Chef and restaurateur Simon Rogan is set to open Aulis London – an eight-seater chef’s table – in autumn this year.
Aulis London will mirror the Aulis restaurant in Cartmel that is currently the development kitchen for Rogan’s two-Michelin-starred L’Enclume.
The new venue, in an as-yet-unspecified location, is set to be a development kitchen by day and a restaurant serving eight people at a time at night. Diners who book for a meal at Aulis will be given the location on confirmation of their booking.
Rogan said: “I am really excited that Aulis will be returning to London and we’ve found the perfect spot for it. Aulis is an integral part of our operation in the Lake District and it will be no different in London. We’re also very excited to be launching Roganic in Marylebone later this year, and Aulis London will offer guests the opportunity to sample dishes not yet seen on Roganic menus. With only eight seats, Aulis London can give our customers a really up close and personal insight into how we operate. We are going to have a lot of fun there.”
Working with Rogan at Aulis London will be chef Rafael Cagali, who has previously worked at the Fat Duck and Fera at Claridge’s.
He will be supported by head of development Harry Guy, who trained at Saison in San Francisco and was the winner of the 2016 Roux Scholarship.
Rogan is also expected to resurrect Roganic, his popular pop-up restaurant that operated from 2011 to 2013 in Marylebone later this year.
The new ventures mark a return to the capital for Rogan, who left Michelin-starred Fera at Claridge’s by “mutual agreement” in April this year.
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