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.

Stories:

1. SOMEWHERE HIGH ABOVE MANCHESTER
Speaking to the height of the restaurant overlooking Manchester.

2. IN THE BEGINNING, ALL THIS WAS SPINNINGFIELDS
This is about the history of the cotton spinning in the area (originally a street called Spinningfield).

3. FROM ONE PLOT IN CHESHIRE TO 20 STORIES IN MANCHESTER
Referencing the farm that 20 Stories owns and where a lot of the produce comes from.

4. BREAKFAST MET LUNCH. AND THEN THERE WAS BRUNCH
Speaks for itself.

5. EAST TO THE PEAKS, WEST TO THE COAST, NORTH TO THE MOORS, SOUTH TO THE PLAIN
Pin pointing the location in a poetic way.

6. EATING SHEPHERD’S PIE IN THE SKY
Speaks for itself.

7. MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB FROM CUMBRIA
Speaks for itself. Cumbria without sheep would not be Cumbria.

8. SIT DOWN NEXT TO ME
Referencing the Manchester rock band ‘James’ song “sit down next to me”. Also has relevance to the bar area.

9. LET’S GET A CRAFT BREW ON
Referencing “lets get a brew (tea) on”.

10. LONG AGO AND NOT THAT FAR AWAY, OUR 40-DAY STEAKS WERE BORN
Speaks for itself.

11. MANCHESTER, BORN AND BREAD
Speaks for itself.

12. FROM THE DEEP DARK WOODS COMES THE FOREST GIN
Forest Gin is a gin that comes from Macclesfield.

13. IT’S THE WAY THE CHESHIRE CHEESE CRUMBLES
Speaks for itself.

14. THE RAIN MAY FALL, BUT THE MARTINI IS DRY
Manchester is notorious for its weather. This is used in the bar.

15. SHELLING SEA SCALLOPS FROM THE SEA SHORE
Speaks for itself.

16. WHEN THE NEW WORLD REDS COME MARCHING IN
Both about the wine and also Manchester United/football.

17. ANY PUDDING AS LONG AS IT’S BLACK. AND FROM BURY
Bury is famous for its black pudding.

18. LISTENING TO THE MANCHESTER SONGBIRDS
‘Songbird’ is an Oasis track but this generally combines the treetop/canopy/high up feel of 20 Stories with Manchesters famous music scene.

19. THE BEGINNING, THE MIDDLE & THE END
The whole dining process.

20. STORIES

The restaurant.