Sketch’s home, 9 Conduit Street, 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. sketch was inaugurated in 2002 by restaurateur Mourad Mazouz and three Michelin starred chef Pierre Gagnaire, as a destination for food, art and music and 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. The Lecture Room & Library was awarded its first Michelin star in 2005, 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 and more recently Turner Prize winner Martin Creed and Turner Prize Nominee David Shrigley as part of a new long-term programme of artist- designed restaurant for the India Mahdavi-designed Gallery.
New to 2017, the Parlour underwent a refurbishment led by designer Andrés Ros Soto, and the legendary Glade bar and restaurant re- opened its doors to launch a new menu conceived by Master Chef Pierre Gagnaire and a new design iteration by founder Mourad Mazouz and artist Carolyn Quartermaine. The intimate 32 seat bar and restaurant will offer an all-day brunch, available seven days a week, complemented by a menu of cocktails created for sipping between dawn and dusk.
9 Conduit Street, London W1S 2XG
LIMA is a representation of the gastronomic expansion that has taken place in Peru during the last few years, with the idea of showcasing Lima to London, as the gastronomic capital of the Americas.
Peruvian cuisine is a melting pot of different cultures which have come together to form a unique blend of flavours and techniques.
With the arrival of European and Asian immigrants centuries ago, their ingredients and customs intertwined over the decades with those of the locals, creating what is known as Peruvian cuisine: one of the fastest growing gastronomic movements today.
LIMA is the creation of world-renowned Peruvian chef, Virgilio Martinez and his partners, Gabriel & José-Luis Gonzalez. Robert Ortiz, Virgilio’s longtime friend, runs the kitchen.
"A place set apart to contain books, periodicals, and other material for reading, viewing, listening, study, or reference,
as a room, set of rooms, or building where they may be used or borrowed."
Located in London's theatreland - LIBRARY provides a reference point for a life full of discovery.
Founded by Ronald Ndoro in 2013, LIBRARY is a hub for creativity and innovation. LIBRARY has a particular emphasis and draws inspiration from literature, theatre, local community and sustainable design. Working with like-minded collaborators LIBRARY is built on up-cycling and recycling without compromise to design.
LIBRARY has a complete focus on tailoring and enhancing the member experience through the provision of a lifestyle service, fine dining and dancing completed by an exciting cultural events programme:
From live music events, art exhibitions, film screenings to author-led book clubs and special talks with private areas and rooms always available for members entertaining and to stay over.
We've added eclectic and innovative design, inspirational and thought-provoking programming, food, drinks, overnight rooms and wellness right in the heart of London's theatreland - so you never have to leave.
“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” - Jorge Luis Borges