The Allotment Vegan Eatery

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468 reviews
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£26 to £40
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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)

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 468 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.3
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DawnG
Manchester
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A delicious three course meal with the most amazing desserts.

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Amber
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

was quiet which was good during the current covid climate, food was actually AMAZING, i can’t wait to try more stuff on the menu, there’s such a variety to to suit all tastes. also our server was soo lovely, friendly and really went out of her way to make sure we were having a good dining experience, she was the only one serving too when there were a few tables and she managed all of us amazingly. also the salt and pepper tofu was the best tofu i have EVER tasted i have been dreaming about it since as well as the banana blossom fish and chips - absolutely to die for 🥰🥰 hats off the chefs who are obviously very skilled. can’t wait to come back !!!! thanks, Amber & Tom

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MollyM
Manchester
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place. The fish and chips were delicious, aswell as the cinnamon prosecco.

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lewisb
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant food, brilliant atmosphere. However, if you are not a fan of spicy food make sure you ask prior to ordering!

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Kate
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The food had no flavour, bland and presentation was very unappealing. Was looking forward to trying this restaurant and was very disappointed

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PaulR
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, outstanding food, value for money, would highly recommend.

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MathewA
Manchester
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice food, ok service. Non of the service staff were wearing masks though. No draght beer only a can or a bottle which I can get at Tesco. The food was nice, well presented. The menu was full of good normal food but just wasnt to our taste. Nice for a bit of casual dining but nothing special.

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AprilS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food will be returning in the future I think maybe more food for price and a better variety of choice on menu but it's was awesome food was divine. The lady I spoke to new her knowledge on the food etc was very nice the young man was also very friendly serving the food thankyou very much.

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RachelK
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience5

We visited The Allotment at the end of July. It was our second visit. The first time I took my wife for her 50th birthday as she had just become a vegan. I however enjoy vegan food but eat a pescatarian diet. I was somewhat reluctant to try again as I felt the food on our first visit had been very poor value for money with very small portions. On this occasion the menu looked different so we gave it a go. Both our main dishes were excellent. I would say it’s fine dining therefore portions are small for the price but that aside it was very tasty. We had fish and chips and ramen, vegan style. My wife’s starter however was very poorly priced £6.50 for a tomato salad in a tiny bowl the size of teacup! I had mushrooms which were lovely but the same price although we were able to get two starters as part of a deal which made it less painful!
The environment is lovely and chilled and the staff great. Overall it was good but value for money I would say poor portions are small and dishes over priced for essentially vegetables and tofu!

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SueG
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first trip out for dinner since lockdown eased but we felt very safe here - tables are well spaced, hand sanitiser at the door, waiters are vigilant. The food was amazing! They do incredible things with all kinds of ingredients, some we'd never seen before. The banana blossom 'fish' and chips were fabulous! The Salt and Pepper Tofu very tasty and the Cauliflower Wings delicious. Everything is beautifully presented, especially the dessert - Chocolate Hazelnut Slice with ice cream - which had Happy Anniversary written in chocolate sauce across the plate - a lovely, thoughtful touch. We will be visiting again very soon!

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CaseyP
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved it, I’ve never been to an all vegan restaurant before and I loved not having to ask or feel like I was annoying staff members. The food was outstanding, stunning (and strong!) cocktails, lovely chilled atmosphere and great service. Already planning my next visit from Blackpool!

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SamanthaS
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was spot on, friendly but not intrusive and happy to advise.

Our food was to a high standard, full of flavour and filling.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here on a number of occasions and have not been disappointed. I highly recommend the Jack Fruit Tacos.

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NeilH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service, absolutely loved it thankyou

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Colette
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Whether you’re vegan or not this is good food. We loved our first trip. We had the cauliflower wings, heritage salad, tacos, salt and pepper tofu laksa, cheesecake and hazelnut slice - oof! Yes forced it all down. Took home more of the hazelnut slice- had to spread the love.

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ksauce
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brilliant first experience at this restaurant. Lovely touch with a birthday message on our desert. Has a small but still very personal feel to it with social distancing in place.
Food was very filling and reasonably priced given the niche nature of the food.
Taste is 10/10 - highly recommend the cauliflower wings and 'fish' & chips!

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LeliaA
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous food! I’m not vegan 🌱 but loved the variety and tastes

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience4

Me & My Partner Dan (who is visiting from Australia) tried out this restaurant after seeing good reviews online. I will start and say the front of house staff were absolutely brilliant the blonde haired boy and the girl who attended us were absolutely great.

We have been vegan since November but have tried lots of vegan restaurants in Sydney (Newtown Suburb) and I have tried some vegan places in Manchester before. The Allotment was not our taste. It lacked flavour - especially the tofu. It felt as though there was less spices and seasoning used and just more salt. I had the Taco’s which were to cinnamon and sweet. In Sydney I have tried these before at a Spanish vegan restaurant and they were amazing ‘Calle Rey’ for reference.

I did let the server with black hair and beard know that we didn’t like the food as it wasn’t our taste and he did apologise. I had eaten half of one taco which the shells were soft and the serving sizes were small. Not much other than an apology was given despite the expense of the meal which compared to my previous dining experiences was no where near worth paying for. I wouldn’t pay that anywhere else in the world for what it was. However like I said the staff were lovely. And I appreciate a vegan restaurant opening in the current climate. I was just very disappointed to the point I may actively discourage people from the restaurant due to our experience.

