The Allotment Vegan Eatery

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Vegetarian / Vegan

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

Great vegan food - imaginative and wonderfully presented. Probably not a 5/5 due to it feeling not great value but service was really really good so made up for slightly toppy pricing (in my opinion!)

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Poor, slow, service. Brought mains before starters. Uninventive menu, food lacking in flavour crowded ‘cafe’ like atmosphere. Would be acceptable if priced a quarter of what it is.

C
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent- would highly recommend!

GC
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 4

The food at Allotment was absolutely superb. Delightful and will definitely be back.
But the service was terrible, we waited at least 20 minutes to place our order and at least 20/30 mins between all three courses.
We ate all our ordered food in total of about 30 minutes but were in the restaurant from being seated to leaving for over 2.5 hours.

KH
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Third time we have eaten at the Allotment and again a very good experience. New dishes on the menu along with some previous options. All four of us enjoyed the dishes - and the four were one vegan one vegetarian and two omnivores! One suggestion - a wider range of vegan bottled beers would be welcome - especially in 500 ml bottles!

N
London
8 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food on every plate. Our favourites were the banana blossom to start, the jackfruit kofta main and then the cheese board. The staff were friendly & super attentive too.

DC
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was excellent and the services was friendly and attentive.

s
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really yummy food, everything we had was delicious, husband is not vegan and he loved it!

AS
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A revelation. And I'm not a vegan. The mix of flavours and textures in the vegetables was wonderful. And an excellent wine I had never heard of, completed the experience beautifully- well priced too! It is a smart casual restaurant and you can eat there almost anytime of the afternoon or evening. We both loved our dishes.

KA
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I will definitely be revisiting to try out the a la carte menu! The brunch menu was great and highly recommend. Lovely welcoming atmosphere as soon as you walk in the restaurant.

TG
West Sussex
13 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

An interesting concept where we tried the 10 course tasting menu. It was good to try some foods just I would not usually order. There were some dishes that didn’t work but clearly had been creatively thought through.

GH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spotless, comfortable, excellent friendly service. The food was outstanding. Lunch menu, 2 courses and coffee £10. Will be visiting again.

SA
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Terrific plant based food! Shame the Sunday roast wasn't available that day but we very much enjoyed the a la carte menu.

The Allotment Vegan Eatery
Responded on 25 September 2019

Hi Susan, Thanks for leaving us a review! We're so happy you enjoyed our food. Hopefully we can see you again soon on a Sunday and you enjoy it as much as you did the a la carte menu. Many Thanks, Chloe

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SF
London
6 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I chose the Kofta which were very very dense and not something I particularly enjoyed. The menu was nice but not a huge choice. Very low key dining setting, quite casual (we were hugely over dressed) and the service was really friendly and very very helpful.

The Allotment Vegan Eatery
Responded on 25 September 2019

Hi Sophie, Oh No! It's a shame you didnt like your Kofta, they can be very filling. We do try and keep our menu small and change it often, as a casual fine dining restaurant we believe this is the best way to serve the best quality food. We hope wee can see you again soon and hopefully you will enjoy different dish off of our menu! Many Thanks, Chloe

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OT
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really nice and tasty food

JB
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

Wonderful food, even for a meat eater... service was a little slow (only 2 servers) and it got pretty busy on a Friday night.

The Allotment Vegan Eatery
Responded on 25 September 2019

Hi Jon, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review! We're glad you enjoyed your food, and chose to eat at a vegan restaurant if you're not vegan yourself! We do apologise about the slow service, you know how Friday nights can be sometimes. We will take this comment on board and try to ensure we always have enough staff to ensure you have the best experience possible. We hope we can see you again soon! Many Thanks, Chloe

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EL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

DELICIOUS FOOD!!!! It’s so rare to find such amazing food that’s all plant based. And they made me a mocktail off-menu too. Wonderful!

