There are plenty of great places to eat in Tameside.
Our borough is big enough to offer a wide array of tasty dining options from village to village, town to town.
But when you’re limited to a more select area, things might start to get a little tricky as your options are significantly reduced.
Thankfully, if you look hard enough, you’ll be able to find some good if not great options for your next local restaurant experience.
Today we’re looking at Stalybridge which, at first glance, you might think you’d struggle finding a decent spot to “chow down.”
Well, let us help you with that.
Here a just some suggestions of places to eat in Stalybridge:
Stalybridge Buffet Bar
Let’s start off with a local favourite…
If you’ve travelled by train anywhere in the nearby area, there’s no doubt that you’ll have travelled past this little gem at some point or another.
Situated conveniently right beside the tracks at Platform 4 of Stalybridge train station, this bar makes the perfect hop-off-hop-on refuelling stop.
Dating back to 1885 (yes, that long!) Stalybridge Buffet Bar has retained the old-fashioned and traditional aesthetic that has made it an essential visit for both locals and passers-by.
Inside you’ll experience a real step into the past as the walls have been covered head-to-toe with various signage and old-timey memorabilia that would have once felt right at home on display, decades ago.
The marble topped bar and classic fireplace have helped retain the authentic feel of times gone by. But one element of your visit that’s not to be missed is the food and drink.
The ales on offer are diverse and will suit a number of tastes and preferences. Plus, the limited yet traditional food menu is perfect for those looking for a quick, filling bite.
For a closer look at what Stalybridge Buffet Bar has to offer, and to see what others thought of the stop, check out the TripAdvisor page here.
Around one hundred yards down from the BP garage in Stalybridge, you’ll find an innocent-looking Italian which is far more than meets the eye.
A café/Italian Restaurant/Bar hybrid, Italian Grill is ready to serve top-quality food and drink whatever the time of day.
Unlike a lot of other Italian-themed restaurants, Italian Grill is open for breakfast and brunch as well as Lunch and Dinner, and you can expect some of your breakfast favourites like a traditional English breakfast as well as a great range of sandwiches on the lunch menu.
When it comes to dinner attention to detail is key and the menu, while it could be considered limited compared to others, is clearly a labour of love filled with simple yet tantalising Italian dining.
And if you’re in the mood for something other than Italian, other themed menus such as Tapas nights are often available.
Perfect for a quiet meal, date night, or a treat for the family – Italian Grill has you covered.
Want to see for yourself? Head over to the website for booking details: https://www.italiangrillbar.co.uk/
Or take a look at the TripAdvisor page here for a more review-focused look.
If you’re after places to eat in Stalybridge and Turkish food is more of your thing, then this next choice might be right up your street.
Deli Felice, located on Market Street in Stalybridge, is situated right on the banks of the River Tame (as they like to mention on their website) and presents an idyllic setting for a good drink and a quality meal.
While Turkish food is their main point of focus, they also cater to French and British cuisine to keep plenty of tastes satisfied.
Under new management since 2018, the deli lives up to its name, offering a beautiful selection of deli choices on display as you enter, including pastries and sandwiches amongst others.
Then, there’s the wonderfully elegant dining area where you can enjoy your meal in a peaceful setting.
Or, want to take advantage of the nice weather? Take a seat right on the river side and dig in as the gentle waters wash on by.
You can find out more about Deli Felice at their website here.
Or hit here to check out their stellar TripAdvisor page.
Another treat of an Italian in Stalybridge, you can find La Lupa on Stamford Street.
An indistinct venue on the outside, that is, until you finally enter.
The interior is on the smaller side, but the lighting, colours and décor all suggests an authentic Italian vibe, as commented by many customers in their reviews.
Turns out this authentic vibe extends to the food, too.
All your favourite Italian treats are available, including the usual pastas, pizzas and garlic breads as well as a number of house specialties.
With its roots firmly found in traditional Italian cooking, and having been in operation since as far back as 2008, La Lupa might be a good choice for you if you’re looking for a good, hearty Italian night out.
Want to find out more about La Lupa? Visit their TripAdvisor here for more info.
Everybody loves a good Chinese. And it seems the people of Stalybridge have landed on their firm favourite.
Phoenix City on Castle Street (just behind Aldi) offers a great range of Chinese dishes at reasonable prices. They also offer a takeaway service if you fancy bringing China to your own dining room!
On the outside, you’d be forgiven for questioning whether Phoenix City is a restraint at all, being situated in a very unusual building for a Chinese eatery. But that all disappears as soon as you enter.
With masses of space, acting as both a function room for larger party events and a restaurant, you’ll find plenty of space to enjoy your meal, or maybe enjoy a dance or two!
The food always receives stellar responses from customers, making this a local Chinese experience not to be missed.
So if it’s a simple meal for two or a full-on party, take a look at Phoenix City for your next meal out.
You can find out more at their very well received TripAdvisor page here.