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Retreat Grill, Bar and Restaurant

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319-321 Chorley New Road | 319 - 321 Chorley New Road, BL1 5BP, Bolton BL1 5BP, England
+44 1204 849313
12:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had lunch a few times at retreat. The service is consistently really good, food is served quickly, staff are attentive but not too much, and have gone out of their way to make slight changes to the food that we have ordered to fit in with diets/awkward eaters! The food choices are fairly average bistro food, (we have had sandwiches/ciabattas,... More 

Thank 798lizziej81
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited this restaurant on several occasions for both lunchtime light meals and evening dining .The food is consistently good and we always leave feeling we have had a good experience

Thank Stephen B
Manchester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful Sunday lunch in a lovely restaurant, very helpful professional staff, great service and an excellent tasty meal with choice of roast meat all served piping hot. I would really recommend and have booked again to brake some friends. The prices are very reasonable for good quality food the general menu also looks very good so will give that... More 

Thank Jean M
Bolton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Overpriced with average food, plus points are good service and nice atmosphere. The food could be so much better, the ingredients seem bland and average.

Thank Bezzz2000
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219 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here a couple of week ago and really enjoyed our meal. Steak pie was good and so was the beef kebab. Good price for a lunchtime meal. Service was good however we did notice a few of the staff were rushed off their feet .Will return

Thank grahre
Bolton, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with work colleagues last month our table was ready immediately so no waiting around we were served speedily but not pressured. The place is clean plenty of parking and the staff all knew their jobs and worked well as a team

Thank Sharon S
Westhoughton, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Disappointed totally They really need to sort the food out And the drinks are expensive it's not manchester . You can't get a champagne only cheap plonk . For a second visit and still eating crap food and service . Not forgetting food on the floor were we were seated . And the salt pot on the table sticky .... More 

Thank Ramborambo1964
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47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Been here a few times now and each time it has been spot on. The menu has a great choice and gives you a reason to come back to try something else, from typical English cuisine to homemade pizzas and tasty skewers. Can be worth booking ahead as this place can get busy, even during the week.

Thank big_phil2010
Bolton, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Visited for lunch with a friend. Food was good and varied. Prompt service. Nice interior. Only complaint was it smelt 'musty' when we walked in

Thank Diane M
Bolton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

First time visiting The Retreat. Thought we'd give it a go as Bolton is lacking in good eateries and hoped to find something decent for a bigger family gathering later in the year. I'll get the dislikes out the way first. The main one was the music the choice of which didn't add to the ambience; it was irritating and... More 

Thank Chris C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 319-321 Chorley New Road | 319 - 321 Chorley New Road, BL1 5BP, Bolton BL1 5BP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Bolton
  • Phone Number: +44 1204 849313

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?