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L'Enclume in Cartmel in Cumbria, UK
Restaurant information
Established 2003
Head chef Mark Birchall
Chef Simon Rogan
Food type Modern British
Rating 2 Michelin stars (Michelin Guide 2013)[1]
5/5 stars AA Rosettes[2]
City Cartmel, Cumbria
Country England
Seating capacity 50
Reservations Yes
Website http://www.lenclume.co.uk
Oyster Pebbles at L'Enclume in Cartmel, Cumbria, UK

L'Enclume (pronounced: [lɑ̃.klym], French for "the anvil"[3]) is a restaurant located in Cartmel, Cumbria, England. In 2008, the restaurant held one star in the Michelin Guide.[1] In 2012, the restaurant held two stars in the Michelin Guide.

In the 2014 edition of the The Good Food Guide, L'Enclume was awarded a perfect 10 cooking score and topped the list of the UK's best restaurants.[4]

The restaurant was founded in 2003 by chef-patron Simon Rogan, who trained under Marco Pierre White, and co-owner, Penny Tapsell.[3][5] It is situated in an 800-year-old former smithy with, from 2010, all the food supplied from Rogan's farm.[3]

L'Enclume was featured in The Trip, a 2010 BBC comedy starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon as fictionalised versions of themselves doing a restaurant tour of northern England.


  1. ^ a b "Full list of Michelin stars in Britain and Ireland". Telegraph.co.uk. 24 January 2008. Retrieved 2009-06-23. 
  2. ^ "L'Enclume - Restaurants - Cartmel - The AA". The AA. Retrieved 12 April 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c Gerard, Jasper (20 November 2009). "Cumbria restaurant guide: L'Enclume, Cartmel, Cumbria". Telegraph. Retrieved 22 November 2009. 
  4. ^ "The Good Food Guide 2014: The UK's top 10 restaurants announced". The Good Food Guide. Retrieved 2013-09-04. 
  5. ^ Newsom, Sean (11 September 2005). "Old landscape, new luxury in the Lakes". The Times. Retrieved 22 November 2009. 

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Coordinates: 54°12′06″N 2°57′14″W / 54.2017°N 2.9539°W / 54.2017; -2.9539