Food and drink

Curiosity in Atherton


Curiosity in Atherton

Curiosity in Atherton

Twentymans in Leigh


Twentymans in Leigh

Twentymans in Leigh





The Twisted Vine Ale House


The Twisted Vine Ale House

The Twisted Vine Ale House

From stylish restaurants and bars, to trendy coffee shops, traditional tea rooms and gastro pubs, you're spoilt for choice in Wigan Borough. You'll find a variety of cuisines to suit all taste buds and budgets. 

Along with the familiar high street names, the borough boasts many unique independent restaurants and bars. So whether you're looking for your next culinary adventure, or just fancy a delicious meal and good atmosphere, Wigan Borough is the place to be.

To find places to eat and drink in Wigan borough you can:

Here are just a small selection of independent food and drink establishments in Wigan Borough for you to get your taste buds tingling and your mouth watering.


Albert's Standish

Albert’s family run business opened its first restaurant in Manchester in 2004 and has expanded to Didsbury, Worsley and most recently, Standish. Suitable for the whole family the stylish restaurant offers modern British food. You can even try out one of their many cocktails or afternoon teas outdoors on their fabulous terrace.

Location: School Lane, Standish, Wigan, WN6 0TD. Tel: 01942 409141

Albert's Standish,


Bag and Bean

Set inside an independent gallery full of handmade products by UK designers, Bag and Bean offer a range of locally sourced foods, including vegan and gluten free options including hearty soups, homemade sandwiches and pork pies, quiche, as well as tasty fresh coffee. In addition to their extensive lunch and dinner options, Bag and Bean also offer afternoon tea.

Location: Love it Gallery Winstanley Road, Billinge, Wigan, WN5 7XG. Tel: 01695 622332

UtensilsBengal Curry Pot

A vibrant yet stylish mix of colours and textures is a perfect setting to taste the delights of this wonderful cuisine.  

Location: 1-3 Gerard St, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Wigan, WN4 9AG. Tel: 01942 355347

Bengal Curry Pot, ,

Bengal Curry Pot on Instagram


The Black Pepper

A family run bistro serving modern British Food, using classic flavours with a twist. BYO booze and soft drinks!

Location: 35, 55 Library St, Wigan, WN1 1NU. Tel: 01942 396636

The Black Pepper,

UtensilsCasa Carlos

Family-Run Authentic Spanish Tapas Restaurant Est. in Wigan Since 2001.

Location: 29 Hallgate, Wigan, WN1 1LR. Tel: 01942 824858

, Casa Carlos on Instagram

Hot drinkCucina Café, Leigh

This cosy café is admired for its polite staff, perfectly cooked scones, their delicious prosecco, great lattes and rich milkshakes are among the most popular drinks at the establishment. Need to grab some food fast before work? This cafes takeout food will not disappoint. 

Location: 198, Chapel St, Leigh, WN7 2DW. Tel: 01942 294128

Cucina Cafe, , Cucina Café on Instagram,


Curiosity Liquor Emporium

A family run cocktail bar with a chilled atmosphere through the week with live music at the weekend. A quirky gem, providing something alternative to the ordinary, Curiosity serves home-made milkshakes, afternoon tea, hand-crafted burgers and pizzas plus an all-day breakfast brunch menu, using produce locally sourced.

Location: 86 Market Street, Atherton, M46 0DP. Tel: 07942 607816

Curiosity Liquor Emporium,

UtensilsDish Bar & Restaurant

Our menu and ingredients are inspired by beautifully simple Mediterranean cuisine. We hope to provide our customers with a place not only to eat great food, but also to enjoy a drink and a catch up with your friends and families.

Location: 232 Almond Brook Rd, Standish, Wigan, WN6 0SS. Tel: 01257 410329

Dish Bar & Restaurant, , Dish Bar & Restaurant on Instagram



The restaurant is stylish yet relaxing with a very modern and rustic atmosphere, delivering Italian Cuisine with an authentic twist from all parts of Italy.

Location: 4 Orrell Rd, Pemberton, Orrell, Wigan, WN5 8HD. Tel: 01942 386140

Divino, , Divino on Instagram

UtensilsElla Turkish Restaurant

Serving authentic Turkish cuisine in the heart of Wigan.

Location: 32 Wigan Ln, Wigan, WN1 1XR. Tel: 01942 230066

, Ella Turkish Restaurant on Instagram


Grange Farm, Lowton

You can experience some of the most local and seasonally crafted foods while beholding the magnificent views of the beautiful countryside of Lowton village.

Location: Stone Cross Ln S, Lowton, Warrington, WA3 1JU. Tel: 01925 298999.

Grange Farm, , Grange Farm on Instagram



This stylish bar offers a wide range of drinks from gin to iced coffee.

Whether you’re looking to relax with a hot drink and delicious slice of cake or a cocktail and pizza or even a cheese board, Hideout could be the place for you.

Location: Arch 3, Queen St, Wigan, WN3 4HX. Tel: 01942 294458

Hideout Wigan,


India Lounge

India Lounge has set the regions standards of Indian Cuisine for over a decade and the quality of food is better than ever before.

Location: Vauxhall Rd, Wigan, WN1 3LU. Tel: 01942 246936.



Amazing local food and drink in a relaxed sociable setting.

Location: 7 Church Ln, Shevington, Wigan, WN6 8BD. Telephone: 01257 253255.

Juniper, , Juniper on Instagram


La Sentidos Loca

A Tex-Mex restaurant and cocktail bar.  A place where you can relax and enjoy the best dishes from Texas and Mexico!

Location: Crofters Arms, 14 Market St, Wigan, WN1 1HX. Tel: 01942 386766.

La Sentidos Loca, , La Sentidos Loca on Instagram


The Lounge

A cosy coffee house just off the main streets of Lowton, offering a range of luxury hot and cold drinks complimented with a variety of sweet treats and baked goods.

