20 Years of The Simon Rogan Group (panel)
Simon Rogan is an internationally renowned, award-winning chef, recognised as one of the pioneers of the farm-to-table movement. In 2002, Simon opened L’Enclume in The Lake District village of Cartmel, with a focus on hyperlocal and seasonal ingredients. The restaurant currently holds three Michelin stars and five AA Rosettes. In 2017, Simon was recognised as the AA chef of the year and is currently president of the Bocuse d’Or UK team.
Simon opened Rogan & Co in 2008 which won its first Michelin star in 2018. In 2016, Simon launched Aulis Cartmel, a six-seater chef’s table experience. In 2011, Simon established Our Farm in The Lakes, which provides the restaurant group with high-quality, sustainable produce. A London outpost of Aulis arrived in October 2017 as a stand-alone dining destination, an eight-seater chef’s table experience in central Soho.
Simon expanded to Hong Kong, opening Aulis and Roganic in 2019. Roganic Hong Kong was awarded its first Michelin star in December 2019. Simon opened Henrock in October 2019, an informally elegant restaurant set within Linthwaite House in the Lake District. In 2020 the group launched Home by Simon Rogan, three-course ‘at home’ dining experience created in The Lakes.
In 2021, efforts towards sustainability were recognised with the newly introduced Michelin green star, awarded to both L’Enclume and Roganic Hong Kong. In 2022 Hong Kong-based bakery and natural wine bar The Baker & The Bottleman opened. L’Enclume was awarded its third Michelin star in February 2022, the first restaurant in the north of England to do so. This coincides with the group celebrating 20 years since Simon opened L’Enclume.