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The Allotment Vegan Eatery, Manchester, Greater Manchester

The Allotment Vegan Eatery

4.0
4
1680 Reviews
£26 to £40
Vegetarian / Vegan
The Allotment Vegan Eatery is an entirely plant-based, restaurant at Cathedral Gardens in Manchester city centre, right opposite the Cathedral at the end of Deansgate.

We are beyond proud of our seasonal menus, warm friendly service and stunning surroundings all which have lead to us being awarded the 28th best vegan restaurant Worldwide

Join us for delicious dishes and flavoursome cocktails seven days a week.

You can choose from our A La Carte Menu available Mon - Sat 12pm - 9pm

We also have a delicious Sunday set menu available every Sunday from 12pm -9pm

We have a cosy dining room serving quality beers, wines and spirits, and seasonal cocktails.

If you would like to speak to us directly please call (0161 832 6460) or email (hello@allotmentvegan.co.uk) the restaurant directly.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 18 times today
Experiences are available.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Vegetarian / Vegan, Vegan, Vegetarian
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00–21:00
  • Phone number
    0161 243 1419
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress

Experiences

  • Vegan Afternoon Tea

    £16.00 per person

    24 Jul 2023 - 31 Jul 2024
    Join us at the Allotment Vegan Eatery between 12-5pm, 7 days of the week to enjoy our delicious Afternoon Tea. Our Afternoon tea stand, made up of both sweet and savoury light bites is priced at just £16 per person with a soft/hot drink included. Alternatively, you can opt for a glass of prosecco with your stand for just £18.50 per person.
    Vegan Afternoon Tea photo
  • Mothers Day Bottomless Brunch

    £30.00 per person

    10 Mar 2024 only
    Indulge in our brand new bottomless brunch for £30pp Includes a choice of : Bombay Grilled Cheese Toastie Stack oozing in cheese sauce served with in house pickles, shitake mushrooms, Indian Kasundi ketchup & a leek bhaji. Buckwheat and Banana Pancakes with Strawberry sorbet & Berries. The Allotment Garden Bowl, containing Chayote Noodles, Avocado, Quinoa, Piquillo Peppers, Tenderstem Broccoli & marinated Artichokes. The Allotment Breakfast containing Scrambled Tofu, Chickpea Sausage, Shiitake mushrooms, Sauteed Spinach, Roasted Tomato & Toast. Unlimited drinks include: Prosecco, Mimosa, Bloody Mary, Cruzcampo, G&T, Vodka & Mixer and House wine (Also available as individual dishes, see other experiences)
    Mothers Day Bottomless Brunch photo
  • Mothers Day Brunch

    £14.00 per person

    10 Mar 2024 only
    Start your morning at The Allotment and indulge in our brand new brunch options from £14. Includes a choice of : Bombay Grilled Cheese Toastie Stack oozing in cheese sauce served with in house pickles, shitake mushrooms, Indian Kasundi ketchup & a leek bhaji (GF option available)...£15.50 Buckwheat and Banana Pancakes with Strawberry sorbet & Berries...£14 The Allotment Garden Bowl, containing Chayote Noodles, Avocado, Quinoa, Piquillo Peppers, Tenderstem Broccoli & marinated Artichokes...£14 The Allotment Breakfast, including Scrambled Tofu, Chickpea Sausage, Shiitake mushrooms, Sauteed Spinach, Roasted Tomato & Toast...£15.50 Bottomless brunch upgrade available (see other experiences)
    Mothers Day Brunch photo

What 1,680 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Innovative

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Healthy

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Manchester

    Innovative

  • Manchester

    Healthy

  • Manchester

    Vegetarian-friendly

1,680 Reviews
  1. Alaneatyourgreens

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Decent food at a (surprisingly) reasonable price. We had the sharing platter which had a good range of items but could have been hotter. Sauces and dips were good.

