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Dukes 92

4.2
4.2
1836 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.

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Booked 42 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Afternoon Tea Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm

  • Phone number

    0161 839 8642

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Manchester

  • Parking details

    Dukes' free customer car park is immediately in front of Dukes' main entrance. All adjacent parking is free at weekends.

  • Public transit

    Dukes 92 is approximately 100 metres along Castle Street. Castle Street is located at the southern end of Deansgate opposite Deansgate Station (at the junction of Deansgate and Whitworth Street).

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

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What 1,836 people are saying

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4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  • Manchester

    Outdoor Dining

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  1. DB

    DavidB

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great to have a separate room for Lunch. I think we’ll look to book that again. Everything worked really well and we enjoyed a great afternoon.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always the food and service was excellent! Very helpful waiter and the manager Rob came over for a chat to check everything was good and he was very pleasant too. Great venue and ambiance…. 10 out of 10

  3. CL

    ChelseaL

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a lovely evening, just what we wanted really busy and quick service, DJ playing at the front of the restaurant, very full and lively, brilliant atmosphere and food was lovely 🙂

  4. S

    Sammie

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    At first it was like walking into a club, really loud. It was really busy so service was a bit slow for us. We both ordered steaks, sent both back as was wrong, chunky chips were dry and undercooked, new steaks and fries came out which were a lot better and we enjoyed them. Good atmosphere. Really big bar, big outside area too. We enjoyed the food once it was right, it was a bit out the way for us, wouldn't be in a rush to go back.

  5. CT

    CTR200

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience2

    Arrived. Nobody gave us a menu or came to take a drinks order, we had to ask twice just to get a drinks order in. The drinks took ages to then come, roughly 40 minutes after arrival. Food was OK and timely. Don't recommend for dining on a Saturday evening at 19.30 given our experience

  6. SR

    SophieR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Overall really nice experience, I would go again.

  7. KP

    KieghlyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was amazing and excellent value for money Atmosphere was lovely Staff were friendly and very helpful

  8. JR

    JasonR

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food4service1ambience3

    I had a table for 90 minutes and only got served one drink I had to wait over 50 minutes for a pint, I even ordered another which didn't even arrive and I waited 40 minutes again and when I asked for the bill it wasn't even on the bill. Its like the waitress and waiter ignored me when I ordered. I've been to dukes plenty of times and had good service, but this was not up to your usual standards. So I am disappointed

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience4

    Not Great , I felt sorry for the staff who were under severe pressure. Service very slow, one meal sent back. To be fair the manager recognised this and offered a reasonable discount . I’d give it a while before revisiting.

  10. CT

    CTS68

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    Service not the best. We were told we needed to vacate the table in 15 mins as they were booked up! We had ordered drinks about 15 before and had not had them. We spoke to the manager who kindly went to the get the drinks. We ended up staying at the table for an hour over our time and there were another 3 table empty and was a bit miffed as to why we were asked to leave the table when no one came to any of the tables!! It was very busy and seemed short staffed but the manager said they weren’t it was just too many customers! 😀

  11. S

    Sophie

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service1ambience4

    Food was lovely, worth the money however service was poor, was waiting 20mins for someone to take our drinks order and 1 hour 30mins for food to come.

  12. LB

    LoisB

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    On May 11th 2019 it was my 50th birthday and wedding day at Dukes. Sadly my husband passed away a year later, so coming for lunch on the 11th May is extra special. I will never tire of this place, the memories, the place, the setting, the food, the ambience especially when the sun shines too. It quite often is my go to place when in Manchester, love it here.

  13. JG

    JohnG

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was excellent. Service very quick. Setting outside by the canal was lovely and perfect for our group lunch

  14. LC

    LouiseC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3

    Very busy so probably why it looked messy. Bar covered in used glasses etc so not very appealing. Starters arrived at the same time as mains so no room on table. Food was ok but a little cold. We ordered drinks when we ordered food but waiter who brought food told us it was busy so we'd have to wait about 15 minutes for the drinks. Called another server over and said that wasn't very good service so she did apologize and brought us drinks which she took off the bill which was good. Overall I wouldn't recommend to eat unless you like it very busy and rushed! Nice place for a drink outside though.

  15. JM

    JoanneM

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Really great bustling bar / restaurant where we spent a lovely afternoon with friends. Nice to have somewhere for food and drinks with a good atmosphere. Good prices too would definitely go again 👌

  16. l

    lindseyo

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was delicious, fab service, great atmosphere.

  17. CD

    CarolD

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    From the moment we walked in to the restaurant to the time we left, our waiter was polite, efficient and provided us with knowledge of the menu.

  18. YW

    YvonneW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Delicious food in beautiful setting. Will definitely go back for more!

  19. JD

    JordanD

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great venue for a special occasion, wonderful location along the canal.. staff were faultless. Highly recommend !

  20. C

    Casogr

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4

    Numerous menu options were not available. Service was slow, asked to take order twice. Table wasn’t ready when we arrived at booking time. Table was very close to others Wrong chips came with burger Steak asked for medium it was well done Drinks arrived which we didn’t order

  21. CL

    CalL

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service.

