The Blues Kitchen - Manchester

4.7
355 reviews
£25 and under
American
The Blues Kitchen is Manchester's very own home of blues & rock'n roll music. Serving authentic American Soul food and over 80 different Bourbon's, expect to hear live blues music 7 nights a week with late night dancing on the weekends.
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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with good atmosphere, friendly attentive service, reasonably priced too

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HelenW
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Would have given 5* but no live music whilst there for the 2 hours in the evening
Overall good experience, service good, food good

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was faultless. Food unbelievable.

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LucieM
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love love this bar ...food really nice,our waitress barbara a little diamond...cant wait to go back listen to live music :)

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Good brunch selection, amazing staff so pleasant and welcoming. Food was lovely, very nice vibe all round

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MarkA
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as was service. The rinks though were a bit limited and quite a few things were not in stock.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic night out at the Blues Kitchen. 5 stars for everything. A special thank you to the staff who were all brilliant!

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MichelleF
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab vibe, with a really buzz! Stunning decor and loads of loos 🚻 😂

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Lauren
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, waitresses very attentive with the bottomless drinks! Will return again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had such an amazing experience and meal whilst visiting this venue, the staff are all amazing, the vibe is amazing and the food is gorgeous. Will look forward to visiting again☺️

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SamP
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect, the staff were very personal and friendly. definitely coming back soon!

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caribbeanqueen
London
48 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Cornbread is gorgeous. The lunch deal was amazing value.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked it for my birthday. Service was exceptional Lucy specifically was personable & gave great recommendations! She was attentive without being overbearing. The food was incredible we had a variety of short rib, brisket & shrimp burger & all were impressed!
Icing on the cake Lucy surprised me by bringing a portion of deep fried Oreo’s with a candle for my birthday.
Only downside is we couldn’t stay to see the live music due to train times. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphete, amazing food and great service. We fell in love with the corn ribs.
We'll definitely be back for more.

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GSCards
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe, great food, great music, great service. Outstanding place!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favourite meals out in a while. The restaurant is decorated mint for a start; ambiance was class. Only thing better than the food was the service. From the front of house to the waiters, everyone was friendly and couldn't do enough for us. All 4 of us enjoyed every course; faultless.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yet again a top night out, as always it’s the staff that make it that bit more special than other venues ,just everything about the place all adds up to a mint experience

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vipsuzym
Manchester
9 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always!

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, service and large portions of tasty comfort food.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was my birthday and my partner and I had a fabulous time. Our Waitress was very attentive and friendly. The food was amazing! Great vibe although slightly noisy but it was all part of the experience we thoroughly enjoyed!

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MichaelF
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Overall experience was good, food was okay, staff were very friendly but difficult to tell staff from diners. I don’t like 15% service charge being included.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Great place!
The atmosphere is brilliant.
Casual food ... Great burgers and a good choice of non alcoholic drinks. We will definitely book again .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really friendly staff, went out of their way to make sure we had a good night. Food and drinks were very good - had the best old fashioned I've ever tried. Overall a great atmosphere.

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DanW
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The food was excellent and delicious - the OX nuggets are a must try. The staff were also friendly and service was reasonably fast.

The downside was the table booking is not enough. We got our table at 7 and by 8 we were being told the table will need to be vacated in 20-30 minutes. I could understand this if we were taking forever or cradling a drink, but this was before we were offered a dessert menu and from that point we felt extremely rushed and forced to eat up and go. We had a starter, main and a dessert so I think you need to offer more time for people to be able to eat them.

I'd consider coming back but try not to make customers feel rushed as it ruined the experience.

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AlastairD
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was spectacular especially brisket and ribs. Sunday night live band great music just too short!

The service was faultless, very attentive staff. No hesitation in recommending this place for a great way to end your weekend.

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MichaelS
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was soooooo good! Lovely atmosphere; felt good to be back in a packed venue with great live music.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greeted by smiles and was so welcomed in - felt so relaxed there! Every member of staff let on to me and said hi as if I was a usual visitor! Food was delicious - I had pancakes and I’m craving them again. The music was my idea of perfection. I’ll be coming back, very soon :-)

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cheilas
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Music is entirely too loud, you can’t communicate not even with the waiters sometimes. Service wise the staff is great no complaints.
Food could be better, what I picked just didn’t appear to be cooked from fresh.
Overall it is a great ambience and atmosphere, live band are fantastic however there’s small adjustments that could improve the overall experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food , lovely atmosphere and great music !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff are absolutely amazing and very friendly. I had the vegan burger and must say it was one of the best I have had! Will definitely be dining here again

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GemmaB
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service in a fantastic setting . Great cocktails and food

JE
JoshuaE
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely food, great setting & good service. Overall would recommend.

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RyanL
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I’ve ever had. Oreo donuts were unbelievable

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and A* cocktails

MC
MarkC
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Informal atmosphere but service efficient and attentive.Food was excellent and good options for vegetarian and vegans.Quality beers served and enjoyed midweek half price cocktails very much.

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DaisyB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For the entire night all I could say was STUNNING! Our sever Lucy was incredibly friendly, so nice, and was a massive part of why our evening was so lovely. The food was incredible (The Brisket Sandwich + Mac and Cheese). We were celebrating a birthday and Lucy came out with candles in the pudding! We went Wednesday during happy hour, it was a steal! Everything was great value for what you got.
The atmosphere was incredible. I could not recommend enough, and will deffo be going back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service, food was delicious and the atmosphere is such a good vibe! Me and my friends had a lovely evening here. We all thought what a great bunch of good looking staff you have as well!

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RebeccaF
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Their vegan options are great and the lunch deal is such good value.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Come to Blues Kitchen all the time. Staff, food and music are always 10/10 would highly recommend

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VICKYB
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great atmosphere ...Great waitress Victoria we are coming back next week X

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The Blues Kitchen - Manchester is rated 4.7 stars by 355 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.