It might've been a bit of a dodgy one overall, but at Trof we've had a bloody fantastic year. In fact, it's been so knee slappin' brilliant that the gaffer himself is throwing a massive party to start 2020 with a bang (see - Nellany's New Year Hootenanny). What's he so chuffed about? We spoke to the big man himself to find out...
Trof loves a deal, so we needed to set 2019 off with the right tone - with 50% off food. Oh, you jammy bunch o' b*stards. Matt says "I'm excited to announce that Jammy B*stard January is back for 2020 - to say thanks for being our guest, book between 6th January & 7th February to get 50% off your food bill." Nellany has spoken. Do it now!
From amazing specials (Pride cocktails, anyone?) to our brand new winter drinks list - it's been a year full of innovation. "I wanted a new cocktail menu that represents Trof & gives people what they really want... just a good drink!". Try a Honey, it's Thyme or Autumn Orchard for two of our new favourites - view the menu here.
We've had a packed calendar! Think pop ups, bourbon tastings, & our huge Manchester Pride bottomless brunch event. Plus, we got the opportunity to raise money for charities like Every Month who provide services for women in need across Manchester. We even did a wedding for our lovely guests Katie & Liam! Matt's fave? "Margarita week".
"Thanks to everyone on team Trof for all your hard work this year. We've lost a few, gained a few, & had some move onto pastures new within the company. A special thanks to our promoted team members who are smashing it - Amy, Justin, Josh and James. You've all helped us get where we are. Let's make 2020 another great one!"
We might be blowing our own trumpet a bit here - but actually, other people think we're a bit of alright too. Just look at all these awards we've gone & won! We must be doing something right. You're doing amazing, sweetie.
Matt Nellany - General Manager of the Year
Lara Richardson - Sales & Marketing Manager of the Year
Amy Crawford & Team - GXP 5* Welcome Award 2019
Rebecca Fleming - Barista of the Year Competition Winner 2019
Love, Trof x
Picture this - the Trof festive season is over. Our bellies are stuffed from Martin's leftover turkey, Lara's done in her ankle by tripping over drunk (classic) & Amy hasn't slept all month from rushing around like a demented Father Christmas. Everyone's knackered. What's left to do but go absolutely mental?
It's time, our friends, for New Year's Eve.
Expect a warm intro to the party from your handsome host, & our beloved leader, Matt Nellany. The gaffer's got you sorted w/ his fave DJ's in our living room from 8pm - smooth beats, cosy vibes & delicious special cocktails will help set the right tone for the night ahead. Grab a bite to eat, relax & begin to get liquor'd up. Home sweet home!
Think Auntie Norma's house for afternoon tea - apart from it's Rev's house & all the tea has booze in it. We're breaking out the special china & doilies galore for good ol' family knees up. The Northern Quarter DJ legend will be with us 'til the early hours (3am, to be exact) w/ the good stuff: funk, soul, disco & not forgetting absolute NYE bangers. All washed down w/ a healthy dose of teapot shots & classy AF cocktails.
Merry 2020 everyone. The theme is decades & the host is many decades old (that tenuous link works, right?). Whatever, it's KARAOKE. Our Nan's hosting it in the attic. It's gonna be sick & you'll have serious FOMO if you don't bob down to belt out at least one - why you bothered about lookin' daft for? We're all family, after all.
Don't forget we'll be serving up our usual pub grub all day until 9pm - book a table now to avoid disappointment. Plus, drinks tables are available all night! Book now or enquire about large tables/drink packages.
Love, Trof x
Since we bloody love Christmas so much, we thought it was about time (November time, that is) that we got the whole family together for some lovely holiday photos. We enlisted the help of the amazing Jack Kirwin to get that real professional feel - & what a photogenic bunch we are...
Don't forget - our festive bookings are OPEN!
You can dine from our Christmas Menus, including our 2/3 course sit down & buffets, from 23rd November right up to the eve of the big day itself. Plus, this year you can book online for up to 6 people at your convenience - just select the "Festive Menu" option when making your reservation.
Love Trof x
In a small town, on Halloween night. Somewhere in the dark & the neon lights. Holds a party, a shindig if you will. Given to you for fun & for thrill. Austin lurks behind the booth, spinnin' tracks & sendin' nudes. Creatures crawl to grab the mic, screeching songs in the afterlife...
It's the filth you’re used to, but with a spooky twist - Send Nudes presents a gruesomely ghoulish house party. Fancy dress encouraged. Karaoke mandatory. In the tradition of 80’s slasher flicks, we're paying homage to drunken teenage house parties in the style of the good ol' USA - God Bless America.
Expect spine chilling cocktail specials, party punch to die for & music that'll make the hairs stand up on the back of your neck. Dust off the cobwebs and come Boogey-man.
Love, Lady Von x
It might seem early, but is it 'eck. We've been planning this since Boxing Day last year. We bloody love Christmas here at Trof. It's the moment you've all been waiting for (okay, the moment we've been waiting for) - our festive bookings are now OPEN!
You can dine from our Christmas Menus, including our 2/3 course sit down & buffets, from 25th November right up to the eve of the big day itself. Plus, this year you can book online for up to 6 people at your convenience - just select the "Festive Menu" option when making your reservation.
'Cos we're all such lovely little elves, we got you a present. We want to offer you - yes, all of you - a glass of prosecco on the house. All you need to do is book your Christmas party before the 15th October, & we'll have the bubbly stuff ready on arrival for all your guests to help ease them all into the merriment that awaits. It's a very Merry Trofmas indeed.
Love Trof x
That's right - it's August bank holiday. Which means only one thing... Manchester Pride. Since we chuffin' love it so much, we're pulling out all the stops to give y'all a weekend party to remember.
Not only are our Pride cocktails bloody delicious, they raise money for charity too. Enjoy any of our specials (available from Thursday 22nd August) & we'll donate £2 to The Proud Trust - helping our local LGBTQ+ youth community here in Manchester. Read more about the fantastic work this organisation does on their website.
