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The Fat Giraffe

3 Church Street | Padiham, Burnley BB12 8HF, England
+44 1282 771661
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Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (5 reviews)
“tapas” (7 reviews)
“pitta” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
British, European, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
DETAILS
3 Church Street | Padiham, Burnley BB12 8HF, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved it here staff are good and take time to accomadate you Very pleasant atmosphere and food Recommended

Thank Karen I
lancashirebrunette, Owner at The Fat Giraffe, responded to this review

Thankyou :) xx

Reviewed 10 April 2017

My wife and I have now been for afternoon tea on two occasions and always found the entire staff to be most accommodating. A bonus for the superb afternoon tea is a lovely small bowl of delicious soup, if you have never been it is...More

Thank William S
lancashirebrunette, Owner at The Fat Giraffe, responded to this review

Thankyou, we are glad you enjoyed your visits and hope to see you again soon :) x

Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Visited after quite a while. Apparently new owners. Had breakfast and coffee. The lady serving was welcoming and efficient and worked hard. She remembered me on second visit this sunday and the place was a bit busier but she coped very well and provided a...More

Thank Earthmonkey6969
lancashirebrunette, Owner at The Fat Giraffe, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your visits here and hope to see you soon :) xx

Reviewed 2 March 2017

I went in here the last time some months ago, and found the lady in the 'front of house' position was rude, slow and incapable of waitress service. My friends and I remarked it was like watching manuel on faulty towers. We had heard that...More

Thank reciprocity305
lancashirebrunette, Owner at The Fat Giraffe, responded to this review

Hi, I am one of the new owners of the fat giraffe. I am sorry that you felt the need to put this review on following you apparent bad experience, the member of staff that works front of house is one of the most efficient,...More

Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for a quick coffee and cake! The carrot cake I had was amazing! Very soft and fresh. Lovely atmosphere and friendly staff!

Thank saspaul2016
lancashirebrunette, Owner at The Fat Giraffe, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review, we are glad you enjoyed your cake and hope you will be back soon to try one of our delicious homemade meals. Thanks Christine and June

Reviewed 8 February 2017

Recently visited one dinner time with my other half and we each enjoyed our meals. I had the burger with fried onions, a side salad and homemade coleslaw and chutney which was lovely; really tasty. The other half had the homemade cheese & onion pie...More

Thank BW89Southport
lancashirebrunette, Owner at The Fat Giraffe, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your meals at the fat giraffe and hope to see you again soon. We are hoping to be open again in the evenings very soon so keep an eye on our Facebook page for the details. Thanks Christine and...More

Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

My partner, 4 year old step daughter and I have visited The Fat Giraffe two/three times now and it's always our 'go to' cafe in Padiham. My step daughter loves the big cuddly giraffe and the staff are very, very playful with her and really...More

1  Thank jobrethers44
lancashirebrunette, Owner at The Fat Giraffe, responded to this review

Thankyou for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We always try to make everyone feel welcome and feel it's important to include children in this, having lots of children and grandchildren between us we know how important it is to be able...More

Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Third time here and first review. First two visits were for breakfast. Great looking and tasting breaky and amazing value (cuppa tea included in price). Today's visit is for lunch, cheese burger and salad. Again, great tasting burger and coleslaw. Love the interior decor (shabby...More

1  Thank JBH1975
lancashirebrunette, Owner at The Fat Giraffe, responded to this review

Thankyou for your lovely review, we are so glad that you enjoy your visits to us and hope to see you again soon. Thanks Christine and June

Reviewed 15 December 2016

Please don't think this is a negative review, as it isn't.. Visited today, in my lunch hour, to meet my grandparents for dinner.. The lady serving on was lovely and was absolutely rushed off her feet (and working really hard), but she was definitely up...More

Thank Stacy G
lancashirebrunette, Manager at The Fat Giraffe, responded to this review

Hi, we are glad that you enjoyed your visit to the fat giraffe. As the new owners of the cafe we have been working hard to improve our menus and service time. Sarah works amazingly hard at the front of house and always with a...More

Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

First time visiting here. It is very small inside but nicely decorated. Welcoming friendly staff. Quite a lot of choice on the menu, but it isn't cheap. We had a small breakfast and a fat breakfast, and to be honest there wasn't much difference in...More

Thank Hayley311202
lancashirebrunette, Owner at The Fat Giraffe, responded to this review

Hi, thankyou for your review. Did you visit on a Sunday or midweek ?? We do a midweek breakfast for £5 which includes a drink. Our Sunday breakfast includes orange juice and as much tea or filter coffee as you can drink, there is a...More

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Brenda S
Hello, thank you for getting back to me. I will be in the Padiham in March for a month, looking forward to visiting the Fat Giraffe again. see you soon 🐨
2 March 2017|
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Could we please see the Menu
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$4 - US$9
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 19:00
Thursday
10:00 - 16:00
Friday
10:00 - 16:00
Saturday
10:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Church Street | Padiham, Burnley BB12 8HF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Burnley
  • Phone Number: +44 1282 771661
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Description
The fat giraffe is a welcoming place to be, we serve delicious homemade food at great prices. Our speciality is afternoon tea which is voted the best around by our customers. We have the most amazing coffee nd mouthwatering cakes. Its a great place to sit with your friends and have a good old catch up. We also cater for private functions and we are fully licensed. We hope to see you soon :)