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Sketch Gallery

4.2
4.2
587 Reviews
£41 and over
Modern European

Turner prize nominated and Fourth Plinth commissioned, David Shrigley has transformed the Gallery at sketch as part of a long-term programme of artist-conceived restaurants. 239 new works line the restaurant’s walls.

India Mahdavi, who has created a backdrop for Shrigley’s artwork, conceived a soothing, monochromatic, strikingly comprehensive interior.
The exhibition continues on to the tables with new ceramic tableware: Crisp and clean with a touch of his signature humour, Shrigley has understood the dining table as an auxiliary exhibition space, a platform for the presentation of new work by himself and Master Chef, Pierre Gagnaire.
Fashion designer Richard Nicoll has been enlisted to create bespoke uniforms for the Gallery restaurant staff to wear. For the girls, the design is a play on Nicoll's signature T-shirt dress silhouette; for the boys, a smart, grey boiler-suit.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Modern European

  • Hours of Operation

    Afternoon Tea:
    12:30pm - 4:30pm, Monday - Sunday
    Dinner:
    6.30pm - 11pm, Monday - Saturday
    6:00pm - 10pm, Sunday

  • Phone number

    020 7659 4500

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Hervé Deville

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Menu

Main

  • Aubenas*£9.50

    Chestnut cream, coffee parfait, blackberry coulis, vanilla chantilly sprinkled with juniper

    • Yosuke£9.50

      Green matcha tea meringues, coconut milk mousseline, dragon fruit syrup

      • Beaubourg£9.50

        Chef Gasper's selection of three sorbets, grapefruit marmalade, passion fruit and exotic coulis

        • Tchouki*£10.50

          Soya milk custard, malabar ice cream, lemon "wurtz", marzipan and frosted banana

          • Sketch Chocolate* "039"£11.00

            Cocoa arlette, dried fruits and blackcurrant marmalade, Manjari chocolate panna cotta

            • So British£9.50

              Mint yoghurt and white chocolate croquant, green cardamom lassi, aloe vera, yellow mango

              • Montélimar*£11.00

                Nougat glacé, persimmon with clementine and orange in a rosemary syrup

                • Macaroons*£6.00

                  Selection of four macaroons

                  Cheese

                  • Sketch Cheese Plate£23.00

                    Selection of French and British cheeses with their condiments

                    Champagnes, Sweet & Fortified Wines

                    • 2014 Coteaux Du Layon-St Aubin, Domaine Des Barres, Loire Valley, France

                      Amazing value for this beautifully poised, sweet Loire white

                      • Glass (100ml)£9.50
                    • 2011 La Chapelle De Lafaurie, Sauternes, France

                      Perfectly situated between Yquem and Rayne-Vigneau, Lafaurie Peyraguey is heading back to greatness

                      • Glass (100ml)£14.50
                    • 2012 Vin De Liqueur, Grenyuls, Benoit Salel Et ÉLise Renaud, Rhône Valley, France

                      Fortified Grenache in the style of Banyuls, yet made in the lonely Ardèche hills: sweet, succulent yet fresh too

                      • Glass (100ml)£18.00
                    • 2010 Riesling, Auslese 37, Eitelsbacher Kartäuserhofberg, Ruwer, Kartäuserhof, Germany

                      Soft, creamy and broad, with melon and marzipan notes, yet lent impeccable balance by typically brisk Ruwer acidity

                      • Glass (100ml)£25.50
                    • NV, Sketch Exotic Vanilla Tea, Moussé Fils, Les Varosses, Blanc De Blancs, In/fusion, Champagne, France

                      Strained through vanilla-infused tea leaves and finished over ice; tropical grandeur from treasure islands

                      • Glass (125ml)£24.50
                    • 1991 Vintage Port, Quinta De La Rosa, Pinhão, Portugal

                      Poised, succulent port packed with cherry and other red-fruit flavours

                      • Glass (100ml)£19.50
                    • 1994, Ch De Fargues, Sauternes, France

                      Deep, golden and honeyed Sauternes at full maturity, hence balanced, gentle and less cloyingly sweet than most younger Sauternes. Full of finesse and allusion

                      • Glass (100ml)£39.00
                    • 2010 Jurançon, Les Jardins De Babylone, Dagueneau, South-West France

