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5.4 /6 Excellent 72 Reviews

Nick's Restaurant

Halliwell European, British ££ +100

About Nick's Restaurant

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Bringing a touch of culinary flair to the Halliwell neighbourhood of Bolton, at Nick’s Restaurant on Chorley Old Road even the most discerning of the Greater Manchester’s gourmands will be delighted with the cuisine on offer. Serving a mix of classic British dishes as well as some international ones, this restaurant has become a fixture in Bolton since it opened back in 2001. One the area’s most loved eateries, booking a table at Nick’s Restaurant advance is recommended!

Opening Hours

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday 17:30 - 23:00
  • Thursday 17:30 - 23:00
  • Friday 17:30 - 23:00
  • Saturday 17:30 - 23:00
  • Sunday 17:30 - 23:00
Nick's Restaurant, 162 Chorley Old Road, BL13BA Bolton

Further Information

A firm favourite amongst Bolton foodies, Nick’s Restaurant attracts crowds from all over Greater Manchester to Halliwell with their gourmet offerings and inside this restaurant a cosy and intimate ambience is created with traditional decor. Crafting each dish from the finest, locally-sourced ingredients, on the menu you’ll find both British and international dishes. Starters include smoked haddock in a light batter served with chilli marmalade, chicken livers in marsala wine and a warm goats cheese salad.

Move on to one of the meat or seafood dishes, like the prime Scotch fillet steak with grilled tomato and fried mushrooms, roast crispy Goosnargh duck in a tangy orange sauce or the Catalonian hake with peppers, tomatoes, chorizo, capers and white wine. A vegetarian menu is also available on request. For some fine dining in an unpretentious setting in Bolton, head to Nick’s Restaurant on Halliwell’s stretch of Chorley Old Road. Drawing in diners from all over the area after the delectable cuisine on offer, it is a popular choice, so make a reservation to avoid disappointment!


72 Reviews

5.4 /6 Excellent 72 Reviews
Noise: quiet
Quality/Price: cheap
Atmosphere: excellent
Service: extraordinary
Food: heavenly
Waiting Time: no waiting time
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1 review so far 6
31.01.2017 16:31

Very romantic setting and the food was amazing love this place will definitely be returning. The staff are lovely and you can definitely tell they love what they do.

1 review so far 6
24.12.2016 09:48

Great night, fantastic foodstaff frindly. Would recomend to anyone. Head waiter gave some valuble suggestions. The best fillet steak i have had. Extensive specials board

1 review so far 6
19.12.2016 07:55

Don’t judge a book by its cover- I had not dined at Nicks before. It was recommended to me and I booked as a treat for my husband. On arriving we were a little dubious- however once inside a warm and cosy atmosphere and the food was really delicious. Would highly recommend- I will be going back.

1 review so far 6
15.12.2016 20:15

Brilliant food and service as always, love the huge range of specials which changes every time. Been a few times before and will keep going back.

1 review so far 6
10.03.2016 17:32

We were a bit anxious approaching the restaurant - the frontage isn't very impressive and the area isn't very "up-scale". However, our worries vanished on entering. The décor and staff were both very welcoming,. For example, when they saw that we had an elderly lady with us, they immediately asked if we wold prefer a ground-floor table (our reservation had been booked for the first floor). Even though they were very busy - it was Mother's Day - we never felt rushed, and the staff seemed happy to take time with us. We were equally impressed by the quality of the food. The portion sizes were just right, and the food was hot and very well cooked to our requirements. We will definitely be going back.

1 review so far 5
12.09.2016 06:36

We have been dining at Nick's for over 20 years; the food is of good quality and the market menu offers good value for mone. The A La Carte is more upmarket providing an array of choices for a special occasion but this can can be quite expensive. The service is generally good but sometimes when the restaurant is busy this can be affected. With the excellent Maitre D having left a few months ago, Nick's doesn't yet seem to have regained the organised and efficient manner in which the floor is managed which is unfortunate as it all adds to what is usually a lovely dining experience.

1 review so far 6
20.02.2016 21:56

Wow!! Absolutely gorgeous meal. Perfect valentines meal. Lovely ambience and atmosphere. I had garlic mushrooms for starters and they were delicious. For my main I had lamb shank in a mint and red wine sauce, again so tasty - divine!! I finished off with a Baileys ice cream Sunday; very nice but wish I'd gone for the ferro rochea cheese cake, like my husband. It was our first time at Nicks but definitely not our last! We loved it.

