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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 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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- afternoon tea (44)
- breakfast (2)
- child friendly (3)
- dinner (553)
- large parties (16)
- luxury (497)
- romantic (414)
- value (54)
- entertainment (20)
- lunch (248)
- business (104)
- private dining (196)
- trendy (85)
- views (5)
13 April 2019
This was a superb place to dine. The food is phenomenal and all the cold dishes are plated in the main restaurant so you can see it. The service is faultless and I loved the way the chef came out to explain every course and answer questions where necessary. With each of the courses you thought it couldn't possibly get better but every time it did. 9 courses (although each one is small) leaves you stuffed by the end of the meal. The restaurant itself is stunning and you feel like you're in your own little piece of heaven
9 April 2019
6 April 2019
The food and wine were excellent and the staff very knowledgable and attentive
8 March 2019
We had the 5 course tasting menu with paired wine. I have to say this was some of the best food I’ve had in ages. We eat out a lot (mostly in London) and this stands up to some of the best places I’ve eaten there. Truly excellent! The staff were attentive, friendly, but not overbearing and the wine pairings ranged from very good to stunning. I HIGHLY recommend this place. We had an absolutely wonderful evening. If Adam Reid doesn’t get Manchester’s first Michelin Star since the 80’s I’ll eat my hat.
7 March 2019
Extremely unimpressed. Complete dearth of carbohydrates. Portions were absurdly tiny. Having 6 of them in no way compensated for a decent sized main dish at least. Just seemed an excuse to serve as small a portion as you could get away with. The "soup" course thing was undrinkable due to excess salt content. Most of the other dishes were over-seasoned too. Extremely forgettable experience. The fact that only three tables were occupied for lunch on a Thursday rendered a total lack of atmosphere. I wondered why I had bothered. Considering the fuss that was made about my booking time, etc, I was expecting there to be a queue out into the street. Far from it. I'm not surprised the restaurant was almost empty.
6 March 2019
All 6 dishes were excellent
2 March 2019
Food was delicious! Service was perfect ... had a lovely evening . They even took us into the kitchen to meet the chefs ! Couldn't fault ! Enjoyed it so much wanted to return the next day lol
1 March 2019
Elegant, fresh food, beautifully presented and very tasty. the menu had a good through taste line and teh courses were very complimentary.
28 February 2019
Best meal I've ever eaten. Every dish was genius, every bite divine.
27 February 2019
Absolutely fantastic - Charlie on the chef's counter was a great host, and every team member was exceptional. Wonderful to get the contact we did; made a fabulous meal into a memorable experience
Great British Menu 2019 £85 per person
Great British Menu 2019 with matching wines £145 per person
Initials menu £65 per person
Initials menu with matching wine £125 per person
Signature menu £90 per person
Signature menu with matching wine £165 per person
Large menu £90 per person
Large menu with matching wine £165 per person
Medium menu £65 per person
Medium menu with matching wine £125 per person
Small menu £45 per person
Small menu with matching wine £75 per person