Home to the North West's premier food and drink festival and some fabulous restaurants, Bolton is a great destination for lovers of fine cuisine, with options from all over the world. Although the festival attracts most of the attention when people think about the town's gourmet scene, you can find exceptional food any day of the year by checking out Quandoo's selection of Bolton restaurants. So take advantage of what local chefs have to offer, discover new dishes and expand your palate. You never know what could be on the menu.
Bolton's restaurants cook up recipes from across the globe, but some of the most exciting of all are taking inspiration from Great British cuisine. If you've never tried a gourmet cottage pie, now's the time to do so. Local chefs in villages like Worsley are sourcing grass-fed beef and locally-grown carrots and potatoes and mixing them together to make delicious pies and hotpots. At the same time, you'll find classic light desserts like Eton mess or decadent finales like sticky toffee pudding. From the depths of winter to sunny summer afternoons, Bolton's British restaurants are updating old favourites in style.
Seafood is another speciality at some of Bolton's best restaurants. For instance, there are brasseries in Halliwell that serve gorgeous goujons and first-class fish and chips as well as super-healthy salmon fillet. So, if you're getting in shape for a charity half marathon or just trying to lose a little weight, you won't struggle to find excellent eats at Bolton's seafood restaurants. And if you fancy something more exotic, fish curries and Chinese prawns are all on local menus. It may not be a port town, but Bolton's restaurants make it a seafood hotspot.
It's almost obligatory for northern cities to have dazzling Asian food scenes, and Bolton's restaurants don't disappoint in this regard. In fact, the town's Indian eateries are some of the area's gastronomic highlights. Try some Desi cooking which fuses Indian and Chinese styles to great effect, go for some Bengali red snapper or tuck into some fiery lamb karahi. There are Persian eateries as well, which offer beautifully fresh fasl salads and barbecued aubergine dishes - the perfect option for vegetarian gourmands.
What about those special occasions when only some high-quality continental cuisine will do the trick? If you have friends visiting from abroad or you need somewhere for a first date, Bolton's restaurants fit the bill. Head over to nearby Worsley and share a huge platter of antipasti or a bowl of spaghetti with two forks, or make a date in Horwich at one of the North West's best tapas joints. With French and Greek options in the centre of town, too, the whole of Europe is well represented in Quandoo's Bolton restaurants listings.
When all you need is a meat injection, Bolton has restaurants that can do the trick. From gourmet burgers to authentic Greek souvlaki, local chefs work wonders with Lancashire and Cumbria's prime lamb and beef. There are tender, perfectly-aged fillet steaks, roasted Goosnargh duck, beef Tournedos and Cantonese beef and duck dishes, too. In fact, it's a great place for meat lovers, with a wide range of chefs and cuisines on offer. Have a look for yourself by booking Bolton restaurants today via Quandoo.