L`Enclume , Cartmel.

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.

Oyster Meringues

Pork and Eel , Fermented Sweetcorn

Carrot and Crab with Buttermilk and Rose Tart.

Sea Scallop from Gairloch , Smoked Pike Roe.

Golden Beetroot , Yolk and Spices

Potatoes in Onion Ashes

Celeriac baked in Salt and Sugar Kelp with our Caviar

Arctic Char , Buckwheat and preserved Cucumber.

We had a little sample from the `non alcoholic` drinks flight.

Candisa Cabbage , Truffle and Wasabi Leaf.

Goosnargh guinea Hen , Salsify and Ragstone. Easily the stand out dish of the evening.

Ragout and Blackcurrant

Tunworth Cheese , Rhubarb

Pear with Yoghurt and Apple Marigold


Cheese course (comes as an extra on the menu)

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.


2 Comments Add yours

  1. We are booked for October its been 5 years since we last visited.Always a wonderful treat.Really enjoy your blog Thank you

  2. teabeestrips says:

    Waouh the food looks so delicious.

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