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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.

One New Bailey
Bridge Street
Manchester, M3 5AY
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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

Cross street:
Stanley Street

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 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.

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

5
4
3
2
1

4.1

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.0

Service

4.0

Ambience

4.2

Value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

79% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (76)
Vibrant Bar Scene (63)
Fun (62)
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Good for a Date (59)
Special Occasions (59)
Group Bookings (47)
Good for Anniversaries (37)
Hot Spot (33)
Late-night Find (31)
People Watching (31)
Lunch (31)
Handcrafted Cocktails (30)
Creative Cuisine (26)
Brunch (24)
Worth the Drive (24)
Romance (23)
Afternoon Tea (19)
Bar Seating (17)
Casual (17)
Live Music (17)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Sunday Lunch (15)
Authentic (14)
Neighbourhood Gem (13)
Happy Hour (11)
Scenic View (11)
Business Meals (10)
Waterfront (10)
Cosy (9)
Tapas (9)
Notable Wine List (8)
Afternoon Coffee (7)
Quick Bite (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Seasonal (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Healthy (4)
Outdoor Eating (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Outstanding Value (3)
Child Friendly (2)
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined 4 days ago

Absolutely loved it! Definitely be returning in the new year and be recommending to my friends and family

Tags: Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Fun, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Live Music
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Food5
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Value4

 
·Dined 5 days ago

Overall I can say my experience was amazing at menagerie restaurant. A lady named Holly served us and she was so so sweet and provided a lovely service to us. However we really wanted to come for afternoon tea but we tried ringing days before and no one picked up. So we had to just go along with our table booked and have desserts instead.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea, Scenic View
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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value3

 
·Dined 6 days ago

My initial impression wasn’t great to be honest, the table was wobbly (but the waitress did move us to a better table), some of the chairs and decor looked a bit tired and there was lipstick smeared on my menu! That said, the rest of the experience was great, fab attentive waiter and the food was delicious.

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Food3
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (New Orleans)·Dined on 6 December 2017

Had lunch with good friends and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 2 December 2017

Really enjoyed visiting the place , the staff were very friendly and the inside is really nice very.

My only disappointment was the menu there wasn't much choice on there, I opted for a Burger and I can say it was beautiful, at first I did ask for the Pork If I had knew before hand it would of take 40 minutes to cook I would of placed my order right away. Something for the waiters to make the guest aware.

Definitely be back to try something else when I have more time

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea, Good for Groups
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 30 November 2017

Amazing as always. Best place in Manchester for food entertainment and cocktails

Tags: Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Manchester)·Dined on 30 November 2017

Enjoyable night with friends. Food was very good! Had the pre theatre deal £20 for 2 courses and a glass of wine. Good value.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fun
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 30 November 2017

I went with my family to celebrate a birthday celebration, it was a lovely restaurant and great food. The service was very good and we all really enjoyed the entertainment.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Afternoon Coffee, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Live Music
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Manchester)·Dined on 28 November 2017

We absolutely loved Menagerie. The service was exceptional, the food beautiful and the decor stunning. We are already planning our next visit.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Late-night Find, Afternoon Tea, Afternoon Coffee
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Food2
Ambience1
Service1
Value3

 
·Dined on 27 November 2017

Chipped glasses and crockery, very average on service & poor on quality food left my Birthday/Christmas surprise recipients very underwhelmed to say the least considering we were one of only two tables in the restaurant, I expected a much better experience overall!!!

Tags: Waterfront, Disabled Access
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Food5
Ambience5
Service2
Value2

 
·Dined on 26 November 2017

I booked a table for 5 for my friends birthday. The building is absolutely beautiful, our waitor was very nice but not very attentive.

When the food came, the birthday boy got the wrong food, he decided to just eat it becuse he didnt want to wait to another 45 min for another meal.

The waitor was not very attentive, we struggles to get anyones attention for quite a while.

When we recieved the bill, there was a £25 cover charge on the bill, when i asked what it was for, i was told it was for the perforamce. This is fair enough, but i would have liked to have known about this before hand. I had called up a few days before and nothing of the sort was mentioned...

Then there was the music. It was honestly way too loud and really aweful music for a restaurant, we could not hear each other and felt like we were in a night club.