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VincentC
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm really hooked on this place.. 1st visit was for my birthday back in March... 3 more visits since re-opening after lockdown.
Service... food... atmosphere... everything is in good balance and just right.
Last visit was with a new client... that's how highly rate this place

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DerekD
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Main course fine. Both starters (Mushrooms and ‘Heritage’ tomatoes) were not value for money

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Javiera
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to go there for our 10 year anniversary celebration - first time out since the beginning of lockdown too! We had a fantastic evening, everything was just perfect! The food was AMAZING, rarely we've been out to dinner and found absolutely everything so delicious! It felt like a true fine dining experience, but with affordable prices, which is always good. The service was great too, very friendly staff and they never rushed us to leave even though we stayed a little past the closing time. Would absolutely recommend for anyone looking to have a nice evening and who generally enjoys good food and a stylish but quiet ambience.

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SteveH
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Great vibe. Will definitely return.

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erg19
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Booked four weeks ago, checked the menu two days before we went as we specifically booked for Sunday lunch. They don’t do this anymore whilst they don’t have a demand for it, would’ve been good to know! Tables were crammed together yet the place is huge? Food was OK, nothing out of this world which was such a shame as it sounded amazing. To be fair, we did get small plates, the ramen/curry may have been great. Jackfruit tacos were a let down, no flavour, just spicy. No fish and chips and no kombucha. Such a shame as we drove an hour to get here!

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DamienG
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Food was good, jack fruit was excellent but the service level was poor.
Waited excessively for the wine to arrive and although we had indicated we wanted coffee at the end of the night, the waitress informed us late that the coffee machine had been switched off instead of asking us to confirm an order before she switched it off 🤷🏽

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EogQ
N. Ireland
3 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Staff were a little slow and not very attentive, however they were very pleasant and helpful when we did catch them. The food was very nice and we left with full bellies. The margarita that my girlfriend had was very watery and seemingly made with concentrated lemon juice, as opposed to fresh lime juice (however, this was off-menu). All other drinks were delicious.

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NicolaO
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first meal out since lockdown, so we weren’t sure what to expect. Obviously it wasn’t crowded, as it had been spaced out, but enough people in to have a nice atmosphere. We were warmly greeted by staff who We’re attentive, helpful and friendly throughout. Food was delicious and we will be back at some point to try some different things.

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Alibaba
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The sharing platter was very small, should have been for one person. We ordered a dessert Manchester Tart, it arrived as short bread, no custard in sight and the portion was very poor. The food we received was delicious but not enough per portion.!

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CazH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The service was hit and miss, we were seated quickly but our original server disappeared when he said he'd return to take our drinks order.
We were then served by two different people who were lovely.
The food was generally lovely, however we both agreed we didn't enjoy the best seller of the fish and chips which tastes extremely like fish- for a vegan restaurant not great.
The food is beautifully presented. The prices reflect a city centre setting but i'd be reluctant to visit again as I feel there are better city centre options available.

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AlanF
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very good “Fish and Chips” and desert. Would recommend

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LiamN
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I've eaten at Allotment Vegan Eatery three or four times before, and each time has been fantastic, so I was really looking forward to coming back for my first meal out since lockdown.

The food is amazing, whether you're looking for something that is 'not meat' or just a delicious dish in it's own right there is something on the menu that will make you very happy.

The cauliflower chicken wings seem to get better each time I've been, and the fish and chips is possibly the best meat replacement dish i've ever had.

Service is always great, staff are lovely and seem very genuine which plays a part in giving the place a nice relaxing ambience.

Can not recommend this place enough, vegan or not, the food is amazing and it's got to be one of the best hidden gems in Manchester.

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VincentC
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aaaaaaaabbbbbbbssssoooolutly
Amazing...
Food
Service
Atmosphere
I couldn't fault a thing.. already booked for my next visit

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LottieR
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely incredible. The cauliflower buffalo wings were just wow 😍 and the hazelnut slice tasted just like a ferrero rocher. Will absolutely be going back. Service was great, all the staff were really happy and lovely. Can't rate this place enough!

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Natasha
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our meal it was so lovely! We will definitely go again!

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OBClaude
London
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Excellent service. Food was generally very good but a bit mixed. I had tamarind tofu for starter and I thought it was really dull, my partner had roasted butternut squash which was very nice, we also had cauliflower popcorn which was good. My main of jackfruit tacos was lovely and spicy but I slightly preferred my partner’s ‘fish and chips’, the battered banana blossom really did taste like fish though the chips were a bit soggy. Recommended and very reasonably priced if a little room for improvement.

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Vequeen
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Lovely food and excellent service. Main menu prices are high but the week day lunchtime deal offers good value. Would be good to have a healthier option available, as the buddha bowl was quite oily but that is personal preference. :)

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JosephS
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was served quickly presented well and tasted so good, both of us are Non-Vegan but would return and both of us have already recommended

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RobertM
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic restaurant and always very friendly.
Very well controlled during the recent requirements.

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Aaron
London
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service, a nice cosy environment

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and the service is friendly. Especially the hazelnut slice for dessert was outstanding :)

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OliviaM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service! Couldn't recommend it more highly!

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 478 1331.

The Allotment Vegan Eatery is rated 4.4 stars by 468 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.