Oldham Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Oldham

January 2, 2018 Veronika Gaddis

Oldham /ˈɒldəm/ is a town in Greater Manchester, England, amid the Pennines and between the rivers Irk and Medlock, 5.3 miles (8.5 km) southeast of Rochdale and 6.9 miles (11.1 km) northeast of Manchester. It is the administrative centre of the Metropolitan Borough of Oldham, which had a population of 230,800 in 2015.
Things to do in Oldham

1. The White Hart Inn at Lydgate

51 Stockport Road, Oldham OL4 4JJ, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night HK$181 - HK$447 +44 1457 872566
Excellent
65%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
7%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 511 reviews

The White Hart Inn at Lydgate

The White Hart is a quintessentially English Inn with Rooms. Heart warming log fires in winter, a wine list for the discerning palate yet affordable, great range of cask ales at pub prices and a 12 strong kitchen team. Bread is baked daily on the premises, produce is locally sourced and the menu is described as 'rustic dining with flair and there desserts are to die for!' The establishment is featured in over ten guide books including the Michelin, AA, Hardens, and CAMRA. We look forward to welcoming you.

Reviewed By Lois N

This was the first time our family have eaten out on Christmas Day. I was a bit worried it wouldn’t be as good as home cooked but I did not need to worry. Food, service and atmosphere was fabulous. Thanks to all who worked on Xmas day for us!

2. The Old Bill

35 Greaves Street | 35 Greaves Street, Oldham OL1 1TJ, England Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$110 - HK$1,099 +44 161 628 5895
Excellent
78%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 427 reviews

The Old Bill

The restaurant was established in 1995 when Marco Senior and his son Paolo decided to create an authentic, family run family feel restaurant. The restaurant has built up a reputation as the perfect place for that intimate meal, or social and family occasion in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere situated in the heart of Oldham. This has now been developed further by moving its premises to Greaves st where it now not only boasts THE White Rooms funtion suit but also a custom built music venue in its basement called Letsby Avenue...From srength to strength we grow trying our best to merge a traditional family bistro with a multy facilitated building. we hope you visit and give us your opinion soon...paolo

Reviewed By Davidcamm - Manchester, United Kingdom

Thanksnto Rico and Kiara for their exfelllent attention to detail, huge smiles, banter, menu advice abd conversation, their efforts were Massive, you are appreciated by all of us. :-)
It was my first time here on recommendation from TA and family members abd the whole experienfenwas amazing and exhilarating to say the least. The atmosphere, ambience, decor, menu options were outstanding,
The quality of food, food freshness was wonderful, everyone was delighted.
Its the top eaterie to go around Oldham, Rochraie abd Chadderton.
Be amased :-)

3. Black Ladd

487 Buckstones Road, Oldham OL1 4ST, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +44 1706 847551
Excellent
60%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 693 reviews

Black Ladd

Reviewed By CodeSelfish123

This is one of my favourite restaurants in Greater Manchester.They have a number of starters but the Pea&Ham soup cannot be beaten.The main menu is very good as is the early diner.
Always order your main with chips as they are legendary.The staff are excellent and the views breathtaking.Make sure you have your big pants on though.

4. Printers Arms

20 Oldham Road | Denshaw, Denshaw, Oldham OL3 5SN, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night +44 1457 874248
Excellent
60%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 395 reviews

Printers Arms

Reviewed By Wrinkleytraveller - Cheshire, United Kingdom

Visited yesterday for lunch with friends.
A great choice from the menu, pleasant service, and terrific food.
The decor always looks fresh, as do the tables.
The car park looked packed but just a nice number of customers to create the right atmosphere.
Affordable for a weekday lunch without breaking the bank.
Super.

5. Dinnerstone Restaurant

99-101 High Street, Uppermill, Oldham OL3 6BD, England Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Italian, Pizza, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +44 1457 872566
Excellent
57%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 492 reviews

Dinnerstone Restaurant

Reviewed By Kovacs3004

We’ve been regulars here for many years, but have been completely blown away with the recent and very beautiful refurb.
The newly, and very much required, separated drinking area in the bar was absolutely buzzing on the Saturday evening that we were last there, adding to the vibrant atmosphere this restaurant has. A complete change of look and feel throughout, dark, sophisticated and elegant.
Always loved the place, only difference now is that the classy surroundings match the beautiful food and service.

6. La Via

13 Railway Road | Hollinwood, Oldham OL9 7LG, England Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +44 161 681 9097
Excellent
74%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 438 reviews

La Via

Reviewed By VivAnt-sunlovers - Manchester

We enjoyed a fantastic evening @ La Via on New Year's Eve. Great atmosphere, attentive, friendly staff & the food was delicious. Thanks Jimmy, Julie & all the staff for a great night.

