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The French

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As featured in Best Food in Manchester
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16 Peter Street | Peter Street, Manchester M60 2DS, England
441619324198
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Tue 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wed - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The room is very stylish, the staff were very friendly, amusing attentive and helpful. A plaice course was replaced by a chicken one with minimal fuss. The 10 course tasting menu was absolutely superb. Every course was a joy and the vegetables were amazing, it's not often you get to say "wow have you tasted the carrot yet?".

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 300 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We opted for the 6 course tasting menu with accompanying wine plus an optional cheese course. 4 out the 6 courses were excellent, in particular, the fish course. The meat course (guinea fowl) was ok but lacked the wow factor and in truth the dessert (Cheshire raspberry/oat mix) was disappointing. Wines ranged from ok to excellent but it always nice... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

First time At Michelin star, Was excited, food good, had the Taster think it was a weekend where you had to order was over £200, no choice or option had to get the taster, I just felt the atmosphere service wasn't up to scratch it's like a has been place clinging on to its name / star, staff look depressed... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I came here so long ago I can barely remember the occasion. The place had a reputation for quality going back certainly more than 30 years ago when I and my friends were at catering college. So it's a place I've been wanting to revisit since its latest reincarnation. I have to say that the experience was wonderful. The food... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fabulous dining experience in stunning surroundings. My husband and I dined here for our wedding anniversary and it was definitely memorable. The staff were courteous and knowledgeable and the food was interesting as well as delicious. We would highly recommend opting for the wine pairings.

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked this restaurant on a friends recommendation as a surprise meal for my Girlfriend and I, shortly before going I looked at the TripAdvisor reviews and was a bit nervous after reading a few negative comments. Fortunately I found these to have no foundation whatsoever. The food was absolutely outstanding, I can not stop telling my friends and family... More 

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Thank Alex T
Wincham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch recently at the French to celebrate our son's graduation from University. A wonderful and diverse taster menu made from fresh locally sourced produce. Expensive but worth every penny and easily as good as anything one would find in London. It is a mystery why they don't have a Michelin star yet...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited for a birthday and I have to say there is nothing quite like it in Manchester. Firstly the place itself is beautiful, but its no overdone, its very tasteful and not tacky. The whole atmosphere is calm and refreshing you get the feeling the people are here for the food not to pose like a lot of other... More 

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here with another couple. It was nice decor and we had the taster menu with wines. It was nice but no wow factor so we felt it was expensive for what it was. The wine list had no middle rang wines. They were £40 bottles or £250+ a bottle. There was no consistency with waiters. Food was brought... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the French for their 6 course taster menu. The décor was lovely and the staff friendly and attentive. The food was nice, and by the end we were pleasantly full however I just found some of the flavours on the main dish unusual and quite unpleasant, and as a whole some of the dishes lacked the wow factor... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$65 - $111
Cuisine
European, British, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Peter Street | Peter Street, Manchester M60 2DS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: 441619324198
Description
The French By Simon Rogan strikes the perfect balance between heritage and progressive cuisine. While the restaurant is steeped in history, our current menu offers modern British food that delivers consistently excellent flavours by using the best seasonal produce and the very latest technological advances. Married seamlessly to its new contemporary direction, the breathtaking dining room of this historic restaurant encompasses both the new and old, with undeniable opulence and timeless elegance. Stepping boldly into the 21st century, The French offers outstanding levels of service, warmth and style, that in turn, create a relaxed and friendly atmosphere like no other in Manchester.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?