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Retreat Grill, Bar and Restaurant


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#4 of 37 Bar in Bolton
Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner

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Ideal to order while you peruse our menu
Olives & Feta Cheese
Garlic Bread
Bread & Olives
Garlic Bread with Cheese
Garlic Bread with Tomato
Garlic Bread 1/2 & 1/2
Soup of the Day
With chunky bread
Chicken Liver Pate
With toast & chutney
Black Pudding Stack
Buttered Leeks, crispy bacon and topped with a soft poached duck egg
Meze Platter
With stuffed vine leaves, olives, feta, stuffed peppers, tzatziki, a selection of humous and bread & oils
Smoked Mackerel Fillet
Served on a toasted Ciabatta and with tomato salsa and summer greens
Meat Platter for One
Bresaola‎ beef, Serrano ham, smoked pancetta, smoked duck & chorizo
Fish Platter for One
Scallops, tempura prawn, smoked salmon, calamari & fish cake
Spring Rolls
Served with a plum sauce
Grilled Rack of Ribs
Half Rack of BBQ roasted pork ribs
Tempura Prawns
Severed on sweet & sour vegetable ribbons
Blackened Cajun Salmon Fillet
Small £6.75
Large £12.95
Chicken, Avocado & Mango
Small £6.75
Large £12.95
Greek Salad
Small £6.25
Large £11.95
Steak & Red Onion Salad
Small £7.50
Large £14.95
Chicken Caesar Salad
Small £6.25
Large £11.95
Grilled Halloumi with Lemon & Honey
Small £6.25
Large £11.95
Tuna Steak Nicoise
Small £7.50
Large £14.95
Shredded Duck & Hoi Sin Salad
Small £7.25
Large £13.95
All our steaks are served with cherry vine tomatoes, mushrooms and our thick seasoned chips. All our steaks are sourced locally.
8Oz Sirloin Steak
Tempura prawns £+5.25
8Oz Fillet Steak
Tempura prawns £+5.25
Gammon Steak
Topped with two free range poached duck eggs and served with out thick seasoned chips
Wrapped Chicken Breast
Chicken‎ on the bone wrapped in parma ham served with sage & rosemary jus
Chicken & Ribs
Chicken Breast with a half rack of ribs
BBQ Baby Back Pork Ribs
A Full rack of BBQ roasted pork ribs, served with our thick seasoned chips
Duck Breast
Served pink with potatoes and buttered vegetables on a pancetta rosti with wild berries
Sausage & Mash
Tomato & garlic pork sausages topped with a rich red wine & onion gravy
Grilled Meat Platter
Rib‎ Eye, Lamb & Gammon Steaks, Tomato & Garlic sausage, chicken & duck breasts, topped with a free range poached duck egg, served with chips
16Oz T-Bone Steak
10Oz Bison Striploin
8Oz Wagyu Fillet Steak
Arguably‎ the best beef in the world, char grilled to your liking and served with our thick seasoned chips, sauteed wild mushrooms & vine cherry tomatoes
All our burgers are served with our thick seasoned chips and a mixed salad garnish.
Retreat Chicken Burger
Bacon £+1.25
Cheddar cheese £+1.25
Retreat Beef Burger 6Oz
Bacon £+1.25
Cheddar cheese £+1.25
Retreat Pulled Pork Burger
Bacon £+1.25
Cheddar Cheese £+1.25
Retreat Spicy Bean Burger
Cheddar Cheese £+1.25
Retreat Wagyu Fillet Burger
With a choice for it to be served pink, or cooked through.
Teriyaki Beef Skewer
Fillet steak, peppers, courgettes and cherry tomatoes, marinated in our teriyaki sauce and char grilled. Served with thick seasoned chips & salad
Garlic & Parsley Chicken Skewer
Marinated chicken breast, peppers, courgettes and cherry tomatoes, and char grilled. Served with thick seasoned chips, salad & garlic & parsley butter
Vegetable & Halloumi Skewer
Cherry Tomatoes, onions, courgettes and peppers, char grilled & served with Mediterranean bean salad
Served 12-9pm, 2 & 3 course offer may not be available on certain Sunday's, please check with the team
1 course 10.00
2 courses 13.00
3 courses 16.00
Any topping to any pizza prices start from 80p
Try one of our pizza's from our stone pizza oven, for a full authentic flavour we roll our bases on granite and cook directly on the stone
Tomato & mozzarella
Thick seasoned chips £+1.95
Mixed salad £+1.75
Any topping £+0.80
Butternut Squash & caramelised red onion
Thick seasoned chips £+1.95
Mixed salad £+1.75
Any topping £+0.80
Frutti di mare
Shrimp, anchovies, mussels, smoked salmon, haddock & calamari
Thick seasoned chips £+1.95
Mixed salad £+1.75
Any topping £+0.80
Pepperoni, tomato & mozzarella
Thick seasoned chips £+1.95
Mixed salad £+1.75
Any topping £+0.80
American Hot
As‎ above plus peppers, fresh chillies & jalapenos
Thick seasoned chips £+1.95
Mixed salad £+1.75
Any topping £+0.80
Lamb, caramelised onion, feta, parsley & mint
Thick seasoned chips £+1.95
Mixed salad £+1.75
Any topping £+0.80
Glazed Ham & Brie
Honey‎ & Mustard glazed ham with red caramelised onions
Thick seasoned chips £+1.95
Mixed salad £+1.75
Any topping £+0.80
The Italian
Bresaola beef, serano ham, smoked pancetta, smoked duck & chorizo
Thick seasoned chips £+1.95
Mixed Salad £+1.75
Any topping £+0.80
Grilled Wild Seabass
With roasted vegetables & baby potatoes and a chardonnay caper sauce on the side
Battered Fish & Chips
Haddock fillet served with mushy or garden peas
Homemade Fish Pie
Smoked Haddock & prawns, served with seasonal vegetables
Grilled Swordfish Loin
With a wild mushroom and red wine jus, spring onion mash
Grilled Tuna Steak
Topped with tomato and mango salsa, served with roasted vegetables
Whole Sea Bream
Head-off whole fish, infused with fresh seasonal herbs
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Bar, British, International
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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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a stunning meal we had on Thursday. I’m trying to be healthy so ordered sea bass which is not something I would usually order but omg it was amazing. Excellent and very helpful staff. Will definitely be returning.

