OurStory

We always thought that moving house was supposed to be one of the most stressful times in a person's life...

For us however, it would seem that it provided the opportunity to revamp, rethink and reopen with a bang. With the main members of our winning team from Swinton’s own Crompton’s ready for a fresh challenge, we decided to up-sticks and re-site to leafy Monton.

Our journey started back in 2000 and having gained six valuable years at our original home in Swinton, we decided it was the right time to enhance the business further and pack our bags and move to this vibrant village. Our philosophy was to deliver good value for money wholesome food, but to offer it in a more easy eatery approach, a decision that proved so right and we’ve never looked back !

With the business enjoying year on year success and now comfortable in our 16th year, we have enjoyed the last 10 of those valuable years at the Waterside. We encourage all our customers to enjoy our serene and tranquil location set immediately upon the busy yet peaceful Bridgewater canal.

The Waterside is both contemporary and comfortable whilst making the most of the original features of its period home. (Once we believe a Polish off licence and convenience store amongst other uses)

As our motto states, we sincerely want you to ‘Eat, Drink, Relax & Enjoy‘, an easy instruction we feel when faced with an unpretentious menu of tempting delights that beg to be tried.

Whether you choose to dine inside where we can seat up to 70 people, you may wish to dine outside where our well kept garden seats a further 140 people. As the evenings grow cooler, you can still enjoy the wonders of alfresco dining under our heated covered decked terraced area .

With our kitchen being led by the hugely experienced and very talented Head Chef Mr. Gary Hewart, our varied and extensive menu incorporates a wide selection of starters, a number of ‘easy eatery’ main courses, featuring lunchtime sandwiches and wraps, home-made burgers, fish dishes and pasta dishes, as well as our ever popular sizzling Steak Stones. With a dedicated dessert menu to conclude your experience, all in all showing some of Gary’s personal talents which once he shown cooking for a series of ‘A listers’ including M.P’s and the Manchester United squad to name but a few !!

Gary’s ethos is simple, “take fantastic ingredients sourced from some of the best local suppliers, combine them carefully and produce a menu that we are proud to put our name to” taking the hassle out of dining. Whether you are popping in for a quick bite at lunchtime or a more leisurely dining experience in the evening, we feel sure you will not be disappointed with what we deliver to your table.

You can just stop by for a drink where you will always be welcome and of course we love to see the children as families are high on our priority guest list !!!

So, finally, relax with hard earned drink in hand, relish our tranquil setting and first class food where we know you will be coming back for more.