This marks the first time a UK chef has ever achieved this accolade in the eight years since La Liste launched.
Located in Cartmel, L’Enclume opened in 2002 in a former 13th-century blacksmith’s workshop.
With a farm-to-table philosophy at its core and a focus on the ingredients grown at Rogan’s farm in the Cartmel Valley, Our Farm, the produce-driven menu ‘showcases locality above all and gives prominence to each and every ingredient’.
The restaurant one its third star last year. It is also ranked on Restaurant’s list of the top 100 restaurants in the UK.
“I’m deeply honored and humbled by the recognition of L’Enclume as the top British restaurant in La Liste 1000 2024,” Rogan says.
“Being listed alongside so many brilliant restaurants we’ve always admired, many of which we’ve had the privilege of connecting with, visiting, and collaborating, is an immense privilege.”
“This achievement symbolises two decades of dedication, perseverance, and a bold choice my wife and I made in 2002, investing everything to open a restaurant in the small but wonderful village of Cartmel in The Lakes. We proudly remain an independent group of restaurants, driven by talent, hard work, and creativity.”
Started in 2015 initially only publishing a list of 1000 restaurants, La Liste has grown to now cover 195 countries and has added a top 1000 hotels list.
With its own scoring system and based on reviews, guidebooks and trusted publications, the list is described as a handpicked selection of the world’s best restaurants.