Michelin-starred chef, Simon Rogan has announced that he will open Henrock, a new informally elegant restaurant set within Linthwaite House, a contemporary country house hotel in the heart of the Lake District. The restaurant will open in October.
With sweeping views across Lake Windermere, Henrock will showcase natural, perfectly seasonal ingredients in a relaxed, informal setting. The name derives from a rocky outcrop on the lake, known as Hen Rock, which is often visible from the terrace of Linthwaite House.
Henrock’s kitchen team will be led by Head Chef Brian Limoges who joins Simon from San Francisco after working in renowned restaurants such as Quince, Birdsong, and Atelier Crenn. Working together, they will utilise local produce with items from Simon’s own farm, Our Farm, in Cumbria. However, in a step away from Simon’s other restaurants, L’Enclume, Roganic, Aulis and Rogan & Co., where the focus is loyally and deeply rooted in British cooking and ingredients, Henrock will also lean heavily on influences, techniques and produce discovered on the chefs’ travels around the globe, including from Asia where Simon has recently opened Roganic & Aulis in Hong Kong.
The menu will comprise of small plates and sharing dishes, with signatures set to include: ‘Raw aged beef, elderberry and shiso’, ‘Halibut baked in cabbage leaf, bay shrimp and pink pepper’, and ‘Fried apple pie, miso butterscotch and cassia clotted cream’.
Overseeing F&B operations will be Nicolas Perdrier who, coincidentally, began his career at Linthwaite House before spending time working for Simon as Assistant Manager at L’Enclume and exploring projects elsewhere in the UK. He returns now, to Henrock, with a deep understanding of Simon’s farm to fork ethos and high standards of hospitality, as well as invaluable local knowledge.
Simon Rogan says: ‘Since opening L’Enclume in 2002, it’s been a hugely exciting and humbling journey. Today, we have five UK restaurants holding four Michelin Stars amongst them and have recently opened Roganic and Aulis Hong Kong. It feels like the right time to be strengthening our offering in the north of the UK, a place we call home, with a fantastic team in place and in such a truly unique and stunning setting.”
Linthwaite House is a 36-bedroom boutique hotel set within 14 acres of landscaped gardens in the Lake District. The hotel offers guests exceptional views of Bowness-on-Windermere as well as a private tarn (small lake) within the grounds. Originally a five-bedroom family home, Linthwaite House was taken over by the South African-based hotel group, Leeu Collection in 2016 and reopened in 2018 after a complete refurbishment.
Leeu Collection founder, Analjit Singh, commented on the new collaboration with Simon Rogan: “I am thrilled that Leeu Collection will be working closely with Simon and the whole team going forward. We share many similar values and, I feel, by aligning our brands, we can elevate the experience at Linthwaite House to a unique level and a cut above other offerings in the area”.
Henrock will open in October 2019
Address: Crook Road, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere, LA23 3JA