Parlour at Sketch
9 Conduit Street, London, W1S 2XZ
- Recommended for:
- Couples, Culture vultures, Foodies, Honeymooners, Singles, Design and architecture, Nightlife, People watching, Shopping, Trendiness
Expert review of Parlour at Sketch
Parlour is the ground-floor café-bar of Sketch, a multi-floored eaterie that wears its quirkiness with determination. The venture is a meeting of minds between restaurateur Mourad Mazouz (of Momo fame) and stellar chef Pierre Gagnaire, one of the better exponents of molecular gastronomy.
A mix of highly stylised, high-concept treats and well-made comfort food. The macaroni cheese with celeriac rémoulade is popular but last time I had the Sketch club sandwich – an extraordinary concoction of seemingly disparate flavours and textures (not least beetroot jelly) that works surprisingly well. Portions are a little too diminutive for my liking, especially the desserts, which might explain why the place is full of models and fashionistas.
Cheeky, sexy and fun.
Very friendly but note: the waiter is not actually giving you a napkin with his phone number on it, that’s part of the joke.
A listed Georgian building on the interesting side of Mayfair, near Oxford Circus.
The Parlour is the least expensive dining room in Sketch but not cheap. Sandwiches are £6.50-£9, main courses £9-£17, desserts £5.50-£8 –hardly insurmountable but remember those portions are dainty.
There are two other restaurants in the building: the perennially trendy Gallery restaurant and art space, and the opulent Lecture Room & Library. Both serve Pierre Gagnaire’s cuisine but at different price points.
More information on Parlour at Sketch:
- Price guide:
- Bar, Café
- French, Fusion, Modern
- 9 Conduit Street, London, W1S 2XZ
- 020 7659 4500
- Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Dinner
- Opening times:
- Mon-Fri 8.30am-9pm, Sat 10am-9pm.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Not necessary