• Manchester’s highest restaurant 20 Stories launches new afternoon tea and special MFDF set lunch

Manchester’s highest restaurant 20 Stories launches new afternoon tea and special MFDF set lunch

3 September 2021 by Deanna Thomas

September brings with it two new reasons to visit the highest restaurant in the city. This week, 20 Stories, which is based on top of the No1 Spinningfields building in the heart of Manchester’s business district, relaunched its unique Afternoon Tea menu. 

Available Monday to Thursday, the modern British menu will include a selection of sandwiches, including smoked salmon and watermelon gel, crayfish and Marie Rose, roasted chicken mayo and gem lettuce, roasted beef rocket and red onion marmalade, cucumber and cream cheese and egg and cress.

Homemade signature cakes and desserts including a raspberry macaroon, strawberry mousse, hazelnut roche and lemon meringue tart, as well as homemade scones with clotted cream and homemade jam.

‘I have taken inspiration from fan favourites from over a decade working as a Pastry Chef in London and reinvented them for the people of Manchester to enjoy,’ says 20 Stories head pastry chef Ethan Ballan. ‘You’ll find a combination of textures and flavours that will surely delight our guests’.

20 Stories Traditional Afternoon Tea costs £30, served alongside guests’ preferred choice of tea, or £40 for a Chandon Afternoon Tea and £50 for a Cocktail Pairing Afternoon Tea per person.

If you’re looking for a top quality and great value lunch, 20 Stories will be celebrating theManchester Food and Drink Festival with a specially curated set menu. This September, the acclaimed restaurant will be hosting a special three-course set menu for £28 per person to celebrate our city’s vibrant dining scene. 

This special menu will be available from Monday to Thursday 12pm to 3.30pm for the whole duration of the festival (between 16th and 27th September). Reservations for this can be made quoting ‘MFDF’ upon booking.

The first course is an Isle of Wight heritage tomato salad with pickled strawberries, truffled burrata and avocado, followed by an Autumnal braised Cumbrian lamb shank with black pudding and creamy mash. Pudding is a Manchester Tart with Eccles cake ice-cream. 

20 Stories’ spokesman Becky Wilkes said: “The Manchester Food and Drink Festival is an iconic event, and we are proud to be involved again this year. Manchester is rightly regarded as one of the best destinations in the UK for dining in 2021 and we aim to help that reputation grow by doing everything we can at 20 Stories to raise the culinary bar.”

Conceived and developed by Phil Jones in 1998, the Manchester Food and Drink Festival originated as a means of showing the rest of the nation that there was more to Manchester than meat pies and gravy. In the 23 festivals that have taken place over that time, Manchester’s dining scene has been completely transformed, with the Festival being regarded nationally as both exciting and influential.

All details and the 20 Stories festival menu can be viewed HERE


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