It's absurd that a place so ludicrously central to the hub of Manchester's 'wacky' student life (situated bang opposite the notorious party halls of Owens Park) actually retains a few cool points. But Trof clutches on to more than a meagre few - it is a magnet for moustaches and Mancunian hipsters, essentially allowing those from the South East to clutch quite firmly together. Trof provides the perfect backdrop for a vortex of vegans to discuss obscure brands and even more obscure bands. Sister to the Deaf Institute, one of Manchester's trendiest live music venues, Trof is Fallowfield's saving grace - and with another Trof located in the Northern Quarter, these venues are paving the way for Manchester to sit solidly on the map as the dandiest city of the North.
Trof celebrates itself as an 'eating and drinking palace', and never before has a place characterised itself quite so accurately. The homemade food is delicious and quaint - with the menu more than catering for vegetarians and broke students alike. Albeit ironic, with their Herculean sized fry ups, it's somewhat refreshing to cure a hangover acquired from the very same place just the night before (courtesy of a colossal selection of quirky beers). N.B. guys, this is all served up by unfeasibly good looking and friendly staff.
So whether it's a quiet drink, a mountain of food, a night on the lash, or simply a perve on some northern babes you're after, Trof is the only place worth venturing to in Fallowfield. Fit for students, locals and visitors, Trof is an absolute diamond in the Fallowfield rough.