Giraffe - Exeter

3.5
50 reviews
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£25 and under
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Fusion / Eclectic
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  • Casual
  • Lunch
  • Quick Bite
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Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 20 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 31 January 2019

Ends: 31 July 2019

Availability: Daily 17:00-22:00

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CC
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Lovely place to sit and watch people go by. Menu options looked great but the teriyaki beef salad I had was a little disappointing. Kids meal was good value and it came with a great toy (not a rubbish price of plastic but a quality animal figure) There was only 3 of us and service was automatically added to the bill, personally I would prefer it to not be.

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D
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

Underwhelming and relatively expensive food, presentation on the dish was messy (salad dressing all up the sides of the bowl for instance); waitress asked us to stack and pass down plates at the end of the meal... Only good point were the drinks, the 'homemade' lemonade was nice.

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JB
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

this restaurant was recommended to me a few weeks ago . I visited it with my daughter and son in law. We were so impressed with the overall service and the food was great, so many different flavours that blended together . We really enjoyed it.
A friend came to stay for a few days last week so I booked for the two of us, like me she really enjoyed the food , it was delicious . We also had the Churros for desert , I wil definitely make it a regular haunt when family and friends visit and I shall dine there on my own as the staff are so friendly and helpful..
I would not hesitate to reccomend Giraffe to all my friends and family as you can be sure of a fab meal and great service.

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LT
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was fantastic. Kids cleared their plates! BOGOF voucher was a huge bonus!

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PD
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

There was a little bit of waiting for a pre-dinner drinks request to be taken, but after that everything went well. Additionally, we were very pleased that Giraffe is one of the few places in Exeter that honoured a TasteCard discount on a Saturday Evening.
The Lovely Olives starters really did live up to their name - deep and soft tasting with a rich oily flavour. After this, the Freekah Salad was 'packed' with chicken and the Malay Tofu Curry was nicely adorned with not too many chillies making it truly exceptional. A nice touch was the fact that as the draught beers were unavailable on the night we were charged the same price for a bottled alternative consisting of the same quantity. Peroni Beers are something to savour and not rush, and this did have a truly emollient effect on the whole experience.
We will search you out on our next trip to Exeter.

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JK
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

First time at Giraffe and it will be the last time. Service was very slow with me asking after a 20 min wait for our drinks order. My table was booked for 6.30 for a partly of 4. I would like to point out the restaurant was dead with only 4 customers sitting down. Main meals basic and looked dried out. To be honest wetherspoons food is better and half the price. I really wished I went next door to Nando's as the atmosphere, service and food would have been better. Oh and the £9 service charge on the bill was a joke also!

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A
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

The first time we have experienced poor service. Restuarant was very quiet, had to remind staff several times for orders and they were forgetful. They included a service charge on the bill (for only 2 people) on the amount of the bill before discount

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BC
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Food took too long to come out and was not very hot when it did.
10% service charge added to bill without asking, only 4 diners.
Portion size was very poor

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OT
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Many thanks to Monica who gave great service. Very professional and extremely pleasant

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KL
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was lovely as always, but the service was very slow considering there were 3 tables in and 2 staff on. The drinks took over 5 minutes to be bought to our table after they were made!

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JH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We do not go to Giraffe often but when we do we always enjoy it. The staff were excellent and nothing was too much trouble.

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JL
Inverness
2 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

We’ve had breakfast at giraffe many a time & been pleased. However dinner was poor. We waited at our table for 25mins before anyone even took our order. Our drinks sat on the bar for over 10mins. It would have been quicker just to get them ourselves. The burgers were on special - there was nothing special about them. You could see the brioche buns were past their best & were dry as stale bread. The burgers were mediocre. For a quiet Tuesday night the service was unforgivably poor. And we felt ignored. Certainly wouldn’t recommend based on our experience. A real shame

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SR
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Lovely food! Service was quite slow though and I also didn’t appreciate the added ‘gratuity’ that was just expected.

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MS
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I went here for a mothers day meal, which was pleasant. The food was freshly prepared and delicious. The staff were friendly and helpful but my only niggle was that we we sat down and were expected to know what we wanted to order straight away, so it felt a bit pushy. Other than that, the food was nice and my children enjoyed it too.

