Last night I came back from two days in London. My London-based blogger friend Mary-Ellen from the blog Hop interiors took me to this amazing restaurant in a side street of Regent street called Sketch. Although we didn’t dine there (so I can’t comment on the food), the interior design and ambiance is worth a blog post in itself.
Food, art and music go hand in hand at the 3 star Michelin restaurant Sketch. Mourad “Momo” Mazouz and his team of chefs and designers have created an one-of-a-kind concept over two expansive floors of a converted 18th century building at 9 Conduit Street. The restaurant boasts several rooms: The Gallery, The Parlour, The Lecture Room and Library, The Glade and The East Bar.When entering your inner child is awakened by a hopscotch course. Your creativity is compelled by design chairs and wall art.
The Parlour looks like a living room, with 60 different fabrics in shades of rose pinks, oranges and prints.The menus are vintage inspired and lie next to old books and crockery reminiscent of tea parties of yesteryear. Comfortable upholstered armchairs invite you to sit back and enjoy tea and deliciously looking pastries and macarons.
The large dining area, the Gallery, is the definition of eclectic: a mix of design chairs, vintage lamps, and modern pieces in an array of bold colours. It seats 150 guests in a gastro-brasserie atmosphere and is surrounded by ever-changing video exhibitions with 12 projectors creating projections throughout the evening.
At the East bar you have a gold and black sunken bar, and a more intimate atmosphere. Perfect for cocktails.
Even the restrooms are a sight: a gleaming spotless white space with pods and a ceiling with brightly coloured squares.
At the Glade room you can have elegant afternoon tea in a surrounding that captivates and carries you to a place far away. The walls depict a wood land, a meadow, a forest, a tale.
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