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Quite Simply French Wins 2020 Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Award for Restaurants

Recognised World Based on Outstanding 2019  Traveller/Diner Reviews

Today it has been announced that we have been recognised as a 2020 Travellers’ Choice award-winner for Restaurants. Based on a full year of Tripadvisor reviews, prior to any changes caused by the pandemic, award winners are known for consistently receiving great traveller/diner feedback, placing them in the top 10% of hospitality businesses around the globe.

Here’s what Rob had to say, when he heard…“We are absolutely delighted and honoured to have been given this award. It is a testament to my amazing team and their dedication to our customers. My philosophy when it comes to food and hospitality is always serve the best and always be at your best. Treat customers like family how you would like to be treated. Smile always.

Over the last few months we have made a considerable investment to make sure we will be super safe for our customers and our staff with changes both in the layout of the restaurant and in what we offer on our menus. We have been awarded Visit Britain’s  ‘We’re Good To Go’ industry standard and supporting mark having carried out a COVID-19 risk assessment and we are also Navitas Coronavirus Control Certified.  Our loyal customers have been returning to our restaurant and our boutique hotel, taking advantage of our great Staycation Offers for Dinner, Bed & Breakfast. We have also launched QSF To Go offering customers a luxury dine at home, click and collect service with a range of favourite dishes, cooked fresh to order. We’re a place that honours what everyone cares about. Staff and customers alike.”

Winners of the 2020 Travelers’ Choice Awards should be proud of this distinguished recognition,” said Kanika Soni, Chief Commercial Officer at Tripadvisor. “Although it’s been a challenging year for travel and hospitality, we want to celebrate our partners’ achievements. Award winners are beloved for their exceptional service and quality. Not only are these winners well deserving, they are also a great source of inspiration for travelers/diners as the world begins to venture out again.”

A Thank You from NHS to QSF

“Honestly, what an exceptionally amazing hotel this is. Where do I even begin? If you’re thinking of paying a visit to Lancaster and you are needing somewhere to stay, Quite Simply French has to be the one.

Trust me, there are so many amazing things I can say about this hotel and its kind-hearted owner Robert Mason. Not only did Rob give up his hotel for me, he also accommodated other doctors and nurses who had to leave their homes in order to help our great NHS. I feel so lucky and blessed to have been given the opportunity to stay in this beautiful hotel for absolutely NO cost at all for 3 months during the covid-19 pandemic and I have to say this has been the best room that I have ever stayed in!

If only I could take this room back home with me! There are no words to describe how much I have enjoyed my stay here at the amazing QSF. The room, well WOW! Beautifully decorated boutique style, an extremely comfortable bed and the way everything just fits into place is just simply perfect. Even the simplest of things like the pillows and the duvet were so luxurious that meant after long stressful shifts and seeing countless patients, I always looked forward to having a beautiful sleep every night. The added bath was a beautiful bonus.

The images you see online only give you a partial glimpse of reality as you really do need to see it to believe the sheer opulence that the hotel reflects. Even during lockdown, room service still continued. The hospitality that Rob and his team showed was truly heart-warming. He always made sure that throughout the stay I was always comfortable and ensured that clean linen, towels and bedding were cleaned to hotel standards.

If anyone out there reads this review, and your mind is unsure, just go for it. Not only will you be guaranteed to enjoy your stay, but you will be supporting a local business that has definitely been there for our beloved NHS during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Reviewed June 2020

Thank you Quay Fabrications

As you know, we are busy with a major renovation that will see Quite Simply French transformed into a Fine French Restaurant with Rooms.

A project like this is never undertaken lightly nor without the help of talented professionals We would like to say a massive thank all the companies who are working with us to make our dream a reality.

A big thank you to our Quay Fabrications for creating our bespoke decorative metal.

“Top quality designs by experts at competitive rates. Friendly and helpful staff. And it’s a local business. For unique metal products tailored to your wants and needs I wouldn’t recommend anyone else”

Thank you Michael Ellis

As you know, we are busy with a major renovation that will see Quite Simply French transformed into a Fine French Restaurant with Rooms.

A project like this is never undertaken lightly nor without the help of talented professionals We would like to say a massive thank all the companies who are working with us to make our dream a reality.

A big thank you to our painters and decorators Michael Ellis Painting and Decorating Services

“I would highly recommend Michael, just completed my hall, done such a great job I love it. He was very efficient, tidy and such a great lad “

“5⭐️ Service, very clean and tidy, excellent price for work undertaken, highly recommended”

Thank you Epixx & Hammond

As you know, we are busy with a major renovation that will see Quite Simply French transformed into a

Fine French Restaurant with Rooms.

