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20 Stories Restaurant

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351 reviews
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£41 and over
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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 inside the restaurant. For parties of two households, we can offer outside dining only. Where parties consist of more than two households, we can only offer outside dining from our bar snacks menu for a maximum party size of 6 people.

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 and dinner with live music, 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.

Support 20 Stories Restaurant during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Offers

Eat Out to Help Out

Aug 3-31, 2020·Mon-Wed 12:00-14:45 17:30-21:00

We’re beyond excited to be taking part in the Eat Out to Help Out government scheme throughout August.

Staycations just got a whole lot better, as you can enjoy 50% off (up to the value of £10) every time you dine, Monday – Wednesday.

What 351 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.4
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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HadleyM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

All Instagram, not a lot of substance.

Don't get me wrong, the setting is beautiful. However, for the money we paid it was overrated. The scallops were gritty, and the chocolate fondant pudding was basic. The saving grace is the service, it was brilliant. Mixed review from me.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service - the staff are outstanding, so helpful and polite. The food is fantastic and the location is unmatched. Floor to ceiling windows and a full view of the city from above. Cannot give enough praise to 20 stories.

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Kathw
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt in safe hands from start to finish. Thank you.

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MichelleB
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Fantastic restaurant with great ambience! We had the steak and it was outstanding, we’ll definitely be back!

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AmyH
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Stunning decor and amazing views from the roof top bar highly recommended for an occasion. It was a shame the restaurant was packed out as it became very noisy and although we had a table booked in advance we had to wait 45 minutes before being seated, the food however was to a high standard.

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Shumena
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every single Staff were super nice and helpful. Definitely would recommend as the food , settings and staff were perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

View was fantastic.......
Communication was non-existent leading up to the meal, despite various emails stating that it was a Birthday occasion.
Service was very hit-and-miss throughout, and the food was really just OK.
Go for a drink and take in the view.
Visit Hawksmoor if you want to experience great service and taste exceptional food!!!!!

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GeorgeK
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best time here. Food is amazing and service was stellar

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AbigailH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful views, amazing food and even better drinks. Waiters will tend to your every need and they are so friendly. I would definitely go again

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Amie
London
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely experience!
Even with the whole COVID situation It was still a lovely and welcoming experience. The staff were all superb, food was spot on and I would definitely return. Thank you 😊

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Liam
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Food average, certainly not up to the standard of a 'high end' restaurant. Service slow and poor. Nice ambience and views make up somewhat. Worth visiting once, not again.

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BlessynM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Food lacked taste compared to the pricing Of the items

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vipExtraValue
London
14 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

My friends fish was dry. My dish of salmon does not say bacon is included. No mention of allergies or food requirements was asked although I should of said I don't eat pig products. Very average food. Nothing special.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service as always. Thanks!

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ClaireM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and excellent social distancing. Evidently caring for us as customers as opposed to filling the restaurant just for profit. Very impressed.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

20 Stories is a lovely place for lunch or dinner with fantastic views of the City.
Very nice food with excellent service, would certainly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Extremely poor food. Cold starters and overcooked steak.

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rhiannonl
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Due to covid they had a restricted menu, which we knew about, but it was VERY restricted - just 4 dishes for each course to choose from.
The staff were lovely and everything was done nicely and safely, but the food was very poor. I had fish of the day which was drowning in butter. The chef kindly made by friend a gluten free veggie dish, but it was just a couple of mushrooms and tomatoes.
The food is below average and really over priced.

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Kimberley
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Food was good (except for the chips that where undercooked). But with a limited menu you would expect good food.

Service was very slow. We waited 20 mins for a jug of water, further 15 for a gin & tonic and a pint of lager then had to ask for the bill 3 times and since it's a case you have more staff and less tables this is totally unacceptable.

The fact the hand sanitizer smelt of tequila was just laughed off also but a damper on the night.

I was really looking forward to this night. It's a shame the night was so mediocre

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PeterB
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous view across the city, stylish decor and of course superbe food. Excellent service and knowledgeable sommelier. It's expensive, but worth it!

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great view even better staff!!

