Menagerie Restaurant

4.3
618 reviews
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£41 and over
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American
Top tags:
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Special Occasions
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.

Special Offers

Pre Theatre dining 2 courses with a glass of wine £20

Make a day of it and treat yourself to two courses and a glass of wine for £20, every Monday - Friday from 12 noon - 8pm

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 8 January 2019

Ends: 8 July 2019

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-20:00

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: 1 February 2019

Ends: 31 March 2019

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

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: 4 January 2019

Ends: 31 March 2019

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

What 618 People Are Saying
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OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food amazing restaurant and the entertainment and music was fab! Great for a girls night out

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C
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 4

Was too expensive even with £60 deposit knocked off, some off the staff was rude and we didn’t get the offer weather to pay the waiter charge or not but the place was nice and atmosphere was good but not worth the money

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DS
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

Not happy! We had to wait 20 mins before we had to call someone over to ask for drinks etc.. the food was good but it arrived after 30mins and the chicken dish ordered was cold!

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LO
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

I booked a reservation as I have been a number of time previously and advised my father how good it was. However last night I was extremely disappointed with the level of service I received. There was a situation with the main meal where my father had ordered the sea bass and was unaware it did not come with a side dish. This was not a problem initially , we simply called over the waiter to advise we were unaware it was with out any potatoes or vegetables and could we order something to go with it. The waiter who was attending to us was immediately defensive and told us he did tell us we should order something else. This conversation did not happen. He did not advise us anything he just wrote the order down and left the table. He was very rude and defensive when we were quite happy to just order and wait for a side dish. After this we were then ignored the rest of the evening by the waiter and had to ask for further drinks and for the bill with another server who passed on the message to him. We also then had to get someone else attention for the car machine to pay as we were still being ignored. When he came over with the card machine finally his bad attitude the continued. I advised how much we would be paying on card which was the total food and drink bill minus the serving charge. I was then asked " am I not paying the serving charge" I think asking the question is also rude as this is option and my experience I had did not warrant a "gratuity " . He then told me " it is better for me to tell him if I'm not paying it first" again I think this is rude and if I wish to pay for the food and drink alone that is my choice I should not have to justify to an employee who has been rude and ignored myself the later half of the meal. A lasting comment is that we need not get seated at high level as per booking . We were placed opposite the bar which was very noisy/cramped.
This experience has tainted the nice evening I had planned for my father's birthday.

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T
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, the entertainment fantastic and service excellent . I was celebrating my friend’s birthday . A lovely birthday sparkler and tartlet with fruit was served which made the occasion extra special .
The whole relaxed but friendly ambiance was great . I would certainly recommend this to everyone .

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LH
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night for a meal whilst in Manchester I love whispering angel and it is pricey for a large glass or bottle here though, that’s my only gripe.
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H
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I would only recommend this place if your going with a party vibe and big tables, as a couple it was very loud, been placed on a table in middle of everyone, couldn’t get conversations in with my partner, the chairs were uncomfortable, table was higher and was hurting my back throughout the meal to lean upwards, food was very overpriced! And some chicken had too much skin on it. Overall think it was Ok but wouldn’t go back again unless it’s just for drinks. Bit disappointed.. girl staff at the door was very nice.

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TS
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Such a fun place to go to if you love a cool place to have some amazing instagram shots it’s the perfect place for you ! Sadly I did say it was my sisters birthday on the booking to which was ignored and no birthday dessert was arranged for her which was a let down the place it’s self food and staff can’t be faulted sadly the amount off drunk people in there screams get rid off the bottomless drinks on offer because I’ve never seen so many people drunk before 5pm and takes the class away from the whole place it’s way to pretty to have drunk hen parties at 2pm taking over the run way in the middle off the restaurant some more strict rules should be in order to avoid this in future as the diners seem to take over the place after a few drinks and there’s no conduct other than that if your wanting to visit for a special occasion with fair prices and good food then this is your place to go if you don’t mind a loud environment best to avoid if you want a more reserved

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PC
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The deal as advertised turned out to be a very expensive one.
We chose the latest time slot of 8pm, but after we sat down and were ready to order our meals, the waiter asked for our "theatre tickets" in order for the deal to be had.
Nowhere on your information about this deal was this mentioned and after prolonged discussion with the management we decided to stay and go off the full price menu, and they would knock off the£30 deposit they had previously taken
We had traveled a long way for this experience and ended up being very disappointed.
Please can you ensure that you provide full information for customers considering these type of deals from your vendors, going forward.
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Paul charnock

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O
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food with a good atmosphere, having a performance every 10/15 minutes ready made the night. Incidentally, it was quite pricey but would definitely attend again.

