The Allotment Vegan Eatery

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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.

Special Offers

Celebrate New Year's Eve with a fantastic meal!

We will be open from 3pm on New Years Eve, there will only be the set menu available on this day. This includes a drink on arrival and a singer will be entertaining you from 7pm. A £10 pp deposit will be charged to the card upon making the booking, this is non refundable and non transferable

Tuesday, 31 December, 2019

What 299 People Are Saying
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SH
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and service, we had the 10 course taster menu and every course was lovely, take around 3 hrs to eat 10 courses to leave enough time!! Left feeling satiated but not stuffed ... fab experience - will be returning soon

The Allotment Vegan Eatery
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Sonya, Thank you for taking the time to leave us this lovely review! We're all so happy you enjoyed your experience with us. It does take a while but its all part of the amazing flavour experience right! We hope you can return soon and maybe try the festive taster menu, it is YUM Many Thanks, Chloe

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LS
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am the only vegan in our party but we all left with smiley faces and full bellies after enjoying the new festive menu. A varied menu to choose from; each dish was delicious and great value. Friendly knowledgeable staff and a cosy, relaxed atmosphere made for a fabulous evening.

SG
Manchester
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place to try out vegan cuisine ! Would recommend all to give it a try !

The Allotment Vegan Eatery
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Sarah, Thank you for taking the time to leave us this review, we appreciate all feedback greatly. We're so glad you enjoyed and would recommend our little vegan business, it means the world:) Many Thanks, Chloe

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GU
London
36 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Not just the usual vegan fare. No fake meats or substitutes taking up half the plate. Just veggies cooked in an interesting and innovative way. The place had a nice buzz and the service was informative and friendly. Would definitely recommend.

SM
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful food, lots of flavour. Good service and recommend to anyone. I’m not a vegan but a lover of good food.

R
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Don’t get me wrong, the food was okay, but it lacked complexity of flavour. The descriptions on the menu were based on descriptions of meat dishes, pastrami, koftas and etc and maybe it was the attempts to make the food resemble meat, that was its downfall.
The restaurant was half empty, which made for a lack of ambience and the lighting was harsh, which added to the problem.
The wine was good.
The service was fine and the waiters were friendly.
For a specialist vegan restaurant “The Allotment “ lets itself down. Go on, forget the meat references and inject some interesting flavours into your food!

JD
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food. Can’t fault it at all. For a meat eater I was apprehensive about finding anything that would satisfy me. No worries though, the food was full of flavour, rich and inventive. Left feeling very full And happy. We had to keep checking the menu on our phone to identify some of the flavours! Wow !

EG
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best vegan food I've ever eaten, drove two hours just to eat here and would do it again!

The Allotment Vegan Eatery
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Emma, That's great to hear! Were so happy you enjoyed your time with us, even after the long drive! We would love to see you again :) Many Thanks, Chloe

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KL
London
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing vegan food - can’t wait to try the Christmas tasting menu 😋

The Allotment Vegan Eatery
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Kim, Thank you for taking the time to leave us this review. We're so happy you enjoyed your meal with us! Our festive menu is now live and it is delicious, we hope we see you soon to try it. Many Thanks, Chloe

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A
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really imaginative plant based cuisine, some great flavours.

The Allotment Vegan Eatery
Responded on 1 November 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We're all super happy you enjoyed your time and the food with us. We hope we can see you again soon, maybe to try our new festive menu starting 11th November :) Many Thanks, Chloe

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RF
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t fault this place that I chanced upon & im a fussy bugger.
Calm nice ambience. Food is exciting new innovative vegan dishes & so tasty & delicious. Service great. Price reasonable.

The Allotment Vegan Eatery
Responded on 1 November 2019

Hi Rachel, Thank you for leaving us this lovely review! We love hearing that you enjoyed your experience here with us and we hope we can see you again soon :) Many Thanks, Chloe

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JF
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the Sunday roast 3 course meal and can not fault it. Full of flavour. Staff were friendly and attentive when necessary. We will certainly be making the allotment one of our regulars

The Allotment Vegan Eatery
Responded on 1 November 2019

Hi Julia! That's great to hear you would like to come and visit us again! We look forward to seeing you :) Our festive menu starts on the 11th November and hopefully you enjoy that just as much as the Sunday Roast, it looks so tasty! Many Thanks, Chloe

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MS
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Have posted a good review on Trip Advisor. May be start the Sunday Roast menu before 2.00 to encourage more diners?

The Allotment Vegan Eatery
Responded on 1 November 2019

Hi, We have just seen the trip adviser and your recommendation has been noted, we think that sounds like a good idea too :) Many Thanks, Chloe

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LB
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A really special meal. We tried to go for dinner but couldn’t get a table so went for lunch instead which worked out better as it was lovely and quiet. You might want to warn people to make sure they go to the right place as we went to the Allotment pub first.

The Allotment Vegan Eatery
Responded on 1 November 2019

Hi Laurie, Thank you for taking the time to leave us this review! We're so happy you enjoyed your meal with us. Yes, that happens a lot! We do try and make sure people know where we are when they phone book, but we will look into the best way to communicate this to online bookings too, thanks for your recommendation, its greatly appreciated :) Many Thanks, Chloe

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FH
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautifully presented and tasty vegan food, looking forward to trying the tasting menu next time!

The Allotment Vegan Eatery
Responded on 1 November 2019

Hi Felicity, Thanks for taking the time to leave us this nice review! We're super happy you enjoyed the food with us. We look forward to seeing you again too :) Many Thanks, Chloe

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r
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fab vegan food in a relaxed setting - interesting menu and hope to return

The Allotment Vegan Eatery
Responded on 1 November 2019

Hi Rebecca, We hope to see you return too! And we're so happy you enjoyed the food and time with us :) Many Thanks, Chloe

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R
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Not been to a vegan restaurant before , so it was a great first time experience.Would be vegan 100% if I could take the chef home with me !

