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Tue, 5/22
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Menagerie Restaurant

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370 reviews
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£41 and over
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American
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  • Good for Birthdays
  • Special Occasions
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
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

Restaurant Week: 20% off total bill

Enjoy 20% off.

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 21 May 2018

Ends: 10 June 2018

Availability: Sun-Fri 12:00-22:00

1,000-Point Tables

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

What 370 People Are Saying
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4.0based on recent ratings
3.9
food
4.0
service
4.1
ambience
3.7
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76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

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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4.0Dined on 13 May 2018

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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4.0Dined on 12 May 2018

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

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2.0Dined on 12 May 2018

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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5.0Dined on 12 May 2018

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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3.0Dined on 11 May 2018

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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5.0Dined on 6 May 2018

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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5.0Dined on 6 May 2018

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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5.0Dined on 4 May 2018

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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5.0Dined on 29 April 2018

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

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3.0Dined on 29 April 2018

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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5.0Dined on 29 April 2018

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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3.0Dined on 28 April 2018

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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4.0Dined on 21 April 2018

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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4.0Dined on 21 April 2018

Had a lovely evening drinks where good value and really good however the food menu isn’t great and I struggled on what to order, Camembert starter was lovely had duck salad for main which was just ok Iv had beter, duck comes on the side rather than in the salad dish. Entertainment was good. Overall I will try it again.

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5.0Dined on 20 April 2018

Fantastic as ever, regular visitor! Always a fabulous time x

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3.0Dined on 15 April 2018

I have visited menagerie lots of times now, I love it and it’s perfect for a girls catch up, brunch, cocktails. However, twice now when we have asked for the gratuity to be taken off the bill (as we’d prefer to leave our own tip for the individual waiters) the attitude of the waiter/waitress has immediately changed towards us. This has made it very uncomfortable for us and when I visited last weekend, I left thinking more about the waiters attitude than I did about the relaxing time and nice food and cocktails that me and my friend had. The gratuity was £6, we left £4 as a tip instead. It is a customers right to ask for the gratuity to be removed, I don’t understand why we would be made to feel like this.

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5.0Dined on 14 April 2018

Amazing food and great atmosphere! Perfect for a special occasion - I’ll 100% be going back

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2.0Dined on 14 April 2018

Food was poor quality, two diners one ordered ghnocci and was significantly overcooked, meal served contained 15 pieces of ghnocci which is a fine amount if the quality was high however this dish had neither quality nor quantity. For Starters we shared the hummus which was covered in oil and was served with lettuce that was slightly browning around the edges.

Total meal cost over £130 for two people and it was not value for money in terms of food. Drinks where lovely and priced as expected and fair according to the local market. Music was too loud for an early meal time and could barely hear across the table.

Dinner was booked at 5.45pm myself and have booking confirmation at this time, however the restaurant had down 6pm therefore making you arrive 15 minutes earlier and then pointing you in the direction of bar to make you spend on drinks before you sit down which felt very calculated as a way to rip off your customers.

Overall, would not recommend for a meal as food is basic and over priced. Would recommend post 10pm for drinks.

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4.0Dined on 12 April 2018

I had a great experience with great service, lovely food, drinks and amazing entertainment
would recommend to absolutely anyone however the only problem for me was the location as it was not really in the centre on Manchester but it won't stop me from going again

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4.0Dined on 7 April 2018

Booked a table for 7 people, we all went for the set menu as it was easier. All 7 ordered steak however 2 of them weren’t cooked as requested & smelt off, we spoke to the manager who took it off our bill so was satisfied with that. Service was excellent can’t fault that at all. Thanks :)

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1.0Dined on 7 April 2018

This is my 2nd time in the restaurant. The whole experience was terrible.
The music was very loud. The food took along time to arrive. The tuna salad was under tooked. The chicken salad was over Tooked. The manager was very rude about the complaint we had and said we have to pay for it. The mains look along time to come.
Overall the experience was terrible.
I won't ever be coming here again.

Also we arranged for a birthday surprise for my friend, and they never actioned the request.

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2.0Dined on 7 April 2018

I had requested the cage table on my online booking,I had also spoke to two people over the phone to ask for this table. I asked the front of house staff (lady with curly hair) why someone was on the table I had booked. When she has stopped watching a video on her mobile she was unfriendly and explained that requests couldn’t be guranteed-even though two members of staff had said I could have this table. She blamed this on a new member of staff. I explained I was unhappy and she did nothing to try and resolve this issue. Of course I don’t expect anyone to be taken off the table they are sat at but at least be friendly and make a sincere apology.
Food service was really good but I still wouldn’t go back unless it it a hen party

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5.0Dined on 6 April 2018

Fantastic restaurant, great atmosphere, amazing entertainment. The food is a little pricey and our steak wasn't cooked as ordered (asked for well done and was rare) but that being said it was removed from the bill, with no questions asked. Would totally recommend as had a really great night.

