LANGANS BRASSERIE... Soft Launch...Had to be the Star of the Show....This Fab Chocolate Fondant..

Soo Good... with a Touch of Orange...
- Traditional Snails... Garlic Butter..
- The Fab Spinach Soufflé a blast from the Past...
- Champagne Cocktail...
- Margarita...
- The Menu...
- The Room...
- The Bar...
Great Refurb by Peter Mikic.. @petermikic... Congrats..
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Looking forward to the reopening next weekend, restaurant geeks like me love reading about Langan’s

Brasserie stories from veterans like @richardyounggallery who partied through it (as in @williamsitwell article in @telegraph )
Peter Langan, of course, was more than the antics and hullabaloo suggest, art restaurant nerds like me also love tying this into the phenomenal influence he had on London’s restaurant scene in terms atmosphere and dining interiors in the 70s and 80s; he had eclectic taste in that ineffable way only true tastemakers can charm you into believing.

Celebrities and Hollywood aside, Langan was loved by so many artists of the time: David Hockney said he had and eye for “the poetry and sentimentality of representation,” and his friend Patrick Procktor wrote, he’d “never met a man for whom painting and drawing never lost their magic,” many bought into the restaurateur’s eating down exchange of art for food and gifting Langan incredible works displayed in his restaurants for over two decades.

Langan’s legacy for outlasts his lifespan and continues in many modern London restaurants of Corbin and King, Mark Hix and even Richard Caring. Swipe through for some of the works from his old collection, including David Hockney, R.B. Kitaij, Laura Knight (and read more of the history of the art in Aesthetic Dining, of course!)
@langansbrasserie #aestheticdining #thesrtrestaurant #peterlangan #artandfood #londonrestaurants #restauranthistory #davidhockney #rbkitaj #damelauraknight #britishart #seeyounextweek

„Hors D‘Oeuvres“ 1977 by Paul Roberts 137x168cms Oil on Canvas.


I persuaded first Celebrity Chef and Proprietor of trendy Odins restaurant, the late Peter Langan, to commission 4 Artists to paint appropriate paintings for his new Stratton Street, Langan‘s Brasserie (formerly Le Coq D‘Or). „Hors D‘Oeuvres was Paul‘s impressive contribution. Payment was half Money, half eating at the Brasserie.
Langans, by the way, is set to reopen Autumn 2021, having been „Carefully Restored to it‘s Former Glory“, under the direction of Restauranteurs, Graziano Arricale and James Hitchen.
#langansbrasserie #peterlangan #paulroberts #treadwell #treadwellgallery #nicholastreadwellgallery #odinsrestaurant #lecoqdor #horsdoeuvres #paintings #michaelcaine #richardshepherd

I can’t remember the last time I ate at Langan’s, though it’s at least three decades ago when I still had an expense account.

And a career. Co-founded – famously -- by Michael Caine, its name was synonymous with glamour back in the bad old days. Champagne corks and paparazzi flash bulbs popping in unison. A David Hockney-designed menu. And Rudolph Nureyev banned by the apparently unrepentant alcoholic Peter Langan simply for ‘being himself’. When he wasn’t baiting ballet dancers Langan was notoriously narcoleptic and someone I knew claimed to have witnessed him climbing into a skip outside the restaurant and hunkering down for a nap. Funny at the time but the shine kind of went off it all after he died in 1988, aged just 47, after a fire at his home which he possibly started himself. Passing the seemingly-derelict brasserie in recent months I assumed that it had closed for good. And then I noticed someone in hard hat and hi-viz stationed where the maitre d’ would be. He said it’s simply undergoing renovation and due to re-open in September. And, God, I so want to go. Anyone care to join me?
#langans #peterlangan #langansbrasserie #michaelcaine #davidhockney #1980s #celebrityhaunt #paparazzi #champagnesuperover #londonlandmarks #london #backintheday

Mise en place and menu Langan’s Brasserie London 1989...

#langansbrasserie #brasserie #londonrestaurant #restaurant #miseenplace #menu #richardshepherd #michaelcaine #peterlangan

Happy Birthday to Sir Michael Caine. This picture was taken at a 4th of July party in 1982, hosted by Michael at Langan's Brasserie in Mayfair, of which he was business partner with Peter Langan.

