• 54-56 Whitworth St W, Manchester M1 5WW
  • 0161 826 2998


Under the railway tracks on Whitworth Street West is GORILLA, a bar, kitchen, live venue and club space from the people behind Trof and The Deaf Institute. 

Breakfast is served from 11.30am until 4pm. All other food is served from 11.30am until late. Choose from award winning royal breakfasts and Sunday roasts, chargrilled burgers and fancy sandwiches. There’s a grilled selection too; choices include steak on the rib, spatch-cocked chicken with lemon and fresh herbs, halloumi and chicken kebabs. And, like all of Trof’s venues, we're served by our own in-house bakery, which means that the sourdough, brioche and maple and pecan muffins couldn’t be any fresher. 

On the drinks list, we have a full menu of cocktails and shakes, alongside the best in bottled and canned beers, fine wines and fair-trade coffees. And there’s a second bar to explore too. 

The mezzanine bar at Gorilla hosts our Gin Parlour, a relaxed & sophisticated den dedicated to the consumption of glorious gin. We are stocked with the best gins from around the world; small batch, hand crafted distillations & all the diverse styles we need for our specialist cocktail list. The Gin Parlour cocktail list explores forgotten classics, and contemporary classics with a considered dedication to the martini, its predecessors and derivatives. The all-conquering gin & tonic also features, with a selection of balanced and refreshing house creations, featuring our house produced buttered gin, fresh fruits and homemade tonic syrups. All our drinks are made using the finest spirits, freshest ingredients and plenty of care & attention 

What people say

Winner of ‘The Best Burger in Manchester& nominated for ‘Best Newcomer’ at the Manchester Food and Drink Festival Awards. 

And there's a 700 capacity venue in the tunnel at the back playing host to bands, clubnights, comedy and theatre. 'Manchester's only venue where the walls are covered with what look like the controls from a 1950s Spacelab' The Guardian 

‘It's not easy to be this good at so many different things, but Gorilla manages to pull it off and then some. No matter what the day, the time, or the occasion, Gorilla has it covered. From the spot-on decor to the sophisticated drinks menu and creative food offering, there's a real sense of quality that runs through everything that 
Gorilla does, which forms the basis of its entire appeal. One of the best bars in Manchester.’ Designmynight Manchester 

‘Should there ever be an award category, we already have the winner of Best Food & Concert Venue in Manchester.’ Manchester Confidential

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