Menagerie Restaurant

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405 reviews
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£41 and over
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American
Top tags:
  • 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

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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J
5.0Dined 2 days ago

Great night , great music and food amazing!! Pop up entertainment throughout the night was definitely different!

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AR
5.0Dined 2 days ago

Amazing entertainment, food & drinks! Such a lovely and fun vibe. Only bing is the waiters seemed to be rushing around but not looking so we waited a long time for drinks & the bill. Also found it odd how there was a £5 charge per person to sit down for a meal PLUS 10% service charge so that’s actually £5.50 per person. However this did not ruin ou night and we will return.

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MH
5.0Dined 2 days ago

Service was excellent. Food was good but not worth the prices being charged for. You pay more for the experience which was fine. Cocktails there are excellent.

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E
4.0Dined 2 days ago

Great place for a girly get together!! Highly recommend

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OT
4.0Dined 3 days ago

Amazing service great staff

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W
4.0Dined 3 days ago

Although I was on my own so bit of a billy no mates. But I enjoyed it, the place has good character, quirky areas to have selfies, dancing girls were awesome. Only things was when changing over there was a lot of getting the lighting right and getting set up for next act should of been done for the girls and not them selves but that is only 1 of 2 small things. Food was fault less, but the wine I had the Rioja Crianza and it was slightly corked but I didn't want to make a fuss I was enjoying my self.

I have friends in Manchester that have restaurants and clubs with the likes of Piccolino's, Gino D` Campo, Panancia, Bar & Grill, but chose you this time and paid off I mean its different people like that.

I think it's a good idea the £15 then gets taken off bill, but if your a regular doesn't need to happen every time. Also the bouncer was great the fact I went out somewhere else and came back he'd remember and a good thing because some places aren't the same.

Hopefully see you soon if future.

Happy thought
Have fun
Mr Woodward

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M
4.0Dined on 14 July 2018

Great food and service and lovely decor.
Tables are quite close together and a sit of a squeeze but nothing too major.
The entertainment was suppose to start at 7 but didn’t start till about 730 so we only managed to see one act but was we saw was really good, will booo later next time

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CR
2.0Dined on 13 July 2018

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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OT
4.0Dined on 13 July 2018

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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A
4.0Dined on 4 July 2018

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
4.0Dined on 2 July 2018

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

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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S
3.0Dined on 28 June 2018

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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OT
5.0Dined on 18 June 2018

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

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

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J
4.0Dined on 17 June 2018

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

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

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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A
5.0Dined on 10 June 2018

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

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

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

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b
5.0Dined on 8 June 2018

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
5.0Dined on 3 June 2018

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

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

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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OT
5.0Dined on 30 May 2018

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

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

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VW
5.0Dined on 26 May 2018

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

Great atmosphere lovely food will definitely return!

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I
1.0Dined on 24 May 2018

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

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KG
3.0Dined on 20 May 2018

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
5.0Dined on 19 May 2018

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
4.0Dined on 18 May 2018

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
5.0Dined on 18 May 2018

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

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

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

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AM
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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MG
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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CH
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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CW
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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