9 Conduit Street, LONDON, W1S 2XG
Sketch (Lecture Room & Library) is the winner of The AA Wine Award for England and Overall Wine Award Winner 2016-2017. Once inside this classical-looking Grade II listed building, it is evident that Sketch shakes up the world order with a riot of creativity and colour. The vision of Mourad Mazouz in partnership with French super-chef Pierre Gagnaire, Sketch has stayed at the vanguard of culinary ambition since it opened over a dozen years ago. The main culinary adventures take place in the first-floor Lecture Room & Library where you enter into a riot of vibrant pinks, orange and gold, huge vases and dangling chandeliers (one of which was recently bought by a punter). Tables are formally dressed and the plush armchairs make for a cossetting experience, further enhanced by the passionate service - professional, polished and pleasantly relaxed. The menu consists of gourmet rapide lunch, à la carte and tasting option. Whichever you choose, expect modern French cuisine that surprises and exhilarates. The rapide is a good bet for mere mortals, for Sketch is pricey... seriously so. The complex layering of flavours and textures, multiple elements to each dish, and boundless innovation make dining here a memorable experience (the team will advise the order in which you should consume various parts of a course to maximise the intended impact). To start, a Lake District zander soufflé with white summer truffle is as light as can be while a stuffed courgette flowers and baby squid evokes the Med, and crayfish salad is the final part of an intoxicating equation. Sea bass stars in a main course with foie gras, the various parts resulting in a triumphant dish, while among sweet courses meringue tarta is built upwards from a base of Muscat jelly, with Australian black truffle and gold leaf adding a sense of luxury to this Pavlova-inspired finale. Everything from the amuse-bouche such as arancini with their own 'sketchup' (beetroot jam) and vodka martini jelly shows a sense of fun and an attention to detail.
Tel: 020 7659 4500
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Days closed: Sun-Mon
Dates closed: 18-29 Aug, 23-30 Dec, 1 Jan, BHs
Days closed for lunch: Sat
Cooking type: Modern European
Chef: Pierre Gagnaire, Johannes Nuding
Number of seats: 50
Steps for wheelchair: 32
Vegetarian meals available.
No children under 6 yrs.
3 Course lunch from: £40.00
A La Carte Dinner Main Course from: £49.00
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