Adam Reid at The French

“Proudly Northern stylings in famously impressive dining room” - AA Inspector



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The Midland Hotel is a grand and historic setting, a Manchester landmark for more than a century. The French, with its unique oval dining room and moody blue/grey decor is a suitably stylish location for Adam Reid’s regularly changing tasting menu (with some signature dishes retained). Tables are bare, with bespoke cutlery and crockery, and service is welcoming and very professional. There’s a real emphasis on giving the place a regional feel, as you’ll see from the menu, with dishes called things like ‘A warm Northern welcome’. High quality ingredients are the focus, with a nod to traditional dishes and methods. There might be stunningly fresh Scottish scallops, served raw – thick cut, tender and delicious, topped with green tarragon salt and a julienne of pickled turnips, followed by thinly sliced, perfectly-timed Shorthorn loin from the Lake District served with crunchy saltbaked beetroot, black truffle and a rich and glossy garlic infused sauce.

Awards, accolades & Welcome Schemes

4 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
AA Notable Wine List
Adam Reid at The French
The Midland, Peter Street, MANCHESTER, M60 2DS


  • Seats: 28
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening times
  • Closed: Christmas
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 6
  • Wines over £30: 154
  • Wines by the glass: 15
  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian menu

About the area

Discover Greater Manchester

The Greater Manchester conurbation incorporates the towns of Bolton, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport and Wigan, and has the vibrant city of Manchester as its administrative headquarters.

Manchester was founded in Roman times, and developed during the 17th century as a textile town, becoming the centre of the English cotton industry. Its magnificent Victorian Gothic public buildings are reminders of Manchester’s prosperous heyday. The Manchester Ship Canal was completed in 1894, linking the Mersey with the sea and bringing ocean-going vessels into Manchester, enabling the city to compete with its rival, Liverpool.

The city of Manchester today is alive with a vibrant youth culture (it has England’s largest student population), a flourishing club scene, and a whole range of multi-cultural festivals and events. To take in the atmosphere, take a stroll around one of Britain’s largest Chinatowns, or wander down to Rusholme to take in the tempting aromas of curry houses and browse among the sari shops, Asian grocers and Indian sweet shops. The city is also home to the world’s longest-running soap opera – Coronation Street.

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