Eat Out: Lunch on the beach in the Valleys, Langland’s Brasserie, Swansea

No you haven’t read that title wrong and before you think this review is delayed and I enjoyed this lunch in the height of summer … I didn’t. A surprisingly gorgeous September weekend I found myself walking along Langland Bay beach and enjoying a delicious lunch in the seafront restaurant Langland’s Brasserie. Despite growing up in Wales I’d never been to this part of Swansea before and I have to say it’s a delight! A reasonable sized picturesque beach not far from The Mumbles and with coastal walks around the surrounding cliffs it’s definitely worth a visit.

Langland’s Brasserie overlooks the beach and has a bright and fresh feel to the restaurant. Outdoor seating is available where you can re-hydrate and enjoy the view or a bar area inside for those slightly breezier days. The main restaurant has a nautical theme and with everything from mussels to salad to steak on the menu I don’t think you’ll have a problem loving this place as much as I did.

We opted for the set menu with a large selection of starters, mains and desserts on offer and enjoyed two courses for an extremely reasonable £14.95. Being so close to the beach got me in the mood for seafood and the Mussels to start were a must. A large bowl of fresh mussels cooked in a tomato, garlic, white wine and cream sauce provided a fresh yet light start to my meal. The mussels were huge and the fresh homemade ciabatta bread on the side was perfect for soaking up that delicious sauce.

For my main I ordered the Flat Iron Steak cooked medium to rare which came dressed with caramelised onions and a sriracha mayo side sauce.  The steak was tender and plentiful with the sweet onions working well against the spicy sauce.  I’m not usually a huge fan of potato chips and I’ll always opt for sweet potato fries if available, but these were really chunky and crisp yet fluffy in the middle. To say they were moreish would be an understatement. Most of my family now know about this blog so I love going for dinner with them back in the valleys as I always get offered their plates of food to try and write about.  My Dad had the Caprese Burger which was unreal, I’ll be honest I had massive food envy when it came out and this was heightened when I actually tasted it! The burger patty was moist and seasoned perfectly but it was the combination of burrata cheese and basil mayo with it that really made it stand out.  The Chicken Supreme with spinach, wild mushrooms and potato gnocchi in a roast tomato and pancetta sauce was also really good.  A slightly smaller portion than the steak and burger this dish would be perfect for those wanting a lighter and smaller meal.

We were all too stuffed for desserts by the end of our meal and instead took a custard slice home to enjoy with a cup of tea from the cake display at the front of the restaurant. Service was attentive and pleasant, but the biggest testament in my eyes was how busy the restaurant was the entire time we were dining, both inside and out. A gorgeous setting and delicious meal what more could you ask for!

Langland’s Brasserie, The Seafront, Brynfield Road, Swansea, SA3 4SQ

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