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5.0Dined on 4 April 2018

I celebrated my 5 year anniversary here and it was perfect. All the staff made sure we was looked after. I would definitely recommend, the table we got was reserved for us, we got a two glasses of champagne and a desert on the house. Thankyou my other half loved it

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3.0Dined on 1 April 2018

Booked for bank holiday - we had to pay £15 deposit each for a table of 5, therefore £75. Due to taxi issues we were delayed by half an hour, despite trying to ring on multiple occasions and leaving a voicemail we had no response. When we turned up they had given our table away despite the fact deposit had already been paid. We weren’t sat down until an hour later and the hostess was extremely stand offish. When it came to the 4th time of approaching we were finally sat down and given a free bottle of prosecco for the delay. Again when ordering drinks the bar staff had ran out of the drinks requested so we got free alternatives.

We had actually been booked in for food and it was only when the hostess realised this at half 11 that the kitchen had stopped serving at 11. Luckily that wasn’t the only reason for coming so we were happy to sit & have a few drinks.

Such a shame as I have been to menagerie before and had a great time, however this night it was poor from start to finish.

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5.0Dined on 31 March 2018

10:30 for dinner was rather late as the restaurant had turned into more of a club and was very loud and rowdy. The food and the service was fabulous as always though

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5.0Dined on 31 March 2018

Amazing night gorgeous decor and lovely atmosphere fabulous food abd drink x

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1.0Dined on 31 March 2018

Entertainment was good , food was nice but Service and management was shocking and staff was rude apart from Matthew who greeted us when we arrived

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5.0Dined on 31 March 2018

Gorgeous food as always, service was fantastic and yet again an amazing overall experience. I brought my friend who has never been before and she loved it x

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5.0Dined on 30 March 2018

Had a great time, food, wine, cocktails amazing! Great atmosphere! Staff really attentive, good service! Good celebrity watching and met the owners who were really friendly. Only issue that I’m kicking myself about is that I paid a deposit a week before to secure the table and it wasn’t taken off the bill and didn’t realise until we left.

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5.0Dined on 30 March 2018

Great décor and vibe - completely up my street! Very nice from start to finish and nice entertainment. The only thing that I wasn't as impressed with was the food. I had a lobster and mac and cheese both of which were perfectly ok but fairly mediocre. That said, the dessert was great and the atmosphere and décor was still worth a recommendation - I had a lovely evening there :-).

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1.0Dined on 29 March 2018

Received really poor service from the bouncers on the outside of the restaurant that were clearly choosing who to let in when my friends and I turned up for a table we had booked for weeks and undertook a 2 hour journey to get to the restaurant. Really dissapointed

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5.0Dined on 29 March 2018

Food was amazing! Not sure the dancers should’ve been on soooo early but was lovely

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5.0Dined on 28 March 2018

Amazing afternoon tea for my birthday, made even better when our waiter came to out table with complimentary candy shots!

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3.0Dined on 27 March 2018

Much smaller than what I thought, I can’t imagine it would be comfortable to come for just drinks round the bar on a Saturday unless you had a table. It’s a nice enough place but just overpriced just like I read in other online reviews. I can imagine it would be nice for brunch or afternoon tea or a special occasion - where you have plenty of money to spend but there are other better located places where you would get more for your money.

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4.0Dined on 25 March 2018

Great atmosphere. However the vegatarian options were sparse and did not taste nice. We barely ate the food

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3.0Dined on 24 March 2018

This place has potential to be amazing.... decor is wow, live acts really good, but 45min place wait on food is a long time, especially when you are only allowed the table for 2 hours. When my friend mentioned it to the waitress who was lovely, she said the managed would come over. When he did it ruined the night, he was so unprofessional.. basically no ‘ yes so sorry that is a long time, maybe we should have let you know etc’ It was all ‘Well what do you expect when we are the busiest restaurant in Manchester’ ‘You have the table for 2 hours, we make sure you get fed in the time’ WHAT?! You are a freaking restaurant.... if there is a 45 min wait for food, let people know and what kind of manager argues with guests the way he did?! Very odd! Food was OK, nothing amazing, we shared a selection of light bites and side plates. Would I recommend? Maybe.. but line your stomach beforehand...

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3.0Dined on 23 March 2018

Very dissapointing as it was for my birthday, food not good, was sat in bar area to eat not dining room, the only thing which was good was the entertainment xx

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4.0Dined on 23 March 2018

beautiful decor, fantastic entertainment and a great expeierence! definitely need to save up before going though as it was very expensive but good for a special occasion

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