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“Fantastic restaurant in the heart of London”

sketch Lecture Room and Library
Ranked #52 of 22,374 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $45 - $186
Cuisines: French, European, British, Fusion
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Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: Mayfair
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.
Tanya0810
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“Fantastic restaurant in the heart of London”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2012

Make sure you visit all the bathrooms! Each has outstanding design and ingenuous decor. My fav was the egg shaped stalls.
The restaurant is located in a non descriptive street near Regent street. It is hard to imagine once inside the number of rooms it has. Visit them all. From the dinning rooms to the lounge and bars.
The food was outstanding and the service impeccable.

  • Visited November 2012
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“Wow”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2012

I have just had the most amazing lunch at Sketch it was a birthday and from the moment we opened the front door we were swept in by a fantastic welcome from David who must be the best front of house I have ever met who truly loves his profession. If you want a Wow experience this is the place look no further. The food was also amazing a 2nd Michelin Star. has recently been given and well deserved. We had the set menu which was excellent value including half bottle of wine each . You must go.

  • Visited December 2012
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“Uncomfortable atmospher”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2012 via mobile

Having researched where we wanted to go for a celebration Sketch ticked all the boxes. On arrival the woman was charming, pleasant and professional and she looked interesting, a good start. The nice time stopped there. We were not put at ease by the arrogant (not charmingly so) Irish maitre-de, we were told we 'would want to look around, everyone does' (we didn't but felt we had to go along to waste time because we were slightly early for out noon table). We were asked to have a drink in the bar which was crowded (and we didn't want to). When we were finally show to our table the restaurant had others in already eating! Obviously we were marked out as plebs or out of town tourists who they could afford to keep waiting. The restaurant's occupants were moaning americans and picky chinese tourists who we felt were marked out as more likely than us to go back, that's why they got better service than us. Food was good but we should have gone to one of our usual haunts where we would have felt welcomed and not managed.

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“Amazing Dining Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2012

The food here is absolutely outstanding. We ate in the Library/Lecture room (Michelin Star) It was pricey but I believe you do get what you pay for. All I can say is, if you love your food then go to Sketch over another Michelin Star restaurant. We have made another booking to go back, it is truly fantastic here.

  • Visited September 2012
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“Great food, great atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2012

This is really worth a visit - food was superb then drinks afterwards at the bar were great - place attracts a vibey crowd and we had a great night - a definite to return to!!!

Visited November 2012
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