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Finsley Gate - The Sawmill

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3.8
71 Reviews
£25 and under
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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Cafe Dining, Tapas / Small Plates, Pizza Bar

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Wed 10:00–17:00
    Thu–Sat 10:00–23:00
    Sun 10:00–19:00
    Breakfast
    Daily 10:00–12:00
    Lunch
    Daily 12:00–15:00
    Dinner
    Thu–Sat 15:00–20:15
    Sun 12:00–18:00

  • Phone number

    01282 940480

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    We provide a variety of event catering options to suit our guests' requirements and offer bespoke services to meet our guests' wish lists.

  • Area

    Burnley

  • Cross Street

    Finsley Gate

  • Parking Details

    Parking available on site for motorcycles, cars and coaches.

  • Public Transit

    Manchester Road Train Station, BB11 1JZ - less than 10 minute walk away.The Number 8 Burnley stops 200m away outside the Bowling Alley.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

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What 71 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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3.8
3.8 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Lancashire

    Hot Spot

  • Lancashire

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Lancashire

    Outdoor Eating

  • Lancashire

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Lancashire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely place, with an amazing range of food on their menu!! Our waiter & waitress were brilliant, always smiling & so helpful. Will definitely be coming here again!!

  2. F

    Finnybob

    Lancashire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Better experience that previous visits. Waitress very helpful. All food arrived at the same time. Fish and chips were particularly good.

  3. GC

    GrahamC

    Lancashire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 October 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    All our food was superb except the pea and ham soup which I ordered. It was a strange texture, rather tasteless and under seasoned and was ‘set’ rather than a liquid soup, not nice at all. Apart from this, it was fine. The staff were brilliant and very attentive and value for money was excellent.

  4. D

    Denisesharrogate

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Thank you very much, our 2nd visit and we all enjoyed our food! Staff brilliant, brought out water and treats for our dog, would recommend and will book again, thanks.

  5. CI

    CatherineI

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    1st time we’d been to finsley gate warth and we really enjoyed it and would definitely go back and Iv already recommended it to my family and friends.

  6. JH

    JoyceH

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time we had been and everything about it was impressive. Will definitely come again

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Lancashire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely girls catch up lunch. Good service despite function upstairs and lovely food

  8. BS

    BurnleySK

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 October 2021

    overall2food4service2ambience4

    Booked a table online, when we arrived the table wasn’t ready. We ordered 4 wraps and a sandwich and in total it took 1hr 25 minutes to be made. Great place and venue but definitely had staffing issues. I felt sorry for the young staff who had to deal with the irate customers, me being one of them.

  9. RY

    RachelleY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food and surroundings I will be coming back

  10. C

    Coppernutgold

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 October 2021

    overall2food4service2ambience2

    Unfortunately our first experience was not as good as it might be. The venue is very attractive and the setting beautiful. There was apparently a staff shortage which meant our booking couldn't be found and it took over an hour for our food to arrive. The food was good but lukewarm. The staff were very pleasant and apologetic about the wait. Hopefully better next time.

  11. LL

    LesleyL

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 October 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    The service was shocking. I asked for a fish burger and was given a chicken burger .I was then informed there was no fish left . Due to not having much choice on the menu I asked for a burger.after 30 minutes (my friends had finished their food by this time) the burger still had not arrived. I had to get up from my table and find the waitress I was told the burger would be ready in 8 minutes 25 minutes later I was told the burger had been burnt and there wasn’t any left . But after 20 minutes a burger arrived with no explanation at all. The restaurant had only 5 other customers. Shocking service . I will not be returning and not recommending.

  12. JG

    JennyG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Lovely place to eat. Would recommend a visit, we had breakfast and we will going back soon to try something from the lunch menu.

  13. AS

    AnnaS

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best hamburger and fries in town. Good and quick service. Can't wait to try the rest of the food.

  14. LC

    LeeC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 October 2021

    overall2food2service1ambience2

    Came for a meal with 6 of us yesterday. As they is nowhere on here to leave a review il let you know that the service was very poor we waited over a hour for our food and it was not busy when we came in. The reason given was our ticket did not go through but that is not good enough. The staff could have come and asked if we wanted more drinks while we waited but they didn’t.Then when our meals came piri piri chicken strips was just like normal fillets no flavour, ordered various flavours of chips and they was no difference in them no flavours again. Ordered chicken goujons for a child and they was not coated in bread crumbs just plain chicken. The chicken saag curry was again little flavours in it. The staff was more interested in asking us what we thought about the place when we had only just arrived than giving us a good service. The place is lovely but requires work on the service and food. I would have give maybe 2 out of 5 overall.

