The Deaf Institute

135 GROSVENOR STREET, Manchester, United Kingdom, M1 7HE
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The Deaf Institute is a great Manchester venue for an evening with friends, as well as a classic gig and club night venue. A buzzy, young crowd should be expected, but you’ll have a great night guaranteed. A great place for parties and gatherings with groups of friends - book your table or drinks area online now using the form above.

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About The Deaf Institute

The Deaf Institute is an amazing three-tier bar and live music venue that is a Manchester nightlife staple in the student hub of Oxford Road. Music magazine NME said of The Deaf Institute that “It looks like it's been dragged out of some ancient crevice of history before the invention of soulless corporate venues.” The quirky charm is what makes this venue so cool and current amongst the ever changing Manchester bar scene.

Cuisine: Vegan
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Thursday, 26 September 2019

Food and service both wonderful. Shambles getting into the gig (Murray Lightburn & Stars) meant we didn’t get in till nearly 8pm so only saw 4 songs by Murray. But Stars were magnificent.

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Responded On Monday, 30 September 2019
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Visited On Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Top venue

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Responded On Thursday, 26 September 2019
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Visited On Tuesday, 24 September 2019

I always enjoy the Deaf Institute, but the latest menu is spot on and even impressed my critical parents! My carnivorous mum had a fully vegan meal and loved it - everyone was impressed with the cauli wings and seitan "jingers", and the cocktails were perfect as usual.

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Responded On Thursday, 26 September 2019
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Visited On Sunday, 22 September 2019

Booked a meal here as it was close to RNCM where we were attending a concert. Had heard about the vegan menu and wanted to check it out. Was really impressed. The service was friendly and there was a great atmosphere. The food was great. We had the superfood salad which was very nice, the cauliflower wings - amazing, and my husband had the curry. We shared the Banoffle which was to die for. Will definitely be back soon!

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Responded On Thursday, 26 September 2019
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Visited On Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Amazing place to eat or have a few drinks. Feel very lucky to have found this place! Will definitely be returning soon!

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Responded On Thursday, 26 September 2019
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Visited On Wednesday, 04 September 2019

food was very good- good service before watching the steel woods. would highly recommend.

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Responded On Saturday, 14 September 2019
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Visited On Friday, 06 September 2019

Fantastic food in a cosy environment. Staff are lovely and very attentive. A great selection of vegan options. Good music too.

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Responded On Tuesday, 10 September 2019
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Visited On Wednesday, 04 September 2019

Requested table 10 but was told as this was a table for 4 we were moved to a smaller table for 2 however during the whole time we were there (6pm - 7.15pm) there were only 2 people sat at the table we asked for! Not very impressed to be honest! 😕

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Hi Christine, so sorry to hear this! We think that this may have been the case that your booking note had been overlooked & Resdiary does assign tables based of the number of covers, hence why that table would have been suggested to you. If you are wish to make another booking with us, please feel free to contact us directly at [email protected]

Responded On Tuesday, 10 September 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 31 August 2019

I was disappointed with 80s 90s Music - Just felt she choose some of the dance music I like to forget. some of it was just cheese. I was thinking with the theme girls on film be more Duran Duran, David Bowie, Euyrimics upbeat dance music did not like her choice of music felt disappointed I got far better collection on my Spotify.

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Thank you for the feedback, sorry that you didn't enjoy this event with us, if there are any other events you'd like to try out with us please contact Nat at [email protected]

Responded On Tuesday, 10 September 2019
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Visited On Wednesday, 28 August 2019

Very nice food good price

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Responded On Friday, 30 August 2019
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Visited On Wednesday, 28 August 2019

Amazing food, arrived so quick, lively atmosphere. Even thought there was a gig happening downstairs, it was surprisingly quiet. Especially nice deal on Wednesdays, 2 for 1!

