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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
Bar, British, International
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Had a booking Saturday (the date/time was confirmed over the phone) when I got there they said I had missed the booking as late? When I questioned this I got told I was rude,too intoxicated (had 2 drinks by the way) and apparently I can’t...tell the time.. as I was walking off the 2 girls on the reception said “yeah by hun” they spoke to me like dirt and told me to move on, where was the apology as I know had not got this wrong!! clearly this is not normal behaviour? Honestly I have been going this restaurant for many years but I will NOT be going back! Sort your attitudes out as it’s rude,nasty and just simply unprofessional.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have spent many a night at the Retreat in Bolton , Dining out eating lovely food, however tonight was the exception. I hadnt booked a table tonight for my husband and I, therfore i was a walk in customer , led to gardened area,...that was fine. I ordered my usual 2 chicken skewers, my husband beef and ale pie. My food arrived , was given beef not chicken skewer, i returned my order. My husband then ate his food on his own as i waited 25 minutes for my original order , this being a monday night. The food was not to its usual standard at all, i did explain this to the lovely waitress who said she would speak to the chef. The bill came to a total of £43.00 . total waste of money, so disappointed Retreat.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I’ve emailed 4 times over the space of 6 weeks to enquire about the membership I paid for last year. All the vouchers have expired and were unable to be used due to them being shut through the Pandemic. I’ve asked for replacement vouchers or...a refund but no response. I’ve spent hundreds at Retreat Bolton and brought many people there from out of town. Extremely disappointed to be ignored and to have essentially lost my money on a service I never got chance to use.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I had a wonderful meal at the retreat. The outdoor heating is superb even on a chilly day. The food was excellent and the service was superb. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here for lunch after they were allowed to open outside we have been here before and they never disappoint.We were seated outside in a fantastic seating area the place was busy but we didn’t have to wait long to be served,we had a tomato...garlic bread to start between us then the battered haddock and the sea bass which was on the light lunch menu everything was delicious.Service was excellent couldn’t do enough for you Covid safe throughout our visit.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ordered steaks at 28£ that were unseasoned and ultimately disappointing for their price comparable to something I would find at a Wetherspoons or other establishment for 10-15£. My friend also found a piece of plastic from a biscuit wrapper that the staff tried to blame...us for and offered a 50% discount at one meal under protest. Ultimately a disappointing experience where managerial staff were rude and uncompromising with us. Cocktails were very good and waiters were good however would never recommend to a friend due to frankly rubbish food and staff.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here last night with my mrs and boys .we were greeted upon arrival be the host .we taken to our booth all in a professional and welcoming manner .warm booth and plentiful lighting very cosy . We ordered draught beers and excellent cocktails mixed...to perfection by the very talented bar man .Food was excellent and tasty we had pizzas fries tostadas and the sushi ...well done to the hard working kitchen team ...all arrived in prompt time by the brilliant waiting on staff so nice and friendly. I would definitely go back and would highly recommend this place as one of Boltons greatest places to eat and socialiseMore

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First night out with 2 friends yesterday -had to waif ages for a table - booking in advance advisable but food was excellent, great selection of drinks & service by Jacob was also very good. Only issue was the toilets- for some reason customers thought...they could take their masks off once they were in there - just selfish! And the male toilets were described as very dirty by my other half.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely fantastic outside dining facilities. The staff are really attractive and considerate. Food very tasty. Ambiance really nice. Must visit. I shall go again.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well what can I say. The experience started at the entrance, the staff I must say really rise to the challenge. I would like to thank Andrew H for making our dining experience feel very personal. I would also like to thank Sam R for...an absolute star performance and having the ability to go above and betond what was required. We found the vegan option really tasty except it was the only one. The steak and chicken options were exceptional. I must say the restaurant was extremely busy but you would not have known. The deserts were everything that we expected. Amazing. The team are the complete package. Please give these guys a visit.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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  • Retreat Grill, Bar and Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 3.5
    • Atmosphere: 4