So now, the drinks. We've gone all the colours of the rainbow with these absolute blinders...
Zooperduper - Havana 3yr & blue curacao make up this rummy, blue, icy corker. P.S - yeah, that's a glowstick.
French Martini - Does what is says on the tin. Absolut Vanilla Vodka w/ fresh blackberries. Thank us later.
Jam Noble 2 - Our Ryan's come up with this one, so we named it after him. Henner's Gin, Pimms & pink peppercorn jam. Oo, I say.
Don't forget to get your table booked for the biggest, most bottomless, glittery, disco vibin' pride brunch in town. Get down.
Love, Trof x
Brunch. That wonderful mix of brekkie and lunch - a little bellini, a little avocado, it's the perfect way to spend a morning, yes? NO. Brunch is boring. Well, that's what our Mutha said anyway. Get ready for the most legendary, iconic, and "yasss" inducing bank holiday of your LIFE...
As Manchester Pride comes to a close, what better excuse to have one last blow out? Mary's visiting from Gorilla & will be bringing all her usual flair - expect glitter galore, daytime DJ disco vibes & our very own Marilyn Misandry taking over the penthouse for Drag Queen Karaoke. Not forgetting the food of course...
For just £25pp, choose your brunch & go wild with bottomless booze for a whole 2 hours! Ever struggled to choose between mimosas, bloody marys or good ol' prosecco? Sashay away order regret. Get all 3, babes.
Please note - Jammy Bastards will NOT be happening on 26th August.
Okay, so the USA might not be in our political goods books at the mo... but that doesn't mean we can't use their famous day of celebration to enjoy the best thing to come out of America since WWE. That's right, another evening to celebrate Trof fave - good ol' Bourbon (& food of course).
We've teamed up with Four Roses to show the Yanks how it's done. Get ready for 4th July the Mancunian way - no flag waving here.
Ticket price includes:
WELCOME DRINK - special one-off Bourbon cocktail to get you in the mood.
TALK - our friends at Four Roses will be taking you through the history of bourbon with super facts to impress your mates, followed by a Q&A.
TASTING - get down to business w/ the Four Roses core range, tips on tasting & flavour notes.
PAIRING - chef Holly has curated a special menu to go perfectly alongside the booze. Expect small plates inspired by bourbon flavours & big US vibes.
We're only little, so make sure you grab a space whilst you can. Book now by calling 0161 833 3197 to pay and secure your slot. Alternatively, get more info by emailing us on email@example.com!
See ya there folks.
Love, Trof x
Anybody who knows us knows that we know a little bit about Bourbon. Well, quite a lot bit, actually. In fact, our entire first floor is even named after the hard stuff. So as World Bourbon Day looms, what else would you expect from Trof than a massive BIG BOURBON BLOWOUT? That's right - it's time for a speakeasy takeover...
Let us take you back in time as we transform the Bourbon Bar into a bygone age... think flat caps, suspenders & back alley bars filled with moonshine. Ladies & gentlemen - we are in the mood to schmooze.
Indulge in our one night only menu of specially selected bourbon classics, and dance the night away to a soundtrack of live jazz & brass musicians. Like dressing up? There's a prize for the best prohibition era fancy dress (c'mon, we're in the NQ - it can't be that hard).
Psst - the Bourbon of the Week will be Four Roses! We've teamed up with them for some special goodies on the night (& a super secret bourbon lovers event coming up soon)! Keep your eyes & ears peeled, see...
Love Trof x
It's World Whisky Day this weekend (Saturday 18th May), & we've only gone & done a wee special. What else would you expect? We might be known for our Bourbon Bar, but this wondrous Scottish bevvy still holds a place in our hearts. After all, the word "whisky" means "water of life" in Gaelic. Username checks out.
We've decided to celebrate some our fave things with this one - Scotland, whisky, the Royal babby & gingers! Juicy & refreshing w/ Chivas Regal Scotch Whisky, Briottet blackberry liqueur, lemon juice, vanilla & ginger ale. Pure dead Balmoral brilliant.
Plus, adding to our usual Bourbon of the Week trend (it's Maker's Mark at the mo, btw) - we have his royal highness Chivas Regal as our Whisky of the Week! Until Sunday, grab a shot of the hard stuff & a beer for just £5.
Okay, so it's not exactly a full makeover, but our menu has undertaken a lil' nip and tuck & you lot are gonna love it. Here's a couple of our new faves...
House made maple granola, toasted seeds, raspberry & yoghurt. Creamy, crunchy & tangy - perfect with one of our fresh juices in the morning. Plus it's vegan!
Flamed red peppers, sunflower seed pesto, sun-blushed tomatoes, basil, toasted seeds & leaves. Close your eyes & be transported to the southern Italian coast with this flavourful dish.
Pan fried hake, coconut milk, tender stem broccoli, pak choi, lemon grass, ginger, chilli & lime. Stunning, asian inspired dish that packs a real punch.
Fried pickled onion rings, green harrissa mayo, ciabatta & fries. Out with the old - our new, improved steak sandwich is a little bit spicy & a LOT tasty.
Don't forget we still do 50% off your food bill every Monday, too. & if you're looking for dinner alongside the best pub quiz in Manchester, look no further than Quizimodo - every Wednesday from 8pm. Make sure to book a table to avoid disappointment!
Ready for Round 2? Start your second bank holiday weekend of the season as you mean to go on, with brilliant scran, tasty bevs & most importantly - absolutely bangin' music.
Join us at Trof Presents this Friday as we welcome not 1, not 2, but 3 Redmore brothers to the Bourbon Bar decks. Expect an all night disco takeover of epic proportions! But with all of them being acclaimed DJs in their own right, who'll win the hearts of the crowd on the night? Make sure you bring your dancing shoes to show your appreciation at this one (& fuel that sibling rivalry).
