The Allotment Vegan Eatery

4.5
664 reviews
£26 to £40
Vegetarian / Vegan

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Good Vegetarian Options
The Allotment Vegan Eatery is an entirely plant-based, gluten-free restaurant on Lloyd Street in Manchester city centre, near Albert Square.

You can choose from our A La Carte Menu (available Mon - Sat 12pm - 9pm/Sun 6pm)

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 478 1331) or email (hello@allotmentvegan.co.uk) the restaurant directly.
What 664 People Are Saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GlenM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brilliant staff, amazing food, lovely environment. I’m not a vegan or even a vegetarian- I’m a naughty herbivore if that’s a thing - so I was curious to see if the food would be a joy or not. I’m pleased to say the variety of foods, the choice on the menu, the craft in food creation was extraordinary. One of the main things which keeps me from becoming a vegetarian or vegan is so much food is designed to resemble meat food and isn’t brave or experimental. The food at the allotment is innovative, embracing the world of vegan with confidence. By the end of the meal I had tonnes of ideas to experiment with vegan food back at home, to actually be brave in my own choices. Will I become a vegan or vegetarian on the back of this visit? Probably not, but what I will be doing is eating a whole load more vegan food, cutting down on eating so much meat, experimenting with my own cooking and baking. If you like to be inspired by food, if you like to be gently challenged to try different food and recipes then The Allotment is the place for you. I’ll certainly be returning, and you should visit and also return, again and again.

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CarolineM
Manchester
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went as a fathers day treat with my husband as he's vegetarian. It was great, really enjoyed it and staff were very attentive.

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BenS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice people and nice food. Would definitely recommend the cauliflower wings!

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LCah
Manchester
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was delicious, as was the wine. Really enjoyed the cauliflower buffalo wings and deep fried banana flowers. Only 2 desserts, but both good. Service was very friendly but slow. You don't want someone hovering, but a little more attention would have been welcome.

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JonnyE
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved it! Too many good things to decide from!!

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Abbie
Manchester
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely meal, felt very covid-safe and the food was scrumptious and beautifully presented 😋

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friend datee! Food was amazing and the servers were all lovely!

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JOEE
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff are really friendly and helpful, food was delicious and the decor was pretty! Definitely recommend and can’t wait to go back.

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JenJ
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The cauliflower wings were outstanding! I would go back just for them. The salt and pepper tofu was disappointing though, no flavor at all.

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ImmaculeeU
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great experience, would definately eat there again

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Naomi
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall great experience, lovely atmosphere, great food and friendly staff.

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Dolly
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Food was okay, nothing mindblowing. Wine was very nice. Restaurant was clean, bright and staff were helpful

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BeckyH
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went with friends and had a wonderful evening. Great vegan food, fab and friendly service and lovely atmosphere in the restaurant.

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AndrewW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my new favourite restaurant in the world! I was so impressed! Many vegan restaurants are extremely friendly, but seem to pile it high and serve the food in bowls with spoons so as to cater for the alternative / hippy culture. This restaurant is different. It maintains the typical friendly and informal culture, but serves creative high class dishes, with a selection of excellent wines. I had the wonderful jackfruit tacos with a glass of 2017 Shiraz, followed by blueberry cheesecake and ice-cream (vegan of course). My partner had the vegan fish and chips followed by hazelnut slice and ice-cream. The table service was excellent and ambience relaxing and friendly. I cannot recommend this place highly enough...

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WendyR
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing. Great variety of dishes with smaller and large plates.
I recommend the sharing board - really good value.
Well organised and felt very safe with regards to Covid. Tables well spaced out. Really friendly staff and great service.
I will eat here again!!

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

“Fish” & chips were great

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OliviaD
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went with just my mum and had a really lovely evening. Food was fantastic

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StephanieB
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is divine, we have been to this restaurant many times and it is our absolute favourite. The staff are always so helpful and friendly, and this time we had the lunch offer for £10 each, so a complete bargain for the outstanding quality of the food.

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BevanB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our vegan diner and the vegan, natural wine. Our waitresses were very pleasant. We had an enjoyable meal.

