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Whittle-le-Woods has been placed firmly on every food lover's map since the opening of The Red Cat on Blackburn Road. With more countryside charm than you could shake a muddy Wellie at, The Red Cat is renowned for its peaceful location and classic modern Mediterranean menu. With its whitewashed exterior, original stonework and exposed wooden beams, you'll feel right at home in this cosy venue.
PRICE RANGE
£8 - £25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Italian, European
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Good food good service but they put 10% on the bill which spoiled the ambiance. After a lot of discussion most people refused to pay it and it was all VERY embarrassing. Some of our party said they would not go again unless the service...charge was abolished !More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I used to recommend this place. What has happened??? Bland, tasteless food. Very little seafood in the linguine and to let a very, very undercooked risotto leave the kitchen to be replaced by a slightly less powdery offering was more than disappointing . With a...service charge added for the privilege. An embarrassing experience.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Hugely disappointed. Used to be our go-to local restaurant but this time the food was very poor. Pizza base was cold, soft and chewy and couldn’t eat the pasta as it was swimming in oil when I’d requested only a little. They didn’t charge for...the pizza but the night was spoiled. They must have changed the chef?More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our Saturday evening here. The food was quite good .We both had chicken livers to start (plenty of them) My main meal was a chicken stroganoff which was very nice.Plenty of souce but a measly portion of rice ( about the same as...a single scoop of ice cream) The venue was quite warm & cosy . The staff where not particularly sociable but the service was prompt enough.On a negative side we where asked if we wanted a drink many times ,twice in less than 1 minute !by different waiters. Placing a £6 service charge on your bill is NOT good. You can ask not to pay it & i did. We have visited here a few times in the past & yes we will go backMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been coming to the Red Cat for years as it is my favourite local restaurant. The food and service has always been excellent, however for the first time this evening this was sadly not the case. I ordered the salmon and prawn parcel...and the prawns had parts of the shells still on them which was not pleasant. The main was even worse, I ordered the Chicken Diane but I could not eat the chicken as it was rubbery and was only fit for the bin. This should not have been served. I complained to two members of staff and did not receive any apology. When the bill came they had the cheek to add on a service charge of £7 which I refused to pay. All in all very disappointing and we won’t be returning anytime soon which seems to be a common theme when I have read the other reviews on here.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 29 February 2024

Been coming here for years but unfortunately over the past 6 months it has gone down hill. They need to get the old chef back . The food is nowhere near a nice as it used to be . The food is not up to...the standard it should be , very inconsistent. I am a great cook so when I go out it needs to be better than I can do myself but unfortunately this is not the case . The restaurant used to be a warm place and now now heating makes it cold and unwelcoming. My parents came to and along with us were cold all night . We did remove the service charge . We tip when we get food service and that is including the food hence why we removed it . Sad but it has put us off returning . Quality needs checking, monitoring and upgrading .More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 11 February 2024

Went for Sunday roast dinner and didn’t disappoint, service good and didn’t wait long for our meal, the only gripe I had was the service charge ,we aren’t in a city like Manchester or London so I don’t agree with it, apart from that we...will return .More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 9 February 2024

Mediocre food 😕 Very expensive Calamari was peculiar to say the least, rubbery with a burnt fat after note, and a unnatural uniformity to the rings? Burnt edged pizza. Being constantly called mate by the waiter, annoying 🙄 General feeling of being rushed through your...meal. All in all disappointing 😞 Shall not be returning.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 February 2024 via mobile

Well we’ve been visiting here for years. When we first ate here it was quiet and we could not understand it because the food is easily right up there with the best locally. Over the years we have brought family and friends and can honestly...say every meal we’ve had has been top notch. Yet I haven’t reviewed it on social media, the reason being , we usually just turn up and we’d hate to struggle to get a table! So please, don’t all rush to book! Seriously the food is delicious and the guys that work there are always welcoming and friendly. You know when you’ve enjoyed a great meal when you’re still enjoying the meal you ate an hour ago! In the words of our daughter - always a good meal at The Red Cat 😋More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 23 January 2024 via mobile

Not been here for a while do we thought we would give it a good. Hasn’t really changed much inside . Was a bit chilly to be honest . The service was good and the food was good . May call again sometime but wouldn’t...rush back . Nothing wrong with place though .More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 22 January 2024

We had such a lovely evening ,food amazing ,we added two more people at the last minute and they made it work for us ,everyone enjoyed it

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 7 January 2024

Restaurant was cold, plate was cold. It used to be nicely presented with veg in a side dish and a full plate. Today it was small slices of beef (catering pack not from an joint as all slices were the same size). Hard carrots, Brussel...sprouts instead of the usual broccoli and no Yorkshire pudding as they had ran out. With a cup of tea for one and one alcohol free beer it was £40. Hefty service charge added which could have been taken off but it makes people look mean. We were regular visitors for years but the last two visits have been mediocre so won't be going back.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 7 January 2024

Cold food, cold plate and cold premises. Sunday roast was Ok but not sirloin as advertised, poor selection of veg and we were told the yorkshire pudding " hadn't yet arrived". Suspect that there was a problem with the chef. Complained about lack of heating...but was met with a continental type shrug. Meal not cheap at £40 for 2 roast dinners inc drinks plus hefty service charge. We used to be regular visitors but, based on our last three visits, will not be returning as the place has definitely deteriorated.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 1 January 2024

Used to go here a lot a few years ago. Haven't visited in a while but the food was truly awful. Staff didn't seem bothered about it so it must be par fair the course. Will not be going again.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 27 December 2023 via mobile

Takeaway - not good at all. Chicken pate consistency, sloppy, did not look nice to eat it so binned it. The prawns that we ordered were few and far between. The calzone crust was extremely thick around 1 inch and when I cut into it,...there was no sauce inside. Just some random pieces of meat with cheese. Absolutely bland could not eat it. The Penne carbonara was tasteless and greasy. Would never eat again - all the food was sadly binnedMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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THE RED CAT RESTAURANT, Chorley - Updated 2024 Restaurant Reviews, Photos & Phone Number - Tripadvisor

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Yes, The Red Cat Restaurant offers takeaway services.

The Red Cat Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4