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Trof praised in battle of south Manchester bars, according to Manchester Confidential

Press release April 19, 2011 Food & Wine

Manchester Confidential has heaped praised on Trof in Fallowfield. The original branch of the Trof chain of Manchester bars was awarded high marks for drinks and service.

News and lifestyle website Manchester Confidential has heaped praise on the Fallowfield outlet of Trof.

The original branch of the Trof chain of Manchester bars is situated just off Wilmslow Road. And in a largely positive review, Manchester bars critic Jemma Gibson argued that it had many advantages over other venues in the suburb.

"Don't be put off by this quirky venue's Fallowfield address," she wrote. "There are no sticky floors or sticky menus, just a good range of drinks and a menu that's got me planning on returning."

Ms Gibson was very impressed with the drinks on offer, noting that it was "wonderfully devoid of the row of pumps offering generic cheap lager" found in other Manchester bars.

Among the drinks were cocktails from as little as £2, speciality ciders and beers and a selection of imported American ales.

She also had some positive words to say about the predominantly British and Mediterranean food on offer at the bar.

Although not eating there herself, she reviewed the menu before concluding that Trof "seems like an excellent alternative to Fallowfield's greasy takeaways and mundane chain pubs". The fact that it offers multiple vegetarian options was also welcomed.

However, she was critical of the lack of atmosphere, complaining that it was lit more like a cafe than a bar downstairs and that there was no music upstairs.

Overall, Ms Gibson awarded Trof Fallowfield 4 out of 5 for drinks, 5 out of 5 for service and 5 out of 10 for ambience.




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