The Allotment Vegan Eatery

4.5
976 reviews
£26 to £40
Vegetarian / Vegan
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)

We have a cosy dining room serving quality beers, wines and spirits, and seasonal cocktails.

If you would like to speak to us directly please call (0161 832 6460) or email (hello@allotmentvegan.co.uk) the restaurant directly.
What 976 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When we first arrived got a warm welcome from a member of staff. Gave us plenty of time to study the menu. Choice on menu was great plenty of delicious sounding choices. When the food arrived it was hot and very tasty, desert was gorgeous could of had it twice. Overall five stars for everything would definitely be recommended and booking again. Didn’t feel rushed staff where very attentive.
Thank you the staff at the Allotment. Alec

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Francesca
Manchester
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh, tasty, wholesome food. Cauliflower wings were lovely.

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JennieF
Manchester
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our servers were super attentive & friendly! The food was tasty & it was hard to decide what to choose as everything sounded great. We had the Sunday lunch 3 course menu, was all great. The ice cream was the creamiest vegan one I’ve ever tasted! Would recommend to anyone & everyone!

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Wingy
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable food which was on a Michelin star level, and this is coming from a family mostly of meat eaters, but we didn’t miss meat in the slightest, and would recommend it to anyone.

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Maff
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great value, great staff, super food. We celebrated a birthday. The sharing platter with house wine was great value. We even spotted a TV celebrity on the next table.

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HannahC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was the first vegan restaurant I have eaten at and it was ideal place to try. Food was warm and tasty. Staff were attentive. The tofu was slightly too oily for my liking but that’s just personal preference. Overall well worth the visit.

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HollyF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience4

I booked about a month in advance and put down in the special requests for them to make the table look as romantic as possible as it was our anniversary and when we showed up, we were brought to just some basic random table. I did mention this to the waitress who seemed sympathetic but I was still very disappointed as I wanted to make my boyfriend feel really special. The interior was gorgeous! However, the music was pop hits which wasn’t the vibe I was expecting as it seems to be advertised as a posh, romantic restaurant. The service was the best I’ve had, they were on it in seconds and checked on us. The vegan wings were gorgeous and my boyfriend said the fish and chips were really good too. I got a winter dish ‘chestnut & mushroom Bourguignon’ which was kind of a disappointment. It still tasted nice, but it sort of felt like veg and mash. It was underwhelming, however, it did give that home-cooked meal vibe. Lastly, I ordered one cocktail and it wasn’t great, it was very strong so I could only sip it and still I was squinting. Good to get you tipsy though! Overall, the food made the night along with the servers. I would just say don’t have the expectations of a fancy restaurant

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FreyaF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was amazing and th food was incredible. Definitely be coming back in the future

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SianaH
Manchester
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our meal, found it great value for money, especially loved the sharing platter. The sticky toffee dessert was unbelievable aswell!

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JasminB
Liverpool
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, and drinks. Service was warm and friendly. Would definitely return

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Vegg
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious vegan food - especially enjoyed the small plates (we had cauli wings, roast baby carrots and bruschetta). Our table near the entry was slightly cold.

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LPop
Manchester
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was fantastic and the staff were really friendly and knew the menu really well! We had the most wonderful dinner’

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MichaelN
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we had no idea vegan food could taste so good and will definitely be going back

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Paul
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience2

Service was excellent. Food good quality but portions are small!

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jenniferd
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so impressed with Allotment. Some of the best Vegan food we have ever eaten. Highly recommend

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PoshNosh
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's all vegan but you wouldn't know it, I had the most perfect time with my wife and you will too (preferably not with my wife).

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HelenR
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at the restaurant, it was lovely. We will defintley be going back again. Thank you for a lovely time.

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HollieM
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time dining here and wow it was fabulous! Will definitely be back again.

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SallyK
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food was very simple and overpriced for what it is, not much variety in the food. Not a large range of side dishes (pretty much all potato).
No starter/dessert options on the menu, we had to ask to have one of the small dishes as a starter.
We asked the move tables to somewhere more out of the way and although there were plenty of empty seats we were told we couldn't be moved.
Food itself was nice enough but again not really worth the inflated price.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, friendly atmosphere and the food was amazing. We really enjoyed our afternoon and can’t wait to go back.

