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Trof - The Deaf Institute

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135 Grosvenor street, Manchester M1 7HE, England
01612769350
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10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great venue all round

We ate before attending a gig upstairs. Drinks and food were reasonably priced. Service quick in spite of the venue being full. Choice of menu was a bit limited, nevertheless we both found something we liked. The chips were superb! Will definitely use next time we go to a gig at the Deaf... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
Il76chaser
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Buxton
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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65 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Every time we have been here we have received excellent service and the food has been fantastic! We have been numerous times, for drinks and food and each time we have never been disappointed.

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Buxton
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58 reviews 58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We ate before attending a gig upstairs. Drinks and food were reasonably priced. Service quick in spite of the venue being full. Choice of menu was a bit limited, nevertheless we both found something we liked. The chips were superb! Will definitely use next time we go to a gig at the Deaf Institute. Maybe try one of Zombies next... More 

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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The most noticeable and likeable thing about this place was how friendly the staff were. I would definitely return due to this alone. However, it does help a great deal that the food and beer is not only very tasty but also very reasonably priced.

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Buxton, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The music venue here is superb - I am always happy when a band I want to see is playing here. And whilst it's pretty basic fare (burgers and fries only) it's great to have somewhere comfortable and interesting to have a bite and a drink beforehand. Be happy if you are coming for a gig.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Not worth £8.50... Looking for a nice meal on a Sunday night with a friend, we passed the Trof and decided to try it. The bar staff were incredibly slow, our meal took an incredible 50 minutes to arrive even though there was only one other table sitting in the venue. Most of the chicken burger was lettuce, a stick... More 

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

My 2nd visit to the Deaf Institute for a gig and it's a great informal intimate gig venue. Sat and had drinks with friends in the downstairs bar. Prices okay. Staff decent and a nice enough mix of drinks options. Makes for a nice evening.

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Senior Contributor
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12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Wonderful atmosphere, fantastic DJ playing awesome set of 80's tunes. Efficient bar team make sure you're looked after quickly. 5 beers and change from 20 quid. All good

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Looking for a bite to eat whilst waiting to see a concert at the RNCM we passed the Trof and decided to try. The bar staff were slow, the meal took 40 mins to arrive, the pulled pork was sparse and not very tasty but the chips were like sticks. We had to use fingers as couldn't get fork into... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We weren't intending to eat here, but it was getting near the time of our gig so thought we'd try it out. The beer was excellent, a couple of nice cask ales ... but we had to wait over an hour for our burgers and ended up missing the first support act. That said, the blonde lady with the nose... More 

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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257 reviews 257 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Deaf institute does good cheap food. The burgers are good! You can get a yellow card which saves discount and is VERY cheap to buy from the bar - well worth getting.. Reasonable. It has a good atmosphere as it is a bit different from being an old theatre with some of the original features. It has a student night... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 135 Grosvenor street, Manchester M1 7HE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: 01612769350

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 2
  • Cuisine: Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
10:00 am - 3:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 3:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?