Alvarium & Black Leaf

Alvarium & Black Leaf

Alvarium & Black Leaf

More about Alvarium & Black Leaf

Alvarium is a friendly neighbourhood bar in the Northern Quarter, Manchester. With its garden-themed interior, the bar is bright and colourful with welcoming and attentive staff to accommodate! We serve a fully vegan Brunch Menu (can go bottomless) in the day and then become a late-night cocktail bar! On Sunday's we serve Roasts all day.

Black Leaf is a subterranean restaurant below Alvarium offering plant-based tapas-style small sharing plates. All food is vegan, cruelty-free and sustainable! The menus change seasonally to ensure we are using fresh, locally sourced produce and we run with as low waste as possible.

Key information

Alvarium (the bar) is dog-friendly, however, Black Leaf (the restaurant) has an open kitchen and is small so we cannot accept dogs.

Alvarium: Monday - Thursday 12-11pm ; Friday 12pm-1am ; Saturday 11am-1am ; Sunday 11am-11pm.

Black Leaf: Monday - Saturday 5pm-10pm ; Sundays (Roasts) 1pm-10pm.


Happy Hour!

Alvarium Happy Hour!
Monday-Thursday 4pm-late
Friday 4pm-7pm

2FOR£10 on selected cocktails
£10 bottle of wine
£18 bottle of prosecco
2FOR1 San Miguel
2FOR1 sides

Contact information


Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 07947556275


8 Dorsey Street
M4 1LU
United Kingdom


Wheelchair access: Yes

Wheelchair accessible toilet: Yes

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