Having eaten at L'Enclume previously we've been looking forward to seeing what Simon Rogan had to offer at The French for weeks especially as this was our first night out together since the birth of our daughter.
The restaurant itself is very stylish and I think it's a masterstroke by The Midland to land Simon I just hope the rest of the hotel continues to improve at the same pace as walking out of the fashionable French into the Midland could be a bit of a culture shock for some.
The service was friendly and attentive and made us both feel relaxed ahead of our ten course taster menu. As with most chef's these days they try and source as much local produce as possible but I bet there aren't many that actually source from their own farm.
Rogan's attention to detail definitely sets him apart from any other chef in Manchester or the North for that matter and will I'm sure see him land a Michelin Star for his hard work at The French producing fantastic food like he has done since 2002. A pleasure to eat your food again and thanks form taking the time to meet us a trip back to Cartmel isn't far off.