Towneley 197 Bistro

Serving breakfast, lunch and Sunday lunch at Towneley Golf Club

Bistro 197 was originally located across the road from Towneley Golf Club where it quickly became Burnley’s best rated place to eat, renowned for its delicious food and its warm and friendly atmosphere provided by the two business owners, Dan and Natalie, who have realised their lifelong passion – to run a successful bistro in Burnley. 

Having had two young children, Dan and Natalie were looking for a new venue to develop their art, and the closest possible venue became available.  Towneley Golf Club is now home to Bistro 197, operated in partnership with Burnley Leisure, the two teams share the same objective; to run a quality bistro for all to enjoy. 

197 Bistro & Bar is open Tuesday to Sunday 9am-3:30pm for what is rated one of Lancashire’s best breakfasts, along with a fresh, innovative lunch menu.  Watch out for the Wednesday evening dinner menu and tasting menu that will re-start shortly.

Complimentary Wi-Fi
Pay and display car parking
Guide dogs only

Festive Lunches

Available Wednesday to Friday between 1st and 23rd December. View the menu here. Bookings can be made by calling 01282 451636.

Family Quiz Night

Why not kick start the holiday season spirits and join us at the 197 Bistro & Bar for festive food, fizz, and a family quiz? Get ready for six rounds of festive fun for all ages, and we’ll also be serving up some delicious Christmassy treats for all to enjoy, including fabulous prizes, funny forfeits and a surprise guest will be making an appearance throughout the evening’s entertainment.

Saturday 11th December – 6pm

Saturday 18th December – 6pm

Bookings can be made by contacting the Mechanics Box Office or online here.

Wednesday 9am – 3pm

Thursday 9am – 3pm

Friday 9am – 3pm

Saturday 9am – 3:30pm

Sunday 9am – 3:30pm

Towneley Golf

Todmorden Rd
Burnley BB11 3ED

Towneley Golf
Todmorden Rd,
Burnley BB11 3ED,
Tel: 01282 438473
  • Disabled parking bays
  • Disabled toilet
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Please reserve your table by emailing

  • Free parking
  • Kids menu
  • Breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea menu
  • Open for Sunday lunch
  • Family activities including pitch and putt
  • Scenic walking route
  • Free Wi-Fi

This venue is also available to hire for birthday parties, wedding receptions, christenings and baby showers. For more information of private hire please contact our Events Manager on 01282 477212.

Christmas Events

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