Welcome to The Fat Giraffe, Padiham

Situated in the village of Padiham, Burnley The Fat Giraffe is a fully licensed cafe, deli and bistro providing quality menus all day with coffees, teas and snacks, refreshing lunches and afternoon teas, to our fully licensed bistro on Friday and Saturday evenings for great meals in a great atmosphere.

Our tempting breakfasts make an excellent start to the day, and Sundays are taken care of with mouthwatering brunches and refreshing lunches suitable for any occasion. If you're in a rush, why not enjoy a working lunch and take advantage of our Free Wifi or order from our take away menu.

At The Fat Giraffe, we use fresh locally sourced produce wherever we can along with freshly home made, baked cakes and scones.

We have a live entertainments license, so look out for special events in the near future. And we are also available for private functions. Just use our contact page or call The Fat Giraffe, Padiham on 01282 771661.

The Fat Giraffe has access and facilities for wheelchair users and we also have baby changing facilities.


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Daytime Menu

Day Time

Here at The Fat Giraffe in Padiham, our day time cafe's menu has a wealth of choice to suit every taste.

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Evening Menu

Bistro - Friday & Saturday Night


Spend a lovely evening with great food in a relaxing atmosphere at The Fat Giraffe.

Full of delicious, freshly cooked dishes, the Bistro Menu changes monthly and is available on Friday and Saturday evenings (booking advisable). Keep an eye on our events page for upcoming LIVE music nights, too!



After a successful spell of Tapas dishes we've now returned to our Bistro Menu.

Here's the menu commencing Friday, May 16th - Hope to see you soon


To Start

Homemade soup of the day £4.95 v

Lightly battered whitebait & calamari - served with lime and chilli dip  £5.10

Smoked breaded mozzarella on a bed of salad leaves with a tomato chilli chutney £4.95 v

Homemade chicken liver pate £5.20

Scallops on pea puree with chorizo £6.95

Fricassee of mushrooms in a creamy tarragon sauce & a Lancashire blue cheese crumble £4.95

Italian platter – selection of Italian cured meats, rocket, mozzarella, olives and warm ciabatta & balsamic oil dip solo £6.50 duo £12.50


Main course

Pan-fried calves liver with sauteed onions, seasonal vegetables and creamy mashed potatoes  £13.95

Chicken supreme, stuffed with pesto and pancetta, served with new potatoes, green beans and peas with garlic £13.95

8oz Sirloin Steak - roast new potatoes, grilled tomato & mushroom & salad £16.95

with a peppercorn, blue cheese or red wine sauce £1.50 extra

Fillet of hake, served with fennel puree, red pepper and chorizo relish, and new potatoes £15.95

Homemade Fat Giraffe cheese & onion pie served with peas & hand cut chips £8.95

Wild mushroom risotto, served with rocket & parmesan salad £8.95




The Fat Giraffe homemade cheesecake £4.95

Tricky Dicky’s sticky toffee pudding, with butterscotch sauce & Mrs Dowson’s Vanilla ice cream £5.20

A selection of Leagram’s organic cheeses served with oat biscuits, grapes, apple and celery £5.75

Crème brulee £5.25

Italian affogato £4.95


A selection of specials & side dishes are also available each evening.

Sunday Brunch & Lunch

Sunday Brunch & Lunch


What better way to spend your Sunday morning brunch or lunch time, than at The Fat Giraffe in Padiham.

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Take Away

Take Away

Don't have time to stop? Then our take away menu is for you.

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Business Lunches

Order from our extensive Business Lunch menu.
24 hours notice required in most cases
Phone 01282 771661
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Opening Times

Cafe & Deli

Monday - closed

10am - 4pm Tuesday - Friday

Last food orders 3pm

10am - 3pm Saturday & Sunday

Last food orders 3pm


Friday & Saturday 7pm - late

Last food orders 9pm

Live music most Friday nights

Clare Starbuck

The Fat Giraffe is owned and run by Clare Starbuck.

With many years experience in business, Clare has realised her ambition to own and run her own place and bring a special experience to her customers.

Clare and her team welcome you to The Fat Giraffe, for good food and great times.

Need to stay connected?
You can enjoy internet connectivity whilst you enjoy one of our delicious meals.
So there's no need to rush off.
Take it easy and enjoy yourself.