• Gorilla


54-56 Whitworth Street West


M1 5WW

0161 407 0301


As with all Trof bars (The Deaf Institute, Trof in the Northern Quarter, the Salutation and so on) the interior is a real treat, full of reclaimed objects and comfy booths that give the contemporary railway arch space a welcoming, funky atmosphere day and night. Food is posh late night tucker: roast chicken, sweet potato wraps, all day breakfasts,  Oreo milkshakes and, of course, some truly excellent burgers, served with pickles, lettuce, Trof recipe burger sauce, mature cheddar and seasoned fries served on demi-brioche buns baked at the house bakery. 

For a Sabbath blow-out check out their acclaimed soundly roast choice. Either slow-roasted pink slivers of well-hung Lancashire-sourced topside (pictured) with an abundance of gravy or their equally impressive pork roast, with crunchy crackling. For veggies there’s also a sweet potato, apricot and chestnut roast.

There’'s a gin parlour (including treats like the herbalicious Menorcan Xoriguer) to explore on the upper deck plus 600-person capacity live venue out back featuring the best in comedy, as well as DJs  and live shows from bands like Dirty Projectors and Dutch Uncles. Deservingly MFDF's Bar of there Year in 2013, Gorilla is located in the former Green Room theatre premises.

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