Bolton's Newest Dining & Drinking Experience


The Perfect Destination Venue. 

We are delighted to welcome you to our beautiful restaurant, we welcome all ages and are family & children friendly!

Come visit Bolton's newest concept with craft cocktails and fine dining food. 


Follow our Instagram at @EmpireCocktailLounge for regular updates

Eat & Drink Together with empire 


Our Food...

Empire's Food is setting the standard around our local area!

Our A La Carte menu is casual British fine dining with a European twist alongside classic Pizza's, Pasta's, Grill and Salads. As Bolton's most exciting fine dining restaurant we strive to provide high end city centre service in a local, relaxed atmosphere and we never compromise on that! 

So whether you want a classy fine dining experience or a casual, relaxed atmosphere, Empire is the place for you. 

We also cater for large parties, private events or special requests. Nothing is too much - Just ask!

Our Drinks...

Empire's Cocktail Lounge will leave you saying "wow" whether you sip on one of our amazing in-house cocktail's,one of our many craft gins or a bottle of fine wine. 

Our Bartenders are highly trained and very skilful in their craft, if the menu doesn't take your fancy just ask them to create a bespoke cocktail for you based on your palate. 

We host a range of events In our lounge from gin tastings to open mic nights to charity events! 

The spirits we serve are forever changing with modern trends so just ask for anything new and exciting we may have 




Michael Walker


Michael is the owner of Empire Bar & Restaurant alongside Avocado Health Bar. His background is in high end hospitality functions including Celebrity birthdays, weddings, corporate events and mobile bars. Applying his experience into his own bar and restaurant has always been a a reality! 

Lucas Roskell

General Manager

Lucas joined the Empire team in September as Bar Manager and soon progressed to General Manager. His experience of running high end city centre cocktail bars has enabled him to implement the techniques used and standards of service into Empire local atmosphere and really improve the Bar.

Elena Mardale

Assistant General Manager

After only recently moving to the North, Elena has applied her experience of managing award-winning restaurants in Italy and London to give our restaurant very strong foundations for success! With intensive staff training and setting our standards, she is reaching for the stars with Empire.