20 Stories Restaurant

4.4
226 reviews
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British
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  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
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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Lunch: 2 Courses £18.50, 3 courses £23.50

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 1 May 2019

Ends: 29 October 2019

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-14:30

Early Bird Menu: 3 course set menu & glass of wine £23.50

From a set menu. With the option of 2 courses for £18.50

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 1 May 2019

Ends: 29 October 2019

Availability: Mon-Thu 17:30-18:30

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London
26 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing view, ambience, food and drinks. Can highly recommend it. We had a graduation celebration here and got perfectly spoiled with graduation cocktails and a little congratulations dessert.

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Manchester
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pleasant surroundings, quality of food was good. Only concern was the table placement where we were sat in a walk route for customers and food so was a little busy. If sat in a different area, then the experience would have been excellent.

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h
London
161 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Will never put top note as perfection nearly doesn't exist but this destination restaurant really edging to it

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Manchester
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and ambiance😎

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Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

20stories is a great place to dine the food is delicious... and the amazing Manchester tart cocktail is the best drink in Manchester.
The staff are fun very welcoming and are lovely and helpful even if it means taking hundreds of pics of you stood at the famous window overlooking Manchester.
Perfect atmosphere and the bands/singers they have performing just make the evening even more enjoyable...
thanks 20stories you made our day/night... :-)

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GM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining experience as usual at 20 stories celebrating my mother's 50th birthday. The staff are attentive and polite and the food is delicious.

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Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Poor service. No commitment to pleasing the customer at all. Slow and does not reflect the prices they are charging!

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GB
London
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

The food is just not good enough. Great views and a nice bar but it seems to be at the expense of the quality of food.

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SA
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall excellent but let down by communal washing facilities as the ladies were not impressed doing their makeup stood next to men

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DP
N. Ireland
12 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First trip to Manchester and 20 Stories came highly recommended. Sunday Lunch Menu a popular choice, judging by the numbers and range of ages attending, and rightly so. Efficient, friendly and helpful staff who did not make any request seem too much. Good range of options and generous portions. Wines available for all palates and budgets with broader range on the upper end. Comfortable seating and views through spotless windows an added bonus and would definitely recommend for a special occasion. Made to feel welcome and custom appreciated - nice personal touch from serving staff (a rare feature in some busy big city establishments). Maybe we were just lucky but I doubt it.

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Manchester
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely staff!! Couldn’t do enough

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Manchester
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely brilliant place waiters took time to discuss the menu. The wine waiter recommended a wine which was absolutely delicious.

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CG
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service very friendly and prompt. Great views, lovely wines good choice on the menu.

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U
Manchester
8 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great venue for meeting friends for lunch. Stylish and unique. Delicious food. Wine a bit pricey. Would welcome a lunchtime deal which includes a glass of wine. Has become a regular go-to choice for me.

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Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Everything was lovely, but not outstanding. Unfortunately we found fluff in the wine glasses, then when they switched out the glass they brought less wine! We ordered a 175ml glass and they brought 125ml pour. The food was lovely, and the ambiance of the room was great. The service was lacking, we had to flag down a waiter on several occasion to assist us, to refill our water, take payment. It was exhausting having to flag staff down, instead of being seamlessly serviced.

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Manchester
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service, food and experience on a whole was outstanding. It far surpassed my expectations and I will definitely be dining here again in the near future. Our waiter, Mirko, gave exceptional service and provided us with everything we needed as well as suggestions on food and drink.

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c
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really busy place, the food and drinks are really good each time we've been.

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F
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great advice on wine and worth trying something different. Must be best view from a restaurant in Manchester. I'll be back!

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LD
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 1

It was Sunday afternoons d their was a singer playing in the bar. All good. BUT the ridiculous sound level of the music being played on the speakers into the main restaurant meant we couldn’t hear either the staff or each other throughout the entire meal. it absolutely ruined our meal and our experience. Every time the music stopped everybody sighed with relief. It was impossible to speak to each other and hurt our ears . So much for. Relaxing Sunday lunch vibe. We couldn’t wait to get out of there.

It’s such a shame.. our previous visit was fantastic. The staff are always absolutely brilliant.

