Menagerie Restaurant

4.3
655 reviews
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American
Top tags:
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Good for a Date
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

1,000-Point Tables

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

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Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

I have been to this venue and found it to be outstanding in all aspects , but on this occasion , which was a special one for my daughter and I ...everything seemed slightly ‘ off kilter’ .
We did not get seated for a while ( which was not a problem for us) , the staff slightly lacked the enthusiasm of last time . The fact that it was my daughter’s birthday had not elicited the expected response so I bought an extra platter of fruit as I waited and in the end had to whisper to the waiter( who did respond quickly then returning with the lovely candle and tartlet)
Last time , I saw two lots of three acts . This time our meal was nearly over before any entertainment occurred and it felt as though there was a problem . We saw but one set .
I like the ambiance of this restaurant.
I suggest they run the entertainment at set times and of bottoms are not on seats then so be it . If the customer wants to see the entertainment they will make sure they are there instead of waiting for various people to sit down which just made the evening seem a bit muddled.

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PG
Lancashire
4 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb lunch. Food gorgeous . Atmosphere was lovely and our server Daniella was fab. Friendly and attentive...we really enjoyed our girlie lunch. Will definitely be back! x

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AF
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went during the day and it was really good. I’ve been before at night for a meal and I haven’t enjoyed it as much because it’s so loud (music) and busy but I went in the afternoon and it was SO good. Really enjoyed it. Would definitely go again !

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AC
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous time! It was for s birthday and unfortunately that wasn’t mentioned ( bit was on the reservation information snd was discussed when I rang to pay the deposits, but my sister still had a lovely time!

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DT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is very good and very stylish, I like it. I love the food and I love the service.

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SD
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Service was way too slow it took nearly half an hour for them to bring our cocktails and take our food order

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OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food in beautiful surroundings. Would highly recommend and will definitely be back.

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MJ
London
6 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

We visited Menagerie in Monday for my boyfriend birthday, there was 4 of us.
Drinks were good and place looked lovely
Service was very poor, I think it was alex( bleached hair) I am not sure he knows menu, he was very very slow and payed no attention to us ( only 4 tables in whole places were taken)
Food arrived and it was not good, burgers cold, truffle ravioli with almost no trace of truffle...

Lesson learned. Place probably good for all the lavish parties you see on Instagram but think twice before going there for food on quite Monday

Most like will not come back

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

Amazing service, outstanding food. Can’t wait to go again

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CF
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went with my friend after he ran the marathon, had a lovely meal and cocktails. Shame the burgers had run out, but the alternative I chose was delicious. Beautiful venue

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MB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Menagerie was perfect experience for the dining, had great entertainment, great waiters who went out of their way to accommodate my girlfriends birthday dessert with a sparkler!

Only negatives were they did not tell us about adding £5pp on to the bill for entry and couldn't get served at the bar after so went elsewhere.

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L
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, fantastic entertainment & catered very well to our party, particular as one has a severe gluten allergy, they were very accommodating xx

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can’t wait to return. Beautiful food, venue & service. Thank you!

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GH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Visited Menagerie for Mother Day. Website stated each mum would receive a drink on arrival which was not the case. We also waited over 1 hour 30 for food and it was cold.

Overall atmosphere was great but food was disappointing.

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CP
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

I have been to Menagerie many times before. I was disappointed with the recent change of menu i love the Jambalaya that was my favourite the new menu for mains has limited choice. I ordered the Jerk chicken which was served to me uncooked! This was taken off the bill and i was offered a new meal which i refused as being served uncooked chicken knocked me sick!

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A
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my mother for Mother's Day, first time eating there, really enjoyed the food and really good decoration

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GO
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and atmosphere, food was unreal, can’t wait to book our next visit.

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JC
London
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional service, food was lovely and the restaurant had a great atmosphere for an early evening, been several times and never have any complaints.

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LP
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 5

I would recommend but I was really disappointed with the value and quantity of food. We paid for Afternoon Tea for Mother’s Day and 3 teeny finger sandwiches was not enough at all, there were far too many cakes but little of anything else, the Scones were hard and teeny ! It was a shame as it was our first experience I would personally try something else of the menu and would not be recommending the Afternoon Tea

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DM
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Me and my sister in law took our mums for Mother’s Day we booked the afternoon tea but something went wrong and we didn’t get it, but we ordered off the main menu instead as was very impressed we all loved our meals and the service off the manager and the waiter hector was outstanding would definitely come back and recommend to friends and family

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FG
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at the restaurant and it didn’t disappoint. Amazing! The food, the service, the music, the entertainment. Even the door staff were helpful and polite. Cannot wait to return, Thank you !

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L
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I came here for my birthday dinner and the staff went out of their way to make my night special. Thank you!

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KM
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous setting for a girly birthday lunch. Tuna tacos were amazing as was my chicken cob salad. Service was good and food was prompt enough. Really great day.

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A
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 2

The service there was great and really quick and the music was really good too. Like an 2000’s RnB vibe with some remixes of current songs. The food was awfully bland and arrived cold. It was also super overpriced for the potion size and quality of food. I ordered the ribeye steak and it was cold and incredibly chewy. I had such high expectations for this place...

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A
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant, had my girlfriends birthday in there, service and food was amazing, not a better place to celebrate.

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CT
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I had a great night at Menagerie. The food was to die for and the cocktails were amazing!
Loved the set out & the booth we had for dinner was lovely.
The only thing that slightly let it down was the music that was played before the DJ arrived.
It was quite cheesy music, very old (Britney Spears & Sugarbabes)... didn't really go with the restaurant. It needed some funkier music.
But overall it was a fab night!

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D
Wales
7 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Very average restaurant, it’s basically a club with no thought to the practical nature of a restaurant, food was bland and with no taste. Not the restaurants fault however a number of children running around diners added with the music blaring out made it a very uncomfortable experience.

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CH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My Bday was absolutely AMAZING and most definitely introducing friends there in the near future.

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AR
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was really lovely, we had the tuna tacos, vegetable tempura, lobster mac n cheese and the tomato salad! Would be good to see some more vegan options though 😊 staff friendly, atmosphere excellent as usual and everything perfectly clean!

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SW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, great vibe and lovely,friendly and efficient staff and good location. Also fab cocktails! Enjoyed the people watching too, would definitely come back and recommend to friends.

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RH
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyable experience. The staff were all very nice and added to the special occasion. The food we had was tasty and fun. We wanted a more informal dining experience so went for small plates, sushi and sides. The quality of the food didn't disappoint.

It's a shame that the outside of the building is undergoing renovation at the moment, but this didn't spoil the ambiance inside so don't let that put you off. I'd recommend this place to anyone with some extra cash burning a hole in their pocket and want a slightly more exclusive experience than the dirty Manchester norm.

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Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed the lunch and high tea, beautiful relaxed atmosphere, staff was so friendly, highly recommend Weekends have lots of fun going on with ppl preforming acrobatics and music

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AP
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing service, great atmosphere and surroundings plus the food is quality! X

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MM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service from all the staff. Came to Manchester for the Nicki Minaj concert and booked menagerie. I would highly reckoned this venue food, drinks and staff all fabulous.

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J
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is always amazing !!!

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K
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Really nice restaurant, excellent service
Disappointed by absence of vegan option at bottomless brunch and only one veggie option when its a two plate deal (I had avocado on toast and pancakes w/o bacon but they both had butter and egg)
My avocado on toast was very salty, still yummy.
I would recommend to someone without special diet as all my friends enjoyed their meals.
Thanks

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OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
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 on 16 March 2019
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 on 15 March 2019
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 on 15 March 2019
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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