The Allotment Vegan Eatery
Responded on 18 September 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave us this lovely review! We're so happy you enjoyed your experience here with us, we hope we can see you again soon! :) Many Thanks, Chloe

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MH
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved every second and mouthful at The Allotment. The food was outstanding and I’ve never been so stuffed, the flavours, presentation everything was perfect. The staff from the moment we arrived until the second we left were incredible and an absolute credit. We will definitely be back! Thank you for a wonderful evening.

The Allotment Vegan Eatery
Responded on 25 September 2019

Hi Megan, Yay! All the team are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us, it makes us super proud of what we do! We really hope we can see you again soon, and that you enjoy it just as much the second time round :) Thanks for leaving us this lovely review. Kind Regards, Chloe

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BC
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely vegan restaurant with a good imaginative selection of food with great presentation. Nice staff, good ambience & nice central location. Will definitely return!

The Allotment Vegan Eatery
Responded on 18 September 2019

Hi Barbara, Thanks so much for leaving us this positive review! As a small working team, hearing our customers have had a good experience makes us so happy! :) We look forward to seeing you again. Kind Regards, Chloe

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P
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

very nice vegan food in a pleasant atmosphere - recommended

The Allotment Vegan Eatery
Responded on 25 September 2019

Hi Phil, Thank you so much! We appreciate your feedback, and hope we can see you again soon for another pleasant evening :) Many Thanks, Chloe

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LS
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We both had a fantastic evening. My husband was dubious about eating at a vegan restaurant as he is definitely a carnivore but was massively impressed by the quality of the food and range of options. We both left with very full tummies and happy faces and would certainly recommend. Well worth a visit!

r
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food on the 10 course taster menu was absolutely gorgeous, which has helped me decide which full size courses ill be choosing when i return.

Staff lovely and good value for money.

The only bit of constructive critisism relates to the ambience, which coukd benefit from a change of background music to create a more modern upbeat vibe.

The Allotment Vegan Eatery
Responded on 25 September 2019

Hi Rick, That's great! We're glad you enjoyed it, it really is a unique taste experience isn't it! Thank you for your constructive critisism, we will take it on board and hopefully we will have a better ambience when you return :) Many Thanks, Chloe

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W
London
8 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Extremely tasty meal with a good atmosphere.

AL
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 1

Awful food, nobody in the restaurant except us, it was a Sunday afternoon to be fair but I was still surprised. The place stank of old oil like a kitchen who doesn’t have a working fan.
The food was disappointing to say the least, I’ve been cooking and eating vegan for the last 12 months and I’ve made some amazing dishes by researching and trying different stuff, it’s all been lovely. This is the first time I’ve eaten in a vegan only restaurant and it was dreadful.
My starter was basically half a carrot on a large plate. My main course was a large bunch of beetroot lightly roasted and not cooked well and not much else going on that is even worth a mention.
My partners main was the worst though. She ordered hassleback courgette. This should have been light super thin slices across the top, it was large inconsistent cuts through the top and was not toasted or seasoned and was soggy and looked heated up.
First world problems I know but this meal also cost us £50.
I’ve eaten vegan in normal restaurants a fair few times and it’s always been better than this.
My advice is to avoid, my advice to the allotment is you need a new brigade of chefs who care about vegan food.

JB
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wanted to visit for a few months and glad I did. We were going to have the Sunday lunch but when seeing the a la carte we opted for that. All the courses were very different which is what you want we had two mains, two sides, sweets and drinks for well under £70. My meat eater son was very impressed which I feel shows the quality and imagination of the menu.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Disappointed that even though I said it was a bday for someone in my party no cake or something given.

HV
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good food and service. Imaginative dishes, well-presented.

M
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Massive disappointment , went to the previous place when situated in Stockport, couldn’t fault it, this in its relocated site wasn’t a patch on the old place, starters were quite good however the side f cauliflower wings weren’t cooked, batter was still runny & uncooked my main was basically an uninspiring chargrilled Aubergine bit of a let down all in all

T
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Me, my partner and her daughter had a meal here on Saturday 24th August 2019. We thought the food was good but the service was poor. My partner's daughter asked for more sugar but we had to ask for it again as it seemed that they had forgotten. We also had to ask twice for a jug of water and the bill.

