Menagerie Restaurant

4.2
502 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.
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: 3 October 2018

Ends: 30 November 2018

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: 3 October 2018

Ends: 30 November 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

What 502 People Are Saying
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EG
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Restaurant is situated in the worst possible location amongst building work, so difficult to find and was sent in the wrong direction numerous times! Service was overcrowding and very smearing due to the quiet night. Lovely food and was really excited to visit this restaurant but it wasn’t what it has been hyped up to be.

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

I took my boyfriend for his 21st birthday. We went on a Sunday. Nice and quiet. Next time we will go on a Saturday I think. Looks like fun on a Saturday! My boyfriend ordered an expensive steak, he was super excited. They brought our meals out promptly although his was cold. We sent it back and they shortly brought him a new one. I’d almost finished by this point. They were very apologetic and took it off our bill. We were very impressed by their manor and understanding. We tipped our waiter as he was very attentive. Fab place for food and drinks. Would visit again.

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SH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

My friends and I drive up from Birmingham for birthday celebrations.

Upon arrival we checked in with the 3 ladies at the door 15min before our reservation time, we waited until 15mins after our booking time to be told we would have to wait longer ( so we did ) there was no sign of urgency or customer service.

We finally sat down 45mins after or booking time to be sat at a table layed out for 4 not 5 people.

Our waiter came over and took our drinks order with in this there was 4 different types of wines 3 of which would
need to remain chilled. However he thought it would be acceptable to leave them on the table ( I had to request for them to remain chilled)

The service through out was not friendly or professional overall very disappointing.

However the food was to delightful the entertainment and atmosphere was good and a good night was had by all.

Customer experience and service is a major part In any night out and had this been to a standard this review would have been totally different ...

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KH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Me and my friends spent Saturday afternoon having brunch and absolutely loved it the staff were so lovely and we had a fabulous time! I have told many friends about it and told them to book and I will deffo be booking again soon! Thanks for a lovely day

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OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for the express lunch offer, which was £9:95 including drinks, couldn’t fault the food, it was lovely & well presented, staff were very nice, polite & helpful from the moment we stepped in the door, lovely vibrant place which we will certainly go back to.

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E
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Beautiful restaurant and great atomospehere , the food was amazing I had the burger and was cooked to perfection

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CS
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely - bit quiet in the daytime I would recommend an evening there but otherwise a cool place to eat.

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AH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great experience here, the cocktails were presented creatively and I loved the interior decor. The staff were really friendly and it was a great service overall. Would recommend to a friend.

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AP
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for bottomless brunch again and the food service and location was flawless. Friends throughly impressed.

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JF
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Signage to restaurant awful, we actually walked straight past it at first to find ourselves wondering around Manchester for a further 20 minutes looking for a location on google maps that was totally wrong.
Once finally there food was ok waitress serving us was very good and helpful.

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AN
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great venue for catching up with the girls. Food and wine were very good. Quirky decor

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G
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such lovely and attentive staff. We had a fantastic time at brunch and will be back

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LB
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

What can I say other than fantastic! When we first went in it was not what we expected it to be, it was better! The entertainment was brilliant and a bit crazy but it made our experience fantastic. The only thing I would say is the food isn’t worth the price, very limited menu and expensive for simple dishes. I will definitely be going back though as we enjoyed it that much!

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L
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

I attended for a special occasion on Thursday with my family the food was not good at all 2 meals were sent back they were cold and there was bones and fat in the chicken my mum and brother ended up not eating and we were told the chef was having a bad day as I always come here I was very dissatisfied with the experience this time

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S
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely beautiful decor and the food was delicious. The staff are very helpful and friendly. I will deffinetly be going here again xx

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CR
London
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply amazing and the Sunday lunch was to die for

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S
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Terrible service, warm wine, poor food, overpriced.

Staff need serious training as they are clearly unaware of how to provide basic customer service. I’ve had better food in a service station and nobody even asked about our experience of if we were okay!!

When the only interaction you get from the waitress is to deliver/ collect your food and to tell you your time is up, you know you are in the wrong place.

We won’t be back

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KM
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Trendy bar, amazing food and cocktails and great music. Would highly recommend anyone to go

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EB
London
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

Brunch food wasn't good. Something so simple as poached eggs on toast shouldn't be cold and limp. The bread was poor quality thinly sliced white bread (like a value loaf) it wasn't toasted when it came out, it was barely warmed and had a large knob of hard butter sat on top. Besides that was two wet cold poached eggs.

This was the food to accompany 2 hours of unlimited drinking. The drinks and staff were FANTASTIC! can't fault them. But for £40- you need to up your game food wise. At the very least buy some decent bread, make sure the food is hot, work on the presentation and don't be so mean with the portion size.

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S
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous reasturant
Great food & desserts
Amazing cocktails
Great entertainment

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J
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

Was amazing, couldn't say a bad word about the place. Staff couldn't be more friendly, food was amazing, entertainment was breath taking. Overall perfect night.

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JC
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great afternoon tea at menagerie, our waiter was really friendly and attentive. He threw in a pot of tea and a Coca-Cola for my friend which was greatly appreciated in addition to our champagne. Food was really delicious, the menagerie afternoon tea (hot) option was a great idea and much tastier than the usual finger sandwiches. Overall a great afternoon spent and would definitely return.

