Food lovers have plenty of choice in town, with a vibrant selection of restaurants and cafés serving up dishes inspired by worldwide cuisines. Our helpful guide picks out some of the best places to eat in Bury during your stay in the bustling Greater Manchester town.
Places to eat in Bury
You don’t need to head into Manchester to get a good meal, as the market town is filled with a variety of top restaurants which cater to all tastes. We start our guide to the best restaurants in Bury just a short stroll from our Bury hotel at The Clarence on Silver Street. This bar and restaurant is a relative newcomer to the town’s food scene, opening its doors for the first time in 2014. The food is predominantly British, with classics such as steak, fish and chips and Cumberland sausages on the menu, as well as daily specials.
If you fancy something a little spicier, head to Bolton Street where you will find an award-winning Indian restaurant, Jewel in the Crown. The staff here give you a warm welcome when you arrive, and their excellent service continues throughout your meal as you enjoy some of the best curries in the area. Maintaining a Gold Award since 2002, this restaurant certainly lives up to its name.
No restaurant guide is complete without a good Italian, and Pizzeria Bella Italia on Bolton Street is definitely one. Not to be confused with its chain restaurant namesake, this eatery is a family-run business that has been feeding the people of Bury for the past 30 years. The pizza’s take centre stage here, but the pasta, fish dishes and other Italian classics are also delightful.
If you are heading down to The Rock for some shopping, bowling or to see a film, then why not grab a bite to eat at The Chinese Buffet? It’s a modern all-you-can-eat restaurant with a wide selection of meals, some of which are cooked fresh in front of you. The prices are reasonable, and the child-friendly atmosphere makes it a great place to come if you are visiting Bury with young family members.
Just a few minutes drive out of the town centre, on Manchester Road, is Crowded House. The owners describe this as an experience centre, and they aren’t wrong – where else can you find a restaurant, bar, gin and wine shop and a hair salon all under the same roof? It sounds hectic, but they have got it just right, and the cosmopolitan menu allows you to try dishes inspired by different cuisines from all over the world.
Restaurants in Bury
Cafés in Bury
If you are thinking of taking a pit-stop whilst in Bury, then head to one of the town’s many cafés. Located in the indoor section of the famous Bury Market is Katsouris, a Mediterranean inspired delicatessen, where you can sit and enjoy a selection of hot and cold drinks, as well as some sumptuous light bites.
Coffee lovers should head to Ground Up on Market Street, overlooking Bury Parish Church and the Robert Peel Statue. This independent coffee specialist also makes a range of delicious desserts. Alternatively, Grind & Tamp in Ramsbottom is another destination for those who know their Brazilian beans from their Columbian ones. Their coffee is all ethically sourced from fair trade suppliers.
Those with a sweet tooth should take a trip to Slattery’s on Bury New Road in Whitefield. Downstairs, you will be able to watch the talented patissiers making some of the most amazing cakes you will ever see, and upstairs in the café, you can try some of their creations, as well as some chocolate dishes from their in-house chocolatiers. This is a popular spot, so be sure to book in advance.
Our final recommendation is Leckenby’s, inside the Millgate Shopping Centre. This popular tea room has won awards for its excellent cakes. You can also enjoy savoury dishes here, as well as a range of hot and cold drinks, all served with distinction by the friendly staff.