Dukes 92

4.3
435 reviews
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Top tags:
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
Dukes 92 was originally a stable block for the horses delivering foods off barges to the Merchants warehouse opposite. From these humble begininngs the building now houses Manchester's original bar and grill which has been refurbished and extended three times since its opening in 1991 the space today is informal and airy with the buildings heritage being reflected in a subtle blend of antique furniture and modern fixed seating.
With its most recent refurbishment Dukes can now properly call itself a venue with two bars, three private events spaces, a grill restaurant, excellent smoking facilities, canalside terrace and balcony overlooking the canal basin. Dukes continued appeal relies on its ability to transform from a relaxed, family friendly environment by day to a vibrant and stylish bar and grill by night.
The space has been extended and refurbished since its opening in 1991 and inside its interior combines contemporary features and its trademark antique furniture.
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MG
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere with talented live music for Father's day . Really enjoyable Sunday Lunch very reasonably priced. Staff were friendly and helpful so a brilliant experience all round!

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ST
Manchester
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food, lovely venue definitely recommend to others

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J
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

The food was very nice and enjoyable but our service was horrendous! We had to ask and keep looking around to get attention. They was at least 5 tables that had come and gone in the space we was there, It was like we just got avoided!

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J
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

Overall the experience was good. Whilst our waitress was lovely and very accommodating she didn’t seem fully trained, removing plates from the table before people had finished eating. The music level was very loud, which whilst eating isn’t ideal and we werent able to hear each other speak very well, however I appreciate this is personal preference. I enjoy the food here and would come again as well as to recommend to friends. Unfortunately I found the toilets to be quite disgraceful. Doors didn’t shut, some toilets didn’t flush,one of the hand dryers didn’t work and it was clearly not checked upon often enough. For an establishment of this sort I found it quite unacceptable

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TR
Manchester
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Terrible. Weren't even shown to our table. Menus thrown into the middle. Left alone for twenty minutes, had to gesture someone over to order drinks, which were left on a tray on the bar whilst the staff stood around chatting. When it came, the steak was like leather The sharing platter fit for two to three was just about enough for one. The pizza was paper thin and soggy. It felt like we were an inconvenience. I would never go again Nothing about it was acceptable, never mind adequate. Its not as if they were rushed off their feet, and it's easy to see why.

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OT
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and service a little expensive for the portions though.

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GG
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dukes 92 hosted my 40th birthday dinner and we received a great experience. The food quality was very high, as was the service. Giuseppe was a great waiter and provided a fantastic level of service. I would highly recommend Dukes 92.

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OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service!

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HL
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant and beautiful food, faultless

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HB
London
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and drinks, served by friendly and service minded staff in a delightful environment.

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RS
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Wonderful atmosphere and the decor is fantastic. Great quality food, although the desert was slightly lacking in flavour. I would recommend Dukes 92, and I am looking forward to returning again soon.

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LC
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great sharing board. Service a bit slow but we weren't in a rush so no problem

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KK
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

My ribs were far too salty. The waiter and manager could no have been nicer. They deducted the ribs, off bill. And gave us two desserts, more than they had to. It hasn't put me off one little bit. They were both amazing, kind and professional. The waiter was Italian, sorry, don't know the name. And the manager whoever was managing resturant on Sunday 26. 👍

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ST
Kent
5 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Duke’s was a great place to meet our son for lunch. It’s central with free parking. The service from the bar man the manager the table host the person who brought the food was fabulous! Great choices of food and drink at moderate prices. Lovely venue by the canal. Spacious table with a great ambience. The meals were all lovely. We’ll be back!

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a
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Service was ok. The server was nice and clearly doing her best... but you need to train your staff better on how to wait table, serve wine, recommend courses, wine pairing...
The food was very good.

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PC
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 5

Service was pretty poor and very slow. We were told they needed the table back by a certain time half way through the meal. 4 hours for 2 courses and a few drinks was a bit excessive. If they wanted the table back quickly they should have been more attentive and faster service.

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KC
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, will be back again- food, service was amazing.

