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Bistro Bar

$$ - $$$
Cafe, British, Bar, Pub
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Barden Lane, Burnley BB12 0DX, England (Formerly Kingfisher Cafe Bar)
+44 1282 450531
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Mon - Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thu - Sun 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Took my Uncle who has dementia on a barge trip here with 6 others. Had food in the Kingfisher after. I cannot rate this place highly enough. The food was fabulous, fresh, reasonable priced & staff couldn't have done enough for us. A must visit! We will defiantly be back. Thank you Kingfisher for making our day a memorable one.

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

What an absolute treasure, we visited in Friday with a large group of 30 adults and were seated promptly and courteously by the lovely staff members. Even though our group was large we did not have to wait long to get our meals, all of which were excellent. The ham, eggs and chips was a sure winner with the most... More 

1 Thank Sharon L
Padiham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visit this cafe as it is a great stop off when we go cycling. It has changed management recently and what a difference. The food is very good, can recommend the cheese and onion pie and the meat is locally sourced from an award winning butchers. They have a PROPER coffee machine and great coffee beans so you won't... More 

Thank jjjjjjjjules
Rossendale, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2017 via mobile

Went here one Friday after work for some tea. Food was delicious, atmosphere was warm and inviting and great staff! Had woodburner lit in the corner which was a lovely bonus! Is great location overlooking the long boats on the canal. Highly recommend!

Thank MyTravelsJoWatch
Norwich, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

This must be Burnley's best kept secret. A truly unique place in a lovely setting.The drive up to the cafe is a bit rough through what looks like a building site,but the cafe and marina are so picturesque.Food and drink are fairly basic but I'd imagine would be perfect on a summer evening sat on the balcony looking out over... More 

Thank Peter J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

Great service and one of the best breakfasts I've ever had! We had one every day! The building and location is beautiful. Good start to our week on a boat. Thankyou! Jon and Arri.

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Walton-on-the-Naze, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016

A lovely little gem that I didn't know existed a week ago! It was pouring down when I went, so there were only a few patrons. I felt welcome & the espresso that I ordered was delicious. I will return in the summer. Beautiful view over the longboats in the marina.

Thank andyinessex
Burnley, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

Been a few times, lattes and cappuccinos are weak, in fact more like flavoured milk. Food is ok but limited choice and quite expensive. Nice outside seating area. In this day and age they should make sure their card payment services are up and running because 3 times we have walked out due to this failure in their business operations.

Thank rebecca w
Lee S, Owner at Bistro Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we couldn't agree more, however we would like to invite you back under our new management to see just how things have moved on. We have new staff, new facilities, an espresso bar in partnership with Exchange Coffee Company, Real Ale in partnership with Reedley Hallows Brewery and I guarantee you wont be disappointed,... More 

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62 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

We stopped at this lovely location for a cup of tea and coffee whist booking a forthcoming trip on a day boat. Lovely staff great brew,all set in lovely surroundings. Very warm welcome very much recommend

Thank Linda M
Burnley, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

Popped in for coffees and cake son a child free afternoon. Fantastic setting overlooking the marina with Pendle Hill in the distance. Nice coffee, excellent cake. Happy days!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$3 - $6
Cafe, British, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Barden Lane, Burnley BB12 0DX, England (Formerly Kingfisher Cafe Bar)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Burnley
  • Phone Number: +44 1282 450531
The Cafe Bar offers traditional home cooked food and locally sourced ingredients. Our meats are all supplied by award winning Master Butcher Josh Conlan. Our Real Ales are supplied by award winning Master Brewer Peter from Reedley Hallows Brewery. Our coffee is supplied by Exchange Coffee Company and our views are priceless. We look forward to seeing you.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?