The London dining scene is red-hot with fabulous new restaurants popping up almost every week. One such establishment is at Claridge’s, the prestigious Mayfair hotel. We’ve been hearing rumors that Rogan—a creative culinary genius behind the Michelin two-starred L’Enclume in Cartmel, Cumbria—would take over after Gordon Ramsay departed. And now it’s been confirmed. A 10-year contract has been signed, and the new restaurant will open this spring with Rogan at the helm.
With his own farm in Cumbria, Rogan is known for using seasonal British ingredients- sometimes foraging for them in the surrounding countryside. On the hotel website, General Manager Thomas Kochs praises Rogan: “He is home-grown British talent and we believe his inspiring culinary vision builds on a bold approach for which Claridge’s has always been known.” The exact opening date has not yet been revealed (the London Hotel Insights blog suggests April or May 2014), but rest assured, this will be one of the hottest new tables in town.
Claridge’s, Brook Street , Mayfair, London, W1K 4HR. Tel: +44 (0)20 76298860, www.claridges.co.uk