6 Vernon St | Stockport SK1
Phone: 0161 478 1331
It may come as a surprise to learn that Stockport now boasts serious fine dining credentials – not least because these are in part thanks to a vegan restaurant in the heart of the Old Town.
The Allotment is the vegan (and gluten free) venture from head chef and owner Matthew Nutter, who hopes to revolutionise the concept of plant-based eating with his sleek, flavourful combinations – which since opening have including shiitake and chestnut parfait, Southern spiced cauliflower and a cheeseboard of cultured nut cheese. Showcasing that vegan dining can be something that’s not only tasty, but can also be rich, indulgent and special, these are a far cry from the ubiquitous world of hummus and beanburgers.
Along with a £55 taster menu, which changes regularly to showcase seasonal produce, there’s also an a la carte menu, where main courses hover around the £15 territory and starters and desserts range between £5-£8. With no alcohol license, the restaurant operates on a bring-your-own booze policy, a welcome novelty that'll mean you can afford to return – as you'll without doubt want to.