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Manchester
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner

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Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great location and surroundings made for a special evening with friends and family, food was very tasty although some of the portion sizes were a little disappointing .
Staff were very friendly and I will certainly be returning

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1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal, however the vegetarian options were woefully limited. Fish pie was beautiful and excellent value when compared to the vegetable ratatouille Staff were excellent. Thank you

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J
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Great views , friendly staff and a nice meal .
The early bird menu had something for everyone and we were served promptly so we were able to leave in good time for our show at the opera house
Only complaint was far too much salt in the liver main course ... my friend had the same thing so it wasn’t just me who thought that , she said exactly the same thing
Desserts were fabulous
Nice experience and atmosphere

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K
7 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

This was our first visit here and after arriving early for our reservation we went to the bar to get a drink. My Mum had a gin & tonic & I had a glass of white wine (I asked for a Chardonnay, however I’m pretty sure it was more like a Sauvignon Blanc, but couldn’t be bothered to query it) I was shocked when I was charged almost £26 for the 2 drinks! Unfortunately after not getting off to the best start, we then waited 1/2 an hour for someone to come & take our order after we were seated & given the menus. In the end I had to actually go and ask someone to attend to us. Of course, we were expecting things to go further downhill, however it ended up being some of the nicest food we have had in a long time and my steak was excellent! I had the port & Stilton sauce with it, which was also very good. My Mum had the lemon sole & it was a really good size & she said it was delicious. Once we had ordered our food, the service then was excellent and the waiter we had was great, together with the sommelier who was lovely.
After a shaky start, it ended up being a very good dining experience & I will definitely be back!

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SM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Food was so overpriced, pales in comparison in quality to Plateau in Canary Wharf (same group). Service great, but food honestly not great - certainly not worth the money. Very few veggie options on the main menu too. Too much like pub food at a luxury price.

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DC
London
5 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Great setting and good atmosphere. Unfortunately food was very disappointing, they’d run out of half the menu. First thing the waiter said to us was his tired he was and been flat out since 12pm. Ordered then were told they’d run out of

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JU
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

This is our 3rd time to eat at 20 Stories and the food and service has been consistently good. Sunday was a special occasion as we had family visiting from the south. All 5 of us had great food/wine and lovely cocktails. The atmosphere was buzzing as it was Bank holiday and very busy which we loved. A great time was had by all and 20 Stories is obviously the place to be and be seen. Highly recommended.

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Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Energetic bar atmosphere, relaxing restaurant ambience; with pleasurable, filling food and polite staff.

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c
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Awful, absolutely disgusting we had to wait around 30 minutes for a drink we order 3 courses there were 4 of us and none of us got to eat as the food
Come out unacceptable and I have eaten at a lot
Of high end restaurants and this service was poor ! Waiter told us we haven’t tried the food but it looked appalling the started got send back Cesar salad was drenched in sauce we been there 3 hours and we couldn’t even wait any longer for desert ! Service was slow food wasn’t even weather spoon standard ! Overall awful

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c
Manchester
14 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Fabulous location. Great views of Manchester. The place to see and be seen. Great ambience and atmosphere. Great service with friendly and well informed waiters and sommelier. The food however does not live up to the hype; it was OK without being impressive

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X
London
40 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lobster was fantastic, staff attentive, with best view in Manchester

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l
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Great views and the the food is ok but the noise and having constant reminders when still eating that we have to leave the table soon as you only get so long to eat,

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DB
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

First time to visit the restaurant - very impressed with the setting - views outstanding - staff fun and helpful food lovely but quiet expensive but worth it foe the experience will definitely visit again

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NP
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely meal here with the family before going to a show at the Opera House. Our waiter I think was called Giovani? (Sorry it’s been a while since we dined) was so attentive and remembered us from the last time we went! There was never an empty glass. The food was, as always, amazing I can’t fault the place for anything! Looking forward to coming back on Fathers Day!

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SG
London
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my husbands 50th Birthday and what a wonderful place to celebrate it in!
We had a wonderful seat in the window.
The waiter Pedro was just wonderful he helped us choose our meal. Special mention to him for looking after us. The food was outstanding it’s the best steak we’ve ever had and the desserts were amazing!
We will definitely be back.

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CS
London
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Beautiful restaurant, great food and ambience let down by the service.

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AB
Shropshire
3 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great location and the views of Manchester are brilliant. Food is excellent, but is not inexpensive, that said, you get what you pay for and I couldn't fault it.

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ML
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

The whole evening was ruined by the shocking service, the food is lovely but the waiter let it all down. We will not be returning.

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Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Great atmosphere

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Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to 20 stories with my friend Fri 26th April booked 17.45. Really enjoyed the good, service and atmosphere.

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