A project like this is never undertaken lightly nor without the help of talented professionals We would like to say a massive thank all the companies who are working with us to make our dream a reality.

A big thank you to Epixx and Hammond Electrical

Epixx design & install Smarter Technology Systems in both residential & commercial environments.
Hammond Electrical have over 20 years experience  and are a NICEIC approved contractor

Thank you Rees Tiles

As you know, we are busy with a major renovation that will see Quite Simply French transformed into a Fine French Restaurant with Rooms.

A project like this is never undertaken lightly nor without the help of talented professionals We would like to say a massive thank all the companies who are working with us to make our dream a reality.

A big thank you to  Rees Tiles & Flooring

“Absolutely over the moon with our bathroom floor and wall tiles, staff very helpful and quality tiles definitely recommend”

“As a professional tiler, I’ve been using RTF for a number of years, great service and competent friendly staff with great product knowledge”

Thank you Chris Edmondson.

As you know, we are busy with a major renovation that will see Quite Simply French transformed into a Fine French Restaurant with Rooms.

A project like this is never undertaken lightly nor without the help of talented professionals We would like to say a massive thank all the companies who are working with us to make our dream a reality.

A big thank you to our builders Chris Edmondson Joinery & Building.

“Chris has recently built a dormer on our house, really pleased with the finish. Very easy to have all the team in the house. Finished the build on time ( my due date) – baby Gabriella loves her newly built room. Thanks”

“Chris is a fantastic joiner a man who takes so much pride in his work. We had a loft conversion done by him and I cannot fault his workmanship. I will certainly have no problem in recommending him to anyone. And I believe you will not be disappointed.”

New Year Spruce Up

From the day we opened (1st December 1996) as Lancaster’s best Restaurant, we have invested in Quite Simply French and this year is no different. Our stairs and upstairs restaurant have had a fabulous makeover courtesy of Michael Ellis Painting and Decorating.

“I can not praise Michael and his team enough. They delivered the project on time and on budget and their attention to detail and pride in their work is second to none. They were a delight to work with, nothing was too much trouble. I would absolutely recommend them” Robert Mason

There number of things that are key to creating a successful restaurant.

Great Food
Great food is key of a successful restaurant. This one is a no-brainer.  No matter what you do, if the food at your restaurant is not great, people will not return.
Staff Satisfaction
Behind a successful, well-functioning restaurant, there is an efficient and loyal team. A happy team is a productive team.
Guest Experience
Excellent customer service is an inherent trait of a successful restaurant business. Customer service constitutes the entire customer experience, right from the politeness and helpfulness of the staff, to the service—how soon the food arrives, the price of the dishes and restaurant ambiance.

Pancake Day Menu

Join us on Pancake Day on 5th March. Try our delicious savoury and sweet PANCAKES. Why not mix and match with our À la Carte Menu | £9 each

Savoury
• Mushroom, spinach and feta
• Ham, chunky ratatouille and emmental
• Poached salmon, leeks and prawns

Sweet –
• Forest berry and honey compote with yoghurt
• Chocolate, peanut butter and banana
• Baileys ice cream, creme anglaise and toasted almonds

Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday, is the traditional feast day before the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday. It was the last opportunity to use up eggs and fats before embarking on the Lenten fast and pancakes are the perfect way of using up these ingredients.

A pancake is a thin, flat cake, made of batter and fried in a frying pan. A traditional English pancake is very thin and is served immediately. Golden syrup or lemon juice and caster sugar are the usual toppings for pancakes. The pancake has a very long history and featured in cookery books as far back as 1439.

Romantic Valentine’s Dinner

Valentine’s Day, also called St. Valentine’s Day, holiday (February 14) when lovers express their affection with greetings and gifts. The holiday has origins in the Roman festival of Lupercalia, held in mid-February. The festival, which celebrated the coming of spring, included fertility rites and the pairing off of women with men by lottery.

