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
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.
• 'Premium & Fine Dining Venue of the Year' at Manchester
Food & Drink Festival Awards 2016.
• 'Front of House Team of the Year' at Manchester Food & Drink
Festival Awards 2016.
• AA Notable Wine List Award 2016 - 2017.
• 18th in Waitrose's The Good Food Guide The Top 50 Restaurants
• 14th in Square Meal's UK Top 100 Restaurants 2016
• 79th at Restaurant Magazine's National Restaurant Awards
• 'Restaurant of the Year' at The Manchester Food & Drink
• 30th in the Sunday Times Top 100 Restaurants 2015
• Three AA Rosettes
Shortlisted for 3 awards at Manchester Food & Drink
Lunch menu available Wednesday to Saturday 12pm - 1:30pm
Dinner available Tuesday to Saturday 6.30pm - 9.30pm
Menus are priced at £65 per person for six-course tasting menu or
£85 per person for nine-course tasting menu. Accompanying wine
flights are available on request from £60 per person.
Bookings can be made on 0161 235 4780 or via the