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21 August 2014
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Sketch: Lecture Room & Libraryone star

020 7768 0281

9 Conduit Street, London W1S 2XG

£118.00 Modern European Hanover Square, Savile Row

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  • Wine: £21.00
  • Champagne: £55.50
  • Dinner: £70/90 (7/8 courses)
  • Opening Hours: Tues-Fri 12N-2.15pm Tues-Sat 7-11pm

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The audacious, conspicuous luxury of Sketch’s Lecture Room & Library is something to behold, with the rich golden glow, extravagant lustre and exclusivity of it all guaranteed to leave a lasting impression. The food is ‘pretty unbelievable’ too: Pierre Gagnaire is a French master with a global reputation and a cooking style that is complex, multi-layered, playful and refined. ‘Perfume of the earth’ is a visually stunning and technically brilliant starter involving a deeply aromatic casserole of snails, superb pigeon with a bigarade sauce and more besides, while mains might feature an intricate array of roast milk-fed lamb with tamarind jus, onion and Roquefort purée, sweetbreads and slow-cooked shoulder flavoured with vadouvan spice. You could ‘go mad and spend an absolute fortune’ here, but the ‘gourmet rapide’ lunch menu offers a (relatively) low-cost entry point. Service is ‘totally professional’ and the wine list is a revelatory tour for French-wine enthusiasts.

Wine List of the Year Sommelier's Award Finalist

A huge tome, this list has one star player: France. The wine list at Sketch is all about the classics, with Champagne a notable highlight. There’s also an extensive range of Bordeaux and Burgundy. Margins are on the high side, but credit must go to such an all-encompassing selection from these two stars of the Gallic wine world.

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  1. Sketch: Lecture Room & Library

    9 Conduit Street, London W1S 2XG
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    Ian M.

    A class act

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    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 10
    • Atmosphere: 10
    • Value: 9

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    9 Conduit Street, London W1S 2XG
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    Joanna R.

    Sketch - Certainly Not Sketchy!

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    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 10
    • Atmosphere: 10
    • Value: 10

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  3. Sketch: Lecture Room & Library

    9 Conduit Street, London W1S 2XG
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    Julian C.
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    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 1
    • Atmosphere: 6
    • Value: 5

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    9 Conduit Street, London W1S 2XG
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    Dell J.
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    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 9
    • Atmosphere: 9
    • Value: 9

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    9 Conduit Street, London W1S 2XG
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    Maram S.
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    • Food & Drink: 7
    • Service: 8
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 7

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  6. Sketch: Lecture Room & Library

    9 Conduit Street, London W1S 2XG
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    Louise A.
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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 10
    • Atmosphere: 9
    • Value: 8

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  7. Sketch: Lecture Room & Library

    9 Conduit Street, London W1S 2XG
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    Mitzie8cake
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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
    Editor's pick

     
    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 9
    • Atmosphere: 9
    • Value: 9

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    9 Conduit Street, London W1S 2XG
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    Joanna L.
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    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 10
    • Atmosphere: 9
    • Value: 9

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    Jennifer D.
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    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 10
    • Atmosphere: 10
    • Value: 10

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  1. I’m not much of a gourmet and definitely not a Michelin star hunter but sometimes the occasion calls for it. And so I recently indulged in a dinner at Pierre Gagnaire’s sketch Lecture Room and Library, a short walk off Oxford Circus station. Honestly, the website didn’t tell me much apart from giving me the feeling it might be an overly pretentious place… I was in for a very positive surprise. Walking in, the girl at the entrance entertained us talking us through the art in the reception area, especially her favorite piece: a light art that spelt out LOVE if you moved your head quickly.,,
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    Sketch in Mayfair is a bit like Pat Sharp’s Fun House – it’s a vast building which houses a whole host of different bars and dining rooms. There’s The Gallery – a lively gastro brasserie, The Parlour – a dazzling tea room, The East Bar – a secret and intimate cocktail room, The Glade – a chilled and relaxed bar and a collection of pod toilets which is unlike anything I’ve ever seen before (see below). However, my visit on this particular occasion was for lunch at the two Michelin starred Lecture Room and Library and we were both really excited...
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Pierre Gagnaire

Sketch: Lecture Room & Library’s Chef - Sketch: Lecture Room & Library chef Pierre Gagnaire Although he says that his love of cooking took a while to develop, Pierre Gagnaire has matured into one of France's pre-eminent chefs, gaining three Michelin stars with both incarnations of his eponymous French restaurant. Born in 1950, he worked his way through various kitchens in France & the US before returning to cook at his father's restaurant, Le Clos Fleury near St Etienne, maintaining its Michelin star. At 30, he launched his own restaurant in St Etienne, gaining a second star in 1986 & a third in 1993. In 1996 he set up at the Hotel Balzac in Paris, regaining his three-star status within two years. He & restaurateur Mourad Mazouz launched the headline-grabbing Sketch in 2002.

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