The Allotment Vegan Eatery

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£41 and over
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Vegetarian / Vegan

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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.
What 352 People Are Saying
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CH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service1ambience3

The food was superb but the speed of service dismal- bad enough that I wont be returning

AC
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic. Tasty food, great portions and brilliant service. Friendly, helpful and polite. Would absolutely recommend to friends/family and would love to go back! Great stuff.

TA
Manchester
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If only I lived closer to Manchester, I’d be here all the time. Excellent choice on the menu, food was outstanding and the service couldn’t have been better. Even my 8yo son and mother who are not Vegan loved it 🥰

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience4

We were at the restaurant for 1 hour before our starters arrived. We then had a further 45 minute wait for our main courses. Whilst my partners food was interesting mine was very bland and unimaginative. We were hoping for interesting spin on recipes and were disappointed. For example my “shitake steak” was simply a shitake mushroom that had been marinated and fried. After ordering dessert and waiting a further 25 minutes before with none arriving we cancelled simply asked for the bill. Whilst the staff were pleasant they were not particularly attentive, leaving us to ask for more drinks and ask where our food was. Overall a very disappointing experience.

JG
Manchester
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Amazing food, gluten free, everyone loved it.

MB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loved the food and crockery! The service was a little slow but all staff smiling and helpful. Pleasant atmosphere - maybe could have slightly dimmer lights - seemed very bright 😊 would defo return and recommend

E
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Everything was great! Food was fantastic and staff were lovely, if anything maybe spread a bit too thin. But it was a busy evening!

Understandably there is a demand for seating in such a great place, however the tables were a little to crammed for my personal liking, but we will definitely be back!

OT
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Lovely staff, very friendly and happy to talk you through some of the dishes. The main plates were small in terms of the amount of food you got for the the price of the dish. Overall service was good and the food was tasty! Will definitely be back.

AT
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant, food and staff. Vegan ❤️ Will go again

ZA
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came out of town especially to visit this restaurant and it was well worth the journey! We will definitely be visiting the Allotment again. We had 3 courses and all of them were devine. Loved it!!

OT
Sydney / NSW
5 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are two Aussie vegans spending some time in the UK. A quick google search of vegan options in Manchester brought us to the Allotment. And what an amazing meal! We did the £20 3 course. The potato cake with veg was unbelievable. Nicest meal we’ve had in the Uk so far. Sydney (Aust) needs uk lift it’s game. 5 stars

F
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it. The waiting on staff were superb. We had mentioned on booking food & drink requirement & that was noted on our booking. Food delicious & was a painting on the plate. Even though NYE no one rushed us & we could sit & chat after our meal. Will definitely be going back

SQ
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to the allotment for New Year's Eve and enjoyed, seriously, the best meal I've ever had in my life. The food was absolutely delicious the ambience was perfect the staff are fantastic. I will be going there regularly from now on!

FL
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely exceptional food, took my boyfriend who is new to veganism and he said he didn’t feel like the food was lacking or missing anything, if anything it had more flavour than omni dishes! Wonderful service and great atmosphere, we’ll definitely be back in the new year!

D
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The food was ok, but not great. Definitely overpriced.

S
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal, nice and quiet and lovely staff. Would defiantly recommend to friends

J
Manchester
8 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very clean and welcoming restaurant with a good choice of food options and wine list. Food was well presented & there was a good range of tastes on offer.

R
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food was alright, but not interesting. Service was lacking a lot, but I understand, it was just before Christmas. Massively understaffed, couldn't make Old Fashioned because "they don't have a bartender", and refused to try even if specs were given. Outside of the restaurant, the board says "20% off the Festive Menu" which wasn't explained that means a la carte menu. Naming their set menu as "Festive Set Menu". which discount didn't apply to. Staff needs training on how to place wine glasses on table and how to present wine. Because of it, we had the wrong wine which we noticed way too late, but thankfully it was nice. I do not understand why booking asks if it is a special occasion if there is nothing to it.

GD
London
23 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Was very excited about going to the Allotment, but it was a huge disappointment. All the food had a home-cooked feel to it, the only problem being that most of the food I cook at home is better cooked with more depth of flavour. Everything was stodgy and devoid of any seasoning. Really, really disappointing.

s
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the 10 course taster menu, everything was delicious and really good value. Second time we have been, will definitely visit again.

B
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing place not only for vegans but everyone who appreciates delicious, clever and well presented food.

OT
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience2

This was the second time we'd been and the food was as lovely as the first - it's so creative and artistic and delicious! Service was great too, the staff are really friendly, and there's a nice relaxed atmosphere. Our only gripe was that about halfway through our visit 2 women with 2 children came in and the children ran around climbing on furniture and screaming for the remainder of our visit. I know it's a bit awkward but at such a chilled out place we'd really have liked someone to have had a word and restored the peace!

RJ
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredibly tasty food presented beautifully.
Knowledgeable friendly staff , chilled atmosphere.

VS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible flavours , stunning food , was aldo impressed that there was raw pudding available with no refined sugar 🙌🙌 perfect meal for us

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience1

We weren’t given both menus that were available!

Pudding menu was given to us as we first sat down!

Food was over priced for portions sizes and quality,

Heard good things but perhaps we booked on the wrong day of the week

S
Manchester
9 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The starters and mains were exceptional but I'd probably give pudding a miss next time! The service was friendly, though the set up of the restaurant sometimes makes it difficult to attract someone's attention. Only little niggles, though. Generally very good.

LB
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We did the 10 course taster menu and the food was generally good, however I felt the service was a bit slow, with the meal taking 3 and half hours, which for me is an excessive amount of time.

SW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food .. great night !! .. will definitely go again .. and will recommend to friends and family alike

T
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious choice of plant-based food, friendly staff and great location. Will definitely visit again.

TK
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

The starters and main course had same elements and it was basically eating the same thing with few extras on the plate. When we visited, the place was less than half full, still it took a lot of time for the drinks as well as the food to arrive. The ambiance was dull. Property is very good and service can be improved. Please fix the menu as there is lot of repetition in the available options.

C
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2019
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
84 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.