Sketch

9 Conduit St, London, W1S 2XG Directions

Tel 020 7659 4500
   Open today 07:00 - 02:00

Business overview

sketch is a complex and unique site. Conceived by French master chef Pierre Gagnaire and restaurateur Mazouz, it has attracted unprecedented media reaction for its myriad food, drink and entertainment styles since it opened in December 2002. Gagnaire's culinary genius has inspired the menus throughout sketch. His eponymous Michelin three-starred Paris restaurant has a distinctive menu style, which Gagnaire had adapted for sketch. Executed by his acolytes, the food is imaginative, bold, ground-breaking and delicious. Theses two visionaries have come together to create sketch...

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Products & Services

breakfast

afternoon teas

lunch

dinner

cocktails

business lunches

private dining

Vegetarian Dishes

Cuisine: French

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wow!

5
I had dinner with friends in the Gallery last week and wow! I have never seen anything like it before; the food was delicious and we were entertained by the most amazing video art projections. I will definately visit again soon, if not for dinner then just to the bar.
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Strictly for special occasions!

5
If you're looking for somewhere seriously unusual and don't mind pushing the boat out, I think it's hard to beat Sketch. I went with three friends for a big birthday and it was a treat, more like a theatrical performance than a simple dinner. From the pre-dinner drinks on a crimson chaise longue, to the succession of seven main courses and then four different types of dessert (might have been five, was slightly confused by then), it was memorable. OK, some of the flavours were eccentric to say the least, and at first I thought we'd end up starving hungry because the portions were teeny, but we filled up very nicely. The waiters were great, the decor amazing if bizarre at times. Didn't like the other diners, though, they were very po-faced with that kind of expense-account ennui. Go, enjoy, be prepared to come away considerably poorer, and as others have said, you'll love it or hate it but you won't forget it.
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Let them eat cake!

4
We dropped into Sketch for some post-dinner tea and cake on Saturday night and, having passed some life-sized models of greyhounds laying about in the hallway, were seated in the dining area - a striking mix of sugary white baroque furniture and contemporary multi-media imagery being projected around the walls. I liked it very much.

In the event we found we couldn't squeeze down any cake, so just ordered a pot of Earl Grey each. Er... what can I say? It was a very nice cup of tea. (I don't think having just a drink is normally allowed in the dining room, but the staff didn't make a fuss.)

On the way out I also had a quick look around the adjoining lounge bar - a haven of low lighting, low tables, low sofas, and brown and red decor which apparently looks just as good during the day as it does at night. To my everlasting regret, however, I didn't visit the toilets that everyone seems to be mentioning here. Damn!
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You'll either love it, or hate it...

4
Depending on who you are, what you do and how you were raised, you'll either find Sketch pricey and pretentious, or one of the coolest places to go / been seen in.

It is a bit special, but still remaining accessible to the majority.

The decor is surreal, the loo's, as most have mentioned bizarre and the general ambience a bit off key in a nice way!

Filled with different rooms which cater for dinner, lunch, drink you're never lost with options when you're there. A decent selection of wine, cakes, snacks and of course meals.

It does everything well, but not the best, however your surroundings make up for that.

Really nice place to go for a mid-afternoon drink, be it alcoholic or otherwise!
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Just another "expensive" celeb bar

1
I went to Sketch once and I won't be going back. The decor is cool and it's nice to see something a bit different. The toilets are, as everyone says, amazing and should be seen, but perhaps the lavish decor is accountable for the extortionate drinks prices. I was not happy to be charged £16 for two drinks.
I wouldn't recommend this bar, but if you're a celeb-hound who likes to be seen in the latest "in" place regardless of the quality of the venue, then this may be the perfect bar for you
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