20 Stories Restaurant

4.5
169 reviews
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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.

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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MJ
London
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

First time here and I really liked it. Place is beautiful, view from terrace great. It’s good to know that you can pop in there without reservation for drink with friends
2 small remarks, one regarding bar service, a bit slow and don’t acknowledge customers, second is price of food. Taste good but prices a bit high.
No matter what I will be back next weekend

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OT
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

It was pleasant. And expensive.

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HS
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Unfortunately the main course of the fish pie was inedible as was far too salty even though this was deducted from our bill the experience was not good

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Manchester
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere great food will definitely be going again

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Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I booked a table at 20 Stories for a ‘date night’ with the girlfriend and it was well worth it. Great food and atmosphere with an incredible view over the city. Andre was our waiter for the evening and he made the experience even more enjoyable. We will be back.

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Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place

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LB
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Really lovely surroundings, the food was exceptional and our waiter was very attentive. Only slight issues were where we were seated were the only two tables that were less plush than the rest - I felt a bit like the poor relations and at 100 quid for a meal for 2 (minus drinks) I expected better 🤨 Also, granted it was a friday evening, but we were waiting ten minutes at the inside bar and it wasn't THAT busy - we were no closer to being served, so went outside to the terrace bar where we wete served much more quickly. I'd definitely go again, but I'd probably call up to ensure we got a decent table first 👌🏽

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f
Manchester
10 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From start to finish it was outstanding. Great service from the waiter called Giovanni. Really enjoyed our first experience there and it won’t be our last

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London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Perfect setting for a special occasion. We ordered from the modestly priced section of the menu, two fish pie and two shepherds pie with greens and scrumptious chips. Overall a fantastic experience.

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M
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you have the chance, definitely go here! Expensive
But worth it

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Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night!! Definitely recommend a visit!

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CB
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The food is very good, and the wine list is excellent with some good values to be found in the extensive list. The ambience and atmosphere is excellent.

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Manchester
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, very helpful staff and great feeling to the place

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Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited for a friends birthday. Waiter who looked after us gave an exceptional service, we couldn’t have been more impressed. Thank you.

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DB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An excellent Lunch. The Sommelier was very helpful.

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DG
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

The service was generally good Apart from the failure to respond to my criticism of my main course. The food however - confit duck as a main course was very dry and unenjoyable. This is one of my favourite dishes therefore it disappointing to have such a poor attempt. I informed the waiter regarding the dish but he responded rather indifferently to say the least. My girlfriends starter of chicken liver was good but her burger main course was mediocre. A good wine selection.

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London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fabulous restaurant/venue for a special occasion. Beautiful views and surroundings/decor. Food was lovely. We had a brilliant visit, staff professional and helpful. Would recommend.

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AF
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Andrei was awesome made are night very special the scallops were absolutely awesome and the lamb chops were coooked to prefection and andrei topped the night with the cake display he’s a real credit to 20 stories

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Manchester
6 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

still one of my favourite places in Manchester. Absolutely loved the little winter set up on the rooftop , perfect place for a date. The food and service was fab as usual , the staff are really friendly and go above and beyond to make sure everything is just right.

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RB
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing night out. Our server Giuseppe was excellent. Great food and wine, whilst the snow fell around the building. Highly recommended!

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DC
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my husband as a surprise for his birthday, we have been for drinks here loads as the terrace is stunning however never for food.
I was amazed by the service and knowledge of the staff and it was such a lovely ambiance and not over crowded at all.
I had both the Manchester Tart for desert accompanied with the Manchester Tart cocktail - heaven!!! the biscuit was not easily broken however we powered through and i cant believe as a 35 year old Mancunian i have never had a Manchester tart before... i doubt i will ever have one that tastes as good.
We will be back, thank you

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Manchester
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

Lovely restaurant great ambiance
Cod cheeks and chips came on a board which made it difficult to eat. No server came to check on our meal which was a shame as my peas were cold. I did feed back and they game us dessert on the house which was a nice thought. My friend had the vegan menu which was fantastic I wish I had gone for that. I would go back but not for food

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AR
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Far too expensive. At the sort of prices that you are being asked to pay, the meals should be offered with at least 2 sides of your choice. The fact that you have to pay extra for every side dish feels very ‘money grabbing’.

I had rack of lamb and the fat was not rendered down enough.....that spoiled the dish.

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Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The service didn’t warrant the service charge. Drinks were slow, we had to ask for the table to be cleared after waiting 30mins.

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JM
London
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for my daughter’s 21st birthday celebration. The food was amazing with very attentive service from the waiters assigned to us. We all really enjoyed the experience.

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KB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First meal out of the year a few friends have mentioned how good this place was and i was not disappointed and most importantly the missus was HAPPY loved it.

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MC
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere (we dined on a Saturday night). The food was delicious and the service great, but what set it apart was the spectacular roof terrace and the panoramic view of Manchester

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TJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was exceptional in this restaurant, never waited for our wine to be topped up. Attentive but not to invasive. Food excellent and atmosphere was perfect for our Saturday evening dinner reservation.
I can't fault anything, superb restaurant!

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JC
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

More style than substance
Mainly geared towards 20 and 30 somethings , who want to be seen and hang around the bar area
Better places to eat in Manchester , overpriced especially the booze !
Won’t recommend or return

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PM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was absolutely spot on, from the starters to the sides on the mains. Couldn’t fault it if I tried, rarely write reviews but thought it deserved one. Service was very attentive, topping up glasses without prompting etc. Was a last minute decision to come here after wanting to for some time, probably couldn’t have picked a better place! Will be back to try the bar/terrace in the summer (just stayed in the restaurant). Thanks for a good night!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The reception from the hostess was not the most friendly, where despite asking to be seated at a table close to the window, she decided to sit us at a table for four pretty afar. Our waiter helped us getting relocated into our desired table. Apart from that, our experience was superb.

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Surrey
5 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was outstanding!

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Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had great Brunch and the cocktails were fantastic! A gorgeous afternoon in perfect surroundings. We’ll definitely be back for lunch and dinner!!

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n
Manchester
13 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Out with special friends

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S
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Really enjoyed the food, service could have been better. Had to wait a while for a drinks menu, and for drinks to arrive.

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AA
London
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

After all the hype of the food was disappointing cold plates my steak came out cold , great bar and terrace but food very mediocre .

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A
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant, great food, attentive staff and amazing view. Loved it

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Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great! The service was amazing! Great view of the city

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KC
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food. Building is amazing. Views are fabulous. Give it a try.

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London
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

The manager had really bad attitude which was disrespectful. The waiters are all really friendly and the view was amazing.

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