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Vertigo, Manchester, Manchester

Vertigo

3.9
3.9
51 Reviews
£25 and under
Vegan
Welcome to Vertigo. We are an entirely Plant Based Eatery based at 18 Cross Street, Manchester (Royal Exchange) & offer Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner as well as Coffee, Cakes, Wines & Beers to enjoy inside or out. Take a look.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Vegan

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Mon–Sat 17:00–21:00

  • Phone number

    0161 834 1879

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

What 51 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 3.6Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. d

    davids

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 April 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    It's closed with repossession notice on the door April 26 2022
  2. AF

    AdamF

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Was not open. Why is it still possible to book given that it is closed! We wasted our time and struggled to find anywhere else to eat that wasn't booked.
  3. T

    Terrible

    Manchester

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Booked restaurant for daughters 16 birthday. Travelled into Manchester from Buxton. On arrival restaurant closed, scrappy note on door saying not open today. Completely wasted journey that could have been avoided by contacting customers with bookings. Ruined my daughters birthday celebrations. Total disregard for customers. Will we book again NO. Will we be sharing our negative views of this restaurant business ABSOLUTELY YES
  4. J

    Jakw

    Nottingham

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Was closed looked like it had been for weeks. Very disappointing
  5. JM

    JulieM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    Food not as good as expected, also lots of small flies hanging round in the toilet and whilst we were eating. Very annoying
  6. J

    Joma

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 January 2022

    overall1food4service3ambience1
    Booked into Vertigo Cross Street for my birthday as the First Street branch (which we love) was full, but was really disappointed. The food and the service were ok, but the environment was horrible. As soon as we walked in we were hit by the smoky air and burning smell, which didn't dissipate the whole time we were there and ended making our eyes sting after a while. There were loads of little flies buzzing around us the whole time, and the toilet was filthy. The staff were friendly and obviously working really hard, but it felt a bit chaotic and I got the impression they were quite junior and there was no one supervising. The place could really do with a good clean and some ventilation - especially during a pandemic. Won't be going back to this branch.
  7. MR

    MargaretR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Three of us, all vegetarian so fine with vegan, planned a meal here before going to the Royal Exchange ( very convenient location for this). Service, food and ambience all good. We had all eaten there before so knew what to expect. It's also reasonably priced so has probably become our favourite for the nowadays (sadly) rare excursions into Manchester.
  8. W

    Will

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    The restaurant was cold and covered in leaves as they couldn’t close the doors so it wasn’t a comfortable environment. The food was average as was the service.
  9. AT

    AnnaT

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was wonderful! I have ordered takeaway from here before and I knew that the portions would be big so I ordered two small plates. My Mum got a small and a big but she couldn't finish it all, even though it was delicious. Neither of us are vegans. The restaurant was very quiet (this was dinner on a Friday night) and everything felt very relaxed. The music was nice but not too loud so we could have a proper catch up and the staff were very friendly but gave us lots of space. I will definitely go again!
  10. L

    Loui

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 November 2021

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    The service was a bit too relaxed and the table was too small. But the food and drinks were tasty.
  11. JW

    JohnW

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Perfect place for a pre theatre vegan supper. Friendly and welcoming.
  12. IJ

    IwanJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely atmosphere, great food. Worth going for the 5pm onwards deal.
  13. JW

    JohnW

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 8 October 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Quick, efficient service with lovely food and people.
  14. CS

    CS1990

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 October 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    When we arrived we were told that two of the main items were missing off the menu. The dishwasher was broken and they asked us if we wanted plates. Said yes but they weren’t happy about it for some reason (probably because they would have to wash up by hand) and still served us with takeaway boxes! Real shame as we were there for a sit down meal. There were flies buzzing around our heads the whole time and the music was really bad. Food was cold and bland. Too much coriander so it tasted like soap. All in all a bad experience and our server (whose name began with M) had a lot of attitude and didn’t ask us how it was and wasn’t bothered when we complained about the things above, just ignored us and walked off. A long way to go for it to become a desirable place to have an evening meal.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely staff and lovely food! What more could you ask for. Everything they make is fresh and delicious. Reasonably priced too. Can’t wait to come back :)
  16. R

    Rossco

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We thoroughly enjoyed our time at vertigo. The food was delicious and the staff were fantastic and very friendly. Would highly recommend 👍
  17. DC

    DanielC

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food!, I would recommend visiting for some awesome vegan experiences.
  18. O

    Olive

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2021

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Very disappointing. I went before the pandemic and the food was great especially the starters. Went back with my partner in 2021 and it was dreadful. The starters tasted like they were cooked yesterday, completely flavourless. The chilli main was average but the Dahl main was just odd. They garnished it with basil and tzatziki, not a good combination. The table sizes in the Cross Street restaurant were far too small to eat comfortable, the only decent size table in there was occupied by the manager doing the weekly order. I told the waitress we were pretty disappointed and she just shrugged. Wouldn’t go again which is a shame as I like to support vegan restaurants.
  19. NO

    NicoleO

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Stunning food. Man cheese, hoi sin bun, falafel bowel were delicious
  20. LB

