Guide MICHELIN 2020

Adam Reid at The French

(873 Reviews)
The Midland Peter Street, Manchester, Lancs., 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
4.6
(based on 873 reviews)

93%
of diners recommend this restaurant

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Value
  • Location

Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (46)
  • breakfast (2)
  • business (118)
  • child friendly (4)
  • dinner (647)
  • entertainment (29)
  • large parties (18)
  • lunch (282)
  • luxury (588)
  • private dining (222)
  • romantic (492)
  • trendy (101)
  • value (59)
  • views (5)
  • By Jessica W from Manchester
    16 January 2020

    Excellent food, ambiance and stunning service. Unpretentious yet brilliant! A perfect meal for a Christmas present!

  • By Dominic B from Warrington
    14 January 2020

    Excellent meal at The French as always. A wonderful hard-working team that always greet you like a returning friend. A number of new dishes since my last visit - the Mussels and Pollock were 2 highlights, yet the welcoming hot broth, sourdough and beef butter is always heaven Many thanks to Kamila for her work as Sommelier - a number of superb wine choices. Great to dine at the Chef’s Counter once again and watch Charles and Luis prep their dishes. Until next time - thank you Adam and team.

  • By Hilary E from Manchester
    10 January 2020

    We love eating here and will be back again soon

  • By Tim H from Manchester
    4 January 2020

    Outstanding quality and really enjoyed how Northern it was. You knew you wouldn't get this food anywhere else than the North of England. Let down a bit by the very dated hotel public spaces which are badly in need of a major upgrade.

  • By O J from Manchester
    21 December 2019

    Tasting menu at the Adam Reid. We had an superb evening's dinner and I would fully recommend anyone who is thinking of sampling a tasting menu to go and enjoy it.

  • By Brendan A from Manchester
    20 December 2019

    A truly memorable experience. We were greeted and seated very quickly in a very polite manner. Table service was perfect and the food was easily the best we have ever had. The restaurant itself is very intimate, each dish was presented by the chef who made it and each ingredient explained.

  • By David S from BOLTON
    20 December 2019

    Wonderful evening dining experience with my Fiance. The restaurant itself we found beautiful and intimate. We dined on two tall chairs at the pass which was a perfect way for us to enjoy the 6 course menu. I say 6 course but with the "nibbles" to start with and the "afters" as well it is no wonder we were satisfied after our meal but not overly so, just we felt comfortably full. Charlie and Louis, who were the Chefs at the pass were superb hosts and took pride in explaining the dishes they served and answering our questions. For some of the courses some perhaps junior ? chefs served us and they again were superbly professional and the pride they had in their dishes was fabulous. Adam was there in the dining room for the early part of the evening and greeted us, along with all the other diners which was a treat.

  • By Nic B from Mobberley
    19 December 2019

    Had a fabulous evening, the food was amazing and the service was impeccable Thank you and see you again soon

  • By Constance C from Philadelphia
    17 December 2019

    Noisy, salty, not what I was expecting from the reviews. The meal at £378 was overpriced. The young chefs who delivered each course were personable and described the food well. Despite that, there was no dish that we thought was memorable. The red deer was good once I scraped off the sauce. The wine pairings were OK, not inspired. The wine stewards' grasp of French and German wines is not very complete.

  • By Lesley C from Chorley
    12 December 2019

    This meal was to celebrate our son becoming a Doctor of Philosophy. We had one of the most delicious meals we have every tasted. The Initials menu was delicious and the service was the best we have every had. The wine was paired with great accuracy and was absolutely spot on. I would highly recommend this menu and the four of us really enjoyed everything about the evening. I loved that the chefs came to the table whilst serving each course to explain what each course was etc.,

Restaurant Location Map
Adam Reid at The French
The Midland Peter Street, Manchester, Lancs., M60 2DS