The French strikes the perfect balance between heritage and progressive cuisine. While the restaurant is steeped in history, our current menu offers modern British food that delivers consistently excellent flavours by using the best seasonal produce and the very latest technological advances.

A large proportion of our ingredients are grown on one of our own personal farms, located throughout the North of England. Organic, hand-picked produce is complemented by ingredients from our carefully-chosen suppliers across the UK – giving us complete control over every element of our menu. In fact, we believe that the provenance of our food is our ultimate commitment to quality.  

Using techniques finessed at Simon’s own experimental research kitchen in the idyllic village of Cartmel, Cumbria, our team of passionate and dedicated chefs, headed up by Adam Reid create wonderfully imaginative dishes, delivering a truly unique and unforgettable dining experience for everyone of our guests.

Married seamlessly to its new contemporary direction, the breathtaking dining room of this historic restaurant encompasses both the new and old, with undeniable opulence and timeless elegance.  Stepping boldly into the 21st century, The French offers outstanding levels of service, warmth and style, that in turn, create a relaxed and friendly atmosphere like no other in Manchester.