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1842 Restaurant & Bar

The Corn Exchange, Lune Street, Preston, United Kingdom, PR1 2NN
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Open Wednesday - Sunday

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

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Bar
  • Business Lunch
  • Buffets, Business Meetings, Functions catered for
  • Easy Access

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, Brunch, Cocktails
Dress Code: Smart Casual
Price point: $ $ $
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Visited On Friday, 01 September 2017

We had a great evening. The service in the Rabbit Hole was excellent and the food was lovely! Definitely go back again

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Visited On Friday, 25 August 2017

I was hoping to be able to give a better review, since my friend had raved about her previous visit, but unfortunately it was not to be repeated. The Tapas menu which we had as starters starters was sub-standard, with humous that was tasteless and rubbery haloumi. Im sorry to say it went down hill from there. Two of us were fairly satisfied with our mains, one of which was a pizza and the other a mushroom and haloumi burger. The others, one a seafood pasta the other a sweet potato curry were lacking in flavour and very dry. (This curry had been tried before as part of the Tapas style menu and was amazing.) We did relay this to the young girls serving, who incidentally were nothing but professional and polite, and they took the comments on board. When it came to the bill we asked if we could speak to the manager, as not all of us were satisfied with the standard of the meal we had, but he wouldn't come to see us, he instead sent the young girl serving us to tell us that he would knock 50% off the cost of the curry. Which was a shame as our party would've preferred to speak to him in person to give him the feedback. We left, with my friend putting her opinion on the back of the receipt, paying the reduced bill in full but explaining that a portion of it was for the two girls serving us.

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Visited On Sunday, 20 August 2017

We celebrated my friends hen do was lovely staff were fantastic and good was lovely including too sevvice couldn't have asked for more

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Visited On Friday, 11 August 2017

Great food fantastic service

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Visited On Saturday, 12 August 2017

Great service from all the staff. Food was excellent and the drinks even better. We shall definitely be returning again soon

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Visited On Saturday, 05 August 2017

4 of us visited on Saturday eve for my birthday and I couldn't have asked for anymore. The tapas was amazing and great value for money when there are a few of you. the service was excellent and the music created a great atmosphere with some old classic songs. Thank you for making my birthday so enjoyable!

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Visited On Friday, 14 July 2017

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Visited On Thursday, 06 July 2017

I follow slimming world and the chef was really accommodating - she was happy to cook the food with no oil and gave advice as to the healthiest options. Tasted great too! Will come back.

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Visited On Saturday, 24 June 2017

Really good food.

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Visited On Friday, 16 June 2017

Service friendly but amateurish. Waitress spilt prosecco, didn't offer to replace, left to pour myself first glass. Different prices charged for identical drinks. Food lovely but 2 choices of mains not available. Had to chase staff to order more drinks, pay bill etc

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Visited On Sunday, 28 May 2017

Fabulous, we had a great evening. Loved the food, cocktails, live music, service, surroundings and fantastic value for money. Would recommend to all family and friends. Thank you for a lovely night.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 May 2017

I absolutely love this place and always recommend it to friends and family however I must admit I don't usually eat here. I tried it out on Saturday night for food and although the food was tasty, it was pricey. I had the salmon (£16) and didn't order any sides as I interpreted from the menu that it came with new potatoes. But it didn't. So I was still hungry when I finished and was disappointed that whilst taking my order the waitress didn't point this out. I also found bones in the fish to which the waitress didn't seem to think was an issue!! Not sure I'd eat here again but will still come to enjoy the entertainment.

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Visited On Sunday, 30 April 2017

Some meals did not get presented as described on the menu, and whilst this was kindly responded to with an offer of a gratis glass of wine- the correct meal would have been good. We were a party of 13 but had pre-ordered our meals, so the 90 minute wait for the meals to arrive was very poor, and even then some plates came up about 15 minutes later than the others. I also added on an order for a simple halloumi burger which was accepted, but was told over an hour later that actually the kitchen could not now make it. This was in fact for my son who was leading the band providing the evenings entertainment...he ended up with the burger between the bands 2nd and 3rd set, after I had protested. The food was actually good, so well done for thAt, but there is obviously something seriously wrong with the communication and management in your kitchen. I will find it hard to recommend anyone to eat with you unless they are prepared to be very relaxed about the level of service they will receive. I wonder are you trying to achieve the unacheivable in offering meals in your bar environment?

