1-6 Castle Buildings, Murray Street, Llanelli, SA15 1AQWales, perhaps unsurprisingly when you consider the wealth of healthy ingredients that are produced in its rolling acres and mountainous pastures, never mind the clear waters of coast and river, has some real gems when it comes to eating out. If pleasure be about contrast Langostinos has it in plenty, with the natural beauty all around encompassing an attractive restaurant that speaks of style and elegance. An award winning and talented brigade of chefs work to a set dinner menu, tapas dishes and an evening à la carte. Beef from the grill popularly known as 'House Special', Welsh lamb and local seafood are never far away, and after the bread, olives and oils, starters might include lobster linguine cooked with tomato and garlic, or a crab mayonnaise with avocado, cucumber, capers and tarragon.
Wales, perhaps unsurprisingly when you consider the wealth of healthy ingredients that are produced in its rolling acres and mountainous pastures, never mind the clear waters of coast and river, has some real gems when it comes to eating out. If pleasure be about contrast Langostinos has it in plenty, with the natural beauty all around encompassing an attractive restaurant that speaks of style and elegance.
An award winning and talented brigade of chefs work to a set dinner menu, tapas dishes and an evening à la carte. Beef from the grill popularly known as 'House Special', Welsh lamb and local seafood are never far away, and after the bread, olives and oils, starters might include lobster linguine cooked with tomato and garlic, or a crab mayonnaise with avocado, cucumber, capers and tarragon. Given the quality and freshness of local seafood, the cockles and laverbread croquettes, or grilled red snapper grilled with olive oil, garlic and caper butter could well prove irresistible.
Delicious belly of Welsh pork is served with crackling, black pudding, or perhaps salmon from the local Towy would prove compelling, with sea bass, mussels, crevettes, quid and cod. No visit to Wales is complete without, for the carnivores anyway, a tilt at the famous Welsh Black beef, here manifested by a massive grilled 10oz grass-fed sirloin steak, marbled thus creating one of the popular tasty steaks. But for special treats look for the escalope of veal with shiitake mushroom and marsala wine sauce, or chicken ballerina steamed in Chablis with a hint of tarragon and cherry tomatoes, finished with fresh cream and baby spinach leaves.
It's a mistake to confuse tapas with small bites eaten on the hoof because there's no time for something proper. Tapas are just as much about relaxed eating as a five course evening meal, and they have the added advantage of producing a galaxy of flavours. At Langostinos some twenty or so tapas embrace such delights as white anchovy fillets with garlic olive oil and fresh parsley, mushrooms sautéed in paprika and garlic white wine, kidneys in sherry and rosemary jus, fried whitebait with tartare sauce, Spanish omelette filled with shallots, chorizo and potatoes, or peeled tiger prawns in garlic, chilli and olive oil prepared to perfection.
Sundays are celebrated at Langostinos, not with one of those menus the length of which leaves you with a headache, but a straightforward homemade soup or appetizers such as spicy Thai fish cakes with mixed salad leaves and chilli sauce, thyme-roasted spring chicken and a choice of roast of the day that includes Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes and pan gravy, all for a price that represents unbelievably good value.
This, and all the other food at Langostinos, represents quality food that the majority of people understand and appreciate. Its appeal lies in its quality without pretension, still leaving the door open for the occasional quirk that transforms a good dish into something superlative. Their Website should fill you in comprehensively on what they offer.
British, Modern British, Welsh
: 09:00 - 15:00
: 09:00 - 15:00 18:00 - 23:00
Reservations: 01554 773711
1-6 Castle Buildings, Murray Street, Llanelli, SA15 1AQ [Map]
£11.45 (2 courses) to £16.40 (3 courses), Sun
£18.95 (2 courses)
(Avg Price is the average cost per person for two courses, coffee, half a bottle of house wine and tip/service)
REVIEWS OF Langostinos Brasserie
Lissa (7 February 2012)
Have eaten at Langostinos in the evening,courtesy of a Groupon voucher. The meal was good and we all enjoyed it. At first, we thought the time between course was a little , `long` but, afterwards, we agreed that had they come without any time between the courses, we were so full that we probably wouldn`t have been able to enjoy them. Since that time, I tend to eat here on a Saturday, if shopping in Llanelli. Plenty of space and very relaxing. The coffee is particularly reasonable and the tapas, if one eats with a partner are on offer @ £10 for 4 .They are also running an offer of a £1 meal if one buys a second (approx £4.95). These are basic meals but still present as good value.
Steve Griffiths (4 August 2009)
We regularly use Langostinos as the town doesn't have many non pub grub dining venues. It is divorced from the adjoining pub-sports bar, although they do allow spill over clients to eat there for Sunday lunch, which is good value for money. For dinner, there are many special deals and the owner has a lively e-mail communications facility if you sign up for it which will inform you of what's happening. There is a special early evening theatre deal, but ordering off the main menu is almost as good as re prices. The tapas menu as a starter or for lunch is fun, chorizo was particularly good, but sometimes prawn and calamari are a little over done. The main dinner menu was quite adventurous, with some themed nights, good to see. A well cooked, medium rare, steak was delicious. Gambas as a starter or a main were very good. My fussy partner was given excellent service, asking for a chicken dish off the lunch menu, not on the dinner menu, and even having a pasta dish cooked specially, with no questions asked or any hassles. The lovely Hungarian waitress is delightful, very efficient, and friendly and makes the experience very enjoyable. House red and white were excellent and good value and so was the £24 house champagne. I believe they do a jazz session on Sundays, but not tried this out.
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- Children welcome
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- Groups allowed
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