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Sketch Lecture Room and Library

#104 of 17,159 Restaurants in London
#111 of 18,038 Places to Eat in London
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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: Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, 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 dining in fine surroundings

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
MurraighMcDonald
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Liverpool
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Liverpool
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

It was my wife's birthday recently and to celebrate we went first to the London Palladium to see their excellent musical production of Beyond Bollywood and then on to the Gallery at Sketch just around the corner. The service from everybody, starting with the Maitre D to the sommelier and waiter, was friendly, informative and ultra efficient. The food was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Beautiful restaurant, playful, great atmosphere with all sorts of wonderful people. Let your hair down and prepare to spend a penny or two.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

My friends and I are big foodies and this had been on the list for a while. The food is superb and the service was faultless. Would love to go again... as soon as I can afford it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The food is excellent and you can't fault the service either. Only down side was that I was too full for a dessert...but my foie gras starter and main of pork was so delicious I couldn't leave any of it.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

A group of four of us visited the Lecture Room for lunch. We had the set menu with half a bottle of wine at £53 each. The menu was superb and it was a lovely surprise to find that we only had to choose the main course as all the starters and desserts were included. We also had amuse bouches... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We went to Sketch for our wedding anniversary and we really liked it there. The decor and the service are excellent. We had the set menu and one a la carte desert and we left totally full. We really enjoyed it and are very happy that we chose Sketch for our celebration. However, I somehow expected to be blown away... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

excellent venue. Split into several different bars and restaurants. Jam packed on a Saturday night. Toilets were amazing. Each one a chickens egg complete with clicking when you were inside! Worth going just to experience them.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We came here for a special event, my wife's birthday, and had the tasting menu in the Lecture Room restaurant. The menu is full of varied and delightfully unusual dishes, beautifully presented and delicious. The atmosphere and service is calm, efficient and attentive. Perfect, not fussy or obsequious - just pleasant, friendly and just right. The style is beautifully unusual,... 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 - 168
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, 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 - 2:30 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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