Langan's, the London restaurant group that includes Langan's Brasserie in Piccadilly, is at the centre of a bidding war amid rumours that owner Richard Shepherd wants to sell. Shepherd has received six approaches in the last eight weeks, but denies that he is putting the five-strong chain up for sale. Reports of a possible sale earlier this year valued the group at £31m, but it is understood that the figures being discussed at the moment are nearer £20m. The Sunday Telegraph 18/12/05 (Business) page 2