Where to Eat in Rochdale: The Best Restaurants and Bars

December 17, 2017 Alice Mieles

Rochdale /ˈrɒtʃdeɪl/ is a town in Greater Manchester, England, at the foothills of the South Pennines on the River Roch, 5.3 miles (8.5 km) northwest of Oldham and 9.8 miles (15.8 km) northeast of Manchester. It is the administrative centre of the Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale, which had a population of 211,699 in 2011.
Things to do in Rochdale

1. Nutters Restaurant

Edenfield Road, Rochdale OL12 7TT, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$510 - HK$510 +44 1706 650167
Excellent
69%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Nutters Restaurant

Reviewed By Christine C - Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka

Went to Nutters today for masterclass really looking forward to it and also husbands birthday today which I explained at booking!!
No class today apparently last week but that had been cancelled due to weather fair comment only we didn’t receive any notification and would of been able to say our class had been booked for today.
Mr Nutter was not interested apologised fair enough however decent customer service would of offered you a bottle of wine or discount at next meal having driven there 40 minutes and then 40 minutes home. Very disappointed with his attitude clearly not interested and very arrogant, another member of staff initially said no one here come back later are they real people who make these comments.
All I can say will never go back had after noon tea There a couple of weeks ago and wasn’t impressed today just confirmed my opinion

2. The Waterside Restaurant Bar & Terrace

1 Inghams Lane, Littleborough, Rochdale OL15 0AY, England Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa Steakhouse, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Late Night HK$31 - HK$275 +44 1706 376250
Excellent
78%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

The Waterside Restaurant Bar & Terrace

Located in the heart of the Pennines, this loungey little bar and restaurant in Littleborough provides the perfect pitstop for weary sightseers and is a cosy spot popular with locals for intimate evening meals and superb Sunday roasts. The Waterside Restaurant and Bar has a stylish and comfortable interior decorated with chocolate brown sofas and high-backed leather booths for semi-private dining, and there is an al fresco Terrace for sunny outdoor dining during the warmer months. Famous for its roasts, the kitchen at Waterside offers a variety of options from the minted lamb shoulder to the salted pork crackling and roasted Tunisian lemon chicken. Fish fans will also love the seafood selection ��� we love the smoked haddock lasagne with Atlantic shrimps and wilted spinach.

Reviewed By _suziegti - Rochdale, United Kingdom

Absolutely gorgeous evening yesterday . Friendly professional front of house & chef who obviously passionate about cuisine with clever twists to dishes and locally sourced meat,cheese etc. Worth paying bit more than other places for a unique experience. Sue.THANKYOU Sue for your feedback .. glad you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to seeing you again in the future .. we appreciate your comments .. Lisa

3. The Cedar tree

Haugh Fold, Haugh Lane | Newhey, Rochdale OL16 3RF, England Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Lunch, Late Night +44 1706 842626
Excellent
78%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 262 reviews

The Cedar tree

Reviewed By Sue-Mark6404

Tried here due to reports about how fresh the food is, homemade to be precise. We both enjoyed our meals and to be fair the service was good. What left a sour taste in our mouths was the dessert, it was the selection of mini desserts,we enjoyed that too, until I saw the exact same thing in Iceland! I am so disappointed that a place of this standard would serve supermarket desserts.

4. Bella Sera

15 Rochdale Road, Heywood, Rochdale OL10 1LE, England Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +44 1706 365272
Excellent
68%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 256 reviews

Bella Sera

Reviewed By david n - Manchester, United Kingdom

Had a nice meal here... The restaurant was compact and very noisy with a couple of large party groups making a lot of noise..... The staff were very nice and the food was very good and the service was also good at a reasonable price..... The only other downside was they didn't have beer on tap and only had bottles which were expensive and overpriced..... Overall not too bad... Would probably go again... But would have a drink in a pub before I went in

5. Parthenon Taverna

61 Church Street, Heywood, Rochdale OL10 1LJ, England Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Mediterranean, Greek, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Late Night 01706-36-69-90
Excellent
67%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 211 reviews

Parthenon Taverna

Reviewed By Jack G - Rochdale, United Kingdom

We have dined here on several occasions and never been disappointed.But we have now found that there is an earlybird menu which offers superb value the portions are as usual enormous and there is no reduction in quality.The service from Zoe and Jennie is always very friendly and welcoming and Ramos certainly knows how to cook authentic Greek cuisine. Ramos was even apologetic at having to slightly increase some prices which we felt was still excellent value.For anyone who loves Greece I would suggest that you try this restaurant you will not be disappointed. We will certainly be back soon.

