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You won’t find any shortage of things to eat and drink at The Langham, London, but we highly recommend sampling these items at the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel:
1. The Tasting Menu at Roux at the Landau. Overseen by Albert and Michel Roux Jr., and run by head chef Chris King, the Four-Star hotel’s restaurant serves excellent cuisine prepared with French technique and English flavors. The multi-course tasting menu features dishes such as squab supreme with buttermilk dressing and spit-roasted lamb saddle with homemade merguez (both also available a la carte). Desserts, too, are top-notch.
2. A full English breakfast at Roux at the Landau. We love everything about the English breakfast at the Four-Star hotel’s main restaurant, Roux at the Landau. Start with an outstanding basket of freshly baked croissants and apple turnovers before diving into eggs, artisanal bacon, sausage and blood pudding, plus a Portobello mushroom and grilled tomato.
3. Artesian Punch. You won’t have a bad drink at Artesian — it did win the 2011 prize of having the world’s best cocktail menu at Tales of the Cocktail. But for a real show stopping experience, try the signature Artesian Punch: It’s a blend of Pampero Aniversario and Appleton rums, calvados and Poire Williams, topped with fresh pineapple juice. The sugar cube garnish is flamed tableside for one of the most dramatic hotel bar cocktail presentations we’ve seen.
4. Afternoon Tea at Palm Court. The Langham was the first grand hotel to serve afternoon tea back in 1865, and you’ll definitely want to indulge in the Wonderland Afternoon Tea, which has seatings at 1 p.m., 3:15 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
5. Tonic & Gin at Artesian. What’s more British than a gin and tonic? Artesian offers five twists on the quintessential summertime drink, such as the London Stormy, made with Hendrick’s, lime juice, celery bitters and quinine cordial thrown with stout; or the Sipsmith Sonic, made with artisanal London dry gin and pine liqueur.