Chef restaurateur Simon Rogan and his partner Penny have announced that the restaurant Roganic will make a permanent return to London. It will replace L’Autre Pied, which closed in September, on Marylebone’s Blandford Street
in December and will open on Tuesday 9 January.
The acclaimed restaurant first opened as a two-year pop-up in 2011 — it was among London’s first ‘post-Noma’ institutions, celebrating what were then fairly alien, often plant-based ingredients. This time, the restaurant will be a permanent fixture on a street that also includes Michelin-starred Indian restaurant Trishna and Ravinder Bhogal’s Jikoni.
It is said that the “forward-thinking” restaurant will bring elements of Rogan’s two-Michelin-starred Lake District flagship, L’Enclume, use ingredients from his farm, and will run in tandem with the chef’s new 8-seater development kitchen project Aulis, in Soho, which opened last weekend.
The announcement said that the team will comprise members of the original Roganic staff as well as other past and present employees from the company. Oliver Marlow will be head chef, and James Foster has been appointed GM.
Rogan said: “I’m made up to be back in Marylebone, we really enjoyed being there first time around and it feels so right to be back. We are looking forward to a new start in the New Year. It’s a great site that I have always admired and it’s the perfect location for us. In Oli [Marlow] I have one of the most talented guys who came up through my kitchens and likewise James [Foster] is an excellent appointment.
“I’m very excited for what the future holds with them and Harry Guy heading up London operations. We had so much fun last time Roganic was in London and I’m sure second time around will be no different.”
Reservations can be made here, now.