                      Individually berry selected Petit Manseng: crystalline and intense, packed with flower, stone and citrus flavours

                      • Glass (100ml)£42.50

                    After Dinner Drink Selection

                    • Coffee£4.25

                      Espresso

                      • Double Espresso£4.75

                        • Latte Machiato£4.75

                          • Cappuccino£4.75

                            Tea

                            £6.50

                            • Black Tea

                              • Green Tea

                                • Herbal Infusions

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                                  What 587 people are saying

                                  Overall ratings and reviews

                                  4.2
                                  4.2 based on all time ratings
                                  • 4.1Food
                                  • 4.3Service
                                  • 4.2Ambience
                                  • 3.8Value

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                                  1. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    London

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 13 February 2017

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Creative, delicious and perfectly cooked food, friendly and attentive staff and amazing atmosphere....and.....i just can't get enough of the egg-shaped restroom.

                                  2. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    London

                                    2 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    2 reviews

                                    Dined on 22 January 2017

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    It's been years since I've dined at Sketch, it is still visually beautiful and was pleasantly surprised by the food. A lovely evening.

                                  3. C

                                    Camille

                                    London

                                    4 reviews

                                    4.0

                                    4 reviews

                                    Dined on 22 January 2017

                                    overall4food5service5ambience5

                                    We went for a dinner, the staff was nice, the cocktails and dishes were good, amazing decor, I recommend Sketch !

                                  4. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    London

                                    3 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    3 reviews

                                    Dined on 12 January 2017

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Service was very attentive and the food was amazing!

                                  5. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    London

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 20 December 2016

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Great evening Staff were excellent Loved the decor and different rooms to wander through Would highly recommend

                                  6. E

                                    Evaangles

                                    London

                                    1 review

                                    3.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 8 December 2016

                                    overall3food3service5ambience5

                                    Beautiful place and great atmosphere, but the afternoon tea was very overpriced

                                  7. EN

                                    EmmaN

                                    London

                                    6 reviews

                                    4.0

                                    6 reviews

                                    Dined on 6 December 2016

                                    overall4food4service3ambience5

                                    We had a lovely time and amazing food. The place is great and full of surprises. We were a bit shared about the service as the maitre was outstanding receiving us however we had to request the waitress to take our order as we could not get her attention (she spontaneously came to take our order like 5 minutes after we had the menus in hands, way too early). And we had to ask the bill 3 times.. when you have a bill of more than £70 pp with just mains and wine you would expect better service quality. Maybe not enough staff ?

                                  8. M

                                    Mickey

                                    London

                                    24 reviews

                                    vip
                                    3.0

                                    24 reviews

                                    Dined on 27 November 2016

                                    overall3food3service3ambience4

                                    The restaurant has amazing interiors and loved the winter wonderland look, sadly thou the food was average with gourmet prices.

                                  9. N

                                    Norbert

                                    Sydney

                                    13 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    13 reviews

                                    Dined on 13 November 2016

                                    overall5food4service5ambience5

                                    The Sketch never disappoints, great ambiance and service combined with fantastic food and wine. Always a pleasure, can't wait for our next visit.

                                  10. PD

                                    PapaDog

                                    London

                                    16 reviews

                                    4.0

                                    16 reviews

                                    Dined on 3 November 2016

                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                    Sketch has a cool vibe - a lively atmosphere and very unique. Great food and drink and well worth a visit

                                  11. CG

                                    ClaireG

                                    London

                                    3 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    3 reviews

                                    Dined on 2 November 2016

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Love this place - have been coming for years......great food, lovely wine and v welcoming staff

                                  12. JW

                                    JillW5

                                    London

                                    35 reviews

                                    vip
                                    3.0

                                    35 reviews

                                    Dined on 28 August 2016

                                    overall3food3service2ambience5

                                    What a fun place! We took my daughter here for dinner for her birthday. I could say this was an "experience"! The décor is quirky and fun and my daughter loved it - it was "cool"!. The food was ok in my view but nothing special I guess you are paying for the ambiance as it is quite pricey. Service was very slow but we were not in a rush and we enjoyed just watching everything going on around us! I had mentioned it was my daughter's birthday and she was presented with a plate of desserts with Happy Birthday iced on which was a nice touch! All in all we had a very enjoyable evening and so I can say it was worth it. You must visit the toilets!!! Never been to toilets like these!!

