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Adam Reid at The French

16 Peter Street | Peter Street, Manchester M60 2DS, England
+44 161 235 4780
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good19%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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16 Peter Street | Peter Street, Manchester M60 2DS, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I'm sad to say that having looked forward for some time to our visit that all 6 of us felt totally underwhelmed by the food. In the last year we have eaten at Manchester House and L'Enclume which were both excellent. Most of us found...More

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went to The French for our second anniversary and it was absolutely amazing!! We opted for the 9 course tasting menu with wine pairing which was absolutely phenomenal, there were a couple of courses that I didn't think were as good as others but...More

Thank Edward I
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

One of the most enjoyable evenings in a long time. We are lucky enough to venture to quite a few amazing eateries, but this is far and away one of the most unique dining experiences. From the ambience, decor, the most amazing waitress (thank you...More

Thank KT S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We lived in Manchester for 18 months and the weekend before we left we decided to celebrate our time here with dinner at the French. It was 5*! A very refined room, and as you would expect fantastic food and service.

2  Thank Frantastic_reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to celebrate my wife's birthday. We both had a really nice time on their lunch time tasting menu. We had all 5 deserts! However, I think in search of the holy grail of a Manchester Michelin Star, consistency has overtaken imagination and invention....More

1  Thank Ashfield11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quite simply the best culinary experience I have ever had. Food, wine, service, environment, everything. The 9 taster with the flight of wine was truly fantastic.

1  Thank glennsoutar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow. What else can I say. I have rated and many places before for tasting menus, some in excess of £200 and they fail in comparison. Went here with my partner to celebrate our birthdays and loved ever single second of it. The quality of...More

1  Thank Kieron W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have stayed in top hotels around the world and I can honestly say the service last night was a match and more. The food was excellent and wine choice. We had the 9 course taster menu and it was gorgeous. Food we would not...More

Thank Shaun L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is truly amazing, Adam Reid has made this place his own, forget who had been before him, the food is amazing, we did the nine course taster menu and we wasn't disappointed, each dish has its own distinctive taste, the atmosphere is relaxing...More

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having visited The French under Simon Rogans leadership we couldn't wait to see the changes Adam had made to the menu and restaurant. I can safely say we were not disappointed! We were dining to celebrate my partners 30th birthday and unbeknownst to me he...More

2  Thank Rachaela26
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2 August 2017|
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Response from harters | Reviewed this property |
Your seated on bar stools so, no, not the most comfortable. But you're only there for a few minutes so no problem - even with my arthritis. It's interesting in so far as you get to see some close up cheffing, even if it's... More
12 July 2017|
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Response from justjosmoe | Reviewed this property |
hi. if I remember rightly they didn't. But don't quote me on that. hope you enjoy
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25 March 2017|
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Response from Christabella_48 | Reviewed this property |
Probably. But best to check with the restaurant beforehand. Hope you enjoy your experience!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$68 - US$115
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 13:30
19:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 13:30
19:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Peter Street | 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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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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