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The Fat Giraffe

3 Church Street | Padiham, Burnley, England
01282 771661
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Ranked #16 of 129 restaurants in Burnley
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Leyland, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

I popped into the Giraffe at lunchtime, as I had an hour to kill, and wanted to sit in comfort for my lunch, rather than slum it in my car. What a great decision! Faced with quite a menu, I eventually settled for a roast ham sandwich, just resisting the spicy butternut squash soup...but only just! Other serious contenders given... More

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Chesham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We have eaten at this restaurant on many occasions since moving in to the area last July. The food is always beautifully presented and cooked fresh. No fast food here! There are evenings with entertainment I.e. Michael Buble tribute act etc. These are small and exclusive very enjoyable eveningsand as always beatifully cookrd food and excellent service.

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Padiham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

The Fat Giraffe is one of my all time favourite places to eat, with a great choice of food to suit all tastes & a friendly welcoming feel as standard. This week however I enjoyed an evening Tapas meal there which was one of the best I have had in the UK. A good choice of Tapas dishes for either... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014 via mobile

We called in the fat giraffe for a late lunch. All the courses were excellent, it was refreshing to have available home made healthy food on the children's menu, which was much enjoyed. As it was a cold wet winters day we all decided to sample a different hot chocolate. They were delicious, hand warming and because they weren't smothered... More

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Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014 via mobile

As a family, we eat here for a cosy ambience and lovely food, sometimes made even more fun when live background music is on. One reviewer complained about the wait for the food to arrive. We too have experienced this. My tip in elevating this is to not arrived when starving hungry as the wait pays dividends when the food... More

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Burnley, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

I have to say that I've visited The Fat Giraffe on many occasion and the more I go the better it gets. The menu changes every month, with the usual classics as a main stay, meaning there's always good choice. The menu isn't massive but there is always something delightful to choose, starters, mains and even more for the deserts.... More

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Accrington, United Kingdom
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44 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

It's a nice little place to drop by for a quick drink or a small bite to eat. There's a nice atmosphere, and the staff are friendly. They don't have a great deal on the menu any many of them are quite similar, not many veg options but there's one or two things I quite liked which I'd go again... More

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61 reviews 61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Before visiting relatives in the area we had a look in Trip Advisor to find somewhere for Saturday breakfast. So glad we did and found this fantastic place, and we were not disappointed. Service was super and the young lass serving was nice and chatty enquiring where we were from and made us feel very welcome. Thanks. Before going to... More

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scotland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Visited this cracking wee restaurant on a Friday evening to celebrate a friend's birthday and what a delightful evening it turned out to be. Despite being part of a fairly large party the service could not be faulted. All of the food which came out of the small kitchen was fresh, hot and extremely tasty. While we were eating we... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Had a late breakfast / early lunch here with my boyfriend on a Saturday morning. We opted for a sausage sandwich and the croque Monsieur Giraffe. The food was lovely, although we had a bit of a wait for it to arrive as quite a few people were in at the same time. Hope to visit again soon to try... More

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