20 Stories Restaurant

4.4
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283 reviews
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£41 and over
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British
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.
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.4
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4.5
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3.9
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OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience3

The customer service was very poor today

PO
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food amazing just like the service only problem was and you had a few tables complain and leave is that the coldness from the door being open wasn't pleasant but overall loved it and will be bsck again.

OT
Manchester
7 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, and friendly staff.
Would visit again but maybe just for drinks as food was expensive and very rich.

NO
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top night aleats

EE
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, just the right level of service and speed. Great atmosphere and music. Food was fantastic, if a little pricey but worth it for a treat! Great menu choice. Waiters were very knowledgable about the food and wine.

BE
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall2food5service3ambience1

Meet & Greet staff could benefit from Training to bring them up to Standard of excellent Restaurant Staff.

On arrival the layout of Bar full of people in outdoor clothes does not sit well with prior instructions at time of booking to dress smart. Smart Diners could be welcomed by experienced meet & greet staff followed by a lounge area to have cocktails.
The excellent first class food was served an hour after we arrived with no time for desserts.

AM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

All the meat and fish dishes were overcooked.
The site is nice though

OT
Manchester
11 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Best tasting scallops. A must have. The dessert was brilliant too.

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great good, service and experience. Far far far too many people at the bar area intruding in the restaurant

SC
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

It was a good night out with my better half. Would recommend friends

ER
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went for birthday drinks with my girls. Beautiful venue and attentive staff. Wow factor cocktails and views. Food ok. But definitely revisiting

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, amazing food. Stelios assisted with the cigars and Natalie was embodiment of exceptional client care.

Thank you again guys

GC
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went as a family and thought the whole experience was amazing can’t wait to return

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Fine dining it was not. Food was subpar compared to similar venues in London. Very flashy- not our scene but can appreciate it is for others.

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The food are too salty

J
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

If you are going for a meal choose something you know you will like. If you are going for the drinks then for its price- it's just about worth it. The live music was a great help.

JM
London
5 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and atmosphere! Very friendly and helpful staff. Lovely personalised touch as we were celebrating a birthday

L
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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 27 September 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

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 26 September 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They moved us

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent,will certainly be going back

s
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience4

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 13 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 8 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal and great service!

OT
Manchester
7 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 27 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

LG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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 25 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 18 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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 18 August 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

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 17 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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