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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 Friday, 19 October 2018

Terrible food. Chicken and waffle(s): only one waffle, unattractive looking dish, dense flavourless seitan. Seitan hot dog: extremely firm seitan, unpleasant. Bad service: no table was reserved and we had to stand around waiting. Eventually the waitress asked another table (occupied with staff) to move - extremely awkward. Waited ages for my drink and it was bad quality when it arrived (margarita). Would be good value for money if the food wasn’t so unpleasant.

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Visited On Thursday, 18 October 2018

Food was so so good, also loved the menu and all the choices! We had gins and they were nice, just a bit strange to give paper straws whilst serving in a plastic cup? Also, at about quarter past 6 the speakers above us went on at full blast and we had to shout to have a conversation so that ruined the atmosphere abit, could of probably waited till at least 8pm to make the music that loud.

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Visited On Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Small portions, especially the chicken and waffle. Wouldn’t go if it wasn’t 2-4-1 on a Wednesday. Waiting staff lovely, bar staff a bit slow I think there was a new member and it took about 10 minutes to get my cocktails after ordering them.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 October 2018

Despite stating on my reservation that my wife used a wheelchair and we would need level access, we arrived to find out that the stair lift was broken and there was no other access options for the venue. Upon asking further we were told that it had been broken for some time and they just hadn't got it fixed and by the sounds of it there were no plans to do so. Please make sure you sort your access options and if they are not available make people aware when they state it would be required on their reservation!

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Visited On Friday, 28 September 2018

Amazing service thank you!

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Responded On Wednesday, 10 October 2018
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Visited On Friday, 28 September 2018

We all had a great night. It was a leaving do for a few of us and we all had fun. Would definately come again.

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Responded On Monday, 01 October 2018
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Visited On Sunday, 23 September 2018

Unfortunately half our party didn't show in the end but I was extremely happy with the service.The tables were very big, the food came out really fast and the bar staff even found me some peach puree for my beer even though they clearly thought I was mad. (Don't judge! It's called a "demi-peche" and is very popular in France and is very delicious) Over all a lovely experience and I can't wait to go back to Manchester so I can eat there again! :D

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Responded On Thursday, 27 September 2018
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Visited On Friday, 14 September 2018

I celebrated my bday in the basement, it was a very reasonable charge and it went on till 3am. We were left alone downstairs and the venue was great. Bouncers were friendly and in general all the staff were great. Thinking of having another party there soon.

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thank you for the feed back and hopefully see you again soon for a party!

Responded On Thursday, 20 September 2018
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Visited On Thursday, 13 September 2018

Good menu and plenty of vegan options. However the range of meat dishes is limited to mainly burgers and hotdogs. Service is very helpful and friendly

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Responded On Monday, 17 September 2018
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Visited On Wednesday, 05 September 2018

excellent food and service and we go the table we asked for on the reservation. Love this place!

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Responded On Monday, 17 September 2018
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Visited On Tuesday, 04 September 2018

Everything was great. My only issue was with the taps in the bathroom. They were that strong the water splashed everywhere including on my clothes.

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Responded On Monday, 17 September 2018
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Visited On Thursday, 30 August 2018

The food was incredible as always! Love the changes to the new menu. Will definitely be back for more :--)

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thank you for the feedback,see you again soon for all the vegan grub!

Responded On Wednesday, 05 September 2018
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Visited On Wednesday, 08 August 2018

Amazing place - hubby a vegetarian but I’m not and food,atmosphere and staff are amazing . Highly recommend!

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Responded On Monday, 27 August 2018
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Visited On Saturday, 07 July 2018

It’s coming home.

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Thank you for the feedback and we hope to see you again with a bucket of vindaloo

Responded On Monday, 09 July 2018
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Visited On Friday, 06 July 2018

Enjoyed both food and drinks, staff pleasant and helpful. Would recommend and visit again.

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Responded On Monday, 09 July 2018
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Visited On Wednesday, 04 July 2018

Great meal loved the atmosphere it’s a cool place to hang out pre gig upstairs

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hello Richard, thank you for the lovely review and hopefully see you again soon

Responded On Friday, 06 July 2018
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Visited On Tuesday, 03 July 2018

Thanks so much for a fab night. The staff on the night were friendly and welcoming and I wanted to thank Natalie for helping us to book and keeping me updated. We had a gig to go to so wanted somewhere to watch the footy beforehand and this was the perfect place. Thanks again.

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Hello David, thank you for the lovely review and we'll hopefully see you again soon!

Responded On Friday, 06 July 2018
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Visited On Sunday, 03 June 2018

I love Deaf. It has great food, tremendous atmosphere, and it's brilliant for gigs. The only reason I gave it 4 for atmosphere is that occasionally they get the music wrong, e.g. playing it too loud at a time when people are sat eating and chatting.

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Visited On Saturday, 30 June 2018

was great, thanks

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Responded On Wednesday, 04 July 2018
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Visited On Friday, 22 June 2018

This was my first visit and it wont be my last. Luved the food, atmosphere, venue and the band Mammas Gun were fantastic. Looking forward to my next visit.

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Responded On Monday, 02 July 2018
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Visited On Sunday, 17 June 2018

Great food and I was able to take home my leftovers.

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Responded On Tuesday, 19 June 2018
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Visited On Sunday, 17 June 2018

My favourite place to go :)

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Responded On Tuesday, 19 June 2018
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Visited On Friday, 15 June 2018

Friendly, busy and noisy. Great choice of yummy vegan/vegetarian bowls! Highly recommended.

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Responded On Tuesday, 19 June 2018
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Visited On Saturday, 09 June 2018

Incredible food, fantastic service. Staff were so accommodating and helpful. Always such a fab evening when we go here.

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Responded On Wednesday, 13 June 2018
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Visited On Saturday, 09 June 2018

Nice food in a relaxed atmosphere. Came here prior to attending a gig upstairs and would recommend!

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Responded On Wednesday, 13 June 2018
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