Allotment Bar & Restaurant – Northern Quarter, Manchester

Overall Rating – 5/5

Tasty food, faultless service & beautiful surroundings!

£45 for 2 people; 5 small plates, 1 side & 3 pints

Venturing out of Yorkshire for a few days, I had the chance to visit this quirky and beautiful bar & restaurant within the Norther Quarter area of Manchester City Centre. Themed around allotments and the outdoors, this venue specialises in “offering a playful twist on traditional British Cuisine and pride themselves in only using local suppliers which ensures all dishes are seasonal, sustainable and fresh.”

As we dined here pre Foo Fighters concert, we didn’t want to overdo it, which is why the small plates option was perfect for us. We opted for; Olives, Beetroot Hummus, Pork Belly Bites with Crackling, Prawn Curry, Lamb Kofta Dumplings and a side of sweet potato wedges. Washed down with some lovely pilsner lager!

The portions were just right, enough for us both to have a good try of everything, but not too filling! I especially liked the prawn curry that had a kick to it, and the pork belly bites were really good too. The side of sweet potato fried was a decent large portion, and these accompanied everything really well.

I absolutely loved the botanical decor and surroundings, almost as if we were sat in a secret garden surrounded by fairly lights, different shaped gin bottles, and even garden utensils!

The list of gins and cocktails were very appealing, so this is something i’d definitely return to try more of! Cocktails are priced around £8 and there are various Gin Tasting packges available too! Small plates are priced from £4 – £8. There are also a few mains to choose from costing around £14, and some great sounding sharing boards for £15 – £18 between 2 people. To look at the menu in more detail, click here.

I definitely recommend dining and/or drinking here, and I am planning on visiting again next time I am in Manchester.  This place is definitely one to seek out if you like something a bit out of the ordinary for a city centre.

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Jen

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