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Dog Bowl

3.7
3.7
19 Reviews
£25 and under
Barbecue
Bowling has fast become Manchester’s favorite past time as local brand Black Dog Ballroom launched its exciting new late night ten pin bowling venue, Dog Bowl. The New York style venue features the unique personality of the original Northern Quarter hang out with even more fun in the form of five full size lanes of ten-pin bowling, accompanied by Black Dog Ballroom’s popular speakeasy and diner. Expect ball dispensers inspired by the brand’s own black dog, Bruce the Patterdale Terrier, gleaming wooden floors and fantastic Tex-Mex dishes made with only the best local produce. Dog Bowl serves delicious quesadillas, BBQ grilled steak, fried chicken and fajitas plus it’s bespoke cocktail list late into the night.
If you wish to make a reservation during the festive season please contact our reception directly.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Barbecue, Creole / Cajun / Southern, Mexican / Southwestern

  • Hours of Operation

    monday - Friday: 12pm - 11pm Saturday: 12pm - 11pm Sunday: 12pm - 11pm

  • Phone number

    0161 228 2888

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Barry Gamble

  • Area

    Manchester

  • Parking Details

    There is street parking available 50 yards from the venue.

  • Public Transit

    We are a short walk from Oxford Road Train Station and surrounded by bus stops, just off one of the main bus routes in and out of the city.

  • Entertainment

    We boast five gleaming lanes and a delicious and varied Tex-Mex themed menu with an option for kids. DJ's play a mixture of house, disco and soul. Check out their skills on the big screen as our booth-cam keeps an eye on the wee scampsThere are oodles of offers, competitions and prizes so 'like' our Facebook page to see if anything tickles your pickle... http://www.facebook.com/BlackDogBowl

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 19 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.7
3.7 based on all time ratings
  • 3.7Food
  • 3.6Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 March 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed the food and the sevice was excellent thankyou
  2. V

    Vicki

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 September 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great how you can eat, drink or bowl; or a combination of all three. They layout is perfect if you just want to take part in one of these activities without feeling obliged to do the others. Really good job, more places could take a leaf out of their book in terms of customer service and relaxed atmosphere.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 August 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My staff and I booked a table for lunch and bowling as we worked the Bank Holiday treated ourselves to a lunch out and a few games of ten pin bowling. For a little day time informal gathering you can't go far wrong with Dog Bowl - great food, great value and great fun.
  4. NM

    NatashaM

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 August 2016

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Our first time at Dog Bowl! We had a late lunch, early dinner before bowling. The food was filling and tasty and just ok, not fancy dining if this is what you're looking for. My 10 year old son was very happy eating here also, and very much enjoyed the bowling. Great alternative choice from the crowded kids bowling alleys - much nicer for the parents to go here and enjoy family time. Would imagine you need to go with kids early afternoon and not into the evening as the crowd may become a little more rowdy as the drinks flow! Overall, good fun, we will go back.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 August 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visited on a works do. Perfect for this kind of event. The food is great and the atmosphere is fun!
  6. GW

    GabrielleW

    Manchester

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2016

    overall2food1service2ambience1
    Great quality food but it didn't taste very nice. It took ages to be served. They was a drunk on the other table who disturbed bot just us but others as well.
  7. HP

    HannahP

    Manchester

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2016

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    We waited over an hour for our food. When it arrived it wasn't great. The seafood gumbo had scraggy bits of fish in it and the sauce was watery. The rice was badly cooked. Tortillas seemed to be from a supermarket. It was supposed to have okra on it but there wasn't any. I've had better microwave meals. Everyone else's food was also pretty poor. At least the staff acknowledged the lateness and knocked some money off the bill and gave us a voucher for free bowling!
  8. f

    firozeha

    Manchester

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2016

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Food was shocking, we ordered nachos they were really cold. Staff weren't friendly at all. We ordered different variety of food and it was horrible. I'd never go back
  9. c

    chloec

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2016

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Only reason marked down atmosphere was because football was on. I love this place. Great night out and food is awesome and so cheap
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2016

