From the very early days of the hotel The French has been one of the most important restaurants in Manchester, and continues to maintain a special place in the hearts of Mancunians.
In January 1974 The French was awarded one of Britain's first Michelin-stars, with the publication of the first guide. Since, many famous celebrities have dined in The French. In the Beatles' early days when taking a trip to The Midland, a thoroughly proper doorman refused them access to the restaurant for being inappropriately dressed! More currently, celebrity royalty David and Victoria Beckham shared their first official date in The French.
In March of 2013 The French re-launched to The French by Simon Rogan. During Simon Rogan’s patronage, and with Manchester-born Adam Reid as Head Chef, the restaurant was awarded copious prestigious accolades including 4 AA Rosettes.
In November 2016, following the end of Simon Rogan and The Midland’s successful three-year partnership, Head Chef and Great British Menu 2016 winner, Adam Reid, re-established the restaurant as Adam Reid at The French
Adam Reid at The French marries perfectly the old and new and is a dining experience to be remembered.
While the restaurant is steeped in history, the current menu offers modern British food that delivers consistently excellent flavours using only the very best seasonal produce available.
The restaurant offers outstanding levels of service, warmth and style that in turn, create a relaxed and friendly atmosphere like no other in Manchester.
Special Offers & Events At The French
Tasting Menus At The French
6 COURSES FOR £65
9 COURSES FOR £85
Experience the best of The French with these amazing Tasting Menus, starting from just £65.
Wine flights to complement your dining experience are available.
NB, offers may not apply during Festive period & Bank Holidays - check with venue before visiting
"For many a year, our great city has proved itself to be superb at delivering fun, cool, funky, casual dining. Fine dining however is something which we've never been able to crack properly. In past efforts, the food has been great, but the service casually lacking. The chef's name on the door impressive, but the reality falling sadly short. The Champagne list great, but the food average. The decor amazing, but the experience pretentious. There's always been something to put a major spanner in the works. To be blunt, there just hasn’t been a big enough market for it in the region, which therefore creates reliance on out-of-town customers. However, despite the fact that foodies don’t mind travelling for a meal, Manchester isn’t a place which the rest of the nation mentions in the same breath as fine food.....[click here for full review] ~ Restaurants of Manchester (October 2013)