Known for their cocktails and a brand new plant-based evening dining restaurant downstairs, Alvarium, like many Manchester businesses, have turned to their day time offering to combat the 10pm curfew and other restrictions in place.
The new Lunch Menu by Black Leaf at Alvarium is available now (and every Monday – Saturday from 12-4pm) and the bargain will put a massive grin on your face.
It goes without saying that we were a huge fan of Alvarium daytime food on previous menus before 2020 kicked us all in the face.
One thing that stood out then, and stands tall like a shining glimmering beam of light we all need, is the wedges.
The Chunky Chips come served with chive mayonnaise (vegan – of course) and will set you back just £3.50. They’ve got a perfectly crispy outer but the inside is fluffier than a cloud.
You’ll probably wanna lick the bowl of that mayo too. They are the perfect accompaniment to a frosty pint and will warm you up as you brave the cold to support Manchester’s best independents.
The Chunky Chips are not only available all day now, but they are also available on the brand spanking new lunch deal.
The deal means you can get a sandwich, side and a drink for just £9. What’s more, that includes – House Pilsner, medium house wine or any soft drink of your choice!!
There are two sandwiches to choose from on the current seasonal lunch menu, Salt and Pepper Tofu and Shiitake Sausages.
Each comes served on chunky slices of homemade shallot bread.
The Salt and Pepper Tofu sandwich (£6) sees fried tofu piled high with peppers with that classic salt and pepper flavour. There’s a good drizzle of sriracha mayo too!
The Shiitake Sausage is by far my favourite. I don’t follow a vegan – or even a vegetarian diet – but Alvarium and Black Leaf’s Shiitake Sausages are INCREDIBLE.
They’re not too mushy which some veggies sausages can suffer from, and are absolutely packed to bursting with plenty of flavours.
The sandwich comes served with courgette peperonata and a delicious sweet and spicy curried yoghurt (£6).
The two side options include the famous Chunky Chips I’ve probably already said enough about and a brand new dish, Sweet Potato and Coconut Pakoras (£3.50).
Stuffed with a sweet and gooey middle and that classic crunchy fried casing these are the perfect bitesize spicy mouthful, paired perfectly with the refreshing mint yoghurt.
The lunch deal is available every weekday from 12-4pm. Get involved.
The £9 Lunch Deal
Available Monday – Saturday, 12pm – 4pm
Sandwich, side and drink, £9.