  22. RB

    RobertB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    We are a family of four and had a realy nice meal service a little bit on the slow side but didn't affect our experience

  23. A

    Anon

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Seated outside, patio heaters way too hot very uncomfortable

  24. DM

    DavidM

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    Bank holiday sunday early afternoon so we did expect it to be busy, the problem being the restaurant and bar area are not well segregated so a table near the bar area has a constant flow of people, not making it the best of places to eat. Food was of good quality and service of a high standard.

  25. J

    Jacky

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved it! great service. Most definitely recommend thank you

  26. RO

    RebeccaO

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience1

    Too loud, too full. Stood at the door for 10 minutes waiting to be shown to a reserved table When eventually shown to a table we weren't given any menus and sat there for a further 20 minutes Eventually was brought a menu but still didn't get to ordered after being at Dukes 92 for 50 minutes Out of the 6 orders placed only 4 showed up

  27. H

    Hayley

    Manchester

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2

    Rude/angry bar staff, harassed for the table back when they left us waiting 20 minutes to have our table.

  28. J

    Jade

    Bath

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall2food5service3ambience1

    I have been to Dukes on many occasions and never had issues before however this visit was almost unbearable on a noise level! I’m aware it is a palace that people go for drinks especially it being a Friday night however they should also cater to the fact that they are a restaurant!! and people eating their dinner to not want to listen to a constant rave beat at a volume so loud you couldn’t hear yourself speak! That coupled with people screaming and shouting and staff just dumping your food into he table made us very close to just getting up and leaving! On this occasion I definitely wouldn’t recommend.

  29. EF

    ElaineF

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4

    Dukes is in a nice position near the canal, but the food could have been better, the party consisted of 7 people, we used to work near Dukes and have been there many a time in the past. Most of us decided on Cheese and onion pie, but to be honest I can make better myself, the few chips that accompanied it were dry and the 'salad' was a small bowl of rocket leaves. Not much choice in desserts either. The service was good but I don't think I will be returning any time soon. Most disappointed

  30. EG

    EdwardG

    Cheshire

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    Food was good. Menu choices are fine. Service was patchy. Wait staff lack concentration. They seem to be as happy (or happier) chatting among themselves as they are being attentive to the tables. I would recommend better training and closer supervision.

  31. M

    Megan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We came here for food over from leeds as we had an event the evening we came in Manchester. First time trying dukes and it was absolutely lovely, very good value for money. Will definitely be back.

  32. F

    Frank

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2

    Food was average if not slightly below for the prices charged

  33. D

    Derin

    Manchester

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was very tasty and it was of good quality and quantitywise. We enjoyed the ambiance both inside and outside.

  34. R

    Rickey

    London

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is a gem of a place. For a Londoner I find this place absolutely worth it. Its location, parking, service, ambience, food, decor, are top class. I couldn't ask for more and its a total VFM. Have visited a few times and it has been a pleasure always.

  35. JB

    JaniceB

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First visit for me, I had sunday lunch, it was delicious, the food and service was brilliant i will definately make acreurn visit.

  36. e

    ellie897

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3

    Some staff were rude, unfriendly and unhelpful.

  37. M

    Melissa105

    Liverpool

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2

    Visited on a Saturday afternoon for a birthday meal. Poor service and bad attitude from staff on this occasion as apparently they were “understaffed and other staff members were late”. Doors to outside were kept open so our indoor table reservation was in a draught. Asked to move and waiter was rude about our request. Given warm wine glasses from the glass washer and one of which was still dirty with lipstick marks- unimpressed when spending £50 on a bottle of wine. Eventually moved tables and our waiter disappeared after our food was served. Food was generally ok but steaks were over cooked despite asking for medium-rare, would expect better considering the price. Plates were left on our table for over 30 minutes and not cleared. Had to go up to ask a member of staff to remove them and to order more drinks and desserts. Generally unimpressed by the service and not in a rush to return.

  38. L

    Lisa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5

    Very slow service. We didn't receive our drinks until our food came. Staff looked very deflated

  39. S

    Shizzee

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Absolutely disgusting service - after finally being acknowledged at the service desk we were taken to our table and the server advised either order through the app or at the bar. My booking clearly was for a table for food. Not sure why we were being asked to order at the bar?? The server was so rude we left and ate elsewhere. Appalling service.

  40. GB

    GBH1812

    Manchester

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Always a great venue for any occasion!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

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Dukes 92 is rated 4.2 stars by 1836 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Dukes 92

18 Castle Street Manchester, M3 4LZ

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Manchester

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Afternoon Tea Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Dukes' free customer car park is immediately in front of Dukes' main entrance. All adjacent parking is free at weekends.

  • Public transit

    Dukes 92 is approximately 100 metres along Castle Street. Castle Street is located at the southern end of Deansgate opposite Deansgate Station (at the junction of Deansgate and Whitworth Street).

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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