Wigan Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Wigan

December 10, 2017 Flossie Demartino

Wigan (/ˈwɪɡən/ WIG-ən) is a town in Greater Manchester, England, on the River Douglas, 7.9 miles (13 km) south-west of Bolton, 10 miles (16 km) north of Warrington and 16 miles (25.7 km) west-northwest of Manchester. Wigan is the largest settlement in the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan and is its administrative centre. The town has a population of 103,608, whilst the wider borough has a population of 318,100.
Things to do in Wigan

1. The White Lion

117 Mossy Lea Road | Wrightington, Wigan WN6 9RE, England Takeout, Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks HK$78 - HK$220 +44 1257 425977
Excellent
62%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 505 reviews

The White Lion

The white Lion is a country pub and restaurant with traditional home cooked dishes. We have a lovely beer garden. Great Quiz night on a Tuesday. And a large selection of real ales.

Reviewed By Anthony M - Wigan, United Kingdom

Have been to the White Lion on numerous occasions in the past and been thoroughly satisfied with both the standard of food, and the extremely helpful and pleasant staff. We have usually ate in the really nice and traditional bar area. On this occasion however, as it was extremely busy, we ate in the restaurant area. The food and service was up to its usual high standards. The issue we had, was with the overhead lighting strips, which appeared to have been the left over remnants of the previous Christmas decorations. They were literally an inch deep in dust, with huge trailing cobwebs dangling down. Although the restaurant area is low level lighting to create a warm and relaxed ambience, it was an anxious eating environment, constantly looking upwards wondering if cobwebs and dust were about to cascade downwards towards the food being consumed. As a potential food hygeine issue, relating to management cleaning standards, we have not returned to eat since. It's a pity, but you have to feel comfortable in your surroundings when going out to dine in any establishment.

2. Gallimore's Fine Restaurant

Wigan Life Centre 13 The Wiend, Wigan WN1 1NH, England Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$110 - HK$439 +44 1942 492100
Excellent
68%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 837 reviews

Gallimore's Fine Restaurant

Gallimores is one of Wigan Town Centre's premier restaurants for contemporary dining. Situated on the historic Wiend - adjacent to the new Wigan Life Centre and Piazza, the restaurant offers a fusion of international dishes in a relaxed atmosphere. Gallimores is a popular dining experience and has built a reputation on providing high quality - value for money lunch time and dinner menus. Now available on Sundays - a brand new traditional and A la Carte Menu (served from 12 noon).

Reviewed By y0ung_c0uple21 - St Helens, United Kingdom

The food here is lovely. The staff are really nice and polite and the restaurant has a great feel to it!

3. Summat To Ate

48-50 Market Street | Hindley, Wigan WN2 3AN, England Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Steakhouse, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$110 - HK$220 +44 1942 255150
Excellent
68%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Summat To Ate

Reviewed By Michellecloe

Staff here are very welcoming and helpful! Two of us had the steak and it was lovely ! The others had chicken wrapped in Ham , the calamari was amazing , very good prices and offers on midweek too!

4. The Raj

3 Springfield Garage Woodhouse Lane | Springfield, Wigan WN6 7LW, England Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night HK$24 - HK$133 +44 1942 248617
Excellent
80%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 519 reviews

The Raj

Newly Extended 100 Seater, Multi Award Winning family run business. Est 2002 Top 5 listed restauarant National Curry Week Award Winning Signature Menu. A stone throw from the DW. The locals say RAJ is short for REALLY ALREET JACKBIT. 25% Off takeaways and home of the £8.95 Sunday Banquet. Latics and Warriors welcome. We are fans too. Kone, Mcarthy, Tomkins, Burke, Thornley, Sibbett, Farrell have all had jackbit. Come dine with us. Let us look after you. Join us on facebook or follow on Twitter.

Reviewed By SouthamptonMaggot - Southampton

Two of us ate here early evening. The lamb rogan was probably the best I have ever tasted. The service was efficient and attentive. Will definitely eat here again .

5. The Coven

43 Hallgate | Victorian Quarter, Wigan WN1 1LR, England Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available British, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$63 - HK$126 +44 1942 237801
Excellent
85%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 339 reviews

The Coven

Fantastic cuisine in a historic part of town. Pure vegetarian & vegan with a wide choice for coeliacs too. Everything is cooked from scratch in The Coven kitchen - we all all the ingredients in our food so we can guarantee the quality. We also cater for special diets and needs and have special ingredients on hand to help. Massive drinks menu with 25 fine loose teas, organic coffees and normal & vegan milkshakes & smoothies.

