Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to main content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United Kingdom
  3. Manchester/Greater Manchester
  4. Manchester
  5. Manchester
The Blues Kitchen - Manchester, Manchester,

The Blues Kitchen - Manchester

4.7
4.7
940 Reviews
£25 and under
American
The home of blues and soul in Manchester, serving up delicious burgers, wings and southern style barbecue.

The Blues Kitchen has the largest selection of bourbon, whiskey and rye in the city.

Expect live shows every night with club nights every Friday and Saturday.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 61 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon 12:00–00:00 Tue–Thu 12:00–01:00 Fri 12:00–02:00 Sat 11:00–03:00 Sun 11:00–00:00

  • Phone number

    0161 823 6343

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Manchester

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Popular dishes

What 940 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Group Bookings

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Handcrafted Cocktails

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Hot Spot

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Late Night Find

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Pre/post theatre

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Manchester

    Group Bookings

  • Manchester

    Handcrafted Cocktails

  • Manchester

    Hot Spot

  • Manchester

    Late Night Find

  • Manchester

    Pre/post theatre

  • Manchester

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Manchester

    Most Booked

Sort by

Filters

  1. D

    Dawniedorn

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a fantastic night at BK . The staff are fab and the vibe was electric...can't wait to go back!
  2. CB

    CharlieB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great place, food and lovely staff. Was just a little bit too loud in the restaurant while eating but we will all definitely be retuning 👍
  3. N

    Naomi

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Absolutely amazing food! All staff were so friendly too! The only downside was the drinks took quite a while to come. Other than that, I had the cheeseburger spring roll and my boyfriend had the burger - both dishes were so tasty! Will certainly be returning!
  4. SM

    SarahM

    Manchester

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From start to finish was fab We were served super efficiently by the lady called Anais?? Piercings and shaved head -what a great talent she has for customer service !! Then we were served by Kevin who was great and had a cracking sense of humour and treated us to a birthday pudding Another lady also with cream outfit Alice band and red lipstick brunette hair was equally brilliant and knowledgable Food was extraordinary ! The artichoke dip Out of this world Shame we couldn’t have ribs at 3 but more reason to visit again The decor is exceptional Thank you for a great birthday lunch
  5. GH

    GregH

    Liverpool

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff were really friendly and attentive, and it was really nice the way the staff acknowledged that the meal was for a birthday by wishing my friend a happy birthday and giving us some desert for free as a birthday treat. The food was also excellent, in fact there was too much and I regret not asking for a doggy bag!
  6. D

    Dremma

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great food and music, bit pricey but superb service - worth it for special night out.
  7. AL

    AlanL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    I like this venue - it is welcoming, nicely furnished in a quirky and interesting manner, and advertises itself as a place to eat and enjoy music. The food is a bit of a let down in all honesty with quite small portions, fries that are quite hard and over-cooked, ribs that were quite fatty and short of the oozing BBQ sauce that their website advertising appears to offer and a bit average overall. I was asked if I wanted any further condiments and sauces by one waiter - I asked for vinegar, but it never came back with him. We had to ask someone else and it was provided. I want the place to succeed as it has a good vibe, the staff are friendly but need training more, and whoever the manager is needs to get on top of the little things that make or break a visit. Prices are good value for a lunchtime, but a bit high for what is on offer in the evening. Drink prices are medium/high in price/value but there is a fair choice of US/Asian/UK draught/ bottled beers. Main thing is - if you build a website showing food that you offer make sure what you promise is what is actually served!
  8. JM

    JoeM

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time visiting. The venue is stunning which is matched by the food and the service, highly recommend and will definitely be back.
  9. PM

    PaulM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to eat and attend a gig Our 2 meals came some distance apart , however this was recognised by staff before we actually had any concerns . Their solution was professional and we were very happy with our treatment. We have ate at the restaurant before without any issues and enjoyed it . The service from all staff is first class
  10. KR

    KelseyR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Our mains came late which was completely understandable yet our waitress was kind enough to give us free glasses of Prosecco, starters and dessert! So generous.
  11. AR

    ARWh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, we went at 9pm on a Sunday. There was a live band that we really enjoyed and wasn't too loud for conversation. The staff were friendly and helpful and the food came out quickly and was amazing!
  12. SP

    ShaunP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was amazing place am not really into jazz or soul but my wife to be loved it and that's all that matters 😁 With working in the industry myself I did leave a note on my booking in OpenTable and request a btl of red on the table before we arrived this was not done but not to worry everything was fantastic
  13. RR

    RachR

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and food as always. Pleasant waiter, who couldn’t do enough for us, just lovely. Quick service and a doggy bag to take home as we couldn’t finish it in 1 sitting. Great value for money.
  14. CW

    CaitlinW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience2
    Food was nice however the table wasn’t ready when we arrived. Then we had multiple different waitresses and so our drinks orders got confused. The food was very nice.
  15. AE

    AllanaE

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The staff were very nice and made my birthday special
  16. CB

    ColletteB

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it - perfect for my daughters 18th birthday and music was epic
  17. KB

    KarenB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing , our server was so polite and friendly Loved it x
  18. s

    sarahf

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was lovely. we ordered small plates so we could try everything. As the evening went on a live band was on and the atmosphere was so fun and also chilled. We went upstairs but wasn’t for us, but the downstairs offered a lovely vibe. The waitress we had was very friendly. Overall a really good night.
  19. GN