                                  13. w

                                    wannabefoodie

                                    Chicago

                                    6 reviews

                                    vip
                                    2.0

                                    6 reviews

                                    Dined on 22 August 2016

                                    overall2food1service2ambience4

                                    Outrageously overpriced for well presented but bland food with mediocre service. Don't try to impress anyone by bringing them here...

                                  14. BA

                                    BrigidA

                                    New York Area

                                    5 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    5 reviews

                                    Dined on 18 August 2016

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    The Perfect London Experience with amazing service, food and wine. An absolute London must. Sketch is perfection.

                                  15. PV

                                    PaulineV

                                    London

                                    1 review

                                    4.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 8 August 2016

                                    overall4food3service5ambience5

                                    It is an amazing restaurant!! The food was very nice except for the side dish (fried fish). It is quite pricy as well. Also the pink chairs and sofa's are a bit dirty (pink was getting black a bit). Overall good atmoshphere and friendly staff.

                                  16. L

                                    Leonardo

                                    Miami - Dade

                                    40 reviews

                                    vip
                                    2.0

                                    40 reviews

                                    Dined on 4 August 2016

                                    overall2food1service3ambience4

                                    Very nice decoration but the food and drinks are not compatible to the price and ambiance.

                                  17. MF

                                    MariaF

                                    London

                                    3 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    3 reviews

                                    Dined on 1 August 2016

                                    overall5food3service5ambience5

                                    The best restaurant atmosphere in London! Very good service, we felt very welcomed and taken care of!

                                  18. F

                                    Foodie24

                                    London

                                    32 reviews

                                    vip
                                    3.0

                                    32 reviews

                                    Dined on 19 July 2016

                                    overall3food4service3ambience3

                                    The dining gallery and the bathroom area certainly lived up to expectations, and the food quality is very good. Unfortunately, the air conditioning was not working on the hottest day of the year, and it certainly affected our dining experience.

                                  19. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    London

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 17 July 2016

                                    overall5food4service5ambience5

                                    I took my friend here while he was on a visit to London from a small town overseas, and (if you have the cash!) would definitely recommend sketch as place to bring visitors. We had a great time and my friend was really amused by and enjoyed all the quirkiness.

                                  20. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    Edmonton

                                    24 reviews

                                    vip
                                    3.0

                                    24 reviews

                                    Dined on 22 June 2016

                                    overall3food1service3ambience5

                                    Overpriced food that lacks imagination. Amazing decor and ambiance though.

                                  21. NA

                                    NuraA

                                    London

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 22 May 2016

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Love it make having afternoon tea more special

                                  22. N

                                    Natasha

                                    London

                                    5 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    5 reviews

                                    Dined on 11 May 2016

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    I love everything about this place, friendly staff, amazing food and perfect setting for a special night.

                                  23. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    London

                                    10 reviews

                                    vip
                                    4.0

                                    10 reviews

                                    Dined on 1 May 2016

                                    overall4food4service4ambience5

                                    Its a place more of for ladies a guess, i was dragged there by my friends and the food was average but the experience is special, recommend people who wanna have special dining experience. There is a minimum spending of a starter plus a main as welll i think

                                  24. f

                                    farmersto

                                    London

                                    106 reviews

                                    vip
                                    3.0

                                    106 reviews

                                    Dined on 10 March 2016

                                    overall3food3service3ambience4

                                    A bit of a let down, alas. The venue is fun, good bar if a bit pricey, decorated in an entertaining way. Service however left somewhat to be desired. We ordered the special main - a full duck served as two courses - and while the first course was really tasty the second was a let down, tasteless and uninspiring. Pudding did redeem the meal but the hefty bill at the end of the evening didn't seem to tally with the quality of the food served. Worth a visit but perhaps only if you secure a special offer!!

                                  25. J

                                    Josh

                                    London

                                    9 reviews

                                    4.0

                                    9 reviews

                                    Dined on 11 February 2016

                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                    Wonderful service and exquisite food

                                  26. SK

                                    Sam371Kent

                                    London

                                    4 reviews

                                    3.0

                                    4 reviews

                                    Dined on 11 February 2016

                                    overall3food3service4ambience2

                                    I think they are missing a trick. Not as good as it used to be. I much prefer the old decor. Atmosphere just isn't the same. Food needs to be updated as well. Nothing that stands out to me.

