L'enclume (Cartmel)

Cavendish Street
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Contemporary
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  • Scallops
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  • Oyster
  • Lobster
  • Shrimp
  • Crab
  • Lamb
  • Cod
  • Duck
  • Dumplings
  • Pork
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  • Phone number: +44 15395 36362
  • Cuisine:
    European
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    International
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    Vegan Options
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    British
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    Vegetarian Friendly
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    Gluten Free Options
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    Contemporary
  • Restrictions:
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    Gluten Free Options
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    Vegan Options
  • Meal types:
    Lunch
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    Dinner
  • Category:
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    dannya776 2020-02-21

    With 2 Michelin Stars the food is always going to be off the scale. It didn't disappoint. We started on a high and each dish served just got better. We opted for the paired wines and whilst not all brought delight, it was hugely enlightening and generally delicious. However the high point was the service. The staff were wonderful, being both informative and courteous. After 4 hours of fun, fine food and wine we faced the bill. It cost an absolute fortune. But it was worth every penny.

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    Sally M 2020-02-19

    This was a very big disappointment, & given we had driven for 4 hours through wind & rain, plus it was a big anniversary celebration ,it seemed even more so. Obviously, the food is beautifully prepared & some dishes are very good BUT some dishes are definitely not. The staff repeat their mantra of "from our farm" &" foraged locally herbs & plants" but when questioned more closely did not seem to have answers to my questions. Particular low points were; course 4 "Truffle Pudding"... a cube of croissant fried in butter & covered with grated black truffle,seaweed custard, & the worst of all "frozen tunworth cheese with verbena" which was a crime against cheese & my tongue. The cheese had been deconstructed into a frozen granita, served in a bowl, with a spoon. There was an additional added course of crumpets fried in duck fat & sprinkled with fennel pollen, this came in between course 11 & 12 & was totally unnecessary. Why the chef feels the need to present 19 courses I dont know. There was a good meal in here trying to get out. The dining experience goes for a rustic look, earthenware dishes, gold spoons. Not particularly comfortable seats & poor acoustics. My husband had the wine selection which contained some oddities & did not inspire. By the final dessert we had had enough , & left without even eating the last course. We really did not enjoy the experience, wouldnt go back & wouldnt go to another of Simon Rogans restaurants. he is obviously not a chef on our wavelength. It was a costly mistake.

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    Traveller_esm 2020-02-17

    The best place I have ever been to. The food is exquisite; the service impeccable and the atmosphere extremely relaxed. We came for lunch for a birthday celebration and had an amazing time - the only downside I have is that we didn’t stay over and therefore couldn’t do the wine flight.

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    RevdIain 2020-02-16

    L'Enclume is so discreet that it would be easy to miss it as you walk down the street. There's no clue as to the lovely open and welcoming space that lies behind the small door. We were warmly welcomed and shown to our table. Let the performance begin! There is no choice here. There is just one menu and the dishes arrive in one seemless flow. Some of the appetisers were sharing dishes and they were very good. We loved the bread with pork fat and butter. The truffle pudding was a revelation. In fact everything that followed - from the scallops and the brill through to the duck - was of the highest order. We enjoyed the accompanying wines which were served with great efficiency by staff who explained in expert fashion why they had been chosen. The restaurant was full and there was a real buzz to the place which we loved. When we asked about the number of staff in the kitchen, we were whizzed off there to see them at work and were greeted warmly by them. They obviously enjoy working here - as does everyone. This is a great place for a special occasion with chefs who are at the top of their game. A memorable experience. Thanks to all concerned. We were here 26th January 2020.

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    anchormanbadman 2020-02-15

    What a terrific experience. Like no other in this cosy restaurant. Granted the price is a premium, but for fine dining and the accolade of eating at the UKs number 1 restaurant, I'd definitely say it's worth it. 3.5 hours of culinary masterclass with a seemingly endless 15 courses! 2 Michelin starred for a reason and we left last night with our tastebuds on overdrive and a full tummy! Thanks L'enclume and its terrific staff for a wonderful evening.

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    580thead 2020-02-10

    Great food and wine pairing. A memorable evening. Ambience was lovely and light. Staff very knowledgeable.

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    cjma9040 2020-02-10

    I visited as part of a birthday party group and we were expecting great things for a special occasion. We were not disappointed! A warm welcome and a room on the side for our exclusive use set the tone for the meal. We had the 9 course taster menu accompanied by the wine flight. This proved to be a great combination as the wines matched the food perfectly and were ones that were would not have otherwise have had the opportunity to taste. The service was polished,with a sense of humour that was appreciated. The menu was perfectly conceived and beautifully presented. The whole meal was an experience and wad the highlight of the birthday celebrations. It isn't somewhere you would go every week (well not for me anyway) but for that special occasion it is hard to beat.

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    X563FDlauraw 2020-02-09

    My husband and I had an exceptional meal, dining experience on Saturday evening. The 18 course tasting menu accompanied by the signature wine flight. Every detail from start to finish was faultless, every member of staff was friendly and welcoming our sommelier Julie was so knowledgeable and enthused about each wine it was just a pleasure to see. It's hard to do credit to the food but just every mouthful was so well thought through and executed, food I would never think to try that all worked so well and was beautifully presented and just an absolute delight to eat. I've found at other Michelin restaurants the atmosphere can be quite stuffy but this could not be further from the truth at l'enclume. The whole restaurant had a fabulous buzz to it and my husband and I enjoyed every second. Obviously, it's not the cheapest meal but I really feel like its a real occasion and well worth every penny we will certainly be back.

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    Nicholas C 2020-02-09

    Absolutely fantastic, quite expensive but worth every penny, service is just right, not over the top but really comfortable. We will be back.

