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The Olive Press - Preston

23 Winkley Square, Preston, PR1 3JJ 01772 298398

((((* Italian
Average
Main course: £10
Food spend: £20
Opening hours
Monday to Friday: 12:00 - 14:30 & 17:00 - 22:00. Saturday: 12:00 - 14:30 & 17:00 - 23:00. Sunday: 12:00 - 21:00.

Brilliant, food excellent, service good

Rachael Facey 10 February 2014
from Preston

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With the kitchen headed by MBE Paul Heathcote, The Olive Press Preston is renowned for delicious Italian cuisine. Hefty butchers’ block-style tables and exposed brickwork are offset by a glossy bar.

A diverse selection on The Olive Press menu includes colourful antipasti platters and fresh pasta dishes, with favourites including baby scallop and pancetta tagliatelle. For a unique touch, signature pizza dough is crafted to the recipe of a Tuscan monk, whilst succulent cuts of meat and fish offer fresh and wholesome flavours.

As well as a wealthy stock of international wines and cool cocktails shaken at the bar, tempting desserts include lemon and amaretto cheesecake. For little diners, The Olive Press Preston lets kids make their own pizzas, as well as a fun activity sheet menu.

Enjoying a well-established reputation in the city, The Olive Press restaurant blends a family-friendly vibe and a cosmopolitan setting. Preston Rail Station is 7 minutes’ walk away.

The Olive Press - Preston

23 Winkley Square, Preston, PR1 3JJ

Contact +44 1772886363
Reservations 01772 298398
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Customer reviews for The Olive Press - Preston

4.1 ((((* (based on 25 reviews)
92% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • romantic (16)
  • large parties (13)
  • business (12)
  • luxury (12)
  • entertainment (10)
  • child friendly (8)
  • dinner (5)
  • lunch (4)
  • value (4)
  • afternoon tea (2)
  • al fresco (2)
  • breakfast (2)
  • private dining (2)
  • trendy (2)
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  • (((** by from Blackpool

    The food was excellent though we only had a burger and fries but the few times we have been it's always been nice.

  • ((((( by from Preston

    Brilliant, food excellent, service good

  • (((** by from Preston

    We were served quickly but we weren't asked about additional drinks when our glasses were empty and when asking for water, it never materialised so we had to re-order. Food was good and arrived promptly. We would go again.

  • (((** by from Preston

    We had a pleasant evening. Good menu, the food is rather rich and generous portions.
    This restaurant is ready for a coat of paint it looks heavily used which I am sure it is. Ladies lavatories were not nice, not clean and bin overflowing.
    We had a speaker above out table issuing poor quality rather irritating music. Would we go again? Yes probably.

  • (**** by from Lytham

    We arrived later than our 9pm booking but in my opinion every customer should be treated as though they were the first of the day....we were not. The staff in the reception bar were clearly in the mood for going home and ushered us downstairs although my booking was to be seated upstairs for the a la carte menu....we were not offered this.

    Downstairs we were presented with a table by the pass and could hear nothing but swearing from the kitchen, our waitress approached us, took our order and our various courses started to arrive very quickly for which I can only assume was due to the kitchen staff wanting to go home early too....

    The food received was dreadful...the bruschetta was soggy and the lamb meatballs were over seasoned, seethingly so. Our waitress cleared our plates and with seconds the mains were on the table....the risotto resembled rice pudding it was that over cooked and was drowning with cooking liquid, presentation of this dish in particular was really poor as it was slopped on the plate. I chose the seafood paperdelle, the pasta was drenched with clarified butter yet was all stuck together in a clump even with all the butter, adding to this I can not even congradulate them on cooking perfect pasta as it was far from al dente (another minute of cooking would've solved this)

    The waitress could see that I was displeased with the food as she handed me the PDQ to pay my bill of £65.00 and made a feable attempt to ask me if everything was OK with the meal....as I started to explain that it wasn't and why she simply handed me the PDQ and asked me to enter my pin....great customer service there!!!

    Fair to say, no tip and I certainly won't return....overall 1/10....

  • (((** by from Kirkham

    We both had a very lovely experience at The Olive Tree, the Manager was very professional and very helpful. Ordered a bottle of house wine was very shocked to find the price was £23.50 think that was very very expensive would have been happy to pay £18.00 but not £23.50 for house wine.

  • ((((( by from Preston

    Great as always!!

  • ((((( by from Preston, United Kingdom

    Went for girlie catch up. Lovely food and wine. Relaxed atmosphere. Pleasant staff. Have been several times before under different Heathcotes guises and never been disappointed!

  • ((((* by from Preston, United Kingdom

    Very good, slightly pricey but the service was excellent. A good option for a celebration.

  • ((((( by from Leeds

    Extremly enjoyable lunch time meal. All aspects of this resturant were first class, would certainly return.

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