About Menagerie Restaurant

One New Bailey
Bridge Street
Manchester, M3 5AY
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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.

Dining style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Asian, South American

Hours of operation:
Serving Food:

Sunday - Thursday: 12:00 - 22:00
Friday - Saturday: 12:00 - 23:00

Bar:

Monday - Wednesday: 12:00 - 00:00
Thursday & Sunday: 12:00 - 01:00
Friday - Saturday 12:00 - 02:00

Dress code:
Business Casual

Price range:
£41 and over

Payment options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone number:
0161 832 3818

Website:
http://www.menagerierestaurant.co.uk/

Entertainment:
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. £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.

Catering:
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

Parking Details:
Street parking available by the main entrance and down the side of the building on Bridge Street.

Public Transport:
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.

Additional:
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

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4.1

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.9

service

4.1

ambience

4.2

value

3.7

noise

Moderate

79% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Birthdays (57)
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Group Bookings (49)
People Watching (39)
Hot Spot (38)
Handcrafted Cocktails (35)
Good for Anniversaries (32)
Dancing (32)
Romance (31)
Late-night Find (30)
Fit for Foodies (29)
Creative Cuisine (29)
Lunch (21)
Bar Seating (21)
Live Music (21)
Sunday Lunch (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
Brunch (15)
Business Meals (14)
Authentic (11)
Casual (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Happy Hour (10)
Neighbourhood Gem (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Afternoon Tea (9)
Healthy (9)
Cosy (8)
Outstanding Value (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Open Kitchen (7)
Tapas (7)
Afternoon Coffee (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Quick Bite (6)
Private Room (6)
Seasonal (4)
Scenic View (4)
Waterfront (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Outdoor Eating (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Molecular Gastronomy (3)
Family Style (2)
Organic (2)
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Spicy (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Wood Oven (1)
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 (Manchester)·Dined 2 days ago

Menagerie is a lovely place. However some things let us down.. something feltmissing or wrong all the time: no spinach, sweet potato chips instead of normal, things missing off the dessert. One of us ordered the king prawns off the small plates menu, baring in mind they are £17 he was expecting a lot however it came and it was 3 half prawns that they'd sliced.. wasn't worth the money at all. Someone had a steak and lamb and they were amazing. It is a lovely place, the show isn't much to shout about though which you have to pay towards and it just seems a little pricey for what it is

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 18 February 2017

Beautiful place, great entertainment and cocktails. Food is not as good as I would expect for the price. Would not go there for food again but would for drinks

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 (Manchester)·Dined on 18 February 2017

Great food, cocktails & I will definitely be returning!

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Modern Decor, Live Music, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Fun, Romantic, People Watching, Dancing, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 17 February 2017

Outstanding from the moment we arrived. Excellent staff, quality food ( steaks cooked perfectly) and quirky live entertainment.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 16 February 2017

Great food and atmosphere, entertainment was different, really enjoyed the meal here. Only problem was how close together the tables are but other than that amazing place.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 14 February 2017

Food and atmosphere was amazing, lovely staff very kind and helpful, great acts on Valentine's Day

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 (Manchester)·Dined on 14 February 2017

Was recommended by a friend. Great service, fun interior, excellent range of drinks, but not the ideal place for valentines lunch. Felt as though we were a spare part while they prepared for the evening. Food was below par given price (£75) for one course and a drink each. 10oz steak was poorly cooked and small. All in all underwhelmed for somewhere we had high hopes for.

Tags: Modern Decor
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 11 February 2017

Afternoon tea was great but service was a complete let down!! Staff were not attentive and we had to ask staff for menus, drinks and condiments.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Tea, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Modern Decor
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 10 February 2017

Poor good offering

Service not very efficient

Rib eye steak ordered medium rare came well done was send back TWICE eventually gave me an iron str'eak as chef say "because of the way they prepare the steak they cannot cooked medium rare 😀 Really !!!!

