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“Good food, friendly staff” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Giraffe

Giraffe
Manchester Airport | One Airport Road, Manchester, England
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Ranked #492 of 1,757 Restaurants in Manchester
Cuisines: Fast Food
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DUBLIN , IRELAND
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28 restaurant reviews
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100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
“Good food, friendly staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

There was time to spare before our flight from Manchester Airport, so my wife and I had a look around to choose a restaurant to have a meal.

We had not yet tried Giraffe, so we thought why not give it a go!

My wife had fish and chips. The batter slightly thick was otherwise very good.

I had a jambalaya risotto with a side of sweet potato chips, both of which were good.

Most importantly, being an airport hotel, the food was served quickly by friendly staff.

Well done to all concerned.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 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
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Much too long of a wait for an airport”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Flew out of Manchester airport late 7/2014. Decided to eat here for lunch due to friendly atmosphere, plus appears busy with a lot of people working but some tables available. Menus clearly state that they strive for food to be delivered within 15 minutes from ordering. From time of arrival we had close to 60 minutes to eat.

Waited 10 minutes for waiter/server. Then waited another 35 minutes and still no drinks or food. Finally got ahold of a manager (was not obvious who this was and had to find him) and it wasn't clear what happened. Did get beverages/food 10 to 15 minutes later after this confrontation. They were apologetic, did give us 50% off bill, and also did give one of us a free dessert as we were leaving the restaurant in a hurry to board our plane, but obvious that they are not careful at keeping up with supervision. Organizations can't do this at time constrained locations like an airport.

Food was good, but we had to eat so fast that we were unable to enjoy it.

Warning for anybody willing to come here about timing issues.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Northen Ireland
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
“Recommended”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

I was delayed in traffic and didn't have long time in the airport to get a meal before my flight. I went into Giraffe and was quickly and efficiently served. The food was very good and very reasonably priced for an airport based restaurant. Recommended.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“A tall order”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Very atmospheric! Just what you need as a couple or a family. Great food. Portions are a little on the large size for my liking. Parking, theatre and Coronation street your nearby

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MANCHESTER
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19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Impressed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We had breakfast before our flight. Staff were attentive and the restaurant clean in comparison to the cafe next door which we initially went in. I had Mexican breakfast which was big and tasty. My companion had the English big breakfast option and really enjoyed it. Seemed good quality and good portions. Moroccan mint tea was lovely too. Worth treating yourself.

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