Simon Rogan’s new London restaurant, Fera at Claridge's, has opened to much fanfare and acclaim, with journos, celebs and food lovers flocking to Mayfair to sample his world-famous cuisine in this most handsome of locations.
Not ones to miss out on a good lunch, five of us from Great British Chefs made the short journey across town to see what all the fuss was about – and working on the principle that five reviews > one review, here are each of our musings on the experience.
Arjuna Woodrow (Designer)
As the token vegetarian at Great British Chefs, I was presented with a slightly different menu to the others (no bone-marrow butter for me!).
However, the way Rogan treats humble vegetables such as the potato - in my starter of Smoked cheese, potatoes and asparagus juice, and Celeriac - baked in hay and served with its own crispy skin, wild hen of the wood mushrooms, baby turnips and hazelnuts, meant that the meat-free dishes were as packed with as much flavour as their meaty counterparts. If you are a vegetarian looking to be inspired, you will be pushed to find more of a delight than the food on offer here.