The Allotment

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6 Vernon St, Stockport, England, SK1 1TY

Casual fine dining opened Aug 2016. Offers vegan plant-based food with 7 or 10 course taster menus, which change frequently (see website). Set 3 course roast on Sun. Bar is fully vegan with organic wines, local craft beer, gin and tonics, house-made cordials and freshly squeezed juice. Reserve by phone or email: hello@allotmentvegan.co.uk Open Thu-Sat 7:00pm-11:00pm, Sun 12:00pm-4:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, Beer/Wine, British, European, Gluten-free

20 Reviews

First Review by cabbagepatchkid

Great fine dining - Edit

Been a couple of times, once for Sunday lunch which was amazing for £25. Had the 10 course tasting menu the other time, amazing food all round and good value for the amount of work and creativity that goes into the dishes.

Pros: Creative food at it's best.

Cons: None

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wanted to this place but left feeling disappointed! - Edit

I really wanted to love this place. I really did! But I did end up leaving hungry and slightly disappointed. We went for my 30th and opted for the 10 course tasting menu. I found it to be fairly hit or miss, with some courses showing real creativity and others lacking the finesse that I was hoping to see, or were just let down by taste combinations that were absolutely bizarre and simply didn’t work. I’ve eaten in plenty of Michelin starred restaurants over the years so not entirely unfamiliar with unusual combinations but a few of the courses here just did not work for me. Staff were sweet and friendly, although the restaurant itself was so cold I ended up putting my jacket on part way though!

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Vegan taster delights, fine dining - Edit

Finally managed to try this delight! Saw it on happy cow and have wanted to try it for ages.

There was a group of 8 of us, half got 10 courses for £55, and the others got 7 courses for £40. There was a drinks menu to match each course for £25 but a lot of us were driving so we didn’t try this. Various wines, hot drinks and soft drinks were also available.

The table water was flavoured with cucumber and mint, really nice combination. I’ll be trying it at home!

Each course tantalised my taste buds in different ways, combinations of hot and cold, sweet and savoury and an array of different flavours and textures. Definitely what I’d describe as ‘posh’ food, and it’s an experience worth trying.

The courses were beautifully presented, small and spaced out. We arrived at 7pm and left after 11pm! In hindsight I would’ve gone earlier, we were all quite tired by the end plus a lot of us travelled a fair distance.

It wasn’t completely filling compared to other experiences dining out but I suppose that’s ‘fine dining’.

There was no parking at the venue, they advised to park at the Churchgate car park - 3 minutes walk away, free after 6pm.

Inside there was a relaxed ambience, candles on the tables. The decor was light and warm. The chefs could be seen behind the counter working up the delicious dishes. The service was great and all meals arrived at the same time. They were accommodating and allowed us to rearrange the tables so that we could all sit together.

I would come here again, perhaps for a special occasion and when the menu has changed.

If you’re looking for an alternative dining experience, then try it out!

Pros: Fully vegan , Great service , Delicious food

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the place to go for a special meal - Edit

Great for special occasions, food is so delicious and beautifully presented that they even made me enjoy vegetables I normally hate!

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Fine vegan dining - Edit

We travelled from the West Midlands and booked an overnight hotel just in order to try this gastronomic experience and it did not disappoint.

A modest space in a modest town, this modernist and progressive restaurant redefines what a vegan restaurant can be. It is all about the food, offering a delightful and surprising experience with each dish from a set menu of 7 or 10 dishes passionately and painstakingly prepared by by the chef and owner who has honed his skill in France and Rosette starred restaurants.

As unpretentious as fine dining can be in a welcoming, friendly and diverse environment it offers a evening’s glimpse into how a better future may taste.

I urge you to try it.

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Go out of your way to get here - Edit

The food changes frequently so I can't tell you what to get, but all of my dishes were wonderful. Perhaps the cauliflower buffalo wings are a regular feature so I can tell you for sure to get those – but save room for dessert. Delightful local craft beer on offer as well. Get here.

