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Roux at The Landau
Club Members receive 15% off the total bill when lunching or dining
Renowned for modern French cuisine and impeccable service, to lunch or dine at Roux at The Landau is a pleasure not to be missed, especially with our Club arrangement.
The Landau is the fine dining restaurant of The Langham—established in 1865 as the first ‘Grand Hotel’ in Europe—where Roux père et fils reign over the elegant culinary establishment designed by David Collins.
The restaurant has its own private entrance from Portland Place; it is even more impressive when approached from the hotel itself through a ‘wine corridor’. One emerges from the dimly-lit, bottle-lined walls into a striking, airy, light-filled dining room, oval shaped, with tall windows overlooking All Souls Church, light wood panelling and a vaulted ceiling. It is all very comfortable and expansive, the distribution of tables making almost every one desirable—but the highlights in this respect are two alcoves set at either side of the restaurant, which are almost diminutive private dining rooms, with small horseshoe tables and banquettes encased by more wood stretching up towards Medieval-style chandeliers. They rank among the best tables in London.
As to the cuisine, this is excellent; it happens under the watchful eye of Roux protégé Chris King as Chef de Cuisine. His a la carte and tasting menus combine classic French with twists of modernity—typical Roux cooking. Added to which, the front-of-house team is gracefully led by the charming Franco Becci, famous here and from his former days at The Savoy Grill.
As might be expected, the menu is classical, but with lighter, more modern touches in places.
Currently the five-course tasting menu is £65 (or £115 with wine pairings), which for you as a Club Member would be £55.25 (or £97.75 with wine pairings). On the à la carte, starters range from £9 to £24.50, main courses from £18.50 to £48, puddings from £8.50. The set menu of three courses including half a bottle of wine, mineral water, coffee and petit fours, is currently £45 (therefore £38.25 for you as a Club Member) and often there are special pre-theatre and other menus to which your preferential rate would still apply.
The wine list is large, and excellent, focusing on the French and with well-chosen New and Old World selections. The wide choice of wines by the glass starts with an Alsace Pinot Blanc at £6.75 and a Beaujolais and a Languedoc Syrah Grenache at £7.50, and includes a peach of a Chablis from Domaine Laroche at £9.50 and a good red Burgundy from Domaine Rollin at £11.25. The Albert Roux Champagne is also excellent and at £14 a glass (£11.90 to you as a Club Member), it is a sparklingly good start to the meal. To finish of course there are vintage ports, brandies and dessert wines by the glass.
As to bottles and half bottles, of course it is possible to order a bottle of Champagne Cristal or a 1982 Pétrus, but there are many sensibly-priced top-quality bottles, starting at £39 for a Bourgogne Pinot Noir and including a Lalande Pomerol at £51 and a Château Cantermerle Haut-Medoc at £89 and a superb half bottle of Crozes-Hermitage from Alain Graillot is £42.
Roux at The Landau is a restaurant to savour—and both the set menu and the tasting menu offer excellent value made even better for you as a Member of the Club.
Breakfast Mon-Fri 07am-10.30am, Sat-Sun 07am-12 noon
Lunch: Mon-Fri 12 noon-14.30pm
Dinner: Mon-Sat 17.30pm -22.30pm
Our Members also receive 15% off the bill in the stylish Artesian Bar and the Chuan Spa as well as special Club rates at the five-star Langham London Hotel (see separate London Hotel listing).
1C Portland Place
London W1B 1JA
Tel: 020 7399 2960
Members receive a preferential rate when lunching or dining, saving 15% on the total bill.
11 PRINCES STREET, MAYFAIR, LONDON W1B 2LJ
Telephone: 020 7399 2960