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Menagerie Restaurant

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1128 reviews
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£41 and over
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American
Please read our full Covid-19 guidance on our website.
A Contemporary American restaurant & bar Indulging guests in a mi casa es su casa ambience with luxury finishes and flavours.
Our menu features a US’ interpretation of international dishes, favouring social dining tapas style also offering bottomless brunch, afternoon tea, cocktails, premium wines & spirits.

We have implemented a series of new safety measures & procedures to ensure your safety whilst dining with us. We will operate in this new way for the foreseeable future. This means that whilst guests can still drink & dine with us it will be table service only & there will be specified routes through the venue. Following your table reservation time (indicated at booking) we would kindly ask you to vacate the venue to make space for other guests as our bar will not be open for standing guests.

Support Menagerie Restaurant during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
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: Enjoy two courses & a cocktail for £20

Sep 1-30, 2020·Mon-Thu 12:00-21:00

Get 2 course set menu & a cocktail for £20

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Mon - Wed 12:00PM - 8:00PM
Thu 12:00PM - 6:00PM

Dine Local: £10 off £45 Bottomless Brunch

Sep 1-30, 2020·Mon-Thu 12:00-16:00

Enjoy our bottomless brunch for £35pp

What 1128 People Are Saying
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Danielle
Manchester
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the menagerie and will definitely be back, very friendly staff and delicious food!

Great place

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole restaurant was amazing, duck croquettes were probably one of the best starters i’ve ever had, sea bass was so good, and it was only £20 for a cocktail and two courses, will definitely be going again!

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Sofia
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Great place and food. Sat next to a party of chavs LOUDLY celebrating a birthday and had to ask for the bill three times. The 2 course and cocktail for £20 wasn’t explained very well and again had to ask for assistance on 3 occasions before a waiter came to the table.

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HannahR
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my birthday. The staff were great, food was quick. And I also got some shots & a dessert free for it being my birthday so really appreciated that. Thanks!

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Lucy
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ettore was the most helpful, kindest person, couldn’t have asked for better service, he made the experience better than it should have been

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B15L
Wales
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had a really nice meal and would definitely recommend Menagerie. Well looked after by the staff who were attentive but not overly so. Food was superb, particularly the bao buns, chicken and waffles and sliders. Sweet treat board finished things off nicely. Will be back !

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AmyJ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Service was extremely slow, had to actually approach the bar for the bill. Only one waiter for all tables who was rude and uninterested.

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AishaH
Manchester
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and presentation! Lovely atmosphere very instagramable with a ring light with a lovely back drop.

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NellaS
Manchester
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite place never disappoints .
Staff are friendly and helpful

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MHer
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing, as we're the cocktails! Service was brilliant vert efficient. All Covid procedures followed. We got the 2 courses and a cocktail for £22 deal it was fabulous!

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mariaw
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Fabulous food. Fabulous value with offer. Will go again with offer.

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QMah
Manchester
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely staff who were efficient and friendly. Enjoyed the food and overall experience.

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GillianI
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

It was okay, I think a bit overstated, so called circus entertainment was non existent and that’s the reason we went, if it was just a restaurant and we’d had known then there are better places to eat

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DanielG
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very nice food, cocktail menu was good

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RoraG
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Service was very slow considering the amount they expect to receive in service charge. Food was cold and portions incredibly small.

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Keturah
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Loved the ambience but was disappointed with one of the dishes I ordered.

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vipRosie
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really good service, very clean and COVID secure. Good value food.

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KAYY
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant food was fantastic staff efficient. Cant wait to be back when in normal conditions. Would highly recommend

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RachelF
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Lovely and relaxed with lovely food. Miss the whole menu aspect so maybe disposable menus could be an option going forward.

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rpbuck
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited for lunch, food was delicious and drinks were unreal. Always such a good vibe here, staff are great, always very helpful with any recommendations.

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Lucy
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Absolutely gorgeous place and such a fun atmosphere!

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ElenJ
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely food, good service and nice atmosphere. Lovely evening.

