The Initials Experience begins with a glass of English Sparkling wine followed by Adam's Initials menu, with the sommelier's paired wines, table water & coffee with chocolates. To complete this, you will have 3 hours at the table.
Adam Reid at The French perfectly marries the old and new, and is a dining experience to be remembered. While the restaurant is steeped in history, the menu offers modern British food that delivers consistently excellent flavours, made using only the very best seasonal produce available.
The French offers outstanding levels of service, warmth and elegance that in turn, create a relaxed and friendly atmosphere like no other in Manchester. Guests can choose from small, medium or large set menu and wine flights, offering supremely elegant tasting journeys.
The French restaurant boasts 4 AA Rosettes and features in the Good Food Guide 2019 at Number 13, the only restaurant in the Greater Manchester area to make it into the top 50 of the prestigious guide. The French also ranked 79th in The National Restaurant Awards 2016.
Located in Manchester City Centre, The French is 8 minutes’ walk from Manchester Oxford Road Rail Station.
The dress code is smart casual.
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23. oktober 2020
We loved the lighting, music ambiance etc. This combined with the friendly staff made for an great atmosphere. We had the red and the white wine, both were great, I had the zeitgeist I think and it was really good and complimented the food. The cold cuts course was one of my favourites, unbelievable flavours from the meat, cheese and the pickles. The butter and breads were special too. Other favourite courses were the tater ash on toast canapés, presentation both on the plate and from the chef who was engaging and made it a fun experience and flavours were incredible. I really enjoyed the halibut, I prefer the sauce to be on the fish when it comes out. But the dish was beautiful. I can imagine the textures of this might not be for everyone but I loved it! The meat course was also amazing, the ragu had great flavours and texture. The apple dessert was also one of my favourites, the egg custard flavours with the snap of the pastry and the delicate apple was epic, a great take on an apple dessert! Reminded me of strudel. Great coffee and petit fours too, the delicate cake was yum and I enjoyed the truffle with the nibs. Loved the vibe in general and crockery and all of the team were brilliant and made us instantly comfortable. Thank you all for a great experience!
21. oktober 2020
The food was outstanding and the service impeccable! Laid back atmosphere with great music playing too. We will definitely be going back and would highly recommend it to anyone!
21. oktober 2020
The food here is amazing and whilst it is expensive it is a different level of cooking than most restaurants we visit. Every dish had so much flavour and perfectly balanced. Service was excellent and a welcome birthday treat for my husband amidst all the gloom. Just a shame to see the Midland Hotel and the City so quiet
16. oktober 2020
The food and service was fantastic absolute top quality Adam Reid served a couple of courses and had a little banter with us, not sure why Michelin has not awarded a star here as it’s definitely worthy My only criticism that is a personal one is that I feel the ambient lighting in the restaurant is way too dark
2. oktober 2020
Everything was excellent the surroundings and ambiance though you could do with a basket in the gents for the used hand towels as l wasn't quite sure where to put them. The food was excellent l especially liked the sea food pakora and Cartmel Valley red deer, it was also really nice of Adam to come out and serve us our desert and explain to my freind about the sourcing of the venison the wines matched the food wonderfully. Everything turned up at a nice pace we didn't feel either rushed or as if we were waiting around an evening to remember.
1. oktober 2020
This was our first visit to a "proper" restaurant since the start of the pandemic and was to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Our hearts sank when we entered the restaurant with its sombre dark grey colour scheme and extremely subdued lighting. It's hard to imagine anything less celebratory. We had the Initials menu, £75 pp and I'm sorry to say we spent most of the evening being very conscious that this was costing quite a lot of money for what it was without it being particularly enjoyable. The music was quite loud, making it hard to hear what some of the staff, wearing masks, were saying. The wine list on the table did not have any prices on it. The food was mixed. We found the malt bread and beef butter unappetizing, and the combination of ham, salmon and a chunk of very ordinary cheese a bit odd. There was a choice of 2 main courses and we opted for the Cartmel Valley red deer loin, with ragout and pickled red cabbage. The loin and ragout were delicious, but there was nothing to accompany them apart from a small part of one leaf of red cabbage. The highlight of the evening for us was the dessert - baked apple "cake" with crispy pastry and cold custard, which was excellent and much nicer than it sounds. We finished with coffee and tea (no decaff tea available) plus sweets for which we were charged £4.00 each even though it is listed on the printed menu and appears to be included.
14. marts 2020
Everything was exceptional, from the snacks to the Duck, the fish course the dessert, one of our favourite restaurants
4. marts 2020
Absolutely first rate, by far the best dining experience in Manchester
22. februar 2020
Fantastic atmosphere, staff very friendly and food was spectacular
22. februar 2020
The decor is stylish and sumptuous, staff are attentive but not overbearing, and great attention has been paid to the North West influenced food. The Picked Mussels and the Cornish Brill courses were standout favourites, but the whole menu was well balanced, and thought through. Will certainly be booking again.
Initials Experience £150 per person
Initials Menu £85 per person
Signature Experience £190 per person
Signature Menu £105 per person
Initials Experience £160 per person
Initials Menu £75 per person
Signature Experience £200 per person
Signature Menu £99 per person