Food Bites

Tuck into our page of Food Bites which brings you the latest news on our restaurants, rural country inns, chefs and local artisan producers who all make Preston and the Fylde a region of outstanding gastronomy

Food, Glorious Food
The Seafood Pub Company has been named as Food-led Pub Company of the Year at a prestigious award ceremony in London. Restaurant Magazine’s R200 Awards recognise the most innovative pub operators in the multi-site restaurant sector. The win follows The Assheton Arms, one of the group’s sites being named as Dining Pub of The Year in September of last year.

Award Winning
Lancashire Chocolatier, Choc Amor has won two awards at the International Chocolate Awards, World Finals and is the only UK chocolatier to win a World Award for one of its chocolate bars from a new special category. Choc Amor was crowned World Award Winners with a Silver in the ‘Milk chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring’ category for its Turkish Charm and a further award in the Special Chocolate Tasters category – ‘Dark chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring’. For this, they won a bronze for their Kalamata Olive Oil chocolate bar.

New Eateries In Preston
Two national food and drink chains The Botanist and Mowgli are due to open in St George’s Shopping Centre, Preston, in the autumn of 2020. The Botanist has taken the development’s largest unit at 10,000 sq ft, on a 15-year lease, whilst Indian street food operator Mowgli which also operates in Manchester, and Liverpool has signed up on a 15-year lease. The two brands will open as part of St George’s plans to build a 28,000 sq ft restaurant quarter.

New Restaurant On The Block
A new Chinese restaurant has opened up in the Guild Hall in Preston Mr Lam, a renowned Chinese chef, has been serving in restaurants in Preston since 1979. His latest venture takes the place of the former Vittoria’s restaurant which closed in December 2018 and will offer dine ins as well as take away.

Hola To Lytham
A restaurant serving Spanish cuisine is to open in Lytham later this year. El Uno Spanish Gastro is due to open at 1 Clifton Street in the town, bringing what they describe as the very best Spanish fine dining in the heart of Lytham. The eatery is currently finalising its menu with newly appointed head chef Samuel Hernández. Mr Hernandez previously worked as a head chef in Tenerife, at a fine-dining restaurant called Lagarto Brasserie.

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