Not being funny or anything, but we know what you lot are like. You're gonna be nursing some mahoosive hangovers this Monday, especially if you've been partying at SFTOC the day before. Don't worry, leave it to us - we're professionals, you know.
Choose from our full english, veggie or vegan brekkies. Cocktail wise, do you fancy a Bloody Mary, Espresso Martini or Mimosa? Your choice, all for just £10! Just show our Instagram post to get the offer.
Our wonderful Head Chef Martin has moved onto pastures new, and sous chef Vas is stepping into his shoes (they’re very big ones to fill). So, who even is Vas anyway? We caught up with him for a quick chat about work, food & even found out he's a hero!
I'm Vas, & I was born in Rhodes, Greece.
Well, I moved to England in 2012, & I was presented an opportunity as a Sous Chef in Manchester so that brought me here. I've been here at Trof as Sous since October.
I went to college in Rhodes for culinary arts, so pretty much always. Before college I was a lifeguard at a water park back home - I've actually saved lives! I saved an old English guy from out of a wave pool, & he kept buying my Coca Colas all day because I couldn't drink on the job.
I'd say the products. Things like tomatoes for example - local ones would be sweeter in Greece. It's not any better than here, just different flavour. England is at a higher level with things like health & safety, though it's getting better & better over there. Here people eat out a lot and it's more restaurant food, people in Greece do a lot more home cooking in my experience.
My first time at Innovation Day! All the Sous Chefs from the Mission Mars venues have a cook off & compare ideas. I just thought it was really interesting, & I hadn't done anything like it before. Maybe I should say when Martin told me he was leaving... 'cos now I get that money! Haha.
Out of work, probably when after 9 hours of drinking on a Bruges stag do I decided to jump in every bush I saw. I don't remember any of it, but my asscheeks were bleeding in the morning!
It's bad but my phone! I just need it for stuff. watching basketball and catching up with internet friends, emails, its just necessary. Second - coffee! And I couldn't live without music.
Hmm.... pasta bolognese. or a risotto. Italian food is my favourite undoubtably. At home, I like to make Indian dishes 'cos I love spicy food. But I like cooking everything at home! I wish I had the right oven for pizzas, too.
Favourite Trof dish... probably the mushrooms on toast. Yep. I'm a big fan of mushrooms, a big fan of parmesan. It's just lovely. Crispy duck egg is always a winner, too.
I'm watching chef's table on Netflix - there's lots of people on that I want to follow for the day or work with. I've been Instagram stalking them all! I'd love to travel and cook maybe. But I love Trof of course!
Manchester’s craft beer scene is growing at an exponential rate and in true Manc fashion we felt we should support our neighbours and give you the best there is to offer. Our fridges are getting a well-deserved facelift and will soon be filled with a whole host of great local breweries, the best German big ol’ bottles and a hand full of weird (blueberry lemon sour and marshmallow porter, whaaaaaa?).
Craft beer has been defined as small, authentic, independent and honest.
First in the fridge:
Justin recommends – Siren Calypso because it’s a sour and I love sours. Fantasma cos its bloody delicious for a Gluten Free IPA and it’s a bit stronger @ 6.4% AND its gona be our first proper IPA – oosh.
Amy recommends – Shindigger cans are banging, taste great and are based just around the corner! – I vote yes.
Reb recommends – Frambuzi. Raspberry bev all the way.
It's that time of the year again - & we're giving you a last minute kick up the arse before your Mum proper kicks off. Mothering Sunday lands on the 31st March this year, & we've got an absolutely beltin', mother fluffin' treat for you all.
As always we'll be serving up our legendary brunches, along with our infamous Sunday Roasts. We can attest to knowing a thing or two about both - we've been lovingly flinging out the best in Manchester for over 10 years! Don't risk cookin'. Your Mum deserves the best - your Mum deserves a Trof roast dinner.
Got a hard to impress Mumma? If the absolute pinnacle of Manchester Sunday dining isn't enough to thrill Mommy Dearest, we've got the wonderful Yemi Bolatiwa providing a live backing track to your Mother's Day feast. With a voice as smooth as silk, sit back and enjoy as the singing sensation takes you on a journey through soul & funk. Whether with Mum, Dad, family or friends - you're all invited to our lil' Sunday session to set the mood for the week to come.
Roasts are served from 12pm, with Yemi live from 18:30pm. As Sundays are our busiest day, it's highly recommend that you reserve a table ahead of time to avoid disappointment - click above to book online now, call 0161 833 3197, or parties over 8 email us directly on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oh, bloody women eh? We've got loads of them here at Trof. And that means loads of periods, all under one roof. Yeah - sometimes they suck, but this International Women's Day we're checking our privilege. So after a long think about what we can do to give back to our lady pals in need, we've decided to get involved.
From Friday 8th to Sunday 10th of March, we'll be donating £2 from every Bloody Mary sold directly to two fantastic organisations. This includes our Red Snapper (gin) and Bloody Maria (tequila) versions too! Woohoo! We'll also be accepting donations of sanitary products, and will have a lovely collection tin for those of you who don't fancy a tipple.
Read more about the fantastic work these guys are doing, and ping a donation straight over if you can't make it down for the weekend!
TL;DR - GET A BLOODY MARY, GIVE TO CHARITY.
BOOK NOW to avoid disappointment!
See you all there...
Love Trof x
WHO INVENTED THE MARGARITA? The most famous story is that it was invented in 1935 by a local chap named Carlos "Danny" Herrera, just south of Tijuana. One of his customers was Zeigfield showgirl Majorie King - who was apparently allergic to all hard liquor apart from tequila, but didn't like to drink it straight. In actuality the margarita was likely not invented by a Mexican, though it may have been created IN Mexico. This is mainly based on the fact that Mexicans aren't historically big cocktail mixers, and the margarita is still rarely drunk in the country even today. It's a 'tourist thing'. Whatever, we liked the other story better. MARGARITA WEEK 18TH-24TH FEBRUARY To get to the point, who doesn't love a good ol' margs, right? Friday 22nd February is official World Margarita Day, but our good friends at Patron have decided to stretch it out all week! Ay caramba, I feel a fiyah drinks deal coming on...