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  2. GeorgeW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The meal we had was one of the very best I have ever eaten, tasty, varied, imaginative, succulent. An all-round great experience at a good price. I can’t wait to go back and eat there again!

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  3. Amanda

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really nice restaurant, lovely atmosphere, friendly service, great food:)

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  4. Lucy

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    First time we have eaten here. The waitress recommended we try the mushroom tagliatelle which ended up being incredibly disappointing and practically inedible. It was so sweet it tasted like the pasta and veg had been soaked in maple syrup. There was no mention of this being sweet on the menu. We also ordered a dipping sauce to go without starters which didn’t arrive. I asked the waitress to bring this over and she said she would but never did and it still showed up on the bill. Pretty disappointed with the experience as the food is really expensive and we didn’t end up eating a lot of it. The starters were good though.

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  5. KathleenF

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It's fresh.its tasty. Lots of different flavours and textures. lots of it so you go home fed. Staff are lovely. Sort of home cooking style

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    I find it a bit of a shame that I have to write this review. I've been to The Allotment twice before in the old location, and have had a great time. There are also not that many fully vegan restaurants in Manchester, so I really loved to support those that there are. We went to The Allotment on a Saturday night with a party including a full vegan, a vegetarian and a 'mixed eater'. We also have a wide difference in the level of spice we like and our favourite cuisines. With the range of dishes available in The Allotment, I was however certain that we'd all find something to our liking. This was not the case. We all found our meals bland and lacking in depth of flavour or variety. I had the Cauliflower Wings to start and found them very uneventful, and The Lemon and Basil Risotto as my main and found it to be very one dimensional and overly reliant on the lemon flavour. I heard similar comments from the two others in my party about the Shawarma, the Celeriac Steak and the Braised Carrots. The Plant Balls was the only dish out of six that we were happy with. In addition to the food being on the bland side, we found the service to be a little lacking for a restaurant of this calibre. We waited at the door for a good few minutes for someone to greet us, we felt a little rushed in how we were served and when we were brought our food, we had to ask for cutlery. I understand that restaurants can be busy on a Saturday night and entirely empathise with the staff. However, combined with the rather bland food it did help to give us a pretty poor overall experience. I'm hoping that this was a one-off and I wouldn't be against giving the restaurant another try, but I'd probably not risk it on an occasion such as my birthday again.

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  7. LolJ

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I rarely leave reviews but I thought I’d like to share my feedback as I didn’t want to kick up a fuss at the time as I was with friends I hadn’t seen for a long time. Firstly I cannot fault the servers. They were very polite and attentive. The main problem was most of our meals were undercooked. The rice noodles/ rice/ broccoli were all hard and not really edible. However, the flavours were great. We didn’t want to send back for reasons as stated above but also because it took quite a long time to be served. I was disappointed because between the time I booked and booking they had taken certain things off of the menu. I also feel that prices were a little steep, for a small pot of tea it was £5 and my main dish was £16.50 and it was fairly small.

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  8. RestoReviewer

    London

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A delicious meal at The Allotment with a friend visiting who was vegan. Really delicious food and excellent service. Would highly recommend.

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  9. LauraD

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice atmosphere and staff, however very disappointed by the mains.

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  10. PhilW

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Several items were unavailable from an already small menu

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  11. jeremyk

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Went on a Tuesday evening. Only two tables were booked but they had a lot walk-ins. Didn’t have enough kitchen staff. Food was slow to arrive and we had to return one item as it was burnt. However the food when it did arrive was delicious. Service from Charlie was excellent who kept us informed about the delays and the comp drinks helped a lot.

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  12. SK96

    Manchester

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We had booked for 8:30 for dinner. Ordered around 8:45. The staff kept informing us that food was delayed and certain menu items were not available. We were told every 15 mins there is a delay until our food came at 10:10. Bhaji’s were burned, cheese smelt off. They did comp the whole bill but its is far from ideal on a Saturday night when you can’t go to another restaurant. Would not come back.

