It's been a successful couple of weeks for The French by Simon
Rogan at The Midland, Manchester.
The restaurant was awarded the prestigious three AA Rosettes, and
on 7th October won two awards at The Manchester Food and Drink
Festival Awards - Best Newcomer and Restaurant of the Year.
The MFDF Awards were curated by the MFDF Judging Panel, made up of
the region's leading food and drink critics and
The Manchester Food and Drink Festival Awards provide a benchmark
for excellence in the hospitality industries throughout Greater
This year's nominee roll call saw a bumper list of new dining
stars, and exciting talent across the board, following a year of
significant development for Manchester's national foodie
reputation. The French faced some tough competition from
restaurants such as Michael Caine's Restaurant and Yuzu.
The shortlisted venues were mystery shopped by the judging panel
and the scores from these were combined with votes made by the
public over the last month via the MFDF website.
The French is Simon Rogan's first restaurant located in the
opulent The Midland Hotel, Manchester. In September of this
year Simon Rogan launched his highly anticipated second restaurant
Mr Coopers House & Garden.