Last night, me and t’other half got the cat sitter in and sped off for a night at the newly refurbished Langham Hotel, just across the road from the Beeb’s Broadcasting House at the top end of Regent St.
Aside from the fact we were super looked after and got a fabulous room on the ninth floor of the hotel with amazing views across London to the Eye, one of the things I was most looking forward to was dinner in the Landau restaurant which I’d heard great things about.
Chef Andrew Turner came to the Landau last November and was previously at the Latymer at Pennyhill Park Hotel and the Bentley Kempinski, he’s also put together an innovative menu of modern European cuisine with produce sourced from across the UK.
We tried a seven course grazing menu. Yes, that’s right, seven courses, including a delightful sweat pea veloute,a Cornish crab concoction and English lamb cutlets. I was hoping t’tother half had not noticed there were sweatbreads on the latter, just to see the look on her face afterwards, but sadly she cottoned on before trying them.
Anyway, it was all fabulous and the hotel will be reviewed in our Wednesday Room Service column in a couple of weeks time. If you do go, do look out for one of the deserts, the Mango Egg, which has an extra special surprise when you pop it into your mouth…