The Allotment Vegan Eatery

4.3
145 reviews
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Vegetarian / Vegan
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  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
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The Allotment Vegan Eatery is an entirely plant-based, gluten-free relaxed fine-dining 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), as well as a 5 Course and a 10 Course Tasting Menu (available Mon - Sat 12pm - 7pm/Sun 6pm).

We have a cosy dining room with an adjoining bar area with our more relaxed Small Plates Menu, also serving quality beers, wines and spirits, and seasonal cocktails.

We serve drinks until 10pm Monday to Thursday, 11pm Friday and Saturday, and until 8pm on Sunday.

We are happy to accommodate larger parties- for bookings of 7 people or more, please call (0161 478 1331) or email (hello@allotmentvegan.co.uk) the restaurant directly.
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Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Beautiful food in a lovely location, just which there were more across the uk 🇬🇧

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CS
London
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food excellent as always, no complaints what so ever.

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LH
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing!

Stunning food; lovely, quiet location; brilliant, friendly staff. 2nd time here, and will definitely be coming back again!

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OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Lovely food and atmosphere but the service was a bit hit and miss. Took far too long to bring our cocktails and the waiter then completely forgot our wine order. The drinks menu is also full of spelling mistakes, which isn’t a great look.

Definitely coming back for the food though - the cauliflower wings and confit aubergine were particularly delicious.

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LH
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This was a celebration dinner for four, one of whom is a vegan. We all had the 10 course taster menu @ £65. The four of us had different experiences. The vegan was very pleased and found recipe inspiration in most of the dishes. A vegetarian enjoyed it a lot. My wife quite a lot. I (a foodie but like a mix including fish etc) less so. I loved the desserts and would return for more of them.
The chefs did a good job, the service was friendly and excellent, and the presentation of the food was beyond superb. We were there for four hours, despite having been told on booking we had only a two hour slot.
Our total cost for four, including wine and a tip, was £ 335.
Would I go there again ? The staff and results were excellent. Possibly a bit pricey.
Not for me but, if I wanted to impress or please a vegan/vegetarian in style in Manchester then yes - this is a place to go.

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KP
Manchester
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service, lovely staff and beautiful food. Only comment was the desert was abit bland. Could do with a more chocolatey one but that's just me! Already recommend to friends.

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PD
Manchester
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Awesome food. 2nd visit here, first time helped solidify my decision in going vegan. This time was equally good.

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CC
Manchester
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very friendly service, it was a friends birthday and they decorated the desserts with happy birthday! Amazing food which I think was good value, we left very full and having experienced some amazing tastes and flavours.

The Allotment Vegan Eatery
Responded 4 days ago

HI Caroline, we do love to look after our guests in as many ways possible :) thank you and we look forward to seeing to again soon. Many thanks Jessica

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NW
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food. Really enjoyed our meal. Would recommend to anyone

The Allotment Vegan Eatery
Responded on 14 April 2019

Thank you for the 5* review! It is lovely to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us at The Allotment.

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JS
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I was given a voucher for my birthday, had never heard of the Allotment before. We used the voucher early on a Sunday evening, for our 40th anniversary, when the venue was very quiet, this made the ambience a little less than it could have been but meant the very friendly staff had time to explain the food and to chat. The food was delicious, we had the ten course, oh boy a wonderful experience, but we had to be quite discerning about how much we could eat if we wanted to reach the end. Ate things we had never had before, and after 20 years as a vegan that is an eye opener. Chef decorated the final dish with “Happy Anniversary” which made us feel very special. Would we go again? A resounding YES.

The Allotment Vegan Eatery
Responded on 14 April 2019

Thank you so much for the lovely feedback! We do love a celebration here at The Allotment and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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VW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Really love this restaurant, as friendly and relaxed with lovely food

The Allotment Vegan Eatery
Responded on 14 April 2019

Hi Vicky, we are so happy to hear that you love our restaurant! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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CH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very tasty vegan and gluten free food, friendly and knowledgeable staff, good portion sizes. Would recommend and will return!

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OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food! Cauliflower hot wings and butternut squash falafel were excellent!

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M
London
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

The food was just so uninteresting and the tastes was so off. Vegan food should be great taste from great produce this was just incredibly dull and tasteless.

The Allotment Vegan Eatery
Responded on 14 April 2019

We are sorry to hear that you were dissapointed with your experience with us. If you would like to contact me directly I would like to hear more details about which dishes were dull and tasteless, so that we can use this for future menu development: jessica@allotmentvegan.co.uk

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JL
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Really like the ambiance at the Allotment. Pleasing decor. Vegan menu is lovely and imaginative. And beautifully presented. Renowned for the set menus - very worth having (but note not served after 7pm). Will definitely eat here again.

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D
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great experience. The waitress Ambar was on hand with suggestions and recommendations from the menu. She also was very engaging with answering our questions. The food was soo nice too. Very filling and tasty.

The Allotment Vegan Eatery
Responded on 6 April 2019

Hi Danny! Thank you for the feedback, we are so glad that Ambar really made your experience with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon :) Many thanks The Allotment

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OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took our mother here for a late Mother's Day treat. Food and service was first class. Highly recommend.