Reviewed By Bloodwags - Greater London

Make sure you book for this place at busy time as as there are only 6 tables but it is well worth it whether you are a vegetarian, vegan or not. The menu is inventive and the ingredients all very fresh. The paper rolls were...MoreThank you. You’re very kind. Those are the evening prices.The daytime menu is on the website.

6. Rivaj Restaurant

278 Mossy Lea Road, WRIGHTINGTON, Wigan WN6 9RN, England Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +44 1257 426648
Excellent
78%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 373 reviews

Rivaj Restaurant

Reviewed By Coletteem

We love Rivaj and my husband said that he would take me for Valentine's Day. Even though it was really busy, we still received great service, especially from Amin, who is always polite and friendly, along with the owner. All our food was delicious and I loved the valet gifts which were a lovely surprise.

7. India Lounge

Vauxhall Road, Wigan WN1 3LU, England Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night +44 1942 246936
Excellent
85%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 375 reviews

India Lounge

A BIG hello and thank you for visiting our Tripadvisor page where you can find all information on the India Lounge - Wigan.<br><br>There is no doubt that most visitors to India Lounge return again and again to Sample its outstanding cuisine. <br><br>At India Lounge, our food is inspired by the authentic home cooking of the sub-continent, where all our chef are trained. Food is our Passion, prepared for you always with devotion, love and the finest ingredients.<br><br>Follow us on Facebook where you can keep up to date for special offers, photo viewing and more etc.<br><br><br>Special offers available.<br><br> We make superbly delicious food for all of your eating needs. Come visit us for lunch or dinner any night of the week (we&apos;re open Monday through Sunday, and even on holidays). We also have a takeaway and catering menus for any time you might need something to nosh on away from our great restaurant!<br><br>To book your table at the restaurant please call during opening times, if you are looking to book early then please direct message me on Facebook and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Reviewed By Dominique M

So it's that time of year again. Birthday meal at India lounge. As always the atmosphere is amazing, staff are very warm and welcoming even remembering our faces each time we come in. Food is exceptional as always and we were greeted as family.
I highly recommend this place to anyone who is looking for amazing food and authentic Indian!

8. Red Door Bistro

1 College Avenue | off Library Street, Wigan WN1 1DF, England Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards French, Grill, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Drinks, Dinner, Lunch +44 1942 820484
Excellent
82%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 301 reviews

Red Door Bistro

Small intimate award winning restaurant serving local fresh produce. Daily changing menu. Special offers

Reviewed By LeighBR - Surrey, United Kingdom

This was amazing little find in Wigan and we will certainly be back!
What a wonderful little restaurant that we were delighted to enjoy this past Saturday, they managed to fit us in as a last minute booking and what a lovely experience we enjoyed here in this family run gem of a place. The drinks selection was great, the food menu even better! We had such flavoursome starters, followed by some mind blowing mains, and sweet treats to complete this highly memorable experience.
Amy, daughter of the chef, is a wonderful waitress who is friendly and very polite, a real asset to the Red Door Bistro. I didn't get to meet the chef, but I would one day like to meet Mrs Red Door Bistro and thank her for her amazing cooking!
Overall, I can't fault this little treat of Wigan. If business doesn't take me back to Wigan then I will be there just to dine again in Red Door Bistro.

9. Olive Garden

489 Preston Road, Standish, Wigan WN6 0QD, England Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +44 1257 421144
Excellent
75%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 753 reviews

Olive Garden

NOW OPEN LUNCH...12:2pm

Reviewed By Martin H - Lancashire, United Kingdom

We recently visited the Olive Garden as a family for a birthday celebration and had the most wonderful evening. From the very first smile as we walked through to the door all the way to when we left, the staff were very attentive and enthusiastic. Our food was simply superb and everyone had such a good time that we will be back for more!

10. Primo

Gerard Street, Ashton in Makerfield, Wigan WN4 9AL, England Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks HK$188 - HK$275 +44 1942 273667
Excellent
81%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 387 reviews

Primo

Reviewed By 938victoranthony - Wigan, United Kingdom

Ate here mid February with my family for my birthday. Its local to us so we were able to walk there.
We were given a rather small table for the three of us but whilst it looked small it was ok, once all the glassware we didnt need was removed. Good job we didnt all order pizza though.
The food was excellent and any concerns that the table was way too small vanished I'm glad to say.
The staff were very good but the manageress looked pretty unhappy most of the time. she'd put me off going back I'm sad to say. Hopefully she can cheer up a bit before our next visit.

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