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The Fat Giraffe

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3 Church Street | Padiham, Burnley, England
01282 771661
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 57
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely Place

I've visited The Fat Giraffe on a number of occasions; with a friend, with my mum and also with a large family group. I can honestly say that the place is so lovely - the decor is warm and inviting and the staff are friendly and endearing. I do tend to stick with what I like food wise and I've... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 6, 2015
TripMember01142016
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Burnley, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had to wait quite a long time to be served despite very few customers. The cheese and onion pie was very good, but the chips were greasy and tasted strange, also not very hot. As I was with friends I did not like complaining so as not to embarrass anyone. On this experience I will not be returning. The price... More 

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Thank frankatfence
Blackburn, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Went to Padiham to visit a local art gallery. On the way back my husband spotted this delightful looking deli. We decided to have a bit of lunch. This is a lovely place with fantastic food and great service. My husband said the Coffee was fantastic. The Moroccan Pitta was fab. We will be back 😃

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Thank carleymoo
Level Contributor
19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

I've visited The Fat Giraffe on a number of occasions; with a friend, with my mum and also with a large family group. I can honestly say that the place is so lovely - the decor is warm and inviting and the staff are friendly and endearing. I do tend to stick with what I like food wise and I've... More 

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Thank TripMember01142016
Burnley, Lancashire, England
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

We went for Saturday evening meal, we were surprised to find after we booked we were one of only 2 couples in the restaurant on a Saturday night. The service was very good, the good was not too bad , the rice dish I had was very filling but not the best tasting ,but it was nice. The starters were... More 

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Thank jaguarxjsport
Burnley, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Visited the Fat Giraffe this afternoon for some Lunch. Small venue with a relaxed atmosphere. Greeted by the staff on entry and found a table within a problem. I ordered an Americano and my Little Princess had a Tea. To eat I had the Ploughmans Lunch and my Angel had a Burger. Both dishes and Drinks were excellent. After we... More 

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Thank TheEnemyWithin
Burnley, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

We have visited so many places for Tapas but never expected that the best one we would ever have would be on our door step in Padiham! Amazing night, lovely music and an empty plate. Highly recommended. Empty plate, full stomach.

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Thank Lynette O
Burnley, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

Lovely place for lunch. Been with friends and hubby somewhere nice to catch up. Shame it's not open on a monday.

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Thank Tracy C
Accrington, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Called here for refreshment after an enjoyable 10k run through the local area. Staff very friendly and happy to help. First impressions count and the venue is cosy, clear and well maintained with nice background music. Ordered coffee and carrot cake which I had to wait a few minutes for but it was worth the wait for the quality of... More 

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Thank David L
Burnley, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

We attended the Spanish Tapas evening at the Fat Giraffe last night. The food was excellent - as was the wine! The service friendly and pleasant. It seemed strange eating tapas and listening to a duo who entertained us with Lancashire folk amongst a great variety of songs during the evening. The atmosphere was great and were loathe to leave... More 

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Thank KDS23
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Nice mixed sharing platter for a starter followed by a variety of tasty tapas dishes . Loved the prawn and chorizo ones. Delicious puddings and coffee finished off a really enjoyable evening.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3 Church Street | Padiham, Burnley, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Burnley
  • Phone Number: 01282 771661

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?