Cartmel countryside inspires exclusive Rogan and Co at the Races restaurant


AN exclusive pop-up restaurant at Cartmel Racecourse will offer a menu created using the finest ingredients from the Lake District and interiors inspired by the surrounding countryside.

The interior of the glass-fronted semi-permanent Rogan and Co at the Races – which will provide unrivaled views along the final furlong – will be influenced by the racetrack’s stunning backdrop, and include moss sculptures and silver birch leaves.

News of plans for the interior are released as ticket sales for Rogan at the Races, which will see fine dining offered at each of Cartmel Racecourse’s 2019 meetings, get off to a flying start.

With only three months to go, plans for a special race day menu designed by Simon Rogan and Rogan & Co head chef Tom Barnes is close to being finalised. The dishes will use ingredients grown at Simon’s Cartmel valley farm, ‘Our Farm’.

Simon Rogan who in 2018 secured a Michelin star for both Rogan & Co in Cartmel as well as his London restaurant Roganic, said: “The collaboration is a great opportunity to showcase what Cartmel and the Lake District has to offer and we are proud to be bringing something different to racegoers this year.

“Race season is fast approaching, so myself and the team are getting fully geared up for the pop-up and planning the menu, which will be packed with amazing seasonal spring and summer produce.

“Hopefully people will come away with an appreciation for the amazing ingredients that we have here and it really tops off what is the ultimate Cartmel day out.”

It will open on Saturday, May 25 – the first day of Cartmel’s racing calendar – as well as for each of the eight subsequent days of racing held at the historic track this summer.

Steve Cooper, managing director at Cartmel Racecourse, said: “We are very excited about the launch of Rogan & Co and it really has captured the imagination of racegoers.

“Tickets have sold at a very pleasing rate and exceeded our expectations, despite the fact we still have almost four months until the first meeting.

“This will be a new venue offering guests a unique experience that can’t be found anywhere else.

“It’s wonderful that people have recognised how special this is going to be and are booking what is already sure to be a day to remember.”

Tickets for Rogan and Co at Cartmel Racecourse are priced from £159pp and can be booked via our website.