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“Brilliant!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Giraffe - Exeter

Giraffe - Exeter
Unit 1 | Princesshay, Exeter EX1 1GE, England
+44 1392 494 222
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Ranked #169 of 407 restaurants in Exeter
Price range: $17 - $34
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Truro
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Brilliant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Came here with a friend on a warm day, was extremely busy, but the brunette lady who served us outside was brilliant. Good service with a smile! She recommended brilliant food, and we left full and happy! Definitely will visit again when in the area!

  • Visited May 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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English first
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Expensive but nothing special.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Only had coffees, so can't rate the food. We did look at menu, and found it very expensive and a bit weird & difficult to understand. We wouldn't go back.
The decaff coffee was tasteless, just like drinking hot water, we went to Starbucks straight afterwards to have a decent coffee, and pay at least a pound less!

Visited June 2013
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London
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Shockingly bad, Bad bad bad”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013 via mobile

What can I say that my title of this review doesn't say already. Had a lunch here with a friend on Monday 17th June. We ordered 2 Deli Burgers. Well all i can say is they "write a good burger",who ever wrote the menu descriptions either has never seen or tried one or is just very creative with words,what you actually get is a dry burger smaller than than the bun its served in,2 huge leaves of ice berg lettuce plonked on top and nasty pickled gherkin which in fact a pickle. The onion rings we had on the side were so hard and dry, as a restaurant manager i would say these were re cooked at least twice or re heated in the fryer. All in all a disgusting plate of food not worth the money, girraffe you should be ashamed of your selves seving up such rubbish.
Darran from London

  • Visited June 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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35 restaurant reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Yuck !”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Having an hour to kill before watching a movie at the Vue we decided to try Giraffe again after our first visit was terrible. The staff were very friendly and we were shown to our table and given our menus. The table was already sticky as it had not been cleaned properly which was a great start. We ordered two fish and chips and a burger and chips for speed and then the wait began. Other tables who came in after us and ordered after us had their starters arrive before we got out meal. When the food came out the Fish and chips were a dark brown colour as if they had been in the fryer too long and my burger was burnt and dry. Not having time to complain and have the order recooked we ate, complained as I was paying and left. The staff really did'nt get the fact that I was paying £42 for what was a terrible experience which is the second time this place has let us down. I will not be visiting again !

  • Visited June 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Okehampton, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Kids lunchtime”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Giraffe is fab if you've got kids. Try to get there a little before 12 as it gets keerraazzy at lunchtime. That said, they are very good with kids and really understand the needs of parents and kids. The food is good and there's all sorts of stuff fussy kids will eat. It's a little overpriced for what you get but the food is fine and the experience is fun for kids and stress free for parents... Unless you get the too late that is.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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