The recently-renovated Linthwaite House in the Lake District is to partner with chef Simon Rogan to open a new restaurant in October.
The 30-bedroom hotel, part of South-African based Leeu Collection, will launch Henrock later this year, which will lean heavily on influences, techniques and produce discovered on Rogan’s travels around the globe, including Asia, and strengthen the chef’s offering in the north.
Henrock’s kitchen team will be led by head chef Brian Limoges, who joins from San Francisco after working in restaurants such as Quince, Birdsong and Atelier Crenn.
Working with Rogan, they will utilise produce from Rogan’s own farm, Our Farm, located less than a 30-minute drive from Linthwaite House.
Overseeing F&B operations at Linthwaite will be Nicolas Perdrier, who began his career at Linthwaite House before working for Rogan as assistant manager at L’Enclume.
Once open in October, Henrock will join Rogan’s other restaurants L’Enclume, Roganic, Aulis and Rogan & Co.
The restaurant is named after Hen Rock, a rocky outcrop protruding from Windermere that is often visible from the terrace of Linthwaite House.
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 was acquired by Leeu Collection in 2016 and has since undergone an extensive £10m redevelopment, with the hotel’s 30 bedrooms, new Stella restaurant and bar and conservatory have all been given a revamp.
Commenting on the collaboration, Analjit Singh, founder of the Leeu Collection, says: “I am thrilled that Leeu Collection will be working closely with Simon and the whole team at Umbel 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.”