1 review so far 6
06.08.2016 09:13

My brother is over from Australia and we wanted to take him somewhere special. I had heard so many good reports about Nick's from friends and family so decided to try it. We weren't disappointed- it certainly lived up to its reputation. The steaks and lobster were cooked to perfection as were the vegetables. Excellent service too - the staff were extremely attentive and professional but also very 'smiley'! A great evening - will definitely return and recommend.

1 review so far 5
12.08.2016 09:01

Generally a great dining experience with excellent food. There were a couple of niggles. Tables are crammed into the room on the ground floor. The specials board was not viewable from our table without standing up and was so extensive that one would have had to stand for several minutes alongside other tables to take in all the offerings. Wait staff were so busy that it was impossible to get their attention on occasions and I had to get up and go to the desk to pay my bill as a result.

1 review so far 6
25.06.2016 10:55

It was our wedding anniversary 53rd The food was excellent with our favourite dish on the menu Lobster Thermadore so we had to have it. The first time we had this was on a ship in the French restaurant and Nicks bettered that. Everything was great food and service. The restaurant was busy but we did not feel neglected in any way. Very good night thank you Nick

1 review so far 6
24.04.2016 23:48

It's surprising how much space there is once you enter! We were seated upstairs, which I liked, as it was light and airy. We had the market menu, since the price is reasonable for this and early evening suits us. The food was good, the service friendly, courteous and efficient, and I would recommend this place.

1 review so far 6
16.04.2016 11:25

The problem with Nicks is that it was too good! Wanted to go for a long long time and we weren't disappointed, amazing food, amazing and attentive staff but not in 'in your face'. Will most certainly be going again and I would highly recommend if you are reading this review you do too!

1 review so far 6
10.05.2016 21:43

The Restraunt is tucked away in a row of shops. Inside it is cozy and warm. The staff are very attentive and couldn't do enough for us.The food is out of this world and very reasonably priced.The chef is world class. A great night out. Definitely going again!!!

1 review so far 6
24.09.2016 11:10

small cosy intermit restaurant first impression's met by staff straight away and was taken to are table we were looked after from start to finish. The food was of the height's quality and cooked to perfection by the chef. last but not least classiness was superb.

1 review so far 6
14.10.2016 18:45

Nick's is quite simply an experience to be savoured - the food is wonderful, & there is any amount to choose from on the very extensive menu - & the staff are just so very pleasant & efficient. Definitely one of Bolton's better eating out experiences.

1 review so far 6
13.03.2016 20:11

Great food in a very friendly and efficiently run restaurant. The menu offers many very tasty treats.; all expertly cooked. The beer is very good and the wines are very tasty and reasonably priced. We will be back to Nick's soon I am very sure.

4 reviews so far 5
12.06.2016 21:46

This was the second time I have eaten here and there will most definitely be a third. Wonderful, cosy atmosphere, lovely, warm friendly staff and surely the best food in the area. I took my family along this time so that they could enjoy the experience too and they all enjoyed it immensely.

1 review so far 6
24.09.2016 07:12

Excellent food with very good size portions even though we had the early bird market menu. Staff were friendly and ready to help. My wife asked if the meal could be changed slightly from the menu and they were happy to to do this.

2 reviews so far 5
27.03.2016 18:31

first time visitors. Market Menu offered a good selection of starters, mains and desserts at a reasonable price. Food was excellent. Drinks costs glass of wine, lager and a soft drink seemed to be expensive though. Good to support a 'local' restaurant - would have no hesitation in recommending this.

1 review so far 5
28.07.2016 08:51

Enjoyed the food & service. Family loved it and we would definitely go there again.the food menu was a little restricted but the specials on the board made up. The prices a a little on the high side but you get what you pay for these days.

2 reviews so far 6
05.03.2016 07:58

Been to Nicks several times it really is a hidden gem. Six of us dined last night and everyone's food without exception was amazing! The fish dishes especially are excellent! Quite cramped for space so book early

3 reviews so far 6
31.07.2016 21:22

Excellent food and service definitely recommend. I ordered rare beef and the chef came out to check I was happy with my food as it may not have been to my liking. Can't wait to go again.

1 review so far 5
02.10.2016 08:58

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner , the food came in good time , it was hot and the quality of food was well worth the money . The staff were friendly and courteous. A thoroughly enjoyable evening that I would repeat .

2 reviews so far 6
31.01.2016 19:11

Amazing!!! Great food, great staff. Would recommend to everyone! The food is the best we have ever had, the service was impeccable, service was fast and very personal. This place is definitely worth a visit!

1 review so far 5
18.06.2016 11:03

Book well in advance to get reservation. Really nice atmosphere and the meal was very nice. Save room for dessert! They were fabulous... Nick came out to say hello to the guests at the end of the night. Great guy.

