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Adam Reid at The French

The Midland, Peter Street, Manchester, M60 2DS

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Manchester Food & Drink Festival


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Food & Drink Festival: 3-course dinner, a cocktail, 2 glasses of matching wine, water, tea/coffee & chocolates £60 pp

Available dinner Mon-Sun (17:00-21:30) 27 September - 8 October 2018, subject to availability. Dishes from a set menu & subject to change. Includes VAT, excludes service.

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Tuesday to Saturday: 17:00 - 21:30.

Certainly the best in Manchester and environs; highly creative (idiosyncratic Adam!) and exquisite cuisine, very nice atmosphere and exceptionally pleasant people. Special thanks to Camilla and Vladimir.

Alexei 06 June 2018
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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 3 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 657 reviews)
92% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • luxury (433)
  • romantic (359)
  • lunch (227)
  • private dining (171)
  • business (91)
  • trendy (74)
  • value (45)
  • afternoon tea (38)
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  • (**** 18 June 2018 by Catalina from Manchester

    The restaurant decor was lovely unfortunately the food and service was far from expectations. The meal consisted of mussels, what appeared to be a chicken thigh and gravely and Finnished with ice cream and jelly. I’m past exsperiance of restaurants of this standard the quality of food product service is significantly higher and the description of the food when service is a lot more in depth. As for the golden empire presentation is fantastic but to eat was very poor

  • ((((( 18 June 2018 by Nicki from Manchester

    Amazing flavour combinations between food and wine, surpassing expectations

  • ((((( 18 June 2018 by Angie from Bridgnorth

    What a super restaurant with very friendly & attentive staff. The room itself was opulent yet inviting & the atmosphere was perfect. We had the 9 course tasting menu & every course was just wonderful. We especially liked the cheese course which was quite different to any we have tried elsewhere. At the end of the evening we shared the famous ‘golden empire’ apple desert. When we ordered it, we were invited to sit at the bar to watch it being constructed. The chef talked us through it & Adam himself came out for chat which we really appreciated, as we could give him & his fantastic restaurant our own personal feedback! If you find yourselves in Manchester, you really should visit this restaurant - you will not be disappointed.
    Please inspectors, give this restaurant the star it deserves!

  • (((** 6 June 2018 by Jo from STOCKPORT

    Lovely ambience. Great service. Fab starter and dessert. Disappointing main.

  • ((((( 6 June 2018 by Alexei from Manchester

    Certainly the best in Manchester and environs; highly creative (idiosyncratic Adam!) and exquisite cuisine, very nice atmosphere and exceptionally pleasant people. Special thanks to Camilla and Vladimir.

  • ((((( 4 June 2018 by Tomos from Wrexham

    Booking a table was excellent and the phone call a few days before is a nice touch. We when for the nine courses with matching wines. All the dishes where at the highest level, well presented and full of flavour. My personal favourites were veal sweet breads, chopped carrot, hazelnut and garlic. Rhubarb jelly, malt ice cream, ginger biscuit. All your staff where very professional, friendly, and couldn’t do enough for you. I think his name was Wladimir who presented the wines to match the dish was unbelievable and made us feel very comfortable. Can’t wait to get back, overall the best dining I’ve ever experienced.

  • ((((* 4 June 2018 by David from Derby

    A very creative and unusual 9 course tasting menu! I enjoyed the whole experience. The service was very friendly and perfectly timed, coping well with my delayed arrival and required finish time to get a train back to Derby. The background music was perhaps a little loud for a restaurant of this character, but not so much as to spoil the experience - that's just my personal preference!

  • ((((( 31 May 2018 by Vicky from Manchester

    Awesome - loved all of it! Great food, service and environment.

  • ((((( 28 May 2018 by Stephen from Manchester

    the 9 course taster really does have everything - it pushes you to try items you normally wouldn't and are always pleasantly surprised how tasty they are - its a quality experience

  • ((((( 28 May 2018 by Tim from WIGAN

    We've been to The French quite a few times and love the whole experience. This time was no different. A very summery menu and a wine flight with only one red on, which surprised, but didn't disappoint as some of the whites were extraordinary. Staff as ever were attentive, enthusiastic and funny. A great night out and couldn't recommend highly enough.

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