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KG
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

What was meant to be a special birthday meal turned out to be a complete nightmare . Parking was really difficult (but I understand that can’t be helped) but this meant we were 10 minutes late . When we arrived we were told that the kitchen has shut and we can’t order food. After a 5 minute wait they said they had fixed the problem and if we ordered quick we would be ok (Bare in mind the kitchen is supposed to shut at 11 and we were there 10.45).We were taken to our table and a food order was taken . An HOUR later , still no food.. so we asked where it was , 5 minutes later the manager (I’m guessing) came over, apologised and said our order was put in too late and we can’t have the food we ordered . For a manager to actually agree that this is a good solution is discraceful. My friend explained to the manager that this wasn’t on and how she would never let this happen (as she owns her own restaurant) . The manager then came back and said they will cook our food and we can get 50 percent off the bill . As we were so hungry and it was too late to go anywhere else we agreed to this . The food finally arrived at 11.50 pm. At this point everyone was dancing around us , the food itself was terrible . I ordered the Caesar salad and the chicken was dry and hard and the tacos were much smaller than usual and Luke warm. I’m honestly not one to complain at all as I work in hospitality but it ruined my friends birthday meal. Very disappointed with our visit to menagerie . On a plus side I loved the decor and do think it’s a good place to drink. But I still can’t justify having to pay £50 for meal .

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AN
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was such a lovely start to my birthday they bought out our sweet dish with happy birthday written on it and an amazing candle I felt so spoilt! Such an amazing restaurant the staff are lovely cannot fault this place at all

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BC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Nice but too noisy for us , more suitable for younger customers

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FT
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just wow! Menagerie never fails to disappoint! Whenever I travel up to Manchester I always make sure I have pre-booked a late table to enjoy the entertainment as well as great food and drink! 100% would recommend!

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LT
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Had a great nice food was amazing , my o my criticism is that we ordered a number of tapas dishes for our group of 5 and instead of bringing them out gradually they all came at once and there wasn’t enough room on the table for it all . Need to stager the tapas

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Had the bottomless brunch at menagerie. This includes 2 brunch dishes and selected free flow drinks. Drinks always kept full, never had to ask got more drinks, kept flowing, service was great.

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SA
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Very enjoyable evening. Would go back again. Food was tasty.

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KD
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We travelled from Liverpool for afternoon tea to be told this needs to be pre-booked although this isn't stated online. We had some small plates which were quite nice but expensive for what they were.
I also need to point out that small flies were an issue when trying to eat.
The positives are that it's a lovely venue and the service was very good.

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PC
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great offers available on the website. Quality food and fantastic service

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OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is lovely!! Absolutely love the vibe!!

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h
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Was really looking forward to having our 17th wedding anniversary meal here, but left rather disappointed.
Firstly, we travelled up from Birmingham so was running 30mins late for our 9pm booking. I continuously called from 6.30pm to let the restaurant know but no one picked up and the message box was full. I also left an email but got no response.
Finally we arrived to be given a cold shoulder for our lateness, and as I explained about the continuous phone calls i had made, the staff replied that "they cant here the phone as its too loud in here".
Anyway, they Sat us down so we could finally begin with our looked forward to meal when 3 dancers came on the runway to do there thing right behind my head at 10pm. So not only could I not see unless I did a awkward 180°, but I was also in most other diners personal photos and filming on their phones of the entertainment which I didn't like. We should have been Sat away from this so 1, I could see and 2, it was SO annoying whilst trying to eat our meal.
We couldnt have much of a conversation unless we literally screamed at each other as the music was at the noise level of a club I would say.
I like the deco, but it's not a place for a quiet meal, it's loud place more for parties, groups of people I would say.. especially when at least 3 other women got on the runway right behind my head whilst i tryed to eat. I wouldn't have minded so much only i had a view i really didn't want of women's private bits, especially when one girls nipple popped out and she didn't Evan realise and carried on dancing..
The food was interesting but slightly cold. The had brought us a sparkler thing on a desert which was nice of them, but at this point we just wanted to go.
So end opinion, fab interior, ok food, music was great rnb, mega loud, but not what we were expecting for a meal in a resturant.

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N
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing
Would definitely recommend for any
Occasion...😊

Fantastic service
From the welcome at
Reception,
To the service from holly throughout the
Evening.
Made a special occasion that little bit more special.

Will now be booking
Our works Christmas party
At Menagerie 🎊🎈🎉

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JP
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Really enjoyed it. Bit cheeky to add a £10 cover charge and 10% service charge and then the waiter gets arsey when I don’t leave a tip.

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A
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Tables for 2 are a bit close together they should be a bit further apart as I felt like I was sat on someone’s knee

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AK
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

A bit of a mixture if things going on live entertainment with loud music though out feels like a nightclub with great food. Very posh and friendly

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TW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 1food 4service 4ambience 1

Wayyyy too noisy. Was meant to go for dinner, got there, decided to get drinks and then left. You can’t have a proper conversation as you have to shout over the noise.

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KG
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

This is the third time I have been to this restaurant but I was very disappointed this time. The table we had booked had no view of the entertainment and that is one of the main reasons in booked in advance. I had pre-ordered drinks on arrival. We were seated for 20mins, before these arrived, it’s a long time to wait for something that should be there as soon as you walk in. Then the service for the rest of the evening was very slow.

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LR
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant service and atmosphere, great response to email when booking. Slight issue getting through via phone to pay deposit however emailed and no issues.

Waitress was brilliant, very friendly and accommodating, would highly recommend and will be returning.

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