Play in Burnley

We know how to have fun.

We work hard in Burnley. It’s how we’ve built a thriving economy and is ingrained into our ethos. It’s why global brands choose to invest their resources right here in our town. But just like our work ethic, we also know how to have fun.

There are plenty of impressive restaurants and bars in Burnley, as well as an array of other leisure facilities. Did you know we are home to a Michelin-starred eatery and a global award-winning spa?

Below are just some of the top restaurants and bars in Burnley, and many of the other leisure facilities you can enjoy when visiting or living in our town.

Up for some active fun? Get your bounce on in an Airtime session at Air Unlimited Inflatable Park - Burnley’s first inflatable playground! Boasting over 10,000 square feet of thrilling activities for adventurers of all ages and sizes, it’s the perfect attraction for the whole family.

Air Unlimited

This famous family-run business has been creating authentic Asian cuisine since 2007. Its aim is to provide the finest example of Asian cuisine in the North West region.

Aroma

Astoria is a delicious Mediterranean-styled tapas bar and restaurant. The freshest of ingredients are combined to create truly authentic cuisine, all in the surroundings of a stunning three-storey interior.

Astoria

Our Premier League club needs no introduction. We are proud to be home to Burnley FC, which is only a walking distance from the town centre. Not many towns or cities can say that!

Burnley FC

Burnley Mechanics has hosted everything from globally-famous singers to CBBC's Milkshake. Whether you want to watch a musical, comedy show, pantomime or dance troop, you'll find a show worth watching here.

Burnley Mechanics

If you have a sweet tooth, Chocstop is the place for you. From waffles and sundaes to cookie dough and milkshakes, you'll be spoilt for choice at this Halstead Street hotspot.

Chocstop

Continentals serves up some of the tastiest, freshest meals around. A particular favourite is their unbeatable selection of barbecued meats but they also do some jaw-dropping vegetarian cuisine as well.

Continentals

This resort has it all: 76 luxurious bedrooms and suites, unrivalled wedding and conference facilities, award-winning chefs with three onsite restaurants and the multi award-winning Woodland Spa.

Crow Wood Hotel and Spa Resort

A creative, completely unique eatery serving up delicious American-styled burgers and loaded-fries to a gang of very loyal customers. What’s more, all of their burgers are named after famous American rap songs...

Ellis’s

Enjoy a glass of fizz in the old theatre's renovated foyer. Then, tuck in to the beautiful Thai cuisine whilst winding down on the seated terrace.

Empire Theatre Champagne Bar

One of Burnley’s number one hotspots for students. Their menu includes loaded nachos, loaded onion rings, haloumi fries; they even serve a messy selection of chicken wings for a mere 30p each!

Illuminati

Freshly ground locally roasted coffee, freshly made sandwiches, cakes, bakes, pastries and tea's all to be enjoyed in a relaxing, welcoming environment.

Kingsway Coffee

What the Little Barista team doesn't know about coffee, isn't worth knowing! On top of the unbeatable friendliness of its staff, customers can expect the very best organic coffee served with a tasty treat.

Little Barista

The Market kitchen in Burnley’s Market Hall is a place where you can get all varieties of cuisine to suit your every need: Thai food, burgers, stir fries, curries - you name it!

Market Kitchen

Whether you're after sweet or savoury crepes, Quick Crepes is ideal. It's not just crepes either, the huge menu has the options of waffles, sandwiches, shakes and more.

Quick Crepes

Recently renovated, this impressive cinema also has a VIP lounge where you can enjoy luxurious electric, reclining leather seats and complimentary food and drink brought to your table.

REEL Cinema

A tasty hidden gem tucked right behind the Sandygate student accommodation. It boasts a create selection of cakes, but a customer favourite is undoubtedly their piri-piri chicken.

The Bobbin Café

A cosy town centre wine and gin bar boasting award-winning Mediterranean nibbles with an impressive selection of wine.

The Corkhouse

A parent's saviour, The Leisure Box is funded by Burnley FC in the Community and is home to soft play, climbing walls, indoor sports pitches and fitness classes. And best of all, many of the activities are free!

The Leisure Box

This friendly café has a great mix of affordable meals. They also offer a fantastic meal prep service for the fitness fanatics wanting their daily fix of quality protein.

The Relish Café

One of the finest examples of classic Italian dining In Burnley. Feast on dishes filled with flavour in the spectacular building and interior which would seem right at home in the heart of Rome.

The Palazzo

This stylish cocktail bar boasts a spacious interior and a delicious selection of platters. Housed in the former Post Office, it's a beautiful venue.

The Penny Black

An irresistible desert parlour just down the road from UCLan’s Victoria Mill. Their mouth-watering menu offers waffles, bubblewrap waffles, crepes, cookie dough, crazy shakes, sundaes, gelato, hot puddings, coffee and cakes.

What’s 4 Desert?

The Michelin-Star White Swan in Fence is a small lively local pub that serves great food, great wine and Timothy Taylors award winning real ales. Chef Tom Parker is rapidly gaining a deserved reputation for outstanding food. Awards include a Michelin Star and 2 AA rosettes whilst The Good Pub Guide and Casque Mark also recognise the quality of real ale that is being served.

White Swan at Fence