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“Fabulous, great good, atmosphere is bliss” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Old Bill

The Old Bill
Police headquarters | 35 Greaves Street, Oldham OL1 1TJ, England
0161 628 5895
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Ranked #1 of 198 Restaurants in Oldham
Price range: $16 - $157
Cuisines: Bistro
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The restaurant was established in 1995 when Marco Senior and his son Paolo decided to create an authentic, family run family feel restaurant. The restaurant has built up a reputation as the perfect place for that intimate meal, or social and family occasion in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere situated in the heart of Oldham. This has now been developed further by moving its premises to Greaves st where it now not only boasts THE White Rooms funtion suit but also a custom built music venue in its basement called Letsby Avenue...From srength to strength we grow trying our best to merge a traditional family bistro with a multy facilitated building. we hope you visit and give us your opinion soon...paolo
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“Fabulous, great good, atmosphere is bliss”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013 via mobile

We come back here over and over. The food is beyond fantastic! Filling, beautiful, tasty authentic! Atmosphere is great and just as good at the new premises. lisa and paulo are fantastic hosts and always ensure a memorable night. Get here and feel the love! You deserve it!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Peak District National Park, United Kingdom
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107 reviews 107 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“The Old Bill is a little bit dated.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

I'd been meaning to visit the Old Bill for ages but I only recently got round to it. As we entered the restaurant our first impression was we were stepping back in time. The decor of the restaurant is a little bit dated. However, the welcome and the service was excellent. The staff were polite and friendly making us feel welcomed. We ordered from the early bird menu. The menu is fairly varied and very reasonably priced @ two courses for under a tenner!! I think the restaurant must have built its reputation on giving big portions. If you like big portions (I don't) then this is the place for you. My starter and main were both tasty but there was far too much. To its credit, the Old Bill is a long established Oldham restaurant so it must be doing something
right, but for me the menu and the decor is looking like the town, old and in need of modernising? Would I go back, not in a hurry?

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Oldham, United Kingdom
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“Evening meal”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

The "new" premises are much larger than the old but sadly I feel that the food quality is lower than at the old premises.

Visited January 2013
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“mothers day meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Went here with a few friends for mother day meal and it was a really fun day we had a lovely meal, I myself had prawn melon starter and followed by chicken zingara it was well tasty, was tempted to have homemade cheesecake but was full and had to leave room for a few beers, paulo and his sister lisa are really good fun and left my number for lisa to come and have a beer with us (if she gets a day off ) ha nice one old bill again

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Brilliant Party”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

I recently had my leaving party from work in the function room at the Old Bill. There were 25 of us and we all had a fantastic evening and we all thought the food was excellent. I can't thank Paulo, Lisa and the staff enough, they are so friendly and can't do enough to make sure you have an enjoyable evening, so many thanks.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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