Preston Markets based Aunty Dolly’s set to expand due to popularity

Posted on - 14th December, 2020 - 8:57am | Author - | Posted in - Business, Food & Drink, Preston Council, Preston News, Restaurants in Preston, Takeaways
Aunty Dolly’s is set to expand at Preston Markets

Aunty Dolly’s, a popular and long standing business, is set to expand at Preston Market Hall.


Aunty Dolly’s is set to take over the two units adjacent to their current stall.

This expansion will allow the business to move and expand their kitchen area, whilst creating a larger seating area.

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The new seating area will include a new glass wall, installed by DP Structures, who recently installed the walkway canopies to protect customers from the doorway.

Aunty Dolly’s has been trading at Preston Markets since 1998 and relocated to the new Market Hall in March 2018.

They serve breakfasts, sandwiches and hot meals throughout the day and their popularity has encouraged them to expand.

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Councillor Robert Boswell, Cabinet Member for Environment at Preston City Council said: “Congratulations to Aunty Dolly‚Äôs on their expansion, it is great to see another Preston Markets business thriving.

“Although this year has been very challenging, the traders at Preston Markets have been there for the people of Preston throughout.

“I encourage the people of Preston to continue to support these independent businesses in the run up to Christmas and beyond.”

Aunty Dolly’s are hoping to trade from their new kitchen and takeaway area this week (commencing Monday, 14 December).

They are currently only open for takeaway due to tier-3 restrictions.

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Mr Irfan and Mr Khan Owners of Aunty Dolly‚Äôs said: “We are excited to expand our business at Preston Markets. The larger unit will allow for more seating for the customers while a larger kitchen area for my staff.

“We would like to thank all of our customers old and new who have supported our business at Preston Markets, especially during the difficult times we have all faced this year.

“We cannot wait to welcome everyone to our new stall and looking forward to when we are allowed to let customers back in to dine with us.”

Preston Markets lit up for Christmas Pic: Tony Worrall
Preston Markets lit up for Christmas Pic: Tony Worrall

Christmas Opening times for Preston Markets are:

  • Sunday, 20 December. 10am-4pm.
  • Monday, 21- Wednesday, 23 December. 8am-5pm.
  • Christmas Eve. 8am-4pm.
  • Christmas Day, Boxing Day, Sunday 27 and Monday 28 December. Closed.
  • Tuesday 29 and Wednesday 30 December. 8am-5pm.
  • New Year’s Eve. 8am-4pm.
  • New Year’s Day. Closed.
  • Saturday, 2 January onward – normal opening times resume. Monday-Saturday 8am-5pm.


Will you be visiting the Preston Markets during the festive period? Let us know in the comments below.

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