About The Old Bill

The Old Bill is unbeatable if you’re looking for an intimate dinner venue in Oldham’s town centre – it oozes old-world charm, and it has a cluster of very well-stocked wine racks with a vintage to suit any occasion. What really makes this a sure-fire venue, though, is its quality Italian cuisine, which ers on the side of classical with fantastic results. You know that everything you get dished up here on Greaves Street is done in the proper style (how nonna would’ve done it, just a bit fancier), from juicy melon and prawns to half a leg of lamb in mint and redcurrant demi-glace sauce, port wine and blue-cheese based filletini di manzo fillet steak to The Old Bill’s famous torta fritta garlic bread – a 60-year-old recipe served with Papa’s special tomato ragu: light, and irresistible. The Old Bill does a great early-bird and pre-theatre menu, too, or you can line up a meal along with one of their great events like live jazz.

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 5:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm


The Old Bill
35 Greaves Street, Town Centre
Oldham OL1 1TJ

Menu Highlights



Torta Fritta Garlic Bread

Our 60 year old recipe is light and delicious and is served with Papa's special tomato Ragu on the side (a must try).


Lightly fried Calamari, squid rings, in a cris[y tempura flour butter and served with a salad garnish and a bit on the side (tartar sauce that is).

Melon and Prawns

Juicy Galia melon topped with fresh North Atlantic prawns finished with traditional home-made Marie Rose dressing.

22 The Old Bill Reviews

22 Reviews
Noise levels:Very pleasant
Value for money:Great value
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Ian H.9 days ago · 7 reviews

Early menu at 5pm.excellent food and service.Great atmosphere with old police memorabilia on display

Sarah L.2 months ago · 2 reviews

Steak night Thursday offer is a brilliant deal and great value for money. Welcoming and lovely service as always and being able to order extras such as a starter was a good option. Will definitely be going again for this ☺️

Katherine H.3 months ago · 1 review

Really love this place , been going for years , lovely atmosphere and family run with good food and atmosphere , never dissapoints and worth the travel