Food and drink

Student life

Preston is home to a vibrant food culture. There's a great choice of independent eateries, as well as all your favourite high street chains. Take a look at some of the best food and drink spots Preston has to offer.

Restaurants in Preston

There are lots of great restaurants in Preston. You can sample cuisines from around the world, all within easy reach of the city centre. Angelo's Italian restaurant is known for it's delicious pizzas and pastas. Coco's Soul Food is the place to go for Caribbean cooking. Or if you prefer Korean food, try Kimji's Korean Restaurant. Meanwhile, Mowgli's Indian Street Food serves tantalising Indian dishes, in beautiful, fairytale-like surroundings. 

Check out some of our other favourite restaurants in Preston below.

1842 Restaurant and Bar - There's something for everyone, whether you fancy fish, meat or vegetarian food, all served in a stunning modern interior.

Aven - Taste the best of British cuisine when you try the tasting menu, or order a full-sized meal.

The New Continental - Enjoy a traditional pub lunch and wash it down with a pint.

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Enjoy a meal with your new uni mates.
Enjoy a meal with your new uni mates.

Street food in Preston

Here are some of the best street food restaurants in Preston. For burgers and beers, head to SMASHED Preston where the food and atmosphere are unmatched. If you want authentic Thai cooking, then try Itsy's Thai Street Food. And for the best pakoras, samosas and curry, go to Eat Indian in the city centre. Here's more of our street food recommendations.

SMASHED Preston - The best burgers about with cocktails and retro video games to boot.

Tipsy Chef - Burgers, cocktails and salt and pepper hash browns - what more could you want?

Wings & Beer Co. - Does pretty much what it says on the tin. Beers, burgers and chicken wings. And there's live sports on too.

High street favourites

Want a quick meal you know you'll love? Preston has all your favourite high street restaurants. There's a Pizza Express in the city centre. There's a Turtle Bay, serving it's signature Caribbean food and cocktails. There's also a German Doner Kebab delivering doner meat deliciousness. And, of course, there's a Nando's (there's two actually).

Coffeehouses and quick bites

Need a coffee to-go? Looking for a lunch spot? There are lots of cafes around the city centre to get a brew and a bite to eat. Rise serves delicious and nutritious food, with an aesthetically-pleasing, pastel decor. Delishus by Saladishy is another healthy lunch restaurant in Preston, with lots of veggie and vegan options. Holy Grounds has achieved cult status for its coffee and doughnuts combo - just what you need on a study break. 

Dessert bars

If you've got a sweet tooth, then you’ll be spoilt for choice in Preston. Kaspa’s Desserts has a mouth-watering selection of waffles, milkshakes and ice cream sundaes in an American-style diner. Roccos is a fun dessert parlour with all your favourites, from cookie dough to soda floats. Indulge at Haute Dolci with a fine choice of chocolate fondue and cakes.

Nearby supermarkets


  • Aldi - Corporation Street, Preston, PR1 2UZ
  • Lidl - West Strand, Preston, PR1 8UY
  • Morrisons - Riversway, Preston, PR2 2YN
  • Tesco Superstore - Liverpool Road Penwortham, Preston, PR1 9XE
  • The Food Warehouse - Queen Street, Preston, PR1 4HZ
  • Iceland - Lowthian House, Ring Way, Preston, PR1 2ES

International stores

  • KW Foodstores - Kent Street, Deepdale, Preston, PR1 1PJ
  • KGN Foodstore – 7-11 Great Hanover Street, Preston, PR1 1PY
  • Barkat Foodstore Preston Ltd – 1-2 Canute Street, Preston, PR1 1PL
  • KR Samartos - 58 Plungington Road, Preston, PR1 7RA
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