I was lucky to be the sole photographer that night.
Pictured with Michael is footballing legend, George Best (l) and Richard Shepherd (r), head chef and later to become owner of Langan's and its group of other restaurants. Not a lot of people know that.
#michaelcaine #peterlangan #langansbrasserie #80slondon #londonlife #blackandwhite #blackandwhitephotography #georgebest #richardshepherd

Patrick Procktor(1936-2003) ‘Still Life with Flowers in a jug, on a table top.’ This striking picture 24x29” oil on board is lot 17 in tomorrow’s Modern British sale at Christie’s.



Acquired directly from the artist by restaurateur Peter Langan. Several of Procktor’s works hung on the walls at Langan’s restaurant whose partner in the venture was the Ritherhithe born Michael Caine, ‘not a lot of people know that.’ Peter Langan owned many works by Procktor. This distinctive still life was sold by Christie’s along with several others.

Patrick Procktor was a member of staff at Camberwell during the 1960s & 70s. I love this picture, that red s incredible & the Rizla packet adds a characteristic humorous touch by the Dublin born Procktor.

Estimate £12,000-18,000.

#art #camberwell #camberwellschoolofartandcrafts #camberwellartschool #patrickprocktor #stilllife #flowers #rizla #sladeartschool #sladeart #artcollector #michaelcaine #rotherhithe #langans #langansbrasserie #oilpainting #artcllecting #peterlangan #artcollection #christies #christiesauction

Langan’s Brasserie December 2014 by Dearing & Flynn #langansbrasserie #langans #peterlangan #dearingflynn #london #mayfair #noir #brasserie

I started hanging out at Langans Brasserie from the mid 70’s when David Bailey asked me to become his social photographer for Ritz Magazine.

I spent more time there than I did at home for over 15 years. Every A list star would go there for dinner because their publicists told them they would be guaranteed publicity as I would capture everyone leaving in various states of disarray! What fun we had with Peter Langan, Michael Caine and Richard Shepherd. I don’t know who took this shot but you would find me most evenings there having a bite. When I saw the talent leaving I would jump up and run outside. Get the shot and back in for another coffee. By the way folks. I never drink on the job!
#langansbrasserie #michaelcaine #peterlangan #richardshepherd #alist #70sstyle #80sstyle #thegoodolddays

So sad to see this. It’s been one of my go to restaurants since the 80’s.

I’ve been there so many times and have had some fantastic nights in there. I’ve watched Peter Langans escapades in there, I’ve seen Michael Cane at his favourite table and was introduced and had a chat with Georgie Best, amongst other great times. The staff were always excellent as well as fun. I hope someone rescues it. #langans #peterlangan #michaelcane #strattonstreet #mayfair

Quick Saturday #throwback to #OnThisDay in 2014 when, on a whim, I decided to suit up and visit @langansbrasserie opposite Green Park station.

It’s a wonderful restaurant with fine original artwork and an eclectic selection of lamps on each wall. It was the place to be in the late 70s and 80s. The menu has illustrations by David Hockney, and the edition they gave me rolled up after my meal is probably the closest I’ll get to owning a Hockney. I’m not sure if it’s re-opened after the pandemic; the website makes no mention of anything. I hope it has, or will. #restaurant #finedining #strattonstreet #langans #langansbrasserie #neon #londonlife #foodie #michaelcaine #peterlangan #richardshepherd #davidhockney

'Peter at Odins' by David Hockney
Peter Langan was a well-known Irish restaurateur and drinker infamous for insulting his clients and food critics.

He died in 1988 during a fire at home. For auction October 3rd.
#etch #auction #art #british #britishart #antwerp #odins #david #hockney #davidhockney #drink #alcohol #fire #peterlangan #ireland #food

Sourced for my father a few weeks ago - David Hockney (b.q937) The Restaurateur - etching with aquatint, 1972, on Crisbrook handmade paper, signed, dated and inscribed Peter at Odins in pencil.

Peter Langan was the high-living eccentric owner of Odin's restaurant in London, which opened in 1972 and was a favourite with artists, who were allowed to trade meals for paintings. He went on to open Langans Brasserie in partnership with the actor Michael Caine. Langan had a reputation for parading around his restaurant/s often drunk and more than likely making some kind of nuisance of himself. Langan died in 1988. #davidhockney #peterlangan #odinsrestaurant #michaelcaine #etching #signed #rareprints #worksonpaper #boozylunching

Christmas pudding #peterlangan

“ Life is what happens while you’re busy making other plans .!