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DebbieMc
Manchester
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic there were empty plates all round. The waiter and waitress were very helpful friendly and attentive. I went with my daughter mid-week and loved the atmosphere. The restaurant was neither full nor empty. We have not been to Allotment before and we will certainly be back. The prices are very reasonable.

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LauraO
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Salt and pepper tofu for starters didn’t have much flavour.
The rest was amazing though!!!

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Somya
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner for a 40th birthday and the service was excellent, especially to say it was our servers first day! The food was really delicious and portion sizes were appropriate. Fantastic restaurant.

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JuliaO
Manchester
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing service! The atmosphere is calm and romantic! Perfect place for date and catching up with friends! The staff had been very friendly and welcoming! The food was great and well presented! Will be coming back!

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AnnS
Lincolnshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We loved the small plates, which gave us lots of different flavours and we really enjoyed our meal here overall. Service was good, but only slightly slow to us at the beginning (time to take order). Overall I would highly recommend this place to my friends/family.

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DaveG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit here. The ambiance was sublime, with the right level of attentiveness and professionalism shown by staff. The menu was different, not quite as creative and different as before, but still really good. Both my partner and I were full after sharing 6 small dishes, and just about made it to the end of dessert. The cocktails were excellent. The all round cost a bit pricey, but you are paying for something a bit special when you come here.

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dazzabailey
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Superb food, great attentive service. A great restaurant.

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SimonM
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Awesome experience. Great food options which were flavorful

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were very friendly and attentive. The food was delicious and there was a good choice of dishes. Overall an excellent experience 👍

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JanieB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Great choice of food for all our fussy eaters. Great service. Would recommend

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LouiseMacalene
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's a simple menu but they do absolutely everything right. For vegans, you've likely seen these dishes at a million other vegan eateries and might not think a day at The Allotment worth your time, but every dish is brimming with flavour and puts all other restaurants to shame by pure perfection of everything that's plated. It's also quite a casual spot so you won't have to dress up too much, food takes precedence in every aspect.

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MaryS
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Tasty food, friendly staff, good service, would eat here again.

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DeeS
London
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good value fresh vegan food. Celebrating vegetables.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Overall a great experience. I did feel the food was not as great as other vegan places I’ve eaten and for cheaper. Glad to say I can tick it off the list!

Drinks were the highlight! I’d go back just for the drinks!

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DebbieA
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A lovely place, great food and a nice atmosphere, right in the centre of town.

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PhilJ
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Superb food great wine
One meat eater and one vegetarian Tried the vegan experience as part of birthday gift. The service was fabulous we were served by a lovely young lady Lorne who gave us plenty of advice and info about the food and wine.
Starters came quickly, meateater had the roasted butternut squash and wasn’t disappointed for main had the jackfruit tacos again the depth of flavour was impressive with a little fiery kick. The wine choice-a Lorne advised Chardonnay- not what we normally choose was surprisingly delicious. The desert hazelnut slice was sublime a must have. My vegetarian partner was impressed with the tofu curry, tasty but needed slightly more rice or less sauce.
It was very quite at the time we were there in between the end of lunch rush and to early for the evening crowd our choice but imagine the experience would be only bettered by a buzz of people.
A great little place.
Carnivores don’t be scared, give this a go you’ll not be disappointed

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HannahS
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We loved the food! It was excellent and we will definitely be back soon.

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ChloeH
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lots of enticing options on the menu. Really friendly staff and yummy food! First vegan restaurant we’ve been too- going to be hard to beat

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RichardB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Superb and really enjoyed taking friends to enjoy the amazing fish and chips - will be going back soon and a brilliant treat

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AnneJ
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant has a lovely low key vibe which I’m sure springs to life more in the evening. Service was quick without being rushed and efficient. And the food was really something special. Totally recommend.

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RachelB
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and efficient service. Highly recommend the cauliflower dish and the jackfruit tacos, these were my favourite.

FAQs

The Allotment Vegan Eatery does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. The Allotment Vegan Eatery also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 07376 578731.

The Allotment Vegan Eatery is rated 4.5 stars by 664 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.