1842 Restaurant & Bar

The Corn Exchange, Lune Street, Preston, United Kingdom, PR1 2NN
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Opening Information

Open Wednesday - Sunday

Wednesday: 10am - Late
Thursday: 10am - Late
Friday: 10am - 1:30am
Saturday: 10am - 2:30am
Sunday: 1pm - Late

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Bar
  • Business Lunch
  • Buffets, Business Meetings, Functions catered for
  • Easy Access
  • Dietary Needs Catered For
  • Dogs Welcome
  • Event Space
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Gluten Free Available
  • Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for

About 1842 Restaurant & Bar

At 1842, our restaurant fuses Mediterranean, Pan-American and Oriental city chic to deliver a world-class dining experience, featuring the finest hand-picked dishes inspired by international flavours.

Experience our comprehensive brunch menu or join us for a glamorous evening of food, music and cocktails in one of our exclusive booths.

Our relaxed, contemporary menus cater for any occasion, from a laid-back brunch to a stylish dinner with loved ones and friends. So whether you’re looking for a drink by the roaring fire, a sharing platter and cocktails in one of our cosy booths or an all-out celebration in our restaurant and bar, expect 1842 to under-promise and over-deliver every time.

Cuisine: Contemporary, British, Cocktails, Afternoon Tea, Bistro, European, Locally Sourced, Pizza, Romantic, Small Plates, Steak, Sunday Lunch, Tapas, Vegan Friendly, Vegetarian, Wine Bar
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Saturday, 18 January 2020

Enjoyed the evening very attentive

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Visited On Tuesday, 31 December 2019

Myself and my partner came here for New Year’s Eve celebrations. We thought the food and service was great however the atmosphere was not what it should have been considering it was New Year’s Eve. We found that the music was in fact making people leave and was slightly too “relaxed” considering the build up and advertisement of a “1920s” themed party. Unfortunately we were quite disappointed and in fact left to go to another bar for new year.

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Visited On Tuesday, 31 December 2019

Great evening

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Visited On Sunday, 22 December 2019

We visited after eating at your restaurant previously. On that occasion I could not fault anything about the place. The food was great and customer service was the best I had experienced. As such we booked to come back in a bigger party, on my instruction only to find the place enpty( not your fault) but told by a young lad serving that we could only choose from a small menu. I had spoken to you before we booked and was told we could pick from the taster menu and nothing else. He was very rude and took more time chatting to the girl serving on the bar. We ordered a drink and waited a very long time despite being the only ones in there. We eventually walked out without eating, much to my embarrassment as I had recommended the restaurant. Very disappointing especially after such a fantastic visit the first time. I thought I had found the perfect place to eat and drink but this visit made me think maybe not

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Good afternoon Amanda, Many thanks for taking the time to provide feedback following your recent visit to us. I believe that my colleague Stephanie has been in contact with you directly to address some of your concerns, Regards Laura 1842 Management Team

Responded On Friday, 27 December 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 21 December 2019

Was really disappointed with our visit. The chalet was a table! The Ski bar didn’t serve food or cocktails. Sausages were sold out ... really unhappy. Shane as we are normally very impressed. Feel like false / mid leasing advertising.

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Good afternoon Mandy, Many thanks for taking the time to provide us with feedback following your recent visit to us. To confirm The Chalet Club is the overall theme of the venue itself, with all the décor and additions in keeping with this. The 'Ski Lodge' is the transformation of our outdoor area 'The Rabbit Hole'. No food is served outside in the winter, apologies if you were under the impression that this would be the case however we have only ever advertised the Chalet Club menu which is served in our restaurant. As the outdoor area doesn't provide any running water we are unable to produce cocktails outside however we do serve our Winter Warmers out there such as the Mulled Wine and Cider. Please accept our apologies that we had sold out of the Bratwurst Sausage on your visit, we have been extremely busy and this has proved to be one of our most popular orders from the Chalet Menu. I hope this answers any queries and we do hope to welcome you again soon. Our full new menu launches on the 24th January, I do hope that you take the opportunity to visit and try some of our exciting new dishes, Kind Regards Laura 1842 Management Team

Responded On Monday, 23 December 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 14 December 2019

We came for our Christmas Party!

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Visited On Saturday, 07 December 2019

We were celebrating our Christmas do in 1842 last saturday . The food was very nice the drinks were amazing and the service can ask for better one . Thank you so much for making this evening memorable. Much appreciate

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Good Afternoon Eva, Many thanks for taking the time to provide feedback and award us 5* across the board!

