No doubt by now you’ve enjoyed a cocktail (or ten) on a rooftop or outdoor terrace and being absolutely buzzing at your new found freedom. We’ve been checking out the best outdoor offerings all over the UK so visiting 20Stories, Manchester, was inevitable. Having dined at the restaurant many times since it launched in 2018, we could wax lyrical about how much we love it. From the staff to the cocktails and everything in between, 20 Stories will always be one of our favourite Manchester hot spots.

So, if you’ve been living under a rock (or been stuck at home due to a, I don’t know, a global pandemic or something…) then we’ve got 20 reasons why your next reservation needs to be at 20 Stories.

Reason 1

The views. The end.

Reason 2

They locally source as many of their ingredients locally and you can guarantee to find something on the menu for everyone in your friendship group.

Reason 3

The wine menu is extensive. So whether you know your Chardonnay from your Sauvignon or your someone who just opts for the house white to avoid any embarrassment when ordering, with the selection curated by their sommelier you will be in for a treat with every option.

Reason 4

You can dine in their private room for those special occasions or boujie girly gatherings for the height of glamorous entertaining. So that OTT dress that’s in your basket on Asos, it’s time to place the order and get your glad rags on for a sophisticated night out.

Reason 5

They have set menus that change regular so if you never know what to order, they can take the guess work out of it and allow you to just sit back and indulge.

Reason 6

20 Stories is the place to be seen in Manchester, you know you’ll be rubbing shoulders with some of the cities elite and it’s not unheard of to spot a celebrity or two.

Reason 7

They have a resident DJ on a Friday and Saturday night so you can guarantee those party vibes that we’ve all be craving.

Reason 8

They host regular events so you just need to keep up to date with their events page to see what’s coming up.

Reason 9

If Afternoon Tea is your (cream and) jam, then they’ve got you covered. Paired with only the best champagne, it might look too good to eat but get stuck in because everything is carefully curated to create a memorable experience that is so much more than your average Afternoon Tea.

Reason 10

If you’re stuck for gift ideas, they have a host of experiences that you can book, along with gift vouchers. Making you look like the most thoughtful friend / mother / daughter / sister with minimal effort.

Reason 11

The unparalleled 360-degree views of the Manchester skyline will have you feeling like you’re on top of the world and also make for a great backdrop for photos.

Reason 12

There’s so many amazing ‘perfect for the gram’ spots in the restaurant so you won’t be short on options for filling up your feed after you visit.

Reason 13

They can cater to all dietary requirements and nothing is too much hassle.

Reason 14

They work with some of the most iconic wine producers and still offer it at really affordable prices.

Reason 15

The Bar at 20 Stories is a destination in its own right: a perfect place to meet friends, go on a date, enjoy pre-dinner drinks or party the night away. Located between the two dining areas sits the first striking bar, with a second taking residence on the large rooftop terrace. So, get prepared to take your pick and decide which one to prop up.

Reason 16

The contemporary cocktail list is full of experimental fizzes and fixes, paying homage to the cultural diversity rife within Manchester. Read : Every single cocktail is totally Instagrammable.

Reason 17

We all know Manchester weather is a little bit temperamental so If you’re enjoying the rooftop, you can get cosy with their blankets and heaters so you won’t even notice when the temperature drops.

Reason 18

Good vibes come as standard when you visit 20 Stories, no matter what time of day it is.

Reason 19

It’s perfectly located in Spinningfields so after a day of work or shopping, you can reward yourself with a visit here.

Reason 20

The staff are so personable, you’ll feel like part of their family after your first visit. Whilst we could go on and list endless reasons why you should visit 20 Stories, whichever reason you pick, you won’t regret it.


Northern girl Laura is the epitome of a true entrepreneur. Laura’s spirit for adventure and passion for people blaze through House of Coco. She founded House of Coco in 2014 and has grown it in to an internationally recognised brand whilst having a lot of fun along the way. Travel is in her DNA and she is a true visionary and a global citizen.

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