What is it ? – Cumbria`s jewel in the crown , 10\10 in the good food guide , 2 Michelin stars and Cumbria life magazine`s Restaurant of the year 2019.
Where is it ? – The tiny Cumbrian village of Cartmel in the South lake district….Blink and you`ll miss it.
Head Chef – Simon Rogan, trained under Jean Christophe Novelli , Alain Senderens at Lucas Carton in Paris and Marco Pierre White. He now has restaurants in Cartmel , London and Hong Kong.
What should I expect ? – Something very different for sure. A multi course seasonal menu based on Plants , Vegetables and Cumbrian produce grown on Rogan`s farm and foraged throughout the Lake District.
Must try dish – My personal favourite is the Cartmel Valley Venison in Coal Oil with Caper jam.
What will it cost me ? – It really isn`t cheap and most diners are there for a special occasion. Expect to pay upwards of £500 for 2 people. Up to 20 small courses (£155) and Wine flight (£80)
My thoughts – Go do lunch , it`s cheaper at £59 (10 courses)
What`s good ? – The fact that the whole experience is very different and you`re unlikely to get anything like it elsewhere in the U.K….. It`s a `one off`
Any Negatives ? – Only the one course of meat throughout the meal (which was also my highlight of the night)
Check out – If you`re into gardening then go visit the farm and be inspired.
Would I return ? – Yes, as soon as my numbers come up.
Kohlrabi Soup . Pear and Horseradish Leaf Oil.
Golden Beetroot , Yolk and Spices
Candisa Cabbage , Truffle and Wasabi Leaf.
Ragout and Blackcurrant
Caramel Teacake, Mint Stones , Peach
There`s a few really good country pubs in the village but take care as it`s too easy to go overboard before you get to Lenclume.