Adam Reid at The French 22

The Midland Hotel, 16 Peter Street , Manchester, M60 2DS

Adam Reid at The French

SquareMeal Review of Adam Reid at The French

Simon Rogan is long gone, but his protégé Adam Reid continues to turn heads at this flagship restaurant within Manchester’s vintage Midland Hotel. Though the grand dining room’s opulent decor hasn’t changed, eating here feels less formal than before – but no less impressive, with Reid stamping his own distinctive mark on proceedings. We’ve had our share of thrilling encounters here – from seared scallop with trout roe and roasted onion broth to a superbly executed dish of salt-aged duck with vivid purple beetroot and pickled elderberries. Other standouts have a noticeable North Country accent – think nibbles of dripping toast with grated tongue or a Lancashire ‘tasty’ cheese and onion pie with lovage and eel, as well as a meat-free combo of ‘tater ash’ with mushroom ‘catsup’, bread and butter. To finish, rhubarb jelly with ginger malt ice cream is one option, but don’t miss Reid’s ‘Golden Empire’ dessert – an award-winner from Great British Menu 2016, consisting of a golden candy apple adorned with hazelnut crumble and meadowsweet custard. Meanwhile, spot-on service ensures a stunning gastronomic experience without any fine-dining stuffiness.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

St Peters Square Station 117m

Manchester Oxford Road Station 278m


Address: The Midland Hotel, 16 Peter Street , Manchester M60 2DS

Opening times

Tues-Sat 5pm-9.30pm

Nearby Landmarks

Manchester Metropolitan University (Manchester Campus) 424m

University of Manchester 433m


Telephone: 0161 235 4780


Cuisine: British

Dinner: £45/65/85 (4/6/9 courses)

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