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Adam Reid at The French

The Midland, Peter Street, Manchester, M60 2DS

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

fantastic food - bought a couple of nice bottles of chablis but wish we had booked the wine flight - great service every bit as good as manchester house - we will be back

william 14 January 2017
from Macclesfield

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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

4.6 (((() (based on 369 reviews)
94% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (263)
  • luxury (252)
  • romantic (203)
  • lunch (153)
  • private dining (92)
  • business (61)
  • trendy (34)
  • afternoon tea (25)
  • value (21)
  • entertainment (11)
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  • child friendly (3)
  • breakfast (1)
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  • ((((( 18 January 2017 by Julia Tracey from Glossop

    Very attentive front of house and the sommelier sorted us out a flight of paired wines which complemented the excellent food. Adam Reid came out to talk to us about his ideas to develop the French and making it more accessible and dynamic by adding an open plan chef's finishing kitchen that can be seen from the restaurant.

  • (((** 18 January 2017 by Victoria from Manchester

    Good combination and balance of flavours and textures. Portions quite small.

  • ((((* 16 January 2017 by Jeffrey Joyce from Leigh

    lovely setting, attentive staff but not in your face, lovely champagne some tasty food Ithought the fish was bland

  • ((((( 14 January 2017 by william from Macclesfield

    fantastic food - bought a couple of nice bottles of chablis but wish we had booked the wine flight - great service every bit as good as manchester house - we will be back

  • ((((( 13 January 2017 by Derek Leslie from Manchester

    Deserves a Michelin star

  • ((((( 12 January 2017 by Tracey Roberts from Warrington

    Fabulous meal , fabulous service . Its a very very special place.

  • (((** 11 January 2017 by Lesley from Manchester

    A lovely setting within the Midland Hotel.. having read various reviews about The French, I decided to book this Restaurant to celebrate my Husband's special birthday. We have been fortunate to have previously dined at several fine dining restaurants including Michelin starred, and as such, we were looking forward to experiencing The French. However, whilst the culinary experience was interesting due to the menu; we felt that the overall experience lacked "ambience" (can be difficult to define) and a feeling of being warmly welcomed; being looked after and spoken to/informed about the menu - staff quickly placed the plate on the table and told you what was on it - ... In essence a lack of atmosphere and "personal" attention left us feeling slightly disappointed with the overall experience.

  • ((((( 8 January 2017 by Meryl Matthews from Littleborough

    Wow wow wow.... This restaurant is amazing from arriving to leaving you are made to feel special and the food blew us both away. We are the Great British Menu and had high expectations from seeing this on the to show. Those expectations were blown away and increased ten fold. The quality of the food and the tastes and flavours were superb. And the wines that were paired with each dish were so well chosen. The staff have excellent knowledge of both the food and the wine and we will indeed look forward to our next visit. Thanks Adam Read and the staff.

  • ((((* 8 January 2017 by Sharon Foley from Manchester

    Favourite dish was the golden apple.

  • ((((( 8 January 2017 by Ian Darroch from Coventry

    First time at with this type of menu, I enjoyed all of the courses. My favourite being the steamed bun, and also the parsnip dishes. It was a full night out, my girlfriend loved every bit of it, it was a great night for her 30th

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