings which are ultimately filling. Be knocked out by the themed bathrooms and themed cafes attached. This will not disappoint. A great experience.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Ordered two cocktails. Took them about 20 minutes to make them seeming like they had forgotten about us. Not a lot of cocktails on they menu. Would be better off going somewhere else for drinks.

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

Dear chisholm365, Thank you very much for taking the time to offer your feedback through Trip Advisor. I am disappointed to read that you felt let down by the service you received during your visit; please rest assured that we take all feedback extremely seriously. If you could please send a direct message to me at info@sketch.london and I will... More 

Moscow, Russia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Fantastic food & mood :) strongly recommended for dinner. If u're looking for something special, it'll be a good choice. Dont forget to book a table 1 week before

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

Dear Kate V, Thank you very much for taking the time to offer your feedback through Trip Advisor. It is so nice to hear that you had a special evening and enjoyed your dining experience with us here at sketch. Your kind comments regarding the ambience and food have been passed on to the wait staff and chefs. I do... More 

Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Had a wonderful meal here. The service is beyond outstanding. The whole set up is out of this world. When they take you up the stairs and throw open the doors it takes you breath away. The service was wonderful, not stuffy and they share a joke with you but its totally on point. And the food, the food is... More 

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

Dear David P, Thank you very much for taking the time to offer your feedback through Trip Advisor. It is delightful to hear such wonderful feedback from a guest who is as passionate about sketch as we are! We do feel that the Lecture Room takes you to a different world and we really appreciate your comments regarding the style... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

... But very expensive! Food is delicious, but over priced - as expected for a restaurant in a central location. Delicious steak, good service and, for an up-market eatery, a far from intimidating atmosphere.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I had a beautiful birthday dinner there last year - the service was perfect and the food delicious. The room itself is stunning definitely one of the best restaurants in London.

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

Dear Morumbi, Thank you very much for taking the time to offer your feedback through Trip Advisor. I am delighted that we were able to welcome you to sketch to celebrate your birthday with us last year. It is wonderful to receive such high praise regarding both our service and food, as well as our stunning décor and I have... More 

Liverpool
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We absolutely loved our dining experience at Sketch. We opted for the tasting menu and were delighted with the variety of tastes and textures, all presented beautifully. The evening menu is not cheap, but it worth pushing the boat out for the experience. The service was perfect, attentive and ultra professional, but not too formal or stuffy. I would recommend... More 

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

Dear MurraighMcDonald, Thank you very much for taking the time to offer your feedback through Trip Advisor. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us here at sketch, we try and steer clear of terms such as formal and stuffy and create a relaxed atmosphere for our guests. All of the staff in the Lecture... More 

London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I visited Sketch for the first time on Thursday and was most impressed. We loved the wacky décor which really works and has a welcoming and homely feel and the Swarovski toilets are something else. The service was excellent - very friendly and unpretentious and we were made to feel special without feeling suffocated. The food did not disappoint either.... More 

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

Dear Andrea S, Thank you very much for taking the time to offer your feedback through Trip Advisor. It is always a joy to welcome new customers to sketch and it is lovely to hear that you enjoyed your first experience us here in the Lecture Room. I have passed on your delightful comments regarding the service you received and... 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 $173
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 $173
  • Cuisine: French, Contemporary

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.
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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