If you’ve never heard of the Roux Brothers, or Michel Roux Jnr, then you have clearly been living in a cave a million miles from civilisation. The man is a living legend when it comes to fine food. What better way to sample the delights in store at the Landau than by taking my mother there for lunch as a Birthday treat, who is also a huge fan of Michel and his style of food.
This restaurant is verging on perfection. We walked into a beautiful airy room which wafted with the perfume of fresh flowers. We were welcomed and taken to our seats. The staff were polite and attentive without pretension.
We selected our meal from a lunch time set menu which turned out to be just as sumptuous as the a la carte menu.
I started with the seared red gurnard with noccelara olives and sesame-lime emulsion. The fish was perfectly cooked and daintily presented. The lime emulsion added an unusual but really tasty tangy twist.
My partner had a generous sized portion of the ham hock and kale terrine with celeriac and violet mustard. The dish was beautifully presented and very tasty indeed.
For the main course I had the classic ‘navarin’ of Cumbrian lamb with fresh broad beans. This is officially the softest lamb I have ever eaten. It just melted in the mouth. I would go as far to say that it was amazing! I was thoroughly impressed by this dish.
We also had the roast chicken supreme with oyster mushrooms and Suffolk cider sauce. Ordinarily I don’t usually choose chicken when I go to a restaurant as I sometimes find it a little dull. This dish however was far from dull and the sauce was to die for.
For dessert we all opted for the selection of French and English artisan cheeses. Unusually there is no supplement charge for having the cheeses. This is quite rare.
A rather large choice of cheeses were presented to us to select from. We were told that we could select 4. The waiter had a great knowledge about the range and advised us as to which cheese would complement the other.
We were served a delicious fruit and nut bread, quince jelly and celery to accompany our cheese selection. None if our selection failed to live up to expectation.
After consuming all 3 courses and feeling like we could burst, we decided to have a coffee. Along with the coffee we were served a slate of petit fours with happy birthday written across it.
A very nice touch to end this special meal.
1C Portland PLace
London, W1B 1JA
T. 020 7965 0165
Roux at The Landau is open for dinner, lunch &
breakfast at the following times:
Closed 2nd – 6th January
Please contact us for full festive opening times
|Dinner||Mon – Sat||17:30 – 22:30|
|Lunch||Mon – Fri||12:30 – 14:30|
|Breakfast||Mon – Fri||07:00 – 10:30|
|Sat – Sun||07:00 – 12:00|