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About Menagerie Restaurant
A Contemporary American restaurant & bar Indulging guests in a mi casa es su casa ambience with luxury finishes and flavours.
Menagerie is set in the heart of Manchester city centre.
The menu features a US’ interpretation of international dishes, favouring social dining tapas style with beautifully presented dishes.
Manchester, M3 5AY
American, Asian, South American
Hours of operation:
Sunday - Thursday: 12:00 - 22:00
Friday - Saturday: 12:00 - 23:00
Monday - Wednesday: 12:00 - 00:00
Thursday & Sunday: 12:00 - 01:00
Friday - Saturday 12:00 - 02:00
£41 and over
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
0161 832 3818
Expect the unexpected, every aspect of Menagerie is designed to engage guests with performance at weekend alongside theatrical gastronomy & mixology. Featuring a champagne chandelier where our aerial performer serves drinks to the table (advance reservations only)
Please Note for all reservations after 7pm Friday and Saturday night, we do require a £15 non-refundable deposit per person which is redeemable on the evening against your food bill. W e provide world class performances for your enjoyment. Our shows include aerial performers, acrobats, dancers, singers, fire breathers, drag artists & many more.
Menagerie at Home
Offering the full Menagerie experience in a venue of your choice.
Full event service available. Options include:
• Bar Hire & staffing
• Full catering & staffing
• Set menus, substantial canapes - bespoke menus available
• Performers & DJ
• Venue dressing
• Design & print
Street parking available by the main entrance and down the side of the building on Bridge Street.
Situated directly next to Salford Central Train Station. A 15 minute walk from Victoria train station. Bus Stop a 2 minute walk away on Bridge Street.
Private Party Facilities:
Private dining at mezzanine level for up to 30 guests with privacy drapes or open glass balustrade for guests to view the restaurant and be included in the atmosphere whilst dining. Access to private balcony overlooking the restaurant.
Please Note for all reservations after 7pm Friday and Saturday night, we do require a £15 non refundable deposit per person. £10 per person will be deducted from your bill on the evening and £5 will be retained as an entertainment cover fee. Our entertainment cover fee is your guaranteed "ticket" to the catwalk performances we present every weekend; ensuring we provide world class performances for your enjoyment. Our shows include aerial performers, acrobats, dancers, singers, fire breathers, drag artists & many more.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Menagerie Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
The greeting was either warm, friendly or professional.
I ordered the Romatica which on the menu states is made with Moet & Chandon champagne however I saw the the cocktail being made with prosecco.
The mixologist was very rude and generally seemed like he couldn't be bothered being there.
With so many lovely places to eat and drink in Manchester I certainly wont be going back to Menagerie nor will I recommend it to friends or colleagues.
Certainly a different night .
Great bar area , really good cocktails .
Food was another story ........
How difficult is it to supply food that is fresh , well presented and tasty .
We had the sea bass tempura with sweet potatoe fries ......honestly I could have done better myself with my deep fat fryer.
Entertainment , four out of ten .
We enjoyed the night , possibly a few too many cocktails , and even with the terrible food would give the place another go .
Absolutely fantastic night for my birthday here. The service and entertainment was excellent.
Such a good atmosphere and we weren't rushed at all. I went with the girls but will be back to take my husband. The only downside was that they add a charge of £5.00 per person for the entertainment onto the bill which seems a bit silly when the entertainment is on anyway and people are coming in for drink and not getting charge to watch it. Although, it would not put me off going again.
I've been here to eat before, around 4pm, and loved it !! The restaurant looks great and the music is brilliant. The menu is a little limited ... but the burger is great.
However, the thing that REALLY put me off this time was the 'entertainment'. By 9pm, I'd seen at least 2 of the woman entertainers strip off to just their knickers and jiggle about and it just doesn't seem fitting for so early on and whilst people are eating dinner. And what's more, you get charged an entertainment fee on top of your food bill too ... just not good enough Menagerie, a birthday celebration ruined.
The oddest night of my life!!!
Food was poor and overpriced but the music was great.
'World class entertainment' was odd - topless lady shaking her boobs about whilst stapling playing cards to her thighs - but it was absolutely hilarious.
Drinks - alright, nice cocktails. On the expensive side.
Is it a club, a restaurant....? no idea.
If your a foodie it's not for you. If you want to have a laugh, dance, line your stomachs and get trollied then it's for you.
Spent a fortune.
Had a great night.
Attended this establishment last night and never had such poor customer service anywhere.. we were booked onto a table at 7pm for my sisters 40th birthday. By 8.30 it was very clear we were being rushed through our meal (which was a table of 6 girls eating and drinking cocktails/prosecco) at 8.40 were asked if we would like desert which we were planning to order a £60 (extortionate) for a Ferris wheel.. to then be told we would have to eat it at the bar as they needed our table. (They therefore lost out on what would have been an extra £100 on our bill as desert and further drinks would have been purchased) The manner in which we were spoken to by a so called manager (debatable) was appalling we went outside for fresh air and were surrounded by a group of extremely aggressive and intimidating bouncers one of which physically man handled me which begs the question why do they need so many of them in the first place! The bill was eventually paid (after deducting the 'service' charge they cheekily added after all this fiasco) we tried reasoning with various members of the staff all of which were arrogant, unwilling to listen and down right rude! I think they would very much benefit from attending a customer service course. I shall never ever grace be doors of this place again not shall I recommend to any of my friends or family. In addition to this, the so called entertainment consisted of a woman dressed like a pink Fred and Emu and a fire eater .. hmmm glad I didn't part with £5 'entertainment fee' to see this disaster! Such a shame that this was supposed to be for special night celebrating and will now be remembered for all the wrong reasons.
