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The Sparling

807 Garstang Road, Preston PR3 5AA, England
+44 1772 860830
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Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good19%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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CUISINES
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
807 Garstang Road, Preston PR3 5AA, England
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Reviewed today

Arrived and had no difficulty getting a table and ordered drinks straight away. Interesting and diverse menu with plenty of choice. Service excellent, food excellent and nice atmosphere making it the most memorable meal of late. Definite return visits on the agenda and a good...More

Thank rob00
Reviewed today via mobile

I visited here with a group of friends one lunchtime recently. It was a lovely experience. Great service by all the friendly staff. We all decided to try the Tapas 3 for £12.95. They all arrived on wooden boards in their individual pots. The dishes...More

Thank hulmetracy1967
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We pulled off the M55 and onto the A6 due to heavy traffic. Feeling a bit hungry called in and we’re not disappointed. Friendly staff and great food. Would definitely call again if we are over this way

1  Thank coopesi
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I have had dinner here previously but thought it would be nice to treat him to the afternoon tea for his birthday following numerous recommendations. The afternoon tea was served on a mini picnic bench and the selection of sandwiches, burgers, sausage...More

Thank Delly75Blackpool
Laura R, Public Relations Manager at The Sparling, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review of our afternoon tea. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Massive menu. Beautiful dining room. Had tapas which we thought we had over ordered but when it came was a disappointment. Good quality but very small portions. Found some mould on pitta bread. Owner changed but didn’t seem surprised or very apologetic which was a...More

Thank jaguarjohn57
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a few years and old owners since we visited but our recent arrival for my wife's almost significant birthday left us mighty impressed 6 excellent tapas of a cross cultural nature were freshly prepared and superbly seasoned. Wines are on point prise and quality...More

Thank magicbrian
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent Staff. The best service I can recall. Ordered from the set menu. The Tapas were very good and perfect for a light lunch. Food was good. Only comment is the dining room was a little cold!

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review of our restaurant. Im pleased to hear that overall you had a good experience. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Regards

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely atmosphere where the tables are far enough apart so you don't feel crowded. I felt looked after without being pestered throughout our meal. The menu was extensive and varied, Greek, Spanish, Italian, Moroccan and traditional English, and the food was good quality. The only...More

Thank _tbagnoli31
Laura R, Public Relations Manager at The Sparling, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, im pleased to hear you have enjoyed your experience. We look forward to welcoming you again very soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Disappointing! No atmosphere. The place looks inviting from the busy A6 road but just didn’t do it for me. There are better restaurants in the vicinity

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

Thank you for your review, its disappointing to read you have not been happy with the restaurant. Feedback is important to us and helps put right anything that we have got wrong. With no feedback we cant put right your concerns. Regards

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had visited twice previously and received excellent food and service. I think it’s under new management and the menu has changed dramatically. Very little lite bites or snacks mainly tapas and Greek inspired food. We had the rib eye steak and...More

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

Thank you for your review, its disappointing to hear you did not enjoy your visit to our restaurant. The tapas menu we feel caters for those wanting a lighter meal. The menu has a wide range of main dishes to suit everyone taste including Mediterranean...More

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JimandDavid_12
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.
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cbwoods73
12 April 2017|
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Response from annearmesreardon | Reviewed this property |
Would be lovely with good food and atmosphere
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Olga L
20 February 2017|
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Response from medzPNE | Reviewed this property |
No idea, it is not somewhere l will ever go again
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 32
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Romantic, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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