The Blues Kitchen - Manchester

4.7
230 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.
What 230 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.8
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4.7
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4.5
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Noise · Energetic
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Coops
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fabulous....can't wait to go back. Staff, food and entertainment all wonderful.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Made us wait for a table
The burger was supposed to be medium it came well done
Too many people upstairs so could not see the band sadly

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DonnaS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing from start to finish. I could not recommend this place highly enough. It is rare to find a place where ALL staff are bubbly, attentive, polite and considerate. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. We had the best dining experience. We’ll done, you have a spectacular team of people!

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PaulC67
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Place looks fantastic, has a real good vibe to it. Didn’t hear any Blues music, it was all soul and funk.
Food is great, service is great, drink service was perhaps a little slow but given the current ‘pingdemic’ we can easily forgive that.
Would definitely visit again.

JB
JohnB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice greeting on arrival followed by great service at the table . Great waitress ( sorry I didn’t get her name) gave my wife some good advice regarding the cocktail menu. Enjoyed it so much we stayed for a couple more drinks in the bar area . Will definitely be back 👍

KB
KimBoPower
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Love it. Best be place in town for drink and fun!
Not tried the food yet…hope to soon

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting Manchester for my sisters birthday and got in on a late train so booked for late night food. So happy we did the atmosphere was amazing and a great first post-lockdown evening out! Would 10/10 recommend and will be back! Staff all very attentive despite being mad busy! 5* all day!!

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Bjlt
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came on a whim when plans fell through and it was brilliant. Food was so nice, came on the night when cocktails were £5 all evening and the music that was great! We will be back soon 😍

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Dddd
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing venue, £5 cocktails all night on a Wednesday which were beaut. The food was sooo tasty, we got the beef short rib for 2, the corn ribs were unbelievable! Our waitress was super friendly and made such an effort even topping our water up. Good music and good vibes, we can’t wait to return.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Staff were great and attentive, food was very great

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MichelleLovesFood
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the staff here were amazing and went above and beyond. My Gran and Mum both fell in the street across the road from the venue. Door staff sprinted straight over to help. We were seated straight away and our outstanding server brought an ice pack for my Mum’s rapidly developing black eye without even being asked.

I would definitely recommend this place as I’m sure the service is always outstanding even without such a grand entrance.

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Alice
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fantastic experience when we visit. Staff make it an enjoyable and relaxed atmosphere. The food is always sublime and the music is spot on.

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SophieS
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing staff literally so friendly can’t do enough for you! Great live music, atmosphere is great! Had food for the first time last night also and was delicious !

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ChristosK
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited for a weekday lunch. Good menu, food came on time and was delicious, loved the fries! staff was very smiling and our waiter was very happy to give us a tour of the place as we haven't been before. Will definitely be returning

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NicoleH
London
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing place to eat and drink! The staff were all amazing! Making sure we were topped up and enjoying our meal! We would 100% go back for food when we come to Manchester again! Highly recommend

Thankyou

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my Dad for a day out after he has been shielding for over a year.

The blonde lady with the tattoos who was our waitress was so lovely.

I also rang prior as I was worried about my Dad being abit anxious about being out and about so I wanted a table kinda separate from everyone and she gave us a perfect booth. I think the lady I spoke to was called Amy, and was so attentive.

Tommy was incredible too.

Great smiley staff and my dad and I had a fantastic time!

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Miracle
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere and amazing staff, would fully recommend.

JF
JulijaF
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Music was playing to loud. We was in the restaurant at 5 pm, impossible to talk, but we enjoyed food and drink. ThTs all

OT
OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was really beautiful. staff were very friendly and nice.

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AlfieD
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Staff were lovely and very helpful, food was very nice if not a little expensive, drinks ditto. Overall though the restaurant is fantastic!

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christopherw
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the best night. From the quality of the venue to the excellent food and service
Music was fabulous and will definitely be visiting again.

KS
KateS
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you could rate somewhere 11 out of 10 this place would be it! We went for an anniversary meal. The service was perfection, every staff member we came in contact with wished us a Happy Anniversary and took time to make our night extra special.
The food and drinks were beautiful and great value for money.
The live band were outstanding and the atmosphere was electric!
We will definitely be going back very soon! Thanks Blues Kitchen x

CD
CheralynD
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

A lovely venue, the decor is great and unique.
The food was lovely and can't fault the drinks either, the staff were incredibly friendly too.
I can't wait to go to the live gigs in the near future.
It's such a gem of a place, much needed in Manchester

KF
KerrieF
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and great atmosphere! Would definitely recommend!

OM
OliviaM
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, lovely staff and 2-4-1 cocktails. The staff were very nice and asked if we wanted to get another round before the 2-4-1 ended, which I thought was very considerate. Great location and lovely decor.

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mickmog
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Forgot our starter but made up for it with a free round of drinks. Great food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, and the food was surprisingly great also! Especially the appetisers.

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Katie
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Service was excellent but the food was a disappointment unfortunately. Buffalo cauliflower starter way too soggy and buttermilk chicken main had way too much batter and was burnt in places. 2 of our party have upset stomaches today too!

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LaurenWD
Cheshire
3 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time visiting The Blues Kitchen certainly won’t be the last. The food, ambience and service were outstanding. I will be dreaming of the brisket dip sandwich with bacon gravy until our next visit!

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LaurenP
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff are absolutely amazing , so friendly and can’t do enough for you !

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SophiaSteel
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a fantastic place to eat and drink! Both times that we have been our servers have gone out of their way to be friendly and helpful, the drinks are reasonably priced and very nice, and the BBQ is Stunning (especially the ribs, best I’ve ever had!!!). We tried the warm chocolate brownie as well this time which was just the cherry on top of a lovely, lovely evening. Very excited to visit again sometime.

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DeeDee
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating there on a Monday evening 9pm. Wonderful food - so good that we overfaced ourselves and ended up taking our leftovers home!
Will definitely return and recommend to all friends.

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Wayne
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Excellent service and vibe.. Great entertainment.

SH
StephH
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!! Loved the food and the service

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Keeley
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was absolutely amazing and the food was unreal I can’t wait to come back

RW
RobertW
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is totally my kind of place: the food was good and you didn’t feel cheated by the price, the ambience and the decor is just beautiful and the music is great. You wouldn’t have to be a music aficionado to come and enjoy it, I think anyone would appreciate dining here :-)

CM
ClareM
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fab .......a great alternative to a Sunday lunch just wish you had a place in south wales

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Belle
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Disappointed there was no music on a Saturday night , booking isn’t that simple, don’t really know what you’re getting, however the atmosphere is great in there. Make sure you book months in advance and make sure you know where you are sat/if there’s live music on.

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OliviaR
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Must visit! Loved everything, food, service and music all spot on!

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Cgt9
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service and atmosphere I loved it and can’t wait to come back!

FAQs

The Blues Kitchen - Manchester is rated 4.7 stars by 230 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.