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LenniH
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this restaurant, the food is so good and the staff are lovely! I was excited to see there were some new dishes to try on the menu since I was last there in the summer - it's a great place to go for imaginative, well-made, healthy vegan food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed my meal ! Was amazing and loved the fact it was all gluten free . The way I like my vegan food . Healthy and wholesome and really great menu.
Service great too - will go again for sure .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely evening, the waitress had a nice personality, the food was delicious, the room was decorated simply but effectively to crest a lovely ambience. It was a quiet personal space with none of the loud music pounding away that other venues have

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JohnM
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arrived to a very homely welcome, the food divine,staff pleasant ,attentive and knowledgeable. Will be returning.

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Kathy
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Magic! Winter sharing platter - awesome - so tasty. Can’t wait to go back to try more 😍

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LindaZ
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu choices were varied, every course was excellent and the staff friendly and efficient.

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GlynnB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very lovely 3 course meal and wine for our anniversary last night. The venue itself is very cosy and has a really nice atmosphere. All staff were lovely and welcoming. The food was of a very high quality and the choices were really interesting and well presented. Definitely would recommend and also return!

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123mac
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and fancy food served by lively people. A lot of haute cuisine approaches but with some down home basics in there too. Very nice.

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Andrew
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning food and a friendly atmosphere. The baby glazed carrots with tahini and pomegranate were out of this world. Highly recommend the miso & maple hasselback, and the cauliflower wings. A great midweek lunch.

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AliceP
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food as usual with outstanding service. I love coming to the Allotment!

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Bbviews
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Honestly, I was gutted it was not the experience I was hoping. When in Stockport, I loved it. Weirdly pumping out Xmas tunes, so loud I couldn’t hear my husband on the other side of the table. They seemed too busy - had to ask for drinks order to be taken. And the food - it’s like it can’t decide of it’s fine dining or something more casual. £6 for 4 tiny pieces of mushroom, versus the cauliflower you get a big bowl of. It was a birthday meal, so just feel a little disappointed. The service, while a bit slow, was good. Will try it again and hope for a better experience…

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ConorH
London
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Good food and lots of nice options. Service was a little slow and realistically they needed more front of house staff.

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DarrenB
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, plenty of choice, really nice and we will definitely be returning.

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JoelyT
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It's not as good as when I last visited in 2019 to be honest, when I raved about how amazing my food tasted. Some of the dishes felt like they lacked something (I had one that was mostly a butternut squash and needed some sauce or something to make it less dry) and the tastes weren't as rich or distinctive as I remembered them to be. Portions could also have been a bit more generous for the price. For instance, the desert we had was called a hazelnut slice but was in reality a few small triangles of hazelnut ganache. Cauliflower wings were great though.

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RachelS
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the amazing selection of food and ambience.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a family gathering to celebrate our daughters birthday. The setting is relaxing, the staff are attentive & the food is wonderful.

I would highly recommend this venue.

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LouiseC
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely food. Liam, our waiter, was fantastic. Very lovely, friendly and welcoming.

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GemmaB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely lovely meal and service. Great attentive staff, really nice decor and setting. Couldn't fault it. Excellent.

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TimothyB
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time in an exclusively vegan restaurant I'm vegan and I also have some food intolerances. It was so nice to be able to eat pretty much anything off the menu. We ordered loads and it was all delicious.

My two friends who aren't vegan also really enjoyed it.

I'm really looking forward to visiting again.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a quiet after work meal with the mother. Fantastic quality, superb service by the lad working yesterday (and all the team), reasonably priced and as a meat eater found some new vegan dishes I liked. Would 100% recommend.

FAQs

The Allotment Vegan Eatery does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. The Allotment Vegan Eatery also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0161 832 6460.

The Allotment Vegan Eatery is rated 4.5 stars by 976 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.