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“Up and down” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Giraffe

Giraffe
15 North Road, Brighton BN1 1YA, England
01273 688 885
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Ranked #348 of 874 Restaurants in Brighton
Price range: $2 - $78
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Hillsborough, United Kingdom
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193 reviews 193 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
“Up and down”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

visited a number of times - at first very good, but on the last visit pretty average - jjust off the boil a little.

The food is best described as international and there is a good variety from steak for the die hards through to asian. There is a bar buddy offer where a few drinks are half price on certain nights - Corona and Red stripe beer at last visit, which helps keep the bill down.

it would bave been a 4 star had it not been for the faux pas with my order and the service being a tad slack on the last visit. I am assuming that this was a onbe off nad prepared to visit again as the other couple of times the foo dwas quite good - a Veggie noodle asian dish - very tasty

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Brighton, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“lovely”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

lovely food in here, great choice of food and value for money.
nice place to dine with friends and staff are all genuinely nice. enjoyed very much

Visited June 2013
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W Sussex, UK
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45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Underwhelming”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

The look, feel and menu all promise much. Sadly the service is average and the food just doesn't quite hit the mark.

The kids like going so we probably end up there a couple of times a year but I'm usually disappointed that it's exactly as I expect. It's all just so ordinary, unexciting and predictable. The burrito, for example lacks zing. A twist of lemon, a little fresh coriander... it needs something to lift it.

How could they improve? Maybe the ingredients could be fresher? Perhaps more dishes could be made to order? I don't know if either of these is fair but I would love for it to rise above the average as I'm sure the kids will want a return visit.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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“Perfect lunchtime venue”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

We were given a cheery welcome by the waiter who remained very attentive, chatty and provided a great service throughout our visit. Great variety on the menu and I settled on the club chicken baguette, which is served with a small portion of chips. Small portion is plenty as baguette is enormous and packed full of chicken, avocado, carrot, beetroot and salad. Bit pricey if you were to compare to standard pub grub, but I believe the quality of food and size of portion justify this. Lovely atmosphere in the place, staff first class and a perfect lunchtime venue. I will return.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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UK
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Very pleasant place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

I went there with my colleagues for breakfast and been positively surprised. The food was fulfilling, nicely presented and more sophisticated than I expected. The service was prompt and friendly. The venue has a nice athmospere. The toilets are a bit far, but would definatelly come back there.

  • Visited April 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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