A three course lunch featuring the finest dining you’ll come across in Marylebone these days for £29 (or £35 with two glasses of smartly selected wine)? Yeah. And if you”ve got the excuse, time and funds – six courses for £55 or ten for £80 ain’t a bad way to spend an afternoon either.
About a fourth of the way into a two-year stay, Roganic is a pop-up restaurant brought to you by Simon Rogan and Penny Tapsell of the Lake District’s much lauded and Michelin starred L’Enclume restaurant. Offering the “the very best in British natural ingredients all cooked with skill and imagination and served with warmth and style,” Roganic is a pared down but pleasant setting for enjoying a bit of Northern comfort with haute cuisine style.
Roganic’s draw is the intriguingly flavoured food of delicate beauty. The vast majority of the ingredients are seasonal and British, a good number of which you’ve probably never even heard of or at least never thought of combining. Doing up the dainty and delicious dishes with great success is head chef Ben Spalding. The dude knows how to rock a palate with the likes of “warm spiced bread, salted almonds, buckthorn curd and smoked clotted cream” and to tickle it with stuff such as a warm milkshake seasoned with Douglas fir. Spalding’s quite poetic too; we love the sound of rose veal cooked in buttermilk, cobnuts, savoy and mead sauce.
Featuring a regularly changing menu that’s mandatory for anyone keen to taste a shining example of just how wonderful British cuisine can be, Roganic is located at 19 Blandford Street, W1U 3DH.