Review on Roux at the Landau
This is the first collaborative venture for 19 years of father and son Albert and Michel Roux Jnr, who have taken over the Landau restaurant and renamed it Roux at the Landau.
One of central London's most striking hotels, the Langham looks out onto All Soul's Church and Broadcasting House. It has seen restaurants come and go over the years and it is now playing host to a radical new venue designed by David Collins. Roux at the Landau has its own street entrance, and a 'wine corridor' links the entrance lobby to the dining room.
Gilded wall panelling, golds, greens and blues set the tone, baroque-style chandeliers hang from the ceiling and there are lots of oriental flourishes alongside splashes of overt Victoriana. The effect is strikingly elegant and the whole show is run by talented Jamie Draper who has lead the kitchen for a number of years.
Draper's menus reflect the Roux trademark style of classically-constructed French dishes, blended with today's tastes for lighter choices, although a few British classics will feature. Typically you might begin with sauté of Landes foie gras with pumpkin, pear and gingerbread crumb or seared Orkney scallops with Jerusalem artichoke and truffle. Follow on with mains of roast rack of Romney Marsh lamb with artichokes and cèpes en persillade or Dover sole grilled or meunière with ratte potatoes and wilted spinach. While desserts tempt with the likes of Pear William and walnut soufflé with bitter chocolate sorbet or caramelised apple millefeuille with aged Calvados bavarois. There is a fabulous wine list chosen by Head Sommelier Zack Saghir to set things off perfectly.
Roux at the Landau is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food Guide, HardensRate this Restaurant
Restaurant Opening Times
Breakfast: 7.00 - 10.30am (7.00 - 12.00pm Sat-Sun)
Lunch: 12.30 - 2.30pm Mon-Fri
Dinner: 5.30 - 10.30pm Mon-Sat
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express