Adam Reid at The French

(763 Reviews)
The Midland Peter Street, Manchester, Lancs., M60 2DS
British, Gourmet

Top offer

Great British Menu 2019 £85 per person

Due to the nature of the menu, dietaries may not be able to be catered for. Please call the restaurant for more information.

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
(based on 763 reviews)

of diners recommend this restaurant

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

Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (44)
  • breakfast (2)
  • business (106)
  • child friendly (3)
  • dinner (564)
  • entertainment (22)
  • large parties (17)
  • lunch (253)
  • luxury (508)
  • private dining (199)
  • romantic (421)
  • trendy (86)
  • value (54)
  • views (5)
  • By Alexei V from Manchester
    10 May 2019

    Excellent! creative, innovative and outstanding; most amazing service, all in all unforgettable experience. The best restaurant of Manchester and environs.

  • By Natasha R from Manchester
    10 May 2019

    Excellent service particularly the sommelier

  • By Hilary E from Manchester
    8 May 2019

    I love coming here - the staff are always so welcoming and the food is delicious. This time we had Adam's Great British Menu meal and it was fantastic! Also, the man himself was in the kitchen and he came out for a chat :-) We've only lived up here for a year but The French has become our go-to restaurant for special occasions (and any other occasion!)

  • By Peder m A from Copenhagen
    7 May 2019

    Small single very nice dishes. Main course on the too small size.

  • By Peter M from Bolton
    4 May 2019

    Wonderful experience. Perfectly cooked food with intense flavour. Top class service, very attentive but not intrusive.

  • By Matthew R from Stockport
    3 May 2019

    The chicken main course was absolutely superb. All in all every dish with wine flight work well together.

  • By Susie A R from Oldham
    3 May 2019

    Visited for a special celebration. The whole experience was simply amazing. Front of house hostess, very welcoming, very attentive throughout without being 'too much'. Staff very professional and extremely personable. The food and wine flight was such a culinary experience. The quality of the food and the way each course was presented was excellent. A visit from Chef to our table was the icing on the cake!! The ambience, the stunning decor, even the very appropriate background music which complemented the 'Northern' aspect of the "Great British Menu" perfectly, all added to an amazing dining experience!!

  • By Jane F from Lytham
    2 May 2019

    Re the 9 course taster with wine flight: - An excellent meal overall, but 'the star of the show' one would expect to be the main course, however this was most disappointing as the lamb was just lukewarm & its fat was not crispy, plus it was visually uninspiring as just a plate of 'brown'. Wines were perfect but a noticeable absence of a glass of champagne & canape (cf Aiden Byrne's M'cr restaurant). The deserts were beautifully presented and delicious, the best I have ever had, & the soup was incredible - but overall the menu lacked a little luxury & theatre. In conclusion:- Adam Reid & his team provided good food with excellent service.

  • By Louise L from Chester
    27 April 2019

    Excellent food and very knowledgeable and friendly staff who take pride in what they do

  • By Dana S from Sydney
    27 April 2019

    Beautiful decor, very comfortable booth seating. Very good service, friendly and attentive waiting staff. Easily the best food we had in Manchester.

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

Available offers

  • 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

Nearby Restaurants

  1. Mr Cooper's

    Mr Cooper's

    (1566 Reviews)
    Mr Cooper's
  2. The Tea Room at The Midland

    The Tea Room at The Midland

    Afternoon Tea
    (843 Reviews)
    The Tea Room at The Midland
  3. Asha's - Manchester

    Asha's - Manchester

    (188 Reviews)
    Asha's - Manchester
  4. Peter Street Kitchen

    Peter Street Kitchen

    (1 Reviews)
    Peter Street Kitchen
  5. The Birch Room

    The Birch Room

    (0 Reviews)
    The Birch Room