Joining The French in 2013 as Head Chef and taking over as Chef-Patron in 2016, Manchester-born Adam is no stranger to the city’s fine dining scene. Having initially trained at the nearby Paul Heathcote’s School of Excellence and working in the best establishments Manchester had to offer, Adam progressed to work at numerous Michelin-starred restaurants including Simon Radley at The Chester Grosvenor & the renowned L’Enclume in Cumbria. Adam has achieved 4 AA rosettes in his time at The French, and is ranked #11 in the Waitrose Good Food Guide 2020 ‘UK’s Top 50 restaurants,’ with a cooking score of 8.


Adam appeared in BBC2’s Great British Menu 2016 series and won a coveted place at a banquet at Westminster Palace to celebrate Great Britons of HM The Queen’s reign with his spectacular dessert – The Golden Empire. Adam returned to take part in the 14th series of Great British Menu in April 2019, hoping to represent the north west at a banquet celebrating 50 years of British pop music. Adam succeeded in the regional heats to reach the final of the competition. His winning dish, Comfort Food Sounds Good, (a stew of chicken, pearl barley, sweetcorn, turnips and leeks), provided the main course at the banquet held at the legendary Abbey Road Studios in London.




 Starting in lockdown one, and developed over lockdown two, Menu Box bu Adam Reid is the new member of the family. Currently, designed as a generous meal for 2 people, delivered as a package of pre-prepared food with simple instructions to be finished in your own kitchen. 

Adam Reid at The French marries perfectly the old and the new and is a dining experience to be remembered. Steeped in history, the restaurant offers outstanding levels of service, warmth and style that in turn, create a relaxed and friendly atmosphere like no other in Manchester.

Now you can enjoy Adam’s modern British cooking in the comfort of your own home by him becoming your personal chef. Whether it be a dinner party with friends, or a larger celebration, Adam and his experienced team will work closely with you to create your perfect event.