Simon Rogan to open new Lake District restaurant

One of Britain’s most exciting chefs, Simon Rogan, is to open a restaurant within Linthwaite House next to Lake Windermere in the Lake District.

As reported by Hot Dinners, the restaurant, due to open this October, will be called Henrock and will specialise in small plates and sharing dishes.

Located within a country hotel 12 miles north of Rogan’s two Michelin star flagship restaurant with rooms – L’Enclume in Cumbria – according to Hot Dinners, Henrock will be a “relaxed, informal affair”.

The garden at Linthwaite House

Among the dishes due to appear on its inaugural menu are raw aged beef, elderberry and shiso; halibut baked in cabbage leaf, bay shrimp and pink pepper; and fried apple pie, miso butterscotch and cassia clotted cream.

While Rogan is known for championing seasonal British ingredients, Henrock will see him experiment with Asian flavours and produce, though a large amount of ingredients will be sourced from his farm in Cartmel.

Heading up the kitchen will be Brian Limoges who arrives by way of San Francisco, where he worked at Quince, Birdsong, and Atelier Crenn. The 36-room Linthwaite House re-opened last year after a makeover.

In addition to L’Enclume and Henrock, Rogan runs the Michelin-starred Roganic in London’s Marylebone, and development kitchen Aulis in Soho.

Last year also marked the closure of Rogan’s foraging focused Fera at Claridge’s and his Manchester restaurant The French. Last November Rogan teamed up with English sparkling wine estate Exton Park in Hampshireto create a bespoke sparkling rosé for L’Enclume.

Called ‘Exton Park with Simon Rogan’, the pale pink non-vintage sparkling rosé is made from a blend of 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Pinot Meunier grown on chalky soils in the South Downs.

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