April 2017: Simon Rogan has announced that he will leave Fera at the end of the month; the restaurant will continue operating under head chef Matt Starling, a Rogan protégé. Menwhile, Rogan is looking for premises in which to reopen Roganic, his 2010-3 pop-up.
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“Utterly sublime on every level” – Simon Rogan’s three-year-old tenure in this “luxurious” (and “surprisingly large”) Art Deco dining room has hit an even stride, providing “mindblowing food that’s experimental and fun”, “warm service” and a “glorious” atmosphere (although “the earthenware plates do clash a bit with the decor”). “It’s not a budget option” (“prices are unjustifiable” for a few reporters) but, Top Tip – “set lunch is fantastic value”. This year Rogan also added the new Aulis ‘6-seat development table’ in a private room off the kitchen: “a magical, innovative dining experience – what makes it incredible is listening to Dan talk about the ingredients, how the team came across it, and the thinking and creative process behind each course.”
After a dazzling debut, Simon Rogan’s second year in this “stunning” Art Deco chamber still inspires adulation for his “wizard” tasting menus and “astonishingly good wine matches”. Prices, however, are “breathtaking”, and ratings slipped perceptibly across the board this year, with growing gripes about “an absence of fireworks”.
“Hats off” to Simon Rogan, for the relaunch of this landmark Mayfair Art Deco chamber, where “gloriously attentive” service only adds to the enjoyment of the “phenomenal” meals – up to 17 courses that are “so different” (and, for those who so opt, come with some “exceptionally well-matched wines”).
Fera at Claridge's, Claridge's Hotel Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Wonderful lunch. High class everything. Subtlety of flavours and textures, top drawer. Service and ambience, spot on. A memorable occasion."
"Good but not exceptional"
49 Brook St, London, W1K 4HR
Last orders: 10 pm