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The Sparling

807 Garstang Road, Preston PR3 5AA, England
+44 1772 860830
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good19%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
807 Garstang Road, Preston PR3 5AA, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very strong, very strange chemical smell ? bleach/toilet cleaner/damp throughout the restaurant on arrival for lunch. I would have walked out if I wasn't there to celebrate a family birthday. Only 1 other table occupied so expected there would be good service. Waitress very efficient...More

Thank VL1944
Reviewed 5 days ago

We both arrived at the Sparling, having booked a table online. We were greeted by the door and offered a drink at the bar before being shown to our table. We started our meal with the pork crackling apetiser, which came with a sweet chilli...More

Thank Nicki M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've eaten at the Sparling before and been impressed, but following a recent renovation, we are now even more delighted. We booked a table for seven adults and two children and were given a great place in a huge bay window. The menu was excellent...More

1  Thank David L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A party of 9 of us arrived at 6.30 and enjoyed a great meal. The restaurant is stylish and spacious. Service was prompt. All the meals were beautifully prepared and tasty, including 2 meals for children. It is a child friendly place. My only reservation...More

Thank Barbara L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not very good slow service waited sometime for someone to take our drinks then left again to order our meal when meal came not very good taste less very disappoint

Thank Tina L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped at The Sparling for lunch on the way back home from Preston, visit was not pre planned but really pleased chose it. Not too busy and was welcomed as soon as we entered. a good varied a la carte menu as well as specials...More

Thank Peter N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After reading reviews about this restaurant and being taken aback by its number 1 restaurant in Preston status we thought we would book a table. All started on line booking a day and time ........we never got any confirmation email or acknowledgement of the booking...More

1  Thank jamessQ7185PM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

visited to day ,not disappointed at all ,well served .lovely hot food . staff top league everything spotless

Thank royseventy
Laura R, Public Relations Manager at The Sparling, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Royseventy, Thank you for your lovely review, its pleasing to know you have enjoyed your recent visit to our restaurant! I will pass your comments onto the team, we look forward to welcoming you again very soon. Regards Laura Public Relations Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely venue with great choice of food at reasonable prices and excellent service. Good parking and a short drive to the Marriott hotelMore

Thank John Cowie W
Laura R, Public Relations Manager at The Sparling, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

John Cowie W, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to The Sparling. I'm happy to find out you enjoyed the food and service. Your comments will be passed onto the team. We hope to see you again soon! Regards Laura Public...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Every thing was great. From the staff, drinks/food. My 7 year old loved the tricks that the magician did at our table even me An my partner was wowed by him. Really good , Definitely will be return 👌🏼More

Thank ceceila
Laura R, Public Relations Manager at The Sparling, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Ceceila, Thank you for taking time to review your recent experience at The Sparling. We really appreciate your lovely comments, i will pass theese over to the team. We are happy to hear feedback on the macigian and that you enjoyed it. Once again thank...More

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23 July 2017|
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Response from Laura R | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Hi, This restaurant has completely new owners since the 4th January 2017, with no association what's so ever With previous owners.
12 April 2017|
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Response from annearmesreardon | Reviewed this property |
Would be lovely with good food and atmosphere
Olga L
20 February 2017|
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Response from Paul B | Reviewed this property |
I don't know but could be due to new ownership ?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$32
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 807 Garstang Road, Preston PR3 5AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Preston
  • Phone Number: +44 1772 860830
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