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The Blues Kitchen - Manchester, Manchester,

The Blues Kitchen - Manchester

4.7
4.7
2224 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.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 70 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • 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

What 2,224 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

    Hot spot

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Great for live music

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Lively

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Most Booked

  • Manchester

    Hot spot

  • Manchester

    Great for live music

  • Manchester

    Lively

  • Manchester

    Most Booked

2,224 Reviews
  1. Inger

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic evening, the best service and fabulous team, and delicious Margaritas

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  2. Mate

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    There was an issue with the printer, so they couldn't print our drink order and we had to wait a bit, but they were councuous about this and they removed the drinks from our bill. Very kind and helpful service 👌

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  3. Alexfez

    Mid Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The waitress who took our food order made such an impact on us, personable, attentive, lovely smile. Made our visit to Blue's so much better

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  4. SiobhanO

    Buckinghamshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Yet another amazing experience at Blues Kitchen! The food was outstanding, the service is always mega and the live music was great too!

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  5. SelinaH

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is amazing and service is the best in Manchester. Love coming here for lunch, such a great lunch deal. 100% recommend

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  6. Deni

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Rather disappointed, we dined for my partners birthday, no effort was made to help us celebrate. Staff seemed extremely disorganised, we waited a while for our order to be taken, we had at least 6 different people taking order, bringing food, drinks etc, every time we dealt with a different person. At one point we didn't see any staff member around for 10mins. Not a great experience, especially for a birthday.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restraint with great food, service and ambiance

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  8. VickyW

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    /The food was excellent as was the atmosphere. They went above and beyond to make my boyfriends birthday special.

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  9. Mailuo

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Anais was the best server! Thanks again. P. S gutted you don't have the American biscuits anymore!

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  10. elevendaysinmay

    Manchester

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We came here for lunch. Arrived a bit early but it was no trouble for the team they seated us straight away. Took orders for drinks then food and all arrived promptly and with a smile and a friendly word. Temperature and noise levels were totally fine. The restaurant filled up quickly from noon onwards. I would book to make sure of table when going again.

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  11. GustavoM

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Atmosphere was great and a decent selection of drinks to suit everyone’s taste

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  12. NikiP

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was good although when busy might take a minute before you get someone's attention but always friendly and helpful. The food is good and the atmosphere is great with different live music every night. Always a good choice for a night out!

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  13. Carlos

    Shropshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great, unfussy food served quickly by effortlessly cool and friendly waiting staff. Great music and atmosphere. Lively place, packed to the rafters and easy to see why. Will make a point of eating there next time we're in Manchester.

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  14. Sosie1

    Liverpool

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good menu, very noisy but would recommend. Staff were great

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  15. CharlotteP

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, good food, reasonably priced, good atmosphere.

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  16. BrynS

    Cheshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Absolutely love this place. Went with the family. We’ll be back for some live music!

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  17. FayR

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and really good value, the building is stunning. We will definitely be returning

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  18. AndrewG

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great place to simply hang out for a few drinks in a vibrant atmosphere or to take in a gig. Great efficient service attentive staff and attention to detail. Live this place.

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  19. JoanM

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Made to feel welcome immediately. Prompt, friendly service. Food, hot, well presented and very tasty. Good value for money. Staff went out of their way to be helpful. A great experience.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was amazing as usual but bring back cheeseburger spring rolls please 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really great night, the team looked after us well and made it extra special with a few treats for my mum's birthday. Thanks we will be back!

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  22. KateM

    Cheshire

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved our visit, staff, food, atmosphere, building all amazing and I was given some fabulous birthday treats. Thank you

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  23. MarcusA

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Blues Kitchen is a fantastic place to visit. Food was incredible and the staff were attentive and friendly. Highly recommend

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    BRING BACK THE CHEESEBURGER SPRING ROLLS. NOW!!!!!

