I loved Roganic. No point in beating about the Bush. This place is wonderful. Possibly, I am biased because all dining experiences are made slightly more enjoyable if your baby is not actually present but for the most part that’s not what this blog is about.
I had a Mums and no babies lunch at Roganic and drank two whole glasses of very lovely wine uninterrupted. The staff are so friendly I started telling them intimate details about my life and they looked like they cared. Then they food came and oh boy. This is that sort of high end business which is both science and art and also your lunch.
Essentially, Roganic’s dishes are in the same league as The Clove Club and The Ledbury. Everything was wonderful but the best part was that they do a set lunch for £40. They bill this as three courses but it’s really more like seven. One of those is just a small piece of juniper fudge nestled in some shrubbery but, if something is nestled in shrubbery it is definitely a course. I do not know of anywhere you would get a meal of this standard any cheaper.
The restaurant itself feels sort of like an art gallery, concrete, clean lines, white table cloths, and a different style of cutlery with each course, as well as beautiful prints on the walls and a whole tree entangled around the precarious spiral staircase to the loos but baby friendly it is not.
What’s good? Everything. The Salt Baked Celeriac and the Caramelised Apple with Douglas fir we’re particular highlights but everything we were served was flawless.
Baby friendly? No. Save this one. It’s too special. If you’re in a real bind and they’ve got a quiet lunch service and you ask nicely and your baby is still at the point where it is sleeping a lot in the day time they will make a special exception for you but otherwise no.
✗ baby change facilities – the baby change in Selfridges isn’t far though
✓cool with breastfeeding
✗loads of other parents
✓space for buggies