sketch’s home, 9 Conduit Street in London, was designed by James Wyatt in 1779 and has previously been the headquarters of the Royal Institute of British Architects before later becoming the London Atelier of Christian Dior. With this series of commissions sketch continues to contribute to the building’s heritage as a destination for experimentation in design, art and architecture.
The site consists of the Lecture Room & Library, the Parlour, the Glade, the East Bar, and the Gallery.
sketch was inaugurated in 2002 by restaurateur Mourad Mazouz and Masterchef Pierre Gagnaire, as a destination for food, art and music. The Lecture Room & Library was awarded its first Michelin star in 2005 and in 2012, the restaurant won its second Michelin star, which it retains today.
Over the past decade, due to Mazouz’s commitment to art and design, the venue has hosted over fifty exhibitions of artists’ moving image including work by Carsten Nicolai, John Baldessari, Jonas Mekas, Mary Ellen Bute, Charles & Ray Eames and Michael Nyman and more recently Martin Creed and David Shrigley as part of its new long-term programme of artist-designed restaurants for the Gallery.
Shrigley collaborated with Parisian interior designer India Mahdavi who conceived the striking, monochromatic pink interior.
Rooms / Capacities
- Max Capacity: 450
- Monday: 7:00 AM – 2:00 AM
- Tuesday: 7:00 AM – 2:00 AM
- Wednesday: 7:00 AM – 2:00 AM
- Thursday: 7:00 AM – 2:00 AM
- Friday: 7:00 AM – 2:00 AM
- Saturday: 8:00 AM – 2:00 AM
- Sunday: 8:00 AM – 12:30 AM
What it’s renowned for
It’s beautiful decor and artwork, the enchanted forest and the bathrooms are definitely worth visiting!
You might not know but..
There is a giant faceless dog hanging in the façade!