20 Stories Grill

4.3
27 reviews
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£25 and under
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Grill
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  • Scenic View
  • Romance
  • Special Occasions

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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 created by Aiden Byrne.

From lunch to post dinner drinks, afternoon tea 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 will be at the hub of Manchester’s social scene and feature a high end Restaurant and more relaxed Grill serving modern-British menus overseen by renowned Chef Director Aiden Byrne, who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience having worked at a number of Michelin-starred restaurants. The venue will also boast 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
Grill
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Hours of Operation
Bar
• Sunday to Wednesday, 10am till 12midnight
• Thursday to Saturday, 10am till 2am

Bar food available:
Monday to Friday, 12noon till 3pm
Saturday 12noon till 4pm
Sunday 12noon till 9pm
Monday to Thursday, 5.30pm till 10.30pm
Friday & Saturday, 5.30pm till 11pm

Grill
Lunch
• Monday to Friday, 12noon till 3pm
• Saturday 12noon till 4pm
• Sunday 12noon till 9pm
Dinner
• Monday to Thursday, 5.30pm till 10.30pm
• Friday & Saturday, 5.30pm till 11pm
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Phone number
0161 204 3333
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining , View, Wine
What 27 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.1
service
4.3
ambience
3.8
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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M
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Chavvy. Not quite as expedted

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CL
London
5 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It was nice, a bit chavvy in the bar area (clientele), the restaurant had a better atmosphere. The food was quite bland, it's very expensive for bland food. I had to cover my chateaubriand in salt and pepper sauce to get some taste, I never normally put anything on my steak. The cocktails were great, the service was good, although slow. The desserts were ok. Honestly, I expected more for a brand new upmarket restaurant but it was slightly disappointing. Average at best. It's a nice bar to go for cocktails with friends and the views are incredible over Manchester but I would eat before you go.

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MM
London
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic, superb views, good mix of people there, buzzy atmosphere and great food. Very popular

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PW
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our first time was a great experience definitely be back only downside was waiting at the bar for a drink while our table was ready just couldn't get served

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BQ
London
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Great bar and restaurant but so slow on drinks service- need more staff. Most of the food was great but avoid the burger it was terrible. Deserts and cheese board were fab.

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TK
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

You can not beat this place for the view, unfortunately the food and the service doesn’t match the incredible scenery.

The starters were bland and unseasoned, the lack of bread without nuts (I am allergic) meant I was left with the gluten free option, (almost unrecognisable as bread), the main was tasty but for the money was not great value and the wine was lovely but expensive.

The waitress service was excellent but the hostess was rude and even stopped half way through taking our names to speak to a “regular” and left us stood waiting.

All in all the experience was very average, you are paying for the views and not a lot else. I would not recommend to my friends and family but if u like a good view just go for a cocktail, they were at least enjoyable.

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N
London
9 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

2nd visit and two restaurant types appeared to be now combined. Service excellent and wing steak brilliant albeit sides sauces were a little runny.

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p
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and service let down by no control over bar access. Large crowds spilling into the dining areas taking selfies and then hanging around to be seen without even buying a drink.

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S
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 2

We were early for our table but taken straight to it - which was a good job due to the Bar heaving on a Friday night. It was very loud and my party had to all squeeze onto the booth seating to be able to hear one another. The biggest disappointment was the service - the staff were friendly and polite but not exactly what you would call attentive - we were sat for nearly 40 minutes without a drink and had to ask for bread/olives 3 times (having to battle to attract the attention of a member of staff) 3 time before they finally arrive, just before our starters. At the end of meal, coffee was ordered which never arrived. Beautiful place and in beautiful, delicious food but service has to improve to attract returning customers I imagine. Also, a heaving bar in the middle of the room with people leaning on the booth where you are eating beneath them is not great.

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JM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a great night here, our table in the grill wasn’t ready on our arrival but we were taken to quiet table away from the bar and offered drinks whilst we waited.

We were then escorted to our table which was in the corner of the restaurant right by the window, we really couldn’t have asked for better.

Food was good and service was excellent.

I would definitely visit again.

