We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Trof - The Deaf Institute

$
Eclectic
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
135 Grosvenor street, Manchester M1 7HE, England
01612769350
Website
Today
10:00 am - 3:00 am
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 68 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 27
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    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
Favourite Gig Venue

Love this place for little gigs. Small, intimate venues are my faves, and this one tops the chart. Love the decor, the fact there is a seated area, and the toilets (seems ridiculous to say this) are awesome. I'm all for a music venue that will serve you spirits and bottled other stuff, unlike some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
Curious_Clare_W
,
Manchester, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Bar scene
Add Photo Write a Review

68 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

wow what a stunning venue to see a band, decent drub decent beer but the venue it self steals the show. I'm making this my number one music venue in the North West

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manchester, United Kingdom
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Love this place for little gigs. Small, intimate venues are my faves, and this one tops the chart. Love the decor, the fact there is a seated area, and the toilets (seems ridiculous to say this) are awesome. I'm all for a music venue that will serve you spirits and bottled other stuff, unlike some that are beer only.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manchester
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We have been to the Deaf Institute on many occasions. The food has always been great and the service too. However on our latest and possibly last visit we found the toilets somewhat lacking. They stank. There is no excuse for smelly toilets. There are many cleaning products in the market. Bleach can be bought for less than a pound... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewer
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Buxton
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Buxton, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cheshire, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
17 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Trof - The Deaf Institute also viewed

Manchester, Greater Manchester
Manchester, Greater Manchester
 
Manchester, Greater Manchester
Manchester, Greater Manchester
 

Been to Trof - The Deaf Institute? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Trof - The Deaf Institute staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?