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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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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good18%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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16 Peter Street, Manchester M60 2DS, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

on visiting this restaurant I was extremely impressed with the service on arrival and the greeting at the table. it was my boyfriends birthday an there was a card handed to him from Adam, the personal touch was lovely. on looking at the menu both...More

Thank catalina95cc
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were a bit apprehensive going back for a 3rd visit since we left slightly disappointed over 2 years ago however having read the great reviews since Adam has taken over we should not have worried. The new inviting layout and relaxed atmosphere combined with...More

Thank PaddieOnTour
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took my husband for a birthday meal having previously eaten here when it was Simon Rogan at the Fench. The layout of the room has changed but I felt it gave the restaurant a warmer ambiance. From start to finish staff were very friendly and...More

Thank janebmott
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner here with a good friend. After reading lots of reviews, we were really excited & had high hopes but the reality wasn’t as good as I’d hoped. Beautifully decorated room but the air con was way too cold! Of all the courses, I...More

Thank Rs1984
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the full nine course meal, and I could give you my subjective opinion of it, and you'd probably dismiss it because nearly all the other reviews are five stars. But I'll tell you something that's for definite — we were both properly hungry...More

2  Thank Max C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Adam Reid has kept the bar high after the departure of Simon Rogan. The complexity and flavours of this menu have blown away the abysmal local competition and Aiden Byrne's new 20 stories menu. The restaurant was so accommodating to my dietary needs, despite not...More

Thank TheLocalSquire
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a treat we decided to brave the world of fine dining and the nine course tasting menu and wine flight that the French is renowned for. On arrival we order a gin and tonic and are treated to an amuse bouche, which promises much...More

Thank Derek H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We come to The French every year for our anniversary dinner and since last April 3rd, Adam Reid has really stamped his mark on the food here. Absolutely delicious, and I just do not understand why this is not the Number One Restaurant in Manchester.

Thank TNTerryUK
Reviewed 19 April 2018

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

2  Thank harters
Reviewed 13 April 2018

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
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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
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
  • 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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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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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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