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Travellers' Choice2023
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All burger & wrap meals now only £9.95 from 12pm-4pm every Monday-Thursday with a choice of house fries or sweet potato fries in restaurant only
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CUISINES
British, Healthy, Contemporary, Gastropub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Sponsored by: Vigour

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. The Best Roast in St Helens
1. The Best Roast in St Helens
"We had the Sunday roast and it was the best roast we have tasted in a long time."
seniors068
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2. Sensational Small Plates
2. Sensational Small Plates
"The short rib onion and lamb dishes were amongst the best I have tasted."
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3. A Diamond In The Rough
3. A Diamond In The Rough
"I read a couple of reviews from local newspapers and had to try it out "
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing food, good value for money. Freshly cooked. I love the mixed greens. I'm Vegetarian, and there is always a good choice. We also had desserts which were gorgeous. Consistently good food & service

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 6 August 2023 via mobile

Great Sunday lunch ! Looking for somewhere new to take the family of 5 for lunch I read a couple of reviews from local newspapers and had to try it out ! Staff where lovely, attentive taking drinks orders, took around 30mins for meal to...arrive which during the meal staff asked if everything was ok 👍 so big tick for staff! Sunday lunch we booked as were informed it does sell out we all had the beef, I’m always wary of beef but this was delicious! It was cut thinly, melted in the mouth, cabbage was so tasty loved the glazed carrots and greens ! 3 empty plates ! They were able to accommodate my child’s request for sausage mash n beans he ate this all himself.. another hit ! Hubby had a burger and said it was great! Not familiar with the area but easy to park outside on double yellows for free on a Sunday. Works out around £15 per head. What a little gem 💎 thanks team vigour for a lovely Sunday lunch see you again !More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After being recommended vigour by an friend, I popped in for lunch. On arrival, I was greeted by a friendly staff member who made me feel welcome. Going through the extensive menu full of delicious delights and delicacies, I opted for shredded pork tortillas and...pork bao bao for starters, and steak (medium rare) and eggs (soft poached.) For mains with a refreshing cola with ice, and a creamy coffee for after. The atmosphere in there is really quite nice. The rustic vibe, of exposed bricks, rot iron fixtures and neon signs gave it plenty of character. While the ability to see into the kitchen gave you a good sense of connection to where the action truly takes place. Their shredded pork tortillas came as a trio with a lovely dip. Being a starter, they were small but flavorful. The bao bao which i can only describe as tortillas but in a softer and thicker wrap with a slightly sweet note to them were lovely, and made for a pleasant new experience. They were quite accommodating when I asked for peppercorn sauce for my steak, and managed to do a flat ironed steak to perfect medium rare. With creamy yolk gently glazing it, every mouthful was a joy. I will also note their coffee was particularly creamy and frothy which I really liked. Now, the one potential down side for some is the prices. While the food I had was lovely, and I don't at all regret going. I will say it's not somewhere you go to eat on a tight budget. You pay for the atmosphere, and the food quality is above many typical cookie cutter restaurants. My meal came to just over £34 drinks included, and while I can't make it a regular, I surely will be making it a spot my son and I go to treat ourselves. I will say that if I had my son with me at the time, I could have split the starters and just added chips to the mains to feed both of us quite happily for not much more. Should you be in a position to go regularly, take advantage of their loyalty scheme and get some tasty perks.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is amazing good food good service extremely nice loved everything I ate all for a good price loved the people that served me a smile all the way

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely by far the best roast dinner ever! Our server Charlotte was wonderful - so friendly and approachable. Highly recommend for food, service and ambience.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best in St Helens. What a great restaurant with delicious food with amazing friendly service. Definitely one to come back to

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is absolutely incredible been coming for years and it just gets better and better (if that’s even possible) best steak Iv ever tasted service is fab the atmosphere is great honestly don’t know how this place hasn’t got a Michelin star! Unreal!!

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Waited a while to try this place and it was definitely worth the wait. The chicken teriyaki noodles with vegetables was so tasty and the buttermilk chicken wrap was packed full of loveliness. H had a made to order breakfast which was perfect. Lastly the...Hurricane cocktail of the week hit the spot. We will be back, in the meantime consider opening in Monton 😍😍More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 14 April 2024 via mobile

This restaurant represents what is wrong with St Helens, it's okay, it's not amazing, the food is okay, the service is okay, it's a pleasant place to eat. We went as a foursome, it screams fast food when you walk in. The process for ordering...is interesting and gives you food for thought. One protein, two sides and a sauce. Nothing over complicated and some main meals to boot. The service is attentive and pleasant and the speed is average. The food when it arrives is okay, it will never set the food world alight and it will never get a decent award, it's okay. The fact tit is rated very highly in St Helens says more about the state of food in St Helens than the quality of what it puts out. I would rate it as a pleasant interlude to an evening more than a good meal. It also cost far more than it should have done. Won't be going back but thanks to the staff who were very pleasant.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 10 April 2024

Attended the amazing vigour again tonight. Such fresh food as always, tonights my husband had the special 16oz steak he said it was one of the best steaks/meals he has had in a very long time...compliments to the chef. What makes vigour stand out is...not only the fresh food but the service Everytime we have been the staff are so professional. The whole team is a credit to the owners.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 10 April 2024 via mobile

We always visit Vigour when in town. The food is always fabulous and the team are great! I've worked my through a lot of the menu now but can't bring myself to not order the mac & cheese 😋. Love that they have Lilt!

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 9 April 2024

Wow! What an amazing restaurant, the food here is unbelievable. Great service with a smile and delicious food, I would highly recommend this place to anyone who wants fresh healthy food. Thanks guys

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 April 2024 via mobile

We have visited 4 times now and the food has always been fantastic. Service is really good, we definitely recommend a visit.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 April 2024

A fabulous first visit. Food and service were excellent, thank you very much. We’d intended visiting here for ages and will be back again soon.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 31 March 2024 via mobile

Group of 4 went for a meal today and the whole experience was amazing! The place was so clean! Staff were so friendly, food was top drawer-fresh and so tasty. They couldn’t do enough for us. They only thing we could ask for is a...bed to lie down as we were so stuffed! 🤣🤣 thank you so much and we will be back again and again 5 star highly recommend xxMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Vigour is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5
  • Atmosphere: 5