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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 5pm 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

4.0

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

3.9

Service

4.0

Ambience

4.1

Value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

75% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (74)
Vibrant Bar Scene (71)
Fun (67)
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Special Occasions (66)
Good for a Date (61)
Group Bookings (46)
Good for Anniversaries (44)
Hot Spot (37)
People Watching (37)
Romance (32)
Handcrafted Cocktails (31)
Late-night Find (29)
Lunch (29)
Worth the Drive (28)
Brunch (27)
Creative Cuisine (25)
Afternoon Tea (24)
Live Music (19)
Bar Seating (18)
Casual (17)
Authentic (15)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Scenic View (12)
Tapas (11)
Business Meals (10)
Neighbourhood Gem (10)
Cosy (10)
Waterfront (9)
Notable Wine List (8)
Tasting Menu (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Quick Bite (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Great Beer (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Healthy (3)
Outdoor Eating (3)
Seasonal (3)
Spicy (3)
Child Friendly (2)
Vegan (2)
Local Ingredients (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined 3 days ago

Service was immaculate, food was tasty and entertainment en pointe. We just had a selection of small plates and while it wasn't anything fancy, everything tasted good and a lot of choice. Cocktails were also divine - would recommend the French Kiss.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined 3 days ago

Service was excellent. We were there for a 40th birthday and we were made to feel special from the moment we arrived. Atmosphere was excellent

Tags: Quick Bite, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Tapas, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, People Watching
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Food5
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Value5

 
·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent service , food amazing and brilliant atmosphere will definitely go again .

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food4
Ambience4
Service1
Value3

 
 (Manchester)·Dined 3 days ago

Very popular restraunt was full and busy. Staff seemed stressed with the capacity and this reflected our service. We waited over an hour for our food and had to ask 10 times for a drink before it actually arrived. I would not recommended to come here for a meal it’s To busy and loud. Majority of people there come for cocktails and drinks not the right atmosphere for a sit down meal. However would be perfect destination for cocktails. Decore is amazing it’s a lovely spot just Not ideal for a meal.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun
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Food4
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 (Manchester)·Dined 3 days ago

The service was substandard. Despite having booked a table it took longer than expected to be seated. We felt straight away like we had been forgotten about.
We were seated on small tables very close to the bar. There was not enough space between the tables or between the tables and the bar; my partner was constantly having people bumping into him as they passed behind his seat.
We were not given a drinks menu so when we received service for drinks I had to request a cocktail menu and we did not get served again for a further 20-25minutes. A server brought over our drinks and spilled some of my drink on the table, this was not acknowledged and I was left to wipe it up myself.
During our meal I had ordered 2 Pornstar Martinis, 1 of which had a full shot of Prosecco, the other less than half.
Dirty plates were left in front of us for prolonged periods of time, there was nowhere near enough staff present that evening to ensure good service.
I had paid a £30 deposit to hold the table a week before our booking, this was not deducted on the first bill we received. We finally attracted some attention to have the bill amended but this took another 15 minutes, making us late for an engagement elsewhere in the city centre.
The food was good but we only managed to have 2 courses in 1hr45min. If I hadn’t paid the deposit I would have walked out.
The lady serving us did apologise a couple of times for us having to wait and I appreciate that the night was busy but the service was unacceptable considering the price of the food.
I will definitely not be returning.

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Food5
Ambience1
Service1
Value3

 
 (Yorkshire)·Dined 4 days ago

Amazing food and entertainment!! But was told to leave as our time slot was up when we hadn’t even had the desserts we ordered!! Was a great night up until then!! Staff from then on were just rude

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Manchester)·Dined 4 days ago

brilliant food and atmosphere, will defiantly be returning and recomending to everyone i know. defiantly my new favourite place to eat!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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Food5
Ambience5
Service2
Value2

 
 (Manchester)·Dined 5 days ago

The food was perfect BUT the main course arrived literally no more than 2 Mins after the starter was eaten and taken away. We asked for a rest for dessert and this arrived 5 Mins after main.
Food being served was too quick after just finishing a course

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Manchester)·Dined 6 days ago

Amazing time for Valentine's Day only issue we were sat near the till, we missed moved of the shoes due to staff blocking the view

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Casual
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Dubai)·Dined on 10 February 2018

Absolutely loved it here. The atmosphere was electric. Food was nice And the staff were very welcoming and professional. Love the concept here. Will definitely revisit and recommend.

