Review on The French by Simon Rogan

Charles Rolls famously met Henry Royce at the Midland Hotel in 1904 and set the wheels in motion for a world-renowned partnership. Since then, this grand Edwardian edifice has dominated Manchester's social and cultural scene. New owners have given the place a lavish refurbishment and it's imbued with the glow of corporate confidence. This is VIP territory with a vengeance. The management of the hotel's two restaurants have been taken over by esteemed chef Simon Rogan of the famed two starred L'Enclume restaurant in Cartmel.

Pass through the opulent, high-ceilinged lobby to reach the recently updated French Restaurant, a stately room with crystal chandeliers wooden panels, doors of mirrored glass and all the accoutrements of serious dining. Rogan has appointed Adam Reid as Head Chef, who earned his culinary stripes as a senior sous chef at Brockencote Hall in Worcestershire, as well as the Michelin starred Chester Grosvenor Hotel.

The kitchen is committed to using high quality ingredients, many of which are supplied by their own farms located throughout the North of England, and supplemented with carefully selected organic ingredients from trusted suppliers across the UK. Diners can choose from a multi-course 'menu gastonomique' consisting of either three, six or ten courses offering inventive modern British dishes using impeccable techniques, finessed at Rogan's experimental research kitchen in Cartmel.

The French by Simon Rogan is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food Guide, AA Guide

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Modern British


Simon Rogan and Adam Reid

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 - 2.00pm Tue-Sat
Dinner: 6.30 - 9.30pm Tue-Sat

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card, American Express

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Facilities at The French by Simon Rogan

  • Disabled access
  • Private dining room
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu
  • 50 covers
  • Family Friendly


Accomodation is available, (312 rooms)


The French by Simon Rogan
The Midland
16 Peter Street
Greater Manchester
M60 2DS

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