Food was Luke warm, expensive for what it was, staff were friendly but the drunken fight spoilt it all. Exotic Dancer was excellent but seemed out of place. Music was good but the restaurant was very quiet. Unlikely to return as more places with better value for money & atmosphere elsewhere. Disappointing overall as we were celebrating my wife's birthday!
Overall happy with the experience - thought the music was abit loud, maybe could have been quieter then louder when the performers where on or when it got later. Service was okay - but where we were sat, seemed to be a meeting point for the staff when they weren't doing anything. The £5 each entry cover for the performers, was unnecessary, especially when we had already paid £15 deposit each. Performances was a little weird!
Booked 3 months in advance, was so worth the wait. Service was outstanding the restaurant and bar staff couldn't do enough for you. We ate in there at 8pm food was great and left at midnight we wasn't rushed we had the table for the whole time the live entertainment was amazing. Honestly one of the best places we have been in Manchester.
I asked for a special request upon booking and this was completely ignored 👎 other restaurants have carried out my request so I wasn't prepared to settle for less & wanted to leave immediately but my partner convinced me to stay. Another annoyance was when I asked for a specific placing of my dish because I didn't want the two food mixing together in which was also ignored. However, waiters made sure we were okay every now and then which was thoughtful. The music is pumping & lively so it's fair to say that the atmosphere is enjoyable. The food tasted good even though what I saw on this app and wished for wasn't on the menu upon arrival.
I booked this restaurant for my daughter 21st. It certainly had the wow factor as soon as we came through the door. The service was amazing and so was the food. The staff came over with a birthday platter with sparklers and sang happy birthday. Nothing was too much trouble for them. Fantastic time was had by all and we had a age rang of 21-71 years old. We will definitely coming again and would love to see what it's like at night. X
Service was really good - cocktails were ok - food was nothing special had not much flavour - our fantastic waiter brought us minced truffle in truffle oil to add on top of the zero flavoured truffled mac n cheese (they use truffle flakes which must have lost their flavour) pork chop main zero flavour , chilli lamb main zero flavour, tempura sea bass zero flavour, tuna tatare zero flavour, chicken and waffles pointless ordering as its soooo minature, the shows were soooo boring, pointless, the music level was almost turned down when they were on, no way of announcing them, but as i said no point to announce such boring, dead, unexciting, unenthralling, non entertainment, we celebrated my brothers bday, they said they would send out a birthday plate, happy birthday written in chocolate piped onto a plate with one measley choc dipped strawberry and one normal sized profiterole is nothing to send out! They should haved piped the happy birthday onto the donut dessert plate we had ordered. service was amazing - but yeh food nothing special at all, and entertainment not entertaining! I live in London, the owners need to come and visit some real restaurants and then sort their act out in their own venue!
first visit for my daughter's 20th birthday request and we were delighted.
the atmosphere; food; service; bespoke mocktail drinks; array of entertainment & surprise birthday desert dish were second to none!!!
we all loved it; including my other teenager and partner who are on occasions can be very difficult to please.
thanks so much for the experience!!
Audrey; Trafford; Manchester
Very modern decor, fantastic vibe and atmosphere. Shows we're different acts (dancer, fire water) every 20 minutes. Food was tasty but came cold, sent it back still cold but manager gave a discount. Food was tasty just st not hot enough. Small plates as starters were delicious. Spent all night here and had a fab evening.
Amazing food, great service from a lovely girl who served us - really chatty and nice.
cocktails to die for!
Menagerie as a whole was a great dining experience, the interior is gorgeous and a real must go to in Manchester.
Made it even better bumping into the beautiful Seema!
Cant wait to return x
We wasn't informed of the set menu and left one of my vegetarian friends left with a meal she did not like as no other options were offered to her and she was simply declined when requesting any alternatives.
The entertainment was good and the food was lovely, the waiter was pleasent but it was a shame about the standard of service regarding the food.
Bland food. Rubbish music that kept stopping. No enteratainment from 4-7pm on Sunday even though the website says from 4. Stressy waitresses. It was a special occasion for my boyfriends birthday and expected a lot more! Nice decor would only go back for a drink at a push but don't bother for food there's lots and lots of places in Manchester which serve beautiful food, Neighbourhood, Tattu, Australasia etc
I booked here on Open Table 5-6 weeks ago for my birthday night out. I did actually email them directly and did not get a response. When we arrived we were placed on a booth, which was more near the bar than the catwalk, so this was disappointing. We ordered our drinks with the waitress, who was very rude and not attentive. We was then approached by a man who said that we had to spend the deposit on food. Neither me or my friends were hungry and I explained that we booked the table of the presumption that it was for drinks, I mean come on, why would anyone want a sit down meal at 10.30pm?! I replied that we didn't really want food and if we could spend it on drinks or get our deposits back. He replied no and said that the deposits was non-refundable. This was not explained on the phone. After much deliberation, me and my friends reluctantly ordered food. The waitress told us that we could spend the £15 deposit on drinks. We explained that we was told differently and decided not order any more after being told different things. Whilst waiting, another waiter went to take our cutlery and we had to explain that we had ordered food. He then slammed the cutlery back down. Another case of miscommunication. We was not impressed with what was served. The chips that came were undercooked and soggy! The rude waitress and another waiter came and took our plates away very in a rudely manner, pretty much snatched the plates! As soon as we eaten we asked for the bill and left, which was again taken by the rude waitress who looked at the lack of tip in disgust clearly written on her face and left. May I add, in regards to entertainment, we saw on girl dance on the catwalk for approx. 2 mins to one song. World class entertainment they claim and ask for £5pp on top of the bill? I think not. Overall, if your wanting to spend your night out at pretentious bar for pretty Instagram and snapchat photos, then this is the place to go. We will not be returning and was highly disappointed.
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