Lunch: Tuesday – Sunday 12.00pm – 2.00pm
Dinner: Tuesday – Sunday 6.30pm – 8.30pm
The restaurant is closed for two weeks in winter.
- Disabled Access
- Free WiFi
- Outdoor Seating
- Gluten Free Available
Opened in 2002, L’Enclume’s idyllic riverside location in the historic village of Cartmel is the perfect setting for Simon Rogan’s distinctive culinary style.
The restaurant is a relaxed dining space with white-washed walls and minimally laid tables from which L’Enclume’s dishes can be best enjoyed.
A truly faultless meal. Food, service & atmosphere was perfect. We dined for 4 hours on new years eve over lunch. Every member of staff we interacted with were superb and full of information. I started my morning at the famr with a tour which made the day extra special. Best and most interesting somelier I have ever experienced with great humour and knowledge which was the cherry on top to our 5* 10/10 meal. Cannot wait to return. THANK YOU
As usual an unforgettable experience! Exceptional produce, amazing flavours topped off with incomparable service from attentive and exceptional staff! Only complaint is that Simon doesn’t produce the Kendal mint icecream in gallon tubs!!! We will have to just visit more often.......
My wife and I were treated beautifully. The staff made us feel welcome, they were attentive, knowledgeable and clearly loved their work. (The conversation was not limited to the food and wine but to Cartmel and the area in general.) The linking of the food and wine was excellent and each course and drink was well presented, without being overly gushy. The attention to detail throughout the meal was amazing. The staff are very well trained in their procedures and every aspect of the meal, and the whole experience, was excellent. As I retrieved my car from the racecourse carpark the maitre d' waited with my wife and made her feel very well cared for. The opportunity to meet the kitchen staff was a pleasure. Overall, this was a delightful lunch experience from beginning to end.
Just beautiful. Lovely food, great service and a relaxed atmosphere.
Friendly, professional, knowledgeable staff. We had a table that had views of the kitchen where it was good to see chefs going about their tasks with calm concentration giving confidence in their ability to provide the very best dishes, which they did.
Amazing food, impeccable service - polite yet friendly.
Yesterday was our 3rd visit and once again we had an amazing experience. Wonderfully welcoming, knowledgeable and attentive staff and stunning food. Thank you.
We had an amazing experience at L'Enclume. The team made every effort to ensure my fiance's 30th birthday was one to remember forever! The food and service was remarkable and we can't wait to come back :)
I enjoyed the experience but thought the atmosphere was a little cold. Maybe some light music would help.
Amazing New Year Eve meal. 2nd visit. Will be back.
Fantastic food, nothing like any other fine dining experience we’ve encountered. Truly unique ideas and concepts. Loved knowing everything has been grown on the restaurant’s farm. Friendly and knowledgeable staff.
A very enjoyable day out,everyone had a good time Food and service outstanding
Exemplary service, we were blown away by the attention to detail. Food was out of this world and the fact that the majority comes from ‘our farm’ is really special. We will be returning!
Amazing meal. Dined here when it was 1 star. Massive step up in every aspect of yhe meal. Will be back again soon.
One complaint: Upon arrival at the restaurant we were asked if we would like a glass of Champagne. We assumed this was complimentary as we had not yet seen a menu, but it turned out to be a relatively expensive addition to our bill. As this was our first visit to the restaurant I found this somewhat presumptuous. Other than this it was a great experience.
We had a fabulous food experience at L’Enclume. Special thanks must go to Richard, who made us feel welcome and was more than happy to answer any questions about our dinning experience. He truly represents your business and restaurant very well. The staff in the restaurant all worked so well together and we sensed a genuine friendly cohesiveness between all members of the team. The atmosphere within the restaurant was amazing lots of people enjoying fabulous food. The sommelier took time to explain the qualities of each wine on the wine flight, he was very interesting and didn’t mind the odd amateur question, in fact he welcomed them. Many thanks for making us feel so welcome. Pat & Ian Bardsley
L'Enclume is simply the most wonderful food experience I have ever had. We visited for lunch 5 years ago, and having been talking about that meal since, we revisited last week. The food is extraordinary, with a freshness and originality of flavour and texture that I'm still telling whoever will listen about! The staff are an absolute credit to you - we were looked after really well by wonderfully warm, friendly, and attentive team members, from all the servers, to sommelier, to Thomas the (very amusingly self-deprecating) restaurant manager. We were also delighted, in a teenage fanclub sort of way, to spot Simon Rogan in the kitchen. I absolutely love everything about L'Enclume - it puts every other place we've ever eaten into the shade. Thank you all so much.
An absolutely phenomenal experience. The staff, service, food, wine - everything was just amazing from start to finish. Our only wish is that we could come every week! We eat out often around the UK in many a Michelin Star restaurant and this was without a doubt the best. Very well deserved title of “the UK’s number 1 restaurant” we LOVED every second. Thank you for the most wonderful time and we hope to see you again next year. Abbie & Justin x
I have lived within 20 miles of L'Enclume for over 40 years and this was the first opportunity to visit. I was definitely not disappointed. The food and service were exceptional and I look forward to coming back very soon.
This was a wonderful experience for me and my husband. The service was amazing, everyone was so friendly and welcoming and the food was out of this world. It really was a special experience that we’ll remember forever. My only criticism was whilst staying in our beautiful accommodation, whilst I really appreciated all the extra amenities provided (shower cap, disposable toothbrush, etc) I did notice that they were in plastic packaging or made of plastic, and in the current environmental crisis we are in I think lenclume could do its bit to reduce plastic waste by getting rid of he plastic packaging, maybe providing a bamboo toothbrush if necessary, and getting rid of plastic cotton buds. Just a suggestion.
Fantastic, innovative food served by experienced, impeccably trained and knowledgeable staff. A true theatrical experience that made my birthday weekend extra special.
We ate lunch at L’Enclume with our son and his partner, to celebrate my birthday. We opted for the 8 course menu and I had already informed the restaurant that there was one pescatarian in our party. On the day of arrival, I asked if it was at all possible to have a gluten free taster meal for one of our group, and without hesitation the waiter said ‘ of course’. We were only aware that we needed a GF meal for one of our party, the day before we were due to dine at L’Enclume and so I would have fully understood if they had struggled to accommodate this last second request! We couldn’t fault the food at all, and the gluten free food was presented in a very discrete and professional way. The food was so exciting, inventive and delicious and we all had a wonderful and memorable experience. The only criticism is that we felt a little rushed at the end, when a lady in a black suit (who hadn’t served us throughout our meal) asked us if we would like Americano coffees or cappuccinos ? I was quite disappointed that we didn’t get offered the exciting and theatrical coffee experience, which to me would have finished the meal off perfectly. I’m guessing that they were trying set the room for the evening service and didn’t have the time to offer us the coffee brewed at our table experience. All other staff members were a delight and made our experience thoroughly enjoyable. It was the second time my husband and I had eaten at L’Enclume, but our son’s first time. Thank you for a truly amazing birthday meal, I will remember it forever. Oh, and we will definitely be returning! Many thanks, Elizabeth
Really exceptional, the tasting menu is an absolute joy and the wine journey, while expensive is also brilliant. Really wish I could afford to eat here more often. First class!
I couldn’t have picked a better place to celebrate my partner’s 60th. Our experience was wonderful from start to finish. The food was as wonderful as you’d expect ... absolutely delicious ... and the service was friendly, informed but subtle. We had such a lovely day and can’t wait to return. Thank you all so much. 👍😊🥂
We had a wonderful evening enjoying fabulous food and drinks. The staff were fantastic and helped add to a really special night. Thank you