1 review so far 6
01.04.2016 07:24

Fantastic food, service and liked that Nick came out of the kitchen at the end of the night to come around the tables and ask if everything was OK, a nice personal touch

1 review so far 5
24.12.2016 16:53

Food was excellent, as was the service. The only distraction was being reasonably close to the door which was cold and there being larger parties. We were a table for two. It won't put me off going again though.

1 review so far 5
15.02.2016 10:25

Great food and service as always. Would have liked to keep the table a while longer though and there was a cold draught coming from the front door opening and closing a lot. Would recommend an upstairs table.

1 review so far 6
26.08.2016 07:40

Great food, great service and great atmosphere. We will definitely be returning. We both had the steak and they were cooked to perfection. The hot chocolate brownie was just amazing too.

1 review so far 6
29.02.2016 08:38

The food was delicious. Best I've had for a while. The service was attentive but not in your face. Not cheap but value for money as it is so good.

1 review so far 5
18.01.2016 08:05

It's always good but had to wait a bit too long for drinks and they did not get it right either, could not fault the food or the friendliness of the staff, will definitely go ahain

1 review so far 6
14.10.2016 17:41

We went for early special as I was pregnant at the time and didn't want to eat too late. Food and price was fantastic and will definitely be back!

3 reviews so far 6
15.03.2016 07:39

Excellent food. Great service. Would definitely recommend and we will most certainly visiting again in the near future. We both had the fillet steak which was cooked to perfection.

1 review so far 6
26.08.2016 07:54

Excellent menu and the food tasted just as good. The restaurant has a friendly, cosy atmosphere and we were able to take a leisurely time over eating our meal.

2 reviews so far 6
19.07.2016 08:05

Love this restaurant have visited several times and always enjoy an excellent meal . It's quite small so booking is a must. It has a quirky French bistro feel.

1 review so far 6
10.04.2016 08:11

Beautiful Food- Lovely Staff - Great Atmosphere - Can't Wait To Go Back ! We Had The Mid Week Special Menu Which Was Excellent Value For Money !

1 review so far 6
14.03.2016 11:24

Enjoyed our meal once again lovely staff always helpful. Glad to recommend and know you will not disappoint. Will be visiting again soon for another great eating experience

1 review so far 6
04.02.2016 11:59

My first time at nicks restauraunt it was exeptianel .the food was lovely well presented and really enjoyed .staff helpful lovely place will definently be returning .

1 review so far 6
05.12.2016 07:44

Excellent food; the chips there are amazing- they come on the side with pretty much everything good atmosphere; it's a very small Space but cosy nice staff

2 reviews so far 6
29.02.2016 16:10

Another fantastic meal, with a lovely atmosphere. Each time we go, we try something different, but every time they don't disappoint. Can't wait till we go again

1 review so far 6
14.02.2016 09:47

Best restaurant in the area, fantastic food, service and atmosphere. We go here regularly and will continue to do so. The steak is always cooked to perfection!

2 reviews so far 5
17.03.2016 13:49

In there we felt good and comfortable. The music was perfect. The food was an amazing taste. Maybe the waitresses should be more natural not so feigned, especially the two brune ones.

3 reviews so far 6
14.10.2016 18:01

Excellent food as usual with good service. The market menu represents really good value for money. Quite busy on a Thursday night so atmosphere was good

2 reviews so far 6
17.01.2016 12:03

One of the best meals we have ever had. Beautifully presented, excellent choice, fantastic taste and very friendly staff. Not cheap but very good sized portions.

2 reviews so far 6
07.07.2016 21:33

Fantastic food fantastic service will return very soon .... my Sea Trout starter was out of this world loved it fillet steak was cooked to perfection

1 review so far 6
26.06.2016 23:08

Friendly staff very good food will definitely be returning was recommended by friends ,good value for money and relaxed friendly atmosphere ,all enjoyed food will recomend

1 review so far 6
04.08.2016 08:48

Fab food and service - great value market menu. Delicious ! Great to chat to chef and get his tips for cooking duck - thankyou !

1 review so far 6
14.10.2016 18:00

Absolutely amazing as ever favourite place to eat in Bolton we had rib eye steak with chilli and the mrs had sea food chowder .... amazing

1 review so far 6
15.02.2016 08:27

Fabulous meal as always. Fresh ingredients, great flavours, good portion sizes and excellent value for money. Best place to eat locally and we will certainly return.

1 review so far 6
11.04.2016 19:47

Personal and friendly. Excellent food. Lovely atmosphere. Staff were very cheerful and helpful. Service was not rushed but not delayed. Choice of dishes was very good.