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NB
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Good service, it was quite busy so they were a little slow, but that’s just one of those things! Once ordered, the food came out really quickly. The food more than made up for it though! Super tasty and well worth the wait!

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NE
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

The meal was only luke warm and the service was poor. Even though it was buy one get one free we still felt it was bad value. When we got the bill at the end to see service charge that just finished it off.

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F
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Really good food. The staff was friendly and efficient. Very good sized portions as well.

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SO
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and great professional services. Definitely be visiting again. Thank you for a lovely evening.

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CT
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely helpful waiter, good food and good price with offer, toilets weren't good and needed a good clean and smelt like a public lavatory - shame as everything else was great.

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KL
2 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food.. A little something for everyone. Great service, punctual and polite.

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C
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

The atmosphere was beautiful. The food tasted lovely. The only thing I was not 100% pleased with was the portion size of our meals for the price we payed... Abit pricey.

Staff was lovely though and liked it. Nice evening.

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P
Surrey
30 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Although not @ Exeter
Basingstoke was excellent
Food @ Exeter not the best

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W
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 2

a few things on the menu weren't available, service was slow .
Our main course Nachos seemed a bit stale and no/ or not much salsa on them.
Staff tried there hardest tho.

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DS
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely service & tasty food Used voucher which made it very good value too!!!!!

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R
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a really lovely lunch and the staff were very accommodating for us with our pushchairs and getting highchairs. Really lovely friendly staff and will definitely be telling friends to go!!

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SR
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and ok service. I will be back again 2 for 1 voucher was great value

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FS
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The service was very good with a friendly welcome from a happy man. Food and drinks were delivered quite quickly and were tasty. Also offers student discount, which is always a plus! 10/10 would recommend.

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TW
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service and a lovely atmosphere. I would definitely recommend it to anyone.

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JJ
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Slow service, food not hot, chicken dry, warm brownie was cold.
My children were given plastic cups and plastic straws! Not necessary to give out single use plastics.
Won't be going back.

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SR
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good value with voucher otherwise expensive but meal was very nice and wine £10 bottle

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CD
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Lovely meal just felt they needed more staff serving.

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Y
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was good, came out hot and quickly! I felt it was very cramped - a lot of tables on top of each other, made it a little uncomfortable.

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PB
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Our main server was very attentive- however we were still eating our starters when the main meal arrived! Nothing was said until we alerted the server of this - to which he blamed the main server for not ordering correctly - he promptly placed our meals on the table and left!!!!!! Not impressed!
Two of us had lamb tagines which were quite dry- two of us had burgers which were very tasty.
Overall I would not recommend to my friends/family.

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A
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

We had nice food, the staff were friendly, however it was very cold in the restaurant.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Booked a table for 3, it was very busy and was seated at a 2 seater table with an extra chair added- very squashed in the corner next to the coat stand area with the hanging wet coats hanging over the back of me and right by the kitchen hatch.

Order was swiftly taken for food and drinks and were delivered fairly quickly. Burgers were nice but the rack of ribs just average - tasted just like a jar sauce over the top of them and very expensive for what they were.

No one asked if we wanted anymore drinks which was poor.

Would I visit again - will try somewhere different next time.

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SP
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We met up with friends and had a very enjoyable lunch. Tasty choices and good value all round.

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LR
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was very good! Unfortunately it was the service which let the overall visit down.. we booked a table and arrived on time to find many staff members keep walking past whilst standing in the door way with no one even offering a acknowledgment that someone would be with us. There were 2 staff members together who kept looking but still no one coming to see to us. When when at the table when asking for drinks these kept being forgotten with the same happening to tables next to us. Unfortunately the only thing that let down the whole visit was the very poor service received

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EC
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Service was terrible. Starters got bought out with our mains. When they didn’t have one of our choices no menu was offered to chose something else. Food moved around on plates as waitress was clearing table and then left in a pile on table while she sorted out bill for table near by. Not once did anyone say sorry.

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JG
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was quite good, but cold, the nachos were lukewarm and the top burger bun was still actually cold.
Also, the service was poor and unattentive. We came late on a Friday evening but it was very quiet by the time we got our mains. We waited 20mins to be given the pudding menu after our mains had been taken away. In the end after being walked past several times we had to ask for the menu, only to later find out what we wanted was unavailable.

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MT
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Long waiting time, Burger Raw, poor customer service

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