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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 3rd October, 2021)

The Wheel Restaurant

The Wheel Restaurant
The award winning Wheel Restaurant at Parsons Walk Centre serves excellent cuisine, prepared and served by Catering and Hospitality students. The Wheel Restaurant is a hidden gem in the heart of Wigan.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
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Comment by: PeterP on 3rd October 2021 at 08:11

Which is the Wigan wheel ? Photo spoiled by Mick propping his cycle at the base of the wheel.

Comment by: irene roberts on 3rd October 2021 at 09:09

My friend has been in The Wheel Restaurant and said it was very good. I'm not sure of how you go about booking....I think it is just open on certain days; it isn't like a normal cafe where you can just walk in and order a meal. It revolves around what days the students are cooking. I'm sure someone on Wigan World will be able to clarify the details.

Comment by: Pw on 3rd October 2021 at 09:13

Why do people knock Micks photos?I know he sometimes comes out with wind up comments but his comment on this photo is informative.

Comment by: Cyril on 3rd October 2021 at 10:02

Ive been told that the Wheel is the best restaurant in Wigan


Looks like a nice menu


Comment by: daveo18 on 3rd October 2021 at 10:13

Good point of reference to show the size - though didn't really need it as the building does that quire well!!

Comment by: DTease on 3rd October 2021 at 10:42

Pw, Mick is better at copy and paste than he is at grammar.

Comment by: Veronica on 3rd October 2021 at 11:20

They do those meals at the College in Bolton. Very sought after bookings. I think it's a wonderful idea. A good training ground for students who want to get on in the hospitality industry.

Comment by: Joan on 3rd October 2021 at 11:29

Pw, I know Mick personally and I can tell you he is honest as the day is long and spends many hours traveling all over Wigan and district taking photos for Wigan World Photo-a-Day, and should get more praise for those that he sends in.
I think the people who make up trouble making comments are mostly those from the Wigan rejects website and should be ignored

Comment by: Veronica on 3rd October 2021 at 11:30

I don't think there's any need for the bike. The photo stands on its own merits with The Wheel....A first for man in his inventions.

Comment by: Pw on 3rd October 2021 at 11:43

I could not care less if Mick copies and pastes ,it was good information.

Comment by: Jonno on 3rd October 2021 at 12:28

Maybe Mick went inside the restaurant for lunch and just used the wheel to chain his bike up.

Comment by: Veronica on 3rd October 2021 at 12:31

Without wishing to be 'picky'. Quotations marks should be used. i.e.
( " " " " " ) it's a form of plagiarism if you use other's words without them. You can tell the words are someone else's with the format of advertising. Just thought I would clear that up..whether that's taken note of is another matter, It's also good manners to use them. ( plus honest)

Comment by: RON HUNT on 3rd October 2021 at 12:34

I think the bike in the photo is Mick's trade mark. Like Terence Cueno always put a mouse in his paintings

Comment by: DTease on 3rd October 2021 at 13:01

You described it as “his” comment Pw.

Comment by: Veronica on 3rd October 2021 at 15:11

Dare I say it... Alfred Hitchcock used to appear in his films but if you blinked you missed him...;~))

Comment by: Cyril on 3rd October 2021 at 15:31

See there is another Cyril posting at 10.02?

I can't comment as I haven't been in this one at Parsons Walk Campus, I can only comment about when the kitchens and Wheel Restaurant was at the Pagefield Campus in the 1990s and it was excellent, and I can't see Parsons Walk being any less so.

Irene, I don't know about Parsons Walk but when up at Pagefield they had an alternative diner, it was where the student chefs devised, planned, prepared and cooked their own lunch menus as part of their course work, this was open for a hour or so from midday, even though the food was a good deal cheaper it was the same quality as would have been served in the restaurant, having looked on the college website they may not do that now, though for three lunch courses @ £10.95 it's excellent value as is their five dinner courses @ £14.95.

They are excellent training facilities Veronica, with industry trained chefs tutoring and when it was at Pagefield a few had trained as chefs in the forces.

Comment by: Veronica on 3rd October 2021 at 17:06

I know it's a good college Cyril - my granddaughter goes there on the train from Westhoughton.... not for that course though. Her friend goes as well and she is doing a Veterinary nursing course.

Comment by: Ray on 3rd October 2021 at 18:19

I expect that a fair number of younger people have no idea that this
wheel was for taking coalminers up and down the many coalmines in
this area, and hauling the coal to the surface.

Comment by: Mick on 3rd October 2021 at 18:31

Cyril, Cyril is a common name I used to work with two Cyrils at Pem Caravans and we had a Cyril who lived in our street until he died.

Comment by: James Hanson on 3rd October 2021 at 19:37

Cyril, I'm sure you mean, "three course lunches and five course dinners " ?