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always 5* - Edit

Probably some of the best vegan food I've EVER eaten. Get the tasting menu and you'll be blown away.

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Delicious - Edit

Took my 72yr old mother for their 3 course Saturday set lunch menu today. It was delightful. Beautiful tasty food, smiley helpful staff, in a lovely setting. And very reasonably priced. I will definitely be making another visit there soon.

Pros: Excellent food, Great value, Lovely staff

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You have to visit - Edit

There are no words that can adequately give justice to this fine dining experience. In fact, the only way to describe the food is by multiplying every yummy noise ever by ten and putting on constant replay. We have visited on a umber if occasions. I am vegan, my husband is not, but equally enjoys all of the food. Seriously, you need to try this place. You will not be disappointed. The service is excellent, too. Oh, try their homemade cordials!

Pros: All vegan, Gluten free, Great price for fine dining

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Culinary Genius - Edit

Exquisite vegan gourmet. Definitely worth a try. I look forward to returning.

Pros: top notch vegan

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Excellent vegan fine dining - Edit

This is the restaurant to take friends or family to if you want to impress them with vegan foodie fine dining. The food is immaculately presented with incredible flavours. I meant to take photos but kept tucking in too quickly!

Pros: Amazing food, Good atmosphere, Really good value for money for exceptional food

Cons: Not open every day of the week!

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Very Creative, fun, and delicous food - Edit

The food was excellent, between us we ordered one of everything (including sides) and it was all delicious. The prestarter/premain/predessert were unexpected bonuses, and each was unusual and delightful.

Pros: Food was very creative, Complimentary Pre-Meal dishes, All vegan

Cons: ???

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incredible fine dining - Edit

we had the 10 course taster menu, everything was incredible can't say anything bad about it! All the food was amazing and the cheeseboard at the end was like nothing over ever had before! Can't wait to go back again!

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Vegan Creative Fine Dining - Loved It - Edit

The Allotment is the brainchild of plant based chef Matthew Nutter. There is a choice of a Tasting Menu priced at £55 per person or A La Carte with 3 choices for each course, with optional side dishes.

The Allotment is not licensed, so have a BYO policy and a small corkage charge of £5 per table. We were given a small amuse bouche of pickled onions in a very light batter with beetroot gel, it was delicious.

My starter was apple and sage, crispy parsnip and roasted celeriac, a refreshing starter, beautiful presentation and maybe my taste buds were playing games, but I got the warmth of wasabi.
My OH chose the fennel, pear and avocado tartare, a delicate tasty dish.

I then had chilli chocolate and aubergine served with cornbread and sour cream. I've always been sceptical of chocolate in a savoury dish, its a fine line that can be easily crossed, this was spot on. Cornbread can be stodgy and heavy, but this was so light and just the job for mopping up the chocolate sauce. The aubergine was hickory smoked and the components of the dish all complimented each other so well.

My husband chose the cheese and onion mains of roasted garlic cashew cheese, which he thought was a relevation, complimented by confit shallots and creamy mash, it was his highlight dish of the evening. We shared cauliflower hot wings, with pickled scotch bonnet chillies, a knock out dish, with a crisp batter and a spicy kick from the chillies.

We were then served pre-dessert, a palate cleansing lemongrass sorbet with coconut sugar and edible flower. Puddings were Spanish Turkish delight for me and lemon cheesecake for OH. I loved the textures of chocolate coated honeycomb, blood orange jelly, citrus sorbet. Orange and chocolate is a classic combination, think Terry's chocolate orange on a plate, it was heaven. My husband had lemon and Yuzu cheesecake, with star anise pear and chilli crumble, served deconstructed, and was his least favourite dish of his meal, but he wolfed it down nevertheless.

Service was friendly and efficient, from the young front of house team, and when asked about the demographic of their customers, we were told only about 40% of diners were vegan or vegetarian.

I would love to revisit and try their Sunday vegan roast at some point, but as a vegan of thirty years, seeing somewhere like The Allotment, is a dream come true for me.

