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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.