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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16. lokakuuta 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. lokakuuta 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. lokakuuta 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. maaliskuuta 2020
Everything was exceptional, from the snacks to the Duck, the fish course the dessert, one of our favourite restaurants
4. maaliskuuta 2020
Absolutely first rate, by far the best dining experience in Manchester
22. helmikuuta 2020
Fantastic atmosphere, staff very friendly and food was spectacular
22. helmikuuta 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.
22. helmikuuta 2020
Thoroughly enjoyed the experience and the atmosphere. Didn’t feel rushed and was able to take time and feel relaxed.
15. helmikuuta 2020
Duck with the faggots and prunee
1. helmikuuta 2020
Fantastic. Top quality dining experience without the pretension. Couldn’t recommend more.
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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
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