The Blues Kitchen - Manchester

4.7
333 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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4.8
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 6 days ago
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

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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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LesleyO
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our first time in this stunning venue. The food was really good and the atmosphere was really good especially as it was a Monday night and we expected it to be really quiet. The staff were all really friendly and helpful and the table service was very efficient . Nothing was too much trouble. A thoroughly enjoyable experience.

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KeeleyC
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, staff were friendly and attentive. Really good value lunchtime deal

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Ness
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely friendly staff, nice relaxed atmosphere, really enjoyed our food would defo go again 😊

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very adaptable and service was great. Great night all around and musicians were great!

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Diutch
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Great late night venue, great ambience and really good live music. Service was excellent and a special mention to 'Bea' (Spanish) who went the extra mile and supplies great customer care.

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IsabelleH
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and very friendly staff.
The bands were amazing!

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Shar
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Shame that it was so loud, felt like there were too many people in there as you couldn’t hear the music at all

Food and service was fantastic

Had to wait 25 minutes for our table which we had booked in advance as it wasn’t ready

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IdaM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food, quick service the food came out at once as requested and the food is value for money. We had a lovely friendly waitress called Roxy who provided amazing customer service to 7 people. I would definitely recommend and go there again. Thank you

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LouiseO
Manchester
6 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Was expecting live music but there was not any on. Beer wasn’t good as there was something wrong with the lines. Men’s toilets smelled bad. Food was good. Going again in a few weeks so hoping for a better experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff , great food , fabulous atmosphere

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EmilyC
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cannot recommend the bottomless brunch enough!!! The servers were so lovely and attentive and the food is incredible. Definitely found a new brunch spot🥰

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
7 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the place. Food was fab and service was really friendly and fun. Atmosphere great for a Friday/sat night!

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AliceJ
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food , staff and venue amazing! The mac and cheese might be the best I've even has will be coming back! Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Great atmosphere and very pleasant staff ,will go again

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BethRob
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was called Victoria and she was wonderful! Thank you so much for bringing out dessert for my friends birthday! We had a great time!

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JesusV
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It's a fine place to dine in. We went on a Tuesday evening and the level of noise was just too loud to have a normal conversation, nothing to do with the place itself but the patrons that day who were quite lively.
Cocktails were just ok, a tad bit overpriced though.
Food was good, we had a couple of starters first and beef brisket and a hamburger as mains, the only flaw here were the sides of chips, they where cheap-takeaway-quality.
Service from the three chaps was brilliant even if the place was busy, the other two waitresses that evening seemed more interested in chatting for a good 20 min each with a couple of gents sitting a couple of tables from where we were while we were waiting to pay.
It's just an ok place overall. If you are looking to dine in a place with a nice atmosphere and maybe enjoy a show afterwards just go to the Albert Schloss, its not too far from there.

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Bigmatt
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food, great service. A delight. Will 100% be returning

CM
ChloeM
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely great evening, delicious food and drinks. Very very good service, really impressed and will defo go again!

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SARAHW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff are amazing so helpful and friendly. Food was delicious too. We will return when there's music on.

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Leon
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, lovely waitress who served me, my mrs and my parents (black hair, was wearing a black dress). Food was class, drinks were expensive. Lovely restaurant, will be back 100%.

Leon

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AdamJ
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really friendly staff, able to talk about the menu and advise. Surroundings were great. The food took time to come out, but when it did the portions were generous and it was delicious

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Chris
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and great staff! Well worth the visit up from London!

FAQs

The Blues Kitchen - Manchester is rated 4.7 stars by 333 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.