    GregN

    Hertfordshire

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been here a number of times and would recommend to anyone
  20. LS

    LesleyS

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was fabulous from check in to bar service and table service Food was wonderful great value for money Band where amazing
  21. G

    Grace

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the loveliest visit for graduation celebrations, and the host was lovely. Would 100% recommend.
  22. S

    Sunsagitarius

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great place and great atmosphere, special thanks to the Manager who sorted out Evelyn tickets for us as we thought we'd missed out...Thank you xx
  23. KS

    KatherineS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    20th birthday. Great food and a nice lively atmosphere. Good service and a good time had by all.
  24. LC

    LouiseC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My second visit and like the first the staff were amazing , first class . Loved the food xx
  25. OF

    OF2000

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always so much fun!! Staff are fab and the bands are always brilliant!
  26. TL

    TLC22

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great evening out. Really good vibe for a Wednesday. Food was good quality and reasonably priced. £5 cocktails didn’t taste watered down and seemed quite strong.
  27. M

    Melrose

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great place to eat, drink and catch up with friends. I will be back!
  28. N

    Noor

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Most amazing service, were soo sweet on my birthday !! Finn was soo kind to us omg!!
  29. CT

    CaitT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always love going, the staff are so lovely and the atmosphere is just amazing
  30. EQ

    EmmaQ

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great food, really enjoyed it, will be back :)
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    The staff were lovely and the building is amazing. The food was tasty but, and this was the only issue we had, it was lukewarm at best. Several dishes were served in cast iron pans, implying that they had come straight from the oven but the food was merely tepid. I returned my coffee for a hot one, as it too was lukewarm, but the hot one never materialised so had to be taken off our bill. We couldn’t work out why everyone of our dishes was almost cold as the restaurant wasn’t busy. Having said that we did enjoy our time there, as even their lukewarm food is tasty and the cornbread is to die for, but it would have been so much better had the food been served hot. The reason we didn’t send all the food back to the kitchen was that we were concerned that it might never reappear, like my coffee, and we were all really hungry!
  32. K

    Ksstagso

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Loved the place, as a group of middle men on a stag do and eating the music was a little too loud and prevented wider conversation, however the volume seemed right for the wider groups of people enjoyed our visit very much and thank you
  33. MB

    MarilynB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really attentive staff, food arrived in good time. Only shame was the band didn't play at 9pm.
  34. AF

    AremuFusheng

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yesterday was my first time and i really enjoyed it. The staff were very lovely . I am definately going back
  35. NA

    NicolaA

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing. We loved everything about The Blues Kitchen. Our waiter was fab and the food was fantastic. Loved the live music. Would highly recommend and we will definitely be back.
  36. MH

    MillieH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been here twice now, such a cool venue and the staff are really amazing. The level of service is brilliant- super attentive but also really chilled. Food was soooooo good and we had a really great night. Cant recommend enough.
  37. RW

    RebeccaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The prawn burger is phenomenal...definitely recommend
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Love this restaurant/venue. They had a problem with the grill not working but there’s plenty of other choice on the lunch menu. We chose the BUTTERMILK FRIED CHICKEN (Cajun spice rub, coleslaw, served with fries or salad) - no coleslaw came with it. Also the BIG SHRIMPIN BURGER (Buttermilk fried prawns, red eye mayo, baby gem, tomato, slaw, pickles, served with fries or salad) - requested no tomato. Came with tomato. Informed server; “oh, sorry about that” was the response. Great value lunch for £10 including a drink. A discretionary service charge of 10% is added to your bill. Bill was £22.50. My maths is okay but where does the extra 50p come from. Didn’t bother asking after the response to the tomato issue. Hasn’t put us off and we will be regulars but some of these things need addressing and if any of them happen again, they will be! Still highly recommended.
  39. MC

    MaryC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The Blues Kitchen gives a great night out. me and my friend were there for a gig so we decided to eat first. Reservation - no problem. When we got there we were greeted by friendly staff. The food was standard fare, but very nice for all of that. I had a burger with chips and my friend had breaded chicken with salad so we swapped around the stuff and it was all pretty tasty. We shared a cheesecake for afters and had a lovely, very strong flat white each. 2 options on the lo-alcohol beer. a lager and an ale so happy with that. Payment was easy when we split the bill. I think the staff must be amazing, because to create that cool vibe must take a lot of behind-the-scenes work. I will definitely eat there again and take different friends as well. Sophisticated, cool and friendly.
  40. H

    Hols

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Really fun place, great food. Had a doggy bag to go but didn't pack my fries, bit sad. Music was fun and unpretentious, created a lovely atmosphere. Will be going back.

FAQs

The Blues Kitchen - Manchester is rated 4.7 stars by 940 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 61 times today
Google Map for The Blues Kitchen - Manchester

13 Quay Street, Manchester, M3 3HN

Additional information

  • Area

    Manchester

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon 12:00–00:00 Tue–Thu 12:00–01:00 Fri 12:00–02:00 Sat 11:00–03:00 Sun 11:00–00:00

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Copyright © 2022 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 700, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking LogoPriceline LogoKAYAK LogoAgoda LogoRentalcars LogoOpenTable Logo