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A ‘dine in the dark’ experience is coming to 20 Stories this Halloween

20 Stories has revived it's sell-out dine in the dark dinner - and this time it's taking place on Halloween

Georgina Pellant Georgina Pellant - 27th September 2021

Boasting stunning views across Manchester city centre from its perch at the top of no.1 Spinningfields, 20 Stories is one of the city’s swankiest spots.

Dining here at any time is a special event, with breathtaking panoramic views adding an extra bit of oomph to the equally top-tier food and drink offering.

However, for those looking for something a little extra, there’s an event coming up next month that is sure to pique your interest.

Shutting off all the electrics, the team will instead light the restaurant by candlelight alone (and the twinkling lights from the city’s night sky) as they host a very special black-out dinner.

Image: 20 Stories

Bookable in three sittings, there will be a specially-curated four-course menu served on the night with a dedicated welcome cocktail created by Belvedere.


Think seared scallops and squid ink risotto with pickled kohlrabi, tomato concasse and nasturtiums to start, followed by a hearty seasonal pickled veg salad with beetroot gel, goat’s curd with walnut & sherry dressing.

This will be followed by a hearty herb-crusted lamb cannon, served with sautéed Wye Valley asparagus, pea & mint purée, lamb jus. You’ll then finish with a pistachio soufflé with pistachio ice cream and chocolate crumble.


With the whole experience priced at £55 per person including your welcome drink, it’s quite the steal for a night of luxury and one of Manchester’s most impressive dining locations.

Image: 20 Stories

It’s not the first time that 20 Stories has hosted such a dinner, having previously put together some sell-out dine in the dark events – formerly hosted in partnership with Taittinger champagne.

The popular evenings have become welcomed in Manchester as a stylish way to see in the colder weather and nod to the spooky season. We expect that tickets will sell out fast.


Announcing the news on their Instagram page, 20 Stories said:

“BLACKOUT DINNER IS BACK! Join us on Sunday 31st October for our very special Blackout Dinner in collaboration with @belvederevodka for an exclusive four-course menu.

Image: 20 Stories

“Be welcomed into the 20 Stories rooftop restaurant with a Belvedere cocktail and take your seat as the restaurant is plunged into complete darkness with thousands of candles and the city as the only source of light!

“Learn more and book via the What’s On section on our website.”

There is also a vegan menu available which can be viewed here featuring some replacements like pea and mint soup, chargrilled butternut squash with truffled vegan cheese, and strawberry and dark chocolate delice.


To find out more and book your table, click here.

Feature image – 20 Stories