When dining on the four course menu, we require the table back 2 hours after your booked time.
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 4 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.
of diners recommend this restaurant
- business (95)
- large parties (15)
- child friendly (3)
- dinner (519)
- luxury (462)
- value (47)
- private dining (185)
- lunch (234)
- afternoon tea (40)
- entertainment (18)
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- trendy (78)
- romantic (384)
16 October 2018
Absolutely stunning. Food was great, staff friendly and knowledgeable- whole experience was great
13 October 2018
Absolutely amazing. Great space, AMAZING food and good service. Thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience which was made to feel really special.
29 September 2018
This is the 3rd time I've been to the French since it re-opened in 2013 and this was by far the best time. Simple one of the best meals I've ever had
28 September 2018
Excellent meal, very attentive service. We loved the crumpet.
28 September 2018
A wonderful experience! The whipped cod's roe and tea and toast with dripping and tongue were my favourite's, possibly due to being the first two courses when I was hungriest. I was going to order the Golden Empire dessert to share with my husband but was far too full. The staff were incredibly helpful. My only criticisms are, the tablecloths are like a fitted sheet and an unattractive, drab colour. A crisp, cotton tablecloth would have suited the occasion far better. I was disappointed to discover that there was a service charge added without us being aware of this as we had left a tip. Maybe staff could point this out?
28 September 2018
A fantastic evening all round. Beautiful surroundings, friendly and helpful staff. The food was nothing short of sensational, perfectly paired with delicious wines. Highly recommended.
27 September 2018
Excellent food, excellent service and friendly staff. Lovely dining experience.
22 September 2018
My husband loved the meal. I enjoyed the dessert but wasn’t keen on the other courses. Pea soup was ok. Chicken was too strong. Didn’t enjoy the cold toast with the soup. Really did not like the oyster with the sauce- far too creamy. But lovely experience overall. Chablis was lovely and service was excellent
19 September 2018
Amazing meal at a fantastic venue. The restaurant was slightly difficult to locate as they use a side entrance and not the original doors with The French above them but once we were taken to the entrance by hotel staff. The restaurant itself is a good size - plenty of space per table and not too large a room. Beautifully decorated with the most amazing lights in the centre of the room. We had the 6 course tasting menu with paired wine which overall was brilliant. Three of the courses in particular were amazing. I also had the extra cheese course which I could not speak highly enough of and would recommend to everyone even non-cheese people. Overall a brilliant evening.
14 September 2018
We were celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary and it was a perfect evening. All the dishes were excellent and beautifully presented. The drinks complimented the food perfectly and Max, the waiter/sommelier, was knowledgeable and very pleasant
4-course menu £45 per person
4-course menu with matching wine £75 per person
6-course menu £65 per person
6-course menu with matching wine £125 per person
9-course menu £90 per person
9-course menu with matching wine £165 per person
9-course menu £85 per person
9-course menu with matching wine £160 per person
Pol Roger & Adam Reid at The French - £125 per person