Manchester French Restaurants


French Restaurants & Bistros in Manchester

has its fare share of French Restaurants, Bistros and Brasseries –
many are high class establishments with Michelin Star status and offering
classic French cuisine. Regrettably, however, restaurants come and
go, and while the details shown here were correct at the time of publication,
there is no guarantee that they still exist or that details of services
offered may have changed – please check before setting out.

Manchester French RestaurantsFrench Brasseries & Bistros in ManchesterFrench Cuisine in Manchester

Alphabetical listing:

  • Brasserie Chez Gerard
    Commercial Union House, 2-10 Albert Square, Manchester M2 6LP.
    Tel: 0161-834 7636. Website:
    A large French brasserie-style restaurant located immediately opposite
    the town hall. Open for morning breakfast, midmorning snacks, lunches,
    afternoon teas, coffee and an à la carte evening dinner. Weekend
    special meal deals, French classic meals and a French “prix fixé”

  • Caf� Rouge
    Part of a chain of caf�s, but well presented waiter service, in authentic
    French waiter’s costume. Restaurant and caf� bar facilities with branches
    Deansgate: 82-84 Deansgate, Manchester M3 2ER. Tel: 0161-839 0414.
    — and at:
    The Printworks, Withy Grove, Manchester M3 2BS. Tel: 0161-832 7749.
    — and at:
    Lowry Outlet Mall, The Quays, Salford M50 3AG. Tel: 0161-877 3977.
    — and at:
    Trafford Centre, First Floor, The Orient, Manchester M17 8AA. Tel: 0161-747
    — and at:
    Didsbury: 561 Wilmslow Road, Manchester M20 6QZ. Tel: 0161-438 0444.

    — and at:
    Spinningfields: Unit B3/4, Leftbank, Manchester M3 3AN Tel: 0161 839

  • Chandlers Restaurant
    Copthorne Hotel, Clippers Quay, Salford M5 2XP. Tel: 0871 207 7098.

  • Crompton’s Restaurant
    Britannia Hotel, 35 Portland Street, Manchester M1 3LA. Tel: 0161-228
    French food in all its classic splendour including frog’s legs, snails
    and chateaubriand to residents and the general public

  • Establishment
    43 Spring Gardens, Manchester M2 2BG. Tel: 0161-839 6300.
    Romantic candlelight in a spacious Victorian decorated Grade II Listed
    former banking Hall. Small portions for children, always one main vegetarian
    course option, and a lunchtime express menu as well as full a la carte
    in for evening dining. Website:

  • Fat Loaf
    Altrincham: 28-32 Greenwood Street, Altrincham, Cheshire WA14 1RZ Tel:
    0871 811 4861.
    — and at:
    Sale: 62 Green Lane, Ashton-on-Mersey, Sale, Manchester M33 5PG. Tel:
    0161-972 0397.
    Modern French/European cuisine. Listed in the 2010 Michelin Guide. Website:

  • Francs Restaurant
    2 Goose Green, Altrincham, Cheshire WA14 1DW. Tel (free): 0800 334 5196..

    Upmarket restaurant in a French bistro style, established in 1992 with
    excellent food at modest prices. Children welcome and eat free at weekends.
    Entertainments on Friday evenings. Partial disabled access. Variety
    of vegetarian dishes.

  • French, The
    Midland Hotel, Peter Street, Manchester M60 2DS. Tel: 0871 712 0581.
    One of several celebrated hotel restaurants in Manchester, this ornate
    upmarket restaurant is highly original and costs around £30.00
    for a three-course set menu. Closed on Sundays. See also Midland

  • Juniper
    21 The Downs, Altrincham WA14 2QD. Tel: 0161-929 4008.
    One of the region’s best and most authentic French Michelin starred
    restaurant with a high cuisine changing menu, and a first rate winelist.

  • Lime Tree
    8 Lapwing Lane, West Didsbury, Manchester M20 2WS. Tel: 0161-445 1217.

    A much deserved popular restaurant in south Manchester. Excellent cooking
    and an all-French wine list. Vegetarian dishes included. Disabled access.
    Open every evening. Lunches available every day except Monday and Saturday.

  • Lounge Ten
    10 Tib Lane, Manchester M2 4JB. Tel: 0161-834 1331. Website:
    Innovative and imaginative menu in decadent surroundings. Excellent
    food. Late night bar license till 2.00am on Fridays and Saturdays.

  • Malmaison Brasserie
    Piccadilly, Manchester M1 3AQ. Tel: 0161-278 1001.
    Probably some of the best food to be found anywhere in a Manchester
    Hotel Restaurant, with a clientele made up equally from residents and
    non-residents. Impressive menu with original and inventive dishes. 

  • Moss Nook
    Ringway Road, Wythenshawe, Manchester M22 5NA. Tel: 0871 207 1586.
    Open Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. One of Manchester’s most expensive
    and select restaurants, for big spending gourmets. Luxuriant d�cor and
    superb food. Awarded a Michelin star. Set lunches available. Not recommended
    for vegetarians.

  • Restaurant Campanile Manchester
    Campanile Hotel, 55 Ordsall Lane, (off Regent Road), Salford M5 4RS.

    Tel: 0161-833 1845. Fax: 0161-833 1847.
    Email: . Website:
    Full buffet breakfast, café bistro and restaurant open every
    day till late evening. French cuisine as you’d expect from an established
    French hotel chain.

  • River Restaurant, The
    The Lowry Hotel, 50 Dearmans Place, Chapel Wharf, Salford/Manchester
    M3 5LH.
    Tel: 0161-827 4041. Fax: 0161-827 4001.

  • V&A Restaurant, The Bar
    Marriott Victoria and Albert Hotel, Water Street, Manchester M3 4JQ.
    Tel: 0161-832 1188.
    Website: /
    Formerly known as the Café Maigret, this high quality brasserie-style
    restaurant features fine dining and river views. Not cheap! The Bar
    is often frequented by celebrities and television people, a casual dining
    spot, serving light fare, coffee & beverages. Open for lunch and
    dinner. Dress code is casual. Online booking via the website.

Note: Entry in this listing does not in any
way constitute a recommendation from the authors – while every effort
is made to keep information contained herein as accurate and up-to-date
as possible, we cannot guarantee that this information will not change
over time – therefore, potential visitors must draw their own conclusions
and make personal judgements as to value and quality.

UPDATES PLEASE: Bars, pubs & restaurants
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