£5 PATRON MARGARITAS ALL WEEK, 24/7
WATERMELON TOMMY'S MARGARITA
PASSIONFRUIT & PINEAPPLE MARGARITASee ya there hombres!
What's love got to do, got to do with it? Well... nothing, actually. It's probably not gonna work out anyway - may as well come down and spend your Valentines Day with us Troffers, instead.
One for all the lovers (& fighters) out there, our top bartender Justin has created the ultimate bitchin' special. The inspiration? Pink. Celebrate Galentine's, treat a date, or just have a little cry - this sweet & floral cocktail is perfect for every mood. Catch it whilst you can - available from 11th to 17th Feb only!
Expect delectable food & dessert specials galore all week too - great for sharing (or having all by yourself). Romantic AF!
Don't forget to book a table to avoid a telling off.
Head on up to the Montana Lounge on the 14th from 8pm for special mini Valentines cinema. We'll be screening our fave non-schmaltzy movie, the iconic cult classic Heathers. Girl gangs, twisted romance & murder. What else do you need?
F R E E E N T R Y - No booking required!
Leave your troubles at the door, and let us melt your working week away...
We're going back to basics. Trof Presents some of the best talent from Manchester (and afar) to bring you border crossing, genre spanning music every weekend. Ranging from Afro, to Disco, to Hip-Hop - you better believe we got you covered.
Think of it like a curated selection of DJ's in your own front room... right at home and never playing anything you don’t wanna hear. Open door policy. Hang-ups and egos strictly no entry.
Meanwhile, DJ Rev Austin (AKA Selfish Lover) continues to bring us all the funk, soul & future hip-hop we need in the Bourbon Bar at Send Nudes. Combined with stunning new Saturday listings on the ground floor, 2019 is shaping up to be full of good vibes and momentous music at Trof.
See you on the dance floor...
Alright then, call it 'lunch' if you're posh. Either way it's still 50% OFF on weekdays all this month, so call it what you will. Just don't forget to book ahead.
And you better be pretty quick about it - offer ends 31st January.
Favourite Trof lunch and why?Definitely the Jerk Chicken Burger - it has a great balance of flavours and I'm a real fan of anything you can eat with your hands!
Fave guilty/drunk food pleasure?
Pizza for EVERY meal.
Best part about being a chef?I think it's a perfect mix between science and art. Plus, all the food, obv.
If you had to choose another career...If I had to, maybe something in events management.
Best thing about Trof?The people! Everyone is so fun and caring, we really are a little family.
In case you didn't know, we love you lot. We've decided to say thanks by giving you 50% off food all January - all you have to do is book a table! Bunch o' Jammy Bastards, aren't ya?
But how to decide what you want? We're spending the next month catching up with our lovely chefs to find out what they're dishing up - for every course...
Favourite Trof brunch and why?
Chorizo hash has to be the one for me - such a great breakfast item! I like a bit of spice in the morning. The red onions are cooked in the oil from the chorizo, and we finish it off with some chillies so that gives it a proper kick and lovely colour. Really nice and floral too, from the rosemary.
Fave guilty/drunk food pleasure?
I don't know about the food - but drink wise I'd probably say a French Martini. I f*cking love a French Martini...
Best part about being a chef?
Honestly, I don't know how to say this without sounding cheesy! The best part is when I make a special, and people try it and enjoy it - whether it's for work or not! Really makes me happy.
If you had to choose another career...
Tough one... maybe I'd say an actor though? I did drama in high school and I always enjoyed it... like pretending to be someone else. Second option: bodybuilder haha.
Best thing about Trof?
The stairs to the toilets... everyday is leg day.
Christmas Eve 10.00am – 17:00pm Christmas Day CLOSED Boxing Day 10.00am – 01:00am New Year’s Eve 10.00am – 03:00am New Year’s Day 10.00am – 12:00am
Love Trof x
Yeah, you heard correctly. Half price on all your brekkie, brunch, lunch and dinner needs for the whole month. Oh, you really are a load of jammy bastards, aren't ya?
THE RULES BIT:
See you there folks!
Love Trof x
It’s getting to that time of year again where Christmas is starting to creep into our minds and diaries, and the thought of the festive planning is spooking a fair few of us who like to be as organised as possible. Have you found yourself asking any of the following questions: How long it takes to cook a six tonne turkey? Which boyfriend will Aunt Meredith will bring to Christmas dinner this year? How many Lynx Africa/sock box sets will you have to pretend to adore come Christmas morning? Where are you going to take the fancy new office out, that oozes Christmas cool and pizazz but also caters to Deborah’s delicate palate? Relax my amigo, we’ve got this. We can’t give you all of the answers but hear ye, hear ye – we’ve got your Christmas dining sorted! Dreadful jumpers at the ready, join us for proper Christmassy goodness and glad tidings at Trof. Head Chef Martin and our crack team of culinary geniuses have curated a 3-course dining menu and a tasty yuletide buffet spread to fill your boots and stockings this wonderful year. Check out the goods below and be sure to group mail out the menus to the office so you have some prime kitchen chat on your next coffee break. You’re welcome! DOWNLOAD OUR CHRISTMAS MENUS HERE If you want to have a natter or finalise details with our team, feel free to drop us a call or an email and we’ll be in touch as soon as we can. Telephone: 0161 833 3197 & Bookings: email@example.com
Ever thought your diva self was better than waiting in line at the bar waving a tenner for attention? Ever thought the bar was just a bit too far away for your liking? Let us introduce our brand spanking new Smeg bev packages! Nestled on the top floor in our cosy Montana Lounge is our big, red, Smeg fridge. It oozes 50's house wife glamour and is waiting to be filled with boozy delights. Hire the lounge for your next get together and choose a drinks package to suit. Fancy bubbles? We got you. Cocktail packages? We got you. Straight up, no nonsense bottled beer? We. Got. You. Click here to view our drinks packages and click here to enquire about lounge hire. Love Trof x
Now back in a new monthly slot - get ready for the filthiest party in town every first Saturday of the month. Bathed in neon, soaked in sin; this one is for the late-night revellers and party seekers. 3 floors of dimly lit, gaudy and raucous disorder. Brace yourself...