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  13. Harry

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious, everything bursting with flavour. Good portion size. Very good service. Only complaint was that soft drinks are expensive, £4 for a pint of coke! Will return soon for the food though

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  14. AlisonD

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely staff, nice atmosphere, nicely decorated. Most importantly, the food was excellent. Would definitely recommend. One niggle would be that the meals did not all arrive at the same time so some people were watching their food go cold and others were trying to eat quickly. It was the same with the drinks. I had pre warned the restaurant that one of our group was gluten intolerant but there was no GF bread left. Considering our table was booked for 4:45pm, I thought that was poor. Likewise the polenta chips were no longer available. One lovely gesture was that the staff did not believe the generous tip that my husband left and came to check if he hadn’t made a mistake!

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  15. Kobus

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, very friendly pricing. Highy recommended

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best pasta I’ve ever had ! The food was delicious and the staff were all so lovely ! Can’t recommend it enough

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  17. BenH

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the sharing platter from the new menu. The polenta fries were my favourite, but everything was delicious.

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  18. MariaR

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the food and ambience. Also may or may not have completely fallen in love with your Leek Bhajis 😍 Perfect for a date! Definitely will be coming back.

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  19. JohnC

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great variety of truly excellent food at a great price.

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  20. JohnO

    Manchester

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Things missing off menue, food took a long time to come, staff rushing round so didn't feel relaxed and so all in all we were disappointed.

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  21. JoanE

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My meal was delicious and the decor, service and menu choices were excellent. I would recommend The Allotment to anyone - a very pleasant and enjoyable experience.

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  22. Gena

    Manchester

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was disappointingly bad after a good experience a few months ago. Bhajis tasted solely of oil, Asian style dumplings more like potato croquettes, colcannon which is supposed to be buttery mashed potatoes with cabbage was a dry lump of unseasoned potato with a bit of spring onion in it, and broccoli was completely underdone and unseasoned. Staff forgot we’d ordered a pudding so were sat there waiting for something that never arrived. We went home hungry unfortunately.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Such a disappointment. 2 lovely waitresses had to cover for awful service, poor food and small servings. Puddings so terrible they were inedible and they didn’t charge. Such a shame as lovely venue. Almost wanted a refund

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  24. Rebeccal

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    This was a really disappointing visit. I was so excited after reading great reviews and looking at the menu and interior to book a celebratory lunch with my best friend after a big work event. Unfortunately the food was incredibly bland (no seasoning on boiled broccoli, mash very dry and unseasoned), my friend’s meal was incredibly disappointing, too - three pieces of cauliflower and some tzatziki on a cardboard wrap. We went home and had lunch at home after visiting this restaurant. The mains are priced at £15/£16 per main so we were expecting a lot better quality. I’m not exaggerating when I say I could have cooked both of the dishes at home better than what was cooked for us by the chef. The service was poor, too - 1/3 of us got a water glass and water, the other two weren’t offered. We ordered a bottle of white wine and a red was brought to the table. The side dishes for our starter came dirty and the time between starters and main was too long. I really would not recommend allotment vegan.

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  25. SharonG

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you want healthy, vegan food this is the place for you. It has a lovely atmosphere and is becoming one of the few places that I can eat out. It is always clean and the service is always warm and friendly. I like the range of herbal teas but wish they would offer fresh juices as well like carrot and ginger. I am on a sugar free diet so can't enjoy the desserts but my husband enjoys them. I am really looking forward to trying the new menu. Perhaps they will offer some vegan salads for the spring/summer? I really hope so, especially at lunch time. However, I hope they'll keep the Sunday Lunch on because that is truly delicious ; the vegetables are always beautifully cooked and the roast potatoes are the best I've ever eaten.

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  26. ChrisG

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great little place, all the food was delicious, especially the deserts, usually difficult to find decent vegan deserts for the Mrs but this place delivered! Staff are really attentive, great experience.

