Places to eat

Things to do in Preston | Places to eat

With over 400 restaurants spanning dozens of different cuisines and price ranges, we’ll help you find the best places to eat in Preston.


Fancy a taste of Thai, some crispy prawn crackers or a hot madras curry? Or how about a famous Preston butter pie and a pint? Or maybe some Turkish meze or thin-crust vegetarian pizza? We’ve rounded up our favourite Preston restaurants and eateries.

A Taste of Thailand


Offering vegan and vegetarian options, Maple Leaf Café is one of the most popular eateries in Preston. And, as part of the Duxbury Garden Centre, you can satisfy all your green shopping needs at the same time as grabbing their Fleetwood beer-battered fish and chips (over 80 freshly caught fillets are delivered each morning) or their filling Fisherman’s Platter. With an extensive menu and food locally sourced and freshly prepared, it’s well worth the three-mile drive from our Preston South (Craven Drive) hotel.

Closer to town, in Cannon Street just off Fishergate, is the enigmatic Mystery Tea House. A magpie mix of decor, the main attraction is their wide selection of teas – there are dozens to try, all beautifully prepared and served in a variety of gorgeous teapots with honey on the side for the sweeter tooth. The food on offer includes soups, salads, stews and sandwiches to suit most appetites – and cactus juice shots for the more adventurous. If you’re after a break from the usual commercial coffee shop, this is the spot.

Slightly more conventional is No.15 Café House, out in Penwortham, where you can choose from a selection of light bites, wraps, salads and egg dishes. The real secret weapon, however, is their range of homemade cakes – freshly baked, they often sell out before the end of the day, especially when their lemon and pistachio cake is on the menu.

Closing out our selection is Winckleys with some of the best coffee in Preston, including their own custom-made Winckleys Macchione. Open for breakfast and lunch, you can choose from a range of mouthwatering sandwiches served on seven different types of bread or wraps. Plus, if you’re staying at our Preston Central hotel, it’s only a short walk to Winckley Street to get your breakfast, coffee or lunch fix.



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