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The Fat Giraffe

3 Church Street | Padiham, Burnley BB12 8HF, England
+44 1282 771661
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good20%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (7 reviews)
“carrot cake” (2 reviews)
“cakes” (11 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 16:00All hours
British, European, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
3 Church Street | Padiham, Burnley BB12 8HF, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ordered lunches for 11 people and every item ordered was absolutely delicious. The salads were full of different veg, the sandwiches, bagels and wraps were fresh and full of good quality ingredients. The jacket potatoes with fillings were still hot and tasty and the...More

Thank Hellas_Fans
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Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Visited here with my boyfriend and had a lovely halloumi salad with olives and cibatta. As I am a vegetarian I was happy to see that there were many veggie options. I will definately be visiting again soon!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Went here with my parents. Great food (especially the chicken and chorizo toastie), prompt and friendly service. Would highly recommend!

Thank oliviab801
Reviewed 26 April 2017 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 reviewResponded 30 April 2017

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 reviewResponded 12 April 2017

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

Reviewed 20 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 reviewResponded 22 March 2017

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

Reviewed 1 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 reviewResponded 4 March 2017

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 23 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 reviewResponded 4 March 2017

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

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lancashirebrunette, Owner at The Fat Giraffe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2017

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 1 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

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lancashirebrunette, Owner at The Fat Giraffe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2017

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$9
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
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Church Street | Padiham, Burnley BB12 8HF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Lancaster District  >  Burnley
  • Phone Number: +44 1282 771661
  • E-mail
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 :)
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