Restaurant review: John Kay Fish & Chips, Preston

Needing something to stave off the hunger pains caused by missing breakfast, a wander through town threw up a board offering fish and chips for £2.95.

The lunchtime special belonged the John Kay’s Fish & Chip restaurant. It’s located upstairs above Scrumptious cafe on Market Place, Preston.

We took a table overlooking the flag market and in glorious sunshine it’s a great place to sit. You can see the war memorial, town hall and Harris Museum – all bathed in sunlight and the busy goings on of a Saturday afternoon.

We placed our order for two lots of fish and chips and weren’t disappointed. Chunky chips, sizzling, and a lightly battered piece of cod were consumed mightily quickly.

If you want to add mushy peas, it’s 70p and that’s the same price for a pot of tartare sauce. The portion size has obviously been scaled down a bit for the lunchtime, but it was a great lunchtime bite and on such a glorious day it’s the perfect place to relax with some good food and watch the busy afternoon shoppers fly past.

Rating: Food: 4/5, Drink: 3/5, Service: 3/5, Atmosphere/decor: 4/5, Value for money: 4.5/5

Overall: 18.5/25

Need to book? Busy in the evenings, quiet for a lunchtime bite

Phone/email: 01772 558889

Address: 36A, Market Place, Preston, Lancashire


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