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vipMali
London
7 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Very impressed with the view and the overall ambiance of the restaurant. The food was 7 out of 10 if I compare it to similar priced restaurants.

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RoyC
London
6 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

service was very slow which sadly spoilt what would have been a very good evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Food is not that good compared to how expensive it is. View is amazing and the restaurant itself looks really good, however the food choice was very limited (about 3 options for main course).

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OpenTable Diner
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

We had a table booked for 20:15 and when we arrived the front of house told us to get a drink at the bar as our table wasn’t ready. There was no apology and no excepted time for the wait or that they would come and get us when it was ready. They didn’t seem very apologetic. We eventually got to the front of the bar which was extremely busy and went to wait back by the reception where we waited until 20:45 to be seated. When we were seated we were offered a drink and asked to order food but told the waiter only took the drink orders. We waited until 21:15 before I went back to reception to complain about the fact nobody approached us to take our order and our booking was an hour ago. I asked to speak to the manager and was told they would go and get them but I was faced with 3 different people who said they would take my order it didn’t appear that a manager was on shift on a Saturday night. When I sat down they came and took our order, I was told I could not have sirloin they had none left and also had to check they had ribeye so in the end I chose that. Another disappointment. We were offered complimentary bread and olives while we waited.... 22:00 before our food came. With two of us having ribeye we both had to ask for 3 knives as they were not serrated knives and both went through 3 knives because we received a blunt knives each time. My friends ribeye was lovely but unfortunately mine was mostly fat and I fought with my dinner trying to find pieces I could eat. Our one friend had macaroni cheese which was nice and we all had chips. When asked how our dinner was unfortunately it was a negative review and the waitress who presented herself now as the manager proceeded to tell me it was because I had it cooked rare and walked off from the table without excusing herself or explaining where she was going. We had noticed another couple also seated late were complaining. The lady came back an had taken the steak off the bill. DISAPPOINTING.

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JustineT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Lovely food and great service. Food is quite pricey if you are going for. Steam.

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DIngerleydell
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Went for Birthday treat. Service from Lisa was excellent. Also the Rumanian Sommelier who was very knowledgable. Ordered Goosnargh Chicken for two persons which was delicious. Overall an excellent experience but at a price.

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MargaretS
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice for an indulgent treat - but a kick in the wallet!

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SteliosK
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice view with lovely food and service. Thoroughly enjoyed the evening.

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Jack
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff could not have been more helpful. Came for Afternoon Tea and when I stated I had a Gluten Allergy the kitchen went to the bother of making GF Scones fresh to come with the GF Sandwiches and cakes. The waitress took time to talk through everything to confirm what was suitable and overall couldn’t have been more attentive.

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RiannaH
Wales
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant would recommend to anyone in Manchester

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Rude & poor service from waiters, ruined a special occasion. Rude waiter forgot to return change therefore sat waiter for 20 minutes & when asked she started laughing

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & service!

Loved it

OT
OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic ambience and everyone was so polite and friendly. Even the security on the way in! Food was great just a tad expensive on the drinks but to be expected. Great views over MCR 👌🏼

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SteveRH
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You are made to feel really welcome from the moment you walk in, we had great table by the window looking across Manchester. The staff were very attentive without being in your face all the time. The food was excellent, we ate from the 3 course lunch menu and the food was superbly presented and great value for money. We will be back!

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WillH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely food abit pricing but worth the cost.
Great stuff very helpful.
Big range of drinks.

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M88ssd
Liverpool
3 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, lovely food, stunning views, perfect evening.

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BW73
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Been many times over the years. Great place for cocktails but overpricing themselves on food lately and quality has declined

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Bigeyes
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Arrived at 9:10, we’re eventually sat down after 35 minutes under a different name
As our table and my name was used for some random chap infront of us

Food and service at the table was excellent

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BenS
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was incredible and the view we had from our table was spectacular.

The only thing that I’d say is that the service definitely needs work. When I’m spending that much eating out I do expect better service than what I received.

Getting drinks was a bit of a task and when I finally got the waiters attention (not our personal waiter, another waiter) he got the order wrong and only bought one drink out?

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20 Stories Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 351 OpenTable diners.

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