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Booked a table for 8pm, order a cocktail which cost £25, couldn't taste any alcohol, wanted to play bowling but they said they didn't have a lane available until 11.30pm, bowling was the main selling point so I think it's stupid you can't have a game, we didn't stay for food, our night was ruined
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2016

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The food was really good and it was well complemented by the service by the staff. We had the burgers and they were really flavourful. The only criticism I'd make is that the burgers were clearly frozen and not made on site.
  12. BG

    BenG

    Manchester

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 10 October 2015

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    Great food for the prices. Really could not complain as we really enjoyed our meals. The music was pretty loud though and turning it down would not take anything away from the place.
  13. J

    Joolz

    London

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2015

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    We booked Dog Bowl on the strength of reviews and unfortunately the experience did not match our expectations. Firstly the positives, the atmosphere was lively and the food was pkentiful and tasty. The service however left a lot to be desired. The menu is brief and lacks detail, this would not be a problem if the front of house staff demonstrated any kbowledge about tge dishes in offer. Whilst the foid arrived in a reasonable amount of time the staff took ages to clear the table, never asked if we required anything more and it was impossible to get the bill for more than 30 minutes. At ine point wa caught the attention of staff only to be ignored. I will not be returning
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2015

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    I loved dog bowl. The foods not Al a carte but that's not why you go to dog bowl. Great atmosphere and good food and great cocktail menu.
  15. M

    Mulldog

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to the DogBowl for a team night out, wasn't my first time so I knew what to expect but the rest of the guys loved it. Food was amazing plus there was 50% off in January to top it off, bowling was great and fairly good value for money (shame I lost)! Will definitely recommend and come back.
  16. L

    Loulou5

    Manchester

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 2 November 2013

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Reasonable price, nice food and good service. Smaller inside than it looks and very noisy with the bowling so no good if you want to chat and listen to a small group. Got very busy at lunchtime and lots of children.
  17. A

    Akina

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 October 2013

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We stubbled on this place a few month back and loved the atmosphere. We returned for a pre theatre meal with family. Staff were really helpfull as we wanted to bowl before we ate. Food was delious with a good choice, and my favourite is the great choice of cocktails which are a bit pricey but well worth it. Love this plac and will be going again in the future
  18. I

    Iron

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 October 2013

    overall3food3service1ambience2
    Turned up for my booked table and waited at the service station but in the end no server came up to us so ended up sitting. Still, no one came to serve us so I went to the bar and ordered some drinks. I had to find the menus myself from a shelf. We ended up going to the bar to order at which point the bar staff sent a server over to us. She was mostly disinterested and didn't come back again apart from to clear plates. I ended up queueing at the bar to get more drinks when my food arrived and was waiting there for 7 minutes while my starter went cold, as although my dining partner had asked if we could order drinks when the food was brought over, the chap just walked off. It continued like this all night! Decent food ruined by poor service.
  19. D

    Dixon23

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 September 2013

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Although the setting and atmosphere was pleasant the food was below what has become the standard for burger bars in Manchester. I went in to eat and bowl but the food was that bad that we left for another bar.

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Dog Bowl is rated 3.7 stars by 19 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Area

    Manchester

  • Hours of Operation

    monday - Friday: 12pm - 11pm Saturday: 12pm - 11pm Sunday: 12pm - 11pm

  • Cuisines

    Barbecue, Creole / Cajun / Southern, Mexican / Southwestern

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    There is street parking available 50 yards from the venue.

  • Public Transit

    We are a short walk from Oxford Road Train Station and surrounded by bus stops, just off one of the main bus routes in and out of the city.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Barry Gamble

  • Entertainment

    We boast five gleaming lanes and a delicious and varied Tex-Mex themed menu with an option for kids. DJ's play a mixture of house, disco and soul. Check out their skills on the big screen as our booth-cam keeps an eye on the wee scampsThere are oodles of offers, competitions and prizes so 'like' our Facebook page to see if anything tickles your pickle... http://www.facebook.com/BlackDogBowl

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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