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Adam Reid at The French

16 Peter Street, Manchester M60 2DS, England
+44 161 235 4780
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Overview
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good18%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
European, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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$$$$
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16 Peter Street, Manchester M60 2DS, England
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1 - 10 of 864 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

This was our second visit to the French since Adam Reid took over fully. Yes, I know he was head chef for five years during the Simon Rogan years but this is now definitely his food. There’s less “intricate for intricate’s sake” but still inventive,...More

Thank harters
Reviewed 1 week ago

An exquisite meal - the food was original, complex and utterly delicious, and we really enjoyed ourselves! So, for my wife's birthday, we sat on the chef's table where we could watch three chefs prepping food. This meant not only could we watch as they...More

1  Thank Bathos
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've stayed at the Midland Hotel a few times, but never ventured into The French. On the evening I went, there was a multiple course taster menu with accompanying wines for £100. The food was excellent and the very knowledgeable Italian sommelier introduced the wines...More

Thank Joe A
Reviewed 1 week ago

A fantastic evening with numerous stand out dishes and tastes. In most restaurants there is usually one dish that makes it memorable , here there were several for every one of us. The variety of delicious tastes matched with wine was a real pleasure. The...More

Thank Ray S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing flavours! Certainly deserving of a Michelin Star. My favorite restaurant in Manchester..........

Thank Shelley C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was the first time I've eaten at the French since Adam put his stamp on the Midland French. Great food ? Great staff, great experience, what more can you ask for ?

Thank P J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked a table with tasting menu and thoroughly enjoyed it. I have been a bit underwhelmed occasionally with Michelin starred restaurants but this probably exceeded expectations and a second star would be merited. All 9 courses were good, many exceptional, and we left having eaten...More

Thank YorkshireManinblack
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very friendly reception ,laid back atmosphere excellent seating.The food was incredible lovely presentation quality and interesting flavours,my favourite was the Brill and duck.The young sommelier was very friendly and knowledgable.Would definitely visit again.

Thank Michelinmike
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a mixed experience with a tasting menu at 'where the light gets in' I was a bit apprehensive about this - no need to have worried. An amazing series of courses, brilliantly balanced, and it hung together as a whole meal. Many many highlights,...More

1  Thank Beth B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Six of us booked in for the 9 course taster menu with 7 matching wines as a special birthday treat for my wife. It s impossible to describe all the courses but suffice it to say that each one was both different and delicious. The...More

1  Thank MirfieldOllie
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Michael D
7 April 2018|
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Response from Teaser21 | Reviewed this property |
I honestly don't know you'd have to ask Adam. Sorry
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Michael D
7 April 2018|
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Response from Ronnie C | Reviewed this property |
I would check with the restaurant as am sure there is an age limit.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 70 - USD 119
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Peter Street, Manchester M60 2DS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 235 4780
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Description
Adam Reid at The French strikes the perfect balance between heritage and progressive cuisine. While the restaurant is steeped in history, our current menu offers modern British food that delivers consistently excellent flavours by using the best seasonal produce and the very latest technological advances. Married seamlessly to its new contemporary direction, the breathtaking dining room of this historic restaurant encompasses both the new and old, with undeniable opulence and timeless elegance. Stepping boldly into the 21st century, Adam Reid at The French offers outstanding levels of service, warmth and style, that in turn, create a relaxed and friendly atmosphere like no other in Manchester.
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