Menagerie Restaurant

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398 reviews
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£41 and over
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American
Top tags:
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Special Occasions
  • Fun
A Contemporary American restaurant & bar Indulging guests in a mi casa es su casa ambience with luxury finishes and flavours.

Menagerie is set in the heart of Manchester city centre.

The menu features a US’ interpretation of international dishes, favouring social dining tapas style with beautifully presented dishes.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Asian, South American
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Hours of Operation
Serving Food:

Sunday - Thursday: 12:00 - 22:00
Friday - Saturday: 12:00 - 23:00

Bar:

Monday - Wednesday: 12:00 - 00:00
Thursday & Sunday: 12:00 - 01:00
Friday - Saturday 12:00 - 02:00
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Phone number
0161 832 3818
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Private Party Facilities
Private dining at mezzanine level for up to 30 guests with privacy drapes or open glass balustrade for guests to view the restaurant and be included in the atmosphere whilst dining. Access to private balcony overlooking the restaurant.
Please Note for all reservations after 5pm on Thursday-Sundays, we do require a £15 non-refundable deposit per person which is redeemable on the evening against your food bill. On the evening of your reservation, a £5 per person entertainment fee will be added to your bill – this is your guaranteed seat with a view of our world class weekend shows.
Please Note - on Bank Holiday Sundays other menu & reservation rules may apply. For further details please contact a member of the team directly.
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Catering
Menagerie at Home
Offering the full Menagerie experience in a venue of your choice.
Full event service available. Options include:

• Bar Hire & staffing
• Full catering & staffing
• Set menus, substantial canapes - bespoke menus available
• Performers & DJ
• Venue dressing
• Design & print
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Cross Street
Stanley Street
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Parking Details
Street parking available by the main entrance and down the side of the building on Bridge Street.
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Public Transit
Situated directly next to Salford Central Train Station. A 15 minute walk from Victoria train station. Bus Stop a 2 minute walk away on Bridge Street.
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Entertainment
Expect the unexpected, every aspect of Menagerie is designed to engage guests with performance at weekend alongside theatrical gastronomy & mixology. Featuring a champagne chandelier where our aerial performer serves drinks to the table (advance reservations only)
Please Note for all reservations after 5pm on Thursday-Sundays, we do require a £15 non-refundable deposit per person which is redeemable on the evening against your food bill. W e provide world class performances for your enjoyment. Our shows include aerial performers, acrobats, dancers, singers, fire breathers, drag artists & many more.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Offers

Express Lunch: £9.95

1 Brunch or Lunch Plate & a Drink. 175ml white/red wine, 125ml prosecco, a bottle of Corona or soft drink of choice.

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 19 June 2018

Ends: 31 July 2018

Availability: Mon-Thu 12:00-15:00

Graduation: 20% off and a complimentary glass of prosecco

Offer is for one complimentary glass of prosecco per guest dining and 20% off your total food bill. Maximum party of 6 guests. Table must be reserved in advance.

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 9 July 2018

Ends: 26 July 2018

Availability: Daily 12:00-22:00

Bottomless brunch £40pp

Enjoy 2 breakfast plates and unlimited listed drinks (available every weekend).

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 15 June 2018

Ends: 31 July 2018

Availability: Sun 12:00-16:00
Sat 12:00-16:00

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Mon - Wed 12:00PM - 10:00PM

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Manchester
2.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

Over priced and below average food. Small portions. Crazy prices for a micro meal. Second time eaten here both times same experience. Go to neighbourhood or impossible instead guys.

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Newcastle
4.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Overall had a good night here the food was very nice cocktails were average had better elsewhere! Enjoyed the shows although the music was a little loud for being a restaurant felt more like a bar! All in all enjoyed my time there good service.

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4.0Dined on 4 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I enjoyed coming to this funky,unique and colourful place for my birthday. The afternoon tea was the best I’ve had so far, with the cool wheel of delicious cakes. And, to top it all off I have to give it to this company for their OUTSTANDING customer service. They all had a smile on their faces and was very welcome throughout my time there. Definitely the best way to start my 18th birthday.

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RO
Manchester
4.0Dined on 2 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I really enjoyed my experience at this restaurant. The place was clean and the decor was so unique. The ambience was lovely. The waitress that served us was very friendly. We ordered mocktails according to our taste, I wanted something sweet, they were able to recommend a sweet mocktail but the waitress also offered to make mine sweeter which I opted for and enjoyed. They were accommodating to our dietary requirements and offered halal chicken that we asked for when making the booking. Mocktails were great, the food was great. The menu was quite pricey but it was worth the whole experience.

