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20 Stories, Manchester
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British Outdoor dining

20 Stories

No 1 Spinningfields, M3 3EB Manchester
Average price £80


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3 Courses Set Menu

£29.5 per guest
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£35 per guest
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Restaurant menu

Last update: November 2023
Chef Daniel Scott
Giant king prawns, garlic & chilli butter, aioli
Carrot & coriander soup, crispy salsify, coriander oil
Fenel, chicory, orange & dill salad
Pre-Theater Set Menu £35
This preset menu includes: Main course + Mains + Sides ( £6 to £8.50 Each ) + Dessert and drinks.

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20 Stories, Manchester
20 Stories, Manchester
20 Stories, Manchester
20 Stories, Manchester
20 Stories, Manchester
20 Stories, Manchester



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What diners said about this restaurant:

Fair value for money
Short waiting time
Moderate noise level
  • Susan C.1 review

    22 November 2023


    The booking sytem very professional. The staff amazing especially Milo. Food amazing. We will be back !!!

  • Luke W.1 review

    25 October 2023


    unbelievably tasty food, great service and a naughty little view to go with it, belting day out, boshhh

  • Sandy P.1 review

    4 October 2023


    The flavour of the food was extremely disappointing. I ordered a tomato salad that was bland with only Olive Oil which could have used a drizzle of balsamic reduction to add some flavour and up the presentation. When I asked the waiter for balsamic vinegar, he just brought out vinegar. They were out of chunky chips at 6pm and didn’t have mashed potatoes so the only option for my husband was crab potatoes which were absolutely disgusting. They smelt and tasted fishy. Not sure who thought that was a good idea? The server didn’t even comp the disgusting fishy potatoes when we wanted the chunky chips that they had run out of. A bit of customer service would’ve been nice there. We thought everything was overly priced for what it was. We will not be coming back.

  • Claire S.1 review

    28 September 2023


    The best chips I have ever had - cocktails were nice but service charge a bit on steep side… will come back for a full meal next time was lovely

  • Wes G.1 review

    18 September 2023


    The ribeye was nice, wouldn't say it was the best meat grade for the price but was good. The filet wasn't good - it's not difficult to source good quality filet mignon and the knife should glide through it, but this one was a bit tough, a bit overcooked as well, but to be fair, they swapped it for a ribeye and that was fine. The truffle fries are a bit too salty. Fantastic decor and spectacular views, would recommend this place for that alone and would certainly come back for drinks.

  • Sandra A.1 review

    7 September 2023


    We had an excellent afternoon, the food was really good, service was excellent, staff and venue was amazing. We will definitely visit again.

  • Gwendolyn H.1 review

    15 August 2023


    Fabulous cocktails but overpriced mediocre food, served cold. Will be back for drinks but far superior places in Manchester for food.

  • Rachel T.1 review

    8 August 2023


    Food - excellent. Decor - gorgeous! Views - wonderful. Service - we were left for ages, weren’t checked on once in a 2 hour sitting and had to keep asking to order more courses. Drinks were missed and we just felt generally forgotten about. Shame, we’d promised our children a really lovely treat and being left and hungry didn’t give a great experience.

  • Julian S.1 review

    3 August 2023


    Can't believe the increase in price, and the really sneaky presentation of sharing lobster and steak now priced "per person" rather than a single price, masking a near 30% increase. A £520 bill for 2 people even allowing for inclusion of a £94 bottle wine is well beyond reasonable value. Having visited many times, I won't be coming back.......


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  • JENNY H.1 review

    26 July 2023


    Unfortunately we had to wait for our first course for over an hour and when it arrived the 2 soups were cold and very unpleasant so we’re left uneaten. The main was ok but lacked a bit of flavour and again cold and the dessert was very average the lemon sorbet was so sharp it was inedible. Lovely setting but food let it down

  • Gary A.1 review

    25 July 2023


    Booked a meal for a graduation celebration and it did not disappoint. From the start the waiter helped with the wine choice. His knowledge was clear on the menu and again helped with out fish choice. The whole meal, drink and experience was excellent

  • Louisa L.1 review

    24 July 2023


    Lovely view. Nicely presented decor. Long wait to be seated despite being on time(early even) and a long wait to receive starters and again for mains. Very pricey for fairly average food. Nothing wrong with our meal, just that you're paying for the view experience, not the taste experience Portion sizes were just right but not a meal that would make me return.

