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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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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“brunch” (14 reviews)
“ribs” (28 reviews)
“burger” (25 reviews)
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American, Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Thomas Street | Smithfield Market Buildings, Manchester M4 1BD, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with about 10 of us on a stag do. Unfortunately the kitchen smoke alarm went off and then we were told we would be in for quite a long wait as the gas had been cut off. However we were given complimentary drinks and...More

Thank Jamie-McCourt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came in here last Saturday and the place had a real nice buzz to it! The DJ was great and the atmosphere was amazing. Bar staff quick and attentive and the bouncers were lovely throughout! Will be back next time in the NQ!

Thank Gemma T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Bluu again after the first excellent visit and nothing’s changed only the menu.... excellent service and quality burgers (specially the black and gold) children enjoyed the nachos too would recommend and wil be back ...(again) thanks Bluu top notch.

Thank brooksy-1992
Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

Myself and my husband went to go to Bluu last night around 12:30am after having a meal out. We were not drunk, we aren't really drinkers we only have the odd cocktail but we fancied a dance so headed to Bluu as it looked like...More

6  Thank Natalie G
Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

£4.85 for a pint of ale that’s fizzy, what’s that all about. I am an ale drinker and the fizz makes me think those pipes were supplying lager before they were switched.

2  Thank Wheelt
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Cool bar in the northern quarter and wicked cellar bar downstairs with comfy seating settees and boothsMore

Thank Stokie C
Bluu M, Public Relations Manager at Bluu - Manchester, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2018

Hi, Thank you very much for your lovely review of us here at Bluu, we're so glad you enjoyed your time with us and especially enjoyed our basement bar, we may be a little biased but we have to agree with everything you've said! To...More

Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

we sat outside in the wet, the manager was very rude. We spent a lot of money on cocktails that were over priced and were then advised that we weren’t welcome. Won’t be coming back, plenty of other venues that value people’s custom and treat...More

3  Thank Ian N
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Classy large venue spread over 2 floors. Nice decor and good staff, drinks a little bit pricey but good quality cocktails....

1  Thank Andrew G
Reviewed 29 November 2017

I was visiting Manchester a couple of weeks ago with friends and not knowing the area, we randomly stumbled upon Bluu. Seeing that it had enough space to accommodate our large party and a reasonably priced brunch menu we decided to give it a try....More

1  Thank Becky H
Bluu M, Public Relations Manager at Bluu - Manchester, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2017

Hi Becky, Thank you very much for your lovely review of us here at Bluu, we're so glad that you enjoyed your time with us so much that you came back for a second visit! We try our very best to priced good quality meals...More

Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Having read the great reviews on trip advisor, I emailed the place to book a table for Saturday night. They accepted our booking. When we arrived, we were told most things on the menu were sold out. We left and struggled to get in anywhere...More

2  Thank ADWM2013
Bluu M, Public Relations Manager at Bluu - Manchester, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2017

Hi, Thank you very much for your review of us here at Bluu, we appreciate any reviews we get whether they be positive or negative as they help our business develop and grow. We are sincerely sorry that you were disappointed by your visit to...More

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6 October 2015|
Response from Derek C | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but the service was poor generally, although the manager tried to make amends
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$22
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, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
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
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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