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Adam Reid at The French

The Midland, Peter Street, Manchester, M60 2DS

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Wednesday to Saturday: 12:00 - 13:30. Tuesday to Saturday: 18:30 - 21:30.

Opted for the 6 course taster menu with an accompanying flight of wine. A wonderful lunch. Each course was perfect. The steamed bun and broccoli dishes were something else. Wish I was eating there today!

Edd Berry 17 February 2017
from Manchester

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Adam Reid at The French perfectly marries the old and the new and is a dining experience to be remembered. While the restaurant is steeped in history, the current menu offers modern British food that delivers consistently excellent flavours using only the very best seasonal produce available.

The restaurant offers outstanding levels of service, warmth and style that in turn, create a relaxed and friendly atmosphere like no other in Manchester. Guests can choose from 6 or 9 course tasting menus and wine flights, offering supremely elegant tasting journeys.

The French boasts 4 AA rosettes and features in the Good Food Guide 2017 at Number 18, the only restaurant in the Greater Manchester area to make it into the top 50 of the prestigious guide. The French also ranked 79th in The National Restaurant Awards 2016.

Located in Manchester City Centre, The French is 8 minutes’ walk from Manchester Oxford Road Rail Station.

The dress code is smart casual.

Adam Reid at The French

The Midland, Peter Street, Manchester, M60 2DS

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Customer reviews for Adam Reid at The French

4.6 (((() (based on 385 reviews)
94% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • ((((( 19 February 2017 by Abigail Hope from Weston-super-Mare

    We were greeted warmly and the service throughout was impeccable but friendly and down to earth, which is sometimes not the case in a fine dining restaurant. The staff accommodated our request of a cocktail off menu. The atmosphere was relaxed, not at all snooty! Adam was out the front and friendly, chatting if you wanted to. And he created his award winning dish out the front which was quite spectacular to watch. The food was amazing. We had the 6 course taster lunch, and each course was full of flavour and delicious. There was very little wait between courses. My partner is quite unsure of trying new foods but the courses weren't to obscure, just a modern flavoursome take on recognisable, good quality foods. After our 6 courses, a complimentary bread and flavoured butter course, a the optional extra of Adam's award dish we left feeling quite full, but very satisfied. Overall, a fantastic dining experience, we travelled from Bristol and it was well worth the journey. And the price was reasonable for the quality and quantity. We didn't have wine with our meal, but there was a sommelier introducing wines with each course to a table near us.

  • ((((( 17 February 2017 by Paul Roberts from Stafford

    Loved the new decor, made for intimacy on a dreary afternoon. Taster menu, six courses with well-paired wines. Made broccoli taste good! No favourites, but least well-liked 4/5 was the dumpling. Bit chewy; we would have preferred either fluffier like the Chines char-siu, crisp or pancake-like. Only dull note in a wonderful meal. We indulged in the signature 'golden apple' which was sublime.

  • ((((( 17 February 2017 by Stefano Grottolo from Bramhall

    Food was fantastic, well presented, flavours distinctive and never mixed up. fantastic experience. My wife and I loved all of it
    only one small complaint about the Broccoli, slightly too salty and mine had some hard parts to chew in the stem
    ref to drinks I expected a little more variety for wines by the glass

  • ((((( 17 February 2017 by Edd Berry from Manchester

    Opted for the 6 course taster menu with an accompanying flight of wine. A wonderful lunch. Each course was perfect. The steamed bun and broccoli dishes were something else. Wish I was eating there today!

  • ((((* 16 February 2017 by Grainne Graham from Sale

    Most of the food was great but some of the dishes didn't quite work or were a bit underwhelming. For that price I expect everything to be 5 star

  • (**** 13 February 2017 by Paul Fawcett from Thirsk

    Unfortunately it wasnt open
    We travelled from north Yorkshire for my partners birthday we were not informed in advance if the refurb so a little disappointed.
    Fortunately we rang just before arriving and they confirmed then it wasn't open. They did apologise and rang back later with an alternative option however by this time we had found an alternative restaurant which was very nice.
    Shame we are both big fans of Adam Reid as watched him on GBM hopefully we will get another opportunity in the near future it was meant to be a special occasion not just her birthday but she is now my fiancee too

    Hard to rate as didn't attend so unfortunately can only score it a one star, apologies



  • ((((( 2 February 2017 by David Rigby from Warrington

    Wanted memorable meal for wife's 50th and got one. Went for 9 course taster and enjoyed all courses, favourite being the broccoli. Thanks for an enjoyable lunch.

  • ((((( 30 January 2017 by Kirstin Meachin from Warrington

    Very enjoyable. First time at the French we will return

  • ((((( 29 January 2017 by Alison Shockledge from Manchester

    A wonderful dining experience! This was our second visit and equally as good as the first. We chose the 6 course tasting menu each dish having exquisite tasting sensations and expertly described when presented. The service is excellent, all the staff very pleasant. Would highly recommend.

  • ((((( 27 January 2017 by Jane Stuart from Manchester


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