awarded four AA rosettes at the AA Hospitality
*** Winner of 'Best Restaurant (outside of London)' for
The French by Simon Rogan at the Food & Travel Reader Awards!
Simon Rogan has created a name for himself in the culinary
world. Widely known for producing some of the most original
and innovative menus around, Simon Rogan saw an opportunity and a
challenge to re-establish the legendary French to its former
The French has also been featured in the Waitrose
Good Food Guide at Number 14 with a score of 8/10, the only
restaurant in the Greater Manchester area to make it into the
In January 1974 The French, located at The Midland hotel
Manchester was awarded one of Britain's first Michelin-starred
restaurants, with the publication of the first guide. Since,
many famous celebrities have dined in the glorious French. In
the Beatles' early days when taking a trip to The Midland,
Manchester a thoroughly proper doorman refused them access to The
French for being inappropriately dressed!
More currently, celebrity royalty David and Victoria Beckham
shared their first official date in The French Restaurant,
In March of 2013 the French re-launched to The French by Simon
Rogan. This three AA Rosette winning restaurant now
marries perfectly the old and new and is a dining experience to be
Using only the very best seasonal produce available Simon Rogan
brings a wealth of knowledge and the latest cooking techniques with
balance and originality.
While the restaurant is steeped in history, the current menu
offers modern British food that delivers consistently excellent
The French offers outstanding levels of service, warmth and
style, that in turn, create a relaxed and friendly atmosphere like
no other in Manchester.
The French has recently been awarded the prestigious accolade of
three AA Rosettes for its high quality of food and service.
The AA awards recognises and rewards the excellent services
provided by the UK's best hotel and restaurants, and with three AA
Rosettes, the highest number a restaurant open less than six months
can achieve, The French has undoubtedly one of the best food
offerings in the city.
The French has also received a number of other accolades in 2013
and 2014, marking it as one of the best restaurants in
Lancashire and Cheshire Life Food and Drink Awards - Manchester
Restaurant of the Year
Manchester Tourism Awards - Tourism Restaurant of the Year
Manchester Food & Drink Awards - Restaurant of the Year and
Newcomer of the Year
Number 14 in the UK in the Waitrose Good Food Guide with a score
Opening Times, The French by Simon Rogan at The Midland,
Lunch available Wednesday to Saturday 12pm - 1:30pm
Dinner available Tuesday to Saturday 6.30pm - 9.30pm
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The menus are all priced at £100 per person, with an
accompanying wine flight available on request at £60 per
Bookings can be made on 0161 932 4198 or via the website here.
Simon Rogan's Chef Week returns to The French from 7th
June - 11th June 2016.
Simon Rogan and the chefs from each of his award-winning UK
restaurants- Adam Reid from Manchester's The French, Tom Barnes
from Cumbria's L'Enclume, Dan Cox from London's Fera at Claridge's,
and Marcus Noack, executive chef of Simon's Umbel Restaurant Group
- will each host a night to showcase their distinctive cooking
styles at The French, within The Midland Hotel.
With favoured specialist suppliers and a wealth of British
ingredients sourced from Simon Rogan's farm in Cumbria, Rogan and
his team of elite chefs have created 5 remarkable menus to exhibit
their diverse talents.
The 2016 chef schedule is as follows:
Tuesday 7th June - Tom Barnes, L'Enclume (Cartmel, Cumbria)
Wednesday 8th June - Simon Rogan
Thursday 9th June - Adam Reid, The French (Manchester)
Friday 10th June - Dan Cox, Fera at Claridge's (Mayfair,
Saturday 11th June - Marcus Noak (Umbel Restaurant Group)
The menus are all priced at £100 per person, with an accompanying
wine flight available on request at £60 person.
Once again, £20 will be donated to supporting Hospitality Action,
the industry's benevolent charity offering vital assistance to all
who work, or have worked, within hospitality in the UK and who find
themselves in crisis. After having raised nearly £4,000 in 2015, we
hope to surpass this figure in 2016.
Bookings can be made on 0161-932-4198, or via the website