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The Dining Room, Lydgate

51 Stockport Road, Saddleworth, Oldham, United Kingdom, OL4 4JJ
Critics Review 15/20
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Opening Information

(Restaurant only – brasserie other times) Wed-Sat 6.30pm-9.30pm, Sun noon – 3.30pm.

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome at lunch

About The Dining Room, Lydgate

Description brought to you by Manchester Confidential:

Rustic dining pub with excellent reputation and wine list.

Critically acclaimed gourmet pub with a destination wine list from Winos in Oldham.
Located seven hundred feet above sea level, where Saddleworth Moor starts, Confidential writer, Jonathan Schofield describes the restaurant as an ‘impressive former coaching house, full of men in slacks and polo shirts.’ In short, it’s a place for all; a composite experience including restaurant, brasserie, pub, function areas and a boutique hotel. Many seating areas cosy: low ceilings, beams, exposed stone walls and big fireplaces. Shaw’s cooking, meanwhile, is all about local ingredients cooked with flair. Foie gras is served with Sarsons vinegar, for example, while elsewhere, there’s a fruity roast venison loin with beetroot and spice caramelised pear. Cheese is a strength and there’s a bijou veggie menu. Dessert, meanwhile, could include iced mango parfait, citrus meringue, vanilla, hot passionfruit soufflé or wild plum tart tatin with roast almond sorbet.

Cuisine: Fine Dining
Price point: $ $
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Critics Review
Review by Manchester Confident
15/20
The pigeon breast was wonderful, yielding, all gamey flavours juiced up and satisfying. The accompaniments were expert as tight as a top jazz act at Band on the Wall: the seared foie gras bursting with excess, the beans crisp and unmistakeably truffled, the leeks providing a tasteful bassline. Chef Paul Cookson should be given an extra tenner a week for coming up with this.
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Visited On Saturday, 16 September 2017

The food was excellent. In fact, it was one of the nicest meals we had had anywhere. The Chef is to be complimented. The front of house staff were very attentive and courteous. We had an extremely pleasant evening and will certainly come again.

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Visited On Friday, 08 September 2017

We arrived in the bar, and ordered a drink, we gave the booking name and expected to be shown our table, I recieved a phone call asking me where I was as we had a table reserved.

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Visited On Friday, 25 August 2017

Really enjoyed the 7 course taster menu with wine!

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Visited On Saturday, 19 August 2017

Really enjoyed the food and cocktails. Staff very friendly

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Food was of a real high quality and the staff were very attentive and pleasant. Only negative is that the food service was very slow. We only had a starter and main which took 2 hours total. We decided to not have a dessert due to the fear of waiting another 40 mins for the next course.

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Visited On Saturday, 29 July 2017

Great food again

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Visited On Wednesday, 19 July 2017

This is a great find for us. There are few excellent restuarants in or around Manchester offering formal, high quality dining experiences with fabulous tasting menus and accompanying wines. We put our faith in the Chef and the sommelier and we were not disapointed.

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Visited On Saturday, 22 July 2017

The food was absolutely SENSATIONAL!

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Visited On Thursday, 13 July 2017

Every Thursday we go for a nice meal. Last week was the Peacock Room. We came here last summer on a Saturday lunchtime. I went on your website on Thursday and noticed the menu 2 courses for £17.50 3 for £20, 6pm to 7pm Monday to Thursday. So I booked a table for 7pm. This menu was not given to us, just the usual one. The meal itself was very good, but we feel that we have been duped. Excellent food but please DO NOT PUT OFFERS ON YOUR WEBSITE UNLESS THEY ARE LEGITIMATE.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 July 2017

Love this place the food is amazing.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 May 2017

Food and service excellent. We will be back.

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Visited On Saturday, 22 April 2017

We had the 8 course taster menu at £55 the size portions of each course were so small we actually went away hungry. Couse by course nothing stood out at all except the homemade bread and the deserts The mackerel in almond foam - the mackerel was the size of a teaspoon. The sea bass - the skin was soggy and not crisp The quail - so small and was tough The poached chicken - completely tasteless Not enjoyable and certainly not value for money at all

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Visited On Friday, 21 April 2017

Stunning food (as always), excellent welcome and unintrusive professional service. If there is another restaurant in the Greater Manchester area than can deliver first class dining as consistently as they do here, then we are yet to find it. Thanks for another wonderful evening.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 April 2017

Great food and wonderful location at very reasonable prices. We'll be back.

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Visited On Saturday, 25 March 2017

Love this place always exceeds our expectations delious food wonderful wine list perfect setting 😍

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Visited On Saturday, 25 March 2017

Lovely food

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Visited On Friday, 17 March 2017

I informed the staff it was my birthday however there was no acknowledgement.

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Visited On Thursday, 23 February 2017

Exceptional menu.. value for money great service and excellent wine list very very impressed.

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Visited On Friday, 10 February 2017

We had the chefs taster menu, portion sizes are small but the food was first class, cooked to perfection and the presentation was stunning. I would definitely recommend adding the wine flight as I thought it was excellent value for money.

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Visited On Sunday, 05 February 2017

One of the best Sunday lunches I've eaten. 3 great courses, great service. Quite expensive -£150 for 4 people - but we'd definitely come back.

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Visited On Saturday, 04 February 2017

Great evening

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Visited On Sunday, 22 January 2017

Sunday lunch menu, excellent value for money

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Visited On Saturday, 14 January 2017

Lovely food in relaxed surroundings

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Visited On Friday, 13 January 2017

Very much enjoyed the whole experience. Thought the wine flight was delicious, generous and value for money.

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Visited On Saturday, 31 December 2016

Excellent New Year's Eve tasting menu! Excellent wines to match and the staff and atmosphere were perfect! One of the best meals we have ever had! Thank you

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