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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 a seriously good and a seriously expensive restaurant, so go prepared. The space itself is quite lovely, with high ceilings and lush colors and decorations, as in studded leather walls setting the scene and well-upholstered armchairs to sink into (make sure you visit the bejeweled ladies lavatory). You can compromise by going for the set lunch menu, which will not shortchange you, but if you can, go for broke with the à la carte. 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 foie gras and Bresse chicken ballotine with fig purée; native lobster with veal sweetbreads; or milk-fed lamb from the Basque country marinated with vadouvan, served with braised endive with dried fruits and pomme dauphine with black garlic. 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 pricey; service is professional. Set 2-course lunch £35; 3 courses £40; 7-course tasting menu £110; 7-course vegetarian menu £95.

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