Dukes 92

4.3
457 reviews
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Top tags:
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
Dukes 92 was originally a stable block for the horses delivering foods off barges to the Merchants warehouse opposite. From these humble begininngs the building now houses Manchester's original bar and grill which has been refurbished and extended three times since its opening in 1991 the space today is informal and airy with the buildings heritage being reflected in a subtle blend of antique furniture and modern fixed seating.
With its most recent refurbishment Dukes can now properly call itself a venue with two bars, three private events spaces, a grill restaurant, excellent smoking facilities, canalside terrace and balcony overlooking the canal basin. Dukes continued appeal relies on its ability to transform from a relaxed, family friendly environment by day to a vibrant and stylish bar and grill by night.
The space has been extended and refurbished since its opening in 1991 and inside its interior combines contemporary features and its trademark antique furniture.
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Incredibly slow and unhelpful service, had to ask several times for a waiter to tend our table.

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HD
Lancashire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

I would recommend Dukes although not when the weather is nice as it gets incredibly busy with waiting over 30mins for drinks which where never received and removed from the bill, also water was never received which was ordered upon arrival and asked for numerous times. I can not fault the food although staters and mains where brought out at the same time, yes small plates my not be starters but we advised our waitress they were starters when we ordered. The waitresses seemed confused as to why we wanted them separately when they where brought out.

We have been previously when the weather was slightly more British and wet, the service was far better. I feel this is a restaurant which struggles to cope under pressure

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HW
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was amazing, big portions. It was loud in the restaurant but it was a Saturday night and the restaurant is sectioned off from the bar. Service was excellent would hightly recommend no faults

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BK
Manchester
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great restaurant with good food, great atmosphere and a waiter that was absolutely fabulous. He definitely made the night a 10/10.

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KB
Manchester
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely food, great atmosphere and service
Will definitely come again

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S
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food ,in great surroundings very well looked after by Sophie ,cudnt hav asked for more x

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FB
Manchester
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a lovely meal before going to a concert. Fantastic Big Chief cocktail. Great staff.

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AC
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Dukes 92 is a restaurant I regularly visit the reason being it’s wonderful and delicious in so many ways. I highly recommend as you wouldn’t be disappointed as it’s a sensational place to be. Top marks!!!!

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JC
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Absolutely amazing atmosphere! I will be returning for my birthday

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JR
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First visit , a few friends have been and love it so I just had to see for myself, I wasn’t didsspointed, loved the place especially when the suns shining

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LW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, plenty of choice, great cocktails. Loved the atmosphere and will definitely be back again

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DF
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 1Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Good food and service until glass in a drink cut one of the dinners mouth in the party. Handled well by the manager once informed but lack of understanding of the seriousness of one of the servers, who felt it was because they were busy. Ruined the experience .

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S
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Lovely food and good service but very loud music constantly as it’s a popular bar so it was quite hard to talk unless you shouted. I would recommend
It for the food and service.

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T
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great waitress.(Faye) Diamond. Very friendly and welcoming. Food was excellent and served without any delay. Great afternoon.

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GM
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Pleasant evening with friends, drank on the patio then dined inside, lovely experience, would possibly consider to be only slightly overpriced for some menu and drink items however.

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EM
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous food, great atmosphere and amazing service from Lewis !

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SM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 1Food 5Service 1Ambience 1

Food was good. Orders were wrong, no drinks were offered. An hour between each course. Rude staff.

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J
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 4Ambience 1

Where to start?

This was supposed to be a relaxed evening to catch up with friends. Unfortunately a sunny Friday at Dukes is not the place to go! The food was great and the staff were doing their best but it was crazy busy and just full of very drunk people falling over themselves, dropping drinks and shouting at bouncers. I’d booked a table thankfully and Ethan, our waiter did a great job of looking after us. He made sure we got drinks when we needed and that we were happy. Service was slow due to how busy it was. I’d definitely go back, we had the ‘motherboard’ sharing board which was epic and really good value but I’d have to make sure it wasn’t going to be as busy next time.

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BL
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Quality food served in a good time on a massively busy day

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OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 2Food 5Service 1Ambience 5

Service wasn’t good as per

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OT
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Had a really enjoyable night at Dukes, everything was perfect. Great atmosphere, food & service.

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MG
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere with talented live music for Father's day . Really enjoyable Sunday Lunch very reasonably priced. Staff were friendly and helpful so a brilliant experience all round!

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ST
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great food, lovely venue definitely recommend to others

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J
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 2Food 5Service 1Ambience 4

The food was very nice and enjoyable but our service was horrendous! We had to ask and keep looking around to get attention. They was at least 5 tables that had come and gone in the space we was there, It was like we just got avoided!

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Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

Other than getting 2 pints dropped over one of our party the food was great

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J
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

Overall the experience was good. Whilst our waitress was lovely and very accommodating she didn’t seem fully trained, removing plates from the table before people had finished eating. The music level was very loud, which whilst eating isn’t ideal and we werent able to hear each other speak very well, however I appreciate this is personal preference. I enjoy the food here and would come again as well as to recommend to friends. Unfortunately I found the toilets to be quite disgraceful. Doors didn’t shut, some toilets didn’t flush,one of the hand dryers didn’t work and it was clearly not checked upon often enough. For an establishment of this sort I found it quite unacceptable

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TR
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Terrible. Weren't even shown to our table. Menus thrown into the middle. Left alone for twenty minutes, had to gesture someone over to order drinks, which were left on a tray on the bar whilst the staff stood around chatting. When it came, the steak was like leather The sharing platter fit for two to three was just about enough for one. The pizza was paper thin and soggy. It felt like we were an inconvenience. I would never go again Nothing about it was acceptable, never mind adequate. Its not as if they were rushed off their feet, and it's easy to see why.

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OT
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great food and service a little expensive for the portions though.

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GG
London
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dukes 92 hosted my 40th birthday dinner and we received a great experience. The food quality was very high, as was the service. Giuseppe was a great waiter and provided a fantastic level of service. I would highly recommend Dukes 92.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing service!

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HL
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant and beautiful food, faultless

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HB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and drinks, served by friendly and service minded staff in a delightful environment.

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RS
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Wonderful atmosphere and the decor is fantastic. Great quality food, although the desert was slightly lacking in flavour. I would recommend Dukes 92, and I am looking forward to returning again soon.

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LC
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Great sharing board. Service a bit slow but we weren't in a rush so no problem

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KK
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

My ribs were far too salty. The waiter and manager could no have been nicer. They deducted the ribs, off bill. And gave us two desserts, more than they had to. It hasn't put me off one little bit. They were both amazing, kind and professional. The waiter was Italian, sorry, don't know the name. And the manager whoever was managing resturant on Sunday 26. 👍

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ST
Kent
5 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Duke’s was a great place to meet our son for lunch. It’s central with free parking. The service from the bar man the manager the table host the person who brought the food was fabulous! Great choices of food and drink at moderate prices. Lovely venue by the canal. Spacious table with a great ambience. The meals were all lovely. We’ll be back!

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a
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Service was ok. The server was nice and clearly doing her best... but you need to train your staff better on how to wait table, serve wine, recommend courses, wine pairing...
The food was very good.

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PC
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 5

Service was pretty poor and very slow. We were told they needed the table back by a certain time half way through the meal. 4 hours for 2 courses and a few drinks was a bit excessive. If they wanted the table back quickly they should have been more attentive and faster service.

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KC
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great, will be back again- food, service was amazing.

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OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Go every Sunday ✅ best Sunday dinner

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