20 Stories Restaurant

4.4
398 reviews
£41 and over
British
In line with government advice, we are operating a COVID-19 secure management system* in our restaurant and details of the controls we have in place can be found on our website.

By accepting your booking, we trust that you are following the guidelines. The current advice allows us to seat members of one household together both indoors and outdoors.

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.

The rooftop terrace has 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.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Offers

Breakfast at 20 Stories

Dec 3-30, 2020·Daily 10:30-12:00

Enjoy breakfast from 10:30am – 12:00pm in our restaurant and rooftop terrace overlooking the city.

With a selection of hot and cold dishes to enjoy, as well as our smoothies and breakfast cocktails, be sure to start your day as you mean to go on.

Afternoon Tea

Oct 18, 2020-Apr 15, 2021·Mon-Thu 14:00-16:30

Enjoy the highest tea in Manchester as we present to you our Traditional Afternoon Tea Monday - Thursday 2.00pm - 4.30pm.

What 398 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.4
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4.6
ambience
3.9
value
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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matthew
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent hosts and amazing food. A must visit restaurant.

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Stace
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service as always, can’t wait to come back x

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EveW
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it, fab place & food & staff - highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

My parents celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary and had the best time. I let the staff know it was their anniversary and they brought out a lovely desert for them which was a nice touch!

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Tenish
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service, stunning views beautiful cocktails and delicious food. The experience was so lovely. It was my birthday and the waiter and waitress made it special. Highly recommended for date night

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IanP
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Tried @20Stories on a bit of a whim following a referral from a friend for a 'special date' ... how impressed was I?! Can't knock this place; food tremendous, environment exceptional ... would definitely recommend and return again!

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time..thank you

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stuarth
London
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The food wasn't seasoned as it should be. The potatoesand carrots had nothing on them, no butter, no salt, nothing. Also don't think they seasoned any of the beef.

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vipderekd
London
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience5

Food was very poor

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RachelF
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Setting is beautiful and I think that’s really what you pay for. A meal for myself and my friend was £160.

The lady manning the toilets was extremely rude and quite threatening. We were celebrating my friends birthday so we were taking some photos. If this was against the new rules then that’s all that was needed and we would have stopped. The lady was shouting and snatched the phone from my hand.

On that basis I wouldn’t return or recommend. It was a beautiful setting though.

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sadeg
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was very attentive and made sure we were happy with our foods and drinks.

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TundeT
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

food is really good as expected as well as the service ..........

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Kevin
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Nice experience but probably wouldn’t return. Food was good but no better than other more moderately priced restaurants in the area. With regards to the place itself, more of a Instagram hangout for late teens/ early 20s than a dining experience. Door staff quite abrupt despite us having a reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Loved it and would recommend over the shard even, good food good service and a nice view :)

TB
vipT6BYR
Manchester
14 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Not been back to 20Stories for a while as the last 2 visits were poor. Food was great and the service and staff were excellent. Sunday dinner is highly recommended. Great afternoon.

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wendyc
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food service and atmosphere-would definitley revisit.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Service terrible, food average. Manager couldn’t even be bothered to come and apologise for the errors made.

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Paul
London
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really classy venue.
Everything from entry, atmosphere, service, food and drink, was really good.
Had a fillet steak which was a bit pricey but well worth it!

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MAtt
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food & Service both excellent. Would highly recomend.

SM
SarahM
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish the experience was Covid safe, reassuring and fabulous food
The staff couldn’t do enough for us
The phone call to check we were attending was super polite and friendly
Only negative was the bathroom area was a bit busy and needs a bit more organising social distancing but we really can’t wait to come back
Best Sunday dinner in Manchester
Our first visit since lockdown
Would give it more stars if I could

PC
PaulC
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my partner really enjoyed it. Had food and drinks was lovely relaxed

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were great as usual and members of staff were attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. We’ll definitely be coming back again.

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LanaW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice food, Family friendly, Friendly staff, helpful and a lovely environment

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Annie
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exquisite and the children’s food brilliant too

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Melf
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a superb meal great service great atmosphere will definitely return

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vipMarvity
Hampshire
14 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really good food and the three course lunch with wine for £30 was great value for money. The only negative, which is beyond the restaurants control, was not being to understand what the servers were saying due to the masks they had to wear.

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anthonyw
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Only food let’s the place down,my chop was well tough

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collins
Manchester
10 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

🌟【Sky high dining】20 Stories 3 courses set menu🌟

👍Eat out to help out set menu £20

1️⃣ Tomato & Watermelon Gazpacho (8/10) - what a surprise! ☺️ I didn’t expect to like a “cold soup” but it was sooooo good!
👉Very refreshing and full of favours, something that I would definitely order again in the summer time.

2️⃣ Grilled Salmon Shellfish Risotto, Lobster Cream (8/10) - good as expected
👉soft flaky salmon with crispy skin
👉 strong sauce with a lot of crayfish al dente risotto ❤️

3️⃣ White Chocolate & lime mousse with Passionfruit Sorbet (7/10)
👉rich white chocolate mousse and sharpness of lime and passionfruit sorbet is a nice balance
👉 slightly heavy mousse for this weather

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MichaelV
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Unbelievably poor service and the food is terrible and bland for the kind of money you are paying

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

21st Birthday celebrations, we had a great time

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my partner came for my birthday meal, everything was perfect. The service was great food was beautiful & there was a rooftop DJ outside so the atmosphere was really good to. Perfect choice for our first night out together baby free.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding good, ambience and service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening and a great setting, food and service was exceptional.

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EllenaS
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply stunning 😍, amazing place to get away from it all right in the heart of the city.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience2

They take out £10 off from the bill (eat out help out) after they add the 12.5% standard service charge...

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LouiseT
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service a little slow lovely atmosphere
Food expensive for what it is

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NikkiH
China
2 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great views, great atmosphere. Service a bit slow considering not very busy. Food tastes good

OT
OpenTable Diner
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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Kayt
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

A fabulous place with great views
Temperature taken before entering and staff wearing visors
Staff are lovely
Started with cocktail which didn’t enjoy
Food average and rather expensive but it’s a great place and would go back

LP
LisaP
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked because of the reputation for excellent food and service and we were not disappointed. Stunning views of the city and excellent food and service. Recommend that you book otherwise you’ll find yourself queuing at the door.

FAQs

20 Stories Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 398 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.