The Allotment Vegan Eatery

4.3
90 reviews
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Vegetarian / Vegan
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  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Healthy
The Allotment Vegan is a plant-based, gluten-free, relaxed fine dining restaurant on Lloyd Street, Manchester near Albert Square. We serve 3 course menu’s, along with set 7 and 10 course taster menu’s in the restaurant and our Signature menu in the bar area, Along with Craft ale's, Wines, Spirits & Cocktails.
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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Nice venue and staff are great but the food is ridiculously overpriced for what it is. Paying £15 for what is essentially just a cauliflower is stupid - obviously they are limited in what they can serve as a vegan restaurant, but having been to another vegan restaurant the next night there are definitely better options out there. Presentation was generally abysmal, my starter genuinely looked like excrement on a plate. They also advertise 3 course for £30 on the website for Saturday or Sunday but we were told that deal was only Monday - Thursday. Although the funniest thing was that a 3 course meal actually came to less than £30 so it would have been in their interest to offer us that deal. Thoroughly dissapointed.

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LS
Manchester
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My partner and I went for the 10 course menu for my 30th birthday, and it was a truly special experience and a really lovely way to spend an afternoon.
The staff were all lovely and the new restaurant is cosy and tastefully decorated.
The found was outstanding, there was nothing we didn't eat. Clean plates for every course!
I would definitely recommend the taster menu as the selection was so diverse.
Very impressed :)

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

Not a vegan, but the taste, quality and presentation of the food on the night would encourage me to try more vegan food. The staff were super friendly and explained the content of each dish.

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

Amazing experience! Gorgeous and inventive vegan dining for a special occasion - but in a totally unpretentious and enjoyable setting. Will definitely return - with non-vegans next time :)

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SB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and beautiful vegan food, we will be regular customers.

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OT
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful food. Definitely coming back. The buffalo wings are the best I’ve ever tasted

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T
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and everyone should try this restaurant even meat eaters

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C
London
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent quality, inventive food. Our server was friendly, extremely informative and effecient. The decor and seating is comfortable and inviting. Overall a lovely experience.

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MG
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Interesting good. Great staff. Attentive without being intrusive.

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LW
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good food, we weren't convinced by the ice cream and jerk fruit but everything else was really lovely. Not the best atmosphere as it was very quiet for a saturday lunchtime.
The service was excellent.

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d
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Choice from a la Carte limited to 2 items per course no mention of specials if available happy with selections good but not great
Wine good value

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Amazing food, and great value for the 7 course menu, so much food! Absolutely delicious too. Only criticisms would be - the courses were brought to the table very quickly, the restaurant itself was abit cold - particularly the loos! Also personally the chilli chocolate mouse was a bit hot, would be nice if there was a non-chilli option...but overall amazing, would recommend to anyone. Very rAre to get such fine vegan dining!

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HB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really enjoyed the allotment, the staff were very friendly and the food was delicious.

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MW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was outstanding! It was imaginative, beautifully presented and one of those experiences when food is cooked so well, you find new flavours in familiar produce that you never knew existed. The staff were knowledgeable, warm and welcoming. I can’t wait to go back.

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RM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was the 1st time at this eatery & found it amazing.. the flavours were great

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BH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went on a recommendation and we really enjoyed it. The waitress was fab telling us what each dish was so felt special. But mostly great examples of how tasty veggies can be - the soup dumplings and that mushroom mouse was fab n loved the main course, the desert was good too but we are savoury people xx ps we have no idea what noise level is about?

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D
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, the best in Manchester city centre. Lovely attentive staff and great atmosphere.

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DB
London
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

The food, staff and venue are excellent. We had booked via the OpenTable app for a 10 course meal. On arrival the waitress was ever so kind but had to explain that this was not available after 5pm. In the confirmation email received from OpenTable it did say this in the small print. Seems silly to offer a person the choice of something that is not available! Nevertheless we had the choice of the menu. There are 2 choices for starters and 2 for mains. We were advised that 1 of the starters was not fully available. We were also advised that 1 of the mains was not available....so that made our choices easy! The white wine we ordered was not available so we had an alternative wine that they had instead. So a bit of a farce but we thoroughly enjoyed laughing about how ridiculous it always so no bad feelings from us.
The food we did get was delicous and we would certainly recommend and go again!

