Olive Press closed for major refurbishment

Posted on - 4th March, 2014 - 7:14am | Author - | Posted in - Preston City Centre, Restaurants in Preston, Things to Do in and around Preston

Why not book a last-minute meal at the Olive Press?


Chef Paul Heathcote announced the Olive Press restaurant has closed.

On his website Paul said: “We are closing today (2 March) and reopening on Wednesday the 12th with a different different look. Over the course of the next 11 days, I’ll keep you updated with what’s happening during each stage of the refurb.

“This morning our builders have removed the ceiling in readiness for new electrics, lightning and music system. Gone are our pin-spot lights, instead a more subdued and warm feel will be implemented with three rows of lighting.

“The builders have already started in the toilets: a complete refurbishment of the ladies and gents started this morning. It’s a big job to get them both finished in readiness for the opening but we’re confident we’ll be completed.

“The Brasserie and Bar will remain open in the evenings as our builders will have finished for the day. Are you joining us for pancake day this Tuesday?

“I’ll have more news to share tomorrow. Get your booking in for the first lunch on our reopening on the 12th! Phone Jane in our guest administration team to book now – call 01772 806543.”

Heathcotes Brasserie is still open and today is celebrating Shrove Tuesday with a specially-created, three course pancake menu for just £19.50 per person.

The tasty sounding menu features courses with a different spin on pancakes, created freshly and with the highest quality ingredients by head chef Carl Noller.

Try Braised beef, deep fried onion pancakes, fine beans & mash or Pea pancakes, Heathcote’s black pudding, poached egg, butter sauceDeep with fried apple pancakes, calvados cream for pudding!

Available during dinner on Tuesday, March 4th only. Call 01772 806543 quoting “PANCAKE14″

Honorary Prestonian Paul Heathcote MBE first started in 1990 at the legendary Longridge Restaurant. Michelin Stars, Catey Awards and the Egon Ronay Chef of the Year award followed, as Paul became one of the best known chefs in the country.

Paul heathcote

Paul’s preston restaurants Heathcotes Brasserie and The Olive Press Preston, are based on Preston’s historic Winckley Square.

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