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Food3
Ambience3
Service3
Value5

 
·Dined on 26 November 2017

Booked for friends birthday. I had contacted the restaurant via the online enquiry form to ask about menus, no one ever got back to me.
My friends An I all ordered the roast as we was about to tuck in we all had the same issue. The food was luke warm particularly the mash potato, so the waitress took it back. We had all put mince sauce ( for our lamb) on our meals. When the meals had returned they had simply been warmed up as they returned all 4 meals with the same mince sauce on. I would of expected fresh meals as a replacement. The meals still where not warm enough but we where Very hungry by this point. The manager checked in on us and could see we were not happy. He discounted the roasts before asked for the bill which was ok but I don’t think I would go back.

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Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value3

 
·Dined on 25 November 2017

Went with my gf anf wasn't sure what to expect but was impressed by the food and service. The menu was varied and exciting, we went for the small plates which were all very tasty. They sat us near the catwalk where the entertainment was and it definitely added to the experience! The service was very attentive indeed. It is definitely aimed at "WAGs" but it still felt welcoming and we enjoyed the atmosphere. I wasn't a fan of the pretentious slogans on the wall, whoever came up with that idea needs sacking! Overall, it's definitely worth going to but be prepared to spend a few quid!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Good for a Date
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Food1
Ambience1
Service3
Value1

 
·Dined on 25 November 2017

Really disappointed with this place ordered the chicken got a tiny and mean tiny salad with it for 18.00 !!!!
Went for lunch so no entertainment which is fine but staff not really happy x
Place is decorated nicely though.

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Food2
Ambience4
Service3
Value3

 
·Dined on 24 November 2017

The gentleman who greeted us at the door could've been a lot more welcoming, especially considering it was a quieter night (Friday at about 9). We were told no table was prepared for us so they pushed two together, it all felt a little unorganised. The waiters were FABULOUS. Really quick to get our drinks order taken and helpful with the menus.
I had ordered a rare steak, which was over done so I didn't finish and my friend sent his back to the kitchen.
We carried on drinking there into the night as the atmosphere was brilliant but I wouldn't organise for a group of friends to go as I felt like we weren't a priority from the tables that were closer to the stage.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 24 November 2017

Catch up with my mother - fantastic stylish setting with great food

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Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value5

 
·Dined on 23 November 2017

The food was simply sublime highly recommend the chicken waffles and duck crouquets. The atmosphere is epic, especially as we were not expecting entertainment. The staff and management were very personable and their knowledge of cocktails was spot on. This is s must visit highly recommended.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Good for Groups
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 18 November 2017

I visited on Saturday for my birthday celebrations with the girls and from the second arrived the staff were so friendly and helpful and organised a lovely big table for me and brought out birthday platter, and generally constantly making sure we were okay. The whole atmosphere was perfect in there and we all enjoyed our food from mix of bottomless brunch and usual lunch menu. It was such a fab time spent there and will be returning very soon! Thankyou! x

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Food5
Ambience3
Service5
Value3

 
·Dined on 14 November 2017

Would prefer a little more atmosphere and more vegetarian choice on the menu. We ordered from small plates as there were more choice

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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Food2
Ambience4
Service3
Value3

 
 (London)·Dined on 5 November 2017

I booked the bottomless brunch. The waitress was more than happy to bring another glass of prosecco when asked. To get our first drink took awhile.
The food itself was tasty but cold.
I didn't have the heart to send it back.
There is a good selection of having 2 plates off the breakfast menu and unlimited drinks mimosa, prosecco and Bloody Mary for £40 per person but to get value for money I'd say you need to drink as much as you can.
I did have a nice time there and the staff were friendly enough. I wouldn't go for food again but would recommend people to give it a whirl if they don't mind the cost.
Nice atmosphere at Sunday lunch time.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food4
Ambience4
Service3
Value3

 
 (Liverpool)·Dined on 4 November 2017

Been here a few times and over all always a good experience.
Waiting staff and bar staff friendly, good food, great atmosphere.
The only downfall this time was when we arrived, the two young ladies who work as the hostess, left us stood in front of them, at the door, for a good 3-5minutes to finish off their private conversation before greeting us. Not the type of first impression you would expect from this place.
We arrive dearly for drinks before our booking, and the same two girls left us sat around in the bar area for 20mins after our allotted time, we only had the table for 2hours so again this was a negative for the day!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Fun, Casual, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 24 October 2017

Lovely food, amazing staff and made my birthday really special.

