Mayfair’s iconic Glade bar & restaurant at sketch re-opens
The legendary Glade bar and restaurant at sketch in Mayfair re-opens its doors this month 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.
Led by Master Chef Pierre Gagnaire, Executive Chef Hervé Deville has created a menu to take guests through the day. Featuring playful updates on the classics, the menu features: all-day eggs, including sketch’s take on a full English, 9 Conduit Street (£9.50); Coddled Eggs, served with Oscietre Caviar (£32) and Scrambled eggs with truffle (£25); meat and fish from the grill, championing seasonal specials such as Organic Madagascan Prawns (£26); and a selection of hearty French favourites, offering comforting dishes to include Veal Blanquette with ginger and green apple (£18).
The Glade’s drinks menu has been created by bar manager and drinks expert Pepijn Vanden Abeele, who joined sketch following over four years at the helm of The Connaught Bar. Created with all day drinking in mind, the menu is split into four sections: Bloody Marys (innovative versions of the classic blend, spiked with vodka, tequila or gin); Cocktails (strong, sharp serves with South American soul); Spritz (long drinks, inspired by The Glade’s flora); and Non Alcoholic (complex, refreshing flavours). Alongside this guests are able to access a handpicked selection of exclusive champagnes and sought after spirits and wines.
Signature cocktails include
Not Far From the Tree, a blend of Freya Birch spirit, Italicus Liquore di Bergamotto, Mastika, aromatic tonic; Carrottinha, combining Abelha cachaça, carrot juice, lime and demerara sugar; and Avocalicious, made with avocado, yoghurt, lime, agave – with or without Tapatio Blanco tequila.
Design – an artist conceived room
Designed by Mourad Mazouz in collaboration with artists Carolyn Quartermaine and Didier Mahieu, the quintessential spirit of The Glade has been sensitively restored to enhance the room’s decoupage forest. The space is framed by a newly installed carpet, created by visual artist and sculptor Alexandra Kehayoglou. Having previously collaborated with Dries Van Noten and Hermes, Kehayoglou has created a hand-woven carpet in a muted natural colour palate; designed to imitate the ebb and flow of the forest floor.
All of the unique furniture pieces and carved wooden shelves in the Glade have been designed by Quartermaine and handmade by her team of custom craftsmen. Rich velvet upholstery has been added to the space in distinctive shades of green, violet and cobalt blue, set off by coloured mirrored table tops, designed to reflect the tinted glass ceiling above like pools of water in a glade. The subtle lighting provides an atmosphere of a natural habitat, which emulates sun breaking through branches of trees. In keeping with sketch’s playful approach,
The Glade is brought to life by a quirky self-playing piano, whose soundtrack is composed to complement the ambience of the room from day to night. The statement piece is handcrafted by makers at Dio Davies Ltd, using red acrylic with a built in LED system to illuminate its design.
All-day dining hours:
7am to 6pm Monday to Friday
8am to 6pm Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays
Cocktails served from 6pm onwards