The Allotment Vegan Eatery

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417 Reviews
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£26 to £40
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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 - Fri 12pm - 9pm / Sat 2pm - 9pm / Sun 2pm - 6pm),
5 Course and a 10 Course Tasting Menu (available Mon - Fri 12pm - 7pm / Sat 2pm - 7pm / Sun unavailable).
Brunch Menu (available Sun 10am - 2pm)

We have a cosy dining room with an adjoining bar area also serving quality beers, wines and spirits, and seasonal cocktails.

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.
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VincentC
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Visited this beautiful little place in the city centre.. the inteor is relaxing and modern.
The service and product knowledge was exceptional we vegans like to know every little thing about our food.
Took a none vegan with me and she was blown away by the choice and flavours of the amazing food.

Its very hard to find somewhere where you can relax as a vegan with friends and not made to feel ODD OR FREAKY because of our diet choices.
I can't praise this place enough a lot of thought has gone Into this place to make it the COMPLETE PACKAGE.

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RichardN
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful place to eat. Superb food, lovely atmosphere, great service!

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Clarence
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you - lovely night, excellent food - we will definitely be back.

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CarolineG
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience1

I was really excited about visiting but was massively disappointed. The starter was fine. Sent back the main course twice as it wasn't cooked, the third main was ok. Didn't brave pudding. Staff were very helpful but getting their attention wasn't easy and the place would benefit the owners introducing simple touches getting waiters to go back to a table and ask how the food is or looking around the dining area.

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Caff3twins
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time and great food
The staff were very nice and friendly
We had made a special trip into Manchester to the restaurant and we weren't disappointed
Thank You

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Rebecca
Manchester
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly some of the best food I’ve ever had. Will definitely be returning!!

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TraceyA
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I adore this restaurant! Fantastic staff, lovely atmosphere and amazing small and large plates of delicious food. The only reason I didn't give outstanding for the food was simply as the desserts have been a little disappointing compared to everything else. Wouldn't stop me returning though but would just stick to savoury :-)

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OndrejT
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

dishes defined by their jaw dropping creativity, intriguing presentation and flavour explosion. Unusual cocktails on offer are also worth exploring. Very nice and peaceful environment with helpful, friendly and dedicated service.

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Foodisnice
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Better than expected! Wholesome vegan food 👍 will be back for sure

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DavidM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and really friendly staff, will recommend to friends and will definitely be returning.

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TammyF
Manchester
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant never disappoints.lovely quiet atmosphere for lunch. And every mouthful was delicious. Always hard to choose what to have here. Ended up with the cauliflower wings with that delicious dipping sauce to start, the fish and chips made out of banana blossom for main and apricot cheesecake for sweet, all washed down with an almond milk latte. The best lunch out I have had since I last ate here. Prices are reasonable too and servers are incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. I only visit here a couple of times a year, but that's because I live in Essex. It's a must when I visit Manchester and I always plan a meal at this restaurant during my visit.

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EmmaB
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with fabulous food and super friendly service. Will definitely be back.

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RishnaP
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our meal here. The decor is lovely and unpretentious, the waiters were friendly and attentive and the food was amazing. I had the laksa and the friend had the buddha bowl - both were incredible. The cauliflower starter was to die for.

Couldn't recommend it more.

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TylerT
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, service was great and it was good value for money. Will be returning for sure!

The Allotment Vegan Eatery
Responded on March 2, 2020

Hi Tyler, Thank you for your 5* review. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Many thanks The Allotment

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ErinM
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time dining with you and I will most definitely be back. I ordered the ‘Fish & Chips’ and the Hazelnut Slice. The food was out of this world! I have a lot of intolerances and felt safe eating with you. The staff were very attentive and friendly. Can’t wait to come back!! Thank you for a wonderful dining experience.

The Allotment Vegan Eatery
Responded on March 2, 2020

Hi Erin, Thank you for your very kind 5* review. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Many thanks The Allotment

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HayleyB
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clean tasty healthy food. Perhaps a little on the small side for the cost.