EH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing vegan food. Really interesting and tasty. Fully gluten free too.

EB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our first visit since it moved from Stockport, we liked the Stockport location better as it was cosier but the new place is still nice, just bigger. Food is still excellent and service is great :)

IL
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and very friendly staff. The food was really nice, with great flavours and a nice colour pallet. Some more protein sources could be added to the main courses, the tofu side dish was in each case delicious. Some vegetables could be cooked a little longer, but that's a personal taste.

SH
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall2food4service3ambience3

Disappointed, as a vegan of many years I was really looking forward to our visit, however found that the food only looked good. Not sure why so many awards have been won though there are not that many vegan restaurants, sorry I could not have said otherwise.

LM
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our evening, we had the 10 course meal as it was 40% off and every part of it was delicious and the staff were all very knowledgeable about each of the courses. We will be back again for sure

NE
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great vegan food - imaginative and wonderfully presented. Probably not a 5/5 due to it feeling not great value but service was really really good so made up for slightly toppy pricing (in my opinion!)

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Poor, slow, service. Brought mains before starters. Uninventive menu, food lacking in flavour crowded ‘cafe’ like atmosphere. Would be acceptable if priced a quarter of what it is.

C
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent- would highly recommend!

GC
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall4food5service1ambience4

The food at Allotment was absolutely superb. Delightful and will definitely be back.
But the service was terrible, we waited at least 20 minutes to place our order and at least 20/30 mins between all three courses.
We ate all our ordered food in total of about 30 minutes but were in the restaurant from being seated to leaving for over 2.5 hours.

KH
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Third time we have eaten at the Allotment and again a very good experience. New dishes on the menu along with some previous options. All four of us enjoyed the dishes - and the four were one vegan one vegetarian and two omnivores! One suggestion - a wider range of vegan bottled beers would be welcome - especially in 500 ml bottles!

N
London
8 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food on every plate. Our favourites were the banana blossom to start, the jackfruit kofta main and then the cheese board. The staff were friendly & super attentive too.

DC
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent and the services was friendly and attentive.

s
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really yummy food, everything we had was delicious, husband is not vegan and he loved it!

AS
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A revelation. And I'm not a vegan. The mix of flavours and textures in the vegetables was wonderful. And an excellent wine I had never heard of, completed the experience beautifully- well priced too! It is a smart casual restaurant and you can eat there almost anytime of the afternoon or evening. We both loved our dishes.

KA
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I will definitely be revisiting to try out the a la carte menu! The brunch menu was great and highly recommend. Lovely welcoming atmosphere as soon as you walk in the restaurant.

TG
West Sussex
13 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

An interesting concept where we tried the 10 course tasting menu. It was good to try some foods just I would not usually order. There were some dishes that didn’t work but clearly had been creatively thought through.

GH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spotless, comfortable, excellent friendly service. The food was outstanding. Lunch menu, 2 courses and coffee £10. Will be visiting again.

SA
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Terrific plant based food! Shame the Sunday roast wasn't available that day but we very much enjoyed the a la carte menu.

The Allotment Vegan Eatery
Responded on 25 September 2019

Hi Susan, Thanks for leaving us a review! We're so happy you enjoyed our food. Hopefully we can see you again soon on a Sunday and you enjoy it as much as you did the a la carte menu. Many Thanks, Chloe

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SF
London
6 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I chose the Kofta which were very very dense and not something I particularly enjoyed. The menu was nice but not a huge choice. Very low key dining setting, quite casual (we were hugely over dressed) and the service was really friendly and very very helpful.

The Allotment Vegan Eatery
Responded on 25 September 2019

Hi Sophie, Oh No! It's a shame you didnt like your Kofta, they can be very filling. We do try and keep our menu small and change it often, as a casual fine dining restaurant we believe this is the best way to serve the best quality food. We hope wee can see you again soon and hopefully you will enjoy different dish off of our menu! Many Thanks, Chloe

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OT
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice and tasty food

JB
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Wonderful food, even for a meat eater... service was a little slow (only 2 servers) and it got pretty busy on a Friday night.

The Allotment Vegan Eatery
Responded on 25 September 2019

Hi Jon, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review! We're glad you enjoyed your food, and chose to eat at a vegan restaurant if you're not vegan yourself! We do apologise about the slow service, you know how Friday nights can be sometimes. We will take this comment on board and try to ensure we always have enough staff to ensure you have the best experience possible. We hope we can see you again soon! Many Thanks, Chloe

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EL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

DELICIOUS FOOD!!!! It’s so rare to find such amazing food that’s all plant based. And they made me a mocktail off-menu too. Wonderful!

The Allotment Vegan Eatery
Responded on 18 September 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave us this lovely review! We're so happy you enjoyed your experience here with us, we hope we can see you again soon! :) Many Thanks, Chloe

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MH
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved every second and mouthful at The Allotment. The food was outstanding and I’ve never been so stuffed, the flavours, presentation everything was perfect. The staff from the moment we arrived until the second we left were incredible and an absolute credit. We will definitely be back! Thank you for a wonderful evening.

The Allotment Vegan Eatery
Responded on 25 September 2019

Hi Megan, Yay! All the team are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us, it makes us super proud of what we do! We really hope we can see you again soon, and that you enjoy it just as much the second time round :) Thanks for leaving us this lovely review. Kind Regards, Chloe

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