Glade at Sketch
Upon entering Sketch, patrons feel as if they’ve fallen down the rabbit’s hole into a charmingly bizarre fantasyland of neon lights, quirky-bordering-on-creepy statues, chipped gold-plated teacups, bread baskets built from Legos and space-age pod restrooms. Opened in 2002 by restaurateur Mourad Mazouz and world-renowned chef Pierre Gagnaire, Sketch is a quintessentially London complex of fine restaurants, lively bars and imaginative entertainment venues. The Glade, part brasserie and part cocktail bar, resembles a mystical forest complete with a bar-top tree and sunset-hued, Swarovski crystal-encrusted walls. Visitors adore this spot for scrumptious light lunches, spectacular afternoon teas and pricey yet punchy cocktails.