“ 🤔 #DavidHockney #LangansBrasserie #PeterLangan #MichaelCaine #RichardShepherd #WaxCrayon #ColouredPencil #Paper #1977 #PopArt #ModernArt #ContemporaryArt #Hockney #MasterArtist #Contemporary #Art #Artist #ArtWork #Sothebys #London #LosAngeles #UnitedKingdom #England #GreatBritain #UK #USA #

Robert Marchant, Peter Langan's feast for David Hockney at Glyndebourne to celebrate the first night of the "The Rake's Progress", 1975

"In 1974 David Hockney accepted the commission, by John Cox, to design the costumes and set for Igor Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress to be performed at the Glyndebourne Festival.
In honour of this event Peter Langan organised a magnificent picnic to celebrate the opening night on 21st June 1975.
(...)
Hockney recalls "The picnic was supposed to be for about thirty people, but Peter took 120 bottles of champagne and none went back. I did point out to him, 'That's four bottles each, Peter!' The food was fantastic, enormous lobsters, best hams, marvelous smoked salmon - he knew where to get the good stuff. It was spectacular."”
From the lot essay at Christie's website
To a hopefully less socially distant and more celebratory summer than the spring has been.
A Series of Rooms is a collection of domestic spaces - an exploration into the imaginary of the housing archetype - as portrayed in art, media and human studies.
Curated by @bonelldoriga
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#painting #robertmarchant #davidhockney #peterlangan

Restaurateur Peter Langan by John Swannell, 1985 © John Swannell.

Peter Langan (who gave his name to the Brasserie) was born in Ireland in 1941. Langan wanted to bring Parisienne cafe society to London and chose a site on Stratton Street, Mayfair as its location. Langan's Brasserie is particularly noted for its artwork. Its walls are adorned with works by artists such as David Hockney (who also designed the menu), Lucian Freud, Francis Bacon, and Patrick Procktor. Upstairs at the Brasserie, was a room known as 'The Venetian Room' which featured murals by Patrick Procktor specially commissioned by Peter Langan #peterlangan #langans #langansbrasserie #johnswannell #london #NationalPortraitGallery #davidhockney #lucienfreud #francisbacon #patrickproctor #TheArtfulEater

Langan's Brasserie on Stratton Street in London.

Opened by the Irish entrepreneur Peter Langan on 20 October 1976 #langans #langansbrasserie #peterlangan #london #mayfair #TheArtfulEater #TheMatchbookRooms

This photo taken in 1976 was the year that partners Michael Caine, Peter Langan & Richard Shepherd opened the hugely popular Langan's Brasserie in Mayfair.

Langan’s drew an eclectic crowd of diners; Princess Margaret, Mick Jagger, Muhammad Ali, Elizabeth Taylor, George Best & many, many more. Peter was known for his humour, insults to his guest diners & riotous drunken behaviour! David Hockney not only designed the menu but also had his art on the wall along with Lucian Freud, Francis Bacon & many other notable artists. Today we wish Michael Caine a Happy Birthday! #brianduffy #michaelcaine #peterlangan #portraitphotography #portraitphotographer #monochrome #restauranteurs #langansbrasserie #london #1976 #popart #lucienfreud #francisbacon #davidhockney #mayfair #onthisday #fromthearchive #birthday #filmstar #actor @langansrasserie @michael_caine_official

David Hockney’s wonderfully soulful portrait of his friend, the infamous London restaurateur Peter Langan.

Part of #wallofsmall , on now though February 19th. #peterlangan #davidhockney #portrait

Portrait of Peter Langan in Los Angeles, David Hockney

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Ex bosses of mine (Peter sadly passed away before my arrival) Chef Richard Shepherd, Actor Sir Michael Caine & the late Peter Langan...self made men to be admired, what a trio they were!

Food, Art & Hollywood Glamour @michaels_kitchen @langansbrasserie #exboss #restauranteur #langans #langansbrasserie #michaels_kitchen #sirmichaelcaine #mayfair #londonrestaurant #londonmayfair #shepherdsrestaurant #restauranteur #actor #hollywood #ragstoriches #selfmademen #mycareer #partnership #trio #peterlangan #davidhockney #artcollection #hospitality #catering #londoncafe #brasserie #londoninstitution
Racing towards the weekend with these two competition striped Fender Mustangs!

I hope you have a safe & fun Halloween weekend!
TBT:
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Rounded the corner and practically tripped over this cutie pie selecting her school supplies.
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Tonight we were supposed to be at the 2020 Roar with the Lions Tour- we brought it to our front yard.