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The Gallery at Sketch

9 Conduit St. Send to Phone
020-7695 4500
Underground: Oxford Circus
Eclectic, funky and definitely different, The Gallery at Sketch is fun if you’re feeling fashionable.
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The Gallery at Sketch Restaurant Review

: Sketch either really annoys or you fall in love with it. But this beautiful, pretentious venue continues to be a place to be seen, all through the various changes instigated by the endlessly energetic Mourad Mazouz (“Momo”), the French-Algerian restaurateur in Paris and London, and the chef who created the menu, Pierre Gagnaire. The Gallery is one of the two main restaurants (Lecture Room is the second) in the building---it’s the sci-fi one. The pod-like lavatories and the moving images circling the walls give the place its cutting-edge feel, which extends to the cooking. Gagnaire’s inspired techniques and combinations are, on the whole, spot on. Dishes like tuna, artichokes and a curried, puréed fruit and vegetable mix for a starter set the tone for the chef’s delight in mixing ingredients and changing textures. But the slow cooking and reduction can also result in too many similar textures, which at times get tedious. The wine list is not kind to shallow pockets. Service is attentive; the atmosphere that of an overactive beehive. But Sketch is an experience, so go in the spirit of adventure (and with full wallets) and you’ll not be disappointed.

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