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The Landau is my favourite London restaurant. My wife and I return frequently. I was surprised to read unfavourable reviews on this site and feel I should state the case to support this wonderful place.
What's to like:
the food: exquisite, particularly the starters and the puddings. And importantly the menu is always consistently good, there aren't any dishes that have disappointed, and the foie gras is always very special. Having eaten at many top-rated eating establishments throughout our wonderful city I would say that the food here is comparable with any Michelin starred restaurant we have eaten at, and I'm including Gordon Ramsey on Hospital Road, Marcus Wareing, and the Fat Duck (though that is more an ‘eating experience’ than anything else) . Only Le Manoir de Quatre Saisons in Oxfordshire has bettered the Landau for food quality in my humble opinion.
the tasting menu: a real treasure of flavours and delivered in perfect time over the course of an evening
the sommelier is wonderful and always chooses the perfect accompaniment to each course, particularly with the tasting menu
the staff are fantastic. The service is attentive but not overwhelming. We dine here more than any other London restaurant, but that is probably only around 3 times a year, yet most of the staff remember us each time we come
and are always so warmly welcoming.
the room: a high-ceilinged space with a circular feel. Great lighting. Discreet and quiet: no echoing chatter ringing around, just a peaceful ambience.
the hotel: sometimes as a treat we might book an overnight in a room at the Langham Hotel, upstairs from the Landau. This is a beautiful hotel with wonderful rooms.