Illuminati

4.5
100 reviews
£25 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
We are the Enlightened. Illuminati is a small, select fine dining & cocktail bar in the heart of Burnley city centre. Our philosophy is that you don't have to travel to the bigger cities to enjoy some good quality food and quirky cocktails. We have spent a lot of time and money investing in an establishment that is like no other, so book a table and come and see for yourselves what we are all about, but shh, tell only your best friends!
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OpenTable Diner
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall1food1service4ambience2

We was looking forward to our visit giving there was so many good reviews but unfortunately we are not able to add to these. Our table was booked for 6 and we ordered the 2 hanging backs for £10. 1 was chicken and 1 was steak. Unfortunately when the both turned up the chicken was still raw in the middle and the steak was cold with almost raw mushrooms and peppers. The staff was very apologetic and took our meals away. When they came back they was this time cooked.properly but unfortunately the chips was overcook3d and looked like they had been taken from the bottom of the fryer from the day before. Also there was no sauce on the kebabs, which did not know we was supposed to get until we was told after our visit. The staff was extremly sorry for our experience and knock3d the price of the food of the total bill. We was home for 7pm. Sorry don't have any photos

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Gemzi12345
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Always been a restaurant I could never fault for food quality and service but this time after the menu change and chef change it’s nothing like to standard... should had never change something that was already 100% I’d been so many times and it’s the last time I’ll be going... really disappointed customer

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CrimperAandD
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Sat Eve 24th
Definitely a different dining experience, but one worth repeating!
Not an extensive menu, but nevertheless very innovative and quirky-Food, Waitress/Waiter Service and attention to detail very good.
Music a bit loud but adds to the overall experience.
Nothing to complain about, great experience-we will be dining there again.

JM
JessicaM
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time eating here and won't be the last, the food is delicious and well cooked, the staff are very friendly and helpful and great choice of drinks :)

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NatalieH
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not been out in Burnley for a long time so wasn’t sure what to expect.... very pleasantly surprised. Very warm welcome, limited menu but the food was very good and tasty. The service was attentive. There was live music which was fab, not too loud with dinner, great tunes that everyone could enjoy. The volume went up when dinner was done. Thank you, super night- will be back!

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RyanO
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's amazing and the staff were so amazing for doing all the stuff I asked them and.i can't thank them enough for making it so special for me and my girlfriend for her birthday xx

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Jodie
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely good and great service as always - would definitely recommend!

LH
LouiseH
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were lovely food was amazing would definitely go again

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ShereeS
Lancashire
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Food very nice but cocktails let the experience down. I suggest that measurements in the cocktails are published on the menu. I was reluctant to order as what was actually in them wasn’t advertised. And I was disappointed as the cordial superceded the taste of any spirits! The hanging kebabs are worthy of a mention and the lovely staff there. Would I visit again, no. The menus needed changing as in dirty and sticky to the touch, not the choice.

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Patsy
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly, helpful staff. Good value, especially Wednesday and Thursday when 40% off.

Been 3 times I last 6 weeks.

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GemmaS
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!! Amazing place!! Couldn’t fault it!!

JR
JulieR
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great value for money. Staff are great too give great service warm & friendly

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StePound
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and menu was great. The staff couldn’t do enough for us, fantastic service. Good value for money. Perfect start to the night. The gin drinks were top draw.

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AndrewT
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The event was ok but not as good as it used to be. The menu has changed and has removed some of the enjoyment and the feel that it was different.
Wrong steaks delivered to the table and one sauce not provided. Should really be better than this for the price.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all really enjoyed our 1st time at illuminati, menu was good as was the cocktails 🍸 we will definitely be calling again food was delicious

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sharonm
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food hanging kebabs and sweet potatoe fries are to die for , cocktail was awesome and great value for money , service was outstanding would highly recommend

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Shannon
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2018
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Enjoyed the night, however the food didn't compare to the last time I came. My mozzarella sticks were simply bread with mozzarella on, didn't resemble a normal breaded mozzarella stick and my baby sausages had no honey glaze on. The cocktails were good, and good value for money and the bar man Sam looked after us on our visit.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and great value for money! Nice atmostsphere and lovely staff.

