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20 Stories Restaurant

4.2
4.2
437 Reviews
£41 and over
British

The 20 Stories restaurant is an iconic venue 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.

Please note, all reservations are to dine in our Restaurant from the A La Carte Menu. We do not take reservations for drinks, this works on a walk in basis so please join us at your leisure.

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  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00–00:00

  • Phone number

    0161 204 3333

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    20 Stories is the height of glamorous entertaining, featuring a private room with cityscape views that can seat up to 16 guests* for lunch and dinner.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator : 0161 204 3333

  • Area

    Manchester

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Menu

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What 437 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Notable Wine List

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Pre/post theatre

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Romance

  • Manchester

    Notable Wine List

  • Manchester

    Pre/post theatre

  • Manchester

    Romance

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Amsterdam

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great meal.. always amazing

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience4

    Service slow, table late and food was bang average

  3. M

    Mahds

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A real event restaurant, with fantastic views over the city of Manchester. A very buzzy atmosphere, with everyone dressed to the nines and there to be seen looking at their best. Often, this type of restaurant can be all form and no substance, but the food and service at 20 Stories was excellent and lived up to the atmosphere and location. Not cheap, but recommended for a special occasion.

  4. W

    Wildc66

    London

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good food great view of the city staff very friendly

  5. WB

    WendyB

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Atmosphere and surroundings great but we felt it was very overpriced. I know it's not just the food you're paying for but rates, wages, location etc but still....£22 for 3 prawns a bit steep imo.

  6. UM

    UgoM

    Essex

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    I would avoid going there during weekends if you want to enjoy the atmosphere. The staff was pushing and rushing you to finish your dinner

  7. EK

    EmmaK

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great views over the city, outstanding food and service, particular thanks to Alfredo, his enthusiasm with the wine was outstanding and it was a pleasure to be served by him.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 January 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    It was amazing!! The food was unreal, the service there is great and the view is to die for,it’s the perfect place for nice pictures too !

  9. S

    Shaun

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always great friendly service and a fantastic meal. Lovely views from the top floor. We stayed in after a late lunch and drank in the bar which was a great atmosphere. Staff very attentive and friendly. Ratio of staff to diners is high too.

  10. L

    Laura

    Manchester

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2021

    overall2food1service4ambience4

    Disappointed- The vegetarian/ vegan option was a plate of carrots and for a substantial price! I’ve been here before and had a brilliant meal so I’m shocked at how little options were available and the standard of food! However staff were friendly and attentive. But wouldn’t recommend for anyone with dietary requirements.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 December 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience5

    Nice restaurant, good service, food really average for the price

  12. W

    Willer

    London

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Excellent venue with great staff and a good menu, an evening to remember.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 December 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    The venue, service, and ambience were faultless. Unfortunately, the food, whilst excellent, really wasn’t worth the money: it lack the “wow factor” expected. We still had a great night though.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nottingham

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    We were told that it was “against policy” to order 2 starters instead of a main , however their was very little choice on the mains dishes and we were not made aware of this rule prior to dining here; we were met with resistance by the serving staff about this issue. Waiters were extremely pushy attempting to get us to keep ordering more and insisting a “side salad was included in the main meal” yet we were charged extra for this- a rocket salad which was extremely overpriced. The food, for the price is extremely substandard. I believe there are places in Manchester that have much better food for the same value or less. Sorry to say. The view and cocktails were amazing but I’m sorry to say I will not be dining her again.

  15. L

    Leilani

    Manchester

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 December 2021

    overall2food1service1ambience3

    Waited more than an hour for our food after we ordered. The food was cold when it arrived. Sides we ordered were missing. I'm not sure if there was a staffing issue on the day we went which led to the terrible service... The food was nice...would recommend the duck 😋 Staff was polite and friendly. Only downside was the long wait for our food

  16. S

    Sharon

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 13 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect in every way

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience5

    Venue very impressive and this is the draw of the restaurant. Friday night seemed to be a party night with DJ and quite loud music. Lovely terrace and views of the city. Decor very impressive. Staff very friendly and attentive but I think the kitchens may have been struggling as long waits for mains and desserts. Food was good but for the overall price of the meals I was hoping for something a little more memorable. The signature dessert was underwhelming.