VALENTINES MENU

Two Courses £39pp | Thursday 14th February 5.30 – 9.30pm
Book online

APPETISERS
MARINATED HOT OLIVES £4
Herbs de Provence, garlic, olive oil
OLIVE OIL DIP £2.50
Balsamic reduction + parmesan
UNSHELLED SMOKED PRAWNS £6
Sautéed in olive oil, garlic + onion
SAUSAGES, CHORIZO, BACON £6
Pan-fried with garlic, parsley, onions + croutons
CHAMPAGNE and OYSTER £10.50
With fresh lemon
OYSTERS £2.75 each
On ice,sweet chilli sauce + shallot, red wine vinegar

STARTERS
Served with freshly baked French baguette

BAKED CAMEMBERT | SHARING PLATTER FOR 2
Selection of cured meats and pâtés, fruit compote, piccalilli + garlic ciabatta
SHELLFISH BROTH MADE TO ORDER
Bouillabaisse stock, root vegetable brunoise, fennel shavings, crispy pork belly lardons + brioche croutons
PANFRIED WOOD PIGEON BREASTS
Parsnip fondant, port, rosemary jus + crispy pancetta
SPICED MONKFISH SCAMPI TEMPURA
Curried tartare sauce, rocket + chive oil
CROTTIN DE CHAVIGNOL FILO PARCEL
Steamed green beans + basil, tomato consomme

MAINS
Steak French style. Rare is red, Medium is pink. Medium Well is a little pink. Well done is cooked through.
Served with Dauphinoise Potatoes to share.

SURF AND TURF TO SHARE FOR 2 ££5PP
Half lobster and rump steak each, frites + Aioli mayonnaise
GUINEA FOWL SUPREME
Apricot, pistachio duxelle stuffing, wrapped in smoked bacon, port jus, wild mushroom arancini + carrot puree
DUCK BREAST SERVED PINK
Crushed celeriac, jerusalem artichokes, prosciutto wrapped tenderstem broccoli + red wine, redcurrant, black pepper coulis
POACHED SALMON FILLET
Fricassee of kale, broccoli, sugar snaps, lemon, dill beurre blanc + chargrilled tiger prawns
COD FILLET
Sweet potato, beetroot, feta cheese rosti, tomato, queenie scallop + chorizo concasse
SPICED HALLOUMI FRIES
Quinoa stuffed pepper, butter bean + pumpkin mash

SIDES
Serves 2 to 4 people

TOMATO MOZZARELLA SALAD £5
Balsamic reduction
FRICASSÉE OF SAVOY CABBAGE £5
Smoked bacon + baby onions
WINTER GREENS STIR FRY £5
Poppy seeds + basil oil
HANDCUT FRITES £5
Parmesan shavings + Truffle oil

DESSERTS
CHOCOLATE FONDUE TO SHARE £16
Belgian white or dark chocolate with forest berries
SIGNATURE CHEESECAKE £7.50
White chocolate cheesecake + raspberry coulis
STICKY TOFFEE PUDDING £7.50
With cream
CRÈME BRÛLÉE £7.50
Amaretto
AFFOGATO WITH FRANGELICO SHOT £7.50
Vanilla ice cream in espresso + shot of Frangelico Liqueur
GOURMET ICE-CREAM £7.50
Homemade Cointreau, dark chocolate + honeycomb
GOURMET SORBET £5
Crème de framboise + summer berries
CAFE GOURMAND £8
Mini crème brûlée, raspberry and white chocolate eton mess, ice cream + coffee
DARK CHOCOLATE BROWNIE £7.50
Hazelnuts, cherries, Vanilla ice cream + chocolate sauce
FROMAGE £8
Selection of French cheeses, biscuits +chutney

New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve | Monday 31st December | 6.30 – late | 4 courses £65

It’s going to be a Quite Splendidly Festive Party Season from 1st – 24th December.

“Love this place. Fantastic food and service. We go loads and would recommend to anyone :) We went last on New Year’s Eve and it was superb.”

Make an online reservation then use our food pre-order form

Christmas Eve Parties

Christmas Eve Lunch | Monday 24th December | 12 – 2pm | 2 courses £20
Christmas Eve Dinner | Monday 24th December | 5.30 – late | 2 courses £35

It’s going to be a Quite Splendidly Festive Party Season from 1st – 24th December.

“Quite Simply French is quite simply the best restaurant in the area, serving a wonderful and regularly changing menu of delicious food served in a really lovely setting, full of character. The staff are the nicest people you could possibly meet and it isn’t by accident that regular customers return time after time. For many years my family has regularly dined at QSF, and on special occasions, and always at Christmas Eve, when the atmosphere is particularly special.”

Make an online reservation then use our food pre-order form

STAY IN ONE OF OUR 5 STAR BOUTIQUE BEDROOMS.

ENJOY A MIDWEEK DINNER, B&B STAY FROM £300.