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Giraffe

#478 of 1,529 Restaurants in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence
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American, International
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Churchill House 137 Brent Street, Bristol 4 4DJ, England
+44 (0)20 8457 2776
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9:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 9:45 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: We wanted to create a friendly, welcoming place where a smile goes a long...
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.
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  • 64
    Excellent
  • 83
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The staff were absolutely wonderful

The food was extremely good as always, but what made the night was the friendly, helpful staff, who were attentive, polite and chatty and even took a dessert off our bill out of goodwill. Absolutely lovely team, which made it a pleasure to visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Tay_708
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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English first
Coventry, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

The food was extremely good as always, but what made the night was the friendly, helpful staff, who were attentive, polite and chatty and even took a dessert off our bill out of goodwill. Absolutely lovely team, which made it a pleasure to visit.

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Somerton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

We visited here one lunch time. It was very busy but the amazingly friendly staff managed to find us a table for 4! From start to finish our waiter was amazing! The real lemonade is really nice and I had a form of noodles with almost a stir fry which I would defiantly have again it was delicious! Not much... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

My partner had a burger and bit down onto a ~1cm long sharp wooden splinter. I showed it to the waitress and manager who said "oh that's just off the skewer in the burger". We did get offered a replacement, but as we had almost finished so we declined. After this the waitress apologised but also joked about it. Overall... More 

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Minehead, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I've been here quite a few times before but visited again for probably about the 8th time last night with family who had come to visit me. The staff are always really friendly and very attentive to your needs. Food is amazing, such a great range which makes it so much more appealing to everyone. Overall the prices are very... More 

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South Gloucestershire
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Visited here for lunch with my daughter and baby granddaughter. Lukasz, our waiter, was very friendly and extremely helpful. On ordering, the baby's food was almost instantaneous , and therefore she was satisfied and able to play whilst we ate ours. Food was well presented, very filling and competitively priced. Would visit again.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Staff were lovely but the food took some time and there wasn't very much of it when it finally arrived!

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England, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

A favourite of ours for breakfast. Great dishes with a twist - porridge with honey, strawberries, bananas and seeds, yummy! Sourdough toast with quality marmalade and jams. Cooked breakfast with avocado, salsa, chorizo and vegetarian options. Try the sweet potato chips!!! Great music and helpful staff. Nice seating area outside looking over Cabot Circus. Can't wait to go again.

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Wales UK
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I visisted here with my daughters for lunch. It was our first visit here. The food was nice and the service good. My main complaint is that for what we ordered and the portion size the food was expensive. I had a bunless vegetarian burger which said it came with a large salad instead of the bun but it certainly... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 via mobile

Not much option and told few times food I ordered was not in service . You don't get told about 2 4 1 drinks and when you choose it you don't get offered your second one plus I don't understand why service charge is already added to my bill when it's an optional !!

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Trendy. Noisy and overcrowded. Food was ok nothing negative really. At the same time nothing that would make me return. Service was polite and friendly. Nice surroundings and interesting too.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Churchill House 137 Brent Street, Bristol 4 4DJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)20 8457 2776

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 27
  • Cuisine: American, International

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 9:45 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:45 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:45 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:45 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?