Eateries in Prescot: What’s Opening When & Where

By on Thursday, September 13, 2018

A plethora of bars, cafes and restaurants is preparing to open in Prescot in the next few months, but who, when and where? Here’s your guide to the new places opening up in the town centre in 2018 and 2019.

Kingsmen Street Food Restaurant – 21 Market Place

Run by British military veterans, Kingsmen will serve up an irresistible array of comfort food from around the world, including tacos from Mexico, pizza from Italy, burgers and hot dogs from the USA, and fish and chips from our own fair isle. Beers and coffees from across the globe will also be on the menu.

The team have been busy refurbishing the former Red Lion pub on the corner of Kemble Street and Market Place, and they are ready to open on Saturday 15 September at 5pm.

Check out the Kingsmen website at, or follow them on Twitter and Facebook.

The Watch Factory Bistro – Albany Road

The Station Coffee House whipped up a storm when it opened at Prescot Rail Station in 2016, and its success means that owners Thyme Catering Company are ready to open a second premises.

Located in the heart of a new residential and business development on the site of the former Lancashire Watch Factory, the bistro will expand its already well-known range of locally sourced, freshly cooked, seasonal dishes.

The projected opening date is Monday 17 September 2018. Follow the Watch Factory Bistro on Facebook and Twitter.

Pinion Bistro – 39 Eccleston Street

Gary Usher’s new restaurant will be next to open. A private launch on Saturday 22 September will be followed by Pinion’s public opening on Saturday 29 September at the newly restored premises at 59 Eccleston Street.

The culinary wizard and entrepreneur already has a family of four restaurants, with plans to open others. To complete funding for Pinion, he launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign that raised an astonishing £50,000 in 24 hours.

Mouthwatering dishes on the bistro menu include pan-fried sea bream, whole roast duck and classic desserts such as creme brûlée and a steamed lemon suet sponge.

Find out more at and follow the new establishment on Facebook and Twitter.

Down in Albion – 13-15 Atherton Street

One of the great success stories in Prescot’s recent years, the Albion Bakehouse opened in 2015 on Leyland Street, and the artisan bakery is now preparing to open its second location on adjacent Atherton Street.

Down in Albion will serve all the decadent treats that Nina and staff are already known for, as well as breakfast, lunch and evening fare. Specialities will include freshly baked bread, ‘Bob’s’ baked beans, grilled sandwiches, homemade soups and a vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free range. The venue will also be available for parties and functions.

With refurbishment of the grand premises nearing its end, Down in Albion has a projected opening date of sometime on or after 25 September 2018. Keep up-to-date with Albion on Facebook and Twitter.

Urbano Chiringuito – 32 Eccleston Street

Local couple Clare Wilson and Peter Stewart love Ibiza so much, they want to bring a bit of its spirit – and spirits – to Prescot town centre.

Located in the historic Wool Shop, between Poco Coffee and the Prescot Shopping Cenre, Urbano Chiringuito is a bar and charcuterie, serving drinks and plates that bring home a taste of the Balaeric islands.

While there’s no firm opening date as yet, the team are hopeful that their stylish new eatery will be opening at weekends no later than November 2018.

Find Urbano Chiringuito on Twitter.

MATE Bistro – Market Place

Set against the backdrop of Prescot’s 17th-century Church of St Mary the Blessed Virgin and the UK’s first World War I memorial, Market Place has been a centre of activity in the town for centuries. Now, thanks to a £500k investment, the area will come alive again, with MATE Bistro at its heart.

Locals already know proprietors Gaynor and Francesco La Rocca from MATE Productions, the wildly successful community theatre company behind such shows as Treasure Island and Shakespeare’s The Tempest. They’re expanding their creative endeavours to a swish new establishment they describe as “Mediterranean bistro by day, Italian fine dining after dark.”

The area both inside and outside the bistro will be used for community arts, so expect music, theatre and more for all ages. A major redevelopment is underway at the moment, and MATE plan to have the new space up and running in February 2019.

Keep up with the latest MATE Bistro news on Twitter.

Watch This Space

Keep an eye out for news of 2 Leyland Street, where Knowsley Council have recently granted planning permission for a wine bar. Round the corner, international fast food chain Domino’s Pizza have applied for permission to open a takeaway in the former Print House at 18 High Street.

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