Guide MICHELIN 2020

Adam Reid at The French

(886 Reviews)
The Midland Peter Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M60 2DS
British, Gourmet

Top offer

Star Deal - Dining Package - Sparkling wine on arrival, 3 courses, matched wines, coffee & chocolates £70 per person

The Discovery menu is an all inclusive package to give you an idea of what we offer. Start with a cocktail, followed by a 3 course menu with 2 wines matched by our Sommelier, table water & coffee with chocolates to finish. You will have two hours at the table to enjoy this package. Available Tuesday - Thursday dinner & Friday & Saturday lunch. Excludes 11th February - 15th February.

Opening hours

Tuesday & Wednesday: 18:00 - 20:30
Thursday: 12:00 - 13:00 & 18:00 - 20:30
Friday & Saturday: 12:00 - 13:00 & 17:00 - 21:30.

Restaurant description

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 small, medium or large set menu and wine flights, offering supremely elegant tasting journeys.

The French restaurant boasts 4 AA Rosettes and features in the Good Food Guide 2019 at Number 13, 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.

Customer reviews for Adam Reid at The French
(based on 886 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (46)
  • breakfast (2)
  • business (119)
  • child friendly (4)
  • dinner (659)
  • entertainment (29)
  • large parties (18)
  • lunch (286)
  • luxury (597)
  • private dining (224)
  • romantic (500)
  • trendy (103)
  • value (60)
  • views (5)
  • By Danny C from Leeds
    29 October 2014

    Beautiful. Stunning decor, lovely atmosphere and friendly staff. The food was wonderful too. We had well-recommended wine and a mouth-watering cocktail. We will definitely be going again in the next 6 months.

  • By John K from Manchester
    23 October 2014

    The overall dining experience was excellent, however in my opinion there are some areas of improvement needed for this restaurant to be awarded a Michelin star. 1) The dining room is very elegant with lovely crystal chandeliers and original decorative moldings, i would have expected this to be translated to the table, sadly it wasn't, the bear wood table and heavy earthen wear crockery was not right for this restaurant or style of food. A crisp clean table cloth, delicate fine china and some crystal glasses would have been much better. 2) The over all service was good, but didn't understand why were were sat next to a occupied table when there were plenty of other tables, we felt we couldn't talk openly without disturbing the adjacent table. I was also disappointed that all the food and drinks were not brought to the table at the same time, there were plenty of staff stood around that could have assisted. 3) The starter and main courses were excellent , full of flavour and a joy to eat 10/10. The plum dessert unfortunately was too tart and the plums were raw and hard. I would have expected these plums to have been soften to release some of the natural sugars. We did pass on our comments to the waiter who explained there were suppose to be tart.......i doubt that very much.

  • By Kay W from Wilmslow
    22 October 2014

    Superb service and excellent food. I had booked the three course lunch with a glass of champagne for £32 - what value! We are a little tired now of tasting menus and certainly cannot cope with accompanying wine flights, so this was a great option for lunchtime. Would certainly look for this offer again.

  • By John R from Manchester
    17 October 2014

    I thought the service was excellent and the wine waiter was Fab. overall i would say it is very good, There is something missing for me with the atmosphere, it was a little flat. I also found the chairs uncomfortable. 9 out of 10 for me

  • By Mark L from Manchest
    6 December 2013

    The food was fantastic, staff very friendly, welcoming, knowledgable and attentive. Restaurant ambience is also very good.

  • By Matthew M from Manchester
    15 May 2013

    Outstanding. The staff were excellent and clearly enthusiastic about the taster menu. They were welcoming and friendly. All too often waiting staff can make diners in an upscale restaurant feel intimidated but you got the feeling these guys really liked working there and that they wanted you to enjoy your evening. The taster menu is magnificent. As it was an anniversary, we plumped for the accompanying wines and were definitely not disappointed. I will not spoil the surprises for anyone like myself who prefers to go in "blind" ( I didn't even read the menu until after we'd finished) but it was a joy. The food gets you talking and the wine compliments it perfectly. The Aumbry should move over. There a new sherriff in town!

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Adam Reid at The French
The Midland Peter Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M60 2DS