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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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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good18%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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16 Peter Street | Peter Street, Manchester M60 2DS, England
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Reviewed 3 days 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

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Reviewed 4 days 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

1  Thank Graham H
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

1  Thank Laura_k4_10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Ganni_11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Like a previous review, my biggest gripe was our table by the door. The staff kept leaving the door open leading to a cold draft. It happened three times after which they moved us. Instantly disappointing. The food was decent but not mind blowing. In...More

Thank Andrew R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was mostly very good to excellent and service was also mostly very good. Had a really enjoyable night and give it a solid 4 stars. We were really looking forward to the experience and, even though we had a good night, I wasn’t as...More

Thank Andy P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ate here a few years ago when Simon took it over and I was blown away and was more than a little surprised when it was overlooked for a star! Fast forward to October 2017, the revamp/reimagining of the ethos of what it is...More

Thank Teaser21
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came for a birthday treat. We had a great time, and there were some real highlights- a stunningly fresh bean, crab and shrimp dish; an interesting Italian orange wine vaguely reminiscent of sour candy; two superb desserts; a cracking indie soundtrack in a beautifully decked...More

Thank NJames80
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

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11 November 2017|
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Response from John L | Reviewed this property |
We bought a bottle of champagne, which they weren’t sure of the price when we ordered it, as it was coming from the Hotel bar ...but put an additional £18 markup on the £65 bottle without informing us at all. I was FURIOUS... More
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
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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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
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 | 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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