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“Fantastic food and service”
Review of The Sparling

The Sparling
Ranked #19 of 555 Restaurants in Preston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$21 - US$32
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Fantastic food and service”
Reviewed 17 August 2014 via mobile

Went with friends from Spain on Saturday night
Very busy with Neil and his team providing excellent service.
Very nice food , gravlax very tasty with main course recommended by Neil, hake and potatoes with prawns , superb!
Always enjoy going here looking forward to our next visit, hopefully soon

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1 Thank M M
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Date | Rating
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English first
Preston, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“not too bad”
Reviewed 14 August 2014 via mobile

Came in on the grill night and was met with friendly staff, Helen I think....she asked if we were dining which we were and gave us time to choose a few drinks and decide our meal before being seated....the disappointing thing about this pub is it's beer.....from working in a pub which sells Heineken to coming in and expecting the same kind of beer I was massively disappointed, I sent the pint back and asked for an Amstel instead, which was exactly the same....it was flat and tasted like line cleaner, with respect to the staff they changed the drinks straight away. Food is impeccable, loved it!!! Recommend it highly!

  • Visited August 2014
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2 Thank charlotte d
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A little disappointed”
Reviewed 8 August 2014

We visited on a sunny Friday evening, the place was fairly quiet. The drinks selection was quite good and the service was great. We sat in the restaurant which was a strange set up, the tables were at odd angles and we kind of felt a little bit plonked next to a wall. The food was not bad by any means, some of the things were not as described on the menu. The portion sizes were absolutely huge and a little over facing, but not bad value for money. I think it is a nice place for a drink but a little out dated and probably won't return for food

  • Visited July 2014
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Preston, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The extra mile”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Called in without booking (my birthday) ordered food then my son rings me to say he's was coming too but would be 10min
The manager put the food on hold till he arrived. that's what I call going the extra mile, the food was great and all the Staff lovely thanks to all will be calling again

  • Visited August 2014
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2 Thank Gordon M
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Blackpool. Lancashire
Level 6 Contributor
297 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
“Pricey for what you get...”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

We tried dinner here with some friends, and despite the good reviews we were very disappointed. The food was only average but the prices were high. With so many restaurants in the area we won't be going there again. Sorry

  • Visited June 2014
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