DURING the coronavirus lockdown many people are turning their hand to new skills and learning to cook meals at home.

With the virus shutting down cafes, bars and restaurants, people are missing out on their favourite meals out.

This is hitting the industry hard, with many restaurants and takeaways not knowing how they will survive through this period.

However, many have kept their doors open for takeaways only, following government guidance, so that customers can still enjoy their favourite food at home.

In the interest of hygiene and cleanliness during this period, the Bolton News is spotlighting some of the area's five-star hygiene rated restaurants and takeaways, according to the Food Standards Agency, that are still serving their customers.

For the British classic fish and chips, there is Olympus, in Great Moor Street, and Alison’s, in Market Street.

Both have a five out of five hygiene rating. However, only Alison’s is offering a home delivery service.

Olympus has suspended all home deliveries due to the Covid-19 outbreak but will still have its takeaway shop open from 11am to 3pm, with safety regulations in place.

Alison’s, which is offering breakfast, pies and fish and chips, is available to order online or over the phone.

For a comforting Indian curry, the Bengal Cottage, in Lee Lane, Horwich, reopened its doors yesterday for deliveries.

They have put measures in place, such as strictly delivery only and card payments only.

If you fancy a Chinese meal, Little Lantern is still delivering via Just Eat online, and has an average review rating of five and a half out of six stars.

There are also plenty of options for pizza meals, as well-known names such as Dominos, Papa John’s and Pizza Hut continue to deliver.

However for something locally based, Bella Pizza, next to the Octagon Theatre, is still open for takeaways.

To order from these takeaways and to find more that are still delivering in the area, visit their websites or Just Eat, Deliveroo, Uber Eats and other online services.