Dukes 92

4.3
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511 reviews
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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.
What 511 People Are Saying
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Manchester
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Waiter was too busy chewing/eating something when I was trying to ask him a questions

J
Manchester
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The restaurant is lovely and great value for a city centre location, the only let down was that the glasses for drinking water were unclean and a little off putting. Had a great time overall bar that!

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Overall it’s a fabulous restaurant to visit I’m a frequent visitor however it was my Birthday which the staff knew and did nothing to make my time special which was so disappointing also got my bill all wrong with the group I was with on the day, yes got over charged which again spoiled my Birthday experience at Dukes. Consequently visit just any day just not on your Birthday my advice.

TM
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Food was lovely, waited 90 minutes for the bill. Staff were rude and when ordering drinks asked ‘do you want anything or not’ - terrible and ruined the birthday experience.

S
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful atmosphere, amazing food at affordable prices. Best roast dinner I’ve ever had.

AH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Food came out cold to which the staff sorted straight away with freshly made replacement. Staff where friendly and overall was a great night we will try again

GW
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a party of 6 including 2 people with hearing difficulties. We were offered a table in the private dining area which was perfect for us all to hear each other. The waiter was very friendly and efficient and the food platter we shared to start was lovely offering a range of different foods to try. The main courses were also lovely although we were all quite full after the generous starter platter. We were very happy with the prices which offered very good value for money . We had a splendid night and would certainly recommend the restaurant

GT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely friendly place, food excellent always a happy vibe

JD
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night thank you celebrating birthday. The steak was the best I have ever eaten. Would return again....

ZD
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service from staff, food was great. Will definitely be returning and I would highly recommend.

W
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good choice of small dishes, sharing platters and a good range of main courses. Good range of drinks, perhaps slightly more expensive than some other city centre bars. Lovely decor. Great waitress. Not too noisy so we could still have a conversation.

SD
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Only for drinks though - really nice place and good drinks menu but food was cold.

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Responded on 1 October 2019

Thank you for your review Sophie, I'm sorry to read that your food was cold, please may I ask was this mentioned to the waiting staff or manager on the day? I would be very interested to know this. Please could you also let me know what dishes your ordered? Karen

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LG
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

I wouldn’t recommend it for dinner on a Saturday night. The music was so loud that non of us could hear each other! The medium/well filet steak came almost rare and was cold in the middle and took that long to come back that everyone else had finished their meals and I was sat eating alone.

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Responded on 1 October 2019

Hi Lauren I'm sorry that you had an issue with your dish, I glad to hear that the team rectified the problem on the evening but I am sorry that there was delay so you were eating separately, Karen

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OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

The meal was absorbed with oil. It was awful. Why do the have to put oil on every meal they serve. I couldn’t eat it. My partners steak was fab.

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Responded on 22 September 2019

Thank you for your review, I have also just responded to your review on TripAdvisor requesting your contact details, Karen

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really lovely place and food with good service.

JA
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food! Would definitely recommend.

CP
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good day out at Dukes, especially sat outside at the back (if the suns out of course haha) Food outstanding and great service, many thanks !!

MC
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, excellent service and great atmosphere!

J
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

I attended Dukes 92 on Sunday 8th September at 1.30pm, overall my experience was pleasant. The food was nice although some elements of the roast dinner was very salty of which I couldn't eat much. In relation to the service, we were seated and our drinks order was taken pretty much straight away. The wait for our drinks to arrive was around 20 minutes, which I found was not that great. Other than the wait for our drinks, everything was lovely. I would attend again.

CC
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a great time, same table, same weekend in 2020 please.

EP
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food if a little pricey for the amount you get. Considering it was so quiet when we were there the service was a little slow. The decoration inside was beautiful. Overall, a couple of niggles but I’d definitely go back.

DD
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 2

Food was really good, the service was very poor. Waited 5 minutes to be acknowledge before being seated. Then had to wait a further 20 minutes to have our food and drinks order taken. Food arrived and still no drinks on the table. Asked for sauce took another 10 minutes to arrive.

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Responded on 5 September 2019

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback Danielle, this is definitely not an experience we would hope for any of our customers. We would certainly like the chance to look into this further and would very much appreciate it if you could email me with what time you visited on the 31st August, Karen

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EA
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food , great service the DJ on the night was playing great music , only problem was it was a little loud in the restaurant area was hard to hear each other speak

AC
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good choice of food in enjoyable surroundings. Food and drinks not overpriced. I've experienced some really nice meals and never been disappointed.

EF
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a fabulous time at Dukes 92, food fantastic, staff were great - would have been outstanding if they weren't chewing gum whilst serving us!

OT
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic all round

A
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was plentiful but at times a touch bland (BBQ ribs) but lamb kofte was nice.
Had to ask three times for tap water. Service was otherwise great.
Ambiance was amazing.
Overall really enjoyed our visit

JW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

First visit and will return. We really enjoyed it. Excellent food and choice and good value for money. Staff very attentive without being annoying. Lamb kofta was beautiful, would definitely recommend.

AJ
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

I had the steak and bruschetta, it was unreal. Just missed the happy hour but drinks were nice. Would definitely recommend!

C
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Staff friendly, cocktails & food good great atmosphere

OT
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I came here for my birthday with a total party of 14, around late lunch time, I had an amazing time, the waitresses Amber and Fai were superb and attentive.
The food was wonderful and of generous portion sizes, I had the sea bass and sweet potatoes which was really delicious!

Thank you dukes for a lovely experience

JB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Food was good . Wine was good. The service however just wasn’t there. The waitress seemed to be having a bad day ? No smiles or politeness for anyone.

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Responded on 29 August 2019

Thank you for your review Julie, I have passed your comment onto the management team and they have spoken to all the staff members about being more attentive, Karen

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L
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was incredible (I can recommend the Spiced Lamb Kofta), the service was excellent and the whole ambiance was spot on. I also loved the decor. Dukes 92 has it all - good food, good service and a great place to meet and hang out with friends. I would definitely go back .... again and again.

LS
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic venue, food, service. Would definitely recommend to people and will back myself. Thank you

RD
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

ALWAYS A MEGA MEAL..... Slight little hiccup but solved with tequilas and took off the bill.
Thanks Guys
See you soon.....

R
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

It was nice till they tried over charging us on the bill £28 bottle of wine 🍷 which when a checked they didn’t have a £28 bottle of wine on the menu

IH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a good meal and drink, defiantly be returning and friends first time, she was super impressed

NB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great varied menu, lovely food and setting. We had a fantastic meal and will certainly return.

AC
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Unfortunately, the service was slow and the food that arrived was not exactly what was ordered. The fault was corrected, though, and the food was actually quite nice. It was so noisy in the restaurant that we struggled to hear each other talk, in spite of sitting side by side. On the plus side, the atmosphere was very happy.

LV
London
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Good food, good atmosphere especially on a sunny day

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