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The French by Simon Rogan

The Midland, Peter Street, Manchester, M60 2DS

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Opening hours
Wednesday to Saturday: 12:00 - 13:30. Tuesday to Saturday: 18:30 - 21:30.

Excellent classy restaurant amazing food

Rebecca Almond 22 October 2016
from Manchester

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Bringing his 2 Michelin-starred expertise to one of Manchester’s most iconic sites, The French by Simon Rogan showcases pioneering British cuisine. Many ingredients are sourced from the restaurant’s own farms, dotted throughout the lush North England countryside.

Making use of techniques perfected at Simon’s experimental research kitchens, The French menu offers bold and wonderfully imaginative combinations. The forward-thinking recipes and intense natural flavours are reminiscent of Simon's award-showered L’Enclume in Cumbria.

Blending old and new, the breathtaking dining room at The French restaurant in Manchester features original gilded ceilings and glittering teardrop chandeliers. Guests can choose from 6 or 10-course menus at The French, offering supremely elegant tasting journeys.

Established in 1903, The French Restaurant is the pride of the 4-star Midland Hotel. Found in Manchester City Centre, The French is 8 minutes’ walk from Manchester Oxford Road Rail Station.

The French by Simon Rogan

The Midland, Peter Street, Manchester, M60 2DS

Contact +44 1619324198

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Customer reviews for The French by Simon Rogan

4.6 (((() (based on 300 reviews)
94% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (217)
  • luxury (202)
  • romantic (165)
  • lunch (122)
  • private dining (71)
  • business (50)
  • trendy (26)
  • afternoon tea (24)
  • value (15)
  • entertainment (9)
  • large parties (7)
  • breakfast (1)
  • child friendly (1)
  • (((** by from Manchester

    I thought the service was good and the food was mostly excellent. One comment I would make is that out of 4 diners, 2 of our fish courses were cold. In a meal of this standard I felt that was really disappointing. We didn't quite realise the difference between our meals until we discussed it afterwards.
    The team were great, the service was great (especially the lady who looked after us, possibly the manager?). We enjoyed every other aspect of the dinner.
    The apple dessert was just incredible, so thank you for that.

  • ((((( by from Manchester

    Excellent experience overall - great welcome, table service and food

  • ((((( by from Manchester

    The 4 course meal 'The great British menu' was amazing.
    The service as always was fantastic very friendly staff and sommelier provided a great selection of wines to accompany the food

  • ((((( by from Manchester

    Lovely meal, exceptional dessert

  • ((((( by from Nelson

    Loved it, the food and service was perfect.

  • ((((( by from Manchester

    Excellent classy restaurant amazing food

  • ((((( by from Manchester

    Pros; Unbelievable food, great decor and staff were extremely friendly and attentive.

    Cons; Can't really list any!

  • ((((( by from Manchester

    Exquisite food, great service! I had the six course taster menu - and so did my son, but he had a vegetarian version. He said it was the best food he had ever eaten. The French accommodated our requests (vegetarian/no mushrooms, good seat for the hard of hearing) brilliantly. Decor good for hard of hearing as well as being absolutely beautiful.

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  • ((((( by from Manchester

    The cooking and service was absolutely faultless. We went for the Great British Menu 4-course lunch and our favourite was probably the hake dish, but really they were all superb. Particular mention to the sommelier who was extremely good.
    When we arrived the restaurant seemed quite quiet and could maybe have done with some (very low) background music), but picked up as we were there.

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