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Summary

£70
  £££
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

A new era beckons for this once-legendary brasserie. Created in 1976 out of a partnership between actor Michael Caine and the late Peter Langan, it was the A-lister magnet of its days (and the cradle for the careers of some of London’s leading restaurateurs, including Christopher Corbin & Jeremy King). In recent years, it risked sinking into self-parody as an old-school haunt for senior business suits loyal since its glory days. Now – from mid-October 2021 – it’s to relaunch with each of its three floors having a completely new identity from designer and ‘master of metamorphosis’ Peter Mikic. The new owners are Graziano Arricale and James Hitchen – the former includes a stint as operations director of Birley Clubs on his CV, while the latter is a former chief executive of East Coast Concepts.

Summary

£72
  £££
2
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2
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4
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Determinedly old-school” – this “lively”, former A-list brasserie near The Ritz was opened by the legendary Peter Langan in partnership with Michael Caine in 1976. To true believers – the firm majority of its clientele – it’s “an institution that always performs” and “great fun for a business meal in a boisterous setting (even if the bill ends up at more than expected… but that’s life when the wine flows)”. Others, though, complain of “classics done with not quite enough panache or vibrancy”, and see it as “an out-of-towners kind of place harking back to the good old days when Mr L was about. He isn’t and it’s a shadow of its former self”.

Summary

£72
  £££
2
Average
2
Average
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Determinedly old-school” – this “lively”, former A-list brasserie near The Ritz was opened by the legendary Peter Langan in partnership with Michael Caine in 1976. To true believers – the firm majority of its clientele – it’s “an institution that always performs” and “great fun for a business meal in a boisterous setting (even if the bill ends up at more than expected… but that’s life when the wine flows)”. Others, though, complain of “classics done with not quite enough panache or vibrancy”, and see it as “an out-of-towners kind of place harking back to the good old days when Mr L was about. He isn’t and it’s a shadow of its former self”.

Summary

£67
  £££
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Average
2
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4
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Why change a winning formula” is the view of the many fans who “just love” this famous brasserie near The Ritz (many of whom are old enough to remember when it was opened by Peter Langan, in partnership with Michael Caine, in 1976): they say, “it’s not the best, nor the coolest, nor the fanciest, but my favourite, with a brilliant atmosphere”. The only dispute relates to its “retro”, “classic” cuisine, which fans feel is “always predictable (in a good way)” and which critics dismiss as “churned out and very average”. It’s particularly recommended as being “great for business”.

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Langan’s Brasserie Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Langan’s Brasserie Restaurant in W1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Langan’s Brasserie restaurant.
Sally M
Nice brunch ingredients poorly cooked. It w...
Reviewed 3 months, 23 days ago

"Nice brunch ingredients poorly cooked. It was the soft opening so perhaps there were teething problems"

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Ray M
So sad to see the new Langans totally devoi...
Reviewed 5 months, 1 day ago

"So sad to see the new Langans totally devoid of any connection to the original restaurant with the exception of the exterior and the Langans logo. If you’re going to change everything, staff, decor, menu etc you may as well call it by a different name. The fact that three members of staff reassured me a previous employee of eight years was soon to return made me think they realise they’ve gone too far. Hot shells but cold escargot, not good. Steak but no mushrooms on offer, Dover sole but not a fish knife in the building and top prices. It will survive as long as people check it out to compare new with old but that won’t last forever. "

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£16.50 £34.50 £12.50
Drinks  
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
Stratton Street, London, W1J 8LB
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Opening hours
Monday8 am‑11 pm
Tuesday8 am‑11 pm
Wednesday8 am‑11 pm
Thursday8 am‑11 pm
Friday8 am‑11 pm
Saturday12 pm‑11 pm
Sunday12 pm‑9:30 pm

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