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“Excellent” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Girafe - CLOSED

La Girafe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $39 - $79
Cuisines: French, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating
Neighborhood: Préfecture
Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2014

We booked La Girafe based on recommendations and were not disappointed. We arrived at 8:30 and were the only diners there. However by 9:30 the restaurant was full. The menu is not extensive but would have something to suit everyone. Foie Gras isnt politically correct these days but as a topping on a savoury apricot tart was delicious served with petit green salad. As main the Poitrinede Canard (Duck breast) and Fillet de Boeuf were both cooked perfectly and complemented with a selection of perfectly cooked fresh vegetables and .. rather unusually, mashed potato. The strawberry soup desert was delicious and refreshing. My chocolate fondue was a little unimaginative but tasty nonetheless. Overall an excellent restaurant well worth a visit.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank Nupton
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  • Dutch first
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  • French first
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  • Italian first
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Canberra
Level Contributor
44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“a pleasant experience”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2014 via mobile

Dinner for 2 -we were first to arrive at 7:30- the restaurant was fairly full by 9:00 on a Friday night. We opted for the fixed menu- reasonable options but execution was only fair. Lamb cocottes were tasty but entrees and desserts were a little lacking- pear and apple crumble was very much underdone and needed cream or ice cream. Similarly chocolate spring rolls were dry and difficult to break , and needed ice cream or cream.
Service was pleasant and efficient. With so many options in town I don't think this would be on our return list.

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1 Thank Poppyburgers
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Montpellier, France
Level Contributor
27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Nice surprice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2013

This restaurant has a little surprise as you climb the stairs, a beautiful ceiling with arches which you can admire while sitting in nice 'pluche' chairs. The food is very good. Value price/quality is excellent.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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3 Thank jelle f
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dan2244
Level Contributor
19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Understated but incredible!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013

We ate here halfway through our stay in Montpellier after reading about it in the lonely planet. we nearly walked past the understated little entrance and sign. when we went in to inquire about a table, we actually opted to come back later as we weren't too sure about going in since it looked empty and felt very quiet. we learnt the hard way, that even in off season people in Montpellier don't sit down to eat till gone 9. when we did eventually decide to give it a try I was so glad we did, the food here is stunning, probably the best we had during out time in montpellier, when they take you upstairs the restaurant is lovely and quaint, the service was attentive and friendly, the three course menu although not the cheapest, was easily justified by the quality. a must visit in Montpellier, i don't understand how this isn't towards the top of the trip advisor listings, probably the best meal we had during our stay

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank dan2244
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“a lofty experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2012

From house wine to amuse bouche (mushroom bisque in shot glasses) to soup (pumpkin with bacon garnish) to le plat du jour (beef with fois gras and truffles). All well-executed, flavorful, and pretty to look at.

The server was lovely. Just the right pace.

Appreciated the upstairs seating under the vaulted medieval ceiling. A nice destination for a couple or a small group of friends. The decor is a bit fusty for a Med meal but it was largely unimportant.

Look forward to another meal here.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank Naviguesstrix
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