Restaurateurs Graziano Arricale and James Hitchen have announced that Langan’s will reopen as a french brasserie in Autumn 2021.
Founded by Irish restaurateur Peter Langan in 1976, in partnership with actor Sir Michael Caine and former head chef of the Michelin-starred Capital Hotel, Richard Shepherd, Langan’s in Mayfair was a popular dining destination in the 1970s and 80s.
The re-launched Langan’s will be reportedly overseen by Arricale as CEO with Hitchen operating as site managing director.
Through an “extensive refurbishment”, Langan’s will be re-imagined and modernised, whilst “keeping intact the brand’s heritage as a British institution”.
Langan’s menu will consist of British and French classic foods including seared hand dived scallops with lardons and celeriac, wild mushroom fricassee served with toasted brioche and plateau fruit de mer.
In addition to the main dining room, there will be a ground floor lounge bar as well as a shellfish bar to serve oysters and caviar.
The lower ground floor meanwhile will become home to an “extensive” wine cellar and private dining room. Upstairs is set to become an “exclusive, invitation-only” late lounge, with aims for a licence until 3am for guests to enjoy dinner with live music.