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sketch Lecture Room and Library

#54 of 17,220 Restaurants in London
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9 Conduit Street, London W1S 2XJ, England
+44 20 7659 4500
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

and there is nothing to add to what I have said before. The best value lunch and the nicest food served in the nicest dining-room by the best team in London. And congratulations to Fred for his AA wine-list award, the sommelier de luxe, who has also managed to source wines for those with less cavernous pockets...

Thank nickychris
Denver, Colorado
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've been to sketch many times and have always been impressed and had nothing but exceptional service and food. Clients love it and the atmosphere is so fun and eclectic. Definitely add it to your list for a fun evening whilst in London!

Thank pollypassport1
London, United Kingdom
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202 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely welcome from the charming staff into this slightly whacky but beautiful and relaxing dining room. The building has a long history including the home of the Institute of Architects and the the suffragette movement. The padding on the walls creates a lovely atmosphere with a sense of buzz but no echoes making it easy to hear each other. The... More 

Thank FoodiePenguin
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter took me here with a group of girls and it was just soooo nice. Beautiful, artsy interiors and astonishing toilets! The seats were plush pink booths, (in the restaurant - not in the toilets!) and we had a champagne afternoon tea which was superb. I'd thoroughly recommend a visit, it's a very decadent way to spend and afternoon.

Thank Jo C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here for lunch, the food (bar one dish) was superb, the service warm and friendly. One of the dishes they served was awful, possibly the worst thing I have eaten at a fine dining restaurant. We pointed out the issue and the staff could not have dealt with it better (hence the 5 stars still). The manager came... More 

Thank freeball
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overall the food was good. There were a couple of dishes which were exceptionally good but there were also some average and pretty unforgettable dishes (in particular the dessert) We found the atmosphere quite stuffy and overly formal so felt a bit uncomfortable, hence our marking of 3/5. Waiters were very nice though.

Thank beckyldav
Cologne, Germany
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well, how should I start this one... usually, I just like to write positive reviews with recommendations. All the different outlets of the sketch are totally individual and awesome in terms of their interior. I wanted to get the Lecture Room EXPERIENCE after being several times in the Gallery and the Parlour. The service of the Lecture Room was one... More 

Thank petermartin5
London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food on the 8 course menu was beautiful. The cocktails were fab. Both set of toilets were stunning (and I'm someone who doesn't 'do' public toilets!) the bars were great and all staff were super professional. I'm especially in love with the tall dark gentleman on the door. Absolutely gorgeous, professional, friendly, authoritative. I'll be back, just to encounter... More 

Thank SaffraJay
London, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Heard so much about Sketch that we called in post Exhibition at the RA. What a priceless spot! Loved the decor and art. The staff were perfectly lovely and dressed in a startling fashion - gorgeous! Enjoyed several cocktails whilst waiting in the bar, all excellent and it was nice to be asked if we were happy with the drinks.... More 

Thank vixmum7
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great was to spend and Evening. The Style and decor is something to behold. Its got a great atmosphere and the staff are wonderful.The greater Derek from Ireland is brilliant and great craic. The Drinks are lovely and the Club room is fab, great tunes. Just a little disappointing with the food, it was very busy and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$43 - $178
French, European, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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
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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Staying in Mayfair

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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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