  18. D

    Dotty67

    Manchester

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2021

    overall4food3service3ambience4

    Christmas get together

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely thanks guys

  20. JW

    JonathanW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 December 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Overall the experience was great. The hospitality was incredible, the staff were great! Although we were disappointed not to get a seat by the window as we requested the views were amazing and decor was beautiful! Very very impressive! Our main course (the duck) was spectacular! Couldn’t fault it at all, just wish there was more of it. Wasn’t too keen on the dessert, the fondant was deflated when it arrived and didn’t really meet our expectations. Very grateful to the team so surprising us with a treat for our anniversary! Overall I’d highly recommend the place! We really enjoyed it! Will definitely be returning!

  21. C

    Carroll

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Never disappointed excellent food great customer service. amazing views Simple the best for me

  22. JH

    JonnyH

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 26 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Great food, even though we had a long wait. Mirco, our waiter, was excellent!

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 November 2021

    overall1food1service4ambience4

    My main dish which was the cod was raw on the inside. Unfortunately I was sick the next days as a result. Completely disappointed.

  24. C

    Carroll

    Cheshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great customer service amazing knowledgeable of wine and food menu Perfect evening fantastic views

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really good staff really nice food excellent really nice evening

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always lovely food and lovely views

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We attended for an anniversary meal and the service and the food was exceptional. We would like to make special mention to Alex who made our experience very special providing excellent service and being very personable throughout. Would highly recommend.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 October 2021

    overall3food5service3ambience4

    The food was amazing but extremely expensive. Long wait for drink orders to the table. Air conditioning was freezing and even when asked to turn down, still very cold.

  29. n

    nicks

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 October 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    My second mediocre D&D experience in a row. Service was fine but if you're paying that amount you'd expect the sommelier to have clean trousers. Goats cheese gratin was OK, but lunch at >£80 for two with no wine? Nah. Best find an independent place to eat and just have a drink up here for the view.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 October 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience4

    With 2 of us Being vegan there was one vegetarian option which I chose and was very poor value for money. My son didn’t like butternut squash so he had to choose 2 side dishes. Took over an hour to recieve our food too. Wouldn’t return and the menu needs to cater for vegetarians. I wish I would of taken a photo of the slice of butternut squash for £24. Very poor value for money!

  31. WM

    WMDHale

    London

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 24 October 2021

    overall1food2service1ambience4

    What a huge disappointment. This was my worst experience at 20 Stories. Service poor. Food poor. We had Sunday lunch. The plates were cold, therefore the food was lukewarm, the pork was so tough I gave up trying to cut it. The waiter asked what was the problem so I explained. He apologised and said he tell the manager - that was the last we heard about it until it was on the bill. The drinks and menus were slow to arrive. Overall - disappointed

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing, great food, service was great, lovely views.

  33. P

    Popey

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 2 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really lovely staff made us feel really welcome. Great food, view and ambience, would definitely recommend

  34. S

    Sunday

    Key West

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 September 2021

    overall2food2service4ambience3

    2nd poor experience here. Service was good and the venue is impressive. Limited food menu and then tried to charge £20 when I didn’t order a main course. I had been drinking cocktails in the bar for over an hour before. When the food arrived it was bad. Dessert was tasteless. Bread was hard. Had been before and the food wasn’t great either. Won’t be dining again. Drinks, venue and service are the positives.

  35. M

    Mabs

    Manchester

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 17 September 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience4

    They gave table away was 17 mins late called before to let them know

  36. DH

    DavidH

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Attentive, relaxed and fantastic views. Great food and wine 😋😋👏🏻

  37. AA

    AlastairAndDiane

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    great experience as always here

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wedding anniversary

  39. m

    matthew

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent hosts and amazing food. A must visit restaurant.

  40. S

    Stace

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

FAQs

20 Stories Restaurant is rated 4.2 stars by 437 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.

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Booked 2 times today
Google Map for 20 Stories Restaurant

No.1 Spinningfields Byrom Street Manchester, M3 3EB

  • Area

    Manchester

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00–00:00

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wine

  • Phone number

    0161 204 3333

  • Private party facilities

    20 Stories is the height of glamorous entertaining, featuring a private room with cityscape views that can seat up to 16 guests* for lunch and dinner.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator : 0161 204 3333

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