Schmooze with Rev. Austin (aka Selfish Lover) in the Bourbon Bar where he’ll be spinning late-night dirty disco, funk & soul & sexy future hip-hop into the early hours. Or maybe you fancy yourself a Mariah? Step upstairs into the garish world of Marilyn Misandry’s ‘YAAAS QUEEN KARAOKE’ where you can live your best life and shamelessly belt out a banger to a room full of debauched Penthouse dwellers.
Liquor yourself up before diving into the bump & grindin' with our disco cocktails range. Think mouthwatering watermelon tommy margs, the orgasmic razzmic rhubarb & more. For just a fiver each all night, who could say no? Pure class, pure sass.
Don't miss the action - book a drinks table online now...
Thursday 19th July Like beer? Enjoy food also? It sounds like you my friend should grab tickets to our exclusive beer pairing dinner hosted by Cave Direct. The good eggs at Cave Direct have been supplying Trof with delicious beers for a while now but they’ve upped their game recently by treating us to an evening of food eating, beer tasting and knowledge sharing. Tuck in to a 4 course dinner of Trof classics (with a few newbies thrown in too) whilst learning all about their carefully selected beer pairings. Tickets are just £25 so treat yourself and the beery folk in your life to a Thursday evening with a bit of a difference.
Course 1 Ham Hock Terrine & Piccalilli paired with Paulaner Munich HellesCourse 2 Roasted beets & Blue cheese salad (v) paired with Wild Beer Modus Operandi Course 3 Chermoula Lamb Skewer paired with Westmalle Dubbel
Course 4 Vegan Chocolate Brownie (ve) paired with Lindemans KriekLimited spaces Tickets available here Love Trof x
The recent hot weather has made us come over all summery and we’ve updated our food menu with some fresh new twists. Don’t panic! We’ve kept the classics you know and love but we’ve snuck in some cheeky new dishes that have sunshine written all over them. Roast peaches, greek yoghurt, pistachio granola, honey, lime We’re talking fresh, crispy Caesar Salad, hot and spicy Jerk Chicken Burgers with cool mango salsa and a Chermoula Lamb Kebab with cous cous salad and flatbread. We're also introducing a LIFE CHANGING dessert -white chocolate panna cotta. Jerk chicken thigh, pineapple and mango salsa, coriander soured cream, lemon slaw, focaccia and fries Chargrilled lamb shoulder, apricot cous cous, aioli, flat bread White chocolate panna cotta, macerated strawberries, oat and almond crumb You’re gonna want to come and check this lot out. Our new menu launches on Wednesday 13th June grab your mates, significant other, Uncle, dog, Grandma and head over. It’s not to be missed! Love Trof x
Here at Trof, we love a good drool, but it’s not just food and drink that gets us going... We ALL know a DILF, a silver fox, a seriously handsome Dad. Maybe he’s your Dad – bit weird, but we’re not judging you. Perhaps, he’s your partner? You’ve brought the most adorable tiny human being into this world together…and what did you expect, you’re both A grade babes. Realistically, it’s likely he’s your mates Dad. He’s the reason you’ve remained friends with said person for so many years. His resemblance to George Clooney is uncanny and his relaxed sportswear rule in the house is a rule you can absolutely run with. Regardless, of how you know this dreamy fella, you’ve heard of the phrase, sharing is caring – right? So, share with us, these handsome faces; their devilish good looks are for the world to see. Do so, and be in with the chance of winning **FOOD FOR FOUR & A BOTTLE OF HEAVEN HILL BOURBON** for Dad this Father’s Day.
SATURDAY 26TH MAY As if you haven’t been spoiled enough recently with two bank holidays a mere month apart, you’re about to get a big fat third helping. For the last long weekend for a while, we’re bringing you “A Very British Bank Holiday”. An all day and all night party celebrating the Great British summer time. Enjoy all your British garden party favourites under one rain-proof roof. Our Montana Lounge will be hosting lawn games including ring toss, tin can alley and apple bobbing. Who needs a beer garden anyway?! Our kitchen will be throwing out meat and veggie BBQ classics until 9pm too. And what’s British summer time with out Pimm’s and bubbles? We’re practically giving it away with happy hour prosecco ALL DAMN DAY. That’s right, its only £16 a pop right through till the early hours! Wash all that down with some disco vibes from DJ Stu playing till 2am. Better tell your Mam you’ll be home late… Love Trof x
We've got all manner of bank holiday treats coming your way this weekend! Join us straight from work on Friday to take advantage of our awesome happy hour. There's something for everyone so swing by between 4pm and 8pm to bag yourself some of these kick ass deals. House cocktails at £6 a pop, house wine for £11, prosecco for £16 and Trof lager for £3.50 On Saturday we're having a real fiesta! Cinco de Mayo falls mid bank holiday this year so bring your maracas and get ready to sink some tequila. We've put together a few of team Trof's favourite Mexican inspired cocktails along with some banging food specials. Keep those eyes peeled! If you’ve still not tried the world famous Trof roast (where have you been hiding?!) then get down on Sunday. We’ll have an extra special Sunday service serving up luxury extras. Creamed bacon and leeks, cauli cheese and extra stuffing? Yes please! We’ll be having a late one in the evening too with DJ Stu spinning disco, funk and hip-hop. If you joined us last bank holiday Monday you’ll know Head Chef Martin did not disappoint with his super indulgent Sunday dinner leftovers sandwiches. If they don’t sort out your bank holiday hangover, we don’t know what will!