  15. LS

    LindamayS

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 October 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    A good meeting place for friends away from town. It will be great in summer to sit outside. I haven't a dog but it was nice to see dogs welcome.

  16. G

    Gandn

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 September 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Lovely setting, very willing and friendly staff. Will be great once the full menu is operating. Highly recommend

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is our second visit. Really enjoy both times. Food was lovely. Nice craft beers. Staff friendly and helpful. Nice surroundings. Just what Burnley needs.

  18. JC

    JudithC

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent value for money, fantastic helpful staff, lovely place would go again.

  19. KS

    KimS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time dining at the Finsley Gate Wharf. My partner and his mum described the burgers as the best they’d had in a long time. The gluten free options where limited but very good. My only criticism is that there was a sparse amount of cheese on my chips! Will definitely go back :)

  20. M

    Mews

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 September 2021

    overall2food2service3ambience2

    Was a bit disappointed with the menu all of the menu was not available

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Lancashire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 September 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Lovely setting. Food a bit pricey for the quality. Need more options on the sharer platters.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 September 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    They asked for payment before receiving the meal We had to ask where one of our drinks were after about 20 mins. We’re told initially she didn’t think the sold cola only to be told … yes u do … it’s Pepsi! They were ordering drinks on their laptops as table service only, but there didn’t seem to be any organisation, people were constantly coming back into the bar asking where their drinks were that were ordered 40 mins ago and paid for!! Not much to choose from on menu, sandwiches and the 5 for £20. The tapas was ok but nothing special Overall very disappointing and will not return! The place was great potential and they need to change a lot of things!!!

  23. F

    Finnybob

    Lancashire

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 September 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    This was my 3rd visit here. Nice welcome but then had to remind staff to come and take our order. Some confusion with paying as we wanted to split the bill four ways but this caused a bit of confusion. One friend ordered tea with her meal but received a cup (we expected a teapot). Had to ask for cutlery and napkins. We ate inside but outside was very busy, staff did their best but I don't think there was enough staff to cover inside and outside.

  24. BM

    BeverleyM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    We arrived and while waiting to be seated we noticed there was a specials board.we were given menus and to say the choice of food was minimal is an understatement.all that was on offer was a number of starters/sharing plates and sandwiches.I noticed the specials board had disappeared so I went to the bar and asked about it and was told it was now not available now it was being”re-prep’d”.it was only .1.15pm.we sat at our table for a further 10 minutes and no one came to take even a drinks order and none of the staffed even glanced our way.we were struggling to find a suitable choice and discussed going somewhere else and still no one came to us.we decided to leave and still no one showed any interest in us.I dined here when it first opened and the menu seemed limited and we were told it would be more extensive when they were properly up and running,in reality there wasn’t even half the choice.I might add that not even half the tables were occupied inside and the staff were milling round near the entrance so it wasn’t as if they were very busy.I was prepared to give the place a second chance but I won’t be going again it was appalling

  25. JB

    JackieB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2021

    overall2food1service4ambience5

    Very disappointing menu. You could only have certain foods at certain times of the day.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Lancashire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 September 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    Excellent venue, boys enjoyed the huge jenga outside . Service was ok, Pay as you go , will definitely going back. I loved out outdoor seating Toilets very clean

  27. JD

    JoanneD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 September 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    Went for the 5 dishes for £20 option but 2 of the dishes wasn't available so was limited for choice. The burgers amd pizzas did look and smell good think I'd opt for one of them if I was to visit again. Entertainment was good live singer but where he was set up none of the public could actually see him

  28. AB

    AnneB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 September 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    The surroundings and staff were great. The food was very nice however we had to wait over an hour for it to arrive, even though we had pre booked. This was okay as we had time to chat and catch up but would not have been good if we had other commitments later in the day. Perhaps this is due to the Wharf being quite new and the kitchen just ' finding it's feet' I will certainly be back for drinks both inside and outside weather permitting.

  29. DM

    DebraM

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 September 2021

    overall3food4service2ambience4

    This was our first visit and we will return as the environment and food was good . However, attention to detail and continuity of service wasn’t great . For example when the food arrived , we were asked if we wanted condiments but it took 10 minutes for it to come! Also the butter for the toast with the breakfast arrived so far into the service we had to eat before it went cold. I don’t like posting negative comments but if there was a bit more attention to the customer needs after taking the order this would be an amazing place to visit regularly. We wish you luck in developing your venue and look forward to visiting in the future.

