20 Stories

Chef Aiden Byrne and D&D London launch new rooftop restaurant in Manchester 

On 1 March 2018, renowned chef Aiden Byrne and D&D London launched 20 Stories in Manchester. Situated on the nineteenth-floor of No.1 Spinningfields, 20 Stories features a glamorous restaurant, relaxed grill, lively bar, and a beautiful roof garden with unparalleled views of the Manchester city skyline.

Aiden Byrne’s modern British menus at 20 Stories celebrate local produce, with fresh vegetables coming directly from the restaurant’s own farm in Cheshire, and meat sourced from small suppliers throughout Lancashire, Cheshire and Yorkshire.

The restaurant menu features starters such as Salt baked celeriac with baby fennel, apple and pistachio emulsion and Rabbit loin with roasted langoustine, carrot and green olives. For mains, Grilled turbot, savoy cabbage and Morteau sausage is served with a sauce of rosemary and Garstang White cheese from Lancashire, while Yorkshire Wolds duck breast is marinated in Forest Gin botanicals and served with confit duck leg and juniper sauce.

Alongside the restaurant, the more casual grill offers starters including Crab Thermidor and Hand-raised game pie with pistachio, prune and quince. These are followed by hearty northern main courses such as Braised Texel lamb hot-pot pie with red cabbage for two to share, and a selection of local rare breed steaks, all carefully sourced from local farmers and presented to guests on bespoke wooden boards before being cooked on the grill. Aiden also embraces the surrounding area with his desserts, combining shortcrust pastry, raspberry, custard and flakes of coconut in his version of theManchester Tart, and offering an extensive selection of local cheeses served from a hand-crafted cheese trolley, carved from a single piece of yew.

A striking bar sits in between the restaurant and grill, with a second bar taking centre stage on the large rooftop terrace. Bar Manager Stuart McLachlan has created a 20 Stories cocktail list that pays homage to the array of cultures that make Manchester the diverse city it is today, whilst also being inspired by nature and by Aiden’s seasonal British menus.

The award-winning New York-based firm, CetraRuddy worked in collaboration with UK-based design agency DesignLSM to create the interiors of the 15,263sq ft space that makes up 20 Stories. CetraRuddy’s designs have gained inspiration from the way of nature, the venue’s Manchester location, and the city’s ever-changing skyline as seen from the rooftop. Using locally sourced, tactile materials that embrace elements of luminosity and reflectivity, charges of colour and organic forms run throughout the space to complement the spectacular views from this unique venue.

Address: 20 Stories, No. 1 Spinningfields, 1 Hardman Square, Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3EB
Website: www.20stories.co.uk
Contact: info@20stories.co.uk | 0161 204 3333
Twitter/Instagram/Facebook: @20StoriesMCR

About Aiden Byrne:

Formerly Chef Patron at Manchester House, Aiden Byrne joins D&D London with a wealth of experience, previously having worked at a number of Michelin-starred restaurants including Adlards, The Commons Restaurant, Danesfield House and Spa, and Tom Aikens Restaurant.

About D&D London:

D&D London is a group of luxury restaurants, bars and hotels based principally in London, but also with venues in Leeds, Manchester, Paris, New York and Tokyo. Today D&D London owns and operates 34 restaurants, as well as an award-winning hotel.

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