20 Stories Restaurant

4.4
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265 Reviews
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£41 and over
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British

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About

20 Stories is an iconic restaurant in the heart of Spinningfields which sits at the forefront of the Manchester dining scene with Modern British menus. From lunch to post dinner drinks, to dinner with live music, a rooftop garden with trees scaling two storeys high and unparalleled views of Manchester, it embodies the electricity of an international restaurant against the backdrop of this dynamic city, complete with its own celebrated story. The contemporary and glamorous venue is at the hub of Manchester’s social scene and feature a modern-British menu. The venue boasts a stylish bar and alluring outdoor terrace that sits under a canopy of beautiful trees and dramatic lighting.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
British
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–2:45 pm
Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
Sun 12:00 pm–7:45 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–10:15 pm
Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
Sun 12:00 pm–7:45 pm
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Phone number
0161 204 3333
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, View, Wine
What 265 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.4
service
4.5
ambience
3.9
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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L
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very enjoyable experience, especially for a special occasion! All the staff are so good. The food was hot & cooked perfectly. A must on your visit to Manchester.

S
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely venue with a great vibe. I was cebrating my birthday and was given a table right by the window with an amazing view across the city. I had the venison and my hubbie had the steak both meals were cooked to perfection. Staff very professional and attentive and sommelier gave advice on an excellent wine. They even served a litte happy birthday brownie nice touch. Would recommend for a special occassion!!

AJ
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had read varying reviews before visiting so was slightly apprehensive as it was a special occasion. No need to worry, it was fantastic from start to finish - perfect!

AM
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this place ... the food the ambience, the staff, the DJ & music after ...

OT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very nice surroundings, excellent food, wine and cocktails. Service was wonderful. I am coeliac so have to be gluten free and the choices were very limited, you won’t be able to have dessert unless you like sorbet. We were there on a Saturday evening and it was very loud due to overcrowding at the bar. Great if you are out with a group but not fit an intimate dinner. Would probably go back but not on a Saturday night.

AC
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The food is not bad, I ordered two main, the tomahawk is finely cooked, however the sauce for the lobster isn’t that great. The starters are average, the scallop is abit small, pumpkin soup is savoury but I would like it to taste more buttery, the ravioli however is lovely. The ambiance is great, one of the best place to hang in Manchester. The service is good, but food come out really slow, not a good place for quick bite.

OT
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

They moved us

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent,will certainly be going back

s
Manchester
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect. Setting, surrounding, service, food, cocktails. Just amazing.

OT
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful as always, my favourite restaurant service was excellent and food was amazing.

JH
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 4

I had a lovely time but as a vegetarian I found the menu lacking in inspiration and choice
It was my birthday and the only thing that I wanted wax the pea soup .. not very impressed .
But the place is lively and lovely snd the atmosphere made up for it

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Table in the middle of the room get a bit awkward at first and had to stand up to get the view. Try to ask for a window - Wine list is expensive so I splashed out because I thought it was going to blow our minds but to be honest I would opt for a cheaper one next time - which I’m sure would be perfectly good. However, everyone and everything was lovely, good food, staff very attentive and friendly, the ambience is great and the view is spectacular. The bar area and terrace is great too. Would recommend but careful of the wine prices.

JR
Cheshire
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice to experience but wasn’t as amazing as expected!

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely meal and great service!

OT
Manchester
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolute superb Sunday.... service was amazing as usual.... definitely 1 of the best place to dine if not THE BEST place to dine.
The atmosphere is great staff and people.... they have great entertainment too...
So glad I spent my birthday at 20 stories thank you lots.
Love queenie_pie

B
Manchester
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The staff were very helpful and attentive, the food and cocktails excellent.

LG
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

It was really hot and we were sat at the window we couldn’t enjoy our food, there didn’t seem to be any air conditioning on.
What we did have was lovely and the atmosphere was great.
Service was slow we waited 20 minutes to order and then the same when we ordered deserts.
Little disappointed with the desert options on the set menu.
We would go back and eat again.

OT
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was lovely as always the staff are amazing and can’t do enough to make the meal and your visit in general special. Such a nice touch when they realised our visit was for a birthday celebration can’t fault anything.

w
London
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy our time at this place, a cool, chic restaurant without the ridiculous price tags. Service is fantastic and the view is one of a kind...

JE
Manchester
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It was a really nice experience. The restaurant is lovely and they had live music playing whilst we were there. The service was slightly slow, it took 1hr 20 from being seated to eating our starter, but the other courses were brought out swiftly from this point onwards. I would recommend eating here.

g
London
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Staff, views and ambience are lovely and it does feel like a special treat going there, however the food was decidedly average. Nothing at all special, we had the three course Sunday menu. I thought it was overpriced for what we actually had. Portions were big though.
I’d go there for cocktails or brunch but not for a special meal.

OT
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely lunch for my friends birthday, we had a great table, excellent food and great service by Andre.. Would highly recommend 20 stories 5*

LB
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love coming here, met a friend who I hadn’t seen for many years and she loved it too. The food is terrific, service great. Never fails to impress

M
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met friends and had a great experience, pity it was raining as we would have liked to sit on the Terrace.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food with superb service!
Would definitely recommend.

R
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

They hounded you with phone calls to confirm the booking .

P
Yorkshire
15 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A warm welcome when we arrived was followed by attentive service throughout including a most informative sommelier. 2-3 course lunch special was excellent value for money & in truth most of our bill was for drinks. The cocktail i had in a black glass was rather different in taste & fragrance but i stuck with it lol. Food superb, views from 20 stories up were amazing & despite the rain we had cocktails/coffee on the open rooftop section afterwards. Definitely recommend!

B
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time experiencing 20 stories on Saturday, amazing food, amazing service and amazing atmosphere.. would defiantly recommend x

SB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time experience for my sons 21st birthday meal. Outstanding service and hospitality. A very appreciated touch at the end with a happy birthday board piped in white chocolate and a slice of cake.

Will definitely call again. Thank you and please pass on my thanks to all the staff who were very professional.

GO
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, live music was brilliant

OT
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The food was ok but very overpriced for what it was. Their card machine wasnt working and they couldn't take our payment it's a good thing my friend had cash on him to pay. It took them 20 minutes after we requested the bill and they still couldn't get the card machine to work.

DA
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I have been to the restraunt in the evening and probably wouldn't go again Sunday lunch time. Felt the menu wasn't as good and the food had to be taken away as it was cold. I also had to chase drinks a couple of times. The staff did react to my problem but it could have been avoided.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 5

Gorgeous restaurant however if you go late evening can be rushed which is a shame!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service was great. However, after 2h we were asked to vacate the table. It just felt a bit rude after spending that amount of money. Especially that tables around us were available.

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Graduation🎓

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m
London
29 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing view, ambience, food and drinks. Can highly recommend it. We had a graduation celebration here and got perfectly spoiled with graduation cocktails and a little congratulations dessert.

OT
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pleasant surroundings, quality of food was good. Only concern was the table placement where we were sat in a walk route for customers and food so was a little busy. If sat in a different area, then the experience would have been excellent.

AF
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Our first meal together without our 10 month old son so a special Sunday roast was lovely. Really accommodating staff.

h
London
163 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Will never put top note as perfection nearly doesn't exist but this destination restaurant really edging to it

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and ambiance😎

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