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zara
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Poor service with very average food was very disappointing.

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AliceB
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the 10 course taster meal. Absolutely amazing, one to the best meals we have ever had. We will definitely be going back.

The Allotment Vegan Eatery
Responded on March 2, 2020

Hi Alice, Thank you for your lovely feedback, we look forward to seeing you again soon. Many thanks The Allotment

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Laura
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Tamarind tofu was bland and just 4 small pieces of tofu. Cauliflower wings had a nice flavour but were a bit soggy. Jackfruit tacos were bland, just a mass of tomatoey jackfruit with a tiny portion of guacamole and salsa on the side - could have done with more variety of flavours. The ramen was nice and the tofu in that was lovely. Overall we were a bit disappointed. The service was great though.

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Helen
Manchester
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I'm allergic to nuts and there weren't any desserts without nuts so I couldn't have one. Please can you make at least one dessert nut free as lots of people who come to your restaurant I imagine have allergies. That's why I come... I'm not vegan but I have lots of allergies.

The Allotment Vegan Eatery
Responded on March 2, 2020

Hi Helen, I am so sorry that you were unable to have a dessert on this occasion. I will pass on your feedback to our head chef. Unfortunately, it is quite difficult to make nut free desserts when we are a gluten free, vegan restaurant. However, we will do our best to change this. Many thanks The Allotment

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BevK
Manchester
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely to have vegan and choices. Definitely will visit again when in Manchester.

The Allotment Vegan Eatery
Responded on March 2, 2020

Hi Bev, Thank you for your feedback, we look forward to seeing you again soon. Many thanks The Allotment

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

The food was really disappointing- the service was keen and friendly, but pretty disjointed and not particularly professional.

Change of chef? Lunchtime chef? Don’t know, first visit based on reputation, I wouldn’t come back.

The Allotment Vegan Eatery
Responded on March 2, 2020

Hi, We are really sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your time with us. If you would like to get in touch please do not hesitate to contact the restaurant hello@allotmentvegan.co.uk Many thanks The Allotment

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RebeccaT
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Vegan eatery and a bonus as all gluten free and hadn’t realised. Only had a main because we were so full and couldn’t stay for long. Will be back!

The Allotment Vegan Eatery
Responded on March 2, 2020

Hi Rebecca, Thank you for your feedback. We are trying to push the fact that we are gluten free but many people still don't know it! See you soon The Allotment

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SteveR
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Imaginative menu showcasing what can be done with plant ingredients. All served up with friendly service.

The Allotment Vegan Eatery
Responded on March 2, 2020

Hi Steve, Thank you for your kind words! We look forward to seeing you again. Many thanks The Allotment

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

When The Allotment was based in Stockport, the food was outstanding and the service was excellent.
We have visited The Allotment in Manchester City Centre around 3 or 4 times now. It’s definitely not what it used to be. On previous visits, there were no cocktails available and there were a few items on the menu that were unavailable.

I had high hopes for this visit with them having recently had a menu update and having not visited for a while. When booking a table online, it stated there was only ‘bar seating’ available as the main area was fully booked. I messaged the restaurant and they advised to add a note to our reservation stating that we wanted to be seated in the restaurant and they should be able to accommodate us, which I was really pleased about.

Upon arriving at the restaurant, we were seated quickly, however I did notice that there were plenty of tables available. Definitely not fully booked. It took longer than expected for our order to be taken, approximately 20 minutes. This time there were 5 cocktails to choose from, one of which I ordered and was quite nice. Before ordering our food, we were advised that the fryer had gone down so some menu items would be unavailable. Considering there are quite a few items on the menu that require a fryer, investing in a second fryer would definitely be beneficial, especially as everything my husband wanted to order he could no longer order and was a bit stuck with what to choose.

The food was quite tasty but I wasn’t bowled over. We had to ask for water for the table and we weren’t asked whether we wanted more drinks.