Starter we're pretty poor early in the evening and already starters not available

Got a basic tomato and mozzarella that came stone cold strait out of the fridge blend no seasoning the other starter cannot even remember,chicken picatta was very pooor also thick and greasy

So over all food experience not good

The suppose to be show during the diner is also a joke 2 little dance and a rope show was so poor is unbelievable

Will not recommend to any one

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 (Manchester)·Dined on 8 February 2017

The food was excellent however there was confusion over order. I'd spoken over the phone with someone 5 days before we arrived, they rang me, who took our order and I said it was my mum's birthday. When we arrived they had no knowledge of this and gave us menus. Don't know why the call was needed if we were to choose when we got there anyway. Also we had half the order and had to ask for the full savoury portion. No-one mentionwd happy birthday to my mum. In the end we had a lovely time but communication could be better to make the experience perfect.

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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 (London)·Dined on 7 February 2017

Amazing place!! So worth the visit - great for groups and special occasions

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Modern Decor, People Watching
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 5 February 2017

We went for Sunday lunch, it was very quiet! We had to ask for the flowers to be changed on the table as they were 1/2 dead! Then one of my friends found a hair in her food, they apologised and replaced it with another, but no offer of compensation came to remove the cost of my friends meal from the total price , we should not have to ask !

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 (Manchester)·Dined on 3 February 2017

Great food,great entertainment just little loud if just out as couple ...but the entertainment was great!!!

Tags: Dancing, Late-night Find
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 1 February 2017

Been here a few times now and have never been disappointed. Food is amazing, cocktails are outstanding and the service is 10 out of 10.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Hot Spot, Modern Decor, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Outstanding Value, Sunday Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 31 January 2017

The waiters are all friendly and providing top customer service. Loved the spicy lamb meatballs and oysters. Went for the January sale but it would be quite pricey for full price.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 30 January 2017

When we received our meal my boyfriends meal still had the use by sticker stuck to his lamb! The use by sticker was also the day before which was very worrying! Really disappointing experience. First impressions definitely count!

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (London)·Dined on 30 January 2017

Great atmosphere, nice food. Would definitely go back.

Tags: Good for a Date, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Dancing
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 (London)·Dined on 30 January 2017

The food was great, the sushi was my favourite. Staff are extremely friendly, the entertainment is great! Will definitely go again.

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 28 January 2017

Great atmosphere and vibe but found the service to be too slow that night and starters we ordered for the quantity was definitely not value for money.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Late-night Find, Modern Decor, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Fun
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 (London)·Dined on 28 January 2017

Overall very bad service, really disappointed wouldn't go back

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 (Lancashire)·Dined on 27 January 2017

Visited for the first time on Friday for my boyfriends birthday with 2 of our friends. Definitely going to visit again - food was lovely, and drinks were outstanding.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 26 January 2017

Great entertainment, fantastic food. Music a bit too loud and service forgot our order but very apologetic. Would recommend.

Tags: Modern Decor, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 26 January 2017

Food was excellent. It would be nice to have some male strippers/ dancers as the entertainment too for us girls!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 26 January 2017

Excellent meal, service, décor. Very good wine list. Meal cooked exactly as ordered. We will definitely eat there again. Good location, too. Definitely 5 stars from us.

Tags: Modern Decor, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Afternoon Tea, Pre/post Theatre, Outstanding Value, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Private Room, Afternoon Coffee, Healthy, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 26 January 2017

Met with a friend for lunch on the 50% discount deal it was all last minute, but what a fantastic lunch it was. Great food, service and place will be back to see what it's like in the evening. Told my other colleagues to get down to sample the exquisite food especially whilst the deal is on!

