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20 Stories Restaurant, Manchester,

20 Stories Restaurant

4.3
4.3
469 Reviews
£41 and over
British
The 20 Stories restaurant is an iconic venue in the heart of Spinningfields which sits at the forefront of the Manchester dining scene with Modern British menus.

The rooftop terrace has trees scaling two storeys high and unparalleled views of Manchester, it embodies the electricity of an international restaurant against the backdrop of this dynamic city.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00–00:00 Fri, Sat 11:00–02:00 Sun 11:00–00:00

  • Phone number

    0161 204 3333

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    20 Stories is the height of glamorous entertaining, featuring a private room with cityscape views that can seat up to 16 guests* for lunch and dinner.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator : 0161 204 3333

  • Area

    Manchester

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wine

What 469 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Best Ambience

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Group Bookings

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Hot Spot

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Lunch

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Notable Wine List

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Special Occasions

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    British

  • Manchester

    Best Ambience

  • Manchester

    Group Bookings

  • Manchester

    Hot Spot

  • Manchester

    Lunch

  • Manchester

    Notable Wine List

  • Manchester

    Outdoor Eating

  • Manchester

    Special Occasions

  • Manchester

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  1. H

    Heather

    Manchester

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the set menu which is really great value for the money. Staff were excellent and served the food promptly. Great views over Manchester!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience5
    For the first time we went to 20 Stories to celebrate our birthdays. The place is great and the staff were smiling and welcoming . We had a cocktail on the terrace and admired the view before dinner. After we sat down and decided to have the scallops and the Porterhouse steak. The menu was great so it was a difficult decision. The steak took a while to arrive but it didn’t matter much as we were having a good time watching the sunset over Manchester skyline. For desert as it was a celebration decided to share a chocolate fondant. And till here everything was wonderful. However after waiting 40 min . The waiter came to the table with two empty plates with writing on them ‘ Happy Birthday’ but not desert. He then told us they didn’t have any and said if we wanted to order anything else. We of course after waiting that long we didn’t want anything else. I would have expected better from a restaurant of this category and a expensive bill. We gave the manager the feedback that night before we left but just took it the feedback. It’s a shame that could have been a great night from start to finish.
  3. C

    Cerbera

    New England

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 18 July 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Family dinner, great service, fantastic ambiance and had a real ‘wow!’ factor. Wine list good, food good. It’s certainly somewhere we will re-visit if we return to Manchester. It’s hard to impress my family but this place delivered.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 July 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    Terrible service. Constant asking if we wanted to order when clearly we were in the midst of discussions. Also had to ask 3 times for a glass of wine and was just fobbed off. Other than the management, the waiting staff were useless.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely staff and great service . Lovely ambience and food
  6. EH

    EdwardH

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    A lovely experience. Staff excellent & knowledgeable
  7. S

    Steve

    North Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    From moment of entering, you know you are in a special environment. All staff are pleasant and well trained. This is the kind of restaurant where the rich & famous would be comfortable dining in. We felt comfortable and cared for despite our humble origins! Roberto from Hungary was a perfect waiter in every way. Many thanks to all staff for a memorable visit. Regards, Barbara & Steve, Liverpool
  8. MI

    MIANDERS

    Manchester

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time visit. Atmosphere was lively. Great choice of cocktails and wine. Our waiter was excellent as was the food. Will definitely revisit
  9. c

    claree

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 May 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Good place to either eat or just have a drink. Such a great atmosphere as well. Staff are so friendly. But they are under staffed so bar service a bit slow
  10. MG

    MaryG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely setting. Friendly and efficient staff. Good food. Would recommend.
  11. J

    Joseph

    Edinburgh

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 25 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Just superb
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    I booked 20 stories as a treat for my sister and I before a concert in Manchester. It was mid week so not too busy not too quiet. We arrived early and were happily seated at the bar for a cocktail before our table was ready - it’s a beautiful setting. Initially for dinner we were sat in a bit of a corridor and it felt like trays were being lifted over our heads - we were asked to be moved which was accommodated. I felt like the beautiful booths were a little wasted as these seemed to be filled last - but we did get moved to a table with a great view. Food was brilliant - we had a chateaubriand with sides to share. No room for pudding unfortunately. Service was average. We requested a table outside for drinks after dinner as part of the booking but this wasn’t factored in (we just went outside ourselves but it was luck as it was pretty busy)
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it great view excellent food
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Was ok. Got a view of landfill
  15. MJ

