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Langan's Brasserie is on the verge of collapse after the Covid pandemic


According to reports, Langans Brasserie is on the fringes of administration with up to 100 jobs at risk on the fringes of administration.

The London restaurant, which opened in 1976 under then co-owners Michael Caine and restaurateur Peter Langan, has filed a legal document affirming its intention to call in administrators.

The Mayfair restaurant, which was once frequented by famous faces like boxer Muhammad Ali, actor Marlon Brando and leading actor of the Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger, had closed in March after the coronavirus outbreak.

It did not reopen after the coronavirus restrictions were relaxed. The employees were retained under the government's job retention program due to end this month.

According to the Guardian, employees at the Brasserie on Stratton Street have now been notified that their jobs are at risk.

According to reports, Langans Brasserie is on the fringes of administration with up to 100 jobs at risk on the fringes of administration

The Mayfair restaurant, which was once frequented by famous faces like boxer Muhammad Ali, actor Marlon Brando and leading actor of the Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger, had closed in March after the coronavirus outbreak

The Mayfair restaurant, which was once frequented by famous faces like boxer Muhammad Ali, actor Marlon Brando and leading actor of the Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger, had closed in March after the coronavirus outbreak

The restaurant on Stratton Street was popular with celebrities. Rod Stewart can be seen here in 1989 with then girlfriend Kelly Emberg in the brasserie

The restaurant on Stratton Street was popular with celebrities. Rod Stewart can be seen here in 1989 with then girlfriend Kelly Emberg in the brasserie

The London restaurant, which opened in 1976 under then co-owner Michael Caine (picture) and restaurateur Peter Langan, has filed a legal document confirming its intention to call in administrators

The London restaurant, which opened in 1976 under then co-owner Michael Caine (picture) and restaurateur Peter Langan, has filed a legal document confirming its intention to call in administrators

Langan's Brasserie was famous for its original artwork, changing lighting, live jazz and a notoriously relaxed atmosphere - no dress code

Langan's Brasserie was famous for its original artwork, changing lighting, live jazz and a notoriously relaxed atmosphere – no dress code

The restaurant has submitted a letter of intent to appoint administrators. The move is a legal measure that provides 10 working days of protection from creditors and allows advisors to review options for the company, the paper reports read.

Richard Caring, owner of The Ivy restaurant, might be among the rescuers believed to be arguing with Begbies Traynor, a financial advisory firm who might become an administrator, the paper adds.

However, a source told the Guardian that finding a buyer could be difficult, saying, “How can they (restaurants like Langans) survive without regular out-of-town visitors wanting a relaxing long lunch or dinner?

“These people are no longer there.

Many famous faces have eaten at Langan's over the years. Pictured here are Marie Helvin and Jerry Hall

Many famous faces have eaten at Langan's over the years. Pictured here are Marie Helvin and Jerry Hall

Other big names featured in the famous brasserie include former Chelsea captain John Terry

Actor Dustin Hoffman and his wife Lisa attended a New Year's Eve party at Langan's Brasserie in 1982

Other big names featured in the famous brasserie include former Chelsea captain John Terry (left). Actor Dustin Hoffman and his wife Lisa (right) attended a New Year's Eve party at Langan's Brasserie in 1982

Langans Brasserie: The joint venture between an English actor and an Irish restaurant that has become a hangout for the rich and famous

The restaurant opened in 1976 as a joint venture between actor Sir Michael Caine and Irish restaurant Peter Langan.

Langan moved to London from Ireland in the 1960s and began his catering career with Odin on Devonshire Street.

However, according to the restaurant's website, he had bigger dreams and wanted to bring Parisian coffee culture to London.

Michael Caine. Richard Shepherd and Peter Langan together in 1981

Michael Caine. Richard Shepherd and Peter Langan together in 1981

Together with Sir Michael, he transformed Le Coq d & # 39; Or into Langan's Brasserie with original works of art, changing lighting, live jazz and a known relaxed atmosphere – no dress code.

A year later, in 1976, Richard Shepherd joined, the former head chef at the Michelin-starred Capital Hotel in London.

Shepherd, who still has an interest in the business, created a menu that the restaurant still offers today and that has "barely changed" in nearly 40 years.

The restaurant soon became a hit and was a famous hangout for many big name stars in the mid-1980s.

These include Elizabeth Taylor, Jack Nicholson and David Hockney – the latter helped design the menus that made them collectibles.

"London has been crippled and in the path we are on it could take a decade or more to recover."

The restaurant opened in 1976 as a joint venture between actor Sir Michael Caine and Irish restaurant Peter Langan.

Langan moved to London from Ireland in the 1960s and began his catering career with Odin on Devonshire Street.

However, according to the restaurant's website, he had bigger dreams and wanted to bring Parisian coffee culture to London.

Together with Sir Michael he transformed Le Coq d & # 39; Or into Langan's Brasserie with original works of art, changing lighting, live jazz and a known relaxed atmosphere – no dress code.

A year later, in 1976, Richard Shepherd joined, the former head chef at the Michelin-starred Capital Hotel in London.

Shepherd, who still has an interest in the business, created a menu that the restaurant still offers today and that has "barely changed" in nearly 40 years.

The restaurant soon became a hit with its typical spinach soufflé dish with anchovy sauce.

In the mid-1980s, it was a famous meeting place for many big stars.

These include Elizabeth Taylor, Jack Nicholson, and David Hockney – the latter helped create the menus that made them collectibles.

Other artists are Lucian Freud, Francis Bacon and Gerald Moira.

In 2018 a sketch by David Hockney for Langan's Brasserie menu was set to raise £ 500,000 after the veteran actor put it up for sale.

The 1977 drawing with colored pencils and colored pencil showed Caine with co-owners Peter Langan and Richard Shepherd in their Mayfair restaurant.

Langan died in December 1988 at the age of 47, a few weeks after a fire at his Essex home that he allegedly started himself.

Langan's name was retained by the restaurant and Richard Shepherd subsequently bought Michael Caine's stake in the company to become the sole owner of Langan's Brasserie.

As a chain, the business expanded to other locations including Langan's Bistro in Paston Place, Brighton, which has since closed.

Another Langan's brasserie was opened by Langan in Essex near his home in 1986.

In July 1998, Richard Shepherd opened Langan's Coq d & # 39; Or in Earls Court, which now functions as the Rocca restaurant.

MailOnline has asked Langan & # 39; s for a comment.

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