The Allotment Vegan Eatery
Responded on 28 August 2019

Hi Tracey, Oh No! We're so sorry to hear that you wasn't pleased with the service in the restaurant. This is a very unusual occurrence, as all of our staff are super passionate about what we do and giving our customers a great experience with us. We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review, as this is what helps us to improve and grow as a small independent business! We hope we can see you again soon. Kind Regards, Chloe - The Allotment

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C
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

read all the reviews online and i was expecting great things. Don't get me wrong the service and food was not bad. I just wasn't blown away by the food or the service.

The Allotment Vegan Eatery
Responded on 28 August 2019

Hi Craig, We're sorry to hear that you didn't have an amazing experience with us. Customer satisfaction is among our top priorities, and we thrive to ensure all of our customers leave us with happy thoughts and happy tummys! We hope we can see you again soon, and make sure you have a great experience with us this time! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Kind Regards, Chloe - The Allotment

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ND
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Thoroughly enjoyed our three course meal and service was great. Will definatly be returning in the near future and recommending.

The Allotment Vegan Eatery
Responded on 28 August 2019

Hi Nicky! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we're super happy that you enjoyed your dining experience with us! You've made our day. We look forward to seeing you again soon :) Kind Regards, Chloe- The Allotment

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j
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here was delicious. So lovely to eat such carefully thought out vegetarian (and vegan) food. The flavours were light and complimented each other well.

FS
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat healthy and tasty vegan and gluten free food - lovely ambience to the place, lighting and never too loud. Greatly appreciated design in the place and the presentation of meals!

Five stars!

Francesca
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The Allotment Vegan Eatery
Responded on 28 August 2019

Hi Francesca, We're thrilled that you enjoyed your experience with us! We love customer feedback, as a small independent business, this is what really helps us improve and know how our customers feel about us. Thank you for leaving us this lovely review! We hope to see you again soon :) Kind Regards, Chloe - The Allotment

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MB
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An lovely meal, helped convince my grandma that being a vegan is not terrible

The Allotment Vegan Eatery
Responded on 15 August 2019

Hi Monica, We're thrilled that you and your grandma had a lovely experience with us, and were glad we could help her see how awesome it can be eating vegan! Thanks for taking the time to leave a review :) We hope to see you again soon, Chloe

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RR
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Having previously enjoyed dining at the initial Stockport Allotment, had tentative expectations for it’s relocation to Manchester. No worries, fundamentally the same. Difference is more seating space & opportunity for wider menu options, but they retain same excellent standard of taste & presentation with great service from staff who are willing to answer questions about ingredients & preparation. Hope to make many return visits. Thank you.

The Allotment Vegan Eatery
Responded on 15 August 2019

Thank you for leaving this lovely review, it's put a smile on our little teams faces knowing that we succeed in giving our diners a pleasant experience with us! We also hope to see you again soon :) Chloe- The Allotment

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SB
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here is so delicious, the atmosphere is calm and welcoming, the staff are friendly and knowledgable. I couldn't reccomend the Allotment more, it is the best place for the tastiest vegan food in Manchester.

The Allotment Vegan Eatery
Responded on 15 August 2019

Thank you so much for your lovely feedback! We're really glad you enjoyed your experience with us. As a small business, all feedback is greatly appreciated and helpful to us, its nice to know were doing things right! Thank you for making the team smile today, we hope to see you soon :) Kind Regards, Chloe- The Allotment

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P
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyable experience. Staff friendly and knowledgable

CW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff at The Allotment were friendly and knowledgeable about the food they were serving. We had the 10 course menu and enjoyed every bite.

The Allotment Vegan Eatery
Responded on 15 August 2019

Were so happy you enjoyed your evening with us! :) Thank you for leaving this lovely review. We look forward to seeing you again! Many Thanks, Chloe- The Allotment

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W
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Not vegan but tried it, not for me reslly

T
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful food in a really nice environment. Staff were very friendly

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