Top 10 Cheap Eats For Students In Preston

Eating out in Preston doesn’t have to break the bank, this fantastic city steeped in rich history is full of budget friendly eateries for when you don’t feel like cooking. 

Whether you’re after somewhere to head for a catch up with your friends, a late night bite to eat, or somewhere to treat yourself after a busy day, this city nestled in the heart of Lancashire has a variety of wallet-friendly options. 

To help you out with where to head to, we’ve put together this guide of the top 10 cheap eats which are close by to our student accommodation in Preston. 

Let’s get going fellow foodies… 

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1. Coco’s Soul Food 

For some of the best authentic Caribbean and Mexican food in Preston, Coco’s Soul Food is a must-try. 

After a busy morning on campus, this is the ideal spot to grab some lunch with flavours from around the world. 

Their varied menu has something for everyone.

We’d urge you to try their Coco Style Burrito which comes with your choice of filling, rice, Mexican beans, green pea and avocado guacamole, cheese, sour cream and Mexican pepper sauce, priced at £5.50. 

If that’s not for you, how about their Coco’s Black Angus Steak Burger?

Served on a sesame bun with cheese, salad, pickles and Coco’s special sauce. Costing just £6, you’ll certainly get good value for money for such tasty food. 

The interior of this place has a real rustic vibe to it, and if you’re yet to give it a go, head on down and see what you make of it. 



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Address: 88 Friargate, Preston PR1 2ED

2. We Don’t Give a Fork

One of our favourite budget-friendly options for students in Preston is We Don’t Give a Fork. 

This laid-back hamburger restaurant is located in the heart of the city centre on Guildhall Street, and is the perfect place to stop by for some comfort food. 

The burgers here are freshly made in house using selected cuts, with tons of different options to choose from. 

Our go-to order has to be the Buttermilk Fried Chicken Burger which comes with kos lettuce, red onion as well as your own choice of cheese, sauce, bread and fries. 

This build your own burger deal will only set you back £10.77 and is super filling.

If you’re vegan or veggie, not to worry, they cater for all here. 

If you’re after flavourful scran which is cheap without sacrificing on quality, you need to give this place a try.

You can sit in and enjoy a bite to eat with your mates, or order straight to your door online! 


Address: 20 Guildhall St, Preston PR1 3NU

3. Jaffa 

Jaffa is a huge must for foodies in Preston who are on a budget. 

Located on Friargate, this Mediterranean takeaway has a varied menu featuring freshly prepared pizzas, kebabs and mixed grill dishes along with much more. 

In terms of what to order, we’d recommend their Kofta Kebab which is minced lamb made with fresh herbs and parsley, with a choice of your own salad and sauce. 

Priced at £5.90, you can add chips or wedges for £1 extra so we’d say it’s pretty affordable for your student budget. 

For something different, another highlight of their menu has to be the Jamaican Jerk Chicken.

This dish costs £7.90 and is served with salad and a choice of chips, wedges or Jaffa rice. 

The food here is delicious and the portions are huge so if you haven’t given it a go yet, make sure to head down or place an order to enjoy in your student flat. 


Address: 58 Friargate, Preston PR1 2AT

4. Roast 

If you’re on the hunt for cheap eats in Preston, then make sure to add Roast to your must-visit list. 

Tucked away on Orchard Street, this fast food spot is soon to become your new regular spot for lunch with a variety of options to suit every taste. 

From freshly made salt and pepper chicken boxes to toasted baguettes to chicken strips to juicy burgers, this place has it all. 

A staple here are the salt and pepper chunks and they’re absolutely amazing so, you’d be silly not to give them a try.

You can get 7 chicken chunks, a choice of rice or chips and a drink for £5.50.

Or, if you’d rather just the chicken, it’s just £3.50. 

If that’s not hitting the spot, order their Philly Cheese Steak Toasted Baguette meal.

Not only does it come with your choice of rice or chips, you can also get a drink as well for £5.50 – you can’t go wrong with that! 

Head on down to order or order online through JustEat.



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Address: 2 Orchard St, Preston PR1 2EN

5. German Doner Kebab 

Next on our list of cheap eats in Preston is German Doner Kebab.

This fast food restaurant chain has revolutionised kebabs with their unique blend of traditional spices, and lucky for students in Preston, there is one on your doorstep. 