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CarolineO
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Direct messaged manger awaiting reply from Saturday visit. Toilets terrible and where situated near the pass very loud chefs

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TashF
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Really disappointed in this place.
Paid £7 for the mock tail which I believe is quite pricey for what appeared to be a basic juice. As I’m sipping the waiter just cane and took my glass off me when there was still about a 1/4 of my drink left??? My and my friend were absolutely shocked.
I went as a table for two, we were put onto a large table, and then asked to move tables right after having half my drink taken off me?
Honestly not impressed unfortunately

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GinaL
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Rudest staff I have ever encountered. I have dined at many places in Manchester but the staff here are next level rude! Myself & 5 girlfriends visited for dinner & cocktails for a birthday, all but 1 of the waiting staff were rude, 1 bouncer was particularly aggressive when 1 of our party was stood at the food of our booth waiting to go the restroom. Having been told how amazing and lively it was in an evening we were disappointed at how quiet it was - music was very low, no entertainment as we had previously been made aware of & yet again very cold staff. I appreciate COVID has made situations difficult but jeez!
Thankfully the company was the best or it would of resulted in a complete disaster! I suggest you train your staff in manners and how to be approachable as you currently only have 1 member who was able to be pleasant and nice.
Such a shame as it’s a beautiful venue. I won’t be returning anytime soon.

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CharleyJ
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall1food4service2ambience1

Completely disappointed I travelled all the way from Wolverhampton to attend the weekend experimental dining. When you click onto the website a 3 page pop up explains all the changes. NO WHERE does it state you will have no entertainment on. Birthday surprise was ruined for my partner as there was nothing but food. On top of that I asked the waiter to write happy birthday on a dessert plate I ordered and instead she took it upon herself to add a separate plate with more dessert on to write happy birthday and charged me for it. Very disappointed especially at times like this when clubs are not opening and I thought I had found the perfect alternative.

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PhoebeO
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

It had a lovely decor, music was good too. Food was great, would recommend going. However waiting service could be better, it was hard to get staff attention and waitress seemed very unbothered.

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AbigailB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Amazing food, nice atmosphere, very friendly staff and amazing scenery x

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was lovely and the staff were great. They made a first trip out since lockdown very enjoyable and not stressful at all.

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HannahW
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

The small plates are an absolute must much better than the main dishes. Cocktails are expensive as well as mock tail so I only had the one - strawberry kiss. I have to say it was lovely and had it not been the price it was I would’ve had more than one. The duck croquets, gormet mini burger sliders, chicken and waffles and boa buns were gorgeous.

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Annieeeeeeeeeee
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The restaurant was too busy due to COVID I would expect less bookings together and also staff masks were under their chin

Lovely venue need to work on safety measurements

Dinner quality was great

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Brittany1204
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend the brunch for a girls day out, but just as lovely in the evening for a meal.

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Kibs
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Food was amazing and the manager was very accommodating but the waiter was awful , we booked for 10:45 got there he came and took our drinks order and said he would be back to take the rest when he came back and we tried to order our food he said ‘ the kitchen closed at 11’ it was 10 past by this point we had arrived at 10:45 and no one told us this when he came and took our drinks order it was before 11 and he didn’t say anything .

The manager came over and sorted it all out he was so helpful and I wish I got his name.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

When we arrived, we were seated by the hostess who was friendly and first impressions were good. We had high hopes for Menagerie and my partner and I were excited for our meal there. We had come all the way to Manchester just for the restaurant itself.

Despite booking to dine in a restaurant, not one member of the waiting staff bothered to come over to us. We were sat there for the first half an hour trying to get people’s attention to take our order.

My partner and I had to stop staff walking past to order our drinks and food. No one checked if the food was okay, no one asked if we wanted more drinks, we were just left there. We wanted desert after our meal...again no one asked if we wanted dessert, and we had to stop staff walking past to get it. Whenever we stopped the staff they seemed annoyed and displeased about taking our order. This is what we really do not understand - it is a restaurant that we had pre-booked to have food and drinks - why would you not take our order or even speak to us!?

With zero exaggeration, every single thing we ordered we had to stop staff walking past to get. We were not waited on at all and I really did not want to pay the service charge... because there was absolutely no service. The only reason we did pay the service charge was because the food was delicious and I think the chefs deserve the tip (which I hope they do get).

When we received our bill, they had not taken off the £30 deposit that I had paid. It took us a while to try to catch someones attention to rectify this on the bill. The waiter actually rolled his eyes and stormed away when I explained that I had paid a deposit.

We were treated as if we were not wanted or welcome there. Our bill came to over £150, but we wish we had spent our money elsewhere. Our special occasion was ruined, and we left the establishment pretty deflated and upset by the staff, and overall experience.

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StefanieL
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful decor, very professional attentive staff and outstanding food. You have to go!

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EbraarH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, food and ambience. The food and drinks were served really quickly and tasted amazing, the experience as a whole was great

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TomC
Manchester
2 reviews