Langan's Brasserie

Stratton Street
Mayfair, London
W1J 8LG
Tel: 020 7491 8822 Green Park 0.1 miles


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An old institution that should now be put to rest. Latest visit is the last. Reheated food (it seems like, it would be very hard to prepare it like that if not!), disinterested and slightly rude service, bright lights, and general couldn't-care-less attitude all round. Has turned into the sort of restaurant you try to avoid. Prices bang up to date though - cover and 20% service added.

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 by baxie, 08 May 2010
We went for a Saturday lunch. Service was very poor. They sat us in the doorway on a bitterly cold January day, so we asked to move and the waitress just about managed a smile. We had to ask for cutlery. We ordered champagne as an aperitif but no sooner had we got it than our soup arrived! We asked if they could NOT rush us as we were there for a lazy lunch... it was the weekend after all. Then we ordered a £50 bottle of red wine, which they served chilled! They hadn't even bothered to bring it up to room temperature. Not impressed, sorry. Food was good though, if that's any consolation.

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 by JJNorth (2 reviews), 01 Feb 2010
Great, buzzy atmosphere. Good menu, properly cooked food. Usually fun, reliable and good quality. Makes for a good night out.

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 by StuH "top london reviewer" (39 reviews), 07 Mar 2009
Very good food and a great atmosphere. Had a most enjoyable meal with friends and everyone commented on how good the whole experience was.

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 by saucyland (10 reviews), 13 Feb 2008
Good food and efficient service but the maitre d' could take some lessons in manners from the cloakroom attendant.

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 by coombes, 13 Sep 2007
Don't know why there are so many negative comments about this brasserie. Absolutely one of the best in London for atmosphere, service and properly cooked unpretentious food (the swordfish is excellent). This place is a fine substitute for any of my favourite Paris bistros or brasseries. It almost gives Brasserie Flo a run for its money!

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 by kejibabe, 21 Mar 2007
Langan's is an institution. I went the second week after it opened and have been many times since over the thirty plus years. The menu hasn't changed much but it still delivers good quality food, the ambiance is great and the waiters are generally good fun. Every time I go there it is packed out, despite various critics giving it bad reviews - they just don't get what it is about!

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 by John Marsham, 18 Mar 2007
It's an upmarket greasy spoon trading on its former

glory, like so many other old restaurants in London.

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 by Anonymous, 12 Jan 2007
Not bad, but not special.

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 by Anonymous, 29 Oct 2006
This restaurant has lost all its charm and ambiance dramatically over the last 10 years. The food is appalling - microwaved, not fresh and all dishes are swimming in butter and salt. A much more satisfying meal can be had at any other nearby establishment - Automat, Cecconis, The Wolseley...

The management is beyond poor. It needs to put in some damage limitation now (perhaps it's too late) to lure back the kind of customer Langan's enjoyed in the past.

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 by kp0654, 08 Oct 2006
Absolutely out of this world. Great environment, with a real buzz, and the food is really special. Top marks.

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 by Anonymous, 06 Feb 2006
Best food I've ever eaten.

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 by Anonymous, 10 Aug 2005
Stunning.

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 by Anonymous, 07 Jul 2005
Excellent food, delightful surroundings.

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