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C
4.0Dined on 1 July 2018
Overall 4food 2service 1ambience 4

The welcome was so friendly, absolutely loved the host and the guard who was friendly enough to assist us in a group photo. The Aesthetics were beautiful as per usual, and we loved the performance from the young lady. It wasn’t my first time dining here. However, the tea, wasn't worth £23 for the amount of food we had, absolutely appreciate the manager for showing courtesy - However, the waitress that we had wasn’t customer friendly, she often irritated, fed up, and would walk passed our table
Without showing much concern for our needs, we often had to get other waitresses walking around. The afternoon tea was okay, specifically just the hot sandwiches that were made right there and the cakes. However the cold sandwiches were stale and didn’t have much variety, and I wish there would have been more sandwiches than there was cakes.

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London
3.0Dined on 28 June 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Booked Afternoon Tea for a special birthday; followed the requirement of putting this request in special instructions as they need 24 hours notice, it was clear no one picked this up. 4 tiny triangle sandwiches draped in some rocket on a tiny plate, had to request the glass of champagne and waited a while for it, had to go to the bar to order other drinks (servers seemed to just be chatting to friends outside), cakes were nice in honesty. We left realising we never got any tea or offered a menu showing what we could’ve had, we was just ready to leave tbh. Total cost £83.00. I think this place is more of a cool hangout for nice drinks and maybe the other food menu. Not an afternoon tea place, unless we caught it on a bad day. Host at the door was absolutely lovely but once past her it went downhill...

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Manchester
5.0Dined on 18 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Celebrating my girlfriend finishing her exams, it was a wonderful place to celebrate. With amazing decor and wonderful music it made for a special setting. Lovely food and drinks were great. Only thing that could be changed is that the happy hour could have been mentioned when we were seated though this didn’t affect us.

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MD
5.0Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Love it here very consistent and always a great feel about the place.

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J
4.0Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Waitress very attentive had a lovely relaxed afternoon. Would recommend the prob star Martin.

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ID
1.0Dined on 13 June 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Complete waste of money! Would not go again waited 2 hours for a few starters and a pudding not even a thankyou when the bill was paid completely over priced and food not great

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KR
4.0Dined on 13 June 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

We came for lunch on the day beyonce performed at Etihad. Beautiful place, cocktails were some of the best Iv tasted. Food was outstanding we had the steak frites and it was cooked perfectly. Not overpriced either, cocktails were more expensive than what I normally pay but wasn’t a big issue. Our waiter (sorry forgot his name) was brilliant, very attentive and nothing was too much. The only downfall of our experience was the front of house staff. When we arrived we were early and the lady asked if we wanted our seat now or to have a drink at the bar until the time slot we’d booked, we chose to sit at the bar but an hour passed and I think they may have forgotten about us so we had to ask a member of staff. Other than that we would highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on 10 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really enjoyed my self coming here I normally come on a night out with the girls. The only downfall would be the food is a bit overpriced other than that I was really happy with my Visit.

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CW
1.0Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

My experience at this venue was very disappointing. Writing a review is something I have not done before however my experience was so poor that I feel the need to.

I had booked a booth here for my 21st Birthday celebration. Mid way through our desert, we were told we would have to leave the table in 5 minutes. I was unhappy, as this was the first I had heard of a time restriction. When I approached the staff over this I was spoken down to and called a liar.

The manner in which I was spoken to by staff and management was appalling. The venue is itself lovely but the staff are very rude, of note chewing gum in my face. I would consider this venue to have the worst customer service I have experienced.

Needles to say, despite the potential to be a fantastic place, I will not be attending here again and will share my experience with friends and family.

I would avoid this venue at all costs unless you don’t mind being spoken to rudely.

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JS
5.0Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal with attentive staff. Also loved the happy birthday desert - fantastic would definitely come again!

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5.0Dined on 8 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The most memorable and wonderful night I can’t thank the staff enough. Was nervous about the idea of entertainment whilst eating but it was only every so often, it was classy and amazing! Food was better than expected and it was all just so brilliant! Can’t recommend this place enough

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GW
Manchester
5.0Dined on 3 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant, fantastic Sunday dinner (especially the Yorkshire puddings!) & great service and value. I’ll be back soon to try the rest of their tempting menu.

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HH
4.0Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall 4food 1service 3ambience 4

Atmosphere was lovely very disappointed with the food, arrived luke warm and was very over powering with seasoning all you could taste was the powder

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NW
3.0Dined on 1 June 2018
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 4

A really nice bar/restaurant and the staff are a credit. But the food is well overpriced for what you get and the quality was very disappointing. I've had better afternoon tea at little country establishments for half the price.

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New York Area
5.0Dined on 30 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and drink, great service, and great atmosphere. We were celebrating finishing our degrees and could not have chosen a better restaurant!!! The staff were SO lovely and our meals were really tasty. Definitely recommend.

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LR
5.0Dined on 27 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place, great food, friendly staff, brilliant atmosphere. I will certainly be visiting again

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VW
London
5.0Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an amazing time here, you could dress up or be casual. We did the bottomless brunch which was lovely food and lots of drinks
Will be back soon :-)

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NT
5.0Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere lovely food will definitely return!

