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Birthdays are always special aren’t they? Mine was last week and I wanted to do something special to celebrate. Nobody (and I mean nobody) does ‘special’ better than The French in Manchester so I was over the moon when I found out I was going to the French for my birthday dinner.If you haven’t heard of The French, it’s the famous restaurant at the Midland Hotel which is as old as Manchester itself! The Midland Hotel is where Rolls met Royce to form the Rolls-Royce company way back in 1904 after all. The French has its own claim to fame too, it was one of Britain’s first Michelin-starred restaurants awarded...
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After all the hype and glowing reviews coupled with a long ambition to visit L’enclume, The French provided the perfect opportunity to sample the food of acclaimed chef Simon Rogan. A slight different approach in this post where both of our comments are included in different colours, purple for Mrs Nom, and blue for mine.The experience started with us being walked from the entrance of the hotel to restaurant by the pleasant concierge chap...
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Originally a rather stuffy traditional French restaurant complete with white tablecloths, the dining room had been given the Rogan makeover and blended glamour and opulence with a casual and relaxed atmosphere. This was helped by the staff who exuded charm and enthusiasm – what a lovely team...
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