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The Continental

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South Meadow Lane | Preston, Preston PR1 8JP, England
+44 1772 499425
12:00 - 23:15
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Sun - Mon 12:00 - 23:15
Tue 12:00 - 23:30
Wed 12:00 - 23:15
Thu 12:00 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:45
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Fleetwood, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been here quite a few times after seeing a couple of bands play here and we decided to come back for food. Every time we have been back if there was a table spare,the food has been fantastic. I love eating here its great!!

Thank Baldpoodle
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited The Continental with a friend for lunch midweek. The waiter was very pleasant and took our order promptly, however we then waited for an hour for our food to arrive. The salad served as part of my order was dissapointing consisting of herb leaves with no dressing. There was half a sun dried tomato underneath the salad leaves.... More 

Thank D2412
Preston, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I absolutely love the CONTI. Couldn't be situated better great to take a walk in Avenham Park and to finish off with a cool pint & fresh tasty food. Never disappointed when I come here.

Thank ZenaAnand
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125 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Situated next to the River Ribble, with seating inside and outdoors. Good choice on menu, and inexpensive. Came with hubby today, (2nd oct) on way to having a stroll along the riverside, and on into town. We both chose the pulled pork macaroni cheese bake, which was served with a sweet corn muffin and the most delicious homemade coleslaw ever.... More 

Thank cockneyshaz
Lisa R, General Manager at The Continental, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of The Continental we're really pleased you enjoyed your meal with us, our new menu will be out soon, hopefully you will visit again and save room for one of our delicious home made desserts. Regards The Continental. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Fantastic choice of ales. I highly recommend their Sunday roast! Always our go to place ^_^ friendly staff and a huge beer garden right next to the river. Beautiful place.

Thank Daniella B
Lisa R, General Manager at The Continental, responded to this review

Thank you Daniella for your review. Regards The Continental More 

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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

We visited the Continental on Friday 23rd with family and friends. Everyone else enjoying a meal before hand. Due to work we arrived for pre show drinks. The place was very busy. We went to watch a group playing Spanish flamenco music. It was very good. Unfortunately I can't remember there name. It was a popular evening with all seats... More 

Thank Pamela F
Lisa R, General Manager at The Continental, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, I went to watch the band Calaita Flemenco too, what a great night! I take on board your comments about tables, but as the night was so popular we wouldn't have been able to fit in the same numbers had it been set up around tables. I'm pleased to read... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

I live very close to this place and this has been my go-to place many a times. I've never been here in the evening, but it's a great place to go during the day, especially when it's sunny. If you live in Lancashire and are looking for a new place, you can make a day of it. Check out Avenham... More 

Thank Nia N
Preston, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

I went for dinner with my family to celebrate our daughter's birthday and it was spoilt by the poor service. We had to wait 2hours for our main course and we had booked an early time as we had 2 young children in our group who would need to get home at a reasonable time for school the next day.... More 

Thank brenda162016
Lisa R, General Manager at The Continental, responded to this review

We are sorry to read your complaints regarding your booking on Sunday, I have looked into the service with The Assistant Manager who was on shift and spoke to you on Sunday. The staff served your table with starters and children's meals around 20 minutes from your order being placed followed by main meals shortly after starters had finished. All... More 

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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

As regular visitors to the continental we are never surprised when it's really busy - especially on a sunny Sunday! However, today, the food was average at best, I had chicken liver pate to start and flat iron steak for main and my other half had beef brisket in bread and the same main as me. When ordering the waitress... More 

Thank claregreenacres
Lisa R, General Manager at The Continental, responded to this review

Sorry to read to didn't enjoy your meal on Sunday, all feed back is important to us so we can review service. The staff have been trained to recommend the flat iron steak is best cooked medium rare, obviously this isn't to everybody taste so you should have been given the option to change this. I do hope that you... More 

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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

I'm a little biased as " The Conti " has been a go-to pub from my years of * ahem * "session drinking" as a student, to meeting for a swift half after work. This is one of those classic pubs where you can strike up a conversation at the bar quite easily over a few pints, and before you... More 

Thank Andrew B
Lisa R, General Manager at The Continental, responded to this review

Thank you do much for providing such a in depth review, we are all pleased that you enjoy your time here and recommend to friends. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:15
12:00 - 23:15
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:15
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 00:45
12:00 - 00:45
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?