Trof Northern Quarter

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Manchester Pubs

Review by Keeley Watts

If you are looking for a good deal in one of the original Northern Quarter bars, Trof have got you covered.

Trof is traditionally ‘Northern Quarter’ in style with exposed brick walls, comfy leather banquette seating and hidden nooks where you can get together with friends for a few hours over one of their classic cocktails.

Homemade piccalilli that is chunky with a decent crunch yet not too sour

The food menu at Trof matches their style perfectly. Traditionally hearty dishes feature throughout with the Ham Hock Terrine on their dinner small plates menu being particularly good. It comes served with a clearly homemade piccalilli that is chunky with a decent crunch yet not too sour, like many other varieties can be.

There is a great range of vegan dishes such as the Beet & Pumpkin Wellington or a very tasty Katsu Curry, made with chilli and lime crispy tofu for something a little different. There are ample healthy options with some tasty sounding salads, although the Chermoula Lamb Skewers was a particular hit. Soft and juicy lamb served on metal skewers atop a bed of well seasoned cous cous, with a flatbread to wrap it all up in. It was delicious.

Dishes are made on site with fresh ingredients sourced as locally as possible

Prices usually average around £5 for small plates or around £12 for mains. Even better news is that Trof are now offering a half-price menu on Mondays, so if yours has been a manic one, you can forget the day with some good food and a couple of drinks at a fraction of the price

All the dishes served from the Trof kitchen are made on site with fresh ingredients sourced as locally as possible. Their sausages are hand made by Frost’s Butchers to their own recipe and eggs are laid locally in Cheshire. You can enjoy their brunch menu until 4pm, when it changes over to their dinner menu.

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8 Thomas StManchesterM4 1EU View map
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Opening Hours

  • Monday10:00am - 12:00am
  • Tuesday10:00am - 12:00am
  • Wednesday10:00am - 1:00am
  • Thursday10:00am - 1:00am
  • Friday10:00am - 3:00am
  • Saturday9:00am - 3:00am
  • Sunday10:00am - 12:00am

Always double check opening hours with the venue before making a special visit.

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