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Adam Reid at The French

Modern British

Culinary rock’n’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, available to pre-order called ‘Golden Empire’. The winelist 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.

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

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