Sketch (Lecture Room & Library)

“A chef and brigade at the top of their game.” - AA Inspector

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LONDON W1, LONDON POSTAL DISTRICTS

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An 18th-century Grade II listed townhouse in the heart of Mayfair, this building was once a private residence and then home to a variety of societies and institutions including balloonists, psychologists and the HQ of the Suffragette movement. These days, Sketch might look like any other discreet Georgian building from the street but step inside and you are greeted with a feast for the senses. A theatrical explosion of pink, orange and gold makes this an unforgettable spot for exciting and innovative cooking, backed up by exemplary service. Provocative and skilful, the food is overseen by Pierre Gagnaire and produced by head chef Daniel Stucki. There’s a tasting menu, with a vegetarian version also available, or you can go à la carte. A plethora of small plates will bring you more ingredients, concepts and techniques than you could dream of. You might begin with a trio of white asparagus dishes – Royal with tarragon oil, grilled tips with Devon crab and beurre Nantais, cardamon-infused ice cream, roasted fennel and parsley jelly. Poached native lobster appears with leafy carrot, peach and watercress, bisque, red bell pepper and pineapple and Jersey Royals. Next, chicken broth with broad beans, leek, girolles, spring onion compôte, port cubes and almond Chantilly. A roasted slice of pollock with aromatics is served with Caesar blue-fin tuna tartare and organic lemon, while Anjou pigeon is roasted whole and smoked with hay, the fillet thinly sliced and served with Yorkshire rhubarb chutney, crunchy radish, poached foie gras and daikon with white miso paste. Finish with one of Gagnaire’s ‘grand dessert’ including Château Virant olive oil and Taggiasche olive biscuit with charcoal nougatine, roasted apricot coulis and rosemary or Guanaco chocolate tart soufflé with Araguani ganache and capers, caramelised aubergine and blackcurrant.

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5 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
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AA Notable Wine List
Sketch (Lecture Room & Library)
9 Conduit Street, LONDON, W1S 2XG

Features

Facilities
  • Seats: 45
  • Private dining available
Accessibility
  • Steps for wheelchair: 32
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening times
  • Closed: 2 weeks during Easter, 2 weeks during the summer, 2 weeks during winter, Christmas Day
Food and Drink
  • Wines over £30: 864
  • Wines by the glass: 113
  • Cuisine style: Modern European
  • Vegetarian menu

About the area

Discover London

The UK's capital was founded by the Romans shortly after they invaded in 43AD. Since then it’s evolved into one of the greatest cities on earth. From a bloody, squalid history to the vanguard of fashion in the Swinging 1960s to the buzzing metropolis it is today, London has something for everyone. There are very British pursuits like the Oxford and Cambridge boat race, changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace and an impressive collection of traditional English pubs. And that’s not to mention world-renowned arts venues, galleries and museums, award-winning theatre and unrivalled shopping – all found within a few Tube stops of each other.

London’s royal history is not to be missed. Visitors can roam around one of Britain’s finest medieval castles and royal prison, and learn about the final days of Anne Boleyn at the Tower of London or, for the less bloodthirsty, visit the Queen’s London home, Buckingham Palace. Don’t miss out on exploring the capital’s Royal Parks – from St James’ Park and Hyde Park in the centre to the majestic Hampton Court and wilderness of Richmond Park in the southwest.

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