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I
1.0Dined on 24 May 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Bad service, food not good as before. Waste time and money

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KG
3.0Dined on 20 May 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Excellent venue, but food was a little disappointing. Seems more like a cocktail bar that does food, rather than a restaurant

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JH
London
5.0Dined on 19 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was outstanding each waiter we spoke to was polite and helpful, they were able to recommend certain items from the menu. The atmosphere was vibrant and at times a short liver performance would happen creating a sense of buzz around the restaurant. The food and drinks were reasonable priced. You can expect to pay a little more for the quality of the service and food. I had the Pork, when the food hit my mouth it was hard not to smile it was that good!. At the end of the meal we decided to share the mini doughnuts....they are unreal. I think I have told everyone about them. Well recommend this place.

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DC
Manchester
4.0Dined on 18 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I had afternoon tea there and when it came out the presentation looked amazing! Also as soon as I walked into the restaurant I thought the decor was stunning I loved every bit of it. Staff was very attentive and friendly but my boyfriend did point out one of the waiters was wearing black adidas trainers which didn't look very professional but aside from that he was lovely. Only complaints was that when I got my first pot of tea it was luke warm but the second time was piping hot, and to say how expensive it was they also added an additional service charge on top with they don't tell you about which is a bit sneaky.

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OT
Yorkshire
5.0Dined on 18 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Quite surprised it was near empty, however there was a few people outside eating. Food was exceptional along with the service.

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HB
4.0Dined on 13 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were told there would be entertainment & there wasn’t any on the night.

This was extremely disappointing as this was a birthday celebration.

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T
4.0Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Great atmosphere. Food was ok. Great for night out for groups

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AM
2.0Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Hi, we booked the restaurant for a birthday. We’re all around 50 years old. We’ve eaten at many restaurant before. We all ordered steaks. 5 ribeye 1 fillet. All too small and all the ribeyes has lots of hard gristle. They also made a mistake with one of the orders. We did get that meal taken of the bill though. The starters where all far too small except the chicken(applewood I think it was called). The bourbon old fashions we ordered where nice on flavour but only half glass full, not good value for money at all.We felt the menu needed a sharing starter platter to accommodate larger groups.The waiter was nice enough although we had to wait a long time for drinks and some drinks never arrived at all. The entertainment was ok and fun. All in all we came from Liverpool in a taxi expecting a top experience but unfortunately where very disappointed. The food and the drinks service let the place down. Sorry.
Anthony Moustoukas

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MG
Lancashire
5.0Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience. We had the bottomless brunch. Service was great. Waiters couldn’t do enough for us! Will definitely be returning.

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CH
3.0Dined on 11 May 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Good and service were excellent and thought it was good value for money. A little disappointed that we did not get to see any performances despite leaving at 7.30 and acts are advertised as starting at 7pm on Fridays. However, overall a lovely experience, staff were friendly and welcoming. Thank you

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CW
Manchester
5.0Dined on 6 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came from Sheffield with my best friend to celebrate bank holiday/my birthday.
Seeing photos on social media and on tv made us pick the place and it sure didn’t disappoint! The Decor, Food, Music & the entertainment were fantastic!
Thank you for having us, will be back soon :)

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RS
5.0Dined on 6 May 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Can’t understand the bad reviews. Had an amazing evening there. Service was good, food wasn‘t outrageous but also not expensive so that was okay for me. Entertainment was class. Will come again

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Toronto
5.0Dined on 4 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Menagerie afternoon tea was delicious, everything was simply perfect and we had a lovely afternoon! Hector really looked after us! Can’t wait to return when we are back in Manchester x

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OT
5.0Dined on 29 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place with a great atmosphere! Food is brilliant, will be back sooner then you think!

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H
3.0Dined on 29 April 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Menu was interesting - plenty of choice. Starters were very nice, but the main courses were disappointing. I had lamb rump which was ok, but my husband has steak (medium) and it was very tough and chewy. He sent it back, which is very unlike him, but the second steak, although more of a medium, was the same. I think it is the quality of the meat rather than the cooking. Disappointing as it was a special occasion for us and it wasn't cheap. Service was very good. Ambience ok. Jut need to improve on quality of meat for the prices charged. The brunch looked like a great option but we didn't try it.

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N
5.0Dined on 29 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Really lovely staff! Drinks are a bit pricey to be honest, mocktails cost the same as an actual cocktail, but the place and the staff make it worth it x

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a
3.0Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

I essentially had what can only be described as an over priced childs meal. Breaded chicken ( turkey dinosaurs) and pasta. All staff were great but didnt rate the food AT ALL.

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B
Manchester
4.0Dined on 21 April 2018
Overall 4food 3service 1ambience 5

Overall the experience was great. The food was an ok standard, main courses could have been more creative, quite plain. The live entertainment however, really made up for it. The service was poor, more staff were needed I believe as it was very busy and I had to ask for a drink four times, even asking two different waiters and it never arrived. Cocktails were great, it was a good night overall, would go again.

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