    MrJeffBlair

    Manchester

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on 4 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service & atmosphere! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  16. l

    linda0801

    Manchester

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 21 March 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food , drinks and service. Relaxed atmosphere with pre lunch drinks enjoying the views. Staff friendly and professional. Will certainly return.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Excellent food, wine, cocktails. Great location and views. Service was a little slow and hit/miss (several different servers over course of meal), but wasn’t that detrimental to the experience. Will definitely go back.
  18. SD

    SharonD

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An excellent evening celebrating my birthday ! Food excellent ambiance excellent service second to none ! Thank you ! We will return !
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent location with a great view. Good food with good prices.
  20. LH

    LaurenH

    Yorkshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall really good, from food to music & atmosphere
  21. KR

    KenR

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good food in a lovely setting with great customer care
  22. CS

    ClaSca

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The atmosphere is always great at 20 Stories; however service was quite slow between meals and drinks orders, and I tried to give our coats in for the closet but it was completely full so we had our coats on seats which wasn’t ideal. A good night but could have been quicker bringing our meals out.
  23. CB

    CedricB

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 January 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Our first time here and first date of the New Year for the wife and I . The food took entirely too long to come out . We ordered our food at 7:20 pm -lamb ( well done) .Coming from a hotel and restaurant mgr background this was taken into consideration . Our food did not come out until 8:13 pm. The waiter did advise the food was coming at some point but even the remembrance of him faded after 20 more minutes surpassed .
  24. CD

    CaitlandD

    Manchester

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 29 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food
  25. g

    graced

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 January 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience5
    Food was freezing sent back twice! Ended up eating else where. Wouldn’t go back for the food.
  26. CC

    CiaraC

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Was very cold and service wasn’t great was overall ok, the venue was lovely though
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Amsterdam

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal.. always amazing
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 January 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    Service slow, table late and food was bang average
  29. M

    Mahds

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 22 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A real event restaurant, with fantastic views over the city of Manchester. A very buzzy atmosphere, with everyone dressed to the nines and there to be seen looking at their best. Often, this type of restaurant can be all form and no substance, but the food and service at 20 Stories was excellent and lived up to the atmosphere and location. Not cheap, but recommended for a special occasion.
  30. W

    Wildc66

    London

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 22 January 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food great view of the city staff very friendly
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good…..great vibes
  32. WB

    WendyB

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Atmosphere and surroundings great but we felt it was very overpriced. I know it's not just the food you're paying for but rates, wages, location etc but still....£22 for 3 prawns a bit steep imo.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We had such a great time. The food was lovely, cocktails were perfect. We will definitely come again!
  34. UM

    UgoM

    Essex

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    I would avoid going there during weekends if you want to enjoy the atmosphere. The staff was pushing and rushing you to finish your dinner
  35. EK

    EmmaK

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great views over the city, outstanding food and service, particular thanks to Alfredo, his enthusiasm with the wine was outstanding and it was a pleasure to be served by him.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 January 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was amazing!! The food was unreal, the service there is great and the view is to die for,it’s the perfect place for nice pictures too !
  37. S

    Shaun

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always great friendly service and a fantastic meal. Lovely views from the top floor. We stayed in after a late lunch and drank in the bar which was a great atmosphere. Staff very attentive and friendly. Ratio of staff to diners is high too.
  38. d

    danielc

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 2 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved this place. Great atmosphere and great views of Manchester. The toilets offer great views, similar to those offered in the Shard in London. We had Sunday lunch and was really nice. Lovely house wines and the beer was ok too. We did not use the pods outside but offer those who want to experience the views without the meal a good opportunity to have drinks with a difference. We will go back again soon
  39. L

    Laura

    Manchester

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2021

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    Disappointed- The vegetarian/ vegan option was a plate of carrots and for a substantial price! I’ve been here before and had a brilliant meal so I’m shocked at how little options were available and the standard of food! However staff were friendly and attentive. But wouldn’t recommend for anyone with dietary requirements.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 December 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Nice restaurant, good service, food really average for the price

FAQs

20 Stories Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 469 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for 20 Stories Restaurant

No.1 Spinningfields, Byrom Street, Manchester, M3 3EB

Additional information

  • Area

    Manchester

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00–00:00 Fri, Sat 11:00–02:00 Sun 11:00–00:00

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wine

  • Phone number

    0161 204 3333

  • Private party facilities

    20 Stories is the height of glamorous entertaining, featuring a private room with cityscape views that can seat up to 16 guests* for lunch and dinner.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator : 0161 204 3333

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