The Initials Experience begins with a glass of English Sparkling wine followed by Adam's Initials menu, with the sommelier's paired wines, table water & coffee with chocolates. To complete this, you will have 3 hours at the table.
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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14 March 2020
Everything was exceptional, from the snacks to the Duck, the fish course the dessert, one of our favourite restaurants
4 March 2020
Absolutely first rate, by far the best dining experience in Manchester
22 February 2020
Fantastic atmosphere, staff very friendly and food was spectacular
22 February 2020
The decor is stylish and sumptuous, staff are attentive but not overbearing, and great attention has been paid to the North West influenced food. The Picked Mussels and the Cornish Brill courses were standout favourites, but the whole menu was well balanced, and thought through. Will certainly be booking again.
22 February 2020
Thoroughly enjoyed the experience and the atmosphere. Didn’t feel rushed and was able to take time and feel relaxed.
15 February 2020
Duck with the faggots and prunee
1 February 2020
Fantastic. Top quality dining experience without the pretension. Couldn’t recommend more.
31 January 2020
All round quality experience. Been to the French many times over the last 10 years and the quality of the dishes, the staff team and the atmosphere of the dining room are exceptional. I usually go to the French with my wife but this time we took my sister who lives in Liverpool for her 70th birthday. She has fine dined all over the country and she said the French is one of the best restaurants she has ever dined in. I think overall we probably enjoyed the duck dish from the initial menu the best, but every course was sensational in their own right. THe matching wine selection was also spot on, as always.
28 January 2020
Very attentive and friendly staff. Lovely evening from start to finish excellent food and wine throughout. Left feeling thoroughly satisfied without feeling overfed. The sommelier gave a background to every wine we drank and the chefs presented everything at table with an explanation of each dish.
25 January 2020
Amazing as always, delicious food, the wines complimented the food exactly. Impeccable service.
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