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Food1
Ambience1
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 10 February 2018

i Got told about this restaurant and how nice it was and the service was excellent so we booked as it was for valentines and had a terrible experience, we had a table booked for 9:15 and never sat down till 10pm we had paid for the set menu to find out when eventually got sat down they never had the food we wanted and also got told what we could only have 1 starter per couple when on the menu said one per guest, we never got the drinks on arrival we got giving a drink of the manager for not having the food we wanted but that doesn’t make up for it when you had to wait for 45 for your table! we then asked for the bill they hadn’t taking the deposit off and had the cheek to put £10 service charge on and charge £5 per person entry fee for a meal which is ridiculous!! And not once did anyone apologies for anything they was just trying to rush us as it was a Saturday night and was externally busy

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Food2
Ambience4
Service3
Value2

 
 (London)·Dined on 10 February 2018

When we arrived at the restaurant we where Told that we didn’t have a reservation (we booked our table over 4 weeks ago) apparently it had been canceld the day before! I had certainly not canceld our reservation, the staff had no answers to this! They offered us a table that luckily they had avaailable for only 1hour 20 minutes, When we booked our table over 4 weeks ago for my birthday online it says it was a valentines menu, and then menu looked amazing (the reason we booked) when we where shown to our table we where just given a normal menu. When I asked the waiter about the valentines menu, he knew nothing about it! The food was okay. Nothing special, would not be recommending to anyone! Over all a very disappointing experience, we had traveled for a lovely weekend in Manchester and our visit here was very very disappointing! I am not one to complain but just had to leave my feedback!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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Food4
Ambience3
Service3
Value3

 
 (Manchester)·Dined on 9 February 2018

Our booking was scheduled for 8. We arrived and were patronising ly told that we were latecand that we were supposed to be there at 7. I said no, he cockily replied "yes" i then showed to them the booking confirmation in my emails clearly showing 8.

He soon changed his tune.

Later on, a large number of women were dancing on the catwalk with dribks resulting in one of them dropping it fromthe heigh, spilling all down my back and newly bough 145 pound shirt.

She drunkenly started touching me shouting down my ear, and then went back to laughing about it to her freinds.

She was not removed from the venue, or atleast removed from the catwalk,

Despite the fact that The same staff member who greeted us on arrival witnessed the incident and just gave me a napkin.

Many other restaurants would not put up with drunken behaviour causing discomfort to other guests.

Later on before leaving me partner tried to take a photo in the bath tub and pulled out a broken stem of a wine glass. Which was stood upright cover by the balls and could have been very serious.

Tags: Late-night Find
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Food4
Ambience2
Service4
Value2

 
 (London)·Dined on 4 February 2018

Very tired now, cig burns on seat, looked like needed a good clean. Menu very unadventurous although basic chicken and chips very tasty and sweet was really lovely. Prosecco £33 a bottle bit steep. It was ok mainly for girls day/night out. Bit of a sparkle missing

Tags: Fun
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Food3
Ambience1
Service1
Value1

 
 (Yorkshire)·Dined on 3 February 2018

Our booking was for 4 but the staff argued it was 3. Even after I produced confirmation emails they argued until eventually relenting and asking us to wait in the bar. Having travelled to Manchester for a girls night away to specifically to go Menagerie we were disappointed that there were no acts on the runway whilst we had dinner. I had visited 3 months ago and had a great time but it is clear that Menagerie have now become complacent and standards have slipped dramatically.

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Food5
Ambience3
Service5
Value3

 
 (London)·Dined on 3 February 2018

I went for the bottomless brunch and it was honestly amazing. You can choose two food choices, I had the pancakes and the Nutella French toast and they were both perfect and presented so nicely. The waiters and waitresses made sure we had a continuous flow of drinks and the service in general was really good. Was a bit quiet for a Saturday lunch time but the restaurant itself is beautiful anyway.

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Food3
Ambience2
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Value2

 
 (Manchester)·Dined on 2 February 2018

The live entertainment was good although could have been longer. The music was far too loud so you couldn’t have a really good catch up with you’re girlfriends. Could potentially turn it louder for the acts and then turn it down in between. However when we asked to see if they could turn it down we were told this is the concept - strange. Went on a Friday night and the clientele seemed really quite young - late teens. The ceiling decorations could have been grander to use the space more. Service was good and the food was good. I would recommend to friends for the entertainment purposes as this is different to other places in Manchester.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Manchester)·Dined on 28 January 2018

Amazing . Excellent service. Loved the clientele . 10/10

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Bar Seating
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Food4
Ambience1
Service4
Value1

 
 (Manchester)·Dined on 27 January 2018

Food was good - drinks expensive and only go if you want to eat in a night club environment ! It's not how it's portrayed on RHOC ! Dissapointed !

Tags: Late-night Find
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Food1
Ambience3
Service4
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 26 January 2018

The waitress that served us was lovely warm and friendly. The food wasn’t. The starters we ok I had the Mac and cheese which was dry but my friend had the sliders which were lovely. We ordered 2 fillet steaks cooked medium and the lamb rump cooked pink. All over cooked which was really disappointing. I couldn’t be bothered making a fuss and sending it back so just ate it.
The entertainment was great and provides a fun environment but the music in between is so loud we were shouting to each other across the table throughout the meal and it felt exhausting. I loved the choice of music it was just the volume!! It would be ideal for a group of mates having drinks only. That being said I wouldn’t rush back. Style over substance

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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 26 January 2018

We travelled from Liverpool, all had a fabulous time. Entertainment was amazing

Tags: Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Fun, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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Food5
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 (London)·Dined on 26 January 2018

