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.
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.
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.
“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.
This and That Café are giving away hundreds of portions of FREE curry today only
One of Manchester’s most legendary Indian restaurants, This and That Café, is giving away hundreds of portions of free curry and rice for a limited time only today.
As if these lot couldn’t get any better.
The iconic Manc curry house — best known for serving up unreal food at affordable prices and renowned across the North, in general, for it’s famous ‘rice and three’ deal — is a local institution and now they’re also giving away plate after plate of their delicious dishes.
Offering more than 250 portions of rice and servings of three curries from the incredible daily selection (they always slap) for absolutely nothing, this place is going to be even busier than usual.
Pushing out plates from 4-5:30pm today (Thursday, 7 December) only, the not-so-hidden-gem is proving yet again why it’s a cult-favourite amongst so many Mancunians and tourists who travel into our city has so much to offer when it comes to Indian food and culture.
It might not be part of the world-famous Curry Mile but we can assure the line is going to be about a mile long and will probably stretch even further than that Chanel runway.
ln case you’ve been living under a rock, NQ’s Thomas Street has been transformed into an A-list catwalk for Chanel’s ‘Metiers d’Art’ fashion show and it just so happens to be right around the corner from This and That. But make no mistake, this isn’t the first time they’ve handed out free food, having served up crucial meals to the homeless on countless occasions — including during the pandemic.
StreamGM’s free underground club night series is coming to Ramona this December
StreamGM’s cult-favourite club nightis returning to the city centre this winter and has found a new home at none other than Ramona.
The much-loved bar, restaurant, live music and events space, which is also now home to the popular Firehouse experience, is opening up its doors to StreamGM and its clubbing series, MainRoom.
Having previously popped up at the likes of YES, Freight Island and the multi-award-winning local streaming platform’s new central hub, The Yard, the underground series of shows is revving up once again and will be coming to the popular nightlife venue this month.
Situated just on the edge of Northern Quarter and Ancoats, the live gig at Ramona will be completely free to the public as well as available to watch via livestream from all over the world.
Teaming up with fast-growing Manc electronic music brand, Do As You Please (DAYP), the label and events promoter are rounding off a prolific 2023 to date by teaming up with the latest instalment of MainRoom to deliver an exciting night of free music and entertainment before the year is out.
Curated by local DJ Mix-Stress and produced by StreamGM co-founder Laura Graham, the dance music series profiles the most exciting artists and promoters across the city, all whilst filming the raves and parties live and direct from the dance floors of the coolest spaces around Greater Manchester. Be it a little-known nightspot, random rooftop or city centre basement, they never disappoint.
The latest line-up — curated by fellow DJ and producer Nial Roche — features some of 0161’s most exciting dance music prospects, including electronic duo Shimrise (Yelena Lashimba and Latoya Reisner), DAYP owner Joe Roche going ‘B2B’ with good friend and ‘Blehrin’ (Jay Murt).
They’ll be kicking off the party and the accompanying livestream from 7pm until 10pm before Ramona resident Alps 2 (Jonjo Williams and Harry Springall) and Not Bad for a Girl’s very own Egg on Toast (Alice Kanako) see us right through to 1am.
The MainRoom x DAYP club night at Ramona takes place on Saturday, 16 December and it’s sure to be a special night; plus, thanks to StreamGM, you’ll be able to watch it live if you can’t be there in person and watch it back at your leisure after its all said and done.
Strictly an 18+ event, you book your spot to see the completely free event HERE or tune into the MainRoom livestream on the StreamGM website.
This latest announcement comes ahead of StreamGM’s inaugural night of musical acts and livestreaming to be held at their new base of operations, The Yard, over in Cheetham Hill.