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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.”

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

Now in Season – Artichokes

As Lancaster’s top restaurant we know that New Year means new beginnings and resolutions and luckily there is also a wealth of lovely fresh produce to look forward to in January.

While we can rely on British soil for vegetables, meat and fish there are no new homegrown fruits in season at this time of year, with the majority of this month’s fresh crop coming from neighbouring countries with warmer climates.

Vegetables include beetroot, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, celeriac, celery, chicory, horseradish, jerusalem artichoke, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, parsnips, potatoes (maincrop), salsify, shallots, swede, truffles (black) and turnips

Fruit include apples, blood oranges, clementines, lemons, oranges, passion fruit, pears, pineapple, pomegranate, rhubarb and satsumas.

Meat include duck, guinea fowl, hare, mallard, partridge, turkey, venison

Fish include clams, cockles, dab, dover sole, gurnard, haddock, halibut, hake, langoustine, lemon sole, lobster, mackerel, mussels, oysters, red mullet, scallops (queen), sea bream, skate, turbot, winkles

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

Christmas Sunday Lunch

Christmas Parties |Christmas Sunday Lunch
Sundays | 12 – 2pm | 2 courses £20

It’s going to be a Quite Splendidly Festive Party Season from 1st – 22nd December.

“We had a fantastic staff Christmas meal again. Service and food was excellent even with a full restaurant. Thank you”

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Christmas Simply Squiffy

Christmas Parties | Christmas Simply Squiffy
Sundays | 6.30 – 8.30pm | free bottle of wine and 2 courses £30

It’s going to be a Quite Splendidly Festive Party Season from 1st – 22nd December.

“We took 4 friends for a Christmas Squiffy night. The reception and service, brilliant as usual as was the atmosphere and food ! Our friends loved it too. It was a great night.”

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Christmas Early Bird

Fabulous Christmas Parties | Christmas Early Bird
Monday to Saturday | 5.30 – 6.30pm (last food orders) | 2 courses £20

It’s going to be a Quite Splendidly Festive Party Season from 1st – 22nd December.

“We dined here as a group of 17 for our Christmas Party on Friday, and we experienced impeccable food and service for the size of our booking considering how busy the restaurant was. We all enjoyed ourselves and can’t wait to return. A must to visit if you are ever looking for somewhere to eat in Lancaster..” Ellie

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Christmas Lunch

Christmas Parties | Lunch
Tuesday to Saturday | 12 – 2pm (last food orders) | 2 courses £20

It’s going to be a Quite Splendidly Festive Party Season from 1st – 22nd December.

“Great food at Christmas even when the place was packed
Came here for work and it was the first time I had sat upstairs. Although it was busy the service was attentive and prompt. Fantastic and tasty food and a lovely meal had by all. A great evening ably served by Robert and his team.”

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

Christmas Dinner

Christmas Parties | Dinner
Monday to Saturday | 6.30 till late | 2 courses £30

It’s going to be a Quite Splendidly Festive Christmas Party Season from 1st – 22nd December.

“My husband and I have been coming to QSF for some years now (Christmas parties, big birthdays, normal birthdays, meals out with friends, family get togethers, romantic dinners for two….any excuse really) an we can honestly say it is always great food AND great service. Whatever the occasion, no matter how many different ‘evenings’ are going on, Robert and his amazing team always make you feel your table is their priority. No mean feat with a place as popular as this. We’ve already booked our Christmas work party as we couldn’t get in last year and we were gutted. Would highly recommend!” Ruth

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

Best Restaurant Award

Hurrah, we are officially an award winning restaurant, celebrating yet another award.
We won of Restaurant of the Year at The Bay Business Awards.
And last month we won Outstanding Customer Service 2018 at Lancashire Life Food and Drink Awards.
Both these esteemed awards acknowledge and reward the exceptional work of trailblazers, by looking for those whose commitment to excellence is second to none.

Robert is thrilled. “The perfect team – is one that works as a family and values each other. The minute you walk into a business you can tell immediately if a team is happy, it is so important, it sets the tone for everything.”

      

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