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L
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff were very attentive and informative about the food! The dishes we chose were beautifully cooked and the atmosphere made for a wonderful evening! Thank you!

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M
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place - healthy creative food, quiet atmosphere unlike other places that pump music out. Great selection and 2 tasting menus also available. Can't fault the place, great value considering.

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LS
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I thoroughly enjoyed my whole dining experience. Staff were polite, friendly and attentive without being overbearing and the food was delicious, well presented and creative. Represented great value for money and I will certainly be returning to my new favourite place to eat.

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JT
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, creative dishes - spicy "wings" fantastic. Friendly staff and nice surroundings - will definitely go back and would definitely recommend.

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C
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, staff, and service! Couldn’t be happier with my experience here, would recommend 100%.

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C
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Unfortunately food wasn’t very good. Food presentation was really good but The focus should be put on the flavours.

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AC
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff and service, lovely food and atmosphere. Highly recommended.

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CL
London
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Only 2 starters 1 being soup of the day, 2 mains which was terrible portions i had to order a 2nd main, only 2 deserts too so not enough options and basically the 3 side dishes was terrible got the flavours bang on just could be alot better with extra options bigger portions and proper side dishes

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A
London
7 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It's quite an interesting experience - really nice and innovative vegan food with intriguing flavour combo. They are able to make vegan food full of flavour. The baked plantain ice cream with jackfruit billtong was confusing but intriguing, bursting with all sorts of spices and flavour. The highlight was the main. Veganuary 3-course menu was a great deal. Excellent staff and service.
They also have a wide range of tea.

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LT
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal and I'm neither Vegan nor Vegetarian, this is just a very good restaurant.

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MV
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

There are multiple elements combined but it's lacking any character or contrasting flavours. I'm sorry to say there wasn't anything too original or inspiring about the dishes. The portions are way too small, looks like leftovers after someone.. but arranged very beautifully!
The menu is very limited (two mains to choose from), so one would have thought that they would nailed the few dishes.
The dessert was a plum pie, we were hoping for a warming pie which goes well with this winter period. We received a tiny cheesecake which was apparently supposed to be plum flavoured (not sure where the pie part was) but wasn't very smooth in texture nor flavoursome.
The service was very friendly, and the ambience was great as well.
We left not very inspired by the food, hungry and having paid more than you'd think.

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MB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautifully presented and very tasty, interesting ways to use ingredients. Catered to my gluten free needs too. My first experience of a vegan restaurant and won’t be the last - definitely recommend.

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LF
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is fantastic! The staff are friendly, the restaurant is lovely and the food is so tasty and so creative. The hotwings are a must. Can’t recommend it enough.

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G
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

We chose a main course after see it on instagram,
When it arrived it look nothing like the pic on instagram and at £15 we were very disappointed with are choice...
Sorry to say, we won’t be doing back.

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Nice and interesting food. We needed to prompt staff a lot to tell us what the food on the dishes were and there was a long wait between the first few dishes. 10course menu took 4 hours so bare that in mind when booking

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OT
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Special 50th treat for my wife celebrating her 50th. Interesting place good to find fine dining vegan for my wife, a recent vegan. However, felt that it was hugely over priced for basically vegetables made to look pretty on a plate. Limited choice on the non taster menu. Nice ambience but the window ledges needed a serious clean from fluff and dust which was at eye level!

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JP
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What a lovely place to enjoy exquisitely prepared vegan food. Everything was delicious and we will definitely be back

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VF
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fanstastic. We couldn’t have the tasting menu as it wasn’t available for dinner. However we had a three course meal. The staff were very accommodating and friendly. The food is very creative and extremely delicious. Would highly recommend.

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RC
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Heard about this restaurant after reading an article in the MEN on Vegan restaurants as me and my husband are doing Veganuary, the Allotment was highly recommended. Had the 3 course set meal and glass of the house red. Every course was outstanding and the service was fantastic, very enjoyable dinner date and will definitely return in the future.

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EW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a lovely time at the Allotment Eatery in Manchester. I will definitely be recommending to friends and family. Ps. I loved the January deal as well!

Can't wait to visit again soon.

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food, friendly staff, wonderful service, lovely restaurant and best of all cruelty free vegan deliciousness! Such a special place to visit- a real treat.

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MA
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a great find, service was impeccable, really thorough, thoughtful and rounded. Food was delicious and surprising value.

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