Great food. Ambiance was brilliant. Brilliant value as 40% off. Lovely service, arrived at 6.45 and left at 10.30. Had the Table the entire time, was not rushed at all (was worried we would be as per some of the reviews). The woman with the fire performance was amazing!!! Loved.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups
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Food5
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Value5

 
 (Manchester)·Dined on 26 January 2018

Really great atmosphere, food is absolutely beautiful and staff all friendly.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Fun, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date
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Food5
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Value5

 
 (Manchester)·Dined on 25 January 2018

Fantastic atmosphere the service was great , our waitress recommended food which was amazing, I have recommended this place to everyone and will definitely be returning xx

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Food3
Ambience5
Service5
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 24 January 2018

Amazing design and service, the food it’s just basic but looks fancy on the plate. Lovely place for celebration or first date.

Tags: Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food1
Ambience2
Service2
Value1

 
 (Cheshire)·Dined on 22 January 2018

The food was absolutely disgusting. My friends chicken was undercooked. My fish was fried, tasteless and the sweet potato fries were soggy. Really ruined the evening. The waitress looked like she couldn't be bothered. Will not be going back.

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 (Manchester)·Dined on 21 January 2018

Didn’t think to tell us it was 50% off food. Not happy .

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Food5
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 21 January 2018

The only issue was when we got asked to leave as soon as the meal had finished had they had booked the table out this therefore meant we was only sat for 1hr 30mins which it did not state on booking, this was a disappointedment as we would have spend more time and money

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Authentic, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Romantic
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Food3
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Service4
Value4

 
 (Manchester)·Dined on 21 January 2018

Ok, wasn’t what I expected food was bland and wasn’t overwhelmed for that reason.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date
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Food5
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Service4
Value4

 
 (Manchester)·Dined on 21 January 2018

So recommend a visit! Decor is amazing, food was fabulous

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, People Watching, Creative Cuisine
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Service2
Value2

 
 (Manchester)·Dined on 21 January 2018

It was cold in the restaurant. Food was ok. Staff wasn't very attentive. We expected a little more special than it was.

Tags: Quick Bite
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Food3
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Service5
Value3

 
 (Manchester)·Dined on 20 January 2018

Great service, food was ok.. little expensive for the amount of food

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Food5
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 20 January 2018

Amazing time! Probably the best place Iv been to. Food was lovely and cocktails even nicer

Tags: Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food4
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Service2
Value3

 
 (London)·Dined on 20 January 2018

Great experience and perfect for a birthday. Entertainment was good, but not as spectacular as expected. Service was good, but we sat down 20 mins late (7.50) and then were abruptly reminded at 9.30 that our time on the table was up (had not finished our drinks or desert). Our waitress was lovely but I think it was the manager who spoke to us about freeing up the table. I picked up some broken glass later on so as to avoid anyone standing on the lard shards and was again barked at by the same person...

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food5
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Value5

 
 (Manchester)·Dined on 20 January 2018

Absolutely fantastic!!!!
Loved the food, the live music and great service! Definitely be coming back again

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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Food2
Ambience1
Service4
Value2

 
 (London)·Dined on 20 January 2018

Avoid if you like a good vegetarian option. Definitely avoid if you are a feminist (the weekend 'entertainment' was a selection of strippers) ... This is the place to be if you are in your 20s and think of yourself as a local celebrity. Unfortunately nobody will be looking at you as they will all be too busy taking selfies of themselves...
Unfortunately the average food and extremely loud music made this special meal not worth the journey, not even the staff could hear us.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
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Food4
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 20 January 2018

Enjoyable experience with good food, excellent service and an altogether good time

Tags: People Watching, Creative Cuisine
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 18 January 2018

We had a poor experience of an afternoon tea at Menagerie. We picked the traditional option, two of the three of us picked the champagne option. We had to ask for our champagne to be brought out and after we had finished we weren’t offered any tea. The sandwiches were well presented but the bread was really thick and partly stale, with not much filling. We weren’t told what was in them. The cakes were nicely presented on a spinning wheel but again we were not told what they were, did not look appetising and a few hadn’t set properly. They were very basic, I could have made better cakes. The scones were tasty but small and the jam hadn’t set either, it looked like a tinned strawberry in juice - nothing like jam. The ambiance is great and our waiter was lovely but obviously didn’t understand how afternoon tea worked. Overall it was quite a poor experience and for the price (£33 for champagne afternoon tea) I thought it was really unreasonable. There are much better places in Manchester to go for afternoon tea and I would not recommend this place at all, they really need to improve. Unfortunately I didn’t feel I could say anything at the time as it was my friends baby shower and I didn’t want to ruin the afternoon. I really hope Menagerie read this feedback and up their afternoon tea game as it’s a really nice place.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food1
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 17 January 2018

Awful awful awful. Cold food. Poor service. Waste of our time and money.

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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 16 January 2018

Great restaurant friendly staff and delicious food served with a smile great place

Tags: Quick Bite, Afternoon Tea, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Cozy, Waterfront, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Coffee, Notable Wine List
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