Adam Reid at The French

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

Top offer

Signature menu £90 per person

We require the table back 3 hours after your booked time.

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 805 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (45)
  • breakfast (2)
  • business (109)
  • child friendly (3)
  • dinner (593)
  • entertainment (24)
  • large parties (18)
  • lunch (264)
  • luxury (538)
  • private dining (207)
  • romantic (449)
  • trendy (91)
  • value (56)
  • views (5)
  • By Jane W from Preston
    12 July 2019

    Absolutely superb meal. Couldn’t fault it, the ambience or the service. A truly wonderful experience and I look forward to returning. Went at lunchtime to celebrate my birthday. Had the Great British Menu and it was even better than I’d hoped for. Lovely touch to have a signed menu to take away too.

  • By Quentin ashby from Manchester
    11 July 2019

    Delicious food, beautifully presented, really nice service, in impressive surroundings.

  • By Neil C from Horsham, West Sussex
    9 July 2019

    Excellent evening. Service at table was first class. Service on arrival and for pre-dinner drinks was pretty poor. We were not greeted, had to find our own table for drinks, (some tables hadn't been cleaned). I had to ask the lady outside the French if someone would take a drinks order, and had to repeat the request some minutes later, as we were still waiting. We arrived at 5.50 for a 6.15 reservation, and were not served drinks till the time we were supposed to be seated in the restaurant. Unacceptable for a restaurant of your standing. Nevertheless, we had a thoroughly enjoyable evening, and the food was of a consistently high standard. If the occasion arose, I wouldn't hesitate to book at the French again.

  • By Mark W from Manchester
    6 July 2019

    We had the Signature menu with pairing wines. The whole evening was fantastic, the food, wine and service was fantastic

  • By Debbie C from Southampton
    6 July 2019

    Amazing evening... chicken dish was incredible & the beef butter was delicious!!! The whole experience was first class!

  • By Amanda O'Donohoe O from Chorley
    6 July 2019

    The restaurant is perfectly intimate - an exquisite setting. Favourite dishes included the pre-dinner nibbles -especially the trout - and the lobster dish was sublime. Front of house were ok. Chefs who delivered dishes to the table were excellent and clearly loved their jobs.

  • By John T from Preston
    6 July 2019

    Thoroughly enjoyed the meal. Service, presentation and food quality all excellent. Particularly enjoyed the dishes “from the counter “, lobster, cod, chicken and prune dishes.

  • By Kelly B from Stafford
    6 July 2019

    We did the Great British Menu for lunch. Food was exceptional. The chicken skin was amazing.

  • By Sheila E from Sowerby Bridge
    5 July 2019

    We had a lovely evening. We had chosen the Great British Menu 2019, which we had seen on TV, and we were not disappointed. Everything was delicious - couldn’t single out a best dish! Service was very good with each of the dishes explained, and of course the setting is stunning.

  • By Jane G from Saffron Walden
    4 July 2019

    We had an excellent meal at The French. The wine selection was spot on for the taste of each course. My dining companion didn't rate the 'Tater 'ash of Cumbrian sirloin', but you can't win them all! The added bits and pieces were delightful and the malted sour bread and beef butter was the stuff of legend. Great meal and great ambience. Why no Michelin Star???

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

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