Review: Muse Restaurant and Bar Uppermill Oldham

Nestled in Uppermill on the outskirts of Oldham, Muse is the latest restaurant and bar to add flair to this rather picturesque Saddleworth village.

Muse Uppermill Review

Spread over several stone buildings and a glass canopy covered area, Muse – opened by ex Hollyoaks hunk Rob Norbury – offers a vibrant restaurant feel in what I expect would normally be a sleepy village. However if the sun is shining the village is a hive of activity and the restaurant courtyard is a fantastic area to enjoy a cold beverage and sample the culinary delights on offer!


Muse Uppermill Review

What we ate:

Muse Uppermill Review

Duck Hoi Sin Flatbread with spring onion, cucumber and cheese – £6.50 I had read that this was a must have when visiting and I was not disappointed. The crispiness of the flatbread made every bite even more divine, with a fusion of flavours complementing the duck perfectly. Sometimes duck can be tough to chew, but this was perfectly cooked and I could quite happily have eaten another!

Muse Uppermill Review

Muse Restaurant Sunday Roast – £14 It was a toss up between Southern Fried Chicken or a Sunday roast, which on the day the meat on offer was Beef. No contest really! The funky plate featured two very thickly cut slices of succulent beef, roasties, carrots and swede, fine beans, cauliflower, mash,  gravy and the all important Yorkshire Pudding  and was hoovered up within minutes. It was a seriously hearty roast and just what was needed. The beef was tender and there was a good amount on the plate which is always appreciated. The Yorkie was crispy and full of flavour… I was lucky enough to hang on to mine long enough to eat it!

Muse Uppermill Review

Cheeseburger from the Children’s Menu – £4.95 I was seriously impressed by the size of the burger, for the money this was a very reasonably priced children’s meal… but my bugbear springs up again… it would have been nice to see some salad on the plate. Though this not detract away from the fact that Mini Me thoroughly enjoyed every bite of her cheeseburger, served on a toasted brioche bun. The extra Yorkshire Pudding was due to the fact I knew mine would have disappeared very quickly otherwise! Crafty parenting!

Muse Uppermill Review

Macaroons – A sample of 6 homemade macaroons – £6 I simply could not resist! Despite feeling utterly sated by the starter and main course, it would have been rude not to indulge – fortunately I was able to bring the macaroons home with me for late night munchies. The macaroons were divine and melted in the mouth after the initial bite with lots of flavour. They always remind me of being on holiday and are the perfect complement for a large meal!

Muse Uppermill Review

Strawberry and Chantilly Cream Donuts – £6 Mini Me naturally plumped for the exciting dessert, although I did think she would opt for the Banana Split, but she surprised me! Wonderfully presented and perfect for children with 5 mini, soft strawberry filled donuts in a super cute bag which made its way home with us too!

Muse Uppermill Review

I’m not going to lie to you, parking in the village is a nightmare, especially for people who have no idea where they can attempt to park! There is a short stay car park close to Muse and I was advised to simply sit in the car park as the turnover is quick, although we finally found a space at the swimming pool car park which is up by the Co-Op on the main street. It was a good walk back and I had certainly made space for the macaroons that I took home.

Muse Uppermill Review

The restaurant is quirky, with a Manchester vibe to it – with very reasonably priced high quality food on offer. The menu is fantastic, especially the special offer menus and I look forward to seeing how these develop over time. Recommendations are something I always ask for and the gentleman who served us was spot on, especially when it came to the desserts! Our welcome into the restaurant was very friendly and the service not only for our table, but the other diners was swift and with a smile. The village is absolutely beautiful and I cannot believe I have never visited before, despite it being on my doorstep – if you have the chance to visit Uppermill and Muse then do so, you will not be disappointed!

Muse Uppermill Review

Muse has added a totally new dynamic to Uppermill and I am slightly jealous the restaurant is not located in my own village, we would definitely be frequent diners! If you are heading on down to Muse this week, then here are a list of the speciality nights and offers you can expect, or you can check out further details on their Facebook Page.

Muse Uppermill Review


  1. Jenny @ thebrickcastle says:

    That food looks absolutely beautiful – and the home made macarons! OMG. They really have amazing presentation – except that spare Yorkshire, that’s definitely overdone 😀

    • MM says:

      It was super yummy! Overdone? Not in the slightest for us, I’ve always preferred them on the more cooked and crispy side anyway – for once I didn’t have to make them and for that they tasted even more awesome!

  2. Jenn says:

    It seems like a very nice place to eat. I have never seen a flatbread like that and I think I may attempt to cook it myself soon. I am a big fan of duck and it often its a bit dry! Anyway, the prices seem quite affordable and the menu quite nice. I will keep it on my list! Thank you for sharing!

    • MM says:

      The flatbread was delicious – I’ve made some myself before with minced lamb, tomatoes etc and cream… delicious. I can find duck a little dry on occasion but this was lovely and easy to chomp on. Definitely worth a visit if you are ever in the area!xx

  3. Sam - StressyMama says:

    Oooh I love this. I am from Oldham, Uppermill is so lovely. I have yet to try Muse but it is somewhere I have wanted to visit for a while. I will be in Uppermill next weekend actually so I think I will make a reservation because the food really does look delicious #TriumphantTales

    • MM says:

      Definitely have a trip out there, you will love it! It is such a beautiful village, cannot believe I have never visited before – will definitely be back again soon!x

  4. Mrs Mummy Harris says:

    Oh wow the food looks divine and my mouth is watering from the sound of those desserts… please tell me Mr Norbury made an appearance? he’s a bit of a fitty =p
    Thank you for sharing this with us at #TriumphantTales. I hope to see you back next week!

    • MM says:

      The food was amazing and yes he did make an appearance when we were leaving… I shall reserve comments for professional reasons! 😉 x

  5. Amy says:

    The food all sounds amazing especially that flat bread and the doughnuts. I wish I lived closer, but then again, maybe it’s a good thing for my waistline that I don’t!

  6. Jollies and Jaunts says:

    This looks like a fantastic place to eat – Uppermill is such a lovely little place to visit and I’m always looking to hear about new places to eat.

    • MM says:

      It was super yummy and something I do not have often enough, may have to try and make the flatbread at home myself! 🙂 x

  7. Helen Costello says:

    Brilliant idea to order extra Yorkshire Puds – Mine always seem to disappear too! They look so light and fluffy. Those macarons looks incredible too – Great for when I can’t decide which flavour to have!

    • MM says:

      Absolutely! An absolute brainwave as I really wanted to eat mine! 😉 I tend to close my eyes and choose a macaroon, that way it’s always a lovely surprise 🙂 x

  8. Kim Carberry says:

    What a lovely place to eat. The food looks amazing! That burger is huge considering it’s from the children’s menu. #PoCoLo

  9. Lins @ Boo & MAddie says:

    The food looks and sounds delicious! I’d definitely be up for a visit if the patron was to be around 😉 X #PoCoLo

  10. Morgan Prince says:

    It looks like a great place to eat! If I’m ever in the area I’ll be sure to check it out. 🙂
    Thanks for linking to #pocolo

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