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OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Go every Sunday ✅ best Sunday dinner

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M
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Good atmosphere, food and drinks are good and value is what I would expect from a Manchester bar. However, although the staff are courteous and friendly the wait time at the bar is always excessive, whether busy or not. The table staff do not check if you need drinks and are often not around when the bill is required. This had been the same on every occasion I have visited.

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PW
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place and amazing atmosphere cannot wait to visit again

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OB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good food and good vibes. Friendly staff, love this place.

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c
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 3

I have been to Dukes on a number of occasions and normally I would never complain however to say I was disappointed is an understatement. The service was a disgrace. I appreciate the sun was out so it was busy however he staff were rude and unhelpful. The only exception being the bar staff who were friendly and actually provided good customer service.
The food was mediocre
I was very disappointed overall and given the experience would not recommend.

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BF
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Excellent staff, could not fault it. Great atmosphere, will go again.

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PN
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food in a fantastic place. Will definitely be going back to sample more lovely food

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LP
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, steaks were cooked as requested and were delicious with or withour the great accompanying sauces. Great vibe and although we arrived a liitle early for our reservation our table was ready for the 6 of us.

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M
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my 77 year dad fir his birthday with my mum and daughter ...Brilliant service lovely atmosphere food was delicious a really enjoyable experience.

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A
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A very friendly environment with all the waiters welcoming.

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g
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is amazing, staff were amazing, the only downfall I would say is the music is was too loud when having a meal, you end up shouting at each other but overall a really great place to eat x

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SL
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Food was pretty decent for the price, but a lot of the menu options weren’t available. Also the service needs improving. You shouldn’t have to ask twice for the bill and stare at the menu for 20 minutes before getting to order.


However, I would go again on the off chance someone with restaurant experience is working.

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JC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We did have to return 2 of our meals, but the other 2 meals were excellent, the staff was very good considering how busy it was.

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D
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Service was poor. Had to ask multiple times to order drink, food then to pay bill. Appreciate that it was a busy night but it appears the restaurant was poorly managed. The food was enjoyable.

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JL
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Was extremely busy being bank holiday weekend but we had booked a table and were happily allowed in past the queues to our table.
Service was good and efficient seeing as it was so busy.
Only one problen in not having the vegan option available that we wanted to order. Maybe have a little more options for vegans

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JJ
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would like to say the girl that served us was exceptional.

She was such a lovely girl and couldn’t do enough for us, a real credit to your team

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TM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

We felt like an after thought for the waiters. We’re not particularly demanding or impatient but it was as if we didn’t exist. Almost ruined the whole night. It’s a shame coz the food and atmosphere had great potential.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

It was our anniversary and we were seated next to 4 very loud and obnoxious people. We ordered drinks which arrived after our starters did but what we have (the chicken wings) were amazing! We couldn’t fault them. Next our mains were the sirloin steak and a rib eye steak both medium rare which one arrived medium which made the steak somewhat dry. Following on from this we decided against having dessert due to the commotion still coming from the table next to us.

We have been previously and it was fantastic and we couldn’t fault it but this time was different.

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MH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

I booked a table for a family meal, i ordered a beer and a water, despite asking 3 times the water never came. My son arrived a bit late and ordered his drink we had to ask twice for that. There was no attentiveness and we were not asked if we wanted anymore drinks at any point during our meal.

The food is ok, very expensive for what it is.

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KB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I would, but not on busy days.
It's far too noizy, plus I don't think the service and quality of food is as good.
My Sunday lunch was luke warm and was given wrong dssert , waited ages for drinks and bill took forever to come.

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JR
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a lovely Mothers Day meal. We arrived 50 minutes early but we were still able to be seated straight away. The service was prompt and though one of the orders was slightly wrong it was corrected straight away resulting in my mother receiving free mash potato!!!
Will definitely be returning.

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l
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

took my family here for mother’s day, we had a lovely time. food was great, service was amazing. i’d recommend this to anyone.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food and drinks were great as usual, the only issue was the service was a bit slow. However it was very busy because of Mother’s Day and we were having lots of fun catching up so it wasn’t really an issue and won’t stop us coming back again.

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