Date of visit: February 2020
Thank Paula Q
Reviewed 4 days ago

Had lunch the other day. I chose a light lunch but my son and daughter chose the hanging skewers. They weren’t hanging and the portion was smaller than mine which was from the light lunch menu. My son asked if it was a child’s portion...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Thank annelynwood33
Reviewed 6 days ago

We expected good things but the place doesn't deliver, especially considering the prices. Way better value elsewhere. One thing that really surprised me was the chicken risotto. The chicken was plonked on top of the risotto with all the bones still in. Not just a...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Thank Cheryl K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We haven’t been since this restaurant as been revamped so we came for lunch to see what it was like,we loved the place very bright and the seating is great throughout.We chose off the lunch menu we had fish and chips and Chicken and Chorizo...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Thank Sue W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Firstly the waiting staff we attentive. It was a very cold evening we asked to move nearer the fire as we were seated in a colder part of the restaurant. We were moved as there were plenty seats and tables,they even lit the fire, thank...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Thank Itismeagain
RetreatRestaurants, Owner at Retreat Grill, Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're sorry this one dining experience means you won't be returning! We've suffered due to the extremely high winds ove the last few days, doors the the front of the restaurant get blown open and can send a gust through the bar - unfortunately with...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Party of 5 for a birthday celebration, the service was very slow, the food when it finally arrive was bland, my husband and I order different skewer dishes 1 minted lamb and 1 Piti Piti chicken - when it came they put one of each...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Thank Lisandy
RetreatRestaurants, Owner at Retreat Grill, Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, Thanks for another review of the same night on social media. Bending the facts on trip advisor to create a bad impression is never great - you were a party of 26 which were booked in a private area of the restaurant all together...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere, warm welcome and good food. Service is a little slow and it gets a bit noisy when busy later on but we had dinner at 6.30 and the whole experience was positive. The lamb rump was to die for !! Thanks for a...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Thank DianeBo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The first time I came in December I presumed the service was slow because the restaurant was packed. However, I returned for Sunday lunch and nothing had improved. Waiting staff were inattentive. We had to leave our table several times, 1 to ask for a...More

Date of visit: January 2020
1  Thank 1sttimereviewer_rb
RetreatRestaurants, Owner at Retreat Grill, Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi. Sorry you were dis-satisfied with your visit - we are in the process of re-training all of our team when we re-opened on the 10th January, my apologies this was slow. You should not have to get up and look for staff members to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here about 2 weeks ago the 2 of us. We decided to go off the main meal as we had a £10 off voucher. Prices are quite high for what you get to be honest on some dishes. We waited a couple of minutes...More

Date of visit: January 2020
1  Thank grahre
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food is extremely average, the honey chicken starter tastes of absolutely nothing. The sliders were pretty dry and chips overdone. Won’t be rushing back.

Date of visit: January 2020
1  Thank 585declanw
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