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Chefs and a barman at Adam Reid at The French, the restaurant in The Midland Hotel, Manchester
Chefs and a barman at Adam Reid at The French, the restaurant in The Midland Hotel, Manchester
Manchester City Centre

Adam Reid at The French

Modern British

Culinary rock and roll from Simon Rogan’s protege, Adam Reid. Enjoy fine-dining in Grade II Listed Victorian surrounds – with a side order of Mancunian attitude.

The soundtrack (which could include The Beatles and Oasis) is drawn from Reid’s personal playlist and sets a cool scene for pin-sharp creations.

The tasting menu could include salt-aged duck with acidic cherry sauce, or soft raw scallops with buttermilk gel and flowers plucked from the roof-top garden. Upscale comfort food is another trend while desserts could include Reid’s blown-sugar clementine with white chocolate leaf and sea buckthorn sorbet. Reid won the Great British Menu dessert round with a similar creation called ‘Golden Empire’.

The wine list is brilliantly expansive and dining here feels like an occasion – no matter what time of day you visit. A draped-off lounge area with its own reception creates the illusion of an independent restaurant rather than one shoe-horned into a bustling hotel.

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  • Fine dining or fancy
  • Great wine
  • Good for meat
  • Good for vegetarians
The Midland, Peter St, Manchester M60 2DS, UK
Tel: 0161 235 4780 www.themidlandhotel.co.uk/thefrench Our review Read 19/20
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