A restaurant is shut until further notice after a fire broke out this morning.

Firefighters from across Greater Manchester were called to Beefalo Meat House on Blackburn Road, Astley Bridge.

The specialist hydraulic platform was used to fight the fire from above.

The fire has caused extensive roof damage.

In a statement the restaurant, which opened in September 2021, said: "Unfortunately the restaurant has experienced damage due to the fire today morning.

"The fire was contained by the excellent work of the emergency services.

"The restaurant will be closed until further notice. We will have regular updates for all bookings made."

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Rescue and Fire Service said: "

“Shortly after 11am on Monday 6 March, firefighters were called out to a fire at a restaurant on Blackburn Road, Bolton.

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“Fire engines from across Greater Manchester, as well as an aerial unit, quickly attended the scene where the roof and rear of a restaurant is on fire."

Crews remained at the scene throughout the day.

The fire broke out at the back of restaurant and gone through the roof space.

Police were also called to manage traffic.

Beefalo Meat House is known for its fine dining experience, which offers a £150 golden steak.

Nobody has been reported injured in the fire.

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The restaurant is situated in the historic St Paul's Church schoolhouse.



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Beefalo Meat House was due to host a Turkey Donation Appeal night from 4pm to 10pm tonight, raising money for Turkey and Syria’s earthquake victims.

Many of the staff working at the restaurant are from Turkey and have family there.

Beefalo Meat House will now be closed until further notice.

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Beefalo was opened by Turkish chef Bayram Yuce, with another Beefalo restaurant in Liverpool, and is popular with football stars like Mo Salah, ex Liverpool defender, Dejan Lovren and winger Sadio Mane.

It has two floors, with upstairs for  desserts.

The restaurant applied for expansion last year but this was rejected as several residents complained about the lack of parking.