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The Continental

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South Meadow Lane | Preston, Preston PR1 8JP, England
+44 1772 499425
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12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Mon 12:00 pm - 11:15 pm
Tue 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wed 12:00 pm - 11:15 pm
Thu 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:45 am
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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

Visited here for lunch on Sunday afternoon. It was busy but we managed to get a table. Great beer range at the bar. I ordered the pie of the day and hubby opted for pulled pork potato cake. We waited quite a while for our food but it was worth the wait. The food was very fresh and it tasted... More 

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1 Thank MorrisseyfanLancs
Jack B, Manager at The Continental, responded to this review

Thank you so much, all the team work very hard to try and make every experience a enjoyable one. We look forward to your next visit. Lisa General Manager More 

Preston, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2015

if you like a lively atmosphere this one is for you. I loved it. The staff couldn't do enough to make you feel like a valued customer. The food was excellent. We went with our daughter and grand daughter and there was plenty to choose from for everyone.

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Jack B, General Manager at The Continental, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit to The Continental Lisa General Manager More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

Loved this! Have been to the continental many times for drinks but not food, will definitely be returning. The food was so beautifully presented with very unique combinations and excellent value for money, three courses came to £25! Loved it!!

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Thank Alice N
Preston, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

Lovely place to dine, right next to the river ribble, stunning! On a sunny day/evening it's guaranteed to be busy! Outside area is the best in Preston for us! Food is top quality.... Advice would be to pre book at weekends.

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Thank SJ G
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2015

I love The Continental, its one of my favourite establishments in Preston. It's located just off beautiful Miller and Avenham Park right by the river, offering easy access from town or south Preston. We love how they always have a great selection of guest Ale's and the menu always has a fantastic selection at decent prices, I especially love the... More 

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Thank Bernice Marie N
manchester
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2015

Called in with my daughter and her husband who live close by with our dogs it was a glorious sunny day we only had a drink and a sandwich which were of a good standard it was busy for a lunchtime and the food that we saw being brought out looked good .Its in a nice location we parked the... More 

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Thank cynthia60
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

Party of six went for working lunch , plenty food options, (salmon salad excellent) all food quality and presentation was very good, service a little slow but with the hot weather the place was swamped. Staff really friendly, great atmosphere, would definitely recommend

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Thank Chriss W
Preston, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2015

We had lunch there on a hot summers afternoon. It was very busy both inside and outside. The food was excellent and well presented. There was a great atmosphere. The staff were very helpful and pleasant.

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Thank Barbara C
Preston, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

Didn't eat but the place is in a good location near the river and has a good beer garden. Quite quirky and I'd love to have been in there 60 years ago. The criticism is the build up of glasses on the bar area. Perhaps taken by surprise by the sun being out and the sudden rush to sit and... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2015

Went along to the Continental in Preston to see one of my favourite bands (Danny & The Champions of the World - superb on the night!). Although I live in Preston it's been a very long time since I last visited this place but I was pleasantly surprised by the size of the venue and the quality of food and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:15 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:15 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:15 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:45 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:45 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: South Meadow Lane | Preston, Preston PR1 8JP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Preston
  • Phone Number: +44 1772 499425

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?