                                  27. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    London

                                    3 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    3 reviews

                                    Dined on 4 January 2016

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    The Udon noodles were amazing. As was the Pumpkin Veloute.

                                  28. c

                                    crocnaz

                                    Berkshire

                                    5 reviews

                                    3.0

                                    5 reviews

                                    Dined on 24 December 2015

                                    overall3food2service5ambience5

                                    Very disappointed in Sketch, used to come here all the time going back 6 -7 years ago and I used to think the food and ambiance were exceptional. The ambiance is still absolutely sublime but the food is just trying too hard to be something but it misses due to the ingredients! Presentation is beautiful but taste has a long way to go before I will return. I have to say the service was also impeccable, pity it has so much to offer and yet the main ingredient is missing.

                                  29. A

                                    Amazing

                                    London

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 6 December 2015

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Amazing place and atmosphere, love the cocktail served in the David shringley teapot was so great! And Sarah who was serving us cocktails was absolutely amazing she knew everything about everything and was so so lovely! Definitely will be back a big thank you!

                                  30. S

                                    Sarinario

                                    New York Area

                                    1 review

                                    3.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 15 November 2015

                                    overall3food4service2ambience5

                                    The food and decor are lovely but the service needs improvement. This is a very expensive restaurant and I shouldn't have to ask 3-4 times for drinks that fail to be served though we almost finished our meal! My son is a picky eater and I asked if instead of the Mac and cheese on the children's menu I could just have plain pasta and that I am happy to pay as if I ordered the Mac and cheese. I got a flat out "no!" We ordered handsomely and I found that not very nice at all. I ordered the Mac and cheese and my son didn't touch it. They did refund the dish without me asking but my son was left hungry. Any other fine restaurant I've been to was happy to simplify an existing dish.

                                  31. J

                                    Johnny

                                    London

                                    2 reviews

                                    4.0

                                    2 reviews

                                    Dined on 21 October 2015

                                    overall4food5service5ambience4

                                    The decor is out of this world. The bathrooms, the sketches, the colour, it's all amazing! The food is outstanding and a special word for the service which is absolutely fantastic. The waiters have a beautiful outfit are constantly trying to help and super friendly. Of course this all comes with a rather high price tag... But it's worth it.

                                  32. SR

                                    SReviewer

                                    London

                                    28 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    28 reviews

                                    Dined on 20 October 2015

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    This place has a beautiful pink and white interior with soft luxurious lighting - its very romantic. Even though sadly I wasn't there on a date it felt like a great place for one. Regardless its a great place for dinner with friends. I found the artwork hilarious, most of it was comic but had a deeper meaning which was an interesting atmosphere to eat in. I was totally in love with the pink velvet seats and the service. Every time my friend went to sit down, they tucked him in! Now about the food, the ravioli was magnificent and so were potato dauphinoise! I had macaroons for dessert which melted in the mouth. Even though the food is quite dear, it is definitely worth it. I didn't give this place 5 stars for value because I do not feel £13 for a cocktail is worth it anywhere. The toilets were creepy but I believe most people think they're amazing. Overall, one of the best dinners and night outs I've had. Amazing atmosphere, service and great food. A very sophisticated evening but also a casual affair. 100% recommend to anyone unless you're not a fan of crude humour which a lot of the paintings display.

                                  33. N

                                    Nicola

                                    London

                                    14 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    14 reviews

                                    Dined on 14 October 2015

                                    overall5food4service5ambience5

                                    Brilliant service, all the waitresses and waiters were so attentive, the cocktails were fab, the food was so well presented and the ambiance was spot on. Would definitely recommend to friends and family, great staff and what a venue! Will definitely be coming back!