  30. DC

    DanielC

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 September 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Didn’t like having to pay for every item individually, it felt like we were not trusted. No hash browns which is a staple of any full English. Coffee was mildly warm not steaming. I didn’t get mushrooms but my friend did. He got butter and I didn’t. Not really an overwhelmingly good experience. Lovey place though.

  31. NW

    NeilW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 September 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good food and service. Had to wait a little while for a second round of drinks but not excessively so. A little surprised to be asked to pay on ordering for table service. Nice venue that deserves to do well. I'll definitely be going back.

  32. C

    Clucky

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    This venue seems to make it difficult to order any food or drink, even ordering on the app is hard work as it doesn’t store card details, charges a service charge plus a transaction fee without notifying us. Can take 20 mins for drinks to arrive . Must say the staff are lovely and friendly, very helpful, it’s the system that lets them down . Don’t understand why you can’t order at the bar..

  33. SH

    SheilaH

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time here with my daughter lunch. A great addition to Burnley, menu is a bit different from the norm, excellent food and service, great atmosphere. Would like to go back when there is an event on.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 September 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Excellent food and chilled out music. Would have given full stars but didn't did come back with second pint

  35. PB

    PaulaB

    Lancashire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 September 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Excellent service, very polite and helpful staff beautiful day in the sunshine

  36. MD

    MichelleD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 September 2021

    overall3food2service3ambience4

    Place- Great ,clean ,spacious with a relaxing atmosphere. Staff - Very friendly , helpful and polite However them seem to lack direction, no set roles or areas seemed to be un-organised. Food - ok very small portions not value for money. Online when I booked it stated live music outside however , it was inside and very loud, so we found it difficult to have a conversation . Also it stated that outside was fully booked, many empty tables . I think it could be a popular venue in the future. I will try again in a few months.

  37. SP

    SueP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 September 2021

    overall4food4service2ambience5

    Lovely setting, staff pleasant, good menu and choice of drinks.plenty of out and indoor seating. Very clean Really don’t like to be critical, but if it helps the management, going forward, much more attention/ training/ improvements required, regarding service. There didn’t appear any system or structure in place, so customers can arrive and wait at least 20 mins, before being offered a menu or take an order. As hot and cold drinks come from separate places, some of our groups drinks arrived, they had finished theirs before other people received theirs. We would have ordered more drinks, but no body about to ask or serve us We will come again, but other disappointed customers left, after waiting to be served Such a shame, as so much effort has gone into this impressive venue, do so hope just teething problems, which can be resolved Wish the team much success

  38. D

    Denisesharrogate

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great customer service, very polite and helpful. Breakfast was delicious thank you

  39. T

    Toni

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Lovely place, especially outside, unfortunately the gas had gone in the kitchen when we arrived, they had an engineer in fixing it so the really nice manager gave us some drinks and snacks for free. We waited an hour all in all, then it was fixed so we ordered food. My 2 boys had the burger and really enjoyed them. Me and my partner had tapas dishes. It was nice but my only gripe was that it was all just warm and not hot. Maybe they were conscious of how long we’d waited and rushed abit but overall it was nice food, nice staff and we enjoyed sitting outside to finish our drinks besides the canal. Nice touch of the kids games outside too!

  40. JP

    JackyP

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    Menu confusing needs simplifying lots of things you can't order after 1pm .

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Finsley Gate - The Sawmill is rated 3.8 stars by 71 OpenTable diners

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Google Map for Finsley Gate - The Sawmill

Finsley Gate Wharf, Finsley Gate, Burnley, Lancashire BB11 2FG

  • Cross Street

    Finsley Gate

  • Area

    Burnley

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Wed 10:00–17:00
    Thu–Sat 10:00–23:00
    Sun 10:00–19:00
    Breakfast
    Daily 10:00–12:00
    Lunch
    Daily 12:00–15:00
    Dinner
    Thu–Sat 15:00–20:15
    Sun 12:00–18:00

  • Cuisines

    Cafe Dining, Tapas / Small Plates, Pizza Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Parking available on site for motorcycles, cars and coaches.

  • Public Transit

    Manchester Road Train Station, BB11 1JZ - less than 10 minute walk away.The Number 8 Burnley stops 200m away outside the Bowling Alley.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    01282 940480

  • Catering

    We provide a variety of event catering options to suit our guests' requirements and offer bespoke services to meet our guests' wish lists.

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