Black Leaf & Alvarium
Brunch is served everyday till 3pm, all brunch bookings are seated in Alvarium. To book for brunch select a 'bar' table when booking.
For dining in our new subterranean restaurant Black Leaf, the 'standard' table options should be selected when booking. Black Leaf is open from 5pm-10pm Monday - Saturday. On Sundays we serve our Sunday Roast menu only. Only Black Leaf is available for bookings via Open Table at the time being, for any Alvarium evening bookings just for drinks or bar snacks please give us a call on 07947 556275 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Amazing vegan food, can’t recommend highly enough!
Delicious vegan food in a lovely restaurant. Would have liked a choice of herbal teas and for the restaurant to be warmer, it was very cold but great service.
Fantastic food and great atmosphere, we got the 50% January deal so was fantastic value however without that deal the dishes are quite pricey. Would definitely recommend going during January though.
Lovely staff, great food, yummy drink specials 👌
We had never eaten vegan before but had heard that Grace the head chef was very creative. She was indeed. The flavours and textures were amazing and the staff really pleasant and helpful.
Would definitely go again if we’re in Manchester.
Alan & Jenny
lovely staff, amazing food and drinks and really fun relaxed vibe.. with jenga!!
Excellent Sunday dinner at the 50% off price, particularly if you add the extra sides.
Great food and atmosphere! Lovely staff and excellent service. Thank you!
Fantastic food, service, the lot.
Lovely drinks lovely food. Great service, staff all attentive and friendly. Really amazing how creative the chefs are with the dishes. You must try the vegan calamari! 50% off at the moment too so I’d definitely recommend going and trying the menu!
Long wait, food nice but extremely overpriced. Small plates are super small. Wouldn't go back.
Delicious small dishes as well as really friendly staff
Food was amazing and the staff were brilliant. Thank you so much for such a good evening!
Amazing food - we are already planning our next trip here with friends and family
Stunning food and continually high standard of service, I cannot recommend Black Leaf enough.
The food is amazing, good variety of drinks and good service. Super recommended.
Excellent food and great with 50% off . Might be a little expensive at full price
Every dish was delicious and the service was super friendly and fun. Highly recommend eating here for top notch vegan food which is a welcome change from all the junk/fast food type places.
I would highly recommend this restaurant. The food was all incredible and great value for money. Staff were all extremely friendly and helpful. Such a lovely atmosphere and ambiance about the whole place. A great place for both vegans and omnivores, shows how incredible and delicious vegan food is. I will definitely be visiting again… and again.
The service was absolutely great the food was amazing
Tapas-style food as good as any high class tasting menu. 50% off in January made it feel like a steal. You don't have to be vegan to enjoy it.
Love the intimate cellar vibe of Black Leaf and the industrial chic decor. Good service. The menu was Tapas as per Alvarium when we went and featured some standouts including the dumplings, oyster mushroom calamari and potato and parsnip bake. Drinks menu looked decent value but dry Jan restricted me to a palatable Brooklyn alcohol free lager. Will just have to go back in Feb.
Excellent food, great service overall.
We did feel that we were rushed to leave around 10pm. The waiter brought the bill over without us asking and then the card machine. It would be nice to say “we are closing up, would you mind if we settled the bill”.
Minor point, it wouldn’t stop me from coming back.
Just the right amount of service from the waiter. Minimal waiting time. Food freshly made in front of us. Tasted great. Unusual and delicious cocktails.
Gorgeous meal. Wasn’t expecting the tipsy tapas but great tasting menu, wine and lovely atmosphere. Not your run of the mill vegan restaurant, it was fabulous!
We came down on our way from Edinburgh back to London and wanted to make a stop in Manchester to grab some food. We’re super glad we did! We had an amazing tipsy tapas tasting experience! We’re big time food lovers & also vegan chefs, so we don’t mind to pay a bit more to treat ourselves with rather sophisticated vegan food. Though, 35£ per person for that amount of food and two bottles of wine is absolutely not too pricy. Especially if it leaves you with a big satisfied smile on your face. We loved that they used for some dishes raw, mashed and deep fried elements which gives a great variety of texture to the food. As we cook a loooot with mushrooms ourselves, we appreciated that they used them as well very creatively to create meaty/fishy texture. Also, my bf noticed that the kitchen was run entirely by women. Sadly, we don’t see this often in London… they did all an amazing job! Our waitress was lovely and very attentive. We’d be back! :)
None of the staff were wearing masks.
The restaurant was actually closed, and the ambience in the Alvarium was non existing. The starter we chose, was off the menu that night. The dumplings in the stew could have been used as cricket balls and my 2 courses both featured bread very heavily. A very memorable meal for all the wrong reasons.
Gorgeous food and really attentive staff. Can’t wait to go back!
Food was amazing and service was great, will definitely return. My only slight issue was that despite it being very quiet with lots of empty tables, we were sat right next to another couple, which felt a bit uncomfortable and not that covid safe.
A fabulous small restaurant that serves delicious plant based food.
Great atmosphere and service with a cool bar upstairs which is perfect for an after dinner tipple.
Would definitely recommend to others.
Amazing nourishing and beautiful food. Staff were lovely and attentive and the chef was amazing! Can’t wait to revisit- that pear dessert was heavenly
Amazing meal and cocktails, would highly recommend
Second time coming, thus time for the winter menu. Really enjoyed and would come again to try other meals!
Great atmosphere and delicious food. Never ate vegan food before but starting to love it. Thank you for a great experience. Will definitely see you again😃
Great food and service! I took a non vegan with me who really enjoyed their meal so I would recommend for anyone wanting tasty plant based food!
I had high hopes as an all vegan menu is something that really excites me, however the food had far too much oil in the dishes and actually left my stomach feeling unwell. The ingredients seemed fresh but unfortunately they we’re drenched in oil for both my starter and main. The ambience was also disappointing as we were seated downstairs on our own while the atmosphere upstairs seemed much more lively and would definitely have been a better choice in locating us. Left feeling disappointed unfortunately so I can’t say I would recommend.
Went on meat free Mondays - great half price but quite pricey otherwise
An excellent meal with a great atmosphere and fantastic service. I arrived early and was offered to take the table early or sit at the bar and wait. It was a packed night but the service was still top notch and wait time was minimal. Food was excellent and they even accommodated us by giving us our desserts as starters ☺️
Unreal experience, staff were incredibly helpful and kind and the food was delicious! Honestly thought the potato chowder and cornbread was going to be my least favourite but I was wrong; conpleteky devoured the whole bowl
excellent food and lovely place to spend the evening
Black Leaf & Alvarium offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 07738 480169.
Black Leaf & Alvarium is rated 4.6 stars by 81 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.