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Adam Reid at The French

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***The French awarded four AA rosettes at the AA Hospitality Awards***

The Story

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.

The Restaurant

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 2017.
• 14th in Square Meal's UK Top 100 Restaurants 2016
• 79th at Restaurant Magazine's National Restaurant Awards 2016.
• 'Restaurant of the Year' at The Manchester Food & Drink Awards 2015.
• 30th in the Sunday Times Top 100 Restaurants 2015
• Four AA Rosettes at the AA Hospitality Awards 2015.


Opening times

Lunch 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 website here.



Book Afternoon Tea Online

The Midland is famous for its indulgent Afternoon Tea and has played host to this wonderful tradition since opening its doors in 1903. Served in the opulent surroundings of the Octagon Lounge guests can indulge in our delicious array of finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones, delicate cakes and a selection of premium loose leaf teas or our exclusive Midland blends. The Midland Champagne Afternoon Tea is the perfect way to celebrate any occasion and enjoy this quintessentially British pastime.

View our Afternoon Tea Menu

The Midland Afternoon Tea £22 per person
The Midland Champagne Afternoon Tea £28 per person

Hear the Midland Resident Pianist play in The Octagon Lounge on Saturday and Sunday's 1.30pm - 4.30pm.

Afternoon Tea is served daily 1.00pm - 4.30pm 

Book your reservation online. For group bookings of 5 people or more please contact the hotel directly on 0161 235 4782. Please note a deposit will need to be taken for tables of 5 or more. 


Festive Afternoon Tea

Available from 25th November to 30th December (excluding Christmas Day and Boxing Day), our Festive

Afternoon Tea is served:
Monday to Thursday, 1.00pm - 4.30pm, £33pp,
Friday - Sunday, 1.00pm - 4.30pm, £35pp.

Tables are reserved for 1 hour and 30 minutes only and a £10 per person deposit is required to secure the reservation. Guests can book online and afterwards, Midland Bookings will be in contact to secure the reservation. Alternatively, guests can book via telephone on  0161 235 4782.


Mr Cooper's House & Garden Restaurant, The Midland

Combining modern touches with the history and heritage of Mr Cooper himself, whose house and famous gardens sat on the site back in 1819, Mr Cooper's House & Garden offers a multitude of different dining settings under one roof.  Give someone a fantastic gift and purchase a gift card for Mr Cooper's House & Garden Restaurant by following the link below. A pre-paid gift card will be on its way to you or can be sent directly to the recipient. Gift cards can also be purchased in the restaurant.

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Adam Reid at The French

The French at The Midland offers outstanding levels of service, warmth and style, that in turn, create a relaxed and friendly atmosphere like no other in Manchester. The French has been awarded the prestigious accolade of four AA Rosettes for its high quality food and service. Buy a gift card and give a loved one a fantastic experience at The French.

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Octagon Lounge

Octagon Lounge

The Octagon Lounge at The Midland is the perfect place to relax and watch the world go by.  Whatever time of day, The Octagon has a truly unique buzz to it.  Enjoy a morning coffee with a freshly made biscuit or a business lunch with colleagues.  Whatever reason, the charm and character of the Octagon Lounge is infectious.

To book please call 0161 236 3333

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Room Service

Room Service

After a hard day in a meeting or suffering with tired limbs after a day shopping or sightseeing, you may lie down on your bed and be enveloped by the sheer comfort of your bedroom.  The thought of dressing for dinner may simply be too much, but do not worry as the great cuisine The Midland is renowned for is also available 24 hours a day in your bedroom.  All you need to do is decide what it is you want, and call us, we will do the rest!



Bed and breakfast guests of The Midland hotel can enjoy a full English breakfast.

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