The Deaf Institute Bar and Kitchen

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135 Grosvenor St, Manchester, England

Serves meat, vegan options available. Basement bar and upstairs music hall in a landmark building. Offers food til 10pm (burger, burrito, pasta) with at least 2 vegan choices on the daily menu. Offers an all-vegan menu on Sunday. Open Mon-Sat 4:00pm-12:00am, Sun 3:00pm-12:00am. Food served until 10pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, American, Western, Beer/Wine, British, Non-veg

10 Reviews

First Review by KatyFindlay

Great vegan menu! - Edit

Place has a great selection of vegan food on the menu, more even than non-vegan items.
Staff are really friendly and the place has a nice vibe, though can get real busy real fast.
Had the seitan burger in the past which was delicious. Recently had the mac and cheese dog which was really dry and a but of a pain to eat, but was still okay. Always get the pimped fries!
Would recommend!

Pros: Large vegan menu, Nice staff, Nice place

Cons: Price , Seitan sausage is very dry

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okaay - Edit

hard to give this place a note cause the food quality varies with every dish. been there couple of times (mainly because of the dolly parton wallpaper) and as the atmosphere was always amazing the food was so so sometimes. really loved the philly cheese sandwich, probably not the healthiest option and felt almost like an omni while eating it, it was really meaty! mac and cheese was a huge disappointment, was completely bland, coconut bacon on top was mediocre as well. i really liked the bbq cauliflower, but once it was kinda soggy as the first time i had it it was really crunchy. sunday roast a bit bland, squash risotto really good. oh, and leave some space for warm brownie served witch ice cream!!

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nice bar - Edit

My visit was made all the more please to for a nice bar and really chatty staff who had a bit of banter.
Loved that there were so many vegan specials and the heavily advertised Sunday vegan hangover. All the deserts are all vegan.
I opted for the holy seitan burger, which was really good but tty uh s police were called as while trying to eat it I was mistaken for Hannibal Lecter. It really was some messy eating but it was worth it.
I had the chocolate brownie for desert which was cake forced into a glass with ice cream. It was fantastic although by the last spoonful I could feel a heart attack coming on, but I still finished it.
It's really worth a visit.

Pros: staff, food, vegan specials

Cons: meat

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Brilliant - Edit

Over half of the menu was vegan!!! I had the Moroccan tagine which tasted out of this world. Definitely will be coming back to try their vegan desserts.

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Cute environment - Edit

There is a slight lack for vegan options but enough to have a bit of variety on the table with everyone, would recommend to try at least once
Also heard this is a brilliant gig venue so it'd be perfect for gigging and food

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delicious burger, top class fries, excellent Session ale - Edit

I had the burger that came with fries. It was tasty and had cashew cream on it. Session ale on tab was perfect.
The interior is cool. I would definitely come back to taste the Sunday hangover brunch too.

Pros: excellent food , free lemon water, awesome fries

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Delicious, hearty portions - Edit

I'd seen so many photos on Instagram of the delicious vegan dishes on offer, I just had to visit. We went on a Sunday for the vegan brunch, and we both ordered from the specials menu. I had the Christmas dinner (it was the week before Christmas), which was absolutely gigantic and delicious, especially the gravy - I think it was the best I've ever had. My partner had one of the flat bread pizzas and he really enjoyed the flavours. I'd love to go back and try some other dishes from the menu - there are plenty of vegan options, including some very enticing desserts! I'd definitely recommend this place.

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Good value for money, Nice atmosphere

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The Deaf Institute - Edit

I've not been here in ages as they lacked much choice but that has all changed. We both had the seitan burger and fries and it was delicious. Lovely toppings including a homemade vegan cheese. I want to try all the other choices as this was a welcome find again.

Pros: Very friendly staff, Wednesday buy one get one free, Good vibe and decor, Nice atmosphere

Cons: Student area so busy sometimes

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Not To Be Missed A Vegan Chef Cooking Great Vegan Options - Edit

I was dying to try their Sunday Vegan Hangover, a perfect end to a day spent exploring the Makers Market in the Northern Quarter.

I have been following vegan chef Charlie Hadley on Twitter and although The Deaf Institute is a not a vegan establishment, she has introduced a huge selection of vegan dishes and it gives me comfort being catered for by a fellow vegan.

My husband ordered vegan roast of the day and I opted for the seitan burger. The roast dinner was huge and would cure any hangover with the best ever Mac 'n Cheese as a side dish. My burger was excellent with lots of added bit like homemade cashaw cheese & aubergine bacon.

We shared both desserts, a chocolate brownie bowl, very much like a chocolate fondant, with soft Italian baby meringues and an ice-cream parlour bowl. They were lush and far flung from boring fruit salad or fruit platter, which sadly can be the norm.

What a great place, service from everyone was warm and welcoming. They are hoping to increase their vegan options and currently have vegan options on their Christmas party menu, which would appeal to groups and works outings, where vegans are sometimes an after thought, but not here.

We are so lucky to have places like this, wish I had somewhere like this to go to, back in the day.

Pros: Vegan Options, Vegan Sunday Roast, Vegan Desserts

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superb! - Edit

My sister and I visited on a Wednesday so we got buy one get one free on mains! We had the chilli, seitan burger and macaroni cheese and it was all amazing. Admittedly I had a cold so my taste was impaired ?? but it all still tasted fab. Mixed demographic and really cool music and bar offerings.

Pros: Price, Portion Sizes, Staff Friendliness

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