7. The Kings Arms

4 Delph Road | Grains Bar, Oldham OL3 5RY, England Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$86 - HK$330 +44 161 264 7946
Excellent
71%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 399 reviews

The Kings Arms

Recently Under new management and family run. We aim to restore the great name this pub once had. *£5.45 Lunchtime meals served Tue - Fri 12:00-15:00*Extensive Chargrill Menu*Great wines and real Ale*Senior Citizens menu 1 Course £5.45 2 Course £7.95 3 Course £9.95*Homemade Food

Reviewed By Scoobyscene - Manchester, United Kingdom

Big let down tonight guys & will give you a miss now in future. 6pm booking for two Thursday 22nd Feb. Taken to table, waitress asked re; drinks... thought Strongbow & Millers was a pale ale.... unsure on Gins they had, went to bar to see & most were out of stock.
Gambas starter wasn’t tasty, watery sauce, chorizo needs slicing not cubing as it was rubbery. Main course.... chips were very overdone & most were inedible, I did mention it twice but reaction was just a blank.
Service very slow. Been here several times & always been good but consistency needed.
Poor show guys from the chefs to the front of house !

8. The Old Bell Inn - Restaurant

5 Huddersfield Road, Delph, Oldham OL3 5EG, England Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +44 1457 870130
Excellent
62%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 550 reviews

The Old Bell Inn - Restaurant

The Old Bell Inn is an 18 bedroomed, four star AA & VisitEngland accredited inn. There is a Brasserie and a Restaurant where local head chef creates exciting dishes using fresh, locally sourced produce. Head Chef's 'Signature Menu' has been awarded a coveted AA Rosette for culinary excellence. Over the past few years The Old Bell Inn has established itself as one of the finest venues in Saddleworth, with an excellent reputation for service, dining and accommodation. This 18th century Coaching House is steeped in history and has been carefully transformed to reflect a clever mix of traditional old English charm with contemporary luxury.

Reviewed By Mr-Funny - Wirral

...in fact it has been over 20 years since we last visited the Old Bell Inn. The last time I visited the Old Bell Inn I had come last place at a Gurning contest in Uppermill. One could say that is blessing, anyway I digress. Twenty plus years later on our way to Leeds, we decided to stop for lunch. The Old Bell is now a completely different place from what I remember. It has multiple AA stars for things that now slip my mind, best inn or something.
Decor is top notch, the Gin Bar as photogenic as a Wirral sunset. We turned up on spec, and asked for a table for two, we were lucky enough to be given a table, however I would recommend booking in advance.
I had the Timothy Taylor steak and ale pie, with veg and triple cooked chips. My partner had Parsnip soup, Mackerel pate and bagel. Taste is subjective so I will simply say that we really enjoyed our meals. The service was very good and not rushed.
We also noticed that Inn also has occasional special offers on meal / accommodation deals. This is something that we may take as there a number of walks in the area that we would like to try out.
The Old Bell Inn is on a main road, don't drive past, stop and enjoy a bite.

9. La Bella Italian Ristorante

57-59 High Street | Lees, Oldham OL4 3BN, England Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +44 161 620 9500
Excellent
83%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 141 reviews

La Bella Italian Ristorante

Reviewed By ALANCManchester - Manchester,

Never been here, but thought we would give it a try, staff were smart and attentive, shown to a nice table in a surpringly pretty restaurant, the outside does not do justice to the inside! Starters were pate, v nice, but not enough of the green stuff, lovely toasted bread, prawn cocktail for her, hmm, needs bread, both starters very much enjoyed, moving to the mains, now, problems here, both steaks at £22.95 each had to go back, the request was medium, it wasn’t cooked enough, now, bear in mind, the 5 stars above, why is this? We were in no hurry, the meal was replaced, and it was simply one of the nicest steaks I’ve ever had, the supplied veg of roast potato, carrots, and cauliflower, was crunchy and very well done, the manager and staff were superb, no fuss, no bother, just replaced them, very happy, we didn’t eat desert, just too full, would I go back? In a heart beat,

10. The Waggon Inn

32-34 High Street, Uppermill, Oldham OL3 6HR, England Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Bar, British, Pub, Grill, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Drinks HK$78 - HK$165 +44 1457 879106
Excellent
54%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
6%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 479 reviews

The Waggon Inn

A delightful 19th Century coaching inn with a comfortable lounge, bar and dining area. The inn has recently undergone a huge refurbishment to bring the building back to life. Local produce and a lovely setting are the hallmarks of The Waggon Inn; with all our food sourced locally.

Reviewed By DanC82 - Leeds, United Kingdom

Two of us visited for Monday lunch. It was extremely busy, but the staff seated us very quickly and gave us a warm welcome.
The set lunch menu was good, with a reasonable selection of dishes. Food was delivered quickly and the meal was good. Value for money was okay but the portion sizes were quite small.

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