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“Very Tasty”
Review of Giraffe - Bristol

Giraffe - Bristol
Ranked #341 of 1,878 Restaurants in Bristol
Price range: US$ 6 - US$ 23
Cuisines: American, International
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: We wanted to create a friendly, welcoming place where a smile goes a long way! It's about exploring the wonderful foods from around the globe and opening our ears to music from around the world. Giraffes are so tall they see a different view of the world. We LOVE fresh ideas. Giraffe is operated by the original founders Juliette and Russel Joffe and Andrew Jacobs who all have an active role in the day to day management of the business. Giraffe was acquired in March 2013 by Tesco as part of its strategy to utilise some of the space in their larger stores, creating retail destinations that offer customers, in particular families, a compelling experience outside of their weekly shopping trip.
Reviewed 16 April 2018

We went here with our Grandchildren for dinner when we had them out for the day. I was really surprised by the food they served, delicious, the staff really lovely. Everything spotless, I would certainly go again if we were ever in Bristol again. I have never even heard of the place.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Sarah M S
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

Nothing special about the meal and the drinks looked exotic but tasted weak and watery. We all had a burrito which was nice and hot but again tasteless and lacked flavour. When we received the bill it had a service charge added to the total with an option to pay this at the bottom in small writing. We opted not to and will now be looking for this in future.

Date of visit: March 2018
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2  Thank Christine H
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Food- variety of menu to choose from. It composed of international dishes!

Price- is variable. Some are worth paying for what they asking, some seemed to be a bit pricey.

Customer service skills- the waitresses we had on two different occasions were quite pushy when it came to giving them tips. Don't get me wrong, I am happy to give tips, but of course, it has to match the service provided. When we had our bill, the "optional" tip was already accounted for on the final bill without us being asked if we are happy for this to be included. Anyways, considering the quality of food and NOT the service, we did not say anything and just paid for it. I hope though next time, this should be corrected.

Will I keep going back? Probably not for a very long time. Plenty of other restaurants around the area to try :)

Date of visit: May 2017
2  Thank HPSAR_28
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Went with a group of friends and the service was awful first off. A friend caught the waiting staff around a corner eating and not serving when there were people around,and the food was where it got really bad.
One friend commented on how bland her food was to the point she barely ate it, and another suddenly caught something in his mouth. Upon looking, we discovered a stone had made it's way into the food. A rather large stone in fact!
And instead of the manager being sorry about it, he almost accused the friend of planting it there himself!
We were offered free drinks but they then told us we owned them money for them (was later sorted when the manager looked annoyed at this point) and we left annoyed and disgusted.
Seriously not impressed...

Date of visit: April 2018
2  Thank ilove2shopdoyou
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

On arrival restaurant was very busy. Within a minute the staff had foun£ us a great table and cleaned it for us. I had the chicken rodeo burger with sweet potato fries, burger was lovely and fresh and not greasy it was delicious. The fries were also delicious.
My partner had one of their breakfasts , the soda bread was lovely and fresh and the sausages and bacon were cooked to perfection not to mention the poach eggs.
Lovely atmosphere, food great , staff very helpful , highly recommend.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Matlani
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