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JO
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Firstly, I would like to say that the presentation was outstanding. The desert was incredible, a wonderful delight of flavours. I'm afraid I felt that there was not adequate thought given to the soup starter and the main course. I chose to have the set mid week menu. I think that dishes which complemented each other better could have been chosen. The pureed soup with pureed pate followed bu a main course on pureed sweet potato made it feel that I was mainly consuming baby food. I feel that with vegan food the texture is as important as the flavour. On this level it was all a little too much of the same. The main course was delicious but I'm afraid I found the cauliflower soup bland and overly filling. Not a good start. Thank fully the chocolate desert made a dramatic finish and the meal was rescued. Unfortunately the other guests in the restaurant at that time were talking loudly about bodily functions. This didn't help much with the enjoyment of the meal.

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H
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Allotment a few years ago when they were in Stockport, was impressed how vegan cookery could still match that of the classic French style of cookery. When we heard they had moved to Manchester went on Mothers Day, the food and service was of the highest calibre as we came to expect from our last visit. Would highly recommend a visit even if you not vegan.

The Allotment Vegan Eatery
Responded on 6 April 2019

Thank you for your review Michael! We do really pride ourselves in our service, so we are so happy that you enjoyed your experience. We look forward to your return. Many thanks The Allotment

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OP
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had such a wonderful time at The Allotment, really friendly staff, a nice open place with a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere, and the tasting menu was excellent, so many interesting, surprising and - above all else - tasty dishes. Can't wait to visit again.

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JS
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The allotment has a fantastic atmosphere, very clean and very well furnished. It's warm and cosy. The food is reasonably priced, I had the mushroom grill which was nice but the portion was smaller than I would of expected for the price and It would of been great to be advised to buy a side as well.

My fiance had 3 sides of hassle back potatos which were great, the cauliflower bites which were also very nice and the sf Tofu. The sf Tofu was quite boring, the batter was just spicy and lacking in flavour. The Tofu could of done with being marinaded or flavoured before as it was just plain Tofu in a spicy batter that didn't have any flavour. We couldn't finish this course.

We then had the chocolate praline dessert and we couldn't knock it at all.

Overall though we will return to this restaurant! Well done.

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CR
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food, powerful flavours, presented superbly. I think it could be a little more comfortable seating-wise but that said I’ve already recommended the place. And I’d go back, which says it all really.

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CW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is by far the best part of the experience. You'd be hard pressed to find better quality food anywhere else.

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SH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and some fabulous tasty dishes - a lovely evening out

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JA
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing vegan food for vegans and non-vegans. So tasty and very lovely staff. Will definitely visit again

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CS
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, staff professional and friendly. Overall a very nice eating experience. Would definitely recommend The Allotment.

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P
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food, beautifully presented
Service was excellent, each dish was explained by the staff
Menu is quite limited, would benefit from a greater choice.

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BH
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and very fresh. A great variety and very original flavours.

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DG
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely staff and delicious food. It was a fairly quiet evening and despite taking our time over dinner and being the last to leave we didn't feel at all rushed by the staff.

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LS
London
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’m not vegan but visited with a friend who is, I was bowled over by the whole experience. Wonderful food, flavoursome , beautifully presented and attentive service. Will definitely visit again when I’m next visiting Manchester. Love this place.

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KR
London
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

starter of soup was good

main of cauliflower and sweet potato was disappointing... had many a better cooked cauliflower and there was nothing special about this dish

dessert was seriously disappointing... the kind of congealed raw wadge that gives vegan food a bad name (the blood orange sorbet was nice though)

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J
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really, really enjoyed our meal! We decided to go for the 10 course meal and were not disappointed at all. The food was absolutely beautiful, the staff were lovely and the vibe in the restaurant was lovely and peaceful.

The waitress overheard that it was my birthday and brought out the last dessert course with a candle in it, which was lovely!

Would recommend to anyone!

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DB
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Imaginative use of vegan ingredients, well presented, knowledgeable staff, good ambiance and the offer of homemade nut cheese was just too good to resist, we had a cheese course after dessert! What a lovely night was had, with a good range of drinks to choose from too. We loved it and will certainly return when we can.

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EB
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was incredible and the service was lovely! The restaurant also looks nice and has a great atmosphere. I was a little surprised at the price of the food as Vegan food should tend to be lower in price than meals including meat etc... but it was worth it!

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GE
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

We were sat near the toilets. The door to the toilets was constantly left open and there was a draft which made us cold. We must have got up and closed the door more than a dozen times during the meal. A door closer would have solved the problem. Otherwise the food was good and the vegans in the party really enjoyed the choice.

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CA
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oh Wow!
Wow wow wow wow wow!
We absolutely loved it. Every dish was great and I think we tried most of them. Beautifully presented and oh so tasty.
Let's not forget the service. Our server was really sweet, fun and full of info and advice. She was massively passionate about the place.

Cheese! They had a cheese plate and if there is one thing we have struggled with since becoming vegan, it's the cheese. All 3 cheeses were good. We could not believ our luck.

If you are a veggie or a vegan, or have a regular diet and you just want to try something different then the Allotment has a lot to offer.

Simply wonderful.

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EW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

I went when it was in stockport and was really disappointed with the new one, so overpriced and the food barely tasted of anything. The service wasnt great anyway, didnt get a new knife and fork and had to steal of another table and found the wait staff a bit rude

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R
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, great space and friendly service. Will return.

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OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience 👌

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JC
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is an amazing restaurant, really good food and great service.

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