|Monday - Friday||12:00 - 02:00|
|Saturday||19:00 - 02:00|
|Budget||Splash The Cash (£40+)|
|Nearest Station||Oxford Circus|
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Oxford Circus: 5 Minute Walk
Banquet, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room
The Lecture Room & Library
Ascend the stairs to the Lecture Room & Library, sketch’s two Michelin starred fine dining restaurant. Created by leading Interior Designer Gahban O’Keeffe, all ‘tasting’ and ‘a la carte’ menus are devised by French Master Chef Pierre Gagnaire, offering a unique breadth of ingredients and a complexity of combinations. The extensive and acclaimed wine list was awarded ‘Best Award for Excellence’ by the Wine Spectator and AA Guide’s ‘Best UK Wine List’.
The magic surrounding this woodland bar, provides an ideal setting for afternoon tea, comfort food and evening cocktails… Artists Carolyn Quartermaine and Didier Mahieu, have created an enchanted fairy-tale forest. For The Glade at sketch, they have created a découpage forest which appears like something half-remembered and yet completely contemporary. Taking inspiration from early c20th stationery, they re-painted, enlarged and reversed the design, printing it onto hundreds of metres of paper. Each piece is handcut, and découpaged to the walls. In this forest, delicate 50s rattan furniture, from the South of France, creates a startlingly modern fairy-tale romance.
From day to day the Parlour is home to the finest delicacies of the sketch chefs. Lounge on a variety of Louis XV seating in the quirky and eccentric patisserie, restaurant and bar from breakfast, through comfort food and afternoon tea for up to six persons until the last drink before home… The Parlour turns into a cocktail bar from 6pm to 2am (Members only from 9pm)
Celebrated British artist, David Shrigley, has transformed the Gallery at sketch as part of a long-term programme of artist-conceived restaurants. Open for afternoon tea and dinner the project follows the huge success of artist Martin Creed’s restaurant commission at sketch in 2012. 239 new works line the restaurant’s walls, forming the largest group of original drawings David Shrigley has ever exhibited. India Mahdavi, who has created a backdrop for David Shrigley’s artwork, conceived a soothing, monochromatic, strikingly comprehensive interior. The classic, almost bourgeois design invites a deliberately playful contrast with the witty, outré art works; all is most certainly not what it seems. While matching sketch’s delight in the avant-garde, this harmonious disorder breaks with the Gallery’s usual eclecticism.
Discovering Sketch is like stumbling upon buried treasure. Here is a well kept secret that will elevate your status well into the ‘cool’ zone as soon as you tip your cap to the doorman and step inside. You have a few options at Sketch, all as exciting and unique as the next. Afternoon tea in the fabric swathed glade room, Michelin Star dining upstairs in the lecture room or eclectic explosions in the gallery where no two items in the room are the same. Add a couple of bars, some intriguing toilets, discerning clientele and you will find you have fallen into wonderland. Open till the early hours you may never want to be released.