Dukes 92

4.4
1389 Reviews
£25 and under
British
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.

Experiences

  • Waiter Service Dining

    Nov 9 - Nov 10, 2021

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1389 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.1
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4.4
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PeterP
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Arrived by taxi and found it hard to find the entrance! Had reserved and shown to table at the rear, plenty of space as only a third full. Service good if erratic and food ranged from excellent for the sea bass to poor for the tasteless jerk chicken burger. Portions large and no room for desserts . Good value and friendly staff.

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NickM
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love the ambience sitting out on a warm day. Very attractive outside setting. Airy inside too.

LJ
LizzieJ
Manchester
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were very helpful and chatty. The eating areas and ladies were spotless. The food was hot and very tasty. I loved my French fancy cocktail. Thank you for making my birthday so special x

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, delicious food and lovely atmosphere. Thoroughly enjoyed.

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Thom
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I felt it was good, but the staff weren't very attentive.

CS
CaroleS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

It was mediocre - nothing bad but nothing great either….. had to ask twice to get infra red heater turned off, fries didn’t arrive with rest of order, pizza was excellent though

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous feed and a beautiful setting with my favourite girl, Miss P.

MR
MeganR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service1ambience5

Slow service for food tables outside. Host was lovely.

JS
JulieS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I would definitely recommend dukes 92. The food is delicious and fresh. I have never had a bad meal

JS
JohnS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

everything was perfect from the service to the food ....well done Dukes 92 will be back soon

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Claudia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The food wasnt greatly presented and it wasnt very impressive. The bun of my burguer was a bit stale and the breaded chicken a bit burned. Then, the group sitting next to us was smoking so didnt not enjoyed my clothes getting smelly neither breathing that intoxicating air. Would reccomend you turn your terrace to non smoking for the health of everyone

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MarkS
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience5

We ordered some starters but the mains came out first within 5 minutes.

I asked for them to be taken back so we could eat the starter first.

When we got them back they had been put on the hot plate and had a dry skin over everything 🙄.

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Casp
London
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time at Dukes the service and the food was great as per usual.

JW
JacquelineW
Manchester
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vibrant atmosphere great food friendly staff
Quality night out!!

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Nicola
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time at Dukes 92 yesterday. The table was booked for 2 hours but we were able to be seated when we turned up early and stayed until 15 minutes before the table was needed again.
All staff were very friendly and accommodating.
We will definitely be returning.

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Becca
Manchester
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to come for afternoon meal and drinks. Great atmosphere and a quick and friendly service. Will be sure to return

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Helena
Manchester
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good table service the food was lovely and worth every penny.

HH
HelenaH
London
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Great. night out for end of work night! good food and service.

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miked
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Dukes is my fav outdoor place to eat. Ideally in the sun, sadly not the other night. Nonetheless they have made the most of both Dukes and it’s sister restaurants covered outdoor space. Sensible food good drinks and great service.

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PaulO
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Booked an initial table for 6 inside anticipating bad weather but moved outside to the covered area where we sat until those that had booked arrived. I didn't catch the girls name but the host sitting guests was really good... friendly and had a laugh with our group. Other staff were also friendly and efficient. Good food, prices in line with the rest of town. Good central location for meets.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant food lovley place great staff

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Gemma
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quick service, great food and good value, would 100% recommend.

Y
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience5

This restaurant looked absolutely fantastic from the outside, once we entered it looked even better. When we got seated I explained I was Coeliac, then a manager came over to explain they only had one thing available for me to eat which was extremely disappointing. Due to this they very kindly gave me and my partner a free drink but we didn’t eat in which upset us as we were so excited to eat here.

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AnnaH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The drinks order took a while. The food however was lovely.

BE
BECKMEL2015
Manchester
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Bit disappointed with the service, we ordered on the app our meals arrived before our drinks , and I felt the portions were small , had to ask for cutlery and napkins as non offered with the starters.

GK
GKen
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were outstanding. Even though we went with out 2 young daughters we didn’t feel out of place.

MY
MaryanneY
Manchester
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

The food came and it was wrong when we told the waitress she did not apologise and seemed quite put out that we mentioned the food was wrong.

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Jenweb
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Gorgeous Sunday lunch out without the kids, though I’m sure they would have enjoyed it too. Really nice tasty meal, awesome gravy and roasties to die for 😊

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andreww
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Music way way too loud. In fact as a dr I’d say it was dangerous. Impossible to have gentle conversation with girls. Whilst food was good I will not return unless volume is reduced to sensible, balanced and calm levels

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hannahw
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cocktails were amazing, food was gorgeous and we were well looked after

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OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Service was great but sadly food was not great. Burger was ok, steak was over cooked and chewy when medium was requested. Chocolate desert was like a pot melt in the middle chocolate desert from M&S and even that was over cooked to the degree that the middle was could and the chocoholic left 25% as they couldn’t be bothered chewing any more. Usually everything is great so can only presume to be problems related to the silly covid pingdemic.

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Kaya
London
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place went with the family lots of options for everybody, 10/10

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RACHAELC
Manchester
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had a really lovely time, good food nice staff great atmosphere

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Megt
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was friendly and the drinks came out quickly. The overall vibe of Dukes was pleasant.

LH
LeahH
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The castle field board was amazing! Cocktails fab too!! French fancy was my favourite

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Lolno
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

It was very busy and loud, tables close together so it felt a bit crowded. Good energy tho

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Sevs66
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Superb food, fantastic setting and a really great experience. Would recommend the experience of this restaurant to anyone looking for a good afternoon/ evening out with friends and family

RG
RonG
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

All round a great experience - location, ambience, customer service, food & drink. Will go back when next in Manchester.

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annaa
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

The food and location was enjoyable. Staff were too busy to give people eating the necessary attention. Using their carpark proved problematic by not being given the correct information by door staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience5

We were met at the door by a rather rude male member of staff, no pleasantries, no small talk, barely a hello. When we arrived at our table outside he simply pointed at it without speaking a word. He never explained the QRcode contactless ordering and left us to our own devices. The table was visibly dirty and we had to ask a waitress to clean it for us.
However the food was great when delivered the cocktails were lovely too and the chap serving the food was also polite despite being busy. The ambiance was spot on and music choice also perfect.
Some work on your staff and it will be an awesome place!

FAQs

Dukes 92 is rated 4.4 stars by 1389 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 reservations at the moment.