The staff in general just didn’t seem to have much enthusiasm in relation to the food or the restaurant itself, a bit of a let down.

It’s a shame because the venue itself is nice and well located and I really hope this place sticks around as there are not many ‘fine dining’ vegan/vegetarian restaurants in Manchester. The service and food has to improve though.

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CalvinH
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff fantastic food great place to go 5*................,...................

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SarahH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Lovely meal but service was poor. Even though it was not busy it took a while for someone to take the drinks and good order. Was then told certain items were not available even though it was early. That said the food is amazing so would still go back

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VictoriaS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Disappointed. It was not good value for money. Avoid.

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KirscheW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience3

We had booked prior to coming to Manchester as we'd come from London. We were both a bit disappointed as the menu both on the website and in the restaurant hadn't mentioned any sesame seed oil or seed usage with the food. My partner is highly allergic to sesame seeds and we were quite annoyed that we had come all the way from London to not be able to eat most of the things. However, I was happy with my meal but unfortunately for my partner they weren't happy and it wasn't a great first valentines day. I think it would be very helpful to list all allergens on the menu online and in the restaurant so people are aware or have alternative oils to cook the food in. It's a good job we asked as well as no one had asked us!

The Allotment Vegan Eatery
Responded on March 2, 2020

Hi, Thank you for your feedback, we will be taking time to do some further training with our staff with regards to allergies. I apologise as this shouldn't be happening as we do get a lot of people with allergies coming to us as we are vegan and gluten free. Many thanks The Allotment

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

We ate here last year and it was outstanding - amazing food and service that matched - we were really looking forward to our return visit. This year was not great. Everything was average at best.

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JessicaA
Manchester
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience1

I found the restaurant underwhelming following the impression given by the website. Unsure if linked to the fact the restaurant is underground/below street level, the entire place was freezing and the decor very basic/cheap. (Sorry- I really wanted to like it!) Credit to the staff who were super polite and friendly- 5* for them! The food was more street style than I expected and to be honest I struggled to find something that grabbed me on the menu. Albeit my husband demolished all his so kudos to the chef, it might just be my tastebuds. I would say go, for sure; but stick on your comfies (inc a jumper!) and appreciate it’s gonna be tasty, not fancy x

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ElaineP
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely venue. Food was delicious. Not a great choice on desserts. Would have liked to see fresh fruit, but the hazelnut tart was great. We'll go again and my daughter is there tonight!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Service was slow and the food lacked flavour. Glad I tried it, but wouldn't be back in a hurry.

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JessicaS
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience, really attentive and friendly staff and delicious food! Would 10/10 recommend to everyone! Thanks for a great experience

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IvorO
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I always visit this restaurant when I am in Manchester. Great vegan food and good service.

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KimG76
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Loved everything except the chocolate orange ‘cheese’cake. This was my first vegan restaurant trip and I was really impressed - the cauliflower started was fab.

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DaniM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was our first time at a Vegan restaurant. The choice was great. The food arrived quickly . We were eating quite early so it filled up as the time went by. Its a large space which added to the atmosphere. The portion sizes were larger than we had anticipated based on other reviews elsewhere so we slightly over ordered! The only dish that slightly disappointed was the cheesecake. The hazelnut slices easily made up for that! We would go again.

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ParisaE
Manchester
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

There was a few things missing from the menu which is why I didn't give 5 stars as was slightly disappointed re this. Other than that loved it and will be back :)

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MrBailey
London
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing 10/10, the food was exceptional. We had starters, main and desert and each was a delight.

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MatthewC
Manchester
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited for a late dinner, got informed earlier that they were having trouble cooking larger meals so we ordered smaller ones and a few of each. Really enjoyed everything we had especially the salt and pepper tofu.
We will visit again next time we’re in the area.

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The Allotment Vegan Eatery offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0161 478 1331.

The Allotment Vegan Eatery is rated 4.4 stars by 417 OpenTable diners.

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