Vertigo

4.6
39 reviews
£25 and under
Vegan

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Good Vegetarian Options
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • 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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 39 People Are Saying
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JohnW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Quick, efficient service with lovely food and people.

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CS1990
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
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 :)

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Rossco
Manchester
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 👍

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DanielC
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Olive
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.

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NicoleO
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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LukeB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very impressed by the food, very high quality vegan food

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CAROLEH
Warwickshire
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 .

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LenaP
London
1 review
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.

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MichelleG
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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natassjaS
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.

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vipcamille
London
25 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.

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Paige
London
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!

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Lauren
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..

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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JulieM
Manchester
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!

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CalvinF
Manchester
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 :)

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Adrian
Manchester
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!

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OliviaE
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.

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JudithB
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely meal, great service. Loved the cake!

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Sophiesbirthday18th
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff amazing food will definitely be returning

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familym
Manchester
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!

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LindyN
Manchester
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.

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KarenY
Manchester
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

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BethanyS
Newcastle
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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Manchester
14 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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LindsayR
Jersey
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious vegan food, lovely atmosphere and great friendly staff

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Sambadino
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience2

The vibe is a bit odd, very bare walls and a bit hollow. The food was nice, however both our dishes were incredibly spicy, we both like hot food but this was a bit over the top.

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vipAriaP
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small but delicious dining spot! I had the pre theater dinner which came in at a great price of €15.

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Marleen
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very friendly service and the food was delicious! It was the first time my parents ate vegan and they really loved it!
We arrived at 7.15pm but we were charged for the theatre-menu, we didn’t ask for that or even mentioned it, so that’s very very kind!
Allthough we were told that de small dishes were like starters, it was a lot. Therefore we couldn’t finish the main dish. But we could bring it home so we had a wonderfull breakfast.
It is that I live in Holland, otherwise I would come here every week!

JC
JCart
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was ok. The dal was a bit bland lacking depth of flavour and needed plenty of salt as it wasn’t seasoned enough for me. Same for the rice.

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LaraV
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there last Tuesday, I went worh 3 more friends and we really enjoyed, best oreo cake ever ever. Thank you to the staff for the warm and welcoming service. 10/10 gfree options top!

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FionaK
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely decor and great food to accompany it. Strikes the right chord between healthy and tasty vegan food!

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DelwynW
Cumbria
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was very good, especially the chilli con carne and the Oreo Cake, would definitely return and recommend to friends. The only negative is that the tables are small and closely packed together, but the space in the eating area is at a premium.

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Ellie
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I found this restaurant on the app happy cow. I thought the ambiance of the place was amazing and it had really nice decor. The food was really good! We ordered mac and cheese, cheeseburger, jackfruit chilli and the seitan skewer which all tasted great. The staff were really lovely, I would definitely go there again.

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BethanyS
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, relaxed and cosy vibe. Food was fast but still super fresh and delicious. The staff were lovely, really helpful and friendly. Have been several times before and will definitely be visiting again. Amazing choice of vegan food which is delicious for both vegans and non vegans alike. One of my favourite eateries in Manchester!

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ChristineB
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb decor, greeting, food was amazing. Good value for money, no room left for cake!

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AlanA
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

My wife and I are not vegan, but don't mind doing without meat occasionally. We both deliberately did not go for meat substitute meals but chose what I would call proper vegan meals. I had a vegetable stew which was really nice, my wife went for lentil curry which I had half of as we did a swap of meals half way through. The curry was to hot for my wife and there was a lot of it, probably just a bit too much. We both had starters which were very good. The service was excellent and the staff couldn't have been nicer. Very helpful.

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derekb
Devon
2 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Second visit in a month. Although not vegan (yet) the food is enticing enough to make me change to abandon meat eating. Had the cheeseburger and couldn't tell the burger wasn't meat - it was that good.

Already arranged with my wife and relatives to visit again in 2 weeks.

FAQs

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

Vertigo is rated 4.6 stars by 39 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.