Pros: Fine Dining Vegan Food, 100% plant based

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Impressive, Creative Food - Edit

I was so looking forward to visiting The Allotment, and it really didn't disappoint. It's quite different from other places in Manchester's vegan scene because it's all-vegan fine dining. The dishes are really creative and beautifully presented, and they taste as good as they look. The menu is so exciting and tempting that it's difficult to choose what to order.
For starters, I had the apple&sage and my partner had the winter garden. Both had really food flavours, though general consensus was that mine was better. The mains were equally good: taste of the sea and cheese and onion. And for dessert the lemon cheesecake and black sesame panna cotta were both excellent. Usually after this kind of meal you don't expect to feel full, but we were actually very well fed.
The restaurant has a really nice atmosphere, and service was really friendly too - we enjoyed it so much.
Of course, it's a little expensive, but I think it's good value for money when you have a special occasion.

Pros: Delicious food, Excellent service

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Fine dining at chain restaurant prices - Edit

We went to The Allotment for my daughters birthday and had the Sunday dinner which was £25 for 3 courses. The staff are lovely and welcoming and very polite. The food was amazing! You get hummus and veg sticks while you wait for your starter, but because its the allotment it was pumpkin hummus and beetroot sticks and it was yummy. Starter was soup of the day which was cococnut and ginger and perfectly seasoned, warm and perfect portion size. For main we had the aubergine roast dinner. I have to say I am not a fan of aubergine and The Allotment hasnt changed my view, but the rest of the meal was amazing, the best gravy I have ever eaten! My daughter didnt want the roast dinner so she chose courgette cannelloni which came with hummus and pesto and she adored it! She couldnt finish it all (she has a long term illness and small appetite) but this was no reflection on the cooking. The server came and spoke to her to check that she was satisfied with the dish because she left so much, which was very nice. Before dessert we had pre-dessert of strawberry and coconut cream which was very nice. My daughter had carrot cake dessert and tried desperately t finish it all, but was once again defeated. I had the brownie with sweet potato icecream. It was to die for! So chocolately and rich and that icecream! Who knew you could do such things with sweet potato?! Wonderful! We will be back.

Pros: Tasty food, Lovely staff, Good value

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spectacular food - Edit

Definitely my favourite vegan restaurant in Manchester. The food is fantastic. I love the taster menus. Any foodie will love this restaurant, vegan or not.

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Yummy! - Edit

Exceptional food, a real treat to find such lovely food close to home.

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First class gourmet vegan food - Edit

The Allotment is one of a kind in the Greater Manchester area. Superb, fine dining vegan food created by a very talented chef who has worked very hard to make this restaurant happen and provide a new offering for vegans and 'foodies' in the region. Do come if you appreciate creative, gourmet food, that is about the experience, flavour, and attention to presentation and detail, and you're happy to pay for that. Don't come if a Wetherspoons 2 for 1 meal deal is your idea of splashing out on dinner. Personally, I think this restaurant is one of the greats.

Pros: Incredible food, Gourmet experience , Accessible location

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Stunning Vegan Sunday Dinner - Edit

My Husband and I have just returned from the most sumptuous 3 course Sunday dinner at The Allotment, Stockports new gem. The service was fantastic and always with a smile, whilst the restaurant itself is smartly decorated with a touch of homeliness about it. The entire meal was flawless and delicious. I could have happily swam in a pool of the mushroom soup, it was ridiculously good. Also, sweet potato custard is a revelation and one I will be eternally thankful to you for! I've struggled to eat out in Stockport for as long as I can remember and I can't express the sheer happiness I felt sitting there today in a busy, bustling, fully vegan restaurant in a town where I've always felt like the odd one out. Gone are the days of trekking to Didsbury or Manchester, this is where you will always find me from now on :)

Updated from previous review on 2016-10-02

Pros: Service with a smile, Top quality food, Ambience

Cons: None

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