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  27. LSwn

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice food. Tidy, clean restaurant. Nice to know the menu varies, will certainly return.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb vegan food in a lovely location. Some great choices to suit all.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Food lovely, great decor. Bit pricey for vegan food but in a great location.

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  30. Visitor

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Seemed expensive for the food delivered. Unlikely to revisit.

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  31. Astro

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely location and a well laid out restauarant. However, we felt the food could be better given how the prices. We ordered cauliflower wings for a starter which we had to send back as the batter was undercooked. The waitress apologised and we got a replacement portion. We ordered tacos for the main, which took a while to arrive and were lukewarm when they got to us. Both dishes were fine, but we felt that neither justified their cost.

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  32. Anon

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious! Excellent selection of drinks to suit our group, from soft drinks to draft beer to cocktails. We enjoyed getting a selection of small plates to start so that we could share and try a bit of everything - definitely recommend, so many fantastic flavours in the small plates. Main dishes also very good.

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  33. Lynette

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had high hopes after all the reviews, but I wasn't wowed unfortunately.. Had the sharing platter, I'd say the most enjoyed for me was the meatballs, and the soup - the soup was extra tasty. My non vegan partner enjoyed the roast potatoes..! We also had the tofu "ham" dinner - i was confused by it if I'm honest, but the description i was expecting a formed slice replicating ham/gammon, but it was literally just a thick block of tofu basted in the marinade. My partner was not impressed! And he was the one who wanted to try vegan food - I'm already vegan, and enjoy good food. The most disappointing was the sticky toffee pudding.. it looked like a normal dessert, but it tasted very bizarre.. but like toffee, the sauce was bitter and tasted like it had coffee in it - but didn't. I really wanted to enjoy it, but find myself frowning when eating it. I gave the server my feedback and she said she would pass it on and they aim to improve. I hope they do, because I really want to champion independent vegan places - but it's such a let down when it's not wowing me. And gives non vegans a reason to further stay away. Top tip on the sticky toffee pudding: speak to the V-Rev chefs, they got it 100% on point. It's just a shame they closed :/

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  34. PeterO

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as always, a visit to The Allotment never disappoints.

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  35. RooD

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I would 100% come here again. The food was delicious, the restaurant was clean and stylish and the service was impecible. I reccomend this place wholeheartedly!

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  36. DonnaG

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was very tasty the staff were friendly and very helpful. Nice atmosphere and reasonably priced with good portion sizes. I will definitely visit again

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  37. Lily

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere was lovely, food served quickly and it was tasty. The waitresses were very attentive and friendly. Great experience overall.

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  38. RobertC

    Cheshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Central location. 2 mins from Exchange Square tram stop, adjacent to Cathedral. First time in a Vegan restaurant for us. Food interesting, tasty and good value. 20% off Monday to Friday. Menu quite limited but we had the Sharing Platter, but had to make a substitution for the Cauliflower wings as they were unavailable. The drinks were eye-wateringly expensive, but maybe that's just City Centre prices! Overall, we had a lovely evening and will go back.

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  39. DionneS

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time eating in a vegan restaurant and we were both blown away.. food was 10/10. The Jackfruit Tacos were miles better than any meat Tacos Iv ever had. Will definitely be going again soon

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  40. LouiseW

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant was decorated beautifully and the people serving were lovely and helpful and patient. Food was amazing and plentiful

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FAQs

The Allotment Vegan Eatery does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. The Allotment Vegan Eatery also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0161 243 1419.

The Allotment Vegan Eatery is rated 4 stars by 1680 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 18 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Allotment Vegan Eatery

Cathedral Gardens 1-3 Cathedral Gates, Manchester, Greater Manchester M3 1SW

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Manchester
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00–21:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Vegetarian / Vegan, Vegan, Vegetarian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Public Transit
    Metrolink Exchange SquareVictoria Train Station
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeaway, Wine
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