Having seen Simon on Great British Menu it was only a matter of time before we ventured to Cartmel to sample his 17 course tasting menu. What an experience this was. The techniques and presentation used by his chefs were incredible, it was artistry on a plate as well as being a complete taste experience.
One negative for me was the £60 wine selection was not outstanding and with hindsight would probably have opted for our own choices.
It is probably a one off as it was such a special night and repeating this could be a disappointment - maybe you just need to wait a while. Simon is, I believe, in the midst of taking over the two restaurants at the Midland Hotel in Manchester so we may in fact try that at some point, maybe for the set lunch menu.
I feel I must comment on the feedback given by two other reviewers regarding the quality of the rooms, we also stayed in Room 4 and our friends stayed in the Garden Suite. The review about Room 4 was very unkind and really unjustified and our friends were very happy with the Garden Suite. I would say that they are probably overpriced for the location.
If you decide to visit L'Enclume remember why you are going - this is a taste experience you will never forget so don't let anyone put a negative spin on this for you, just enjoy!
- Also Known As:
- l`Enclume Hotel Cartmel
- L'Enclume Cartmel, Cumbria