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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.


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.

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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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

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Manchester Food & Drink Festival
The Manchester Food & Drink Festival will take place from 10-21 September 2015, and Simon Rogan, with four chef partners - Adam Reid from The French, Tom Barnes from L'Enclume, Dan Cox from Fera at Claridge's, and David Simms, who is managing director of Simon Rogan's group of restaurants - will each host a night to present their distinctive cooking style and menus at The French, at The Midland Hotel.

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The menus are all priced at £100 per person, with an accompanying wine flight available on request at £60 per person.

Bookings can be made on 0161 932 4198 or via the website here.

Book Afternoon Tea Online

The Midland is famous for its indulgent Afternoon Tea and has played host to this wonderful tradition since opening its doors in 1903. Served in the opulent surroundings of the Octagon Lounge guests can indulge in our delicious array of finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones, delicate cakes and a selection of premium loose leaf teas or our exclusive Midland blends. The Midland Champagne Afternoon Tea is the perfect way to celebrate any occasion and enjoy this quintessentially British pastime.

View our Afternoon Tea Menu

The Midland Afternoon Tea £19.95 per person
The Midland Champagne Afternoon Tea £25.95 per person

Hear the Midland Resident Pianist play in The Octagon Lounge on Saturday and Sunday's 1.30pm - 4.30pm.

Afternoon Tea is served daily 1.00pm - 4.30pm 

The Midland Festive Afternoon Tea will be served from 27th November - 30th December.
Take a break from Christmas shopping, get together with colleagues, or enjoy a treat with friends and family this festive season Our Festive Champagne Afternoon Tea includes a glass of mulled wine on arrival followed by our Champagne Afternoon Tea served with perfectly hand-crafted festive delicacies.
£29.95 per person (A £10 non-refundable deposit per person is required to confirm reservation.)

Book your reservation online. For group bookings of more than 8 people please contact the hotel directly on 0161 236 3333.


Mr Cooper's House & Garden Restaurant, The Midland

Combining modern touches with the history and heritage of Mr Cooper himself, whose house and famous gardens sat on the site back in 1819, Mr Cooper's House & Garden is set to offer a multitude of different dining settings under one roof.  Give someone a fantastic gift and purchase a gift card for Mr Cooper's House & Garden Restaurant by following the link below. A pre-paid gift card will be on its way to you or can be sent directly to the recipient. Gift cards can also be purchased in the restaurant.

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The French by Simon Rogan

The French at The Midland 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 been awarded the prestigious accolade of four AA Rosettes for its high quality food and service. Buy a gift card and give a loved one a fantastic experience at The French.

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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

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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 enjoy a full English breakfast.

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