Sketch London: Where Michelin royalty collide with the stars

Posted on Jun 23 2017 - 5:30pm by Hazel T

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Give me a celebrity name that comes to your mind and he or she is likely to have visited Sketch London. This is how eminent restaurateur Mourad Mazouz and French master chef Pierre Gagnaire are.

Mourad Mazouz

 

Pierre Gagnaire                        Photo credit: @sketchlondon

When he opened the restaurant in December 2002, Mazouz converted two expansive floors of a 18th century building on 9 Conduit Street into two restaurants, two bars, an art gallery and a patisserie.

The parlour is a rakish post-modernist drawing room gilded with various Louis XV style quirks draped over wine red backdrops.

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We move onto the Glade which is an enchanted The Afternoon of a Faun kind of forest tea room reconstructed through a communion card decoupage.

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Then comes the East Bar, which is an igloo-like structure that teleports you into a secluded yet ultra-modern era for some chills before your night begins.

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The Gallery is perhaps the most revered part of this Pandora. It not only stretches our definition of a sugar-coated colour by seemingly relocating part of Beverley Hills in Mayfair, but it also heightens it with 239 unconventional artworks of Turner Prize nominee, David Shrigley.

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Finally, we are graced by the Lecture Room & Library which is most sacred part of Sketch. This builds up suspense by requiring all guests to walk up a fleet of stairs to draw a black curtain. This is so they can be greeted by a riot of grandeur consisting of thick carpets, velvet seats and honey gold brilliance.

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It is not hard to understand why Sketch is a darling for the famous since Mazouz is a charmer himself. His network of friends is evident from his collaboration with different designers and artists like India Mahdavi, Richard Nicoll, Noe Duchaufour Lawrance, Gahban O’ Keefee, Carolyn Quartermaine and Dider Mahieu. We should also mention that Patrick Cox’s Lathbridge London Collections Men SS16 official launch took place in Sketch too and attendees include Elton John and his husband David Furnish.

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Gagnaire had adapted his Michelin three-star menu for the Lecture Room & Library. This “New French” cuisine executed by Herve Deville and Johannes Nuding had subsequently earned the recognition in 2005 (first star) and 2012 (second star).

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Termed as Britain’s most wallet intimidating restaurant, it serves mains that start at a whopping 50 pounds (170 pounds for a tasting menu of six dishes). But with the sheer magnificence of the food’s presentation, who wouldn’t want to eat here?

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After all, the capital does not always carry a gastronomic extravaganza that comes with 700 different types of wine on the list and a tourist destination toilet which Bella Hadid had taken a selfie in.

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Sketch values looking glamorous at all times, just like we do. So remember not to wear shorts when you are here and also, scream inside your heart only when Jessica Alba, Taylor Swift, Bill Clinton or Victoria Beckham end up dining next to you.

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About the author : Hazel T

Aspire to write lifestyle in Stats+Python. My definition of extreme sport is to run down the high street on heels with a cello on my back.

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