Alvarium

4.8
15 reviews
£26 to £40
Vegan

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Good Vegetarian Options
Alvarium is the hottest new establishment, located in a secret corner of the Northern Quarter. Alvarium is a Latin word that loosely translates to the hive in English. In this spirit, we are quickly becoming the central meeting place for our wonderful customers to meet and have a great time, without the sting of pinching prices.

All Bookings for the moment are for dining in our new subterranean restaurant Black Leaf. We are not taking bookings for drinks in Alvarium at the moment due to our limited capacity.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 15 People Are Saying
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Jack
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly some of the best food I've had in ages. The staff were very friendly and professional. Can't wait to come again.

JW
JeremyW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner and I had the vegan Sunday roast downstairs in Black Leaf and it was incredible. My partner isn't vegan and yet said it was the greatest roast she had ever had. This place is a true gem within the city and will definitely be returning; I cannot recommend it more highly

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CatS
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We loved it and are already planning our next visit! Our only teeny tiny complaint is that due to the open kitchen, the smell of frying/cooking stuck to our coats. We can still smell it on them! It was good food though so worth it. Staff really lovely too. Would say some of the best vegan food I’ve ever eaten.

CB
CBRates
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing quality luxury vegan food! Great atmosphere and service in a well designed setting

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PaulO
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

The food is absolutely outstanding. I've not enjoyed a new restaurant as much in a long time. The venue isn't perfect but the meal makes up for it all day long.

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HollyC
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had Sunday lunch at the weekend and it was lovely, very fresh, making the most of seasonal veg and lovely staff

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RachaelO
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was absolutely incredible. Table nearest the door wasn’t great, however.

Got very noisy by the time we left around 8:30pm

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BCoull
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm greeting on arrival from all staff. We were informed of current covid requirements, and after submitting our location for track and trace we were taken down to a very modern dining room. The kitchen is open and waiting staff are always within earshot making for an entertaining and cosy environment. I had the scotch "egg" for starters and risotto for mains. Both dishes were presented perfectly and both delicious. My whole experience was wonderful from start to finish and I will definitely be going back.

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SamN
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and interesting food.

JB
JadeB82
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Really good quality food nice to have vegan food that isn’t just fried meat substitutes! Really attentive staff. I personally prefer the space upstairs but I appreciate the work that’s gone into creating the restaurant in the basement. Thank you we will come again .

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Lisab
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Was excited when reading the menu especially as it was all vegan. Chef worked hard but the food was lacking. It just needed a bit more flavour and excitement. Looked good but could have tasted better. Lovely venue and the staff were fantastic.

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DavidP
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Amazing menu selection for vegan diners. The food was wonderful. The service was wonderful. A great experience overall. Highly recommended. I will say that eventually they are going to have to do something about the acoustics. Those hard walls need some dampening material to soften the sounds. But we highly recommend Black Leaf for their outstanding food, service and professionalism.

RP
RuthPerkins
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely stunning and delicious food. Lovely hospitality too.

The Sunday Roast menu was superb. We look forward to trying the rest of the menu soon!

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StuartK
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and will be going back again. From the food down to the service everything was perfect. Highly recommended above to try this place not just vegans.

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ConorK
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service from Lindsey. The "Scotch Egg" was insane. More people need to know about this place.

FAQs

Alvarium offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 07738 480169.

Alvarium is rated 4.8 stars by 15 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.