At rhubarb we are always on the lookout for the newest restaurant openings, latest trends and exciting new venues. In our ‘Out and About’ feature we share where we’ve been dining out this month…
Our May restaurant of choice appears to be a popular one with more than one member of the rhubarb team choosing to dine there on separate occasions. Patrick Donaldson, Director of London Event Sales and James Thurston, General Manager at the Royal Albert Hall both dined at Simon Rogan’s pop-up turned permanent restaurant Roganic.
Roganic first opened in 2011 in Marylebone as a two-year pop-up. Five years later Roganic has returned to London, bringing elements of L’Enclume, Simon Rogan’s two Michelin star restaurant in the Lake District.
The menu at Roganic is designed to be forward-thinking and imaginative, using only the freshest and most exceptional array of produce from the best suppliers around the country, including Simon’s ‘Our Farm’ in the Cartmel Valley. With a 16-course tasting menu of foraged goods that changes with the seasons, the cooking represents ethereal modern British dining, where the ingredients are at the heart of the restaurant’s story, showcasing a wealth of textures and flavours.
Patrick, who has previously dined at all of Simon Rogan’s restaurants and is a big admirer of his cooking style said that whilst Roganic was very good, it didn’t quite achieve the same level of wow-factor as that of L’Enclume. Despite that, Patrick highly recommends Roganic for a special occasion in London, citing the scallops, cauliflower and black garlic as a particular highlight.
Meanwhile, James’ favourite dish was the seaweed custard topped with caviar, and commented that the provenance of the food was at the heart of the dining experience. He also noted that the service was impeccable, with the menu adapted with reduced dessert options to suit his personal requirements.
rhubarb have previously worked on events with Simon Rogan and are big advocates of his inventive approach to cooking and passion for seasonal, quality produce. If you would like to find out more about Roganic,