Student life

Food City

You’re never short of choice for a place to eat in Preston. The city centre is full of well-known and independent restaurants with a range of traditional and international menus to suit every taste. You’ll find many places in the centre but don’t forget to venture down Preston’s many side streets to find independent steakhouses and restaurants tucked away.

The city is home to many recognisable favourites including Prezzo, Turtle Bay, Pizza Express, Starbucks and Rift & Co. Preston is a city which celebrates diversity and that is reflected by the broad range of international independent eateries that the city has to offer.

From experiencing the chic, Greek, industrial feel of the Olive Tree Brasserie in the heart of the city to watching the sun set into the trees as you sit in the conservatory of The Italian Orchard, Preston is a place offering a real global flavour. There are a huge range of brasseries, bistros, takeaways and tapas bars to ensure you have plenty of varied dining experiences to sink your teeth into.

Looking for something less formal? MOKA on the Fishergate high street strikes a balance between a casual setting with a quality English and Spanish inspired menu food that will suit you no matter what time of day. In addition, the Middle Eastern inspired eateries of Coco’s Soul Food3 Monkeys or Jaffa’s provide Middle Eastern and Halal alternatives that are ideal for when you need a quick, flavoursome lunchtime meal between lectures.

If you’re looking for the best of British then look no further than Angels situated in the Ribble Valley, about a 15 minute drive from the city centre. One of the most distinct dining experiences in the region, it is consistently reviewed as not only among the best restaurants in the city but in Lancashire as a whole. A perfect place to celebrate a graduation perhaps.

Preston has a thriving café culture with its numerous modern and vintage teashops and coffee houses. Whether you need to sit with your laptop to complete an assignment in peaceful surroundings or catch up with friends, there’s a café for you. Local teashops like The TownhouseCafuné and the Mystery Tea House provide independent and intimate café settings for you to unwind, with the Mystery Teahouse offering some of the most eclectic choices of teas from around the world!

This is only a taste of Preston’s food and drink, so make sure you check out Preston Guild City’s Eat and Drink listings for a full list of restaurants Preston has to offer and Preston at Night for the latest information on food, drink and events in the city.