Land only opened in early 2019, but it certainly hasn’t gone unnoticed. Images on their website alone highlight the passion and dedication that goes into Land’s vegetarian and vegan plates: a balancing act of vibrant seasonal vegetables on bases of arched sauces and contrasting tableware. The same scenes are visible when you enter their intimate yet sophisticated home in Great Western Arcade where patrons delicately pick at these edible artworks.
The team behind Land is Adrian Luck and Anthony Cridland, a duo focusing on challenging their own skills in the kitchen to create dishes that excite people whilst evoking memories. Their menu moves with the seasons to ensure things are constantly changing and to make the most of the best produce at any time and place. There’s no single culinary influence on what’s served here, which means you’ll find flavours inspired by many different cultures and countries (such as a meticulous serving of tofu, aubergine, choi sum and shimeji), but it’s clear that there’s a fluent language in each of the plates: a somewhat simplicity where subtle flavours and complementary notes work together to elevate plant-based ingredients into something that’s more complex than you can imagine.
You get a choice of ways to dine at Land. To take your own culinary adventure, you can choose from their set two or three course set menu, featuring plates of buckwheat arancini, potato and swede terrine, and pumpkin creme brulee. The second route is to follow the chef's lead with an exceptional six course tasting menu (with an optional drinks pairing) featuring their favourite dishes of the day.
Land offers an elegant and awe-inspiring plant-based experience like nowhere else in town.