British chef Rogan beats "Fat Duck" to lead top restaurant list
LONDON (REUTERS) - A British restaurant run by chef Simon Rogan and committed to nature not science has toppled celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal's Fat Duck eatery as Britain's top restaurant after six years.
Rogan's 11-year-old riverside restaurant L'Enclume, which is located in the rural village of Cartmel in northern England's picturesque Lake District, was named Britain's top restaurant in the annual Good Food Guide, knocking three-star Michelin chef Blumenthal into second place.
Rogan attributed his success to using local ingredients in the kitchen at his two Michelin-starred restaurant to ensure flavours are always fresh and natural.
"I've always looked at how can I be different because that is my character," Rogan told Reuters in a phone interview on Wednesday.