The Allotment Vegan Eatery

4.5
874 reviews
£26 to £40
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 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 874 People Are Saying
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Michael
Manchester
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit to the restaurant in Manchester, food and service were excellent. Went on a Sunday with the limited menu, but choice and quality were still very good.

Looking forward to my next visit. Would certainly recommend to all food lovers.

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EmilyN
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Sunday dinner! Great value for money and the food was to die for. The staff were very attentive and made us feel very welcome. Beautiful decor. Highly recommend!

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DavidA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday roast was excellent huge portions and fast service

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Eater
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food was nice, just the portions were very small so had to order another large plate. So it ended up being a very expensive meal.

One waiter did not know how to communicate with us and did not apologise when did anything wrong.

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MicheleS
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely evening, great ambience and decor. Bigger restaurant than it seems just off the main road.

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VickiC
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Really nice food
Service was a little slow though

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Mark
Lancashire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

ooked forward to visiting The Allotment and enjoying a great vegan experience. Unfortunately it didn’t live up to expectations.
The service, although friendly, was slow and lacking in attention. The food was average; tasty but not up to the standard expected for a highly rated and stylish restaurant. The bill, for two courses and wine, was almost the same paid at The Ivy recently and was in no way to the same quality or standard.
Overall very disappointing and, unfortunately, won’t be returning.

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BethanyK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really nice restaurant, well priced and tasty vegan food. Cocktails yummy too. Bit of a wait to get seated as staff were lighting candles. Otherwise excellent throughout.

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GillianC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic . I’m vegan but took my non vegan friend and she absolutely loved it and was really surprised at the quality and value. The sharing platter and bottle of wine deal was excellent value. Love it and will definitely go again

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RowanM
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

food was amazing, service was so friendly and quick

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Moya
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely range of vegan dishes, tasty and well presented. Friendly service too.

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paulp
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Nice ingredients well presented in a contemporary setting

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JulesG
Manchester
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really friendly, relaxed restaurant with good food and reasonable prices. Our waitress was lovely.

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Ella
Manchester
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wow will defo book again … everything we had was full of flavour defo going next time

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HanaaS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and very friendly staff. I love this place!

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WendyW
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Friendly staff and lovely food from an interesting menu. We had to wait for our dessert order to be taken but only because the staff were very busy

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PeterF
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu is limited but there’s still enough to choose from. We found the food to be very satisfying and the service was great. Restaurant staff were very pleasant. We’ll go again

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LiamB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really good experience, our first Vegan meal. Service and food were outstanding, especially given the shortage of staff. The guys on duty were totally superb. as a restauranteur, I would employ them tomorrow!

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PaulB
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Staff friendly & helpful . Food was dreadful, if the chef thought plating this up was acceptable then the owners need to find a new chef. The soup was tepid at best, the butternut squash starter was oily & overpowered with garlic, the roast were a joke. The brocolli was actually raw. The roast potatoes where like boulders with no edible potatoe in them& the "roast bakes" where basically mash with leek. The blueberry cheesecake was bought in & tasteless like water..waiter offered a free drink but we declined as mot big drinkers so gave us 20% off ..£50 for a very poor meal. Would not recommend. Menu needs more variety tan 4 choices & a lot more imagination . The venue was quite nice just needs the food to match.

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SummerJ
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Very lovely food and great staff. The food is quite expensive for what it is and there wasn’t enough of it. The Deseret was delicious!

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Julie
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Veg was raw on roast, no mango flavour on cauliflower steak as advertised, small portions and mint choc martini had no flavour of mint choc.
Waitress just said sorry and walked off! Not great.

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OllyO
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent, innovative food - great dining experience but a little noisy for us.

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ClareC
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely beautiful food , lovely atmosphere most definitely recommend

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VanessaB
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday treat for my daughter- recommended by a work colleague. It was perfect.

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Olga
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great delicious food, staff is very friendly. Enjoyed my visit very much, thank you.

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MarkA
London
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food. Some delays as very short staffed - the poor waiting staff were rushed off their feet but were trying their best!

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vipOliviaD
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

I’ve been before and the food and service was amazing. This time however they were understaffed and we didn’t get seen to for around 30 minutes. The waitress was lovely and apologised on many occasions.

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Jess
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

We had really high hopes for The Allotment but it really did not live up to the hype. The staff were really overstretched down to staffing issues but they were still taking walk-ins. We didn't get our plates cleared away after finishing our meals at all and we waited over 35 minutes just to get the bill. There were many others waiting too.

The food was sub-par. Unfortunately, it was not very flavourful at all, especially considering the cost. £13 for a tofu coconut curry, where one of our curries didn't have tofu added! But the server brought over a separate bowl and said 'here's some extra tofu' - it wasn't extra, it was part of the meal that hadn't been added. It was bland although had many chillies in it, it just didn't taste of much even though it was spicy.

The meal wasn't as described, it had a Thai feel to it as it was soupy but was served with brown rice and popadoms, so this didn't make sense to me for this type of curry. It was described as 'Malaysian' but I wouldn't say it was particularly Malaysian.

Overall, we left feeling short-changed. Definitely won't be returning.

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JulieL
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food, flavours were amazing. Great friendly service and a really nice comfortable atmosphere to the place.

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Critic1
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food, lovely staff (just not enough of them, they were run ragged and so the food took a while to come out).

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Alexander
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They've got this place just right. An unfussy menu with albeit familiar dishes but excellent produce, deliciously made and sizeable portions. Beautiful cabin-esque decor with intimate but not isolated seating. Not feeling packed in, the place was full at 6.30 on a Friday and stayed that way. Really excellent service. We adored every course, and even the espressos were good. Too often elsewhere they're burnt. We prefer this iteration of Allotment to its haute cuisine and slightly pretentious fine dining forbear, which was nice, but now all the elements work well for a more relaxed, inexpensive yet thoroughly well produced experience.

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SharonG
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the service was excellent friendly and attentive would definitely eat here again and recommend it to people

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MadelineF
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing vegan food and brilliant and quick service

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AllanR
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Top vegan restaurant - great food, nice atmosphere but on the Sunday we visited it was an incredibly reduced Sunday menu (Brexit dividend?). Tbf, they called in advance to warn us but we'd already made arrangements and couldn't cancel. Will definitely return but need to ensure they've got the full menu available

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Abdul
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. My girlfriend is usually quite picky with what she eats but she loved everything here. The dessert was phenomenal. The staff were very friendly and helpful.

Ill definitely be going again.

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RachelP
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are from Poulton le fylde near Blackpool and find it very difficult to find anything vegan near us for sunday dinners. I loved the vibe and the food was lovely. We had the Leek and courgette soup? i think it was courgette? anyway it was delicious. For our main we had the aubergine steak sunday dinner, it was really good, only thing i would suggest that my partner mentioned was maybbe few extrta potatoes and another option of veg but apart from that tasted amazing. I know they had sold out after our dinner and it was only 3pm. So i would go earlier next time.

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SianH
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, lovely vibes, friendly waiters! The roast dinner didn’t disappoint

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OpenTable Diner
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we were met at the door until we left, the food the service and the ambience were second to non, we will most definitely be back - highly recommended, Bravo!

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AmandaH
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food delicious, but not huge portions, sauces need to be thicker and more generous with tofu.

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MemaE
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent starter, dessert and service. Will go again

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 874 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.