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The French

Certificate of Excellence
As featured in Best Food in Manchester
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16 Peter Street | Peter Street, Manchester M60 2DS, England
+44 161 932 4198
12:00 - 00:00
Closed now
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Tue 18:00 - 00:00
Wed - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A wonderful experience .Everything about the restaurant was exquisite! Attentive and welcoming staff, who were very professional and knowledgeable about the food. Each of the six courses was a delight, the flavours were truly remarkable! We had a very leisurely lunch, with beautiful food and an exceptional bottle of wine! Would certainly recommend it for a special occasion!

Thank Christabella_48
Knutsford, United Kingdom
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420 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 418 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

What a superb experience. I'd gone off the French some time ago. Simon's menu was getting very samey and it was getting to the point when I didn't like most of the dishes on available. However, my wife is a sucker for these places and I wanted to treat her to whatever she liked for Valentine's Day so the French... More 

3 Thank Cookiemonster171
San Francisco
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

How often do see the Executive Chef come out and say hello to all the customers in the restaurant, they'll take your money and leave it at that. Adam Reid, of Great British Menu fame, came out towards the end of dinner service and said hello to every couple/group in the restaurant. He answered questions about the courses and if... More 

Thank Abhi D
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the six course taster menu. My wife had the vegetarian option and we both had a wonderful experience. There was no rush (we took 2 hours) and the service was just right. Attentive, polite and professional. The food was simply delicious and a work of art on a plate. Fantastic.

Thank Daniel M
Manchester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Terrible service. An unexplained delay of 20 mins before we got any food service or drinks. The menu dishes weren't quite my taste. The flavour combinations didn't really work, the food was not fresh and the ingredients were just not of good quality, but I am a picky eater so depends on the person going there to eat

Thank Janine L
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant smelt of fart, so I simply walked in then walked back out. Disgusting , may have been a waiter, may have been a customer who knows?

5 Thank Davidmarshall86
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Now this was outstanding food, taster menu and every course was simply magical. Very attentive service, fine wines matched to your different courses were all just right and brought the best out of the food. Fantastic!!!😀😀

Thank oliver r
Congleton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here as part of a Christmas present for my husband. We stayed over in The Midland Hotel. Our stay was on a Friday and the restaurant only provides a set 9 course menu on these days. We were happy with that. Only choice we then had to make was which drinks to choose. You could add the Wine... More 

1 Thank zoebee75
Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After choosing The Midland for our daughter Katie' wedding where better to celebrate their 1st anniversary ! The French did not disappoint ! Food great and service too Zac who introduced each yourself was a credit to the restauernt !

Thank Kathy D
Hoeilaart, Belgium
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate at the French ostensibly for my wife and daughter to try the 'Golden Empire' dessert that they had seen featured on the Great British Menu. We did not know what to expect from the nine course tasting menu as it included some 'interesting' combinations. My wife and I decided to take the flash get of wines which the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$62 - US$106
European, British, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
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: +44 161 932 4198
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?