Food and drink
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.
- Culture vultures
- People watching
- Design and architecture