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Summary

It would be too strong to call it a disastrous decline, but since Simon Rogan severed his ties with this famous but “hushed and slightly stilted” chamber, performance has gone from rocky to a-bit-more-rocky. Loyalists feel “Adam Reid’s style adds a warmth to the presentation and stays true to good produce and clean cooking” within the scope of his 4-, 6- and 9-course tasting menus; and praise staff who are “friendly and not stuffy”. The scepticism of former years persists however, with critics feeling the performance is “too expensive” (“boy those portions are small!”) or “lacking finesse”.

£119
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

In October 2016, a couple of weeks after it failed to win a Michelin Star, Simon Rogan severed his links with this famous dining room (where Mr Rolls first met Mr Royce in days gone by), so we’ve left it un-rated, even though head chef Adam Reid remains in place. Perhaps under the management of the hotel, this operation will sort itself out, because reports this year suggested the former set-up “just hadn’t got it right”. Fans were very enthusiastic, extolling “adventurous food and a wonderful, wonderful overall experience”, but even some of them could find the ambience “uptight”, and a worrying number of harsher critics “were hugely disappointed on so many levels” finding it “very fancy, but neither memorable nor exceptional”. Perhaps by next year it will have settled down a bit?

£98
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

The only choice is how many courses you want (you can have either 6 or 10), when you a secure table in Manchesters grandest dining space. Despite the lack of options, chef Adam Reids innovative and amazingly flavourful parade of dishes are exceptional, if fully priced; the space itself can appear a tad corporate.

£96
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“This is the food Manchester was waiting for!”, says one of the many fans of Simon Rogan’s “stunning” modernistic relaunch of what, back in the ’70s, was the grandest dining room in town; even fans, though can note dishes varying “from exceptional to ordinary”, and the decor is “stark” for some tastes.

£99
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Reviews of Adam Reid at The French , Midland Hotel Restaurant in M60, Manchester by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Adam Reid at The French , Midland Hotel restaurant.
Michael E
innovative cooking with some really impress...
Reviewed 4 months, 3 days ago

"innovative cooking with some really impressive flavours. A couple of courses were misfires but overall an excellent tasting menu, an impressive wine list, and really good, unfussy service by relaxed, enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff"

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Tuesday5 pm-9:30 pm
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