Find and book great restaurantsFind a Restaurant
|Address:||The Midland hotel, 16 Peter Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester M60 2DS|
|Tel:||0161 236 3333|
|Price: £92.00||Wine: £36.00||Champagne: £56.00|
|Opening Hours:||Tues-Sat 12N-2pm, 6.30pm-9.30pm|
This review hasn't been rated yet.
After having frequented the Midland French over many years my wife and I returned to it last night with guests for the first time since it reopened. Our expectation was high. When we entered the room the first thing that struck us was the lack of atmosphere. In my opinion the austere wooden tables without covering are the sort I would expect to find in an upmarket fast food restaurant. The atmosphere of the Old French Restaurant had disappeared.
We received the menus and were surprised only two choices were offered – a six course fixed menu, and a ten course fixed menu with no A la Carte options. All in our party of four selected the six course menu expecting six courses to be sufficient to satisfy an adult. We were served the courses with an attendant explanation of each by the waiting staff. Whilst adequate in flavour and texture the portions were truly miniscule in volume, and not to the liking of all the party. Wines were good and the service excellent. However, overall my wife and I consider this to be the most disappointing restaurant experience we have had in all our years of international first class travel. My overall impression was that this was a pretentious and self indulgent exercise lacking in the basic objective of a good restaurant which is to provide good food in sufficient volume to satisfy the palates and stomachs of it's clients.