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Summary

“Take your sense of humour and embrace the place”, say fans of this “crazy, wonderful” chamber – “a stunning” space on the first floor of a huge Mayfair palazzo. That it’s “shockingly expensive” occasions less outrage nowadays, and when it comes to the tasting menus (overseen by Pierre Gagnaire), while “there may be a few more components in each dish too many” there are “some nice marriages of flavours” and results can be “remarkable”. “It’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but the trick is to admire the quality and meticulousness, while not taking the ponciness too seriously.”

£147
Very Good
Very Good
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“You may feel you’ve taken a sip of something psychedelic!” as you take in the “fabulously camp” decor of this “spectacular” Mayfair dining room, overseen by superstar chef, Pierre Gagnaire. The idiosyncratic cuisine can be “fantastic” too, but the “complicated” combinations can also seem “too clever by half”. Hallucinogens may be advisable on arrival of the bill…

£134
Good
Good
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“The magnificence of the space” certainly makes for “an experience” at this barmily opulent Mayfair dining room, overseen by Parisian supremo Pierre Gagnaire; fans – particularly of the “steal” of a set lunch – hail its “amazing” and “innovative” cuisine too, but sceptics say it’s “so over-priced”.

£134
Good
Good
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

Inspired by Parisian über-chef Pierre Gagnaire, this “crazy” Mayfair dining room offers “experimental” (“weird”) cooking that’s often “incredible”, but which “occasionally fails dramatically”; it’s “way overpriced”, naturally.

£120
Average
Average
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Restaurant details

Highchair, Menu
24, 130
10.30 pm
No trainers
50

Sketch, Lecture Room Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Sketch, Lecture Room Restaurant in W1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Sketch, Lecture Room restaurant.
Anthony M
Sadly, the Gourmet Rapide lunch has been gu...
Reviewed 4 months, 17 days ago

"Sadly, the Gourmet Rapide lunch has been guillotined. The full price Sketch offer is as good as ever - and as pricey. Popular with tourists, some of whom look around in disbelief at over the top decor."

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Anthony M
Here we go again. Last year I said it was ...
Reviewed 6 months, 14 days ago

"Here we go again. Last year I said it was still hysterically poncey, and I also said that as we all know the score, we shouldn't complain. The set lunch at £35 is good value against anywhere comparable [if such a thing were possible], and is a give-away by Pierre's standards."

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T M
Continues to maintain a very high standard ...
Reviewed 10 months, 19 days ago

"Continues to maintain a very high standard food and service always very good served in this most opulent of dining rooms"

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9 Conduit St, London, W1S 2XG
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday7 pm-10 pm
Wednesday7 pm-10 pm
Thursday7 pm-10 pm
Friday12 pm-2:15 pm, 7 pm-10 pm
Saturday12 pm-2:15 pm, 7 pm-10 pm
SundayCLOSED

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