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“Noisy, crowed & un-relaxed” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Giraffe - Cambridge

Giraffe - Cambridge
Unit 9 | Bradwells Court, Cambridge CB1 1NP, England
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Ranked #332 of 522 Restaurants in Cambridge
Price range: $31 - $62
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Freshly cooked food for everyone served to the sound of great music - guaranteed to make you feel good!
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Noisy, crowed & un-relaxed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Popped in for lunch and should have realized straight away that the crowed tables would mean a very un-relaxed meal. Unfortunately, the staff were rushed and not attentive, The restaurant was very noisy and our meals were only average considering the cost.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
“Interesting menu, good environment, excellent service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

This was out first visit to a giraffe, we were taken there by our daughter. The menu was wide, service was charming and the price was reasonable.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
“Poor”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

It was packed Saturday lunch time in September when we visited ( 2 adults 2 Children) and they were queuing out of the door.

The drinks took over 15 minutes to come.

The food took over half an hour. Kids sausage and mash was cold. Brushetta was greasy and tasteless. My mothers stirfry was left as it was tasteless. Croque Monsieur was fine ( can you get cheese on toast wrong?).

I have previously been to Girafe in Guildford, a couple of years ago and it was lovely, so not sure what happened here.

The waitress was lovely, but still the overall visit was very poor due to the food.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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St Ives, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Popular eating place in Cambridge”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

In Cambridge recently and decided to have lunch at the Giraffe restaurant. First visit, although know of others who have visited. It was busy and we were offered a table for two upstairs. This was a good choice as it had more space and was less busy. However, by the time we had finished our meal, it too became busy. Atmosphere was lively and friendly. The staff were working hard and were extremely attentive and helpful. Our food was served in good time and was delicious. We shall visit again when next in the city. We were made to feel very welcome. Not the place to go to if you want peace and quiet. It has a good atmosphere and deserves success.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fredericton, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Excellent food. Excellent staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

While staying in Cambridge for a week we had had a day trip to London and went to Giraffe on the SouthBank. We enjoyed it so much that when back in Cambridge the next day the kids asked to go to Giraffe in Cambridge for lunch!
It did not disappoint. The food was excellent and the interaction with the staff was great. They were chatty and attentive and didn't rush us to leave which we appreciated.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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