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Dog Bowl

Arch 57, Whitworth St West, Manchester, United Kingdom, M1 5WW
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Opening Information

Mon: 12pm – 2am
Tue: 12pm – 2am
Wed: 12pm – 2am
Thu: 12pm – 2am
Fri: 12pm – 2am
Sat: 10am – 3am
Sun: 10am – 2am

Facilities
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Free WiFi
  • Disabled Access
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About Dog Bowl

Dog Bowl is Manchester's premier late-night bowling alley, bar and diner.
The venue features the signature Black Dog style complete with five full length ten pin bowling lanes.
With unique ball dispensers, gleaming wooden floors, delicious cocktails and fantastic American style dishes made with only the best local produce.

Cuisine: American, Brunch, Burger Joint, Child Friendly, Diner, Vegetarian
Dress Code: Casual
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£ £ £ £ £

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Critics Review
Breakfast, Bowl & a Drink at Dog Bowl
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Dog Bowl’s new breakfast bundle is Manchester’s best excuse to get out of bed on the weekend. I had more fun than you at breakfast this morning, just sayin’. Me and some friends rolled into Dog Bowl’s retro-chic digs around 11am, tucked into some tasty grub, lubricated ourselves with cocktails and goofed our way through 10 frames of bowling — all for £13. The deal couldn’t be more simple: Choose one of Dog Bowl’s four American-inspired breakfast plates, grab a drink (hot or cold, boozy or otherwise) and then slide on some rental shoes for a spot of light cardio and competition. I chose the Breakfast Bun, which came out looking like a breakfast-cart bap on steroids, piled generously with farmer’s sausage, bacon, egg, cheese and Dog Bowl’s signature tater tots. Everything in this sandwich works: The sausage snaps, the cheese oozes, the egg is rich and silken all at once and the bacon… Oh, guys, the bacon. Angular slabs of smokey American-style streaky bacon, crisped and carbonized to perfect diner-style doneness, it’s everything that breakfast should be about. Across the table, my pal opted for the American Pancakes and received a short stack of cakes that are fluffier than the UK’s statistical average but still a little flat by my Canadian standards… Regardless, they’ve got a great chewy texture and, served with fresh red berries & cream, evoke a springy strawberry shortcake. Your Breakfast Bowl bundle choices will also include a vegetarian version of the Breakfast Bun as well as the Full American, a maple-syrup-soaked variety act of Smoked bacon, sausage, fried egg, BBQ beans, tater tots and grilled tomato. Of course, Dog Bowl’s full menu of breakfast items is available if you’re okay going a little further out-of-pocket. The house’s tex-mex leanings are most on display in the Taco Bowl, a hearty scramble of wilted chard and crispy griddled bits of sliced chorizo topped with a dripping fried egg. There’s a lingering heat to every bite and the puffy taco shell bowl is crunchy and decadently oily like a fried fairground dessert. And after only one visit, I’m pretty sure that capping off breakfast with a fun and frivolous half-hour of bowling is my new favourite thing. You can take your cocktails with you from the table to the lanes and the process of registering is breezy and no-fuss — You’ll be alternating between smack-talk and rationalizing your own pathetic gutterballs in no time! Dog Bowl’s new deal runs from 10am – 2pm and is the perfect excuse to round-up some friends, kick off your Sunday (or Saturday) shoes, and throw on a pair of rentals instead.
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Visited On Sunday, 20 January 2019

I booked 2 games of bowling for 4 (2 adults and 2 teens) which was lots of fun, following this we I had a table booked for food, we sat down at 2.30 ordered food and drinks, we were informed that the full menu wasn’t available. There were only 3 other tables waiting on food, at 3.30 (1hour later) we got our starter of onion rings. At 4pm we decided that we had waited long enough, without any customer service or explanation, so we advised the waitress to cancel our order as we were leaving, she told us the food was on its way and we could have it boxed up!?! We explained that it was to late and the service had been appalling, at no point had any member of staff come to us to explain the situation, we should have been given regular updates and maybe even offered complimentary drinks/nachos to tide us over while we waited but to be told nothing is very rude and poor customer service, this was really disappointing as the 4 of us don’t get to see each other very often and this day had been planned for a while, we spoke to the manager on leaving and all he could offer was an apology and hoped our next visit would be better!! We certainly won’t be visiting again and I wouldn’t recommend the establishment as our day out was completely spoilt and we were not the only table to complain

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Visited On Sunday, 20 January 2019

Unfortunately we waited well over an hour for our food to arrive, when it did a lot of the order was mixed up and some of it was cold. There were several options not available on the menu and I was told it was because a delivery hadn’t arrived. The fact that it was a birthday treat plus we had a one year old with us who really couldn’t be expected to be patient for over an hour, meant the whole meal was a very disappointing experience. Thankfully we bowled first and that was a very positive experience.

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Visited On Sunday, 20 January 2019

Bad food, not enough staff and had to tell parents who'd come to pick their kids up from my party that their kids haven't been given lunch. The manager apologised and gave is a discount but the experience was what we when tfoe and that was ruined by the food service and quality of what did come out. Staff were friendly enough and tried their best but won't be going back or recommending.

