Reviewed by Sophie Knight
As it was my partner’s birthday and we wanted to celebrate, I was delighted to have the opportunity to review the recently refurbished Macdonald Tickled Trout restaurant on the outskirts of Preston. It was very easy to locate as it is just off the M6 motorway and is close to the town centre. When we arrived we found the parking to be easily accessible in the spacious car park. The restaurant is very attractive and is situated in a beautiful position with views over the River Ribble.
On arrival we were politely greeted by the helpful staff. There was a slight mix-up with our booking but the staff were so helpful and professional that this was soon sorted out and we were shown to our table.
The attentive waiter, Luca directed us to look at a cabinet full of delicious looking steaks, describing them in a very appealing manner.
For starters, my partner chose the fishcakes with caper mayonnaise, which looked absolutely amazing. For our main meal I had chicken in a basket, which arrived with wonderfully crispy chips and homemade beetroot coleslaw. My partner had the USDA prime 10oz New York Strip steak with chips, peppercorn sauce and a salad garnish. We shared a side order of onion rings. The food tasted delectable. My partner had asked for his steak to be cooked medium-rare and it was cooked to perfection and was so juicy and tender that he soon polished it all off. My meal was absolutely delicious and we found the portions sizes to be extremely generous. For desert I had Scotch pancakes with maple syrup and my partner chose sticky toffee pudding with fresh cream. We thought the food was of a fantastic quality and good value for money. The waiter was very attentive and knowledgeable, frequently asking us if our meal was enjoyable and checking whether we needed anything else to eat or drink.
We really enjoyed our whole dining experience as the staff were so friendly and helpful. They really made an effort to make us welcome and make this a special occasion. I would definitely travel to the Tickled Trout again and would recommend this lovely restaurant to my friends and family.
For more information, to view menus or to make a booking visit:
Macdonald Tickled Trout. Preston New Road, Samlesbury, Preston, PR5 0UJ | 0844 879 9053