We've lost our beloved Trev! Well actually we've hidden him, somewhere in The Northern Quarter and it's your job to find him. We'll be posting clues on our Instagram from Thursday so keep those eyes peeled! What's the prize I hear you cry. It's only a bloody FREE Easter cocktail! If you find him, take a photo of him and bring it to us at the bar. You'll be rewarded with our Easter special - The Lychee Blossom, only available this Easter weekend. Created by our lovely bartender Matt, The Lychee Blossom is fresh, sweet and it just tastes better when its free. So start searching! Love Trof x
Paddy’s day falls on a Saturday this year so you have no excuse not to get out and have a boogie. Your Mum’s, cousins, neighbour was Irish right? Whether you’re Irish through and through (with a recently acquired EU passport to show for it) or you were born in Stockport but REALLY like Guinness, you’re all welcome at Trof. Green is the theme with some cracking food and drink creations in store. Drop in early for a hearty Irish breakfast, try our indulgent chocolate Guinness cake and make sure you stay late for DJs, green drinks and plenty of Whiskey!
Trof’s women are pretty exceptional all year round but this International Women’s Day we’ve decided to shout about it.
We’ve got a tight knit family of head strong, ambitious divas who are ready to take over the world.
You might know them as the lush babes who sort out your Sunday morning hangover but there’s so much more to these girls.
Let us introduce you to the women who make Trof tick!
What's been your worst style mistake?
Letting my Mum decide what I should wear and letting her cut my hair for me. No offence to my Mum or anything! And also I think trying to follow early high school trends and trying to fit in with everyone’s style but doing it badly.
Where is the best place you’ve ever been?
Ooo, probably Singapore because it was really nice and hot. My Stepdad worked there for a while so me and my Mum would go out and spend some time there. Its really pretty, the buildings are really nice and the people are lovely.
What 3 things can’t you live without?
Urm, my make up, my bed and my comb
What is your guiltiest pleasure?
Hmm probably listening to really bad dancehall music and trying to dance real sexy in my room which I didn’t think I’d tell everyone but now you all know.
What’s your most treasured possession?
My rats! They’re called Peach and Pumpkin and I love them so much! They’re squishy and lovely and they can do lots of tricks.
Where do you think you’ll be in 10 years time?
I hope I’ll be happy. So I hope whatever I’m doing, I’m happy doing it. I’d like to think I’ll have done my masters and my PHD by then and I’ll be on my way to being a lecturer. But who knows, things might change by then and I might be doing something completely different. But as long as I’m happy and I have friends and family and rats I’ll be fine.
Where is the best place you’ve ever been?
Tenerife – we went to the top of a massive volcano and we were above the clouds. It literally felt like heaven, it was magical.
What’s your guiltiest pleasure?
It’s not that guilty but I’m a raging chocoholic. I can’t open a chocolate bar and just have a few squares.
What’s at the top of your bucket list?
I want to finish university and get a good enough grade to do a masters in Neuropsychology.
What 3 things can't you live without?
My friends, probably tea…definitely tea and then books, or music… no put books. So basically what I cant live without is a book club!
Who would play you in the film of your life?
Maisie Williams, but only if Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is unavailable.
What's at the top of your bucket list?
I'd love to work on a Greta Gerwig film
What’s been your worst style mistake?
Oh god everyday for me. I don’t really wear my own clothes, it was a know thing when I was growing up; Grace just borrows other people’s clothes. Actually it wasn’t that long ago, I wore like a really baggy jersey, leggings and bright yellow socks pulled up with white vans. And I was walking around thinking I look SO cool today and then I looked in a mirror…
What is your most treasured possession?
I’ve got a memory box at home that I recently went through when I was moving house. So I found a rose petal from a rose I was given on valentines day a year ago, loads of tram tickets with sentimental value and birthday cards from my Grandad. I add to it all the time so the Trof girls will probably all be in it soon.
Who would play you in the film of your life?
Adele Exarchopulos - my favourite film is Blue is the Warmest Colour
What’s your most treasured possession?
Probably my dog, Kojo, he’s definitely the most expensive thing I’ve bought and he’s like my child.
Where do you think you'll be in 10 years time?
I'd really love to be working for an overseas charity and I'd like to have lived in a few more places other than Birmingham and Manchester. And I think more than anything I hope I'm proud of what I've done between now and then.
What’s you guiltiest pleasure?
I try quite hard to be vegetarian and I am most of the time but there have been a few hungover Saturdays where a chicken curry has been the only cure. And I do feel guilty – sorry chickens!
What's at the top of your bucket list?
I want to get a PHD and have my work published.
Who would play you in the film of your life?
I think Jennifer Lawrence would play me; she looks nothing like me but that queen is clumsy, can laugh at herself and often has a face like a slapped arse so could pull me off pretty well. Also her performance in Silver Linings Playbook was amazing!
Where do you think you'll be in 10 years time?
In 10 years I hope I'll be living somewhere in Africa, studying conservation. Hopefully I'll still have a base in Manchester though, I don't want to leave this city behind.
Where is the best place you've been?
Probably San Diego, it's the perfect mix of old and new. Everyone is really chilled out and it has the best Mexican food I've ever eaten! Or Glastonbury!
What's your most treasured possession?
This is lame, but I collect snow globes from the different places I visited when I was cabin crew and I'd be gutted if anything happened to them.
What's your guiltiest pleasure?
Queer Eye... yaaaas hunny!
