Bukhara Preston

Bukhara in Samlesbury near Preston is a modern, out of town restaurant ideal for the whole family.

They don’t serve or allow alcohol (no BYOB) so this makes it popular with a wide ranging clientèle.

One of the Curry Culture team visited with their family recently and this is their impression:

Our 60 second guide to Bukhara:

Service – 7 out of 10 – Although we were welcomed when we arrived, we were left standing for several minutes before a table was cleared and we were seated.

They weren’t jam packed so we felt this could have been done before we arrived and then we would have been able to sit right away.

Ambience – 8 out of 10 – We liked the fact that there wasn’t any naff background music and because there is no alcohol on site this makes for a nice family feel. The open plan kitchen is also a good touch and allows diners to see everything that’s going on.

Food – 9 out of 10 – The Paneer Shaslik was out of this world and beautifully presented. We were also very pleased with the Chilman Biryani, a house speciality – oven baked with a crispy pastry covering. We also tried their Mango Salad which was delicious. The food was definitely their strongest element.

Overall we were happy with our visit and more importantly – the kids were happy. It’s not the cheapest venue and we had to have a drive out to get there, but it was worth it. If they tighten up on their customer service it will be hard to beat.

For more information on this restaurant  visit the Bukhara website .

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1 Comment

  1. Abdul Rawat on July 18, 2021 at 1:11 am

    Our first visit was at 10.30 and we’re told upon arrival that the kitchen is closing so we had to order straightaway and all the food would be served together which we agreed. The Bihari kebab were hard and non edible so this was knocked off the bill without an apology, the 1st experience was rushed as the staff were eating on a table nearby, basically they wanted us out of the door by 11.00pm.
    On our 2nd visit, we reached the restaurant at 10.00 thinking we had 1 hour to dine and enjoy, bearing in mind we travelled 60 miles for the dining experience. Upon arrival this time the same waiter as the week before asked us why we have come so late and the kitchen will be closing in 5 minutes so we had to order straight away. Our protest at pointing out the time of 10.00pm fell on deaf ears. We tried ordering the Behari kebabs again but were told that non of our customers have had a problem with the Behari kebabs besides us and they would be same as the weeks before therefore they will not serve us the kebabs. After ordering our starters and main meal, all our food was brought out together with no explanation, again this was a very rushed experience. Overall the establishment forgot that we were paying customers! WILL NOT BE DINING THERE AGAIN!

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