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Adam Reid at The French

The Midland, Peter Street, Manchester, M60 2DS

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  • Adam Reid at The French - Greater Manchester
  • Adam Reid at The French - Greater Manchester
  • Adam Reid at The French - Greater Manchester
  • Adam Reid at The French - Greater Manchester
  • Adam Reid at The French - Greater Manchester
  • Adam Reid at The French - Greater Manchester
  • Adam Reid at The French - Greater Manchester
  • Adam Reid at The French - Greater Manchester
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Opening hours
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday: 17:00 - 21:00
Thursday: 12:00 - 13:00 & 17:00 - 21:00
Saturday: 12:00 - 13:00 & 17:00 - 21:30.

It was the best meal I had had here and I have been before. It Seoul’s be hard to choose a favourite course they were all so good

Judith 23 November 2018
from Manchester

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

The French offers outstanding levels of service, warmth and elegance 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 restaurant boasts 4 AA Rosettes and features in the Good Food Guide 2018 at Number 17, 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 720 reviews)
93% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (531)
  • luxury (476)
  • romantic (396)
  • lunch (243)
  • private dining (187)
  • business (101)
  • trendy (82)
  • value (53)
  • afternoon tea (40)
  • entertainment (19)
  • large parties (16)
  • views (5)
  • child friendly (3)
  • breakfast (2)
  • ((((( 17 December 2018 by Adam from Manchester

    Hands down the best restaurant in Manchester and has been since it opened. How Michelin have failed to award Adam Reid at the French at least a star is utterly beyond me. I've eaten worse meals at Michelin two star restaurants!!!

  • ((((* 17 December 2018 by Joe from Belfast

    The restaurant is small and therefore more intimate than I had expected. The food was very good (not 'out of this world' good but very acceptable). The wines chosen for each course were interesting and nicely varied but also complimentary to the food. The waiting staff, especially the wine waiter, were excellent and provided a useful and interesting commentary to the meal without becoming intrusive. The cod was superb and the ginger & cream dessert was a very nice finale. It was a lovely evening n very pleasant surroundings.

  • ((((* 12 December 2018 by Rahul from Northop

    Had a superb 6 course taster lunch. The food was truly amazing especially the Tatar’ash and the red deer. The desert left us licking the bowl. We didn’t order the accompanying wines but ordered from the cocktail menu. We thought this was a bit too expensive. Other than that had an absolutely amazing experience.

  • ((((( 10 December 2018 by Paul from Stafford

    We have eaten here three times previously, but this evening's meal surpassed the others. A miserable, drizzly Manchester night was combatted by earthy, intensely flavoured comfort food, but still precisely cooked. How do they get cranberries to taste so good?
    Service was friendly, comfortably polite, attentive to detail, knowledgeable and precise (bit like the cooking).
    Best dish - venison main course. Main courses can be something of an anticlimax in taster menus, but this was the true pinnacle of the meal. Although there was so much to delight - every plate was cooked to perfection, balanced flavours and textures with not a soil or foam in sight.

  • (**** 6 December 2018 by MRS from OLDHAM

    Unfortunately found the experience very disappointing. I am aware it was a tasting menu, but found the portions for the price extortionate, and to have to pay another ridiculous price for drinks to `supposedly` compliment your courses, just left a bitter taste, especially at £4 for a bottle of water!! Found the whole experience very pretentious, and left feeling hungry, unlike other tasting menus we have attended. Also found the restaurant gloomy.

  • ((((( 26 November 2018 by Helen from Amsterdam

    Nothing but exceptional food, service and ambience for this amazing restaurant. Had always wanted to come here for dinner upon my multiple visits to Manchester and I'm glad I had the opportunity to dine here. Sitting solo at the bar, watching the food being prepared and seeing the love, care and freshness put into the dishes made my heart warm. Look forward to returning.

  • ((((( 23 November 2018 by Judith from Manchester

    It was the best meal I had had here and I have been before. It Seoul’s be hard to choose a favourite course they were all so good

  • ((((( 21 November 2018 by Chris from Manchester

    Cooking of the highest quality. Red deer and easy peeler were genuine world beaters

  • ((((* 20 November 2018 by Jade from Manchester

    Overall the dining experience at the French was very enjoyable. Each dish was explained well and the wine waiter was very attentive. However a couple of things that were not so good. One waiter commented in quite a rude manner when one of the party did not eat one of the courses. With a tasting menu not everything will be to everyone's taste and he made the person feel very uncomfortable. The same waiter also dropped a fork on me on one course and a knife on another. Not the best! Finally we were splitting the bill over 2 cards and the waitress nearly charged us an extra £75. She said this was a misunderstanding buy was trying to push for us to put pin in to confirm payment so appeared she knew what she was doing!

  • ((((( 19 November 2018 by Jill from Chester

    An elegant restaurant - not so formal to feel uncomfortable but special. I loved the playlist which gave atmosphere. The staff were professional, knowledgeable & friendly. The food was WOW- completely delicious & imaginative. We had the 4 course option which was enough for lunch. Superb amuse bouche with divine cod roe followed by cod and then red deer. The pud was delicious. We had a Sancerre with it & loved the whole experience- Thankyou.

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