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Adam Reid at The French

16 Peter Street, Manchester M60 2DS, England
+44 161 235 4780
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good18%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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European, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
16 Peter Street, Manchester M60 2DS, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here on the evening Friday 8th December - it was a special occasion as we were celebrating our belated Silver wedding anniversary. Obviously there are many available options for dining in Manchester but we purposely waited for our first visit to coincide with...More

Thank JacksonsLancashire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Never had the chance to try this restaurant under Simon Rogan, however Adam Reid has an awesome menu being served. All food was tasty and cooked to perfection and the choice of wines by Filippo (the head sommelier) was flawless. I liked the fact that...More

Thank Evermore87
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were very privileged to dine here for the 9 course tasting menu . The restaurant itself is stunning with muted greens and gold . The chandeliers are huge and amazing. Service from both waiting staff and wine waiters was attentive/informative and spot on ....More

Thank ChorleyWiggy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i have reached 60yrs old, was taken to the midland hotel and treated to the taster menu in the amazing The french, restaurant, the staff are amazing and so passionate about food as was the wine waiter about wine, we had the most amazing, 4...More

Thank df0x12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely relaxed restaurant serving excellent food and wines. It was great to have the chef come out and explain each dish and the same with the wines. A place for special occasions as no doubt that it is on the pricey side. Waiters were all...More

Thank Patrick K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were visiting from New York and looking for something special. The French offers a tasting menu that covers a variety of styles and ingredients. Every dish was not only creative, with interesting combinations of ingredients and methods, but truly delicious. Gracious and well informed...More

3  Thank maschwartz31
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had a terrific time at the French for a special occasion recently. The food was without fault - as was the service. The room is beautiful, large but manages to feel quite private and intimate as the tables are well spaced out. The atmosphere was...More

3  Thank Graham H
Reviewed 8 November 2017

My husband and I booked a table at the Chef's counter for our anniversary. We were interested to see what changes Adam Reid had put in place at The French, as it's previous incarnation had put us off dining there (a little too formal for...More

2  Thank Laura_k4_10
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Terrible Food But Well Plated Terrible Food But Beautiful Decor. Terrible Food But Friendly Staff. Terrible Food But Reasonably Priced. I really want a Michelin Star in Manchester, and everyone has been telling me this is a clear front runner next time around. I strongly...More

1  Thank HMZ H
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Beautiful food magicked into a new state of being where they are more intensely themselves. Kind and thoughtful staff.

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11 November 2017|
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Response from FranEcclesBech | Reviewed this property |
You don't have to do the wine flight (although it is fabulous and really worth doing if you are able to!) There is a very good wine list and you can buy drinks by the glass.
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$67 - US$114
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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 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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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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