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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.

Wonderful food, friendly helpful staff all of whom knew about the food.
Did not think the flight of 5 wines for £50 was good value. One of the 5 was saki which we didn't like

Roger Gadsby 11 March 2017
from coventry

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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

Contact +44 161 235 4780

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Customer reviews for Adam Reid at The French

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  • ((((( 21 March 2017 by Deborah Parker from Bolton

    The restaurant is lovely - very intimate and elegant as you would expect. The staff are attentive and knowledgeable. We asked lots of questions and they were able to answer every one. The food is absolutely amazing. We had the 6 course taster menu and every single course was brilliant in its own way. The general consensus was that the halibut dish was our number one favourite, followed by duck, then the vegetable course - our least favourite was the blue steak but even this was fabulous! We opted to try the additional pudding course which we were invited to watch being prepared. This was a dish that featured on the Great British Menu and rightly so! I will definitely look to go back again for the 9 course taster menu at some point in the future! Please note, this is a very high class restaurant and the meal alone is £65 per head. Wine is also a premium item so go prepared. I have no hesitation in saying this is one of the best dining experiences I have ever had.

  • ((*** 20 March 2017 by Pamela Graham from Stoke-on-Trent

    We had the 6 course lunch menu with wine. The wines were excellent, the service, friendly and professional. Unfortunately the food was not up to scratch. The first course, a pigs trotter with picked onion was too vinegary, that's all you could taste. The broccoli spear was served with a bland custard topped with tasteless summer truffle. The steak tartar was under seasoned and tough. The fish was nice but served lukewarm. The duck, again lukewarm and the components didn't work. Opted for cheese instend of pudding, wise move. All and all a ver disappointing meal.

  • ((((( 19 March 2017 by Marc Frost from Manchester

    Outstanding food and exceptional service.

  • ((((( 19 March 2017 by Deborah Thornley from Wirral

    Excellent meal and service. Food was sublime, the accompanying wine flight was a beautiful add on for us. A special treat.

  • ((((( 18 March 2017 by Alison Teal from Manchester

    We had a fabulous night, the food was amazing surely it will not be long before a Michelin star is awarded. All the dishes were stunning but just nudging ahead was the smoked eel and the clementine - how did you do that? The service was excellent and the pace was just right. The Someliers timing was perfect with our wine. I loved the decor and the tables were placed so you were not overlooked.

  • ((((( 13 March 2017 by Bob Dalton from Dukinfield

    Visited with friends in lieu of a Christmas celebration. From the moment we entered the dining room it was obvious it was going to be special. The staff were pleasant and attentive without being overbearing and when it came to the food wow it was great. All six courses were excellent in particular the duck which melted in the mouth and the confit duck ragu accompaniment was wonderful. As I'm sure most people do we added the empire Apple to our meal (as seen on tv) and that too was amazing. After the meal we were invited into the kitchen for a quick chat with Adam Reid which was a great end to a fabulous lunch.

  • ((((( 13 March 2017 by Carl Manson from Wilmslow

    The food was delicious and we loved the addition of the chef's counter. It was good to meet and chat with Adam Reid himself! The outstanding dishes for us were the the trio of fish we had at the chef's counter (especially the oyster), the steak blue and the clementine desert. Unfortunately one of our party's salted duck wasn't very good. It was very tough and stringy (I tried it), however mine was lovely. Overall I didn't enjoy the menu as much as the 10 course taster when the restaurant was under Simon Rogan (I know Adam was still the head chef, but I thought the older menu was a slightly nicer dining experience overall). However, we still loved our evening and will be back again!

  • ((((( 12 March 2017 by Morisha Christy from London

    That is the best meal I have ever, ever had. The surroundings are exquisite, the service fantastic and the food.... I cannot think of a word that can conjure up the combination of balanced flavours, the attention to detail and the assault on my taste buds.
    It was a special treat with 4 of us coming from Italy, London, Winchester and Altrincham to have dinner. It did not disappoint.
    An added treat was being talked through the first course and the Golden Empire apple by Adam himself. A truly amazing experience that I will surely find it hard to beat.

  • ((((( 11 March 2017 by Roger Gadsby from coventry

    Wonderful food, friendly helpful staff all of whom knew about the food.
    Did not think the flight of 5 wines for £50 was good value. One of the 5 was saki which we didn't like

  • ((((( 5 March 2017 by Lily Podder from SYDNEY

    Absolutely beautiful food and service from start to finish. Adam turned even the bread into a course on it's own with the most amazing butters. The golden apple is a must and the 9 course tasting menu is highly recommended so you can experience the journey that is Adam Reid

    In addition the dining room is absolutely beautiful and wait staff were fantastic too. Thank you to the whole team

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