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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.

As ever the meal was fantastic. All 6 courses of the tasting menu were lovely. Hard to decide which was the best as they were all so good. We'll certainly be going again.

Nick Bryce 20 May 2017
from Northwich

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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 446 reviews)
94% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (325)
  • luxury (300)
  • romantic (239)
  • lunch (183)
  • private dining (115)
  • business (71)
  • trendy (47)
  • value (30)
  • afternoon tea (29)
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  • child friendly (3)
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  • breakfast (1)
  • ((((( 27 May 2017 by Christine Mitchell from Leeds

    Lovely meal. Best bread ever,interesting flavours in all the dishes. Great British Menu dessert well worth the visit. Small plates way of eating works really well. Lovely ambience and great service. Only slight criticism would be lack of choices for confirmed carnivores

  • ((((( 24 May 2017 by Keith Graham from Manchester

    We had a great evening. The food was exceptional, the service excellent. The evening was rounded off with Adam coming to serve our Golden Empire and chatting to us. This made us feel special and that our custom was really appreciated.

  • ((*** 22 May 2017 by Miikka Minkkinen from Helsinki

    It was OK.But there was bone in my friends salmon.It was too dark place,and too warm.Not Michelin class.

  • ((((( 20 May 2017 by Nick Bryce from Northwich

    As ever the meal was fantastic. All 6 courses of the tasting menu were lovely. Hard to decide which was the best as they were all so good. We'll certainly be going again.

  • ((((( 20 May 2017 by Steve, from Manchester

    How can I sum up the evening at Adam Reid's The French. The setting manages to be intimate and welcoming with elegant surroundings, but not too reserved. The service was impeccable, pleasant, polite, timely and not intrusive. However, what about the main event......the food! It was a Fri evening and we selected the 9 course taster menu. I arrived with nominal expectations as it was a last minute reservation, I can say with hand on heart that the food was without question outstanding! Having sampled the contributions from Michelin starred restaurants in the N-West, Reid has left them in his shadow. The presentation, attention to detail, the proportions and most importantly the balance of flavours and ingredients all made for a taste sensation. I've been to other renowned restaurants in Manchester and been charged extra for bread, so receiving a few extras is a refreshing change. Of course it's not cheap, however I do believe considering the amount of courses, technical skill and sheer effort to achieve such a mesmerising experience is actually excellent value for money, it's a must enjoy.

  • ((((( 14 May 2017 by Philip Whitaker from Manchester

    We thoroughly enjoyed the evening to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The French has changed a lot over the years and we really liked the new seductive feel. All the food was excellent and the staff were helpful when it came to picking out red wines. The atmosphere was much more lively than previously. We had a special time.


    Phil&Sarah Whitaker

  • ((((( 13 May 2017 by Jon Darbyshire from Manchester

    Amazing experience at The French. THe atmosphere was incredible, originally thought the restaurant was much bigger than what it was, but was pleasantly surprised that it was much smaller, cosy and comfortable than anticipated. Food and flavours amazing, and could not fault staff for attention, friendliness and their professional service. Loved how we were not rushed and spent the best part of 3 hours enjoying the 9 course taster menu. Fantastic experience, can't wait to go back.

  • ((((( 11 May 2017 by Judith Tims from Manchester

    Having eaten here before my first Impression of the new decor was very positive, much more in keeping with the style of the room. The food was excellent;'quite difficult to select a favourite, though the cod poached in butter was a highlight, as was the small but exquisite broth served with the bread.
    We shall certainly return.

  • ((((* 7 May 2017 by Dan West from Davenham

    Stand out meal in north west this year

  • ((((( 4 May 2017 by Bernard Murphy from Manchester

    All perfect!

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