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OT
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated 30th birthday with a select few friends and we had a great time

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RH
London
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service and food in luxury surroundings - a lil on the expensive side though.

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SW
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the best first time experience at the Menagergie Restaurant. We went early on a Monday evening so it was fairly quiet but the music was great at the right volume and the service was fantastic! Amazing cocktails and the food was so good. Of course the scenery is amazing for photos too. Would recommend to anyone!

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F
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2019
Overall 4food 2service 2ambience 3

The place is lovely., however the service and the food were very average and not really worth the expense.
Was really looking forward to it, but was disappointed.

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J
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely afternoon brunch and it was very nice and peaceful. staff was great.but as we was coming to the end and as more customers entered the staff wasn’t as on point as the beginning when their wasn’t any customers and it just ruined it a little bit.

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a
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Holly was wonderful! Ribeye was the best I’ve had for a long time. Drinks a little pricey (cocktails weren’t as fancy as we thought. We got two different ones but they looked the same when they came over). Everything was wonderful will be back! X

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L
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly waiters, fun atmosphere , food was delicious would definitely return!

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RP
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Really enjoyed a fab night here. Food was lovely. We were initially sat behind a wall where viewing was extremely restricted of any entertainment but when we asked if we could move as we had booked well in advance we were moved with no issues to a much better spot. The entertainment was great, it could have been more frequent but otherwise all involved were brill. There are only 5 toilets to the place so there was lots of queuing.

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CA
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been a few times and it's always been thoroughly entertaining even in an afternoon on a Saturday. Waiting on staff are great... barman are great.... the host on this occasion was lovely. Bottomless brunch was well worth the money. It was a fantastic way to celebrate my birthday.

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R
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Music was a bit loud for afternoon tea which ruins the ambiance.

Poor choice of teas... didn’t get offered a tea until we asked and were half way through eating.

Quite expensive for what it is.

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SR
London
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service - we were well looked after for our 3 birthdays! Excellent table, service and evening. Thank you x

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N
London
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Great experience and the entertainment makes it a unique night out. Food wasn’t amazing though, in particular we found the prawn linguine to be pretty awful.
If you want a culinary experience, I’d go elsewhere but for an experience or with a group of well dressed friends (especially girls!), worth the visit

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AP
London
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time visiting Menagerie, would definitely recommend this place to others.

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J
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous food and service and beautiful decor

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A
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Beautiful decorations, awful food and music. I don’t like it.

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RM
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING!! We travelled 5 hours to visit the restaurant and it did not disappoint! Will defiantly be returning.

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SF
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Waiter very good service and helpful tipped him, food was amazing had a very good night

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SK
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place great atmosphere and fabulous afternoon tea

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HR
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The restaurant was beautiful, we went for bottomless brunch and they were so attentive which was good. The food was nice but not amazing, I'd be keen to go back on a evening. Thank you.

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GW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Holly was fantastic - really attentive and ensured we had everything we needed throughout our bottomless brunch. Really impressed, will go again. Thank you!

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OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Celebrating a friends 22nd birthday. Staff were lovely and even bought out a plate with Happy Birthday on it with some desert food. Great place and very lively.

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EM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Entertainment a bit questionable and definitely not worth the £5 per head surcharge but an enjoyable night nonetheless

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C
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved this place, came for food and drinks before a show at the opera house and I had the deal of 2 courses and a drink for £20 - food was delicious, so much flavour and the place is beautifully decorated. I have already recommended this to friends!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stag was very friendly, host was excellent

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AM
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing service, food and atmosphere. Went from London to Manchester for my 21st birthday and I’m so glad I picked menagerie. I would highly recommend it to everyone. It was the perfect combination of restaurant and bar with amazing food and the best music playing in the background. Also met Mmmitchell who goes there often which made my night haha.

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PW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So much fun, great services. Our table was running late on arrival but the staff made up for it during the evening. Perfect for a girls night out. We will definitely be coming back. Thank you

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S
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Food was lovely, entertainment was really good and the vibe in general was fun! Perfect way to celebrate my 21st!

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SW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 1

The entertainment was one song... then they went off for 20 mins... we felt the food was over priced for the actually taste and portion size... the sweet potatoes were very good though... overall the atmosphere was poor.

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AT
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

The noise level was horrendous. The 2 booths behind us (we were seated on the runway) were so noisy and the private party upstairs was like a nightclub. We ate at 4.30pm and unfortunately due to the noise levels and atmosphere we would not return or recommend. Slightly overpriced as well!

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KA
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Lovely place to eat, a bit pricey and they put an extra service charge on top without informing you, staff are lovely

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