20 Stories Restaurant

4.4
109 reviews
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£41 and over
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British
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  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
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, 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 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
British
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Hours of Operation
Lunch:
Mon - Thu 12:00pm - 2:45pm
Fri & Sat 12:00pm - 3:45pm
Sun 12:00pm - 3:15pm

Dinner:
Mon - Thu 5:30pm - 10:15pm
Fri & Sat 5:30pm - 10:45pm
Sun 5:30pm - 8:45pm
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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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Executive Chef
Aiden Byrne
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Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining , View, Wine

Special Offers

Christmas Day: £120 adults £60 children

From a set menu. Bookings confirmed with events team as a deposit is required.
Menu attached. Vegan/vegetarian options available.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 20 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 25 December 2018

Ends: 25 December 2018

Availability: Tue 12:00-15:00

28th Oct: Blackout dinner £65 or £100 with paired wines

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 6 people

Starts: 28 October 2018

Ends: 28 October 2018

Availability: Sun 19:00-19:00

2/3 courses: £22.50/£27.50

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 20 June 2018

Ends: 20 December 2018

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-14:30

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect from beginning to end.
Delightful drinks then a warm bread to wet the appetite!
Food was amazing. Extremely tasty, quick and nice and hot.
Ambience was fabulous. Very busy but a good noise level and didn’t feel too crowded despite the popularity early on a Saturday evening!
Our waiter, Mirco, was fabulous. Very friendly and he could not do more to help us. He had an excellent knowledge of the food and drinks menu and we were extremely impressed by his professionalism and friendless.
Can’t wait to come back! Thank you for a gorgeous memory!

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AP
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Fabulous service. Good food. Great views. Overpriced menu. Poor starter selection (just trying too hard to be different)

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Joint 50ths with some pals. Great ambience. Great food great drinks. Loved it

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DD
Yorkshire
7 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great night out with my wife. This restaurant was gorgeous; the staff was friendly; and the food was beyond delicious! The bar staff made some excellent cocktails while the kitchen staff prepared amazing appetisers and one of the best filets I’ve ever had. We will be back!

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MH
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We shared the Lamb main course with Dauphnoise potatoes and this was very tasty and the vegetables were very nice too - carrots and spinach. The cocktails beforehand were really nice and a great selection. The place is a great place split into two - indoor and open rooftop terrace. both with great views of the city. Its a very friendly and social place and the staff are very attentive and friendly and advise you on drinks and the food. I would definitely recommend and will definitely return :-)

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MH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Perfect for a night with stunning views . Service was impeccable and the staff was nice and friendly . The food is as good as any fine dinner restaurant .

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DA
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice meal in a vibrant atmosphere. Very popular place. Would go again

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RC
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant. Wonderful views of Manchester and exceptional food.

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M
Palm Springs
14 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Excellent location and the views of Greater Manchester exhillerating. However being a party of 12 the table was placed under an air conditioning vent that pumped out cold air. Despite requesting to turn it off (which could not be done) the manager turned the heat up a little but the food got too cold to eat after being served within minutes.

A bad experience to boot as celebrating my wife’s 70th and the candles on the cake could not be lighted. Booo

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H
London
64 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had a great meal at 20 Stories - lovely restaursnt with a view of Manchester. You feel like you are somewhere special. The food was top notch and the service very friendly. Will come again.

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MH
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. 5 stars all round. It was a great meal

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NC
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 1

Not my favourite place in town. I feel I got much better value for money and more exclusive atmosphere at Manchester house. The food was nice and fair the prices but the wine was over priced!! Very noisy and perhaps a selfie ban would be helpful, I was constantly dodging other people’s photographs. The food was lovely, the service was outstanding, and the views breath taking but really would have been nicer if the restaurant and bar were separated a little more. The drunken smashing of glasses is not the backdrop I expect when paying £300 for a meal

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U
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A perfect venue for our small friendship group to meet for lunch. The dramatic setting created a fabulous backdrop for the stylish menu. Friendly and courteous staff including a very helpful sommelier completed this quality experience and made it memorable.

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A
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was beautiful and the table we sat at was facing the terrace and a nice big spacious comfortable booth. The waiters were fabulous and our drinks never run low. Will definitely be back!

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OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!

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D
London
6 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect setting great service friendly staff, slight criticism about the smoking being allowed on the terrace not good if you eating near to the "smokers", great cocktails try the slow love

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T
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Aiden has such good restaurants before not sure if this is a roof bar or a below average restaurant. Noisy, hot, poor service and average food. Not what we were expecting.