They have a popular selection of locally supplied cakes and a roaring fire for those wet and less summery days.

Location: 17 Bradwell Rd, Lowton, WA3 2NY. Tel: 01942 262559


The Mahabarat

Creative and classic Indian dishes in a galleried former chapel with stylish and modern decor.

Location: 136 Market St, Hindley, Wigan, WN2 3AY. Tel: 01942 523115

The Mahabarat, , The Mahabarat on Instagram

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Old Bank, Orrell

The Old Bank coffee & wine bar offers its immaculate tea, lattes, coffees and more. As well as its amazing drinks, the old bank offers spectacular British cuisine such as steak, bacon sausages and more. If you enjoy live music and peaceful atmospheres, then this is the bar for you! 

Location: 6 Church St, Orrell, Wigan, WN5 8TG. Tel: 01695 627600.

, The Old Bank on Instagram,


Olive Garden, Standish

The Italian restaurant is known in most people’s hearts because of their breadsticks, endless pasta offering and unlimited salad. Along with its lively atmosphere and homely service, it also has amazing mid-week deals which can’t be missed!

Location: 489 Preston Rd, Standish, Wigan, WN6 0QD. Tel: 01257 421144.

Olive Garden, , Olive Garden on Instagram


Post House, Orrell

Offering a wide variety of hot and cold drinks and food.

Location: 261B Orrell Rd, Orrell, Wigan, WN5 8NB. Tel: 01942 203122.

Post House Bar, , Post House on Instagram,



Authentic Italian cuisine made with the finest ingredients!

Location: Market Approach, 1 Gerard St, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Wigan, WN4 9AL. Tel: 01942 273667.

Primo Restaurant, , Primo on Instagram,


Plata Tapas

Influenced by the owner’s travelling ventures around Spain, Plata Tapas brings a fiesta to Wigan.

The menu is filled with authentic dishes from the southern regions of Spain, alongside Spanish beers, wine and sangria.

Location: Arch 4, Queen St, Wigan, WN3 4DY. Tel: 01942 323775

Plata Tapas,


Red Door Bistro

A small independent award winning restaurant serving the best seasonal and local produce.

Location: 1 College Ave, Wigan, WN1 1DF. Tel: 01942 820484

Red Door Bistro, , Red Door Bistro on Instagram,


Relish Cheese and Wine

A small cheese and wine bar located in the heart of Wigan.

Relish Cheese and Wine offer a range of local and regional cheeses, home-baked breads, sharing plates, platters and carefully selected wines, and is perfect for an evening tipple or bite after work.

Location: 43 Hallgate, Wigan, WN1 1LR. Tel: 07486 655171


Simply Thai

Providing an authentic Thai dining experience for you to enjoy.

Location: 1st floor, 21 Hallgate, Wigan, WN1 1LR. Tel: 01942 587091

Simply Thai, , Simply Thai on Instagram


Six Six Three, Golborne

Known for its smart décor, wide variety of food options and friendly staff, it’s a place that won’t disappoint.

Location: 101-103 High St, Golborne, WA3 3BU. Tel: 01942 748520

Six Six Three on Instagram


Thai Kitchen Bar and Grill

The best place to get immersed in the culture and taste that is truly Thai.

Location: 266 Wigan Rd, Bryn, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Wigan, WN4 0AR. Tel: 01942 355594


Toscana Mediterranean Restaurant

Fully authentic cuisine from all over the Mediterranean geography with all produces locally sourced and is of best quality from supplier to you.

Location: 197 Atherton Rd, Hindley, Wigan, WN2 3PR. Tel: 01942 396900.

Toscana Mediterranean Restaurant,


The Twisted Vine Ale House

An elegant micro-bar with seven cask and six keg pumps, three real ciders, and a range of gins, wine and craft bottles and cans. The business sits on Wigan Road and is the perfect place to go for a good quality, relaxed drink. From live music every Sunday to wine and cheese nights, gin tasting and beer tasting, The Twisted Vine caters for a range of ages and preferences.

Location: 15 Wigan Rd, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Wigan, WN4 9AR. Tel: 01942 716472

The Twisted Vine Ale House,


Truly Scrumptious

Located on the busy Aspull high street, the shabby chic inspired café has been offering afternoon tea, sandwiches and brunch for many years, and is proud to serve all of their own home-baked cakes. With a cosy atmosphere, it’s truly for everyone; from families enjoying afternoon tea, to men coming in for our infamous full English breakfasts.

Location: 22 Moorside, Scot Lane, Aspull, Wigan, WN2 1XW. Tel: 01942 375613

Truly Scrumptious,



Family-owned artisan pizzeria and bakery sits on popular Bradshawgate.

Twentymans serves the finest authentic hand stretched pizza fired in a custom-built pizza oven, along with a range of pastries, cakes, breads, pizzas, buns and more, many homemade.

Location: 117 Bradshawgate, Leigh, WN7 4ND. Tel: 01942 677387

Twentymans website,


Wheel Restaurant

The award-winning restaurant at Parsons Walk Centre serves excellent cuisine, prepared and served by Catering & Hospitality students from Wigan & Leigh College.

Location: Wigan & Leigh College, New Market St, Wigan, WN1 1SE. Tel: 01942 761888

Wheel Restaurant,


Wigan Central

A bar dedicated to real ale, real cider and craft beers in one of the most historic parts of Wigan.

Inspired by 1940-50’s railway, Wigan Central has embraced the memory of the long-gone Wigan Central Railway Station, with an interior that more than takes a nod to the past, along with a modern and fun twist.

Location: Arch No. 1 and 2, Queen Street, Wigan, WN3 4DY. Tel: 01942 246425

Wigan Central,