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Explore Leigh

If you're visiting Leigh we've compiled a list of gems to help you discover what's on offer. Locally brewed craft beers, cocktails, live music, wood-fired pizzas, artisanal burgers and international foods are just some of the things in offer in Leigh.

All Hail the Burger

The best burgers this side of Manchester. Made from top quality, fresh, local, ingredients delivered daily and cooked on quality coals. The masters behind the grill create authentic, tasty burgers with a unique twist - only available in Leigh. A must try for any burger fan, we recommend you phone in advance.

The Coffee Stop at Railway Road

With a warm and welcoming atmosphere, this family run coffee shop is the perfect stop for a quick break or a light meal. A great selection of teas, coffee, drinks and snack for people on the go. Or take a seat and enjoy breakfast or lunch in this music themed café. We recommend the Eggs Benedict made with locally hand-baked bread. There's plenty of seating upstairs and they occasionally feature live local bands.

Pérola do Mar

Despite being a small family restaurant, Pérola do Mar is the #1 rated Leigh restaurant on TripAdvisor. The atmosphere is quiet and relaxed with an authentic Portuguese menu and delightful hosts. We love the Flame Grilled Chorizo, served flaming, you decide when it's cooked and extinguish the flames. Booking in advance is advised.

Loft

The Loft is a micro bar unlike any other in Leigh, with an emphasis on great drinks and quality live music. This cosy bar is already well established among the locals who enjoy the intimate live music from a variety of different genres. If you're a fan of jazz, blues or soul music it's well worth a visit.

The Lilac Lounge
Café
4.7

Renowned locally for its belting breakfasts, the Lilac Lounge offers a cosy, friendly atmosphere to enjoy a meal or quick coffee. Eat in, take away or order online (via JustEat and Uber Eats) to enjoy a Lilac lunch on the go or even at home or work. The staff are super-helpful and once you go, you’ll soon become a regular.

Koi Japanese Cuisine

Only a truly excellent restaurant such as Koi can attract consistently impressive reviews over the years – and thanks to its experienced team, this eatery boasts plenty of excellent feedback. With sushi and Teppanyaki to rival any city-centre restaurant, it’s a top choice for foodies going on a date night, family meal or holding a special celebration with a larger party.

The Bobbin
Pub
4.6

A micropub that’s serious about its ale, The Bobbin often hosts live acts which add to the chilled-out ambience. You’ll find the micropub on CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide, and to check out its latest ales get the Real Ale Finder app on your smartphone. Gin fans will also be impressed by the bar menu and cocktails are created with carefully selected ingredients.

Don Alberto's

An extremely popular Italian restaurant, convenient for shoppers as it’s set in the Loom retail park. Locals praise this eatery highly, with reviews splattered with adjectives such as “amazing” and “fabulous”. Book ahead because this place gets busy – and with its large wine list, outdoor terrace and quality ingredients, it’s easy to see why.

Spice Lounge Leigh

If you’re a balti fan you’ll be in your element at this traditional curry house. The team will welcome you to peruse a reasonably priced menu that’s chock full of Indian and Bangladeshi cuisine. Takeaway and collection/delivery is available too, with a discount off full menu prices, so you can enjoy restaurant-quality food at home.

Uncle Ste's Diner
Diner
4.4

Open for breakfast and lunch, Uncle Ste’s serves up tasty all-day fry-ups, roast dinners, milkshakes, frappes and more. The fresh, quality ingredients and delivery service make it a popular choice for Leythers looking for a decent feed first thing. Top tip: check out Uncle Ste’s social media accounts for a discount code which can be used on your first-time order.

Nando's Leigh

This chicken chompers’ mecca is world-famous for its Peri-Peri flavour. The Afro-Portuguese chain caters for all tastes – so although some like it hot, those who don’t have plenty of options as well. In addition, its veggie and vegan dishes – from plant-based wraps to scintillating salads – make Nando’s a great choice for everyone.

Holiday Inn Express - Leigh Sports Village
Hotel
4.3

For reasonably priced rooms in a modern and bright space, the Holiday Inn is ideal. It’s located at Leigh Sports Village, convenient for the North West motorway network. The hotel is consistently rated high for its staff’s service and the cleanliness of the rooms, so you can book a room here with confidence.

Whistling Wren
Pub
4.3

A Marston’s establishment, you’ll find plenty of choice among the pub grub menu and well- stocked bar. A family friendly pub, the Whistling Wren offers a kids’ menu and its gluten/wheat- free menu means no one has to miss out. Its outside bar and outdoor seating make it a great place for relaxing in the sun – even the dog’s welcome!

George & Dragon
Pub
4.2

Part of the Amber Taverns group, this local is a great place to watch sports over a well-pulled pint. With live music most Saturday nights, the George & Dragon has a lively atmosphere and is well-known for serving decent ale. Make it part of your next evening out – you won’t be disappointed.

The Lock Cocktail Bar

Dedicated to creating the most delicious of speciality cocktails, the staff here are practically artists. The Lock also hosts masterclasses for you to learn how to rival Tom Cruise’s exuberant performance in the 80s flick. Early offers are available on drinks and live music acts ensure the place is busy every Friday.

Hooley's

This pub offers a unique experience in Leigh with karaoke sessions, open mic nights, games console contests and even a built-in tattoo studio on offer. The focus is on decent, good-value food and drink – and a whole lot of fun. It’s over 21's only after 9pm, so parents: book a babysitter!

Cafe Stella
Bar
3.9

You’ll feel like you’re on the Med in this good-sized venue that boasts Leigh's only open-fronted bar. Regular entertainment from 90s nights to fire-eaters make Café Stella the place to be for a truly memorable night out with pals – and the drinks offers mean you won’t be going home early!

Oscars
Pub
3.9

This historic bar has a real community feel to it. Once home to Thomas Highs, the 18th-century inventor who claimed to create the Spinning Jenny machine, Oscars is a rugby fans’ dream with matches showing regularly. DJs provide the entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights so you’re sure of a lively night out.

The Parsonage
Pub
3.8

This Hungry Horse pub prides itself on serving big plates, so for a value-for-money meal and a friendly atmosphere, give it a try. Check the socials for offers as well and you’ll get even more bang for your buck. It’s dog-friendly inside the bar as well (on uncarpeted areas) so Fido can enjoy a sneaky sausage while you enjoy your meal.

Twentymans

With generations of Italian cooks behind him, Andrew Twentyman has built up an impressive reputation for artisan baking. The pizzas, breads and cakes served here are on a higher level and foodies will love sampling as much of the menu as possible. You’ll get a truly authentic taste of Italy as recipes include traditional Caputo flour, which hails from Naples.

The Greyhound
Hotel
3.3

Not just a pub and restaurant, this 74-room hotel also offers a gym, swimming pool and function room. Its menu is varied and the bar runs happy hours with offers of drinks in the early evening. With a beer garden outside, it’s a flexible place to relax after a workout, hold a family do or even a corporate bash.

EST 1899

A reveller’s paradise, this bar and nightclub showcases a whole host of local DJs at its vibrant club nights. The music is loud and proud – this is the place to be if you want to party into the small hours! Cocktails are a speciality and free drinks competitions can be found on the social pages.