The Allotment Vegan Eatery

4.5
1027 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 1027 People Are Saying
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PaulaT
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whole experience was excellent from arrival through service, food, drinks and our exit. We were celebrating our daughters graduation who is vegan. I am not but as a coeliac it was so nice to know everything was gluten free too. Great to choose anything I wanted

I will definitely be back and have already recommended in the Find GF app

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RachelB
Manchester
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good service, good food, small menu but reasonable choice and all very tasty, especially the miso mushrooms.

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Lydia
Manchester
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, yummy cocktails and really lovely staff

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UmiA
Manchester
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted by a charming member of staff who made us feel very welcomed throughout our whole stay.
A great place to relax, wonderful ambience and the food was just fantastic.
Will definetly be back to try out other dishes on the menu.
Hghly recommended !

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GarethW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service, nice atmosphere and a good environment

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PaulaC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vegan food. Particularly good value with 20% off in January. Filling and tasty. Nice quiet well decorated environment. Pleasant attentive staff.

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LeighJ
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was great. I love this place. If I lived nearer I would go more often

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SaraM
Manchester
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful vegan food. How lovely to be able to eat everything on the menu. And not to have to eat a mushroom risotto ! The food was excellent and the waiters were super friendly.

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AndyR
Manchester
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal for my daughter’s 18th and a big thank you to Nikola for looking after us and making a birthday fuss of my daughter..will return

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Emmy
London
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious high quality 3-course vegan meal and perfect portion sizes. Friendly and polite staff.

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NadiaB
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening! Fantastic food and service! Highly Recommend.

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callumh
Manchester
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place great food good service reasonably priced

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KatieG
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fabulous service and good food. Very accommodating for dietary restrictions. Highly recommend

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BecC
Manchester
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really fab restaurant. Think it’ll become a regular destination for us. As a vegetarian family with gluten free members this is heaven for us.
I honestly don’t think most people would realise the food is vegan/gluten free. Delicious!

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Juniper
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I enjoyed my meal, although I'd like to add I ordered fish and chips and I do prefer chips more than a few thick wedges.
My family members enjoyed their choices.

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beckyL
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A good eatery and worthy of trying vegan or vegetarian food, esp. 1st time.

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LiamB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2022
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Starters were good. Main meals average. Had to wait quite a while for our mains and people who ordered after us got theirs before us.

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KimL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantasic flavoursome food. Very nice staff. Lovely warm atmosphere. Plenty of choice and so wonderful that it's all vegan :-) We're definitely going back !

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TT28
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent, never had to wait too long for anything. Cauliflower wings were particularly good

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Vegan
London
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Tasty food but let down by missing items which we had to ask and then wait a long time. The bill was reduced as an apology but service was very slow. They would benefit from more waiting staff as long waits to order, had to remind for drinks, unable to find anyone to ask for assistance etc
We visited in a Saturday night and it was far too warm in the upper part of the restaurant. We left without desert as we were too hot and didn't fancy longer waits for service.

While the food was of good quality. I wouldn't personally return or recommend. We may have just visited on a bad night

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ChrisC
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love this restaurant the food is amazing 🤩

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ColinC
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Good starters and desserts. Main meals average. Two of us with different meals thought they were too salty.

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PhilL
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my friend out for lunch for my birthday, it was our first visit and we both really enjoyed it. Food was excellent and service very friendly, we will definitely be going again.

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RaW97
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding food and a really lovely venue. Will absolutely visit again!

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ALWi
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The small sides we had were amazing couldn’t be happier. However the mains were lacking in the same attention to detail, felt like the main dish, many corners were cut compared to the pictures online. Cauli kale stew was quite hard. Laksa was watery/runny and only tasted good after bashing the hell out of the chillis and lime for some flavour. Plain rice no frills.

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Jordana
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely vegan food, amazing service and the best desserts!

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Rally
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Although I love the place generally - I reckon the Chef may have been away - the Thai curry was a thin soup with bits of tofu and uncooked chillies thrown in. I hope it was a 'one-off'.
Just one other point. Friendly waiter, but called everyone 'guy/guys' after every sentence.... it got a bit wearing esp for the 86 year old with us. Maybe 'Hi - welcome' is enough - then 'what would you like to drink?' no guys attached.
But generally thanks for this wonderful vegan place in our city.

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Paolomac
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

We have been many times, when you go at 6.15 on a Tuesday night you don’t expect to have run out of carrots & sprouts & have 2starters & 2 mains not available, we took some friends for their 1st time, very disappointing!

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely meal and lovely place.

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LouSP
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a brilliant experience and this was no exception! Beautiful food, well presented and served

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Joleen
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a lovely place. The food was delicious and came out very fast. Top service! Thank you.

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Terrence41
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a really good evening here. The food was excellent, especially the cauliflower wings and the hazelnut slice! The serving staff were also really friendly and helpful.

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GillianC
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious vegan food. Beautifully presented too and great to know it has a dog friendly area if you have a pooch with you.

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PaulH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing vegan food. This was our second visit and we will definitely be coming back.

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RozP
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was fantastic. The server was so friendly, helpful and attentive! The restaurant was rather quiet but that was good because everyone was well spaced out. We will definitely return and will highly recommend The Allotment to others. Thank you

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VeganLadyboy
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience4

Amazing tasting food but I struggled with the small sizes of the starters, especially the King oyster mushroom scallops. For £6 I expected more than half a mushroom!

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RobR
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were all lovely and eager to help, the food was incredible (fanciest vegan food I've had in 2 years of veganism) and the venue was really nice. Totally worth the price as the food was plenty and delicious, and the choice of drinks was good too.
Will definitely return next year, thank you.

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Damian
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience2

Lovely meal, although the Thai curry/Tofu main I had needed seasoning - it was a little bland. One of my dining partners said the same. The tofu was overcooked and tough too.

An issue I have as a deaf person is with background music. I asked that it be turned down a bit. I often get the 'but other customers like it' thing - which I don't believe. I don't think customers go to restaurants to battle over loud music to have a conversation.

Otherwise, I'm pleased a good vegan restaurant exists, so harts off to the Allotment.

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ElenW
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, amazing decor and well spaced tables for social distancing, ambiance was perfect, pretty menus and expansive drinks menu, food was fast yet still fresh and delicious. Crockery, cutlery and glassware gorgeous. Will definitely visit again when in Manchester again, and will recommend anyone else who’s in the city to visit also.

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Carla
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

I hadn't realised that the Allotment has completely changed since it first opened. Service was good and the place felt welcoming. The food we were served was fairly average, though, in terms of both taste and presentation. I wouldn't 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 1027 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.