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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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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good18%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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16 Peter Street | Peter Street, Manchester M60 2DS, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited with friends and had been looking forward to our gourmet experience. Several of the courses were overly salty and with quite overpowering flavours; smoked mackerel in the amuse bouche, mushroom katsup, pickled onion and soy. We were expecting more refined dining with more...More

Thank Bec384
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful evening at the French. The dining room is classic architecture meets Uber chic design. We went for the tasting menu with accompanying wines both of which were superb, this was all finished off with great service from a very good front...More

Thank No1Scribbler
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So my boyfriend booked me a birthday meal at the French, and wow just wow. I can honestly say the whole experience was incredible. No only was the food packed full of flavour the service was impeccable. We were welcomed with open hands, and the...More

Thank Amyelizabeth99
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this restaurant after a friend bought me a voucher, although the service was very good and befitting to a restaurant of this standard, i thought the food was at best average and certainly not cheap. I had the taster menu for £60, the...More

Thank Tony M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Now don’t read this in the wrong way, the night was a good one, just a forgettable one. In other words it wasn’t great, fantastic, unbelievable …. Just ordinary and a shame. We booked The French for my 40th and had booked for 8:30pm. We...More

Thank Lee&Michele
Reviewed 1 week ago

From start to finish it was the best place I have been to so far!! the service the food was just simply amazing!!! I can't recommend this place enough we are definitely going back! Our waitress for the night was a lovely young girl called...More

Thank joannemhughes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the moment we arrived we were looked after superbly. The service was incredible and all of the staff were very knowledgeable about the food and the wine. We had a tasting menu and wine flight and it was AMAZING. The chef's table was fabulous...More

Thank FranEcclesBech
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been meaning to visit for a long time and finally got round to it last week. Had theatre booked for 7:30pm so opted for 5:30pm table and 4 course taster menu. Tables were all booked so chose the chefs counter. Sat at the chefs...More

1  Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had an amazing meal at The French with Adam Reid. The service was fantastic and the food even better. Couldn't recommend more and well worth the money. Charlie our waitress was fantastic. really friendly and made it a great night

1  Thank sh10147
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We never got to "The French" when Simon Rogan was at the helm so have no previous experience here to compare against but we came up from London for a Saturday lunch and as serious "foodies" it is quite difficult to understand some of the...More

Thank mfranks911
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1 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$66 - US$112
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
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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 | 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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