The Allotment Vegan Eatery

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246 reviews
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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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ND
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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.

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.

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 7 days ago

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 7 days ago

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 7 days ago

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 7 days ago

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

DF
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Tasty, fresh food with good service. As a non-vegan I was impressed, would recommend the cauliflower hot wings and the courgette main. My friend had the chocolate fudge for dessert amd commented it might be the best vegan dessert she's ever had.

RS
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was all delicious. The staff were well-informed, friendly and welcoming. The atmosphere was relaxed and fun. I loved the place and will definitely go again.

L
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and drinks were amazing and the service was fantastic.

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant. Great food and service and lovely atmosphere.

CJ
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Would definitely recommend the taster menu. We had the 5 course plus the cheeseboard, food was exceptional and the service matched

JC
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The flavours and the appearance of the food were just outstanding. As a non vegan I would recommend anyone to try The Allotment, it was amazing.

EM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful place, amazing food and atmosphere very relaxed. A little expensive but perfect for a special occasion. So great to taste something new when trying to go plant-based.

JW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Some food was lovely, eg soup, most mediocre. The courgette Hasselback was mush with a big courgette in and no texture contrast. Rice dish was mushy, no texture. Overall everything felt over cooked, no freshness, no zing. Burnt mouth on aubergine, not enough pepper sauce. The chease plate was not cheasy, more like a pate. Husband has made better cultured chease at home. No comparison to Tynechease. Service not good. Had to ask for things several times, couldn't seem to deliver 4 plates at once!, but staff lovely. Overall disappointed as we'd travelled from Leeds and have wanted to go for a long time.

PC
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

We were very impressed by the images on The Allotment website; the food looked very exciting. We arrived for Sunday lunch and the grubby mat at the entrance and the weeds did not augur well.
We noted that the main course of the Sunday roast (whole roasted cauliflower) contained no additional protein beyond the small amount in the cauliflower. Similarly two of the main courses on the 'a la carte menu' contained minimum protein. I opted for the aubergine steak and chips but ordered a side dish of tofu in order to get some protein into the meal. This tofu was flabby and not well cooked. I asked two waitresses why the main courses contained so little protein; clearly management has not informed them about vegan needs and they do not understand the importance of protein. They both gave poor responses saying that "There will be protein in there somewhere" When I asked one of them to clarify that, she failed to respond to my request. My wife had the only 'a la carte' meal which appeared to contain adequate protein; a black eyed peas based meal which when it arrived looked extremely unappetising and contained very few peas. Moreover £13 for half an aubergine with a mushroom sauce, two sprigs of broccoli and some large delicious chips is very overpriced in our opinion. We went for dessert to the Vertigo cafe where the meals are half the price and delicious and the coffee and cakes are fantastic.
Vegan meals should be tasty, contain adequate protein, plenty of vegetables and they should look good. Customers should not have to order side dishes of tofu to top up the protein. Unfortunately The Allotment fell short in many regards.
We will not be going back and we feel the images on the website are very misleading.

MS
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was amazing. We did the 10 course tasting menu. Food was beautiful to look at, flavourful, well balanced and presented. The staff did an ad hoc wine flight to go with it, which worked brilliantly. The staff were knowledgable, attentive and cared about the experience and the ethos. A fantastic afternoon.

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food can’t recommend more

MP
London
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely worth trying. We are not even vegetarians but it was a delight to eat such a beautifully cooked and presented meal (and filling!) with each course explained to us. Having problems with dairy produce as I do and one or two other foods this place is both a safe haven and an excellent dining experience. Great wine list too, not a huge choice but what we had was superb.

P
London
10 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

We tried 11 dishes. Food tasty and staff very friendly but decor food presentation and toilets could have been better

PD
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A truly excellent meal - good flavours and textures, a delight for the taste buds (especially vegan taste bids). The environment is calm and service is with a smile.

J
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The buffalo wings was exquisite and both parents are not vegan but fully enjoyed the entire meal and the service. Overall it is a great experience and will be visiting again.

MT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, lovely atmosphere and amazing food. Will be coming back!

AW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first visit to a vegan restaurant and I was pleasantly surprised, the three course set menu was delicious, would certainly go again.

DE
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great to find such high quality vegan food in the centre of Manchester.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was by far the best way for my husband and I to end our UK vacation. Everything was perfect from the food to the service! The sauce served with the aurbergine and chips was one one of the best things I’ve ever tasted in my life.

CT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Good food with some interesting flavour pairings. Staff were friendly and explained all the dishes well but a little too laid back and unhurried and it was sometimes difficult to get their attention despite the restaurant not being busy. Tasty food, nice decor- would recommend, but leave your self plenty of time to enjoy it.

HS
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best vegan food experiences I've had.
I was told from my wife to say that "even the tomatoes were good, and I generally don't like tomatoes".
Keep it up!

OT
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was awesome! Beautifully presented and very tasty! Would definitely recommend and go again

NB
London
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice atmosphere, friendly, knowledgable service. The food was excellent also. Decent starter and main portion sizes but dessert (one in particular) very small.
I would recommend and return

VR
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As a committed omnivore I was interested to see if I'd miss the usual main event of my meal choices...and honestly not one little bit. Went for the midweek special set menu and every course was sensational. The soup came with beige beigenets and a mushroom dipping sauce that I'd have kept eating for as long as it was put in front of me! Just give this place a go...

UO
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The 3rd dish on the 10 course tester menu needs changing in my view, it was lettuce on lettuce. (in comparison to the other dishes, it is easily the weakest)

The whole thing was amazing, maybe slightly pricey but the food was delicious.

NH
London
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the 5 course tasting menu and the food was fantastic, portion sizes were perfect and the glass of chardonnay spot on. Thanks. A great restaurant serving high quality food. Oh and also vegan.

RD
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Great starters but both our mains were just soggy, tasteless vegetables - aubergine steak was just undercooked aubergine and hasselback courgette was watery in a sickly coconut gloop with uncooked lumps of potato and Jerusalem artichoke. Side veg not just nicely crunchy but totally uncooked. Greasy fried potatoes. Not great and a big disappointment after the lovely cauliflower buffalo thingies and charred tofu. Loud and rubbishy pop music.

SB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Really tasty gluten free vegan fine dining. Wish I lived a lot closer. Highly recommend.

VF
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We was warmly welcomed and even though we were early are table was ready. All the waiting staff were friendly, efficient and knowledgeable. We had the 10 course sample menu. The food was exceptional and very good value. I’m a flexitarian and my partner is vegan and we both thoroughly enjoyed the meal and experience. I would visit Manchester again just to go to this restaurant. I would highly recommend it.

KJ
London
5 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Despite a few quirks with service (slow spacing between courses...) this was probably one of the best meals I had in a long time! Every course from starter to dessert and even sides, was creative, well executed, and delicious. I was visiting from London, and wish I could go back again!

GM
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the best Vegan food I've ever had.
Service was fantastic.

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