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Adam Reid at The French

€€€€European, British,
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 5 days ago via mobile

I was defiantly concerned about some of the dishes on the menu, although Everything was fabulous the food is an art and worth every penny.

Thank amy27690
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you ever feel like treating yourself. This is the place. So enjoyed our evening at The French. Highly recommend it for a very special night! Service and food impeccable. If you love scallops you're in for a treat! The desserts are to die for!

Thank Fishinthetulips
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here for a New Year's treat after complaining about how Manchester's food scene was pretty bad. And what a delicious new year's surprise. The food was enough but not too much and a very enjoyable 10 courses. The only thing that was off was...More

1  Thank Fwho
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Two companions visiting the restaurant on a cold winters night early December. We booked three weeks in advance and chose to sit at the less formal chefs counter where we could see the chefs at work creating our food. We had the six course degustation....More

Thank 19Beverley
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked for the 6 course taster menu for our Wedding Anniversary. It was fantastic. The food was a true taste sensation. Then to round the evening off we were asked to join Adam Reid at the chefs table for a glass of champagne. Very...More

Thank Neil C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Booked for my partner’s birthday on a December midweek and was impressed. We had some quite specific dietary requirements and not only were they catered to with ease - individual menus were presented to us with our different dishes which was a nice touch. Food...More

Thank Ali2013271
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely evening on 9th December. My wife and I had the 9 course tasting menu and overall it was very nice. However, that night my wife was very sick and the only food she had eaten that evening was from the French. Food...More

2  Thank Julian H
Reviewed 10 December 2017

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 30 November 2017

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 27 November 2017 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
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malcolm g
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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$69 - US$118
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, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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, 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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