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The Fat Giraffe

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3 Church Street | Padiham, Burnley, England
01282 771661
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Oswaldtwistle, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I visited here for the first time under new management with 5 of my friends for lunch. The staff were very pleasant offering us menus as soon as we arrived and waited for us all to arrive before taking our order. I ordered the ploughman's salad along with a friend the other 4 all ordered the Italian chicken. We all... More 

Thank Eileen779
Haliburton, Canada
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cheese and Onion Pie was the best we had. Right proper and tasty too. Nice folks, straight forward menu as well as off the chalk board with interesting choices. As visitors we had the cheese and onion pie as we'd been through a few and weren't entirely certain what the rave was all about. Now we get it. Wonderful, wonderful,... More 

1 Thank DWD2013
Manchester, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A small cafe situated on a busy main road but car park handy. I'd heard about this cafe so thought would visit just finished with breakfasts so had to wait a while, but well worth it , good selection of fillings for jacket potatoes served with garnish followed by a slice of cake which melted in your mouth all for£10... More 

1 Thank p_bennett381
Burnley, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really happy with this place till we tried to have breakfast this morning. Been in numerous times with our dog but on this occasion we hadn't even sat down before an oldish lady who we've not seen before (not the owner) came out of the kitchen became very abrupt and rudely asked " Does she know about the dog, there's... More 

1 Thank andypr6
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58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have tried this place before and wasn't hugely impressed but i thought I'd give it another try. The service was slow, the food took ages to arrive and it wasn't busy. The pate was lovely but my food was way too rich and sickly. The waiter and waitress were sat eating their own lunches whilst customers had to wait... More 

Thank loveuk123
Burnley, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

small friendly place, I have been for breakfast several times but must try the other meals on the menu, great atmosphere and food real and comforting.

1 Thank gillian l
Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Extremely slow service, it took 50 minutes for meal to arrive. Lady was friendly but unsure why it took so long for a burger and a few chips to arrive, as the restaurant was reasonably quiet. Food tasted very average / poor. Wouldn't bother coming again.

Thank chloenicole94
Padiham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Visited for a lazy Sunday brunch and came away happy! The Fat Giraffe breakfast was well-priced, tasty, and a decent size for the money. The breakfast included both an OJ and bottomless tea/coffee (which I took advantage of!), and the staff were chirpy and friendly. Will definitely return.

1 Thank Richard C
Burnley, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

my niece came to town for a visit and took my 83yr old mum here for some lunch as since mum came back to Padiham this is her favourite restaurant, mum took the purse out of her handbag to pay but also took her pension purse out which she left on the table, the lady behind the counter ran up... More 

Thank kathsoul
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

Eight of us had a late afternoon tapas lunch at this little restaurant recently. Although tapas is usually only served in the evening, Karen agreed to sorting it with her chef so that we could dine earlier. The food was delicious, the staff were friendly and efficient and went out of their way to ensure our party had a thoroughly... More 

Thank Caroline L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
British, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Church Street | Padiham, Burnley, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Burnley
  • Phone Number: 01282 771661

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