NOW that restrictions have eased, there may be no better time to go out  for a meal.

There are hundreds of restaurants in the borough, and if you’re looking for a weekend treat – or you just don’t want to cook – it can be difficult to pick one from the list to go out to eat ASAP.

We’ve compiled 11 top-rated places according to reviewers on the leading review site Tripadvisor, to make your choice a little easier.

1.  Royal Balti House

The Bolton News:

1,306 reviews#1 of 18 Restaurants in Farnworth. Indian Asian Balti

78 Market Street, Farnworth, Bolton BL4 7NY England

One of their most recent reviewers said: "Outstanding service and brilliant food."

"Great, personable service and hand down the best curry in the area. I am always made to feel welcome. Their new Bolti dish was amazing. Highly recommend."

2. Baker's

395 reviews#1 of 283 Restaurants in Bolton. British Vegetarian Friendly Vegan Options

247 Blackburn Road, Bolton BL7 9SN England+44 1204 306266

A reviewer who left a review a week ago labelled it as "fabulous, what a gem of a place".

They added: "Didn’t have a reservation but popped in and managed to be given a table .
"All of the staff were friendly attentive and courteous".

3 Casa Di Tapas

71 reviews#1 of 63 Restaurants in Horwich. Italian Pizza Mediterranean

116-120 Lee Ln, Horwich, Bolton, Horwich, Bolton BL6 7AF England+44 1204 479000

It was rated by a recent reviewer as 'Incredible from start to finish.

They added: "The staff are so welcoming and friendly, that alongside the relaxing authentic decor pulled us inside without any hesitation. Service was quick and the sangria was some of the best I’ve ever had."

4 Earthlings

199 reviews#1 of 5 Restaurants in Bromley Cross. Cafe British Healthy

221 Darwen Road, Bromley Cross, Bolton BL7 9BS England+44 7514 532153

According to one of the latest 'never disappoints'

It added: "Excellent food in a lovely location - options to sit outside weather depending. Lovely friendly staff and delicious dishes. They really care about serving good food."

5. Toby Carvery Watergate Toll

908 reviews#2 of 283 Restaurants in Bolton. Bar British Pub

Junction 4 M61 421 Watergate Drive, Bolton BL5 1BU England+44 1204 650955

A reviewer recalled having 'a fabulous night here'

"All the staff are great our waitress Carla is always pleasant hard working and just makes our visit feel special...excellent service all round we will be back soon."

6 Tapaz Ristorante

The Bolton News:

796 reviews#3 of 283 Restaurants in Bolton. Mediterranean European Spanish

33 Bradshawgate Great Manchester, Bolton BL1 1EL England+44 1204 395505

One reviewer labelled it as "Good Spanish food."

"We had 4 tapas each, and they were all good. They tasted authentic, my Spanish companion agreeing. 
"The service was good and friendly in a smart environment. A place to return to."

7. Unity Brook Pub

The Bolton News:

415 reviews#1 of 5 Restaurants in Kearsley. Bar British Pub

452 Manchester Road, Kearsley, Bolton BL4 8RX England+44 1204 704049

One recent visitor called it 'Amazing'

"Amazing friendly staff so lovely, food was absolutely stunning would definitely return. Good prices and delightful food and service."

8.Poppins Tea Rooms

212 reviews#2 of 63 Restaurants in Horwich. Cafe British Vegetarian Friendly

142A Lee Lane, Horwich, Bolton BL6 7AF England+44 1204 773520

One reviewer 'can't wait to go back again' and labelled the 'Afternoon tea-riffic!'

9 Sokrates Taverna - Horwich

541 reviews#3 of 63 Restaurants in Horwich. Mediterranean Greek Vegetarian Friendly

80-84 Winter Hey Lane, Horwich, Bolton BL6 7NZ England +44 1204 692100

A reviewer claimed it was the 'Best restaurant in Bolton, make this a must'

"Mezes are fabulous. Love, love this place. Thankyou.

"As usual the food was delicious, Thank you though to all at Sokrates for a lovely evening... my favourite in Bolton"

10 Cibo Italian Eatery

148 reviews#5 of 283 Restaurants in Bolton. Italian Pizza Mediterranean

160A Blackburn Road, Bolton BL7 9SB England+44 1204 302020

Their most recent review said: "Fantastic.

"Gorgeous food.Absolutely delicious. Great service,fair prices. I will be back regularly.Thoroughly recommend the Pollo Funghi. Sauce was fabulous."

11. The Cherry Tree

The Bolton News:

1,938 reviews#1 of 11 Restaurants in Blackrod. Bar British Gastropub

A6 Chorley Road, Blackrod, Bolton BL6 5LA England+44 1257 481234

One recent reviewer said: "Fantastic service and delicious food!

"This was our second visit in 6 weeks and once again the service was excellent and the food was delicious.

"Last time we chose from the main menu but this time we had the 3 courses from the ' best of British ' menu. All courses were superb and excellent value"