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
- Outside Seating Area
- 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.
Fantastic friendly service and first class food in a beautiful location
We love L'Enclume. This was our second visit and our special treat at the end of our honeymoon. Such a relaxing, unpretentious restaurant with such friendly and fantastic staff. The food was outstanding (whey onions, egg yolk, tunworth being our particular favourite - never tasted anything so good in my life). I would always recommend the wine flight as truly good wine brings out so much in the already amazing food. It's not so much a meal as a journey around the local area! Nothing bad to say. We will be back!!
Thank you for an amazing meal, the staff were amazing and super friendly and made our meal extra enjoyable. They could not be more helpful and kept us amused with their humour. Would be back tomorrow if I didn't live so far away!
Beware the tepid jug water - send it back, and the offering of a complimentary cheese course. The waiter and manager will insist that a supplementary cheese course was actually offered despite the word of three customers.
A dining experience like no other I have had, beautifully presented food which was both delicious and different from the norm.
wonderful meal accompanied by perfect wine flight, very attentive staff
Exceeded our expectations! The whole experience was amazing from start to finish!
Amazing food, every mouthful so delicious its almost a cliche, Ive eaten at the newly opened Fat Duck and your food is better. My only observation would be the service felt a little soul-less - I can't put my finger on it but we didn't feel it with our server or sommelier. There was a lack of charm I felt - the level of talking and interacting was right it just felt robotic,
We were lucky enough to enjoy the outdoor area to start then moved into the restaurant for the rest of our tasting menu, my 8 year old son loved every bit of it as much as us! Thanks again, a 5 star experience from start to finish.
Everything was wonderful - we had the full taster menu for lunch and the food was the best we've ever eaten. The service was great - polite but informal and friendly enough to put everyone at ease, and the staff were all very knowledgable about the food. The room was excellent and made for a comfortable stay. Thanks so much L'enlcume - we will definitely recommend!
We had a wonderful eating experience at L'Enclume recently and the service was fantastic. However, we thought it would have been improved by having less courses and larger portions. We felt rushed with the first 5 or 6 courses, they all came out at once and it was a little confusing. There was sufficient food but it wasn't as satisfying as having a full meal. A tasting menu is great for an experience but we prefer eating a la carte.
Thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would recommend as a one off. No doubting the skill and execution of the dishes served. You are also paying for the service received from the many waiting staff frequented during the evening. Value for money? Perhaps a little over priced but hard to quantify. Have eaten at many top restaurants and this is a different experience due to the numerous courses. I was left wishing for something more substantial but perhaps that is for a different occasion. Also had to ask for a water refill 3 times before I was obliged. Overall a memorable experience but not one I would feel the need to repeat. There are many fine restaurants in the north that are just as good value and life is short! Overall though very glad to have been. I hope you continue to do well.
Wonderful in every respect!
Surpassed our expectations in all regards. Emilio, who was in charge of the floor on that day was most gracious and all the staff were knowledgeable and professional. Each dish was prepared with creativity and beauty and the tastes were a delight. We particularly liked your wine list.
Excellent night's dinner.
We had a wonderful weekend at L'Eclume. The food is fantastic, staff are wonderfully knowledgeable about everything and work as a real team to ensure all guests are perfectly served and can fully enjoy their evening. The hotel is well really well and breakfast was simply perfect. The produce used all tastes so good. Everything was as good as it could have been. Truly memorable.
Would recommend for artistry & theatre - definitely destination dining. Sommelier excellent. Clearer signage in village for both main restaurant & hotel reception (opp sides of village) was tricky to find & wifi access for sat nav off & on. Info on parking options (weren't told about race weekend, for example). Was special 15 year anniversary dinner but didn't feel as if there were extra touches to the norm (only written note provided (which said happy 5 years not 15!).
We were worried when we arrived because the first member of staff that greeting us either didn't want to be there or was having a bad day! Easily identified as he was young, bearded, and one of the few British members of staff. If we had that waiter for the meal I think we would have left early. Luckily he didn't serve us again. He was the exception though, everyone else was great - informative and friendly. Food was delicious, with some standout dishes.
An all round wonderful experience. Food/drink and service were all above and beyond what we are used to at our local 1 star restaurants. Special mention to Charlie and George who took care of us the most during our experience.
You simply have to try here if you're feeling flush!
A fascinating and inspiring experience! Thoroughly enjoyed the entire meal.
We had a fantastic lunch. Our table in the conservatory added to the enjoyment of our experience at L'Enclume. The food was amazing and the staff were on hand to provide first class knowledge when describing the dishes they were serving. First class. An experience we hope to repeat soon.
Service was excelent and very friendly but proffesional, the 4stars rather than 5 was due to set up of the table which was changed.