The Allotment Vegan Eatery

Award-winning plant-focused food in a lush environment befitting Manchester’s Cathedral Gardens.

The Allotment Vegan Eatery
1-3 Cathedral Gates, Manchester M3 1SW
0161 243 1419

Monday: 11-11pm
Tuesday: 11-11pm
Wednesday: 11-11pm
Thursday: 11-11pm
Friday: 11-11pm
Saturday: 11-11pm
Sunday: 11-8pm

It’s obvious by now that we love Manchester, from Oxford Street to the most remote outlying villages. The city centre can feel like a concrete jungle at times, though, which is why we’re particularly fond of the area around the cathedral in the city centre, and The Allotment Vegan Eatery. An all-vegan restaurant that’s picked up multiple awards since opening, it ranks in lists of the world’s top plant-based eateries and is regularly picked out as the best in northern England. Praise from press and public alike always mentions the seasonal approach, menu changing to suit the time of year and availability of ingredients. Then there’s the aesthetics, transporting customers from the streets outside into a tranquil oasis of greenery. 

Once you’ve stepped into this world of plants and wood it’s time to think about food. Options are constantly evolving, but you’ll find two things at the core of the offering – innovative small plates and exceptional large plates. Satay Skewers with tofu, mango and coriander, soy and pea Plantballs, King Oyster Mushroom Scallops and Truffle & Cauliflower Wings reflect the more modestly proportioned dishes. Going larger will get you Salt & Pepper Tofu Laksa, an incredible Banh Mi (with pickled carrots and Asian salad), and Jackfruit Tacos The list could go on. Those looking to share can also opt for a similarly inspired platter.

A set menu, with three courses at a fixed price, is available at all times of the day, which includes the lush vegan desserts, some of which are gluten free. Food aside, The Allotment Vegan Eatery is also well known for great cocktails and mocktails, with drinks every bit as individual as the bites. Zeppelin, with gin, maraschino, creme de violette, lemon and lavender, is just one example. Wines by the glass and bottle keep standards just as high, with varieties flying the flag for Europe, including some less common producing nations, such as Austria. Don’t take our word for all this though — online reviews tell you everything there is to know.