    LukeB

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very impressed by the food, very high quality vegan food
  21. CA

    CAROLEH

    Warwickshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and friendly service prompt we went pre theatre so needed to eat quite quickly. Loved the Falafels and turmeric latte .
  22. LP

    LenaP

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service was really good. Only negative was that the tables were very small so not good if you just wanted to try a few small dishes. Would definitely recommend a visit to the place.
  23. MG

    MichelleG

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food and friendly staff, cakes are so yummy. :-)
  24. S

    natassjaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I would definitely recommend Vertigo! I had an evening meal there, dining in. The staff were lovely and attentive, and the food was really good.
  25. c

    camille

    London

    29 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 7 July 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Booked a table for 2 at 5pm. Really friendly staff but could be more attentive. There was only one other diner there but the service wasn't great. We had to constantly ask for everything - sometimes twice. Felt the cauliflower starter was overpriced but as we went for the set menu, that evened out. I wouldn't rush back but it was pleasant enough.
  26. P

    Paige

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here for an early dinner and was not disappointed. Everything seemed to flow at such a lovely pace without anything coming across rushed. Cauliflower & Bao Buns were amazing starters, after we had the burger and chilli which again, was amazing! We were quite full at the end so we shared their signature biscoff cake to finish with and wow, what a finish to the meal! Staff were really attentive and welcoming!
  27. L

    Lauren

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a lovely place! It's right in the centre of Manchester and a cool little hot spot of plant based goodness. We did the early evening dining offer which was a small plate, a large plate and a glass of wine for £17 per person which was so good. We had the bao buns, daal and cheeseburger which were all delicious. Definitely going to book again and maybe even come back for some of that cake and coffee tomorrow..
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 October 2020

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Very dirty place, had to ask for our drinks several times and there was only 1 other couple in there so it wasn’t busy. The small plates were nice but the microwave curry served to me was horrible and the rice was uncooked, I asked for 2 other things on the menu which they said they had ran out of before I had to ask for this curry which I never actually wanted. Staff leant on the counters on there phones whilst I had asked for my drinks on more than one occasion and still not received them. The vertigo restaurant in salford I had an amazing experience in and will definitely return the one in town was terrible and I couldn’t believe how dirty it was.
  29. JM

    JulieM

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 September 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic, overall I would give it a 10/10. Customer service was very good, with staff being so helpful and friendly. Highly recommend!
  30. CF

    CalvinF

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 March 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visited on Friday 13th March. I ordered a hot chocolate with the mac and cheese to start and the Cheezeburger with sweet potato salad as my main. Such tasty food, by far the best burger I've ever eaten and fantastic, friendly staff too. My girlfriend had the same main with the chicken satay starter and we both loved our first trip to Vertigo. Will most definitely be returning very soon and will be telling everyone how good it was :)
  31. A

    Adrian

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had a lovely dinner on Monday evening as a couple. The food, atmosphere and staff was amazing. Would highly recommend Vertigo and will definitely go back soon!
  32. OE

    OliviaE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2020

    overall5food4service4ambience3
    Food was delicious and well-priced (especially the peanut butter dhal! A flavour combination I'd never have thought of but am deffo glad these folks did!) Dessert was also incredible - a toffee-apple sponge bake - and staff neatly wrapped it for me, warmed and with a scoop of ice-cream to take away as I was on a tight schedule. Location is conveniently close to the Royal Exchange, so Vertigo makes an ideal pre-theatre dinner option. They even have a pre-theatre menu! The only drawbacks in my opinion were the loos (all the way downstairs secluded in the basement, which would make them hard to access for mobility-impaired individuals) and the small space, which meant tables were crammed very close together and there wasn't much room for multiple dishes on each table.
  33. JB

    JudithB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really lovely meal, great service. Loved the cake!
  34. S

    Sophiesbirthday18th

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing staff amazing food will definitely be returning
  35. f

    familym

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 January 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Have already recommended Vertigo to friends - value and quality was excellent. Mushroom pie - to be vegan and gf and delicious was awesome Went back for brunch the next day!
  36. LN

    LindyN

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 January 2020

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    It was late but the place was full and that meant a bit of a wait. The food was fine, although the mushroom pie I had was a bit dry pastry wise. The hoummus and bread looked good and my starter of cauliflower wings was nice and hot. Shame padron peppers weren't on the menu that night though.
  37. KY

    KarenY

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 December 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    small but really interesting and good food (I am not a veggie.) Staff are lovely and great value for money
  38. BS

    BethanyS

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really lovely place with great service and friendly staff. I've been here for breakfast, lunch and dinner many times and will be going many more. Great place to chat as it isn't too loud and the food is amazing!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 23 November 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really tasty and nutritious food. Well priced. Would highly recommend for brunch or a casual dinner.
  40. LR

    LindsayR

    Jersey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 November 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious vegan food, lovely atmosphere and great friendly staff

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Vertigo does offer delivery in partnership with Just Eat. Vertigo also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0161 834 1879.

Vertigo is rated 3.9 stars by 51 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Area

    Manchester

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Mon–Sat 17:00–21:00

  • Cuisines

    Vegan

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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