1842 Restaurant & Bar

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

Open Wednesday - Sunday

Wednesday: 11am - Late
Thursday: 11am - Late
Friday: 11am - 1:30am
Saturday: 11am - 2:30am
Sunday: 1pm - Late

Please be aware, opening times may vary due to government guidelines.

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

Situated in the former Corn Exchange Preston, Bar 1842 injects prestige and luxury into every corner. Immerse yourself in the sounds from the rousing live music every weekend*. Get lost in the delectable flavours and scents of our internationally influenced dishes and drinks. Expect the unexpected, we promise you will be back for more.

Our small plate tapas-style menu is guaranteed to set your tastebuds alight, featuring over 70 dishes with globally inspired flavours and catering for all foodies from meat-eaters to vegan. Perfect for any occasion from a spontaneous boozy brunch, family meal or staff party – our menu is set to impress. With a beautifully designed restaurant area, some of Preston’s most exquisite cocktails and live entertainment regularly on the schedule – 1842 is a restaurant like no other.

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, 15 May 2021

We really enjoyed our visit to 1842 , the live music and DJ gave it a good atmosphere, the outside area was also very comfortable and all the covid arrangements in place ie ordering drinks etc was good. My only criticism would be that one of the female staff was a bit grumpy when I asked her to clarify whether my deposit of £30 had been taken offf any of the drinks bills , she was adamant that they had so I asked her to check , she didn’t seem happy that I was questioning this and she didn’t return , we then called over another staff member and raised our concerns who dealt with it immediately and clarified the deposit hadn’t been taken off and therefore it would be used against the next round of drinks . If it wasn’t for this experience I would have rated our visit 5 stars on service .

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Visited On Saturday, 15 May 2021

Lovely place, staff are friendly and professional (but not stuffy). Food really nice, relaxed atmosphere

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Visited On Saturday, 15 May 2021

Service was great, the staff were all friendly and more than willing to help. The food was delicious and arrived quickly and hot. The atmosphere was great with the DJ booth and the jazz musician, i was not expecting the outside eating to be such a vibe! Would definitely go back again.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 May 2021

Reserved and paid a deposit for a table for 1pm yesterday well I advance (2 weeks beforehand) for myself and a friend for her birthday. Asked specifically if we could reserve a table that was undercover due to the unpredictable weather, assured that it would be. Turned up 5 minutes before time of booking to be told by a rude woman that didn’t seem to understand English(as we had to repeat ourselves a good 3/4 times before she understood!) that there were no tables undercover available, and that we could ‘sit there’ which is ‘fine’, where she pointed to an outside table only half covered by an umbrella. All of the seating was drenched wet. We stated we couldn’t take that as per previous assurance. She then said wait and she would speak to a manager, and she came back 5 minutes later to tell us there is a table available for ‘only for an hour’ and we would have to ‘move seats (to the wet outside table) when it was needed. We therefore felt totally rushed and uncomfortable. Very disappointed in the service experienced. The cocktails were lovely, and the food was ok, but the chips we ordered were soggy and not cooked very well. Not impressed really!

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Visited On Friday, 14 May 2021

Was very helpful manager was lovely and looked after us well

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Visited On Friday, 14 May 2021

Always fantastic service, great place for food and drink.

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Visited On Thursday, 13 May 2021

It was lovely great food. Just as we are only allowed outside I thought there wasn’t enough heaters. I will be back to dine inside sometime Worth the drive up from Liverpool.

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Visited On Thursday, 13 May 2021

Lovely food love the ldea I can watch the calories and still have a nice lunch. Will definitely be back.

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Visited On Wednesday, 12 May 2021

Staff are very friendly and welcoming. Although service was slow.

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Visited On Friday, 07 May 2021

Very friendly and helpful staff.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 May 2021

Really nice place. The drinks were amazing.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 May 2021

We had an excellent time for my husbands birthday; thank you to all the staff.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 May 2021

Lovely outdoor area. Very accommodating staff

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Visited On Friday, 07 May 2021

Would be more enjoyable if patio heaters were available

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Visited On Friday, 07 May 2021

Staff were really friendly and attentive. The doorman was also lovely and found us somewhere dry and warm to sit while we waited for a table. Lovely bar!

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Visited On Friday, 07 May 2021

Normally enjoy this pub but in this occasion we were let down. Pre ordered 2 seats and despite requesting to move 1.5 metres to be in the sunshine , was told we couldn’t and was moved back. 1st round of drinks were flat lager. Asked for it to be changed, was questioned and reluctantly admitted they would change one beer only. After complaining and having to “justify” our decision to request new drinks where I had to go to the bar and debate with the management, we were begrudgingly given 2 replacement pints. They were sent out by new staff whilst the management stayed away and never came to apologise or attempt to make us feel welcome . It felt like a tightly run “strict” atmosphere and we could sense the staff were under orders all night. When our 2 hour slot was over , we were requested to stand up by the wall were we were “allowed” to finish our drinks. We could see many other tables not occupied by this point. We understand Covid is a stressful time but we were flabbergasted by the experience. Normally we would have walked straight out but obviously we had no other booking. Overall , not great. It doesn’t take much to make people feel welcome and show a bit of flexibility but on this occasion the 2 managers in charge wasted that opportunity. As my friend said we got “told off about 4 times”

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Visited On Friday, 07 May 2021

First drinks took about 20 minutes to come but after that the service was quick. Food was amazing and will definitely be eating here again. Staff was all lovely. Thank you.

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Visited On Thursday, 06 May 2021

Enjoyed 2 hours having a drink with a friend. Service excellent.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 May 2021

COVID Control at door wasnt great, and table not ready on arrival at prebooked time. In-House DJ not fantastic. Lacked atmosphere Drinks fantastic and waiting staff very friendly

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Visited On Saturday, 01 May 2021

Great atmosphere lovely outdoor area love the Dj area and seating!!

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Visited On Saturday, 01 May 2021

Staff were great and friendly couldn’t do enough for us

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Visited On Saturday, 01 May 2021

Very well thought out, service was superb

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Visited On Saturday, 01 May 2021

It was all going really well and the food was brilliant. But we got offered a drink at 3 and said we had half an hour left on the booking so we accepted and got some drinks. 10 minutes later they through the group out and said the reservation had ended. Extremely disappointing and really upset me on my 21st birthday! Will not be coming back

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Visited On Friday, 30 April 2021

Excellent will be returning ASAP

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Visited On Friday, 30 April 2021

Lovely Food and Cocktails, we enjoy every visit! Really friendly staff who go out of their way to make you feel welcome. Honestly I don't think you could improve anything!! Can't wait till next time.

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