New restaurants in Preston

daddyman16

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Anyone use this place?


Not yet, but I know the owner, he's a nice guy. A modern thinking Muslim like myself, in my view.
I think his takeaway has either won or been nominated several times for awards.
 

nigelscamelcoat

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Pinxtos isn't tapas, they're cold snacks that you help yourself to at the bar and you pay by the cocktail stick. Unless the place in town has a tapas menu too?

Will check it out, looks smart.

PS. We do tapas completely wrong in this country.
I don't think it's possible to do it right here. It would be total carnage. Most places do what's called raciones in Spain but they call it tapas because Brits wouldn't know thier raciones from thier pinxtos.
 

AndySaville

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Does anyone know what’s happening with 263 off Winckley Square? Still not reopened after lockdown. I’ve only been once but it was incredible.

Been told by the owner they should be open by the end of October. Had trouble getting a new chef after the last went home when lockdown began and failed to return.

Next part of the plan is to get the Michelin Star so the new chef had to be top notch. Can't wait to go back!
 

jarjar

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Been told by the owner they should be open by the end of October. Had trouble getting a new chef after the last went home when lockdown began and failed to return.

Next part of the plan is to get the Michelin Star so the new chef had to be top notch. Can't wait to go back!
That's great news. Might have to get a booking in as soon as I can because I expect there'll be a lot of people wanting to go!
 

pnewortham

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And Manchester (franchises). According to the uploader that was '63. Imagine Colonel Sanders turning up at a Kentucky now. There'd be a riot !
But Preston Fishergate was the first KFC in the UK though..... He should have mentioned that one! Not bloody Blackpool.

Can I tell you about the time I went to the original Sanders Cafe in Corbin, Kentucky? Where he first started selling chicken.
 

Realistic

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But Preston Fishergate was the first KFC in the UK though..... He should have mentioned that one! Not bloody Blackpool.

Can I tell you about the time I went to the original Sanders Cafe in Corbin, Kentucky? Where he first started selling chicken.
I'm all ears, pnewortham !
 

Realistic

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Thanks, pnewortham, very interesting ! It's funny how you get these pictures in your mind (not based on fact) like the one I always had of the Colonel's HQ, shall we say. I pictured it as a kind of "shack" at the road side, halfway up some Kentucky hill, (bit hillbillies) but no, nowhere near right lol!
 

pnewortham

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Thanks, pnewortham, very interesting ! It's funny how you get these pictures in your mind (not based on fact) like the one I always had of the Colonel's HQ, shall we say. I pictured it as a kind of "shack" at the road side, halfway up some Kentucky hill, (bit hillbillies) but no, nowhere near right lol!
Yeah - there is a bit of hillbilly, but actually Kentucky is a beautiful state - gently rolling hills, very green. Race horses and stud farms everywhere.

Sanders Cafe is on the 'West Dixie Highway'. And you simply can't get a more American road name than that :D
 

Realistic

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Yeah - there is a bit of hillbilly, but actually Kentucky is a beautiful state - gently rolling hills, very green. Race horses and stud farms everywhere.

Sanders Cafe is on the 'West Dixie Highway'. And you simply can't get a more American road name than that :D
Thanks ! What is it with the blue grass ? (literally) I mean I take it it's not blue (is it?) but is it a better quality grass than ours or in the rest of the States ?
 

pnewortham

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Thanks ! What is it with the blue grass ? (literally) I mean I take it it's not blue (is it?) but is it a better quality grass than ours or in the rest of the States ?
Kentucky blue grass does indeed have a blueish tinge to it. Blue-green colour. I always think it's very distinctively 'American'. And quite different to our verdant British lawns, but still makes a very fine lawn though.

Good for cooler climates, so very happy in the UK, if you'd like to buy some seed.

Autumn is a perfect time to overseed your lawn 🤓

(PM me for more scintillating gardening tips)
 

Realistic

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Kentucky blue grass does indeed have a blueish tinge to it. Blue-green colour. I always think it's very distinctively 'American'. And quite different to our verdant British lawns, but still makes a very fine lawn though.

Good for cooler climates, so very happy in the UK, if you'd like to buy some seed.

Autumn is a perfect time to overseed your lawn 🤓

(PM me for more scintillating gardening tips)
Cheers !
 

SF

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daddyman16

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These must have some cash because they recently opened one in Blackburn I think.
From what I can tell they do fancy desserts, but they aren't extortionate, it's more the decor that's 'luxurious' and unique to each one. Lots and lots opened over a short time.

I see it doing okay in Preston, as it's halal and the brand does fancy Insta type social media posts.

I don't know why, but I imagine dessert places to go under easier than regular food places. Unless they change the menu about, are customers likely to go back more than a handful of times?
 

SF

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These must have some cash because they recently opened one in Blackburn I think.
From what I can tell they do fancy desserts, but they aren't extortionate, it's more the decor that's 'luxurious' and unique to each one. Lots and lots opened over a short time.

I see it doing okay in Preston, as it's halal and the brand does fancy Insta type social media posts.

I don't know why, but I imagine dessert places to go under easier than regular food places. Unless they change the menu about, are customers likely to go back more than a handful of times?
It's weird because Heavenly Desserts has only moved across the road, so they're directly competing with each other.

Going out for a dessert would never even cross my mind.
 

daddyman16

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It's weird because Heavenly Desserts has only moved across the road, so they're directly competing with each other.

Going out for a dessert would never even cross my mind.

Heavenly Desserts probably never saw it coming.

I've just looked at the menu at the Wembley Haute Dolci, 220 items on the menu including hot chocolates. Personally, I would go for a treat, but despite having a sweet tooth I would really struggle to choose from 220 items.

I love sweet stuff, but less is more. I think they're vouching on people coming back to pick what they might've had the last time, over and over.
 

Tino

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It's weird because Heavenly Desserts has only moved across the road, so they're directly competing with each other.

Going out for a dessert would never even cross my mind.

We've been a couple of times, and it's not cheap for what you get, certainly a treat thing, and it's one of those that if we had a big meal at dinner time and weren't eating again that day then we might go for one later in the afternoon.

However it's normal to see there massive queues outside Heavenly Desserts on a Friday/Saturday night.
 
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