20 Stories Restaurant

4.4
244 reviews
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  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
20 Stories is an iconic restaurant in the heart of Spinningfields which sits at the forefront of the Manchester dining scene with Modern British menus. From lunch to post dinner drinks, to dinner with live music, a rooftop garden with 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, complete with its own celebrated story. The contemporary and glamorous venue is at the hub of Manchester’s social scene and feature a modern-British menu. The venue boasts a stylish bar and alluring outdoor terrace that sits under a canopy of beautiful trees and dramatic lighting.

Special Offers

Sunday Lunch Set Menu: 3 courses for £29.50

...from a set menu.

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 30 July 2019

Ends: 29 October 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00-17:00

Manchester Restaurant week: 2 Courses £18.50

...from a set menu (3 courses £23.50)

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 1 May 2019

Ends: 29 October 2019

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-14:30

Manchester Restaurant week: 3 courses £23.50

From a set menu. With the option of 2 courses for £18.50

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 1 May 2019

Ends: 29 October 2019

Availability: Mon-Thu 17:30-18:30

What 244 People Are Saying
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JE
Manchester
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

It was a really nice experience. The restaurant is lovely and they had live music playing whilst we were there. The service was slightly slow, it took 1hr 20 from being seated to eating our starter, but the other courses were brought out swiftly from this point onwards. I would recommend eating here.

g
London
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Staff, views and ambience are lovely and it does feel like a special treat going there, however the food was decidedly average. Nothing at all special, we had the three course Sunday menu. I thought it was overpriced for what we actually had. Portions were big though.
I’d go there for cocktails or brunch but not for a special meal.

OT
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely lunch for my friends birthday, we had a great table, excellent food and great service by Andre.. Would highly recommend 20 stories 5*

LB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love coming here, met a friend who I hadn’t seen for many years and she loved it too. The food is terrific, service great. Never fails to impress

M
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Met friends and had a great experience, pity it was raining as we would have liked to sit on the Terrace.

OT
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food with superb service!
Would definitely recommend.

R
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

They hounded you with phone calls to confirm the booking .

P
Yorkshire
15 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A warm welcome when we arrived was followed by attentive service throughout including a most informative sommelier. 2-3 course lunch special was excellent value for money & in truth most of our bill was for drinks. The cocktail i had in a black glass was rather different in taste & fragrance but i stuck with it lol. Food superb, views from 20 stories up were amazing & despite the rain we had cocktails/coffee on the open rooftop section afterwards. Definitely recommend!

B
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time experiencing 20 stories on Saturday, amazing food, amazing service and amazing atmosphere.. would defiantly recommend x

SB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time experience for my sons 21st birthday meal. Outstanding service and hospitality. A very appreciated touch at the end with a happy birthday board piped in white chocolate and a slice of cake.

Will definitely call again. Thank you and please pass on my thanks to all the staff who were very professional.

GO
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great food, live music was brilliant

OT
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

The food was ok but very overpriced for what it was. Their card machine wasnt working and they couldn't take our payment it's a good thing my friend had cash on him to pay. It took them 20 minutes after we requested the bill and they still couldn't get the card machine to work.

DA
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

I have been to the restraunt in the evening and probably wouldn't go again Sunday lunch time. Felt the menu wasn't as good and the food had to be taken away as it was cold. I also had to chase drinks a couple of times. The staff did react to my problem but it could have been avoided.

OT
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 2Ambience 5

Gorgeous restaurant however if you go late evening can be rushed which is a shame!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food and service was great. However, after 2h we were asked to vacate the table. It just felt a bit rude after spending that amount of money. Especially that tables around us were available.

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Graduation🎓

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m
London
29 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing view, ambience, food and drinks. Can highly recommend it. We had a graduation celebration here and got perfectly spoiled with graduation cocktails and a little congratulations dessert.

OT
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Pleasant surroundings, quality of food was good. Only concern was the table placement where we were sat in a walk route for customers and food so was a little busy. If sat in a different area, then the experience would have been excellent.

