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“Good mood food!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Giraffe - Trafford Centre

Giraffe - Trafford Centre
136 The Orient | The Trafford Centre, Trafford M17 8EQ, England
+44 161 7472100
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Ranked #14 of 44 restaurants in Trafford
Price range: $34 - $69
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Good mood food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012 via mobile

Been here many times as they accept student discount and they have the nicest food I've ever tasted as it is all prepared from fresh!
Would go back and recommend to others

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Chester
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“Over priced and small portions”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

Over priced burgers for very little food, about 10 chips served with burger on a stale bun, young adults burger was so poor for nearly £6 also £3 for a small coke in a plastic cup.
Another bog standard corporate chain over charging.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Lancashire, UK
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38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
“Great place for Sunday Brunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012 via mobile

Comprehensive breakfast menu which is served later then breakfast time so a good option for a mid-morning brunch. The service has always been consistently very good and the food of a high standard. Always happy to return. Good options for vegetarian and from healthy to hearty choices on the menu.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great Food and Great Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012 via mobile

After walking around looking for the right restaurant, I decided to eat at Giraffe. Waited just 10 minutes when sitted to order which wasn't too bad, would have been better if drinks were offered on arrival.
Chose the 2 courses for £9.95 which was lovely and can recommend the Prawn Cocktail (with a twist) which was really nice.

Brilliant Evening and Would Dine Here Again...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Pot luck”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

We decided to eat here last night after having been a couple of times previously. It really is pot luck as to how good the service will be (as a previous reviewer has mentioned) - last night there was a party of 15 in and more than half the other tables were occupied, and therefore the staff didn't seem to be very attentive on the whole. Drink order was taken quickly, but the waiter came back after a couple of minutes because our cocktail of choice wasn't available - apparently they'd run out of Bacardi (and we were also informed they had no tequila, and another spirit, so any cocktails choices including those spirits were out too!)

We reselected a drink, which came after several minutes. The food order was eventually taken and we requested some tap water. We shared a starter of coconut shrimp which was edible but a bit too oily, and as our glasses of tap water hadn't arrived, we asked again. They did arrive after another few minutes.

For the mains, my boyfriend had the steak which he really enjoyed, with skin-on fries which were good, and some wet, oily lettuce on the side. I even ended up eating his lettuce to counteract my dish - the Phod Malay Udon Noodles, which consisted of thick udon noodles with a few very thinly sliced mushrooms, no sign of the broccoli which was mentioned on the menu, several leaves and a couple of thin slices of pepper. The whole thing was coated in a thick, creamy, spicy peanut sauce, which was too heavy and overpowering, and I didn't eat it all despite being hungry. Some more vegetables would have been lovely!

The nicest part of the experience was that the gentleman who brought over the credit card machine did take the time to have a bit of a chat with us (not sure if he was the manager?) whilst waiting for the card machine to try and get a signal. He was very friendly and polite and was clearly skilled at talking to people, but overall the other staff who served us were not so great. We've visited the Spinningfields branch of Giraffe before on a few occasions, and there the waiting staff have always been amazing - very courteous, friendly, chatty, and extremely attentive.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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