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Responded On Friday, 30 August 2019
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Visited On Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Really disappointed by the mac and cheese. Was expecting a lot more from something off the “big plate” menu, easily half the size of my partners fish and chips. I’m also pretty sure all the toppings (facon and rosemary crumb?) were missed off. Service was great, all the other dishes were fairly priced and the place is lovely. Been a big fan of Deaf for a while but this was sad and out of character.

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hey daniel, i'm looking in to this now and having a chat with the kitchen. could you please email [email protected] to have a proper chat about this. all the best

Responded On Monday, 26 August 2019
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Visited On Sunday, 11 August 2019

Well due to the fact I arrived to find the doors locked with no explanation on the door I didnt even get to attend my booking and had to leave feeling extremely annoyed. I then saw on Instagram that apparently it was closed till Thursday for a wedding even though I was allowed to book for sunday lunch and left my number and email on the booking I was not informed they couldn't fulfill my booking.

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Hello, Sorry again about this, Could you please email [email protected] to discuss this further

Responded On Wednesday, 14 August 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 10 August 2019

We had our wedding at the Deaf Institute. It was the perfect day. Nat and all the staff couldn't do enough for us. Planning the wedding was laid back and flexible. We were given the freedom to plan the wedding exactly as we wanted and Nat was really helpful with any questions we had. All of our guests loved the food and all commented on the relaxed atmosphere. Couldn't recommend them highly enough for a special event.

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Thank you so much Ness! We loved having you guys it was such a fun day! Hopefully see you again soon x

Responded On Monday, 12 August 2019
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Visited On Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Disappointed that the summer menu is reduced, and does not have "vegi", "vegan" or "GF" on it. It is difficult to tell what is vegi, and hard to make a decision for food because of this. My friend actually accidentally ordered meat sausage because it was so unclear, and couldn't eat it.

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Hello, thank you for the feedback and sorry again about this ( i replied to your trip adviser review) could you please email [email protected] to discuss this further. all the best

Responded On Monday, 22 July 2019
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Visited On Thursday, 04 July 2019

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Responded On Monday, 15 July 2019
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Visited On Sunday, 30 June 2019

Food is excellent. Service very good. Staff very friendly

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Responded On Thursday, 04 July 2019
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Visited On Friday, 28 June 2019

Lovely staff, nice atmosphere

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Responded On Monday, 01 July 2019
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Visited On Tuesday, 25 June 2019

would not advise booking on their website. I thought I had reserved a table for food but no automated confirmation email came through so I emailed Deaf Institute directly and received no reply. So I called the venue and they said they hadn't seen my email and tables are only available on gig nights yet nothing to say that on the booking system. Disappointing

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Hi Rebecca, I'm really sorry to hear this! This is our first year using this booking system & have had this issue before when the building & system has been shut but the website is still taking booking, which is why there will have been no automatic confirmation email. As for the email to us not having been seen, I will chase this up as this should not have happened. The phone call I can only guess that the staff member was trying to convey that over summer we only open Monday-Thursday if there is an event on in the music hall. If you ever wish to try us again, whether it be for drinks, food, a gig or club night, please contact [email protected] so we can make it up! Sorry again, Sophie.

Responded On Monday, 01 July 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 22 June 2019

A great place to eat. Caters for carnivores and vegetarians - the burgers were superb. Cheap and tasty. Easy to order and quick to arrive. Would definitely recommend.

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Responded On Monday, 01 July 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 22 June 2019

We ate a vegan meal for 5 which was amazing.

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Responded On Tuesday, 25 June 2019
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Visited On Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Amazing food, cocktails and gins. The service was great, too. Would highly recommend!

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Responded On Friday, 21 June 2019
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Visited On Wednesday, 19 June 2019

It was a good place to visit with my teenage daughter after an Open Day at Manchester Metropolitan University.

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Responded On Friday, 21 June 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 15 June 2019

Great service,good food, friendly staff, would recommend.

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Responded On Monday, 17 June 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 15 June 2019

Great food and service

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Responded On Monday, 17 June 2019
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