Tags: Special Occasion
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Food3
Ambience3
Service3
Value4

 
·Dined on 20 October 2017

We had an enjoyable lunch and the prices were very reasonable. However , despite being assured there were , there weren't many choices for my partner's daughter who is coeliac and also vegetarian.

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Food2
Ambience5
Service4
Value3

 
 (London)·Dined on 18 October 2017

Amazing interior, loved all the decor. Food was very quick to the table, not piping hot and def not fresh. I had the burger which was nice but could tell the patty had been defrosted.

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Food1
Ambience5
Service5
Value2

 
 (Manchester)·Dined on 16 October 2017

Amazing service and decor, drinks are great but I wouldn't visit here for food again.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Wales)·Dined on 14 October 2017

great place to go for food before a night out. Will return as food was great, and the drinks wer fabulous. Great decor!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Late-night Find, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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Food4
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Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on 13 October 2017

Absolutely beautiful place, never heard or seen Menagerie before. Entertainment was excellent and the staff were really friendly overall. I'd highly recommend this venue to anyone who fancies somewhere different and certainly plan on visiting again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find
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Food1
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Service1
Value1

 
 (Lancashire)·Dined on 13 October 2017

Shocking service , tacky entertainment , good never arrives

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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

 
 (Manchester)·Dined on 13 October 2017

Really really good night for my birthday meal with my family. Thoroughly enjoyed the entertainment and the club later on in the night. The food pricing was good but the drinks seemed steep

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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 13 October 2017

Birthday amazing

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Food5
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·Dined on 9 October 2017

my friend and I very much enjoyed it here and will be returning again soon!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Afternoon Coffee, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Lancashire)·Dined on 7 October 2017

Not seated in the restaurant, seated in the bar area even though we had booked the table. After 20minutes no one had offered us drinks. After 40 minutes no one had offered us drinks or asked us to order our food. We were unable to get anyone’s attention and so left.

Very very disappointed as this was my wife’s birthday and it was ruined.

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Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value3

 
·Dined on 5 October 2017

Food was well presented however the salad I had included mint but not in the description which I dislike. Great atmosphere although music could be a little quieter early doors. Lovely drinks, friendly and knowledgeable service

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Organic, Local Ingredients
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Food5
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Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 30 September 2017

Amazing! Made my sister's birthday extra special. We got the birdcage table without trouble and the service was exquisite. The live shows also kept us entertained. All round great atmosphere and great restaurant.

Tags: Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Fun
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Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value3

 
·Dined on 30 September 2017

Booked as a party of 4 at 3.30pm for my birthday. Food was delicious and the menu was varied. Staff were really lovely. Drinks are a bit pricey but nothing too exceptional. It's quite a loud environment though (even at that time in the afternoon )so I wouldn't recommend if you were going for a quiet meal.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fun, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on 29 September 2017

Brilliant service staff very helpful.
Food delicious.
Ambience great.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Late-night Find, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Fun, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Seasonal
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Food3
Ambience1
Service1
Value2

 
·Dined on 28 September 2017

Music was extremely loud so conversation wasn't an option. It was also very dark so we genuinely couldn't read the menu (not that lighting would have helped because the menu was completely incoherent). Service was very slow and our table was almost completely ignored. Food was alright, but quite overpriced for what it was. The only saving grace was the decor, which was very instagram-able, if not a bit pretentious.

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Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 25 September 2017

Took my family on a night out on Monday 25th Sept to celebrate my mom's 60th birthday and we had loads of fun... I booked in advance while I was still in South Africa and all was worth the wait...the service was great, the food was just ok( I'm sure I've had better) but the service and ambience made up for it...i would definitely go there again...

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining
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Food5
Ambience2
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on 23 September 2017

Was a bit disappointment as I was hoping for a lovely 21st birthday meal with my boyfriend. The music was far too loud I couldn't hear my boyfriend sat right infront of me or the server. There was a large party of people behind who were very rowdy but left shortly after we got there. The seating was so close together I couldn't even get into my seat. However the food was amazing can't fault that and the service was ok. We were eating dessert when the server came over to say he needed us to pay as we had to leave the table now so we paid and left overall disappointment as I thought very highly of this place and it didn't live up to my expectations.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Tapas, Bar Seating, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails
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Food5
Ambience5
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Value5

 
 (Manchester)·Dined on 19 September 2017

Superb lunch menu ! The service is always brilliant and i'd always happily recommend it to colleagues looking for a great value express lunch and more generally for a great dining experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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