Rogan & Co.Modern British
Home cooking with Rogan elements in cosy surrounds. Simon Rogan is the owner of award-laden L’Enclume (currently number one in the Top 100) and this is his more casual restaurant, just around the corner in the medieval village of Cartmel. Head chef was Kevin Tickle, who has since won a star at Forest Side (Grasmere, also in the Top 100) so the stakes are high for new head chef, Gerald Van Der Walt, who comes to Cartmel from The Greenhouse and Le Quartier Francais in South Africa. However his menu sees region’s finest ingredients served with confidence, in true Rogan style. Typical dishes include confit leek with a soft poached egg, nasturtium, mackerel parfait or venison with beetroot and chicory from Rogan’s farm. There’s local pork and regional hispi cabbage combined with kale and pickled walnut, while picture perfect puds could include Tonka bean ice cream with miso butterscotch, caramelised caramel tart (not a typo), and a local cheeseboard. Wood and oat shades, blackened beams and sturdy furniture complete the cosy picture. The restaurant currently holds 3 Rosettes in the AA Guide.