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Roux at the Landau, Oxford Circus, London

Roux at the Landau, Oxford Circus

Recently my family came to visit me in London and I wanted to take them somewhere special to eat. We love Masterchef as a family and really like Michel Roux, so I was thrilled when I found an offer for ‘Roux at the Landau’ offering a three course meal with champagne for only £30 per person. (Price may have increased since however!)

Location

Roux at the Landau is the michelin star chef Michel Roux’s restaurant situated in the Landau Hotel, Portland Place, directly behind London’s Oxford Circus.

Roux Located just behind Oxford Circus
Located just behind Oxford Circus

Toptable Deal

Toptable were offering three courses plus champagne, coffee and petits fours for only £30 per person as part of their pre theatre offer. This worked out great for us as I booked tickets to Phantom of the Opera in the West End situated a 10 minute walk from the Landau.

Arrival

On arrival we were offered a drink at the bar and our coats were taken from us. We were then seated when our table was ready.

The actual restaurant is quite small, but very beautiful and there is plenty of space between tables making the atmosphere very romantic and personal. The decor is modern with a traditional twist, giving the place an exceptionally elegant feel.

The head waiter brought us the set Top Table menu and our champagne, bread for the table and water.

Champers at Roux!
Champers!!

Dinner

The menu, also a special set one, offers a good choice of starters, mains and desserts for even the fussiest eater. We all tried different things so we could sample all the options! I ordered the soup for starter and duck for mains, both were exquisite!

After dessert we were brought coffee and petit fours which were delicious, however time was running late considering we were heading to the theatre. The waiters brought everything quickly however and clearly were happy to accommodate people leaving for the theatre (especially as it was a pre theatre seating), we were just too busy chatting and enjoying the food and lost track of time!

  
Roux Dinner! Yum!
Dinner! Yum!

Fantastic night

All in all the evening was a great success, value for money was tremendous, location and atmosphere perfect and the food was heavenly!

We would 100% recommend Roux at the Landau as the perfect place for a special occasion, date or event! And if you get a Top Table offer, even better!

London Fashion Week – places to visit!

London Fashion Weeks hot spots!

With London Fashion Week 2014 almost upon us, we have picked out our top 4 places to visit near Somerset House  during London’s most fashionable week!

Radio Rooftop Bar- ME Hotel London

Situated opposite Somerset House, Radio Rooftop Bar is the perfect location for those London Fashion Week after show drinks. Elegant and sophisticated, with a stunning backdrop this really is the number one place to visit during London Fashion Week.

Radio Rooftop Bar offers stunning views across London, a great Tapas menu plus an extensive cocktail list.

Fashion Week ME Hotel
View from RRB

Entry to the bar is on a walk in basis, depending on how busy the bar is at the time. The dress code is formal – which shouldn’t be a problem during Fashion Week!

Prices reflect the usual London drinks cost – cocktails are around £12 however the service given is of the highest standard.

The décor is ultra modern and if you brave the outside Rooftop Bar there are comfy sofas and patio heaters to keep you warm!

If you don’t fancy Radio Rooftop then ME Hotel also has the Marconi Lounge which is situated in the hotel lobby for a more casual visit.

We 100% recommend Radio Rooftop Bar for a fashion filled, glamorous after show drink or two!

One Aldwych

One Aldwych is situated in Covent Garden, just a two minute walk from Somerset House. It is yet another hotel which we recommend visiting during London Fashion Week. The ambience here is relaxing but glamorous. The staff are simply amazing too (see my review here).

We visited Indigo for brunch and can whole heartedly recommend this for a sophisticated event before or after the Fashion Week shows. The unlimited prosecco offer is the ultimate enjoyment!

View of the Lobby Bar Fashion Week
View of the Lobby Bar

One Aldwych also have an amazing lobby bar too, with a double height ceiling and gorgeous sculptures for a more relaxed event or just for cocktails!

 

“This is probably the most beautiful hotel lobby bar in London.”
London Evening Standard

Pricing again matches the London standard but the ambience, service and quality is well worth the London weighting.

Corinthia Hotel – London

Corinthia Hotel is situated just a mere 10 minute walk from Somerset House and offers plenty of bars and restaurants to enjoy during London Fashion Week.

Corinthia Hotel is one of the most luxurious hotels in London and the bars certainly reflect that.

The three bars include ‘Bassoon’, ‘The Northall Bar’ and ‘Massimo Oyster Bar’. We have visited ‘The Northhall Bar’ and enjoyed some lovely cocktails here so can recommend this as a great place to visit.

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Champers at the Corinthia Hotel

The ambience is relaxed but elegant – dress code is casual / formal being a hotel lobby. Prices again reflect London cocktail prices but the quality is worth it. The Corinthia Hotel oozes luxury and high class, making it the perfect place to visit during London Fashion Week.

Adventure Bar              

My final recommendation is a little bit different to the above. If you wish to let your hair down we really recommend visiting ‘Adventure Bar’ Covent Garden.

Adventure Bar is a fun and lively place where the drinks are themed and sometimes very surprising. The atmosphere is exciting and lively with a retro feel.

The music has mix of classic and modern tracks to keep you entertained, and a cocktail list (handed to you in a retro DVD case!) which will have you fighting over what to chose!

Adventure Bar cocktails fashion week
Adventure Bar cocktails

Adventure bar offers an alternative evening to the other places recommended and well worth a visit after the shows, being just ten minutes from Somerset House. Prices are cheaper than expected which is a great bonus too.

 

Where ever you decide to visit during London Fashion Week 2014 just remember to do it in style!

Madison Champagne Bar – One New Change

Madison Champagne Bar – THE place to go!

Looking for a really impressive after works drinks venue in London? Look no further than Madison Champagne Bar!

This stunning rooftop bar is located at the top of ‘One New Change’ which is a set of offices and shops located in London’s City district.

This sophisticated bar offers breathtaking views of St Paul’s Cathedral, The London Eye, Tate Modern and The Shard.

Specially designed in partnership with bar designer Mango, Madison Champagne Bar really makes great use of the space and features available.

The view across to St Pauls from Madison Champagne Bar!
The view across to St Paul’s

The bar was full of people who had finished work for the day from the surrounding City area and were enjoying the champagne that Madison is famous for.

We sampled a few of the cocktails on offer. All of which are fairly reasonably priced for Central London and the high end bar that Madison clearly is.

We tried the Kir Royale – the classic champagne cocktail, and also the Serendipity, a Madision favourite. Both were expertly made and the queue time at the bar was much to be expected on a busy night but the drinks were worth the wait!

Madison Champagne Bar is a must visit place for anyone looking for an elegant but lively after works drinks bar and also I would say simply because of the stunning views – a great place for a date but I’d recommend going in the early part of the week before the Thursday / Friday night rush 🙂

For more information on Madison Champagne Bar they have a website with all of their menus and a lovely gallery which shows off the amazing structure and breathtaking views!

Madison Champagne Bar gets pretty busy, especially on Friday nights so make sure you can cope with the crowd or call ahead to reserve a table maybe!