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Trof - The Deaf Institute

135 Grosvenor street, Manchester M1 7HE, England
01612769350
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Ranked #371 of 1,643 restaurants in Manchester
Price range: $2 - $2
Cuisines: Eclectic
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I last ate there years ago which now seems rather crazy. Their burger is very nice and the location at the Deaf Institute is ideal.

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Manchester
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I go here with colleagues for lunch regularly. The service is very good if very informal, although last time I went it was 'sir' instead of the usual 'mate'. The clientele is a mix of students and academics I would say. The food is very consistent and very good. The burgers are excellent although the buns (brioche buns) can be... More

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ancoats
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Are the staff at this establishment visually impaired? Or just rude? The bar is often 2/3 people deep and the female server for example with the nose piercing seems to think it's her "night out" chatting and giggling to other colleagues at the side of the bar, which twice resulted in her pouring the wrong drinks while people are standing... More

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Lancashire, England
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

My girlfriend and I called here for a drink intending to go somewhere else for a meal before going to a concert at the RNCM. It's in a lovely old building and has a nice, friendly atmosphere - it's mainly frequented by students but we 'oldies' didn't feel out of place or uncomfortable at all. The beer was great and... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We attend quite a lot of gigs in Manchester but I have to say that without doubt the Deaf Institute has to be our favourite. It's just the right size (close enough to acts but big enough for a good atmosphere) & has a great atmosphere and staff. Good selection of food & drink. Would highly recommend seeing an artist... More

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UK
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93 reviews 93 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

First visit last week to see James Walsh what a place this is. Got there about 5.30ish fairly steady with a few drinkers and early eaters. Décor is funky. Grabbed a table and friendly staff got us drinks.. Great choice of cocktails which tasted dam good. Missed out on getting a zombie on happy hour by choosing a blackberry mojito... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This is a really nice bar and place to eat, the staff are friendly, the food and choice of drinks is great, the atmosphere is welcoming and all this situated in a very interesting building with quirky decor which works just perfectly. I'd recommend it to everyone.

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Bridport, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

When I originally bought tickets to view example at the death institute I imagined a club that could hold a couple of thousand, not a couple of hundred, so to my surprise when we walked in the club I could stand at the back of the room and still see the expressions on the singers face. For the evening we... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Read the reviews on Trip advisor and headed over with high expectations. Much smaller and not so atmospheric as its parent in the Northern quarter but service and food quality did not disappoint the pork and crackling melted in the mouth and the roast beef was lean and tasty, gorgeous!

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Manchester
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We stopped by here for some food before a gig upstairs and were rather nicely surprised. Yes, it's not MacDonald's prices but I though the food was excellent. I had the Trof Dog and my other half had the chilli burger. Both were really generous portions with lots of amazing fries. I had a sticky toffee pudding for dessert which... More

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