The French, which was undoubtedly Manchester’s biggest success on the dining scene in the last 12 months, has reported a threefold increase in visitors, with a three month table waiting list for either a Friday or Saturday night where the ten-course tasting menu costs £84 per person.
The prestigious Manchester property, which reopened in March 2013 having undergone a stunning makeover, has picked up a range of accolades over the past 12 months including three AA Rosettes and Best New Entry in the Waitrose Good Food Guide 2014, going straight in at 12th with an impressive ‘8 out of 10’ rating in the guide’s Top 50 restaurants, not to mention being named Decanter’s Restaurant of the Year 2014.
Work began on updating the restaurant at the end of January 2013 and reached completion just ahead of the site’s opening on the 12th March.
Michael Magrane, General Manager at The Midland said: “It’s been an outstanding year for us and this reflects in our numbers and award wins. Our success also reaffirms that Manchester is going from strength to strength in terms of its food offering, with The French leading the way and highlighting that visitors do not have to go to London to experience the very best of British cuisine.”
Simon Rogan said: “I have enjoyed every single minute of working in Manchester and developing The French into a renewed culinary destination. I’m so proud of what my team at The French has achieved in such a short time, and grateful that Mancunians have embraced our food.”
The French by Simon Rogan perfectly combines its breath-taking heritage setting with progressive cooking. Whilst the venue is steeped in history, the menu is very much an eclectic mix of modern British cuisine, consistently delivering sumptuous offerings.