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Visited On Sunday, 30 April 2017

I dined with yourself last night and must say I would struggle to return. There were only 2 of us and we ate a light meal of 2 starters and a side order however we must have waited around 50 minutes for food. In addition when ordering a second drink we waited a further 35 minutes and decided to then call it a day. When I paid the bill I waited again for what seemed like an age for someone to bring the card machine. It's really not good enough having service to this standard, the food was delicious which made it such a shame that the service let it down so badly. I pointed out to the waitress that the service was poor to which she responded yes I know...sorry and walked off!! I would appreciate some feedback from yourself on this

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Visited On Friday, 28 April 2017

First time at 1842. The food and cocktails were excellant and loved the rabbit hole gin bar outside, it will be the place to be in summer

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Visited On Friday, 21 April 2017

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Visited On Saturday, 08 April 2017

Considering we had 18 meals on order the service and the punctuality was great. We did wait quite long for the food but it was absolutely fine as we were chatting and drinking whilst we waited. The food was nice- the chunky chips that came with fish and chips were delicious however the fries literally were (or at least tasted like) McCain oven chips. Maybe this wasn't the case but if so we would suggest to improve the fries! Other than that everything was lovely and we were all very impressed. The live band and even the general music was just great. We will definitely be returning, thank you very much!

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Visited On Saturday, 08 April 2017

Will definitely be back . Good food , good all round .

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Visited On Friday, 07 April 2017

Good food and excellent service. Really attentive staff. It was cold at our table.

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Visited On Sunday, 02 April 2017

Food and drink was excellent and staff really friendly however considering it was only us and two other tables, service was quite slow. Also could do with some candles or the fire pit lit and some more ambient music on as it seemed a bit empty and impersonal. Also the size of the piece of Salmon for the main was a little on the small side for the price you pay. But I throughly enjoyed my meal, the black pudding Bon bons are gorgeous, as is the duck salad and chocolate orange desert! Presentation lovely and sophisticated.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 April 2017

Excellent night out great food great atmosphere will go again very soon

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Visited On Friday, 31 March 2017

very enjoyable evening and would certainly recommend for any groups or parties

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Visited On Saturday, 04 March 2017

Had to chase up confirmation of the booking twice even though emails were promised. The large bar table provided to our party of 13 is not suitable for party bookings - it is a bar table and small people sat on bar stools found it difficult to eat at this table (it was up to their chest!). As all of the restaurant tables were booked it would have been better to refuse my booking rather than put us on a drinking table in the bar. I could only speak to the people on either side of me - I had to text those on the other side of the table they were so far away! Service was generally poor, four starters (soup!) were cold and were sent back. This was amazingly followed by three cold main courses, which were sent back, but we were not asked what we wanted to happen or told what would be happening with them. I had to go to the service hatch ten minutes later to find out. One main course then arrived ten minutes after all the others. We then had to ask what was happening with the potato dishes that had accompanied the returned main courses as these had just been left on the table. When they then brought the main courses back they forgot about the potatoes. The food was good when it eventually arrived at the right temperature - but it appeared that the management and staff could not cope with serving a party of 13 with hot food on time. Money was knocked off the bill but this still did not make up for the inexcusable cold food, poor service and sitting us at a totally unsuitable table for a family 21st party booking.

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Visited On Sunday, 26 March 2017

Just had to leave the restaurant due to having nearly the worst service I've ever had. Had a reservation for 6.30 on Mother's Day which surprisingly wasn't busy in which it took 15 minutes to seat us as the staff seemed like they didn't know what to do. Another 15 minutes then passed before being given a drinks menu in which I had to go back to the bar to ask for. Another 10 minutes to get our drinks and still no sign of taking a food order even though the staff seemed to be chatting amongst themselves and cleaning cutlery. Ended up leaving our full drinks, explaining the reasoning and not being given the slightest apology. I'd understand if it was very busy but there was 3 tables eating and for around £15 per main, I was expecting a little better service!

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