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The French by Simon Rogan

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 ***The French awarded four AA rosettes at the AA Hospitality Awards***

*** 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 opulence.

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 guide.

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, Manchester.

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 remembered.

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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 flavours.

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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 Manchester:

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 of 8/10

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, Manchester

Lunch available Wednesday to Saturday 12pm - 1:30pm

Dinner available Tuesday to Saturday 6.30pm - 9.30pm

Click here to visit The French by Simon Rogan

Click here to visit Mr Cooper's House & Garden

Book Afternoon Tea Online

The Midland is famous for its indulgent afternoon tea.  Afternoon tea is served in the most wonderful setting at the iconic Midland Hotel in Manchester, it is simply the perfect place to watch the world go by.  You can now book online!

Afternoon Tea £19.95 per person

Champagne Afternoon Tea £25.95 per person

Served daily. For group bookings of more than 8 people please contact the hotel directly on 0161 236 3333.



Octagon Lounge

Octagon Lounge

The Octagon Lounge at The Midland is the perfect place to relax and watch the world go by.  Whatever time of day, The Octagon has a truly unique buzz to it.  Enjoy a morning coffee with a freshly made biscuit or a business lunch with colleagues.  Whatever reason, the charm and character of the Octagon Lounge is infectious.

To book please call 0161 236 3333

Click here to view a sample menu

Room Service

Room Service

After a hard day in a meeting or suffering with tired limbs after a day shopping or sightseeing, you may lie down on your bed and be enveloped by the sheer comfort of your bedroom.  The thought of dressing for dinner may simply be too much, but do not worry as the great cuisine The Midland is renowned for is also available 24 hours a day in your bedroom.  All you need to do is decided what it is you want, and call us, we will do the rest!



Bed and breakfast guests of The Midland hotel can choose to enjoy a full English breakfast.

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