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Bluu - Manchester

€€ - €€€American, , British
Thomas Street | Smithfield Market Buildings, Manchester M4 1BD, England
+44 161 839 7195
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (55 reviews)
“ribs” (27 reviews)
“fries” (19 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
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LOCATION
Thomas Street | Smithfield Market Buildings, Manchester M4 1BD, England
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1 - 10 of 551 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a really lovely meal here. Big thanks to Kevin. I am celiac and Kevin made sure I had gluten free bed and he cooked my fries in the oven so there was no cross contamination. Fab customer service.More

Thank Kimberley W
Bluu M, Public Relations Manager at Bluu - Manchester, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Kimberley, Thank you very much for your lovely review of us here at Bluu, we're so glad that you enjoyed your time with us especially received the best service possible from our waiter Kevin! We take allergies and intolerances extremely seriously and will always...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have enjoyed every experience I've had at Bluu. The food is always good, I especially like the platter. The atmosphere is nice and chilled in the day time and comes more alive at night. There are a variety of options for seating so it...More

Thank Becky B
Bluu M, Public Relations Manager at Bluu - Manchester, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Becky, Thank you very much for your lovely review, we are so glad that you've enjoyed every experience you've had with us at Bluu and manage to have a great time with us whatever the occasion! We're also really glad that you like the...More

Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

We watched the World Cup final here and we had a good time. They have a nice selection of drinks and cocktails and the food was pretty good too. The staff were friendly and we were served pretty fast as well!More

Thank Carlos P
Bluu M, Public Relations Manager at Bluu - Manchester, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Carlos, Thank you very much for your review of us here at Bluu, we're so glad that you enjoyed yourself and especially enjoyed both your food and your cocktails (we may be a little bit biased but we do think we've got one of...More

Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Found this by walking around the area. Had a couple of beers with a decent burger while watching a world cup game. A nice atmosphere and friendly staff. Good location too. Will certainly come back when in the area.More

Thank Steve K
Bluu M, Public Relations Manager at Bluu - Manchester, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Hi Steve, Thank you very much for your lovely review of us here at Bluu, we're really glad you enjoyed your time with us and managed to grab one of our delicious burgers whilst watching the match. We're also really happy that you received warm...More

Reviewed 10 July 2018

Take a look at your reciept when you get it at this place. Above the grand total is an 'optional service' which they add to your bill. Example being I just ate there and incurred £26 and some change. The waitress walked over with the...More

Thank yellingfore
Bluu M, Public Relations Manager at Bluu - Manchester, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Hi! Thank you very much for your review of us here at Bluu, we appreciate any reviews we receive whether they are positive or negative as it really aids us in improving our business. We actually completely agree with every single point in your review....More

Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

Popped in for 🥃 great selection of drinks beers etc had the Brooklyn lager on draft lovely Really good friendly service Didn’t eat there sorry maybe next time They have some retro arcade games look goodMore

Thank Harry277
Bluu M, Public Relations Manager at Bluu - Manchester, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2018

Hi Harry! Thank you very much for your lovely review of us here at Bluu, we're so glad you enjoyed your time with us and managed to catch some Manchester sun rays! Next time you pop in definitely make sure you grab a bite to...More

Reviewed 30 June 2018

Dropped in at lunchtime following a recommendation. Might have been an off day as the food was pretty poor...... very small portions and bland. Service was slow and there appeared to be a shortage of staff. Drinks and four lunch mains coming to £90, expect...More

Thank VikingYork
Bluu M, Public Relations Manager at Bluu - Manchester, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2018

HI! Thank you very much for your review of us here at Bluu, we appreciate any feedback we receive whether it be positive or negative as it aids us to really improve our business. We're really sorry that you did not enjoy your time with...More

Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

First time here. Great service, friendly welcome, all provided by Kevin. The food was delicious and Kevin was lovely, will definitely come back!More

Thank judyhenson89
Bluu M, Public Relations Manager at Bluu - Manchester, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2018

Hi Judy! Thank you so much for your lovely review of us here at Bluu, we're so glad you enjoyed your time with us and especially appreciated the warm and friendly service provided to you by Kevin. We have to agree with the title of...More

Reviewed 18 June 2018

Great little hipster place, lots of mid range ales, attentive staff, hipster decor and generally very trendy. Came with friends and had a nice drink. Would definitely come back here, very quite, no fuss bar.More

Thank PopcornMonkeyReviews
Bluu M, Public Relations Manager at Bluu - Manchester, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2018

Hi! Thank you very much for your review of us here at Bluu, we're so glad that you enjoyed your time with us and had a lot of positive things to say about our venue, staff and drink selection! To say thank you for taking...More

Reviewed 21 May 2018

Arrived in taxi at 9:45 on saturday night with family my husband got to the door first to be told by door men he was not allowed in when he asked why they said because he had to much to drink(this was not true) so...More

Thank Sharon S
Bluu M, Public Relations Manager at Bluu - Manchester, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

Hi Sharon, Thank you very much for your review of us here at Bluu, we appreciate any reviews we get whether they are positive or negative as it really helps us to grow and improve our business. We're really sorry that you were less than...More

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Not sure but the service was poor generally, although the manager tried to make amends
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$20
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 00:00
Monday
12:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 01:00
Friday
12:00 - 01:00
Saturday
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Thomas Street | Smithfield Market Buildings, Manchester M4 1BD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 839 7195
  • E-mail
Description
Situated in the heart of Manchester's Northern Quarter, Bluu has established itself as the cornerstone of this understated and relaxed drinking and eating circuit. With it's eclectic mix of retro furniture and 80's styling, Bluu does not take itself too seriously. Lived in values are at the heart of it's design. Early doors and into the evening Bluu comes alive playing a mix of music from funk and disco through to soul and house music. If the sun starts to shine, you can drink and dine out on the large pavement terrace. Inspired by pure home comfort, our food menu is an ode to British meat. Hand rubbed and home smoked low and slow for up to 16 hours in our imported smoker, our food vows to deliver a depth of flavour that will instantly transport you to where we were inspired; the southern states of the USA. Come and try it for yourself.
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