The French by Simon Rogan
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
Now, for a little history
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,
What does now and the future hold?
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
Most importantly, The Food
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
We're delighted to have been nominated for Restaurant of
the Year at the Food & Travel Reader Awards. We'd love you to
vote for The French - please click here to vote.
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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