  • Daniel B.1 review

    16 July 2023


    Wouldn’t even let me through the door as I had smart shorts on. Dress code on the website doesn’t state no shorts whatsoever. All good though because we went to the Ivy next door and had the best dining experience ever

  • Frank D.1 review

    12 July 2023


    Fabulous...apart from unisex washing in toilets. My wife was intimidated by the presence if strange men as she tried to refresh her makeup, and I was pushed to one side by a gaggle of gosipping young women. Spoiled a lovely day.

  • Sonya A.1 review

    30 June 2023


    The decor and the service at 20 stories is really amazing! However my friend said the sirloin steak wasn’t amazing and also I could have done with more veg/vegan options. I did have the beetroot wellington which was delicious, but would have liked more pastry. Overall we had a lovely evening

  • Joshua R.1 review

    29 June 2023


    This was a anniversary treat for the other half and we were made to feel like royalty a spectacular view with swift professional service, the staff are amazing and pleasant and the food was absolutely stunning, I would happily eat here any time

  • Paul H.1 review

    29 June 2023


    Amazing building, great atmosphere and attentive staff - sadly, for one of Manchester’s most expensive restaurants the food just isn’t up to it….

  • Mark C.1 review

    22 June 2023


    Went here to celebrate my friends birthday and new visa status, everything was lovely apart from portion size. Couldn't fill a tiny skinny person on these servings and I'm not even overweight either. The waiters were excellent though, and nice environment too. I imagine that's what we're truly paying for.

  • Peter R.1 review

    13 June 2023


    The place was lovely especially our waiter called Robert… We have been here before and to be honest the staff was not the best, but Robert was brilliant…. We are coming back again today

  • Ian B.1 review

    18 April 2023


    The staff were welcoming and the service good and pleasant with the exception of the bar staff. We went to the bar for a drink after arriving early and were ignored for about ten minutes. Really spoiled the start of a pleasant evening

    20 StoriesOwner

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. It is very disappointing to learn that your dining experience didn't live up to your expectations and may I first and foremost apologise to you for this, please rest assured I have taken your comments on board. Kind regards

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Opening time
Open today

12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
05:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
05:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
05:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
05:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
12:00 PM - 09:15 PM

How to get to the restaurant

No 1 Spinningfields, M3 3EB, Manchester, United Kingdom

Public transport

Great Northern on Deansgate 5 min walk to venue.

Additional information

Situated on the 19th floor of No.1 Spinningfields, 20 Stories is composed of a glamorous restaurant, lively bar and expansive rooftop terrace with unparalleled 360-degree views of the Manchester skyline. The 20 Stories kitchen have created menus that showcase the best of the Northwest, with an aim to source ingredients locally. The bar, headed up by Bar Manager Jack Marsden, serves Signature Cocktails, Craft Beer and experiments with local ingredients to provide the most unique tastes in the city. With an extensive wine list, created by the 20 Stories Head Sommelier, wine pairing has never felt so easy. We are fully committed to minimising our impact on the planet. We are addressing a range of specific issues, including the ethical sourcing of food products, reducing food waste and maximising recycling, whilst reducing our energy and water consumption. To find out more about our sustainability policy please click here. We are proud to hold a three star Sustainable Restaurant Association rating.

NCP in Spinngfields (located near leftbank)

Deansgate & Deansgate Locks, Manchester City Centre, Spinningfields & Greengate,

About the restaurant


• Sunday to Thursday 12pm till 12am

• Friday 12pm till late

• Saturday 11am till late


• Monday to Friday 12pm till 3pm and 5.30pm till 10pm

• Saturday 11am till 3pm and 5.30pm till 10pm

• Sunday 12pm till 21.15pm


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You can reserve the restaurant for a private event (Max. 60 people)

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