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Roux at The Landau, London

1C Portland Place, London W1B 1JA, UK
Roux at The Landau Review
 
5 Star Rating
16 December 2015Roux at The LandauTags: London, UK, Fine Dining reviewsThe Bill: £89 per head
 

Roux at the Landau is overseen by Michel Roux Jr and his father Albert, its located inside The Langham a few steps from Oxford Circus. We had a secluded table area tucked away within an alcove, which provided an almost completely private dining experience. Roux at the Landau is one of my favorite restaurants in London and has huge amounts of character and charm, we’ve yet to leave disappointed. The service is at the top of its game and sets a high benchmark for a fine dining experience.

To begin the evening we ordered two glasses of Lenoble Grand Cru, Cuvee Albert Roux, Blanc de Blancs NV. The perfect aperitif, a light and fruity champagne with a smooth delivery.

Moving on to our first course, we ordered the Crab Salad with Cornish Caviar, Avocado, and Green Apple. A deliciously fresh salad with flavours that blended seamlessly. This was paired with a glass of 2013 Gavi, Tenuta Olim Bauda, Piedmont, Italy. A fresh, acidic wine, perfect with salad. My partner ordered the Pressed Terrine of Confit Duck, Foie Gras, Chestnuts and Clementines, paired with a glass of 2013 Chablis, Domain Laroche, St Martin, Burgandy, France. An interesting wine with buttery aromas. This dish is a superb starter, and the wine pairing was perfect.

“Parisian seduction adorns the best of British.”

For our main course we ordered the Grilled Dover Sole, which comes accompanied with Charlotte Potatoes and Wilted Spinach. The dish was completed table-side which was a joy to watch the theatrical performance. This was paired with a glass of 2012 Ardeche Viognier, M.Roux and M. Chapoutier, Rhone Valley, France. The Dover Sole was delicious, and the Ardeche Viognier really accentuated the flavours of the dish. My partner ordered the Fillet of aged Buccleuch Beef with Comté Stuffed Onion, along with Bordelaise Sauce. Buccleuch Beef goes through a lengthy maturing process, and the end result is an incredibly tender and flavoursome cut. Once again, the wine pairing of 2011 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Château La Nerthe, Rhone Valley, France was the perfect marriage. A strong red with a powerful, mature flavour.

We finished the evening with a Spiced Mandarin Soufflé, with Candied Beetroot and Yogurt Ice Cream. A lovely soufflé with a nice spicy taste. We also sampled their Coconut and Passion Fruit Roulade and Mango Sorbet. A delicious dessert and a wonderful end to an incredible evening of dining. The cuisine at Roux at the Landau is outstanding, the service is impeccable, and our experience was as always faultless, it’s simply a must visit.

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