The Preston restaurants you wish still existed

Posted on - 31st July, 2019 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Food & Drink, History, Nostalgia, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Restaurants in Preston

Before there was Nando’s, there was this lot…

Winstons Pizza Lune Street, Preston July 1988


Don’t mention the war!!! Actually, do if there’s pizza involved.

A WW2 themed pizza joint might seem like an unlikely fusion, but somehow it worked. It had an all you can eat buffet, pizzas served in wicker baskets, huge chocolate puddings… and all served up under the watchful portrait of Mr Churchill himself.

It’s a lap dancing club these days, but I know what gets me more excited on a Saturday night.

Bistro French

Bistro French

Work dos, hen dos, birthday dos – if there was a do to be had, Bistro French was the place to have it. I couldn’t tell you what the food was like (French presumably) – it was all about the dancing.

The format for a night in here was simple – get your heels on, down a few glasses of house white, and climb on the table for a good old boogie. What could possibly go wrong?

The Real McCoy

The Real McCoy

In these days of gourmet burgers and triple cooked chips, I’ve yet to find a burger bar to rival this one.

Whether it was a post cinema treat or a pre Warehouse stomach liner, the char grilled burgers were stacked high and succulent.

Read more: The Preston shops you wish still existed

Tiggis closed up in Guildhall Street
Tiggis closed up in Guildhall Street


Was it even your birthday if the whole restaurant didn’t sing to you?

For a walk down restaurant memory lane, then have a look through the comments on here

What was your favourite restaurant? Leave your comments below.

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