Tipsy Chef Street Food takes on Lancaster Road venue

Posted on - 29th August, 2023 - 6:00pm | Author - | Posted in - City Centre, Food & Drink, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Restaurants in Preston, Takeaways, What's On in Preston
Jay Oates at his Market Hall Tipsy Chef Pic: Preston City Council

A popular restaurant within Preston’s Market Hall has expanded to a second city premises.

Tipsy Chef Street Food has taken up what was the Taco and Tequila site in Lancaster Road.

For Jay Oates, the man behind Tipsy, it’s been a fast-track to expansion after 16 months trading in the Market Hall.

Jay’s been drawing foodies from across the city, and beyond, with his street food.

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Exterior of the new Tipsy Chef in Lancaster Road Pic: Blog Preston

The opening of the Lancaster Road restaurant was fully-booked on the night.

Jay said: “Preston Market Hall was the perfect place to start my business, find my feet and build an amazing customer base.

“That being said, I always envisioned a bigger location open into the evening, serving wacky cocktails and playing awesome music. Our market location is home turf and will always remain open serving up fresh exciting breakfast, brunch and lunches to the city, whilst our restaurant takes over the nighttime service.

“It’s been a hell of ride these past 16 months, I wouldn’t change a thing; our brand is now known throughout Preston and even further afield, we have people visiting us from throughout the country. Thank you to every single person that’s dined with us, liked our posts, and told a friend.

“Without you Tipsy Chef wouldn’t have its second location. We can’t wait for you to come and try our new menu!”

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The Market Hall has been the ‘testing ground’ for Jay’s culinary creations Pic: Preston City Council

The Market Hall is increasingly being positioned by Preston City Council as a place for people to try out new ventures.

Cabinet member for environment and community safety councillor Freddie Bailey said: “A huge congratulations to Jay for this amazing achievement – not only a celebration of his remarkable journey but also of growth within the heart of Preston.

“As a central hub for locals and visitors, Preston Market Hall offers the ideal platform for new and expanding businesses to thrive. With a guaranteed footfall and regular events throughout the year, along with an opportunity to work besides some of Preston’s keystone businesses, such as Livesey’s Butchers.”

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