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20 Stories Restaurant

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379 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.
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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Offers

Dine Local: 2 courses £18.50 | 3 courses £23.50

Sep 1-30, 2020·Mon-Thu 12:00-14:45 17:30-18:30, Fri 12:00-14:45

Dine at 20 Stories this September to enjoy their lunch and early evening menu. Choose from two courses for £18.50, or three courses for £23.50 overlooking the Manchester skyline

What 379 People Are Saying
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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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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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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.

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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

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Paulc
1 review
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
3 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding good, ambience and service.

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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AnnieS
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

We dined here on Friday evening as a couple and we were excited to dine at 2 stories as previously we had only ever been for drinks. Easy to say we were appalled at the food and the service was mediocre. I had the watermelon salad to start followed by the “special” half lobster in which both were bland and absolutely nothing special about either. I could of made it myself. My partner had chips and steak and again the triple cooked chips were hard in the middle and bland - like they had been taken out of a freezer. He also ordered a bernaise sauce which was inedible and reeked of vinegar.

We tried to rectify the meal by having the creme brûlée - which again, I have had far better at the likes of the ivy next door which is the same price and much larger portion.

After dinner we were completely abandoned by our server, I sat with a empty drink for about 25 minutes and we had to painfully wait for another waiter to pay our £153 meal for two bill. We aren’t the type to ever complain but this meal really ruined our special evening (again we were never asked if we were celebrating anything) and on reflection I wish I had said something in person. For the price you are paying I would highly recommend elsewhere like the ivy, or tattu. There you won’t be ripped off with poor food and service just for the sake of being sat not looking at the view which is the main selling point of the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall2food5service3ambience4

Rude doorman

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Faisal
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for special occasion!!

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OpenTable Diner
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

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HadleyM
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2020
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
3 reviews
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
3 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
2 reviews
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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20 Stories Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 379 OpenTable diners.

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