                                  34. DH

                                    DouglasH

                                    San Francisco

                                    9 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    9 reviews

                                    Dined on 7 October 2015

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Unreal! We lived it check out the unique restroom

                                  35. k

                                    katieg

                                    London

                                    12 reviews

                                    4.0

                                    12 reviews

                                    Dined on 7 September 2015

                                    overall4food4service4ambience5

                                    What can I say about this restaurant! I had heard so many good things about it and we had to experience it for ourselves. Me and my husband went here for our 2 year wedding anniversary and had a fantastic night! LOVE the restaurant, the food was lovely, ambience is arty, cool and quirky and the toilets are like nothing you have seen before! You have to go to this restaurant at least once in your life it's so cool and the food is delicious! Check out the bars after as well!

                                  36. F

                                    Foodface

                                    London

                                    21 reviews

                                    4.0

                                    21 reviews

                                    Dined on 20 August 2015

                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                    Very interesting bathrooms! Tasty and inventive food choices. Different and interesting rooms (bar, restaurant, club (I think it was a club)). One small semi-negative thing to note - the main restaurant lacks atmosphere until it gets busy. It's because of the high ceilings. When it gets busy and they dim the lights slightly the atmosphere cranks up too. Not a big problem but I'd recommend booking your table after 8pm for best atmosphere

                                  37. KG

                                    KGP13

                                    London

                                    6 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    6 reviews

                                    Dined on 16 August 2015

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Once again, the service and food were great and we had a superb evening.

                                  38. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    London

                                    2 reviews

                                    3.0

                                    2 reviews

                                    Dined on 11 August 2015

                                    overall3food3service5ambience5

                                    The decor was eccentric and amazing. Don't forget to check out all the rooms of the restarant especially the washrooms upstairs Amazing for a chilled out dinner with friends

                                  39. HP

                                    HPJuly

                                    London

                                    1 review

                                    2.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 15 July 2015

                                    overall2food3service1ambience3

                                    I booked a table for 6.30, arrived at 6.25, to be told to wait as the table wasn't ready, we had a drink in the bar, which was nice. Waited until 6.55 then I asked what happened to my table. They then went away and came back and took us to the table. told us we had a sitting for 2hours and need the table back by 8.30pm. Which would have been fine, but no apologies for giving the table to us 30 minutes late or stating as we were late in giving the table you can have it until 9pm. Then I had to asked to take my food order, the food arrived and was nice but service wasn't brilliant. Then ordered dessert and drinks, waited for a while and then approached to say we need to eat the dessert at the bar as they needed the table for 8.30pm :-o I cancelled the order and requested the bill. Very unhappy and explained how we got the table late, but no apologies. Then the bill arrived and the main guy asked if all okay, I explained the situation and he walked away from me, this was the icing on the cake and I was so annoyed that I wished I didn't pay the service charge they included. I left the place very upset and it was a special treat for my partner and as I thought Sketch had a good reputation it lacked in the service and would be very much in two minds to go and to recommend.

                                  40. E

                                    Emad

                                    London

                                    29 reviews

                                    vip
                                    3.0

                                    29 reviews

                                    Dined on 14 July 2015

                                    overall3food2service3ambience4

                                    A good aspect of this restaurant is the frequently changing menu. Downside is that it can change on the downside and for me it did. We had 3 different selections of main course and they were all less than average. However, it was no surprise that the costs is vastly over average. I came expecting that, but not the food would be like diner food. Add to this is that the gentleman who greeted us mistook people who were standing bell behind us as part of our group and sat them down at our table, and the fact that I had asked for flowers and a gift that I brought along to be presented with the sweets. That didn't happen and I had to go to the reception to pick up. The restaurant kindly offered a sweet plate for the birthday girl that was customised with her name, nice touch. The waiters/waitresses were quite nice and the lady who offered a recommendation for the sweet wine, gaev a great recommendation. All in all, value for money is low. I expected better food from a high end restaurant.

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                                  • Area

                                    Oxford Circus

                                  • Hours of Operation

                                    Afternoon Tea:
                                    12:30pm - 4:30pm, Monday - Sunday
                                    Dinner:
                                    6.30pm - 11pm, Monday - Saturday
                                    6:00pm - 10pm, Sunday

                                  • Cuisines

                                    Modern European

                                  • Dining style

                                    Casual Elegant

                                  • Dress Code

                                    Casual Dress

                                  • Payment Options

                                    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                  • Executive Chef

                                    Hervé Deville

                                  • Additional

                                    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Full Bar

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