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“Very different food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Giraffe

Giraffe
Parkway Bury St Edmunds, Bury St. Edmunds IP33 3BA, England
01284 753 013
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Cuisines: American, International
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Very different food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

I enjoy eating here because the atmosphere, lighting, music is great. It's the only place locally serving this kind of food. We often visit before or after the cinema as it is the place in the complex. Excellent for kids, although my grandson will struggle if they get rid of their beer battered fish and chips. Service is excellent, my only gripe is the price of drinks - very expensive for a relatively small glass of wine but they do have a bar buddies deal which can reduce the cost. Went for my 60th birthday dinner last year and had the best steak I have ever tasted - most unexpected!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“We took a friend out to cheer her up!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013 via mobile

Four of us girls went out to cheer a friend up! We was served by a lady with lovely tattoos, I didn't catch her name! She was really attentive and helpful. The food, was good. But not as great as I'd eaten there before. The fish cake was divine but the hummus started lacked flavour. Beside that we all had a very good night and I know we'd go back again. My friend is a vegetarian and was very pleased with the about of vegetable dishes available!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Yummy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

We popped in here for lunch on a Saturday and enjoyed a menu that was a mixtures of staples and familiar foods foods with both traditional options and those with a bit of a twist to make them special. While it was clearly busy on a Saturday the staff were friendly and helpful without being intrusive. The food was hot and well prepared and served on something other than the standard white plates that most restaurants favor these days. We both enjoyed the food and experience and will definitely dine there again.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Staffs. UK.
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276 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 141 cities Reviews in 141 cities
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
“Good Giraffe !”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Stopped off here for a meal when on a trip to the east coast. Service was excellent, food was much better than the last Giraffe I ate in - this is definitely one of the better Giraffes - even in a chain where they strive to achieve the same standards, at the end of the day it's down to the local management !

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cambridge
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Mother/daughter lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Arrived at restaurant, and felt slightly worried when only 4 other customers there for luncheon. I had amazing salad/dressing. Daughter had a burger. We both agreed we were eating quite simple food, but it was 100% enjoyable. The staff were extremely nice, but maybe due to so few customers, they did a lot of chatting, whilst we were waiting.

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