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“worth finding”

The Italian Orchard
Ranked #7 of 556 Restaurants in Preston
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Harrogate
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“worth finding”
Reviewed August 4, 2013

A refreshing twist on some classic dishes make this a memorable place to dine. Six of us went on sunday tea time and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The range of dishes is very impressive and as mentioned a twist on some old favourites works very well, the liver starter my partner had was excellent as was the seafood antipasti, my cbbage leaves stuffed with pork mince wrapped in parma ham with a cheese sauce could have been fantastic but just lacked flavour,a shame really but that could be just me. The main courses were great all round with the calzione special pizza being simply the best I have ever had, and believe me reader I have had pizza the world over for the last 30 years( I have the figure to prove this). The wine list is varied and the prices overall not cheap but you get what you pay for. This place is rightly popular so peak time booking is probably essential. Give it a go, you will not be sorry.

  • Visited August 2013
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English first
Preston, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Birthday Meal at the Orchard”
Reviewed August 4, 2013

Went as a group for my dad's birthday, nice restaurant, but as it was Saturday it was very busy, however, were shown to our table on arrival and the the staff are fast and fairly efficient the starters and mains were cooked very well and very tasty' was enjoyed by all.
Only downside, was the loud,echoy surroundings and lot's of kids running in and out to play area and getting in the way of staff trying to work...

  • Visited August 2013
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Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Expensive but well worth it.”
Reviewed August 3, 2013

Excellent, tranquil location, just a few miles from the city centre, tricky to find but well worth it in the end.

  • Visited August 2013
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Derby, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“1st timer - impressed!”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

This was my 1st visit to the orchard, most of the family members i was with had visited before and highly recommended the restaurant highly for its italian food, service was good and it just felt like being in the heart of an italian city sampling what Italy serves best! I had chicken wings to start and a pepperoni pizza for main, both of which were just how you'd have it in italy, it brought back memories of rome, pisa, milan and all the other great italian cities ive been to. It is a little more expensive than your average italian but worth every penny. It even has its own childrens play area outside for the younger ones and plenty of parking adjacent to the restaurant, if you love your italian you wont be disappointed.

  • Visited July 2013
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Preston
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Always great”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

The Italian Orchard is a fantastic Italian restaurant near the M6 J32/M55 J1. Our last visit was as a family for a small celebration. The service was attentive but not intrusive and the atmosphere was great - buzzing but not rowdy. The food was excellent and there is a great choice of standards and specials. Although close to the M6 it is set in a lovely spot with wild rabbits abundant in the actual orchard next to the restaurant. I would say that the prices are typical for a higher end Italian but the food you get is certainly worth it. You don't get stag or hen parties and is ideal for families, couples or people who just want a nice night out.

This is one of our favourite restaurants in the area and well worth a visit. Worth noting that it can get busy, particularly in the evenings, so worth booking ahead to avoid a long wait for a table. I guess this popularity speaks for itself.

  • Visited July 2013
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