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Lecture Room & Library at Sketch

9 Conduit St. Send to Phone
020-7659 4500
Underground: Oxford Circus
Very different French cooking in a rich setting.
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Lunch Tues.-Fri., Dinner Tues.-Sat.
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Lecture Room & Library at Sketch Restaurant Review

: Without a doubt, this is both a seriously good and a seriously expensive restaurant, so go prepared. The space itself is quite lovely, with high ceilings, lush colours and decorations as in studded leather walls setting the scene and well-upholstered armchairs to sink into (make sure you visit the bejewelled ladies lavatory). You can compromise by going for the set lunch menu, which will not short-change you, but if you can, go for broke on the à la carte side. What you will experience is pretty unusual: a masterly display of small combinations of preparations that manage to retain the integrity of the separate ingredients while bringing the whole together in a glorious explosion of tastes. Dishes might include langoustine done in five different ways; Dover sole and oysters coming with separate rice, potatoes and curry; or meat, which includes a pork chop, pig soup, black pudding ravioli, rhubarb and apple. Desserts come in various guises and round off what will be an unforgettable meal. The ‘Grand Dessert’ is a collection of six different varieties. Wines are strikingly expensive; service is professional. Set 2-course lunch £30; 3 courses £35; tasting menus 8 courses £95; 7 vegetarian courses £75.

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