AF
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Our first meal together without our 10 month old son so a special Sunday roast was lovely. Really accommodating staff.

h
London
161 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Will never put top note as perfection nearly doesn't exist but this destination restaurant really edging to it

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing service and ambiance😎

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

Terrible and over priced. Staff was rude. And didn’t even bring out birthday dessert as we had requested!

OT
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

20stories is a great place to dine the food is delicious... and the amazing Manchester tart cocktail is the best drink in Manchester.
The staff are fun very welcoming and are lovely and helpful even if it means taking hundreds of pics of you stood at the famous window overlooking Manchester.
Perfect atmosphere and the bands/singers they have performing just make the evening even more enjoyable...
thanks 20stories you made our day/night... :-)

GM
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great dining experience as usual at 20 stories celebrating my mother's 50th birthday. The staff are attentive and polite and the food is delicious.

OT
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 2

Poor service. No commitment to pleasing the customer at all. Slow and does not reflect the prices they are charging!

GB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 4

The food is just not good enough. Great views and a nice bar but it seems to be at the expense of the quality of food.

SA
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Overall excellent but let down by communal washing facilities as the ladies were not impressed doing their makeup stood next to men

DP
N. Ireland
11 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First trip to Manchester and 20 Stories came highly recommended. Sunday Lunch Menu a popular choice, judging by the numbers and range of ages attending, and rightly so. Efficient, friendly and helpful staff who did not make any request seem too much. Good range of options and generous portions. Wines available for all palates and budgets with broader range on the upper end. Comfortable seating and views through spotless windows an added bonus and would definitely recommend for a special occasion. Made to feel welcome and custom appreciated - nice personal touch from serving staff (a rare feature in some busy big city establishments). Maybe we were just lucky but I doubt it.

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely staff!! Couldn’t do enough

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely brilliant place waiters took time to discuss the menu. The wine waiter recommended a wine which was absolutely delicious.

CG
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Service very friendly and prompt. Great views, lovely wines good choice on the menu.

U
Manchester
8 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great venue for meeting friends for lunch. Stylish and unique. Delicious food. Wine a bit pricey. Would welcome a lunchtime deal which includes a glass of wine. Has become a regular go-to choice for me.

OT
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Everything was lovely, but not outstanding. Unfortunately we found fluff in the wine glasses, then when they switched out the glass they brought less wine! We ordered a 175ml glass and they brought 125ml pour. The food was lovely, and the ambiance of the room was great. The service was lacking, we had to flag down a waiter on several occasion to assist us, to refill our water, take payment. It was exhausting having to flag staff down, instead of being seamlessly serviced.

OT
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service, food and experience on a whole was outstanding. It far surpassed my expectations and I will definitely be dining here again in the near future. Our waiter, Mirko, gave exceptional service and provided us with everything we needed as well as suggestions on food and drink.

c
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really busy place, the food and drinks are really good each time we've been.

F
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great advice on wine and worth trying something different. Must be best view from a restaurant in Manchester. I'll be back!

LD
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 4Ambience 1

It was Sunday afternoons d their was a singer playing in the bar. All good. BUT the ridiculous sound level of the music being played on the speakers into the main restaurant meant we couldn’t hear either the staff or each other throughout the entire meal. it absolutely ruined our meal and our experience. Every time the music stopped everybody sighed with relief. It was impossible to speak to each other and hurt our ears . So much for. Relaxing Sunday lunch vibe. We couldn’t wait to get out of there.

It’s such a shame.. our previous visit was fantastic. The staff are always absolutely brilliant.

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Birthday dinner

OT
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great location and surroundings made for a special evening with friends and family, food was very tasty although some of the portion sizes were a little disappointing .
Staff were very friendly and I will certainly be returning

OT
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal, however the vegetarian options were woefully limited. Fish pie was beautiful and excellent value when compared to the vegetable ratatouille Staff were excellent. Thank you

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