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    Andy A 2020-02-08

    Incredible food. Surprisingly informal and a beautiful dining experience, even down to the bespoke cutlery.

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    AFCreviews 2020-02-06

    Very special meal and experience! All the food was divine, well presented, right sized portions and the staff were faultless. Excellent place to go to celebrate a special occasion! You even get a little plant to leave with as a parting gift. All excellent attention to detail, highly recommend

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    Epistocrat 2020-02-04

    Had the tasting menu with a wine flight. Was not disappointed. Yes, expensive, but the service and and quality of the food and drink made it feel very reasonable. Not a bad dish, but the frozen cheese was incredible, easily one of the best dishes I’ve had anywhere. Cartmel itself also completely charming. Really, it’s L’Enclume - there’s not a lot else to say.

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    AndoKelso 2020-01-26

    Second time here. In this time they have increased from 9 to 18 courses. All the courses were superb, service excellent. However, with 18 courses I felt that they blended into each other.Too much, and no one course standing out, when last time there was many. Not sure I would come back, but can understand those that do.

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    boileddog 2020-01-26

    I want to go to L’enclume but time dictates I have to wait for this adventure. So we tried the London outpost of Mr Rogan’s empire on a Friday lunchtime, the room took me back to dining at my parents house many years ago and I am sure I chucked out similar furniture into a skip after they had died. Thankfully the food was far from being on its last legs and the service was relaxed, semi-casual and unstuffy. To the grub...short tasting menu decided upon we inevitably ended up with the full blow out, leek and potato soup with caviar and garlic delicious, truffle pudding too small! (This was gooood), chicken liver parfait on crisp skin was superb and I could have stuffed my gob with this all day, soda bread that looks like a cake excellent, trout beautifully cooked, so was it all 10/10? No, the artichoke dish was nice but not as good as the other snacks, the venison was good but the sauce too heavy and rich at the end of 9 previous dishes, the Yorkshire rhubarb was very nice, the apple tart alright with lovely woodruff ice cream. Overall we had an excellent meal and would recommend this place very highly. If I could score 4.5/5 I would as a couple of dishes were not 100% to my taste and although nostalgic the decor is not really my cup of tea, but on the basis of rounding up and not down its a 5. Should you try this place? Oh yes, with no doubt you will be gushing.

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    vdnyk 2020-01-25

    Went there on a Saturday for lunch; made the trip just because of it and what can I say, it was definitely worth it. Unexpected ingredients married in a beautiful way and form, the quality is top and the portions are just right. The staff is attentive and warm, there is nothing pretentious; the combination of all the above makes it a wonderful experience.

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    dbedwell1001 2020-01-22

    What an amazing experience from the moment you arrive until sadly, the moment you leave. We visited for lunch and chose the eight course taster option. The food was outstanding, the service amazing and the staff so wonderfully helpful. As each course is presented to you, a full description of the dish and its origins are explained to you. The flavours are so deep and take you on a food lovers journey like never before. Of course this is an expensive treat but one which will be remembered for ever. Thank you Simon for an amazing experience

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    Holmegate 2020-01-18

    We had a fabulous meal at L’Enclume celebrating my husband’s 50th birthday. Service was outstanding and the 15 course tasting menu amazing, the standout star for me being the scallops with king oyster & lemon thyme. There was an additional duck course not listed in the menu which I found a bit heavy at that stage. I highly recommend both the restaurant and the tasting menu but would give the soft drink flight a miss - the non alcoholic gin & green tea options did not work for me. The little touches to acknowledge my husband’s birthday we’re much appreciated and we both loved every minute - big thank you to everyone.

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    950nics 2020-01-05

    An exceptional visit to L’Enclume. From the start it’s a taste sensation; incredible flavours and some absolutely astonishing food. Stuff you think you’ll hate just tastes gorgeous. Everything is compact but the flavours are huge, really exciting things like the smoked eels, the broths and the scallop was the best I’ve ever had. The only thing I didn’t finish was the duck heart. The duck breast that followed was sublime in an amazing sauce. The staff are incredible. I’ve never seen such a slick operation, they’re constantly buzzing about clearing wine glasses, refilling water etc. Truly special food and all staff members really know their stuff; the sommelier especially. All happy to chat to you and answer your questions too. I’ve eaten at some incredible restaurants around the world but this surpassed them all for service and efficiency. Some people had a cheese board after which looked amazing but we were way too full to contemplate it! I like that the place doesn’t feel snooty and high brow. It’s very much a homely, country cottage feel which is nice and relaxed. You dress smart but hardly need a full suit and tie. In summary - amazing food and incredible staff. The bill came to £550 for two people for the taster menu plus taster wine flight and a glass of fizz on arrival.

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    archie347 2020-01-03

    just stunning, the service was second to none and the food just out of this world, very expensive for it was a christmas treat

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    872sb 2019-12-31

    Recently had lunch and we opted for 8 course tasting menu. Overall the experience was wonderful, very different..couple courses I didn't like..duck heart and one other was very salty..but the rest was fabulous with tastes I had not experienced. The cost was expensive but I knew that beforehand.

Restaurants in Cartmel

Our aggregate rating, “Sluurpometro”, is 93 based on 3438 parameters and reviews

If you need to contact by phone, call the number +44 15395 36362

Timetable:

  • Monday
  • Tuesday 12:00-13:30,18:30-20:15
  • Wednesday 12:00-13:30,18:30-20:15
  • Thursday 12:00-13:30,18:30-20:15
  • Friday 12:00-13:30,18:30-20:15
  • Saturday 12:00-13:30,18:30-20:15
  • Sunday 12:00-13:30,18:30-20:15

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