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 22 January 2017

Myself and 4 friends visited here on Sunday for my 21st Birthday. We was seated quickly but it took a while for our order to be taken. My mum and dad had been up earlier in the day to order a bottle of Prosecco to our table (they paid there and then for it) - which they had actually forgot about until a friend reminded them to bring it. I got half a chicken and chips which was OK but not the nicest. There was another group booking on the table next to us with another group of girls celebrating a birthday and they was treated like royalty! They got free shots and waiters were constantly going to the table to check they was OK. When the bill come at the end we decided not to pay the OPTIONAL service charge. However, a waiter come over to our table asking why there was only £90 (the bill was £85.50 without the service charge and £94 with) - he then said 'are you not paying the service charge?' which made us all feel bad/ awkward. I would go here again as the entertainment is good but the service isn't great.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 22 January 2017

The food was fantastic, decor is stunning, a fabulous place

Tags: Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Afternoon Tea, Live Music, Modern Decor, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Open Kitchen, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Wood Oven, Romantic
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 18 January 2017

We really enjoyed are visit the food was delicious and the service fabulous very knowlegable waitress. Definitely visit again

Tags: Special Occasion, Modern Decor, Dancing, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (London)·Dined on 15 January 2017

We took advantage of the half price food offer for Jan but I would not return. Service was slow, requests were forgotten and it took 10 minutes to get some salt and pepper. The food was luke warm and small portions.

Tags: Modern Decor, Dancing
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 15 January 2017

Delicious branch 😍😍😍

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 (Manchester)·Dined on 14 January 2017

Great food and a vibrant atmosphere. The entertainment certainly was entertaining.

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 13 January 2017

Music was far too loud - couldn't hear each other speaking

Entertainment were fun and food nice

Tags: Fun
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 13 January 2017

Booked for a Birthday celebration with friends as our usual venue was closed for refurbishment- how glad we did! The food was excellent (best fillet steak for a long time), for dessert we couldn't decide so ordered one of everything and haven't had any desserts quite like them anywhere else in Manchester.

The acts on the cat-walk were superb - all were very professionally put together and there was a lot of variety.

Menagerie is now our favoured restaurant in Manchester!

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 (Manchester)·Dined on 12 January 2017

Me and my girlfriend visited for the first time. It was a Thursday evening but still surprisingly busy. As soon as we walked in the atmosphere was booming which we enjoyed. We had starters and mains which we thoroughly enjoyed but unfortunately we had no room for dessert. The ladies dancing we thought was a great idea. Would definitely be going back soon.

Only negatives were, booked a table for 20:45 and didn't get seated for around 20 minutes after as it was busy. Also maybe not somewhere to go for an intimate meal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on 11 January 2017

Not worth the effort. All food is overpriced for the quality, but worst of all the service is average to poor. Manager was helpful but watch out for the host and female waiting staff. It feels obvious they don't want to be there nor appreciate you as a customer. Had been warned ahead of my visit by others and wish I'd listened. Look out for the £12 drinks

Tags: Open Kitchen, Waterfront, Modern Decor, Fun
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 11 January 2017

Awful service, waitress was moody did not approach us. Another waiter who could not speak English well had to go and call her to attend to us . We only know this because he said my English is not good! We would never go back , just looks pretty for instagram /Snapchat

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 (Manchester)·Dined on 8 January 2017

Both me and my boyfriend agreed that it was one of the best burgers we had ever had. The atmosphere is very nice.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 7 January 2017

Overall a decent ambiance, but not a big selection for people who wanted mocktails, seemed like we were given mocktails with lots of sugar syrup and some fruit flavor in it, disappointed.

Hidden 5 Pounds entry, which was not mentioned anywhere.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 7 January 2017

Fantastic atmosphere, great service and amazing food. Will definitely be coming back.

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 (Manchester)·Dined on 6 January 2017

Throughly enjoyed my experience, staff were incredibly friendly took the time out to speak to us individually and created a wonder ambience for us. We were only meant to spend 1 hour there for lunch however ended up spending 3 hours as the food was up to value and the environment was very friendly.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Groups, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Modern Decor, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Dancing, Fun, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Cozy, Outstanding Value, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Live Music, Bar Seating
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