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Everyone needs “a restaurant for all occasions” and Langan’s has come up trumps for generations of Londoners (famous or otherwise). Fluorescent signage and a deco entrance are a siren call to this “very iconic British institution” – a nostalgic room with framed posters, prints and a menu that has remained largely untouched since the waiters first pulled on their smart togs. Big on comfort and a blowsy kind of elegance, it offers wholesome servings of spinach soufflé or baked egg with cabbage and bacon mash to start, while mains might promise anything from bangers and mash or fish pie to “heavenly” poached sea trout with samphire and keta caviar sauce. True regulars also know what day of the week it is based on their consumption of, say, chicken and wild mushroom fricassee (Monday) or knuckle of ham (Wednesday). Time moves on, but Langan’s stays still.  
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Langan's Brasserie
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Langan's Brasserie

Stratton Street ,London W1J 8LB

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by   (1)

Sep 2015

Arrived to a warm welcome and seated very quickly. We where recommended to go to the restaurant by friends. Starter was lovely whilst a large portion. Ordered the Cod- but disappointed that the fish was lost in the batter which was a little undercooked. Waiter asked if ok and mentioned the batter. The crème brulee was very large and outfaced us. Overhaul the surroundings and atmosphere made up for the fish. I would recommended a visit just order something other then the cod in batter.

Janice C.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 7
  • Service: 7
  • Atmosphere: 9
  • Value: 6

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Stratton Street ,London W1J 8LB

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CONSISTENTLY GOOD!

by   bronze reviewer (5)

Jan 2015

Langan's continues to be one of my favourite restaurants for a treat! The food and the 'buzz' of atmosphere are consistently good, with the speciality spinach soufflé... legendary! Staff are attentive without being over-bearing and were accommodating in moving our lunchtime seating to a window table when asked if this was possible. The chance of seeing 'a celebrity' in the throng is always an added bonus :)

Carol C.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 10
  • Value: 8

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Langan's Brasserie

Stratton Street ,London W1J 8LB

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As ever, fantastic!

by   gold reviewer (41)

Nov 2014

One of the old favourites, fantastic atmosphere with lovely food and excellent service. Although I use for business it is used more for social occassions but this does not seem to matter. A great place to people / and celebrity watch.

Sarah G.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 10
  • Value: 10

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Langan's Brasserie

Stratton Street ,London W1J 8LB

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Still fab place but disappointing food

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Feb 2014

We hadn't been to Langan's in years and were pleased to be back. The atmosphere was still great and the staff very friendly. The service was a bit erratic but mostly fine. Sadly, the food simply does not live up to the place.

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  • Food & Drink: 5
  • Service: 6
  • Atmosphere: 10
  • Value: 7

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Langan's Brasserie

Stratton Street ,London W1J 8LB

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Good evening but I won't go back

by   silver reviewer (29)

Nov 2013

I had read the other reviews on Square Meal before I went to Langan's last night and unfortunately I have to agree with them. Starting with the positive, the food was good! I am vegetarian so there was only one option for me (Anglo-Indian Curry) but it was delicious. A creamy vegetable curry with brown rice to give a good texture. My fellow diners all had the special, which was belly of pork. They said the meat was cooked slowly and tasted tender as did the bed of onions it sat on. However, that...

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Sarah R.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 4
  • Atmosphere: 6
  • Value: 4

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Over rated & Expensive

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Sep 2013

Visited Langans on a Sat night after a theatre show had no problem booking a table which surprised me as being so well known. Drinks before meal were fine but service was a bit slow. Taken to table & ordered wine etc Very noisy restaurant with no atmosphere at all. Ordered food which was some of the best I have eaten anywhere. Service during the meal was a bit hit & miss many waiters all doing a bit each so obviously slow. The place itself does look very tired & tatty (a coat of paint would not go...

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 6
  • Atmosphere: 6
  • Value: 4

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Langan's Brasserie

Stratton Street ,London W1J 8LB

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Lovely restaurant & friendly staff

by   (1)

Mar 2013

Read a good review in the Independent so decided to give it a try. Last time we came was a disaster although I do remember eating a great traditional duck dish. It was full to bursting ! Had to squeeze in to the door as so many people coming and going and the coat check was really busy. Rather abrupt receptionist took us to the table but once we settled in the service was great from Terry who had been at Langans for years. The food was surprisingly good. Very good spinach souffle and poached egg...

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  • Food & Drink: 7
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 10
  • Value: 10

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Langan's - it takes you back

by   bronze reviewer (8)

Feb 2013

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I know this place now has an increasing reputation for being tired and dated but you know what you're going to get. My reason for going was a celebratory business lunch and when the host said Langan's I gave what must be most people's first response “Langans's…I haven't been there for years..!” I can't deny there is a distinctly eighties feel through the whole experience – I felt like we should be talking about current affairs issues like the Falklands War. Started with a G&T (well come on, we're...

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  • Food & Drink: 6
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 6
  • Value: 8

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Jan 2013

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Sadly overrated, and a little over the hill now, the new boss is stupidly revamping a theme which doesn't need it, (he's even taken down Peter Langan's portrait too), its reputation is obviously keeping it going though, the food is ok(ish) , the atmosphere is good, and I suppose Peter and Michael Caine probably gave it its energy, now its seems to survive on nostalgia which once you are in seems to have disappeared, we didn't even get side plates !, such a shame, but to be honest this may just be...

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  • Food & Drink: 7
  • Service: 7
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 6

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by   gold reviewer (32)

Mar 2012

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Langan’s has apparently been around for the past 35 years and it’s not difficult to see why. Wall-to-wall art collection (note the odd Hockney), an ardent if ageing following of regulars, guaranteed buzz, well drilled staff…it’s a theatrical and fun place. Eating a menu devised in the eighties, served by staff who have been serving since the eighties and surrounded by regulars who have been coming since the eighties, Langans can seem like something of a timewarp, and it is. Is this a strength or...

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  • Food & Drink: 7
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 9
  • Value: 8

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