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Review: The Preston city centre restaurant making foodie magic

263 salt aged lamb loin, Wye Valley asparagus, black garlic, basil emulsion, and anchovy relish As Preston city centre restaurant 263 has recently made it into the Michelin Guide, I decided that I would kill two old birds with one stone by taking my 76-year-old […]

4 weeks ago
Preston entrepreneur invites residents to name Miller Arcade restaurant

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 […]

2 months ago
Winckley Square restaurant 263 lands spot in Michelin Guide

A Preston city-centre restaurant headed up by a Masterchef finalist has secured a place in the esteemed Michelin Guide. 263, located just off Winckley Square, is overseen by Oli Martin, […]

3 months ago
Preston’s former Olive Tree restaurant to reopen as English brasserie in 2022

The former Olive Tree restaurant in Preston will reopen in 2022 as an English brasserie. New leaseholder Mark O’Rourke is a local restauranteur who owns several Preston restaurants, such as […]

7 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Preston-based restaurant Fino Tapas secures £2million to expand

Restaurant entrepreneur and owner Mark O’Rourke has announced big new plans for popular Fino Tapas. Mark is investing two million pounds in two new Lancashire sites, in Lytham and Blackpool, due to open […]

1 year ago
Fino Tapas to open in empty Tiggis building to allow for social distancing

Tiggis closed up in Guildhall Street One of Preston’s most popular restaurants, Fino Tapas, will be opening in the old Tiggis site in Guildhall Street next month. Owner Mark O’Rourke says he has been inundated with […]

2 years ago
AA Rosette dining finally comes to Preston as Winckley Square restaurant scores award

One of the dishes at 263 Winckley Square restaurant 263 has been awarded two AA Rosettes just four months after opening. It means Mark O’Rourke’s fine dining restaurant is the only spot within eight miles of […]

2 years ago
New restaurant 263 aims to bring top notch dining to the heart of the city

Max Williams at the front of the Winckley Square Hotel Pic: Blog Preston Mark O’Rourke is a man on a mission – to bring top notch dining to the heart of Preston. The restaurant owner who made his name with his eateries We […]

3 years ago
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