Responded On Monday, 16 December 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 07 December 2019

Lovely friendly staff, great decor nice and clean. Considering it was a Christmas menu all the food was amazing and arrived hot. A real Christmas atmosphere with live music. Well worth the money, thank you

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Good afternoon Karen, Many thanks for taking the time to provide us with such great feedback from your recent visit and for awarding us with a 5* review. We are so glad that you made your Christmas Party with us here so enjoyable and you enjoyed the food and the live music! It was a pleasure to have you here and we look forward to welcoming you again soon! Best Wishes Laura 1842 Management Team

Responded On Monday, 16 December 2019
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Visited On Thursday, 05 December 2019

Friendly staff, easy to book a table. I only gave 4 stars for atmosphere as it was very quiet when we were in

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Good afternoon Alison, Thankyou for taking the time to provide us with great feedback from your recent visit to us. Apologies that the venue wasn't as busy as you would have hoped, however it was the calm before the storm as it has definitely made up for it since! Glad you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Keep your eye out for our new full menu launch on the 24th January! Best wishes Laura 1842 Management Team

Responded On Monday, 16 December 2019
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Visited On Sunday, 01 December 2019

Good selection of drinks, and good atmosphere as a drinks venue. Extremely disappointing selection of overpriced, undersized food. Service was slow, inattentive, disorganised and server did not know the available options. Was expecting so much more.

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Good afternoon Robert, Many thanks for taking the time to provide feedback on your recent visit to us. Please accept our apologies on the food and food service. The menu you ordered from was from our Chalet Club Menu that is in place purely for the festive season and had only just been launched the day before your visit, hence why our servers knowledge was limited as they were just getting used to the options however this is not the kind of service that we would expect to deliver as they should have been more prepared before their shift. We have had some great feedback from other guests that have also ordered from this menu who have advised that the portion sizes were large therefore I can only apologise that you felt that the portion sizes weren't adequate. We do launch our full brand new menu on the 24th January when I hope that you would take the opportunity to give the dishes on this menu a try as feedback from the taster menu that we ran in November was fantastic! Best wishes and we do hope to welcome you back soon, Laura 1842 Management Team

Responded On Monday, 16 December 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 23 November 2019

Menu & food wasn’t as good as previous visits. Very loud in the restaurant area. Very friendly staff.

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Visited On Saturday, 23 November 2019

Very helpful in organising our Christmas get together, the food was fantastic and everyone commented that they would visit again.

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Visited On Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Great service and atmosphere

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Visited On Friday, 15 November 2019

The new menu was terrible and not the sort of variety I would expect. The service was poor, the food came out for 2 of our party and they had finished their food by the time the other 5 got served. When asked where the food was they just said it was a busy time which is not a good answer. I wont be back as I booked it on the hope that the new chefs would have had a great menu and delivered great food and that was simply not the case.

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Visited On Friday, 15 November 2019

Excellent food and service. Plenty of vegan options available (the cauliflower wings were amazing!) Great atmosphere and a very nice place for couples.

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Visited On Wednesday, 13 November 2019

The Wasabi Burger was a very fine beef. But was slightly spoiled for my palate by a little too mush Wasabi Sauce. I'd go a little lighter. The 1842 Pale Ale is a very nice accompaniment.

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Visited On Saturday, 19 October 2019

Laura who dealt with my booking was so helpful and managed to accommodate our party of 12 prefectly! The live music is such a nice touch and the venue is fab. Tom who provided table service couldn't do enough for us and continued to check on us throughout the night making sure we had everything we needed. Thank you so much, it was the best night I've had out in ages, I will be booking again. Andrea :)

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Visited On Saturday, 14 September 2019

After a slight mix up with our booth Sat night we got seated & thoroughly enjoyed our night. The staff were amazing especially Darren & Steph :) the quality of service was great & the atmosphere was fantastic! Thank you.

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Visited On Saturday, 27 July 2019

Great service

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Visited On Saturday, 29 June 2019

Drinks were made with cheap alcohol yet cost a bomb. Paid £20 for my steak to be terrible, asked for medium rare but more ok the rare side and got an overly well done steak. Couldn’t find any waiting staff around to get this fixed. Had 4 prawns aswell really not good value for money. The fruit in my cocktail was off and has mould on.

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Visited On Sunday, 09 June 2019

Management need to relay all offers on through discount cards etc. A small problem with the bill at end but was sorted quickly and without fuss. overall an excellent experience.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 June 2019

only feedback would be that the music didn't fit the atmosphere, much more chill jazzy style would have been more than enough instead of club tunes ! had a great time tho and will definitely be back! :)

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Visited On Saturday, 01 June 2019

Great place with great food and a great vibe ! We booked a booth and loved it !

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Visited On Saturday, 04 May 2019

Great as usual. Some problems with the online booking system as they didn’t have our reservation but they accommodated us anyway which was great

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Visited On Friday, 12 April 2019

Lovely warm welcome. All staff were great especially Tom, whom was exceptional. Food was delicious and presented beautifully. I will definitely be returning. Staff knowledge and helpfulness was fabulous

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