Are you looking for a new restaurant to try out? Deciding exactly where to go for food can be a difficult task since there’s so many restaurants to choose from in and around Bolton.

If you’re looking to enjoy a meal on the day either with a loved one or friends, we have you covered.

Here are some of the best restaurants with fine dining within a one-hour drive of Bolton according to Tripadvisor reviews.

All the venues listed have at least a 4-star rating on Tripadvisor.

5 of the best fine-dining restaurants near Bolton

Restaurant Metamorphica

Location: 1 Charles Lane, Haslingden, Rossendale, BB4 5EA

Tripadvisor rating: 5/5

One reviewer said: “A delightful evening in the company of a talented young chef preparing magnificent tasty food made more amazing by the fact that he works largely by himself making the feast. Well executed dishes, super flavours - total wow factor.

“Easily michelin starred standard food but with a personal touch. A must to visit”

Another wrote: “Outstanding food, all freshly prepared, from a fantastically talented Chef. The tasting menu was innovative and every course was superb with a great depth of flavour which sang on your tongue.”

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Northcote Restaurant

Location: Northcote Road, Langho, BB6 8BE

Tripadvisor rating: 4.5/5

One reviewer said: “This place was amazing. The quality of the hotel was second to none. “The food was really unusual and very tasty.
“The dessert simply called clementine was my favorite I loved it.
“The staff were so attentive and chatty. Always willing to describe each course plus the wine.
“I cannot praise the experience enough although it was quite pricey it was a birthday gift to my partner and worth every penny.”

Another wrote: “This was booked for a very special occasion and was somewhere we couldn't afford to routinely go to. It didn't disappoint. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable and the food was amazing. Best I've ever had.”

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James Martin Manchester

Location: 2 Watson Street, Manchester, M3 4LP

Tripadvisor rating: 4.5/5

One reviewer said: “Tasting menu This is my third visit to the Manchester James Martin restaurant for the tasting menu and we wasn’t disappointed . The waiter Alex was exceptional, he had amazing knowledge about the wines and the food and was amazing!”

Another wrote: “Excellent food just love Sunday Lunch at this restaurant. We were there to celebrate my husbands birthday. The staff were fantastic, especially Fabio, nothing was too much trouble. Have been many times from Afternoon Tea to speciality evenings. Would definitely recommend.”

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Freemasons at Wiswell

Location: 8 Vicarage Fold, Clitheroe, BB7 9DF

Tripadvisor rating: 4/5

One reviewer said: “Sunday lunch, dog walk locally, been before and love. Lovely pub, friendly staff, delicious food, good choice of drinks, another very pleasant day out.
"Been about 5 times now. Can't wait to go again. Big thanks to the chefs and staff who make this place special when hospitality is having such a bad time!”

Another wrote: “Had such an amazing stay here staying in mr Fox. The staff were fantastic and very attentive, the room was absolutely stunning and the food…. Out of this world! Definitely will be returning.”

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Tast Cuina Catalana

Location: 20-22 King Street, Manchester, M2 6AG

Tripadvisor rating: 4.5/5

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One reviewer said: “Booked for a pre theatre meal with my spouse. Staff very courteous friendly and helpful. Chose 3 tapas; sourdough with tomatoes, padron peppers and sausage with beans, all very tasty.

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“Then had the vegetable rice fish to share which was amazing and tasty. Washed down with pint of Estrella and a couple of glasses of wine.

“Not particularly cheap but no more expensive than most city restaurants”.

Another wrote: “A real treat. We enjoyed the lunchtime menu, selecting six tapas for £36. Plenty of variety - boquerones, sough dough, croquettes, tortillas, patatas bravas and prawns.

“Fresh ingredients, well seasoned and beautifully prepared. Accompanied by two glasses of wonderful house wine. Attentive service and warm welcome.”