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.
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.
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6 November 2019
I went to the French with my sister to celebrate my 30th birthday, and I cannot express how wonderful it was. All the staff were delightful, warm, inviting and incredibly attentive and knowledgeable. The food was OUT OF THIS WORLD, and the style of the restaurant meant it felt intimate and you were not overhearing other people's conversations. It felt like your own, special experience. Thank you for making the memory incredibly special.
2 November 2019
Lovely food. Great, knowledgeable staff. Favourites:- dark bread and dripping, fish and chowder. Quite expensive though - even compared to equivalent London venues.
2 November 2019
Overall very good experience from beginning to end . Front of house waitresses bar staff attentive but not intrusive . All courses outstanding with particular reference to the cod poached almond milk and the special take on treacle tart ( light and lots of flavours) . Chicken a bit garlicky for me but the texture sublime( chef told us the procedure for brining) . The dining room is pretty and the music great and just the right volume. I liked all the changing dining ware . It was quite dark at our table and I would have liked a bit more light - candle holder (?) had no candle . It is expensive but it was a treat and I’m glad we chose to come .
1 November 2019
Absolutely brilliant meal for my wife’s 30th birthday, loved everything, was not expecting to enjoy broth so much!
29 October 2019
Excellent from the moment we arrived. Service from the front of house team was friendly and attentive, excellent wine pairings and recommendations from Vlad the sommelier. Each dish was brought to the table by one of the chefs, they were all very friendly and very knowledgeable about the dishes they were explaining; the smoked Halibut being my personal favourite! Overall a really excellent experience, and a perfect celebration for my partner's birthday, I can't wait to book again.
26 October 2019
The whole afternoon was fab, food amazing staff amazing, thought the restaurant decor was lovely, and we were fortunate to meet Adam, which just made my hubby day
25 October 2019
Great atmosphere great music out of this world food the tater ash was my favourite dish by far and had a great overall experience there
19 October 2019
Great British Menu was fabulous but the judges got it wrong, that starter is one of the best things we’ve ever eaten. Thank you!
11 October 2019
You’re greeted with a warm welcome and fantastic ambience where you’re offered a cocktail in the lounge. Once in the restaurant it is small and intimate with enough room to enjoy private conversation. The food is imaginative and contemporary without being pretentious and the wine flight we chose suited each course perfectly. You’re sure to be in experienced and knowledgable hands whilst dining at The French!
5 October 2019
We had the tasting menu. It is one of the best we have ever had leaving mesmerising flavours after each coarse. Cannot pick the best they all had their own unique flavours. The service and staff were second to none.
Star Deal - Dining Package - Sparkling wine on arrival, 3 courses, matched wines, coffee & chocolates £70 per person
2019 Great British Menu £85 per person
2019 Great British Menu Experience £185 per person
Initials Experience £160 per person
Initials Menu £75 per person
Signature Experience £200 per person
Signature Menu £99 per person
Valentines Package £250 per couple
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