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Michelin star chef Paul Heathcote plans return of Preston city centre restaurant

Posted on - 30th July, 2021 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Business, Food & Drink, Preston City Centre, Preston Council, Preston News, Redevelopment, Restaurants in Preston, What's On in Preston, Winckley Square
Paul Heathcote at Deepdale
Paul Heathcote at Deepdale

Paul Heathcote, former Michelin starred chef is going to return back to Preston with a new restaurant in the city centre.

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He is due to open a new business venture at 23 Winckley Square which will then be named ‘Number 23 Winckley’.

The chef used to own ‘The Longridge Restaurant’.

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Paul also used to run Heathcotes Brasserie at the same Winckley Square address until 2016 before it was sold to Solita.

Trinity on the Square has faced an uncertain future in its first two months of operating Pic: Blog Preston
Trinity on the Square has faced an uncertain future in its first two months of operating Pic: Blog Preston

However Solita closed in 2018 and then it reopened as Trinity on the Square but then that closed down in 2019.

Paul’s new project will be located at the same address but it is thought it will not be a traditional restaurant.

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Plans include live music, sale of alcohol, late night refreshments up to 12:30am, dance performances and exhibitions of films.

It is not yet known when Preston City Council will take the application to the city’s licensing committee.

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