Lancashire is famous for its diversity of natural and cultural heritage which is complemented by local chefs, so northerners (or travelling southerners) you are in the right place!
Whether it’s for a family gathering, romantic settlement or dinner for one we have the perfect top 5 restaurants in the heart of Preston. The following restaurants listed below will certainly tease your taste buds and cater for everybody’s needs, so you can indulge in the very best of modern British cooking using the finest local ingredients!
1) Hand and Dagger, Treacles Road, Salwick
This brilliant establishment has been open for numerous years dating back to 1800 and settled in the beautiful countryside alongside the Lancaster canal.
Not only does the Hand and Dagger specialise in an enormous scrumptious roast dinner but it also has a huge vegetarian and vegan-friendly menu! A vegan-friendly dish includes a three-course glory from homemade beetroot soup, vegetable curries, and vegan burgers/sausages which can be washed down with a blackcurrant crumble or luxurious chocolate mousse.
The dog-friendly pub also has a mighty beer garden with two changing beers.
On the other hand, there is a ‘specials’ board which changes regularly to keep you enticed. The Hand and Dagger is a great place to tuck into a traditional roast dinner with the option of, roasted sirloin & topside of British beef, roasted loin of pork, local chicken breast or for fish lovers, grilled mackerel fillet or fresh fillet of salmon.
There is also a nearby campsite for only £5 a night, so customers can appreciate the rural location and Clifton village which is only 2 miles away. For more information, visit: http://www.handanddagger.com/
2) The Silk Route, Strand Road, Preston
Why not book a large party at this impressive Indian cuisine? Not only does The Silk Route ‘offer quality produce from local suppliers and guarantees its meats are from only Halal Certified Suppliers’ it caters for a wide audience including, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, vegetarian-friendly, vegan options and gluten-free options!
Eat food heartily with the all you can eat Sunday buffet from 1pm-5pm for only £10.99 or kids can eat for £5.99. The buffet comprises of a mixture of meat curries such as Honey Chicken Tikka, Malabar Tiger Prawn and vegetable dishes!
You can also relax at the conspicuous bar whilst admiring the warm ambience before you dine and sip on the fine fruity wine.
3) Tang Restaurant, Fylde Road, Preston
Why not eat gorgeous Chinese food in style at this cool spot? Tang restaurant has been established since 2008, and is one of the most desired attractions to dine at with the restaurant spicing things up further with 3 private karaoke rooms!
The authentic Chinese favourite also caters for vegetarians and vegans and has gluten-free meal options, which has been ‘influenced by the rich food culture of the world, Tang’s serves authentic dishes from China, Thailand, Japan, Malaysia, India, Italia and Mediterranean.’
Tang Restaurant has proven so popular it has received the certificate of excellence award back in 2013 and 2014.
4) Coco’s Soul Food, 88 Friargate, Preston
This Caribbean fast-food international classic is cheap and cheerful with the freshest ingredients and again caters for vegetarians and vegans and is also vegan and halal friendly.
This pleasant casual scene combines of cheap and cheerful soul food in a ‘compact venue with painted murals’. The menu ranges from homemade fresh curries or a filling pasta or burrito meal, the portions are always overly generous, so bring your doggy bag!
5) Tinos, 21 Hill Street, Preston
This family-run Italian international frenzy is ideal for vegetarian admirers and is situated in the vibrant atmosphere of Preston town and is perfect for any private function, as, ‘The suite has its own bar, lounge and dance floor and is ideal for weddings, birthdays and christenings.’
Tinos ‘chooses the finest ingredients using fresh local produce prepared with care to retain natural flavours & goodness.’ Options range from a juicy fillet steak, healthy gluten-free pasta or there speciality delectable 12-inch pizzas!
You can sit back and take pleasure in the restaurant’s personal touch of contemporary harmonious decor whilst sipping on the mouth-watering cocktails or there is an extensive wine list.
By Steph Smith