For a gourmet food experience at cheap prices, take a visit to this food hub along Fleet Street. 

The ultimate lunch time order has to be their Doner Panini with your choice of Doner Meats plus a choice of soft drink for just £6.99.

Not only will your taste buds be satisfied, but your bank account will be too after giving this a try! 

Don’t worry, they have options to suit every diet with another top choice being their Veggie Burger. 

Costing £4.99, this flavourful burger comes with a crunchy coated mixed vegetable patty, fresh iceberg lettuce, tomato, onion, dill pickle and signature burger sauce served in a brioche bun.

If you don’t fancy braving the outdoors, you can also place an order online. 


Address: 7 Fleet St, Preston PR1 2UT

6. Deli-Licious

One of the absolute best brunch restaurants in Preston is none other than Deli-Licious.

This wholesome cafe has been part of the city’s food scene for over 10 years now, and is a must-try for those studying here with friendly service, great tasting food and good value for money. 

Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city on Cannon Street, you can enjoy their diverse menu offering homemade Polish and European inspired dishes.  

There’s a variety of fresh sandwiches, toasties, and other brunch options on the menu here for all under £6

So, if you’re after somewhere to catch up with friends and have a bite to eat, you won’t be disappointed. 

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Address: 11 Cannon St, Preston PR1 3NR

7. The Adelphi 

If you’re looking for the best student offers in Preston, then The Adelphi should be on the top of your list. 

Situated on the UCLan campus, this vibrant pub offers a range of delicious food and drink options which won’t burn a hole in your pocket. 

Some of their quality food offers include their lunch and a drink deal from £9, which includes your choice of one of their tasty dishes plus any side and a drink. 

Another great deal for students is their pizza and a drink deal for just £11 which includes your favourite pizza and drink combo – what a bargain! 

Their main menu offers some cheap priced plates too, with a tapas selection where you can make the most of 3 small plates for £13. 

Not to worry, their menu also covers vegan and vegetarian diets and is the place to go for affordable food. 



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Address: 43 Fylde Rd, Preston PR1 7DP

8. Wok 2 Eat 

If you’re on the hunt for great tasting Chinese food for a cheap price, then be sure to order from Wok 2 Eat. 

Take a visit down to Market Street or order through JustEat to make the most of the deals they have on offer. 

If you’re someone who loves noodles, they have a deal for £3.95 where you can choose your own noodles, meat, veggies and sauce – our fave has to be the duck! 

The food here is really flavourful and made fresh in front of you, they even have vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options so, the menu will please everyone. 

This place is perfect for a quick bite to eat if you’re doing some shopping in the city centre, give it a try! 



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Address: 17-19 Market St, Preston PR1 2EL

9. Damascus

Damascus is a Halal restaurant on Friargate with a well varied menu of mouth-watering plates to suit all different tastes. 

Some money saving offers you can make the most of include their Arabic chicken shawarma wrap served with salad, coleslaw and fries for £7.00. 

If you fancy something a little different, another must-try is their Salad Fattoush which comes with chopped tomatoes, cucumber, spring onions,mint, lettuce, radish, lemon juice and fried bread.

Priced at £6.00, it isn’t bad at all to suit your student budget. 

This eatery is constantly busy, and for good reason.

If you haven’t tried it yet, make sure to do so, it’s one of the best cheap eats in Preston! 


Address: 124 Friargate, Preston PR1 2EE

10. Bianco 

Last but not least in our guide to the best cheap eats in Preston is Bianco.

This place is the ultimate late night food spot, with 24/7 opening you can enjoy all your favourite Arabian dishes from the likes of wraps to pizzas to burgers, at any time you like.

If you’re studying late, their chicken fillet burger meal is a great choice and comes with hot or medium spice, chips, drink, salad and hummus dip for £6.73. 

They offer an amazing range of food at this place so if that isn’t hitting the spot, try their delicious Donner Pizza with Tomato sauce, onions, olive, jalapeno, green pepper, cheese and donner.

The best part is, it’s buy 1 get 1 free so you can split the cost with one of your flatmates – it’s a win, win. 



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Address: 65 Friargate, Preston PR1 2AT

As you can see, we’ve searched far and wide to find the top cheap eats for students in Preston.

To top it off, these places won’t be far from your student flat so you don’t have an excuse not to try them out!

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