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by Caroline Haack (subscribe)
Fine art student and freelance writer from Paris, living in London.
Published June 20th 2017
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Sketch was the brainchild of Mourad Mazouz, an Algerian globe-trotter and self-taught cook. He is known for the 404 in Paris and Momo in London, two excellent addresses of North African cuisine.

In the early 2000s, he teamed up with chef Pierre Gagnaire to create Sketch in a luxurious listed building just a stone's throw from Regent Street. Upstairs, The Lecture Room, an overpriced two-star, welcomes the businessmen of the city who want to amaze their dates. On the ground floor, The Gallery is a less expensive place in a joyful and delirious setting.

You dine in a room entirely pink pastel designed by India Mahdavi and lined with 239 drawings of the British artist David Shrigley, whose works are also printed on the dishes. Shrigley is known for his work with Blur. Behind the scenes are some surprises. If you ask for the restrooms, you are sent to strange eggs-cabins on the first floor. Slightly anxiogenic but funny. The place also offers three bars with a studied decor and atmosphere.

You have grasped the concept of Sketch: combining art and gastronomy in an ultra-neat setting. Shrigley succeeds Englishman Martin Creed, who had designed the dining room.

Regarding the food, the price is a little expensive. A large meal costs 50 but you can also get an excellent risotto with flat water for 18 and enjoy the scenery. Nothing is excessively fancy on the menu and the filet mignon with sage and black pudding does not disappoint.
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Where: 9 Conduit St, Mayfair, London W1S 2XG, Royaume-Uni
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