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B
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 5

lovely place but service was appalling. we waited over an hour for our fish pie and had to repeatedly ask where it was.

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JR
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and great service a bit pricey but worth it, would def go again

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SH
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food , good service with spectacular views.

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n
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

food was ok not much choice and should decorate dish more to put up with the viwe n the price

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M
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the most amazing date night on Saturday at 20 Stories. It was sensational from start to finish and we was made to feel very welcome and comfortable on arrival. Places like these make quality time with someone special even more amazing. Would 100% go back and definitely recommend.

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LH
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my 2nd visit and it was as good as the first . Food very good . We had the lamb hot pot beautiful. The staff very attentive and pleasent. Can't say enough about it and looking forward to my next visit . Xx

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BC
London
15 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great venue, good food, fairly pricey.

As overcharged on my bill (Bottle of Wine added), I did not notice and paid, however when I phoned the manager was brilliant and dealt with immediately.

New favourite in Manchester.

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DL
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really lovely restaurant , very nice food.
Excellent service.
Wine was a bit pricey though.

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RD
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 4

Arrived looking forward to a nice evening. Bar busy but no issue with service and quality of drinks. All great until food. Young mans service was great however the manager was unable to help when my partners burger came out rare after ordering medium well. Unfortunately the blood was too much for her to ignore. This happens but you don’t expect to be told we would have to wait a 20 minutes for another and no real option to compensate for this such a take mine back also and get a drink whilst both waiting. I guess it was a busy night but the gesture of deducting the meal off the bill didn’t seem great with an evening night out effected. Just seemed a real shame as we had been excited for this venue. We left to have drinks at Manchester house as didn’t feel like staying there into the night. Hopefully very few experiences like this as I am sure it is usually great

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OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was amazing, foods and atmosphere was brill

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OT
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful environment with great service!

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SK
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very welcoming and relaxed, service was amazing and although we turned up late a table was available upon request. Price for food was reasonable and not expensive. The atmosphere was energetic and view was amazing.

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DB
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience, gorgeous food and wonderful service, highly recommended

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OT
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Wonderful service. Beautiful views. A very special date.

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g
Manchester
17 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location with stunning views across the city. Wine was more than we would normally pay, but quality worth it. Excellent food (apart from grit in spinach!) and will definitely be back.

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DB
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

I found the food disappointing and lacking flavour. Noisy. Ok overall. Expensive.

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CH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent from start to finish

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AB
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants I have ever been to. The service was outstanding. Natalie (waitress) who took care of us and the other customers, she was working tiredlessly and should be rewarded with a raise. The food was excellent and the desserts were heavenly. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to my friends and family. The view from the building is to die for. Beautiful!

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NH
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

We went for a anniversary meal at 20 stories and what can i say it was on thw whole a very good experience the waiter who served us was polite, professional and courteous. The food was amazing we went for the steak and sides and they were cooked to perfection. This isn't the cheapest place to wine & dine but experience was very good. only complaint i would have is that they add a service charge automatically to a party of 2 (12.5%) which is reasonable but if you want to tip differently (10 - 15%) it woudl feel awkward to ask them to move this so that you can add your open preferred amount. i would eat here again and would reconmend 20 stories for drinks and/or food.

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W
Manchester
6 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very comfortable seating with good views from many tables. First went here when the grill and restaurant had separate menus. These have now been merged which improves the offering in both areas. Cooking is very competent and dishes are composed of flavours and textures which lift the menu well above the chain level although you can have a burger for mains: I tried it first visit and found it too greasy for my taste. Four of us dined after the consolidation of the menu and none were disappointed. The dishes and service were all more polished since our first visit. Already a great addition to the neighbourhood and still improving. It's the place to take friends who are visiting the city and will appreciate the views. Go early to enjoy a drink from the bar and a wander round the terrace.

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D
London
16 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a special place. The restaurant design, food, service are all excellent. The veggie option was on the small side, but the chips filled me up...
The outside bar is almost a victim of its own success and rather busy and blingy, though the drinkers were in great spirits and happily accommodated those who wanted to wander about and explore the view.

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F
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Service charge was disgusting. I was very shocked!!

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ML
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was exceptional, staff paid attention and gave good suggestions.

We enjoyed our evening.

The only thing is the menu, it can do with more choices for all courses, apart from the dessert menu which sounded gorgeous even though we were too full.

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