20 Stories is an urban oasis at the top floor of No.1 Spinningfields (20 storeys up), where huge swathes of Greater Manchester and beyond will be visible, from the urban metropolis directly underneath, to the rolling hills of Lancashire beyond.
Behind 20 Stories (the restaurant), there are actually 20 stories. These stories or story titles themselves hint about where the food is from, the type of people who go there, the location and anything else that makes the restaurant so unique.
1. SOMEWHERE HIGH ABOVE MANCHESTER
The highest Restaurant, Bar and Terrace in the city.
2. IN THE BEGINNING, ALL THIS WAS SPINNINGFIELDS
The area is filled with History. Dating back to 1968 and taking its name from ‘Spinningfield’, a narrow street which ran westwards from Deansgate.
3. EAST TO THE PEAKS, WEST TO THE COAST, NORTH TO THE MOORS, SOUTH TO THE PLAIN
This is where you fill find us.
4. FROM FARM TO FORK
Our produce is fresh, from farm to fork and focuses on local ingredients, cooked by a local Mancunian Chef, Mike Jennings.
5. CELEBRATE GOOD TIMES
From our restaurant, to our rooftop terrace and private dining room, there is something for everyone to ensure your special occasion is memorable.
6. A MANCHESTER TART, BUT NOT AS YOU KNOW IT
Our Manchester Tart Punch cocktail is just one of our many signature cocktails you will find at the 20 Stories rooftop bar, curated by our Bar Manager and adopted Mancunian, Stuart McLachlan.
7. HOMELY CLASSICS
In true Northern style, there’s always a dish to make you feel right at home.
8. SIT DOWN NEXT TO ME
Referencing the Manchester band ‘James’ song “sit down next to me”, come and join us for a seat overlooking the city and beyond.
9. LET’S GET A BREW ON
Stem your 3pm hunger with afternoon tea treats.
10. LONG AGO AND NOT THAT FAR AWAY, OUR 40-DAY STEAKS WERE BORN
Our aim is to source all of our ingredients as locally as we can. We support our community and our economy.
11. MANCHESTER, BORN AND BREAD
This is the place. Whether you’re Manchester born and bred, or an adopted Mancunian, this is the place and we welcome you with open arms.
12. WINE NOT?
Our wine menu showcases a diverse collection of labels from some of the most iconic wine producers, styles and regions.
13. SAY CHEESE
With a wide selection of household favourites, what better way to end your dining story.
14. THE RAIN MAY FALL, BUT THE MARTINI IS DRY
Manchester is notorious for its weather, but we’ll never let a spot of rain spoil our fun!
15. LISTEN TO OUR STORIES
We have a loo with a view that tells stories to you.
16. A FRIEND IN NEED IS A FRIEND INDEED
Charity is at the forefront of what we do. We work with charities close to our heart to help those in need.
17. THE BEGINNING, THE MIDDLE & THE END
We aim to give you the best dining experience in Manchester, from pre-dinner cocktails, to the dinner itself, whilst leaving room for dessert.
18. LISTENING TO THE MANCHESTER SONGBIRDS
With live music filling the sky, sit back and relax to the sounds of our resident musicians.
19. 19 FLOORS
19 floors above the ground. Don’t be fooled by our name.
20. 20 STORIES
Our staff. Our restaurant. Our home.