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Loui
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely evening, large portions for the tapas, friendly helpful staff.
Definitely be back.

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AmyW
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love the atmosphere here. Food is amazing as are the cocktails. Service is really good and staff are very attentive.
Definitely somewhere I'll return to

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PennyB
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience for my birthday. Great decor, service, cocktails, food and music. Very happy indeed, my friend and I had a fantastic time and we will definitely recommend Illuminati... We will be back!

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KDM1990
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite little place at the moment. Food is delicious and very reasonably priced. I’ve been on a Thursday quite a lot for the 2 hanging kebabs for £10 deal. Amazing value for money. The staff are very friendly and service is good. The cocktails are very tasty. Would highly recommend this place, I love it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We booked for Valentine’s Day. It was a set menu and the food was excellent. There was a slight delay on our food however we were kept informed and staff were really attentive thank you for a nice evening

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AnnaD
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, lively atmosphere and prices very reasonable. We will return here again.

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OpenTable Diner
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely evening, staff were excellent, very friendly and attentive. Service was good both for drinks and food and food was very tasty and excellent value. We will definitely be back

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RebeccaB
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food as always!!
We like to go to illuminati for food, but the 40% offer was a bonus!

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Mickdgaff
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice ambiance, didn't have the starters we wanted in stock. 45 minute wait on our main course. Food was OK, steak a little tasteless, not seasoned and slightly overdone, but the rest was fine.. Nice big portion, a little overpriced, it was 40% off in January, which was a fair price. Wouldn't have paid full at any other time.

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DateLady666
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had the hanging kebab with steak & peri peri sauce which was amazing, full of flavour & cooked the way I asked. There isn't an extensive menu but it's an all rounder so everyone will be satisfied.
We shared a chocolate fondue for dessert which was a lovely end to a fantastic date! The only downside was it was quite dark & small.

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OpenTable Diner
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is lovely been a few times now and never fails to please😁 great cocktails, good service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoy the food and the atmosphere, the service is brilliant .. Cannot fault it! Every time I've been its been lovely.. Will definitely be returning :-)

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OpenTable Diner
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit to illuminati and I thoroughly enjoyed everything about it.
Will definitely be returning

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff was friendly and helpful and the food was Amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent and service was good. Where we was sat was not good..near the entrance door and kitchen, especially on a cold night. Mocktails were gorgeous. Tapas to died for and hanging kebabs fabulous 😁

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GP12
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Nice meal with friends.
Food very good.
Tapas are recommended along with steak kebab.

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MarivaD
Lancashire
2 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service, fantastic food and some great food offers. Will be visiting here often. Bubblegum cocktail is to die for. As is the tapas.

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Gemzi12345
Lancashire
2 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Where to begin... you really can not fault illuminati... the service and staff are fantastic... value for top quality food is outstanding... don’t judge the place once seated till you try the food! It will make you think twice before judging. And don’t forget a drink.. fantastic with mixers. I 100% recommend illuminati and you won’t be disappointed 👌

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OpenTable Diner
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2017
Overall3food5service3ambience2

Didn’t end up dining here due to being sat at the end of the room next to the kitchen door which was constantly opening - after 5 mins we decided to leave as it was killin the mood for our date night - would return for a more casual occasion though

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OpenTable Diner
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2017
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Uncomfortable seating cramped, long wait for food to be served 40mins, but on a positive note the food was very nice

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OpenTable Diner
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love it here and regularly eat here. The food only and cocktails are fab and the staff are polite, professional and friendly.

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Charliee31
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All round fabulous place will deffo be back staff brilliant too

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Illuminati is rated 4.5 stars by 100 OpenTable diners.