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  25. CaitlinW

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff were lovely and very positive , was a such a great place to go to for my birthday:)

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  26. SamLou

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great choice of drinks - cocktails are delicious! Food was outstanding; full of flavour, cooked wonderfully, great presentation and enough to be filling but not too much that you feel overfaced. Decor is really cool and has a relaxing vibe. Staff are friendly and welcoming too!

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  27. RubyP

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Booked the table as a surprise for my boyfriend, neither of us had really heard of the blues kitchen before but we loved it. Food was delicious and we would have paid more for it, the service was great and fast, we felt well attended even though we were in a rush. Thank you for a loverly lunch.

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  28. EHow

    Newcastle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent atmosphere and good service. Portion sizes not great for the price and food was not all served at the same time so some parts of the meal were cold.

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  29. JonP

    Surrey

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I went for a late dinner with my 2 sons after football. We have been before and had great wings / burger. Cracking atmosphere too!

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  30. abigailw

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    The food and service was top notch, really delicious. However, walking into the restaurant itself and to be hit with 10/10 noise level and 10/10 busyness was overwhelming. The table was not ready straight away which is fine but waiting at the bar to get a drink was like trying to knit fog. Pretty impossible due to how busy it was. When we sat down for the meal it was nice but my partner and I could barely hear each other talking as the bar area is so close to the restaurant. I would probably return again but at a more quiet time.

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  31. LeanneA

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Honestly from the moment we walked in we knew it was going to be an amazing experience. The service was exceptional, the atmosphere was electric and we just loved every minute of our time there. We will be back next time we are in Manchester for sure

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  32. Alan

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    I have been previously, and always found the restaurant great, unfortunately the last visit was not so good. My wife is a celiac and food has to be gluten free. The girl that served us did a great job in explaining the menu and gf options. We ordered two meals, one gf and one normal. Starters were very good, however both main meals arrived as gluten free, I had to request the onion rings as these were missed off and the additional bacon was missed too. We did explain when ordering that one meal was NOT gluten free. Disappointed with the meals, although the waitress / service was great, but the misunderstanding with the kitchen was poor. The service charge and discount for missed food was knocked off the bill, thank you for that. Will be back as food and atmosphere is usually very good.

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  33. lynneg

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent pre theatre food and drinks . Lovely food , great cocktails, excellent service

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Dined there on Saturday 17th feb at 4.15pm. It was very busy and took 30 mins for us to get our 1st drink. Once we ordered the food came quick and the waitresses were really nice One meal that came out was the wrong salad so had to send it back and then the correct salad didn’t get to the table until everyone else had finished eating. The manager was though apologetic and gave us all a complimentary drink which we thought was very fair. There was no live music on but the atmosphere was vibrant.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed taking my two daughters aged 20 and 17 as a birthday treat. Wonderful place to eat and great vibe! Very attentive service too.

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  36. CLTT

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food, limited lunch menu but was delicious. Shrimp sandwich was particularly great.

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  37. RachIA

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Terrific. Great food & service. Convenient for theatre.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is amazing, staff are very attentive and cannot do enough for you. The only down side was that it was packed and noisy at the front of the venue, however the back at the end of place where the food tables are was a lot quieter, the lighting could have been a bit brighter when people are eating but it still was a most enjoyable night.

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  39. MeganH

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    service was great and had £6 cocktails which was great value

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  40. KarenJ

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We were Seated in the side room at the back which we felt a bit out of it, lots of other tables free as we walked past on our way into the side room so not sure why. Visited 3 times in last 3 months , 2 of which were birthday occasions which I put down on the booking and acknowledged on checking in but not sure why this is asked on the booking form as no mention at all regarding our visit for a Birthday while we where at the table on both occasions. Overall still a good time had by us all and enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Will return but will request to be sat in the main restaurant in the future.

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The Blues Kitchen - Manchester is rated 4.7 stars by 2224 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

19:00


Booked 70 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
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • 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
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