Preston entrepreneur invites residents to name Miller Arcade restaurant

Posted on - 27th March, 2022 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - City Centre, Food & Drink, Preston News, Restaurants in Preston, What's On in Preston
Mark O’Rourke and Oli Martin of 263

Local entrepreneur Mark O’Rourke has invited Lancashire residents to name a new British restaurant opening in Preston city centre.


The new restaurant is located in Miller Arcade and will be a casual British restaurant, adding to the city’s flourishing food and drink scene.

The competition opens on Wednesday 23 March and closes on Wednesday 6 April, with the winner receiving a three-course meal for two, every month, for one year at the new restaurant, and five runners-up winning a £100 voucher.

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Mark O’Rourke outside his as yet ‘unnamed’ restaurant in the Miller Arcade, Preston

Mark O’Rourke said: “I wanted to give people a chance to get involved in naming the restaurant because it’s in a much-admired, historic building, and it deserves a name that means something to the people of Lancashire.

“It is good to see new eateries popping up again in the Miller Arcade, and we’re thrilled to be part of this stylish dining location.”

To enter the free competition, participants should suggest a name for the restaurant and provide 150 words explaining why the suggestion is most fitting and appropriate.

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Mark said: “The new restaurant will be a casual British restaurant, serving locally sourced, seasonal produce, and the menu will change to reflect this.

“There will also be a modern cocktail list and wine pairing options – something for everyone to enjoy.

“I’m really looking forward to seeing all the creative suggestions that people send in and welcoming the winner as our special guest over the next year.”

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The name will be announced on Tuesday 19 April, with the launch in May.

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