6. The Italian Job

14 Huddersfield Road, Newhey OL16 3QF, England Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa Steakhouse, Italian, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night HK$165 - HK$330 +44 1706 842773
Excellent
83%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 301 reviews

The Italian Job

Cosy neighbourhood restaurant. Chargrilled steak, chicken, fish & Italian pizza pasta. Booking is recommended.

Reviewed By paulyc1974 - Oldham, United Kingdom

My partner and two girls had a meal staff and service were very good. Food was ok quite average to be honest i opted for the minnie beef patties off the specials which were ok my partner had the garlic prawns which were again ok...MoreThank-you for dining with us Paul, we'll take on board the constructive feedback. Pleased to hear the playlist was enjoyed! Hope to see you again.

7. The Green Door

122 New Road, Littleborough, Rochdale OL15 8NL, England Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +44 1706 838016
Excellent
82%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 739 reviews

The Green Door

Reviewed By Theatrebuffs - Rochdale, United Kingdom

We live just a short walk from this wonderful restaurant, have been often..always met with a friendly welcome, absolutely fabulous food..never anything but excellent and great wines to match
The family who own the restaurant have done a brilliant job in renovating an old pub and converting it into a restaurant which always delivers everything you expect..decor, menus, wine list..and happy friendly faces..we always leave with a smile and want to go again as soon as we can
If you haven’t been before do go and see for yourselves, if like us you have been before..then you already know how good it it is

8. Hoya's Cantonese Restaurant

1 Rochdale Road East | Heywood, Heywood, Rochdale OL10 4DX, England Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night +44 1706 623338
Excellent
85%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 477 reviews

Hoya's Cantonese Restaurant

A family owned business in the heart of Heywood. We serve tasty and contemporary Cantonese meals all freshly cooked and made to order.

Reviewed By Pickle866 - Rochdale, United Kingdom

First visit yesterday to collect our take away meal. Tried Hoya’s due to excellent reviews. Staff were friendly and pleasant, the food was reasonably priced and hot. We had three different dishes and all were very fresh and tasty. We all commented that the food wasn’t ‘gloopy’, as is sometimes the case with other take away places. We will most certainly return and will try the restaurant too.

9. The Pavilion 2 Bangladeshi Restaurant & Take Away

231 Spotland Road, Rochdale OL12 7AG, England Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night HK$118 - HK$181 +44 1706 526666
Excellent
81%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 626 reviews

The Pavilion 2 Bangladeshi Restaurant & Take Away

Reviewed By Eysha H - Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

I was so looking forward to gojng to the Pavillion, having been several times previously. In fairness havent been in the last 12 months and won't be rushing back. Positives- staff friendly and nan bread lovely. The rest of food was not up to my expectations. Curries served in cereal bowls rather than metal bowls on hot plates, chicken pakora tastless and overcooked. The madras was mild, the biryanni was too spicy and someone in their infinite wisdom served it with the omelette on the bottom of the dish, why? Also the staff previously looked smart, yet they now look like a bunch of random blokes off the street from chef to the Delivery driver. Such a shame, as you could always rely on the curries here. Finally don't use leftover napkins in the toilets for customers to dry their hands - just tacky.

10. The Oxford Pub

662 Whitworth Road, Rochdale OL12 0TB, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Drinks +44 1706 345709
Excellent
60%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 241 reviews

The Oxford Pub

Reviewed By aquage - Rochdale, United Kingdom

I really like it in here..first time with my mum and my daughter..its very old English character and the rustic effect looks really good and glad to say the only pub I know that's like this in Rochdale..tables clean.. staff friendly..great choice on menu and has a really nice atmosphere..cant wait to visit again..had drinks and food with my family for my daughter's birthday and food is anazing thanks..

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