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.
10 courses would have been quite enough. I think that no choice 15 is designed simply to allow you to charge a fortune. This was twice the price I have ever paid for a set menu
Some great dishes on the 15 course tasting menu but a couple that were lost and a couple not that great. Covid precautions in place are reassuring and staff are doing their best to deliver the expected level of service but one of our wine glasses was empty for 15 mins at one point. Not great, especially when you have paid £125 for it. Noise level in the restaurant a challenge. Staff wearing masks makes it even harder to hear them introducing and detailing each course. Difficult to find a solution but maybe make course details digital for customers to review alongside the menu?
Food and wine pairings were out of this world, a truly memorable experience. Staff were attentive knowledgeable and friendly. Restaurant is a bit noisy but overall I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending.
Fantastic experience.Thank you. We appreciate that you are following advice regarding Covid restrictions, but suggest you explore alternative masks for your wonderful waiting staff. Due to ambient noise level (including nearby loud group) meant we did not hear everything that was being e planned about our courses and wines. We realise that much of what we understand comes from a combination of lip reading and listening. There are some masks encouraged by the deaf community that enable the former. Perhaps you will look into this possibility
It was a very special occasion going to L'Enclume and we were not dissapointed the service is superb with very friendly staff. We booked an overnight stay and dinner at L'Enclume the food was absolutely amazing and the wine pairing was perfect. It was difficult sometimes to understand the staff due to the mask wearing but we are in very strange times. We will visit again as the experience was fabulous. the rooms are lovely and cosy very tasteful and fitted with top quality fixtures. We had the downstairs room and a patio to sit out on overlooking the river. All round a wonderful weekend.
Loved the food and everyone was so friendly. The only negative was that we were seated in the garden room and there was quite a high level of background noise echoing around all of the hard surfaces, making conversation at our table extremely difficult. Added to that, the staff were wearing masks - understandably necessary at this time - but combined with the background noise it meant that most of our party couldn't hear anything that the waiters were saying.
The new arrangements to manage risk posed by Covid-19 are rigorous and well thought out. We felt very safe during what was our first trip away from home in many months. The food, environment and service were all excellent. A rowdy party of 4 was upsetting, but the restaurant staff exercised tact and discretion and moved us to another table when possible.
We came back to L'Enclume having been blown away the first time we visited and were not disappointed. An absolutely fabulous meal, delicious and beautifully presented. Can't wait to go back.
Amazing food, drink and service! Definitely coming back!
Great experience and food, from the farm to the restaurant, a hard working team! Had a great lunch and really enjoyed Cartmel. Will defo return.
Overall we all felt that the meal was rushed, no sooner had we finished a course the next one was there. To top it off we were informed at 9.20pm that our taxi had been booked at 9.45pm and we still had 2 courses to go, it was as if the staff could not wait for us to leave then they could clear the table. Not impressed. Also the restaurant is too noisy all the sounds around reverberate not enough soft furnishing to deaden the noise found it difficult to hear the waiters and ourselves when having a conversation.
The most superb dining Experience we’ve ever had. A 14 course extravaganza. Taught us not to prejudge ingredients we weren’t keen on and just enjoy all the new flavours. Wonderful attention from all waiting staff.
Fabulous. No, really fabulous. A stunning food experience.
Staff were fantastic so knowledgeable of the products and were so attentive The food was absolutely fantastic Will certainly call again next time in the lakes
We had a fantastic time, the food was incredible and the staff really warm and the service was really smooth. My only qualm was that we were not told we would be charged for water and the staff kept filling our glasses; I wouldn't have drunk as much if we knew, they should have made us aware. As such, we spent £40 on water which I would ask you to consider refunding? Many thanks, Ella
A wonderful evening with amazing food and first class service!
A most enjoyable experience.
Had an absolutely wonderful meal Friday lunchtime. Food sublime. Service fantastic. Coped with dietary requirements with no problem at all.
Amazing! Service like I have ever had before but not stuffy, super friendly, everything explained . Food - amazing! Staff passionate about the food and service, you will not find a better restaurant.
Perfect food and wine Very good service Overall an amazing experience
Food And service is second to none
A fabulous birthday treat for my wife - and me! Impeccable service and food.
It was an excellent tasting menu with exceptional staff. Very impressed that they did a fruit juice flight as we could not drink today. Would recommend this to anyone
Lovely room, great food. Staff fantastic of course.
Our 3rd time at L’Enclume and it didn’t disappoint! Food is absolutely amazing, signature wine pairing was also excellent. We were served by Elle who was so good and really friendly along with the young lady who was the sommelier that evening, they were both exceptional and a credit to the team. It was quite difficult to hear all of the details of the food and wine from the staff whilst wearing masks but that is just the new ‘normal’ for now. Breakfast was fantastic even though we were still full up from the evening, pleased we didn’t skip it. Oh and it didn’t rain.....that is a first. We’ll be back, well done to all of the team.