Roux at The Landau 22

The Langham, Portland Place , London, W1B 1JA

020 7965 0165

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13 reviews

54 Modern European

SquareMeal Review of Roux at The Landau

Located in a former ballroom, the grandeur of this Roux outpost certainly makes us do a happy dance (on the inside, of course). Wood panelling, arched windows and lots of swish make it an impressive, grown-up spot for client-wooing, and in common with Le Gavroche, there’s a good-value three-course deal with half a bottle of wine, coffee and petit fours for just under £50. Michel Roux Jr is more likely to be found at his flagship, but head chef Oliver Boon is well-versed in the Roux repertoire and also allowed to stretch its boundaries. To start, we suggest octopus carpaccio with smoked cod’s roe, oregano and potato, followed perhaps by crisp pressed chicken, wet garlic, oyster leaf, mousserons and Grelot onions. Desserts such as toasted oat and raspberry ‘Arctic roll’ with whisky cream show flair, though the wine list is gloriously old school. Readers report really thoughtful, switched-on customer service throughout the hotel for guests who require extra help or attention.

Roux at The Landau is recommended for

Formal | Quiet Conversation | Widely Spaced Tables | Dates | Romantic | Special Occasions Under 40S | Breakfast | Bottomless Brunch

Special offers

Snacks to share, dessert and a glass of bubbles £25 per person

From a set menu. Seating at the counter only.

From: 13 April 2018

To: 13 May 2018

Max: 4

Maximum of 4 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Oxford Circus Tube Station 320m

Bond Street Tube Station 536m

Address

Address: The Langham, Portland Place , London W1B 1JA

Opening times

Mon-Fri 7am-10.30am 12N-2.30pm 5.30-10.30pm 
Sat 7am-12N 5.30-10.30pm Sun 7am-12N 12.30-3pm

Nearby Landmarks

Great Portland Street 216m

Topshop (Oxford Circus) 290m

Details

Telephone: 020 7965 0165

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Cuisine: Modern European

8.3

Food & Drink: 8.4

Service: 8.1

Atmosphere: 7.7

Value: 7.6

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

Mark B. 29 July 2014

All round great with my only complaint being a lack of vegetables with the superb plaice (a potato and a wilted leaf!). Excellent country pate to start, and lovely panna cotta dessert, with a delightful amuse bouche to start and really good petits fours to finish. Service was exemplary. We will return!

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

Yolanda B. bronze reviewer 21 March 2014

Had a really lovely meal at Roux, I got the meal through the square meal rewards which meant we had the 3 courses, wine, water, coffee and petit fours. The food selection even on the Du Jour menu was really good and all the food came out presented very well and tasted delicious. Unlike some restaurants the food was substantial enough to fill up myself and my boyfriend. What ‘made’ the meal was the exceptional service of the staff, they were highly attentive and made the whole dining experience even more of a pleasure!! I would recommend going to Roux even for the Du Jour set menu which normally costs £45 per person but still gives you the roux experience.

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

Lisa H. 10 February 2014

This is a beautiful restaurant in an equally beautiful hotel. The staff are extremely courteous and helpful. My friend and I arrived early to enjoy a drink in one of the bars prior to dinner. The Landau doesn't have its own bar, so you need to use either the Palm Court or Artesian. The Artesian was bursting at the seams by 6pm when we arrived but the bar manager offered and then managed to find us a table in the Palm Court, where we stayed for drinks until our reservation at 7pm. The Landau was already busy by 7pm and had a nice atmosphere. Not stuffy or half empty like a lot of hotel restaurants. The staff were attentive and efficient. We decided to have the taster menu with accompanying wines. This was 5 courses and each one was delicious. The only thing I would say is that the size of each portion was extremely small. I know when you have the taster menu, the portions are smaller, but these were extremely small. The first two courses, no bigger than large canapés. This would be my only criticism to what was otherwise a delightful meal. I also liked the fact that there was no turn around on the table and we were left to enjoy our evening for as long as we wanted.

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 5.0

Ella C. 05 September 2013

The food was excellent as always! As was the service and attention to details. I would definitely recommend Roux at the Landau, and will be returning again myself!

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 5.0

Joanne P. 07 March 2013

I booked the Postillion Private Dining Room for a dinner for 16 people. The dining room is stunningly beautiful. The food is excellent! As is the service and attention to details. All the guests had a wonder time at this amazing venue. I would definitely recommend Roux at the Landau to family, friends and business acquaintances.

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 3.0

Atmosphere: 2.0

Value: 3.0

London Gourmet platinum reviewer 25 January 2013

Let's start with the only real draw-back – it's a hotel restaurant lacking atmoshpere (as so many of them do) and on most nights it'll be part empty. Having said that, the food is very good and solid service. Not one for a romantic cosy dinner but good choice for business lunch or dinner

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 4.0

Kirsty A. 17 December 2012

Got to use my square meal points to have lunch at this fabulous restaurant. It was every bit as good as we had hoped. The dining room was very traditional and had a very relaxed feel to it. The Christmas set menu gave you a variety of choice, the salmon and venison were beautifully cooked and fantastic presentation. It was great also that we picked that Michel Roux Jr was in having lunch. Highly recommended and cant wait to get my next 3000 points!

Food & Drink: 3.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 3.0

Value: 4.0

SL H. 30 October 2012

Impeccable service, wonderful welcome and a delight through-out the evening. One dish exceptional, others just very good. Atmosphere sublime for me as I find most restaurants too loud and raucous for decent conversation.

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

David K. silver reviewer 23 March 2012

Wow!!! We went for a lunch to celebrate our anniversary as part of the lunchtime deal of £30 for 3 courses and a glass of champagne. In summary both food and service were excellent. We began with a gin and tonic. Is there another gin apart from Bombay Sapphire? The starter which was smoked salmon was beautifully presented and tasted beautifully. For main course my partner had the Gurnard which I am informed was cooked to perfection. I chose the beef from the trolley which was wonderfully cooked and presented and was served with carrots and dauphinoise potatos. My clean plate was evidence of my opinion of the dish. The sommelier suggested a wine for us , which was actually £4 less that our own choice. So much for restaurants trying to upsell the diners choice. It was fantastic and complemented our food brilliantly. We both chose the cheese selection. A very good cheese board and a waiter who knew his product really well. We allowed him to make the choices for us and we were certainly not disappointed. Every member of staff we met were both friendly and professional. They were there when we needed them and certainly didn't impose on our conversation. A truly excellent meal, well served and we both felt we had very good value for money. We shall return!!!

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 1.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

FoodFiend 24 February 2012

Visited this restaurant with another couple, having booked online for the Roux special inclusive dinner for £45 – and made special note on online booking to make sure they understood that. Arrived after our guests to find they had been given the “full-on” menu at about £100 per head. Then followed embarassing discussion with waiter who said the special dinner offer was finished… Finally sorted, food was delicious and wine waiter suggested an excellent wine (Pernand Vergelesses Domaine Rollin et Fils) to accompany fish, pork, duck (wonderfully crispy!) & beef main course options. But service remained poor throughout the evening, despite swarms of waiters wandering round and only 8 other tables occcupied, it was impossible to catch their eye and long waits to give order and receive food

Special offers

Snacks to share, dessert and a glass of bubbles £25 per person

From: 13 April 2018

To: 13 May 2018

Max: 4

Maximum of 4 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

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