Click here to book a table or call us on 0161 833 3197 We love Mums! They’re bloody great aren’t they? Always there to cook you tea or lend you a tenner. Always telling you how incredibly handsome you are and that you’ll absolutely grow into that daring new haircut. Mother's Day is just around the corner and you haven’t got her anything yet have you? Have you? Nah didn’t think so. Don’t panic though; we’ve got you covered. This Mothers day treat your lovely Mum to the best Sunday Roast in the world. That’s right, the best. Choose from pork, chicken, beef or veggie, all served with seasonal veg, roasties, proper gravy and Yorkshire puddings! We’ll even give your Mum a free glass of prosecco and a homemade muffin. Yes, you can pretend you bought them… Click here to book a table or call us on 0161 833 3197 Love, Trof x
Saturday 24th February – 8pm This pay day weekend we’re bringing you The Big Bourbon Blowout - a free party celebrating all things Bourbon. Whether you’re a seasoned Bourbon boffin or a bit of a novice, our bartenders will have something for you. We’ll have classic Bourbon cocktails, boozy food and of course all your usual Trof favourites. DJs on both floors means it wont be a quiet one, tell your mam you’ll be home late and we’ll see you at the bar. Love, Trof x
Everybody's favourite 80's club-night Girls On Film will be hosting a spectacular 3 floor take-over this NYE at Trof NQ. Hattie Pearson + Duncan (Whip It) will be on a mission to transport you back to a time where perms & Spandex were essential and everybody wanted to rule the world with a non-stop selection of the biggest hits from, quite possibly, the most outrageous decade ever. Girls On Film was created to let you explore your inner 80’s child. Usually taking place at The Deaf Institute where it holds a weekly residency, it's an unrivalled 80’s party featuring shoulder pads, dapper lads and enough glitter to make Bruce Springsteen blush! The venue will turn into an 80’s haven, complete with 80's decor, balloons, glitter station and an 80's karaoke room on the top floor. Fancy dress is highly encouraged!! Come and welcome 2018 in true 80's style! It'll be cooler than Madonna in Reebok Pumps and more glam than an Elton John dinner party! Only 150 tickets available so don't delay!
Christmas parties; a time for snogging your co-worker and slagging off the new IT system. Bold and boozy, we stand together. Alas, a time to feast with those we spend 37+ hours a week with (plus all that overtime), feeling festive as we indulge in a gallon of complimentary mulled wine from The Boss! Thanks Sandra! What do you know, we’ve got our act together; we've sent all of our Christmas cards around the office: ‘Kev, Give our love to the family, Merry Crimbo! Love Trof x’ And, we’ve only gone and perfected our Christmas menus and gathered all the party info you could possibly need to plan the perfect yule tide blowout! We know, we can’t believe it ourselves either. So go on, have a gawk over our proper posh three-course dinner or our lush festive feast for the masses. See what tickles your fancy and impress Linda from Marketing, by booking in early to avoid disappointment. 10/10 would recommend to a friend. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE GOOD STUFF Give us a call whenever. 0161 833 3197 Loads of love, Trof x
For Manchester Pride Weekends, Disco Illusions Present: The Big Sweaty Homo House Party! To round Pride weekend off royally, we're staying up late and getting down and dirty for a Big Sweaty Homo House Party this Bank Holiday Sunday 27th August. Expect a night in a tiny boogie wonderland with the Disco Illusions posse providing the tunes from 8pm, or head upstairs for the most raucous karaoke jam since The Village People met up 'for one' at the Blue Oyster Bar. Everybody's getting involved from 8pm til late, you should too. It's free too!
Ten years ago, Steve Jobs introduced the first iPhone to the world and unknowingly shaped the world we live in, forever. Little did we know at the time, that this wasn’t to be the most important event of the year… NO! 2007 was of course, the year Trof NQ was born and the rest is simply, history. Naturally, this calls for a party! We've got an all-out FREE 7 day celebration on the cards for you, plus a coincidental long Bank Holiday slap bang in the middle of it, which means there’s no excuse not to join us for our Birthday antics. Expect top-notch all day naughtiness from Thursday 25th through ‘till Wednesday 31st May. It’s gonna be a week of huge parties, so big that you’ll definitely need to book a few days off work. Watch this space for juicy line-ups and pretty generous giveaways!
So we're three weeks into the month, still over a week until payday, and we're all a bit skint.
What we all really need is a all expenses paid trip to Cuba, to kick back, cast off the shackles of responsibility and OH SHIT ITS MOTHERS DAY THIS WEEK!!!
Your mother,You're the apple of her eye, she'll do anything for you!! a limitless font of unconditional love and quick and easy 0% interest loans. Even through the transparent white lies about how incredible things are going at work and how your eating really well when back in reality your co workers have never really seen you sober and a basics block of cheese and a bottle of lemonade can get you through an entire weekend. let's admit it, some of the things we do when our mothers aren't around, would really make Jesus weep into his cab sav!! You probably haven't bought anything, or forgotten because, well lets admit, who budgets for extra commercial holidays! But this woman brought you into this world like the lion king/queen you are, and a extra special lady deserves an extra special day out.
Anywaaayy, there's no need to panic!! TROF, your wing wan in love and life has, like always, got your back, and it can be our little secret!! We're going to help you treat your mum!! Come join us on Mother's Day, for 'Roast your mum'. For those of you that are expecting an episode of roast your mum, calm your loins, this isn't Comedy Central !! We're just letting you have a free meal for your mum!! The only catch is, you've just got to pay for yourself !! So basically you buy one, and you get one free! I SAID YOU BUY ONE, AND GET ONE FREE!!
Hurry up though, and get yourself a table booked asap. Major brownie points are at stake!!!!
Remember! Sunday is Mumday!!!!
