I spend approximately 90% of my time stalking good places to eat, mostly on Instagram or Twitter. I’d been following Solita and their various restaurants dotted across Manchester for quite some time, when it was announced they were opening up a new restaurant in Preston.
Preston being considerably closer to where I live than Manchester, I was thrilled at the convenience. I was actually lucky enough to make it to their official launch night, which was a lot of fun, and I was keen to head back for a sit down meal, so headed back a few weeks later.
After being sorted for drinks and shown to our table, we perused the menu and ordered some halloumi bites and some deep fried pickles to start.
I went for the Catalan burger, featuring grilled chorizo, roasted red peppers, pepperjack cheese, roasted tomato aioli atop a beautiful burger. It was absolutely delicious, and I thoroughly enjoyed every bite (even if I didn’t manage to finish it all due to filling up on cheese earlier).
My dinner date opted for a halloumi burger which also looked delicious, so if you’re a vegetarian, you’ve got some good options.
If you’re a vegetarian you may be less keen on the meat aging room, where the steaks are kept on display, but a couple of tables around me had ordered steak, and they looked incredible. I’m definitely going to have to return to find out for myself.