Comment by: Cyril on 3rd October 2021 at 20:20

Hope they do well Veronica. There was a facility on Montrose Avenue at Pemberton that training veterinary nurses could have hands on experience working with different farm animals, small animals and reptiles, but the blockheads from the three estates around there were releasing the farm animals at night which then got savaged by urban foxes, and also breaking in on umpteen occasions causing distress along with a lot of small animals and reptiles being killed. They closed the facility after a fire broke out which again caused animal deaths, hopefully they'll be wise not to say where they've relocated to.

Comment by: irene roberts on 3rd October 2021 at 21:26

I can't say "lunch".....the word sticks in my throat, as does "dinner" for an evening meal. My mid-day and teatime meals will ALWAYS be my dinner and my tea. It drives me potty when girls I was at school with, who used to say, "I'll have to go in now for me dinner" have suddenly started to say, "I've just been to that new cafe for lunch" ....WHAT'S UP with having your DINNER at twelve o'clock?! It's as if people are ashamed of their Wigan upbringing and their Lancashire heritage. I am proud of mine and I will never change.

Comment by: Veronica on 3rd October 2021 at 22:14

That's awful Cyril. I don't know where they have located to so I can't say. Millie is doing Tourism as she wants to work for a Flight Company. ( the big ones) she travels with her friend from W/H as they were at school together. I am glad about that. They do a wide spectrum of courses at the College, better than Bolton.

Comment by: Veronica on 3rd October 2021 at 22:19

I'm the same Irene, but when we go out for 'lunch' with our Art Group I have to go with the flow! It does go against the grain I must say. But what would Dolly and Laura say and the Cook.....? ;~))

Comment by: The Real James Hanson on 3rd October 2021 at 22:50

Irene, it's nothing to do with living in Wigan, or Lancashire for that matter.
A 'dinner' is a big meal, or main meal. A luncheon (lunch) is just a snack. Dinner can be had any time of the day, traditionally at 12.00 mid-day but fashions change.
So, if you have a three course meal at 12.00 mid-day, it's not 'lunch'. Likewise, if you have a sandwich or a sausage roll it's not 'dinner'.

Comment by: Mick on 4th October 2021 at 06:54

Irene if the words are sticking in your throat try drinking more water

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 4th October 2021 at 08:51

I have to agree with the 'real Mr Hanson' on this.
Its where you live & how you live & what is eaten dictates the terms you use for meals. I go with the flow whatever term is being used.
I don't make a meal of it...excuse the pun !

Comment by: irene roberts on 4th October 2021 at 08:52

I'm an awkward so-and-so, Veronica, and refuse to "go with the flow"....I stick like glue to my principles and if people invite me for "lunch", I'll say, "thanks, I'd love to come for my dinner". Funnily enough, my Mam used call the Kit-Kat or Penguin biscuit I took to school for playtime my "lunch". My grandchildren say "lunch" because my daughter-in-law is from London and that's what they call it there. I can understand that, What I CAN'T understand is Wiganers who I grew up with, who have always said "dinner", feeling the need to change it as if they are ashamed. You're right about Dolly and Laura though ..."I'm not used to champagne for lunch....or for dinner either for that matter"...she'd get a butty and Corporation Pop if she came to our house!

Comment by: Mick on 4th October 2021 at 11:08

Ive noticed a notice in A Fine Kettle of Fish, the Platt Bridge Chippy saying they are open
Monday 7:30am–8:30pm
Tuesday 7:30am–8:30pm
Wednesday 7:30am–8:30pm
Thursday 7:30am–9pm
Friday 7:30am–9pm
Saturday 11am–8pm

What are Platt Bridgers doing eating chips at breakfast time

Comment by: Mick on 4th October 2021 at 11:11

Irene I bet when you are dressed up in your lady muck outfit you wont be saying no to a chippy tea at lunchtime

Comment by: irene roberts on 4th October 2021 at 11:44

Mick, if by my "lady muck" outfit you mean my forties' outfit. I ALWAYS have fish and chips out of a polystyrene tray, sitting on a bench or a wall, at the 1940s events at dinner-time, (12 noon). I NEVER say No to fish and chips but I have no idea why "A fine Kettle of Fish" in Platt Bridge opens at 7.30 am. I hadn't even seen that information. I can only imagine they perhaps serve breakfast food, (eg sausage barms) in the morning. My favourite chippies are The Chippery in Market Street, Wigan, Green Lane Chippy in Leigh and Bizzie Lizzie's in Skipton.

Comment by: One of James Hanson' Mates on 4th October 2021 at 16:49

I'll fill you in. The chippy in Platt Bridge opens at 7.30am in competition with McDonald's, which does a roaring trade on breakfasts

Comment by: irene roberts on 4th October 2021 at 20:04

Thanks, James's mate. I looked them up on Google today and can see they do breakfasts, hence the early opening time.

Comment by: Lynne on 1st November 2021 at 10:17

I'm now more convinced than ever that Mick suffers from Asperger's.

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