Food & Drink

The Deaf Institute is giving out free DD’s Burgers this weekend

Get your hands on a free DD's - the sister brand to NQ favourite Koffee Pot - at Deaf this weekend

Georgina Pellant Georgina Pellant - 2nd June 2021

Manchester’s Deaf Institute is giving out free burgers this weekend – and all you have to do to get your hands on one is buy yourself a pint.

The Grosvenor Street bar is teaming up with The Koffee Pot’s sister brand DD’s for the promotion – with burger chefs taking over the kitchen and slinging out free patties on Friday and Saturday (June 5 & 6).

The offer applies to any beer and any burger, be that a breakfast version or a full-on all-day brioche.

All DD’s patties are ground fresh each morning using 35-day aged Aberdeen Angus and Herefordshire rib-eye steak trim from Littlewoods butchers. They’re also served pink unless requested otherwise.

Choices include classics like the cheeseburger, bacon cheeseburger and ‘blue burger’ – a mix of beef crumbled with Shropshire blue, streaky bacon and veal jus onions.


There’s also a vegan burger, comprised of vegan patty, garlic mayo, heritage tomatoes, lettuce and vegan brioche, and a Reuben which mixes together salt beef, DD”s patty, Swiss cheese, thousand island sauce, pickles and sauerkraut.

Free burgers will be available on a first-come-first-served basis, with 50 up for grabs each day.


A long-standing student favourite with the city’s student community, The Deaf Institute is the sort of place you fall in love with as an undergraduate and still find yourself going to a decade later.

Just as popular with lecturers and PHD students as it is fresh-faced first years, it’s an iconic Manchester spot – lauded for its tasty scran and underground music nights in equal measure.

The venue has had a bit of a tough time this past year or so – surviving by the skin of its teeth thanks to Tokyo Industries last summer.


The purchase stopped the loss of a huge number of jobs and saved staff from being plunged into uncertainty in the middle of the pandemic.

Deaf officially reopened in May after being closed for over a year – so go and show them some support. And get that free DD’s burger down you.