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Adam Reid at The French

4.7 (262) $$$$ $$$$ French, Modern, British


Summary: A nod to Northern heritage with a modern twist in every dish.

Adam Reid at The French, set in a historic hotel, delights with a menu that celebrates Northern traditions with contemporary flair. Dishes with playful names like ‘A Warm Northern Welcome’ and ‘Yesterday's Dinner’ are richly flavored and thoughtfully presented by personable chefs who finish each course tableside. The front-of-house team ensures a top-drawer wine selection and a warm welcome, while the sommelier impressively curates unusual wine flights. The grand dining room, recently refurbished post-pandemic, maintains its charm and elegance, ensuring that every visit feels like a special occasion even when it's not. With a focus on Northern ingredients, the menu features sections like ‘Little bits of something fancy’ for snacky treats, and 'Today's tea' for a succession of sophisticated dishes such as crisp-skinned John Dory and fillet of Welsh fallow deer. To finish, the restaurant offers a selection of regional artisan cheese and desserts like the famous tipsy cake, served with whipped cream and rum. Despite its location within a classic hotel, Adam Reid at The French stands out as a culinary bastion, offering a modern British dining experience that's both serious and playful, and continues to be a contender for the best in Manchester.


Ranked # 7 in the UK 2023
Good Food Guide
Very Good


16 Peter St, Manchester M60 2DS, United Kingdom

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