Langan’s, one of London’s most iconic and celebrated restaurants, re-opened on October 30th with a reimagined interior design courtesy of a partnership with Peter Mikic.
The elegance and eccentricity of the original Brasserie has been restored by London-based interior designer Mikic who Vogue once described as a ‘master of metamorphosis’; Mikic cites his inspiration as a celebration of British craftsmanship with a European flair. At Langan’s, he has curated a timeless aesthetic that draws upon 20th century design in a fresh and contemporary fashion.
With experienced restaurateurs Graziano Arricale and James Hitchen now at the helm, the rebirth of Langan’s sees a new 3 storey cultural hotspot, restored to its former glory and offering guests a theatrical experience, synonymous with Mikic’s inimitable artistry and vision.
Stepping through Langan’s hallowed doors, guests will enter the ground floor bar. Look down before you look up; the floor, made from three different marbles, is adorned with a circular ‘pop’ pattern, whilst the elegant cocktail bar, made from green ceramic noodle tiles, encompasses a stunning curved marble countertop.
In the main dining room, which sits to the left of the entrance, a palette of sage green is offset by neutral accents. Luxurious soft green banquettes, made from English leather, line the wall, while the brasserie’s marble tables are positioned against a backdrop of original 1920s’ brass windows, illuminated by the distinctive chandeliers from Venini in Murano. Dining chairs with curved noodle backs are influenced by classic Jean Royere dining chairs, a chic nod to early 20th century design, whilst English oak tables are finished with a marquetry top and reeded edge detail. At the end of the main dining room, Langan’s dedicated seafood bar with its curved stainless steel overhang adds a sense of sculptural theatre.
At the back of the dining room, a distinctive lounge area with plush velvet sofas features an exclusively commissioned mural by Glaswegian born France Lise McGurn. McGurn’s piece is one of the signature works within the art programme, which has been curated by Sophie Oppenheimer, and seeks to honour both established artists and up and coming talent.
On the lower ground floor sits the Private Dining Room, which caters for 20 seated and 40 standing, and is set to become an iconic location in its own right. The lacquered wall panelling features circular and rectangular details, reflected in the luxurious green carpet, which is punctuated with a burgundy circle pattern. The private dining room’s mid-century brass chandelier sits within a green lacquered coffer, surrounded by a border of domes and complemented by brass ball wall lights.
Langan’s now listed staircase, which leads guests from the ground floor to the new invite only late lounge, features the brasserie’s original cockerel motifs. A new addition to Langan’s, Mikic welcomed the opportunity to mastermind a characterful and intriguing space which harks back to the days of Studio 54 and Halston, employing his vast experience within the fashion industry to create something truly glamorous. In contrast to the ground floor, the main area upstairs utilises a block red colourway; red velvet channels line the walls, punctuated by rose tinted mirror strips, while the main bar is clad in bespoke red ceramic balls and covered by a red marble top. Even the bar floor is red marble, decorated with sienna yellow spots. Long, deep red velvet marshmallow sofas and armchairs have been designed for ultimate relaxation and the gloss red ceiling is uplit by beautiful 70’s fittings. Rounding the corner, guests enter the stunning mustard room, lined in velvet and which houses a mustard tiled bar. Clear glass 70’s style ball lights embellish the walls and ceilings. Exit onto the smoking terrace, floor to ceiling bespoke crafted green ceramic tiles and snug club chairs fill the lounge, surrounded by lush greenery.
The renaissance of Langan’s has proven to be the perfect exhibition for Mikic to showcase his design aptitude, offering the perfect blend of theatrics and craftsmanship, whilst shining a light on British artisans, all the while ensuring that the interiors never distract from what Langan’s Brasserie will always be renowned for - its clientele.
Monday – Friday: 07:00am – 01:00am
Saturday: 11:00am – 01:00am
Sunday: 11:00am – 22:00pm
Stratton Street, Mayfair, London W1J 8LB
020 7491 8822