SO……2016 was……. dramatic, and 2017 is shaping up to be a real doozie too. After possibly the most depressing year since Gareth Gates came second to Will Young in the finals of pop idol, we continue to hear reports on how democracy and the free world as we know it, falls face first into a puddle of its own vom, made of heaving chunks of alternative facts and a soup of tired remastered franchises and next gen technology no one can afford. Yet there are still plenty of smiles here at Trof as we boldly venture into the second month of the year still determined to make this one greater in every way than the last. With Brexit looming over our heads and woman everywhere going into episodic meltdowns due to European courgette shortages, we at Trof are here to turn the tide on these depressing times by injecting some luuurve back into your life. Come 14th of Feb, men nationwide will be rushing the shops panic buying diet busting chocolates, smelly perfumes and lingerie that doesn't fit anyone. Some of us will be whisked away on premeditated getaways for gondola rides, and candle lit meals atop the Eiffel tower, while the rest of us sit at home crying into our shreddies as we stalk their Facebook profiles knowing that, we could have the same, if we could only find someone who doesn't mind coming to the toilet with us every time our gluten allergy flares up, or doesn't care about wether our internet browsing history deems us strange and unusual to society. Well we say NO MORE of this wallowing! For Valentines this year we are mixing it up and bringing what will soon be known as the greatest valentines day quiz to ever happen anytime anyplace, anywhere any-space. We guarantee fun frolics and maybe even a little flirting, so forget spending all your money on a hotel room your just going to sleep in and wipe away those lonely tears because Trof has your love life sorted. So grab your fave human/s and get down to troff on valentines day and let the waters of love wash over you like the 10 out of 10’s you all are, we have a great quiz planned, themed cocktails and the best atmosphere the NQ can offer for you to get your smoulder going and try out your worst lines. see you there x
You'd be quick to think this blog is about hotdogs but think again Troffers! We've said good bye to the Trof Dog and hello to all things canine! With dogs becoming the modern man's best friend in this ever growing city of ours every Tom, Dick & Harry seems to have one by their side, but that's a good thing! We've always been fans of the four legged feline foes but as of last year we have welcomed them with open arms into the Trof fold. Big & small we welcome them all however they must be on their best behavior and we suggest avoiding late evenings to keep your pup happy! We've got bowls at the ready and plenty of eager staff with heavy hands for petting! If you snap your pooch at Trof make sure you tag us on social for a chance to win some scran & booze!
Er are kid, The Stones Roses are playing, arnt they!? Yep, it's one of most anticipated weeks in the gigging calendar. The Stones Roses make their return to their spiritual home since their last reunion turn in 2012. In true Trof fashion we're here to help you partyyyy. We've stocked out jukebox with all the classics and are serving cold crisp beer from 9am every day. We'll also make sure you guys get your fill of scran to keep you going all day. Simply flash your ticket and grab a classic cheeseburger & pint of Trof lager for a tenner, sound!
We like to blow our own trumpet when it comes to our own music at Trof therefore we've wrote a lovely new blog on what we're diggin at the moment... but before we continue check out our profile via Spotify here >> https://open.spotify.com/user/trofnq From our point of view the first thing any punter notices when entering a bar, restaurant or venue is the music so it's key the music is on point! With this in mind we like to keep you entertained whether you're chilling with a coffee in the morning, chowing down on some eggs mid afternoon or sipping on a pint of our finest pale ale after work! We'll not bore you with more reading however provide 'Pleasure for your ears' so scroll down and enjoy my friends.... Fresh tunage this month is provided by our general manager is in our new playlist entitled 'Spring 16 AM Vibe-age' featuring tracks from Floating Points Ensemble, Inkswel, The Mixtapers & Recloose to name a few. [embed]https://open.spotify.com/user/oddie200/playlist/279H3g16klW8lktfr796N0[/embed] To quote the creator of this 'It's solid Trof daytime vibes' with the top pick being 'fantastic piano' by Axel Boman [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkWliJKSgUs[/embed] Next up is a playlist dedicated to female artists cleverly entitled 'girlz,girlz,girlz' created by Amy Hunter our floor staff wizard! Tracks from Kat Bush, Grimes, The Knife & tUnE-yArDs all feature. [embed]https://open.spotify.com/user/amy0hunter/playlist/41kRV2aa9IC3GudoFmHMUQ[/embed] Amys pick of the bunch is none other than 'Wonderful' by Cat Le Bon...enjoy [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnZh4E0_7KM[/embed] If you're not a fan of low quality MP3 tracks then check out some of our real music events that we have planned. In the pipeline we have May Day on Sunday 1st May featuring our good friends Arthouse DJs plus a surprise guest taking controls from 4pm. Last time the Arthouse guys played this track won over the building... [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5YOyCsJ-KM[/embed] On a final musical note..we'll leave you with this little gem. An all around Trof classic you'll probably hear on a Friday/Saturday night. It's none other that Charles & Eddie... [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_UXvcr22rM[/embed]
As Champions of that glorious time (that’s too late breakfast - but couldn’t possibly be lunch) we shall never rest upon our (bacon) lardons in our search for next level brunchin’.
To support this endeavour. We gave our chefs a week off a while back to ponder perfect poaching, scrutinize the sausages and argue about avocados. After showing us, seemingly endless, Pinterest boards of exposed yolks and bean porn... We now believe they have actually f****** nailed it.
**WARNING! THESE IMAGES MAY CAUSE UNCONTROLLABLE BRUNCH CRAVINGS**
Smashed avocado and feta. Topped with poached eggs, fresh lime, red chillies, coriander. Served on toasted sourdough.TROF TIP | Streak out! Double that top with some extra streaky bacon…
Griddled potato and chorizo topped with poached eggs, coriander and red chillies on toasted sourdough.
Trof Tip | Go-Go- Avo! Ask for extra avocado…
Our homemade brioche loaf with your choice of either
TROF TIP ..Order both!
Hats off to Linda and the Trof kitchen squad for taking us to the Promised Land of next level brunchin'... And fear not all Ye Faithful, for these newbies as are additions to the aforementioned strong brunch game.
Add to this. Dandy DJs (on Sunday avro), daily specials and loads of top booze and you’ll be Troffing like a Champ!
Come see us real soon xx
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