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Visited On Saturday, 19 January 2019

Waited 1 hr for nachos starter and another 1 for our bugers and chips! Not very nice food. Would not go again.

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Visited On Saturday, 19 January 2019

All good

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Visited On Saturday, 19 January 2019

Good food and a nice place, however incredibly slow considering it wasn’t busy

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Visited On Friday, 18 January 2019

We really enjoyed our first time here. Food was fab and service was really very good. Family visit for 15th birthday treat. Will return

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Visited On Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Enjoyed my visit to dog bowl as we used the bowling beer and burger deal for £11. The reservation was confirmed really fast so good service from them. The food was good, the chips were good and so was the burger. My only criticism is that the cheese was cheese sauce instead of proper cheese, however it was still nice. The beer included a good choice so overall I was really happy. The bowling included 1 game which was still good value for money. I would definitely use this offer again.

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Visited On Saturday, 22 December 2018

Always a great vibe here...staff are fantastic and u mean that. I have autistic children they love it here. Even with friends we've visited (adults only) they've loved it too

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Visited On Saturday, 12 January 2019

Held a surprise party and it was great! Always careful about asking friends to come along to parties as you don't want to pick a place that makes people worry about cost and quality. My friends varie from students to working professionals and they all enjoyed the atmosphere and value for money. Great start to a night out in town.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 January 2019

they changed my booking to a different day and didn’t tell me, however the girl serving was really polite and sorted the situation out. the food was disappointing, we waited an hour for food and the order was wrong when it arrived.

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Visited On Thursday, 10 January 2019

The set up and facilities are excellent and the staff were very helpful.

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Visited On Sunday, 06 January 2019

Good deals but menu has only a few options. Good burgers though.

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Visited On Saturday, 05 January 2019

We were actually really disappointed with our meal last night. Despite having 50% off the food, our order was wrong when it came out. The kids meals had no fries. We waited at least half an hour for our main course after our starters and yet despite the wait our food was only like warm and not particularly good. There was a long wait for our drinks as well and there was not many other customers in the venue eating or drinking. There was one waitress who had a short brown Bob who was actually lovely and kept apologising for the mistakes. We have been here several times before and haven't had an issue, however on this occasion we felt very unhappy with our meal. The bowling was good apart from a technical hitch for about 5 minutes, and was very accommodating with our children.

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Visited On Thursday, 03 January 2019

Absolutely shocking service due to understaffing Once the food did arrive I found a blade from the vegetable peeler in my superfood salad to which the waitress didn’t even apologise for - just took my plate away I did receive a refund for the salad but did think the whole meal should have be refunded since the rest of my party were (as I was) put off the food after finding the blade!!! I would have tried to explain this to the waitress but to be honest just wanted to get out as soon as possible after such a bad experience

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Visited On Monday, 31 December 2018

Group with kids. Staff performed well and everything was on time. The drink menu was better than most other venues. Enjoyed our visit

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Visited On Monday, 31 December 2018

Great place to have some fun and lovely food

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Visited On Saturday, 29 December 2018

Probably one of the best burgers I’ve had in Manchester, and the waitress was lovely and polite.

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Visited On Saturday, 29 December 2018

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Visited On Saturday, 22 December 2018

Festive burger package was great. Would definitely recommend.

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Visited On Saturday, 22 December 2018

Great atmosphere and really appreciated the Christmas crackers, I was however a little disappointed at the portion sizes of the food considering it was £20pp, it took a good 15/20 minutes for all the food to come out too resulting in food going cold as we didn't want to leave people out. The food was lovely though and we really enjoyed the bowling too

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Visited On Thursday, 20 December 2018

Organisation beforehand was good. On the day though was very average despite it not being busy.

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Visited On Tuesday, 18 December 2018

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Visited On Friday, 14 December 2018

Hi My team enjoyed the night at Dog Bowl. However there was lack of service at our table. For example no one sat us down we had to find out where to go. Also at 7pm i had to find out where the food was. when the food was booked for 6.45pm. Food slowly came up a plate at a time. therefore once dishes were all on buffet table the chips and ribs had gone cold. I also had to request more plates and cutlery as there was not enough given. It was a same as food, drinks and bowling were great. Just think maybe the staff were too busy. thanks chanele

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Visited On Sunday, 16 December 2018

We absolutely loved the bowling and atmosphere in Dog Bowl - it's not my first time and i'd definitely return. The women on the desk who sorted our booking was amazing and even took picture of the scores afterwords for us - above and beyond for our experience! However, when it came to a sit down meal. We were not overly impressed. We was missing items from our buffet. I asked a member of staff to check this but nothing got sorted. All party members felt the food was a little overpriced for what we received. As a Christmas party - I expected a little more detail in ensuring the best possible experience. In our entire time sat down eating, not one staff member attended to us to see how we was getting on or whether we required anything else - it required us getting up to complain about the buffet which never got resolved anyway. We paid £15pp for what I feel could of been spent better elsewhere!

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