RestaurantsCumbriaCartmelLA11

Harden's says

Billing itself as a "unique and interactive dining experience going ‘behind the scenes’ of L’Enclume’s kitchen", Aulis has just six seats, is open only on Friday evening and Saturdays, and has one menu, at £150. A veritable 'bucket list' chef's table experience.

survey result

Summary

£260
£££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A personal dining experience of excellence and artistry” – you eat perched on one of six stools at the ‘chef’s table’ / development kitchen experience at this famous Lakeland destination, which offers an alternative to the main restaurant for those spending a couple of nights in the village. Unsurprisingly, it only generates limited feedback, but the picture emerges that – even if “the dishes aren’t quite at the standard of those in the restaurant, they are under development so that’s fine!” – and it’s “an unforgettable evening and privilege to see such culinary magic!”

Summary

£260
£££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A personal dining experience of excellence and artistry” – you eat perched on one of six stools at the ‘chef’s table’ / development kitchen experience at this famous Lakeland destination, which offers an alternative to the main restaurant for those spending a couple of nights in the village. Unsurprisingly, it only generates limited feedback, but the picture emerges that – even if “the dishes aren’t quite at the standard of those in the restaurant, they are under development so that’s fine!” – and it’s “an unforgettable evening and privilege to see such culinary magic!”

Summary

£260
£££££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Billed as ‘going behind the scenes’ at L’Enclume – Simon Rogan’s development kitchen is in a similar vein to his Soho operation of the same name, offering a first look at dishes destined for L’Enclume. Reports are relatively few, but rhapsodise over an “amazing and intimate” experience.

For 30 years we've been curating reviews of the UK's most notable restaurant. In a typical year, diners submit over 50,000 reviews to create the most authoritative restaurant guide in the UK. Each year, the guide is re-written from scratch based on this survey (although for the 2021 edition, reviews are little changed from 2020 as no survey could run for that year).

Have you eaten at Aulis at L'Enclume?

Restaurant details

Menu
No dress code
6

Aulis at L'Enclume Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Aulis at L'Enclume Restaurant in LA11, Cartmel by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Aulis at L'Enclume restaurant.
Alexander W
Normally 6 covers at this test kitchen atta...
Reviewed 7 months, 22 days ago

"Normally 6 covers at this test kitchen attached to L'Enclume but reduced to just four due to the Covid restrictions. Bag the two seats closest to the kitchen if you can. 1 chef, 1 waiter/somm and a multi-course tasting menu cooked in front of you, the restrictions added to the relaxed informality of the evening and brilliant interactions between the guests and staff."

Report this comment
Have you eaten at Aulis at L'Enclume?
Post your own review of Aulis at L'Enclume and contribute to our annual restaurant review guide.
Post your own review
Cavendish St, Cartmel, LA11 6QA
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
WednesdayCLOSED
Thursday12 pm‑8:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑8:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑8:30 pm
Sunday12 pm‑8:30 pm

Best British, Modern restaurants nearby

L’Enclume
British, Modern restaurant in Cartmel
£189
£££££
5
Exceptional
5
Exceptional
5
Exceptional
The Punch Bowl Inn
British, Modern restaurant in Crosthwaite
£54
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
Midland Hotel
British, Modern restaurant in Morecambe
£53
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional