The Allotment Vegan Eatery

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£41 and over
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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), as well as a 5 Course and a 10 Course Tasting Menu (available Mon - Sat 12pm - 7pm).

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 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.

Special Offers

Celebrate New Year's Eve with a fantastic meal!

We will be open from 3pm on New Years Eve. Between 3pm and 5pm you can dine off an exclusive a la carte, 5pm onwards guests will dine from a set menu only. This includes a drink on arrival and a singer from 7pm. Pre payment of £40pp and pre order is required for the reservation

Tuesday, 31 December, 2019

What 322 People Are Saying
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C
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food, looked great, tasted amazing and made me feel good! Service was great. Great choices on the menu. The dessert was amazing and the cocktails! 100% recommend to anyone. Vegan or not. Can't wait to go again.

VR
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous all round. Just the dessert menu that didn't appeal to me but that's not a bad thing!

A
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Very lovely food even if your non vegan, however portion size could be bigger.

JK
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best 3 courses I've had for a long time. As a vegan it's wonderful to find a restaurant that's offering tasty and filling imaginative food.

M
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Disappointing flavours on the starter. Cracker was soggy and flavours very bland.
Main festive terrine was underwhelming and veg were undercooked particularly the sprouts which were raw.
Atmosphere nice and chilled and Scottish waiter lovely.

w
London
80 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Lovely calm restaurant with attentive staff. The night I went, the kitchen had issues and the main took more than 45 minutes after the starter. The staff took the trouble to apologise and offer a free drink for the wait but a 3 course dinner service took 2.5 hours. I'd go back but not if I'm rushing to the theatre or cinema. Food was uneven in quality (the main) but beautifully presented.

V
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really tasty food with big portions. Was full well before I'd finished it all. I got a starter, main & side - all really delicious.

AB
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and friendly staff. i would thoroughly recommend it

JS
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was brilliant, great use of flavours. The place was really nice and staff friendly.

PW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was outstanding but felt the service was slow and I was in during lunch so short on time.

PR
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I visited the Allotment with two vegetarian friends. We had the set price menu which was good value for money. All three courses were very tasty and beautifully represented. Thd service was excellent and the waiting on staff were very attentive. I would certainly recommend it to friends both vegetarian and non and return back.

NA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful and very well thought out space, and the food was un-fussy and delicious, and completely satisfying for a couple of omnivores accompanying a vegan.

The Allotment Vegan Eatery
Responded on 25 November 2019

Hi, Thank you for your feedback. We like to make sure everyone enjoys their experience with us at the Allotment. Many thanks The Allotment

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S
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food was great but unfortunately the time between courses was pretty ridiculous. We weren’t the only ones who noticed as people on other tables mentioned it to us. Over an hour between each course, which in my opinion is too long. That might have been excusable if they provided some snacks or drinks for relief but when you are sat waiting, twiddling your thumbs it really killed the vibe of the night for me and my partner.

That is why I rated the service low as they didn’t make an effort to at least try and accommodate us during the long wait. The food was brilliant however, very tasty and very well priced but tarnished by the service which is a shame.

Maybe it was a one off and next time it’ll be faster but they should have thought on their feet like other restaurants do when they have delays and provided something to break up the waiting.

The Allotment Vegan Eatery
Responded on 25 November 2019

Hi Singii, I am very sorry to hear about your experience with us. I would really like to speak with you further on this if you could email me directly jessica@allotmentvegan.co.uk it would be much appreciated. Regards General Manager

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KE
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

I don’t know why I went back, forgotten how small and pretentious the portions are! This time the food was also so salty that I wasn’t able to taste anything other than salt. I also had an interesting mix of temperatures of components on the same plate (Luke warm side, red hot mushroom).
I am missing the celebration of vegetables as they are, everything had been fried, salted, sliced, mushed, whatever to take away from the intrinsic deliciousness of vegetables.

The Allotment Vegan Eatery
Responded on 25 November 2019

Hi, I am very sorry to hear about your experience with us. I would really like to speak with you further on this if you could email me directly jessica@allotmentvegan.co.uk it would be much appreciated. Regards General Manager

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BL
London
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, knowledgable staff and a great atmosphere. It's a good option for a special occasion, but doesn't require airs and graces.

The Allotment Vegan Eatery
Responded on 25 November 2019

Hi, Thank you for your kind words, as a small independent business we try very hard to make sure our service and food is the best it can be. Many thanks The Allotment

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O
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Honestly sad to say but would never recommend or return and was really looking forward to going for a while. The concept is good however the food just isn't executed well to say the least. Extremely bland undercooked hard vegetables nicest thing was the crispy kale.
Would rather of gone and got a vegan sausage roll from Gregg's sorry hopefully will improve

The Allotment Vegan Eatery
Responded on 25 November 2019

Hi Olivia, I am very sorry to hear about your experience with us. I would really like to speak with you further on this if you could email me directly jessica@allotmentvegan.co.uk it would be much appreciated. Regards General Manager

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SM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really enjoyable environment for a night out, supported by a very engaging team, and best of all the food was outstanding and truly great value.

The Allotment Vegan Eatery
Responded on 25 November 2019

Hi Stephen, Thank you for your kinds words. We hope that you will choose to dine with us again soon. Many thanks The Allotment

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HS
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautifully presented and exciting food. I would recommend

The Allotment Vegan Eatery
Responded on 25 November 2019

Hi, Thank you for your kind words! We look forward to having you dine with us again soon. Many thanks The Allotment

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CW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We had a lovely meal and was nice service, although a little slow and they weren't that busy. Overall though would definitely like to go back

Z
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place if they work harder and just a bit more nuances they wil be in Michel book.

The Allotment Vegan Eatery
Responded on 25 November 2019

Hi, Thanks for your feedback, we do consider ourselves to work very hard to make sure every guest experiences the best customer journey we can offer. Therefore, we are in the michelin guide for 2020. Many thanks The Allotment

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HM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I think it’s massively overpriced for the amount of food you get and considering it’s a vegan restaurant and the vegetables were undercooked was quite worrying.

The Allotment Vegan Eatery
Responded on 25 November 2019

Hi Harvey, Thank you for your feedback, unfortunately we are a small independent business and our concept is quite niche so we are wanting to offer something a little different to our guests. Our vegetables are sometimes served slightly al dente so that our guests can experience the true flavours of the vegetables. Many thanks The Allotment

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MF
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious, as was drink. Moreover, it was excellent value for money. The only thing I would not recommend was the truffle negroni coctail- the truffle scent was too overwhelming and it did not have the classic negroni bitterness (or maybe couldn't taste bc of the overpowering smell)

The Allotment Vegan Eatery
Responded on 25 November 2019

Hi Maria, Thank you for the feedback, unfortunately the truffled negroni is a twist on a classic as it does have a dark chocolate liqueur in it which reduces the classic bitterness. Many thanks The Allotment

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CG
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Really disappointing. Booked because of good reviews, but the food was pretty poor. More effort given to presentation than taste/texture unfortunately.
We also found out on the night that the tasting menu isn't available unless you pre-book it.

SH
London
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and service, we had the 10 course taster menu and every course was lovely, take around 3 hrs to eat 10 courses to leave enough time!! Left feeling satiated but not stuffed ... fab experience - will be returning soon

The Allotment Vegan Eatery
Responded on 11 November 2019

Hi Sonya, Thank you for taking the time to leave us this lovely review! We're all so happy you enjoyed your experience with us. It does take a while but its all part of the amazing flavour experience right! We hope you can return soon and maybe try the festive taster menu, it is YUM Many Thanks, Chloe

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LS
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am the only vegan in our party but we all left with smiley faces and full bellies after enjoying the new festive menu. A varied menu to choose from; each dish was delicious and great value. Friendly knowledgeable staff and a cosy, relaxed atmosphere made for a fabulous evening.

SG
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place to try out vegan cuisine ! Would recommend all to give it a try !

The Allotment Vegan Eatery
Responded on 11 November 2019

Hi Sarah, Thank you for taking the time to leave us this review, we appreciate all feedback greatly. We're so glad you enjoyed and would recommend our little vegan business, it means the world:) Many Thanks, Chloe

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GU
London
36 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Not just the usual vegan fare. No fake meats or substitutes taking up half the plate. Just veggies cooked in an interesting and innovative way. The place had a nice buzz and the service was informative and friendly. Would definitely recommend.

SM
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful food, lots of flavour. Good service and recommend to anyone. I’m not a vegan but a lover of good food.

R
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Don’t get me wrong, the food was okay, but it lacked complexity of flavour. The descriptions on the menu were based on descriptions of meat dishes, pastrami, koftas and etc and maybe it was the attempts to make the food resemble meat, that was its downfall.
The restaurant was half empty, which made for a lack of ambience and the lighting was harsh, which added to the problem.
The wine was good.
The service was fine and the waiters were friendly.
For a specialist vegan restaurant “The Allotment “ lets itself down. Go on, forget the meat references and inject some interesting flavours into your food!

JD
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food. Can’t fault it at all. For a meat eater I was apprehensive about finding anything that would satisfy me. No worries though, the food was full of flavour, rich and inventive. Left feeling very full And happy. We had to keep checking the menu on our phone to identify some of the flavours! Wow !

EG
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best vegan food I've ever eaten, drove two hours just to eat here and would do it again!

The Allotment Vegan Eatery
Responded on 11 November 2019

Hi Emma, That's great to hear! Were so happy you enjoyed your time with us, even after the long drive! We would love to see you again :) Many Thanks, Chloe

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KL
London
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing vegan food - can’t wait to try the Christmas tasting menu 😋

The Allotment Vegan Eatery
Responded on 11 November 2019

Hi Kim, Thank you for taking the time to leave us this review. We're so happy you enjoyed your meal with us! Our festive menu is now live and it is delicious, we hope we see you soon to try it. Many Thanks, Chloe

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A
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really imaginative plant based cuisine, some great flavours.

The Allotment Vegan Eatery
Responded on 1 November 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We're all super happy you enjoyed your time and the food with us. We hope we can see you again soon, maybe to try our new festive menu starting 11th November :) Many Thanks, Chloe

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RF
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t fault this place that I chanced upon & im a fussy bugger.
Calm nice ambience. Food is exciting new innovative vegan dishes & so tasty & delicious. Service great. Price reasonable.

The Allotment Vegan Eatery
Responded on 1 November 2019

Hi Rachel, Thank you for leaving us this lovely review! We love hearing that you enjoyed your experience here with us and we hope we can see you again soon :) Many Thanks, Chloe

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JF
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the Sunday roast 3 course meal and can not fault it. Full of flavour. Staff were friendly and attentive when necessary. We will certainly be making the allotment one of our regulars

The Allotment Vegan Eatery
Responded on 1 November 2019

Hi Julia! That's great to hear you would like to come and visit us again! We look forward to seeing you :) Our festive menu starts on the 11th November and hopefully you enjoy that just as much as the Sunday Roast, it looks so tasty! Many Thanks, Chloe

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MS
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Have posted a good review on Trip Advisor. May be start the Sunday Roast menu before 2.00 to encourage more diners?

The Allotment Vegan Eatery
Responded on 1 November 2019

Hi, We have just seen the trip adviser and your recommendation has been noted, we think that sounds like a good idea too :) Many Thanks, Chloe

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LB
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A really special meal. We tried to go for dinner but couldn’t get a table so went for lunch instead which worked out better as it was lovely and quiet. You might want to warn people to make sure they go to the right place as we went to the Allotment pub first.

The Allotment Vegan Eatery
Responded on 1 November 2019

Hi Laurie, Thank you for taking the time to leave us this review! We're so happy you enjoyed your meal with us. Yes, that happens a lot! We do try and make sure people know where we are when they phone book, but we will look into the best way to communicate this to online bookings too, thanks for your recommendation, its greatly appreciated :) Many Thanks, Chloe

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FH
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautifully presented and tasty vegan food, looking forward to trying the tasting menu next time!

The Allotment Vegan Eatery
Responded on 1 November 2019

Hi Felicity, Thanks for taking the time to leave us this nice review! We're super happy you enjoyed the food with us. We look forward to seeing you again too :) Many Thanks, Chloe

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r
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fab vegan food in a relaxed setting - interesting menu and hope to return

The Allotment Vegan Eatery
Responded on 1 November 2019

Hi Rebecca, We hope to see you return too! And we're so happy you enjoyed the food and time with us :) Many Thanks, Chloe

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R
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Not been to a vegan restaurant before , so it was a great first time experience.Would be vegan 100% if I could take the chef home with me !