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Benedicts of Whalley

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$$ - $$$
Wine Bar, British, Contemporary, Delicatessen
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1 George Street, Whalley, Clitheroe BB7 9TH, England
+44 1254 824468
09:00 - 18:00
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Sun 09:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
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Whalley, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Called for breakfast with my dog the service was very good. My only gripe the food wasn't hot enough why can't restaurants get this simple part of cooking right just a letdown.

Thank 230Daveme230
Rossendale, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Cosy cafe in the centre of Whalley. Very popular so sometime difficult to find a table. Excellent cakes and coffee.

Thank Nigtay62
Lancashire, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Strange place this. Great in appearance with warm and friendly staff but... I've visited twice now and on both times the food was under-whelming. I sent back a bowl of inedible, dry, undercooked porridge...but still got charged for it ??? Yesterday I got Crumpets described as "lathered in melted butter" and although there was clear evidence of melted butter there... More 

Thank John L
Barrowford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us had breakfast at Benedicts of Whalley to celebrate my Brother in laws 50th birthday on 22/11/2016. I found the staff to be very helpful, courteous, very efficient and friendly. We all ordered the full breakfast with a hot drink, the beverages were constantly replenished through the meal. Taking into account the quality of the food, which was... More 

1 Thank Stevon1169
HCookson, Owner at Benedicts of Whalley, responded to this review

Many thanks for choosing Benedicts to celebrate your birthday brunch. I'm delighted we delivered on all key areas and I am particularly thrilled to note your comment regarding a return visit. We are launching a much bigger breakfast offer from Friday this week - and next week and new lunch menu... so there will be lots of new things to... More 

Blackburn, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we have been to Benedicts many times over the last few years and we have been disappointed with the changes to the breakfast. It is now served on an unsuitable smaller plate, no black pudding, tiny portion of baked beans. Very disappointing, the service was excellent as ever but I think we will try elsewhere for breakfasts in the future.

Thank TomandLesley
HCookson, Owner at Benedicts of Whalley, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review and observations about our change to the presentation of the breakfast. I have arranged to meet with my chef today and we will rethink. Sometimes we should just leave things alone! yes - we have taken the black pudding off and swapped it for hash brown as so many people left the black pudding, it... More 

Colne, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called in for a breakfast and wow. Place was busy and you can see why. Looking forward to calling in for lunch soon.

Thank Alan_Whitehead_16
HCookson, Owner at Benedicts of Whalley, responded to this review

Thank you! and we look forward to welcoming you back! We will be launching our new menu next week - so there will be a fantastic new selection of dishes to try on your next trip to us. Hilary More 

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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have had breakfast here before and I was really looking forward to my return visit Plenty of tables and and reasonable menu as we expected I decided to go for the full breakfast as this was splendid on my last visit it also comes with coffee as much as you want . Coffee arrived quickly shortly afterwards the breakfast... More 

Thank bas4865
HCookson, Owner at Benedicts of Whalley, responded to this review

Many thanks for your visit - and I am sorry to learn of your disappointment with the full English breakfast. We have changed the presentation of the breakfast , and have taken off the black pudding due to the fact so few people ate it and so much was wasted. However - the girls should ask if you would like... More 

Preston, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I visited today after a 6 mile walk and had the all day breakfast which was great. Crispy bacon, great local sausages, tasty black pudding and endless coffee. Only 1 negative what has happened to the brownies? Benedicts Brownies have always been the best, crunchy and yummy. Not today. We bought a couple to take home and... More 

Thank cjwesty
HCookson, Owner at Benedicts of Whalley, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review - and I delighted that your breakfast was a lovely reward for your six mile trek here! On reading your review, I rang benedicts immediately and instigated "brownie gate".... and cannot fathom what difference there was on your visit. Our recipe hasnt changed - the chef making them has been following the recipe for months....... More 

Accrington, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Normally go to Benedicts for breakfast which is always excellent so thought we would try it for lunch. As always very good food and the staff are very welcoming and attentive especially good with our 10 year old daughter.

Thank Catherine R
HCookson, Owner at Benedicts of Whalley, responded to this review

Oh how I loved my lunches out with my daughter... I'm delighted you find benedicts the perfect place to try with her. Thrilled to note you have had great experience with breakfast with us and equally thrilled we delivered at lunch too! ... Try us for our "teatime for a tenner" - with fabulous choices until last orders at 5.30pm,I'm... More 

Blackburn, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

I have been here a number of times now with family, friends and work colleagues and every time the food and service has been excellent. There is a good selection and it is not just the usual cafe style food, there is imagination that goes into each dish and you can even have a Bloody Mary if you wish! The... More 

Thank Helen J
HCookson, Owner at Benedicts of Whalley, responded to this review

Thankyou for your variety of visits testing us in all areas! I am glad we have cut the mustard on all occasions. We do try to keep daily specials interesting - as this also gives the chefs an opportunity to flex their culinery muscles as it were. I'm particularly delighted with your comment re us being one of the best... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Wine Bar, British, Contemporary, Delicatessen
Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 George Street, Whalley, Clitheroe BB7 9TH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Clitheroe  >  Whalley
  • Phone Number: +44 1254 824468
Cafe/Deli Bar next door to Maureen Cookson, (Ladies Clothes Shop)on George Street in Whalley. Private car park. Serving breakfasts, lunch, afternoon teas and early family meals. menu complemented by daily specials board. Brigade led by Head Chef Ben and his team of six. Full delicatessen with wonderful takeaway options. Fresh breads, olive bar and a fantastic section for gluten free. Open from 9am Monday to Saturday until 6.00pm with last food orders at 5.30 Sunday 9 til 4pm for Benedicts breakfast menu. Listed in The Times in their top ten places to eat brunch, GQ magazine and Olive mag.

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