24 January 2012
Sketch is a fantasy of food, art and music created by Mourad Mazouz and housed within a restored 18th century building.
Tucked away off the main drag, Sketch is a special place to seek refuge from the nauseating experience that is Oxford St. Take a seat in one of the five eating establishments, I choose the Parlour. It oozes with cleverly curated modern and re purposed Victorian furniture. Bean bag ottomans fashioned from old tapestry cloth. A huge spider-like lighting rig hangs from the ceiling made of an assembly of old office desk lamps. Tall tasseled lamps give the majority of the light here in this dimly lit space. There’s a huge amount of imagination in this small space. The waitresses are all in dresses of clashed camel and hot pink paired with flouro pink Chuck Taylors. Very cute. The menus are put together on pink paper like a newspaper of yesteryear. My cauliflower soup and bread was served to me with a twist on the traditional, sticking with what they do best. And the bread basket was fashioned from lego.
9 Conduit Street
London W1S 2XG
020 7659 4500www.sketch.uk.com