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TN
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyable for special occasion dining. Noise levels can be a bit high at peak time but i think it adds to the atmosphere!

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G
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved this restaurant as the views from the terrace are amazing! Great service to from the staff.
Food is delicious but slightly overpriced for the quantity on the plate. The cocktails are very tasty.
Overall good experience.

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LL
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

From walking in to leaving I had a huge smile on my face. I really did enjoy the grill side of 20Stories.
A couple of very tasty cocktails to start followed by the roasted beetroot starter & fillet steak for main which was cooked to perfection. The ambience was great even tho it was lunch, and the views from all around the building where fantastic. I would definitely go back and perhaps try the restaurant next time. My only little bug bare was that there seemed to be quite a lot of tables crammed into a small area and staff were forever finding it difficult to get food to the tables whilst waiting for people to get past them and that wasn’t at full capacity? Overall an excellent lunch & experience made our day

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MD
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Service was exemplary... felt very personal and attentive.

Dishes advertised on the online menu were not on the restaurant menu presented.

This was disappointing as the only chicken dish on the whole menu was no longer there!

Clearly the online menu needs updated or there needs to be a rider highlighting that the menu can change.

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OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went for boyfriend’s birthday. Staff were really friendly, service was good, food was delicious. No complaints .

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LC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant and outside bar . Even though we had a delay on the food when it arrived it was fantastic. Already booked to return . It will become the place to go especially when the weather gets warmer

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JP
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable. Quality food and great service. We will be returning.

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NB
London
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

Wasn’t good unfortunately , ordering and the actual getting any food was over an hour despite the starters being bread and two dips.
One dip had to be chased up so came after the toast had gone.
Main meals were average. Tables are close together so no privacy.
Manchester house is so much better service.
The bar area looks lovely and the outside area will be great in the summer just a shame about everything else.

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TJ
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

Having already been to 20 stories for evening drinks on a number of occasions since opening, we were disappointed with our first dining experience. The service was extremely slow - especially for drinks which we waited up to 20 minutes for and the waiters explained that "the bar is slow tonight". A 12.5% service charge is then added to the bill!

The food was okay but not of a level that competes with similarly priced restaurants in Manchester. The choice is limited and the portions are small.

The views are fantastic and I will return for drinks, but cannot recommend the grill.

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HW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We needed to pick somewhere different as we have eaten at most of the good places in Manchester , so I looked for somewhere fresh and new and came across this gem stone. It was a special meal for me and my partner as I was booked to have my 13th brain surgery on the Tuesday , so really wanted to pull all the stops out and have a special meal... 20 stories was a gamble as not many reviews had been done due to it being a new Resturant but he who dares wins!! The restaurant was stunning, and very tastefully furnished. Beautiful views over Manchester and to top it off The food and service was amazing!
Definitely would love To return.

Hayley woolley

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OT
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attentive, fabulous views and ambiance with great food. Such an experience with the best loo in Manchester!!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for my daughters Birthday as I wanted it to be special. The restaurant was very busy for a lunchtime with the Bar in the centre as the focal point. The service overall was attentive and made to feel relaxed. The food was delicious as well as reasonably priced.

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VW
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating our friend’s birthday and she was presented with a ‘happy birthday ‘ dessert which was a lovely touch! What a fantastic place! Everything was first class, from the friendly and efficient staff who really went out of their way to make us feel welcome, to the gorgeous and innovative food and the buzzing atmosphere! And wow what a stunning restaurant with fabulous views -even from the loos!! We all loved it and can’t wait to come back when it’s warmer to sit with a cocktail on the roof terrace . We have been to so many excellent restaurants and bars in Manchester but 20 Stories really has the wow factor !

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A
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant has a "Shard-like" feel to it. Very impressive , a real wow factor. The food and views were amazing at our business lunch. I will definitely be making a return visit soon with friends .

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JP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Level of service needs some work , had to request to order drinks and food.

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AB
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was impeccable. Always someone on hand to offer assistance. Food was fantastic. The fillet steak was by far the best I have had anywhere!

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O
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow. The food and cocktails here where phenomenal. I thought Hawksmoor did the best steak ever but this place has blown even that out the water .

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