The restaurant itself is one of the most beautifully decorated dining rooms I’ve seen in London; the perfect setting for a special occasion. I loved the booths, a very intimate setting for a private lunch away from the main hubbub of the busy restaurant.
As I caught up with everyone and heard all about the exciting redevelopment of The Langham London, the restaurants and their international hotels, I sipped on a deliciously crisp glass of white wine and tried to make a decision about what to order!
Even though I’m trying to be (fairly) good at the moment, I couldn’t resist the smell of delicious, fresh and still warm sourdough bread to help me decide what to eat!
I opted for the seared scallops served with chanterelles mushrooms and creamed coco beans; a delicious, creamy dish that was just what I was craving. It was also a very generous portion for a starter as the scallops themselves were huge! I have to admit, I was more than a little sad when I finished this dish…!
Another popular option around the table was the crisp blue prawns, served with mango, orange, lobster mayonnaise and corriander, a dish that our waiter claimed to be one of the best on the menu. The prawns, again, made a very generous portion and looked incredible – definitely one to try next time!
Even though I was nearly totally full, I couldn’t resist ordering a dessert as, well, there were again too many excellent options to choose from!
I was in between the bitter chocolate millefeuille, maple ice cream and salted pecans – a dish I know is wonderful when it’s perfectly done, and a real hangover from my year in France…
And the toffee apple soufflé served with gingerbread ice cream, the dessert that I eventually ordered! I rarely see soufflé on a menu and after a very intense conversation with Sheepa, I realised that I couldn’t miss out on it!
It was honestly the best soufflé I’ve had; light, airy and full of a delicious toffee apple flavour which made it truly incredible.
At fine dining restaurants you always expect that the table decorations will be beautiful, but The Langham’s in house florist really surpassed themselves with this rose based bouquet of flowers. The colours and the scents were just incredible!
We ended our meal with coffees and the sweetest petit fours – little mini eclairs!
Eclairs really are a weakness of mine and so I couldn’t believe my luck when these came out! Beautifully presented and a real indulgence after an already incredibly indulgent meal!
And as if you needed any more convincing that this is a restaurant that’s got to be on your London restaurant bucket list – if you’re a film buff, you might recognise this setting from a certain new film… If you’ve seen Burnt then you’ll be excited to know that this is where it was filmed!