Giraffe - South Bank

4.2
382 reviews
£25 and under
Fusion / Eclectic
Our biggest restaurant with stunning views over the river Thames, you can find us at the front of the Royal Festival Hall, only moments away from the London eye and all the Southbank galleries & theatres. Often a queue but it moves quickly.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
What 382 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
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4.2
service
4.1
ambience
4.1
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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EmmaW
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Service was super quick! Lovely food and drinks.

LB
LucyB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Put off by loud noise next door, not Giraffe’s fault but was distracting. Food was cold, didn’t look fresh.

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Anonymous
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food took a while to arrive, and was somewhat cold when it did but overall had a good time.

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OpenTable Diner
Essex
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food, good servicr, shame about the weirdos sat behind us...

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Very very slow service. Took 20 minutes for anyone to come to our table when we got there. Was very difficult to navigate their menu with a gluten allergy. Wait staff is overall not very friendly. Ordered a vegan dish and it came with chicken. Ordered the duck noodle salad with gluten free noodles and got a completely different meal. It’s a good thing their food is reasonably priced.

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LenaD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great value for money. I had lunch with my daughter for £20 😱 and it was delicious. Beautiful katsu curry and you just can’t beat their kids menu (£3 for main, drink and dessert). Very busy but despite that the food wasn’t late.
The service was good, although they didn’t check if we enjoyed our food (not a tragedy as I understand all the tables were full).
The host provided crayons and paper for my child which made her day.
Would highly recommend, can’t find anything better in this price range.

DC
DavidC
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Great setting. My vegetable kebab could have been cooked a bit longer - onions were practically raw. I didn't like the fact that they put a plastic straw in my iced tea without me asking. I think this is illegal? But generally a nice, lively place with good service.

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JamesS
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Service poor. Waited 10-15 mins before asking for menus. One food order arrived incorrect. Hot drinks not hot enough by time they are brought to table. All Day Breakfast, black pudding overcooked. Toast undertoasted and unappetising bread.

CG
ChrisG
South Wales
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience3

The food was very average. Disappointed could only choose from breakfast menu but then the breakfasts were really underwhelming. Shouldn't be difficult to make toast, toasted, bacon freshly cooked or freshly poached eggs (clearly been warmed through and not properly).

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OmarG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend, flavourful food and amazing atmosphere

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KateD
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing vegan food - great atmosphere for chilled dinner and cocktails

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very casual place, trainers/gym wear. Booked thinking it was a nice nice bar but was definitely casual

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall a very good visit. The staff were amazing and definitely a restaurant that is good value for money. Worth mentioning that it is very crowded and tables are quite close together.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good, fast service. Would of liked to purchase more. Charged incorrectly

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overthehill
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The menu choice is not as good as it used to be and the quality has also slipped. However it remains a great location.

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sandy1
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit to Giraffe, and will definitely return. We arrived early and no problem getting us a seat, did not feel rushed in any way, service was excellent, and food was plenty. Excellent choice of cocktails at good prices, especially for London!

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Gwen
London
24 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very nice table outside in the sun, the staff was very friendly , the menu is well
Priced and the cocktails are £5 ! We will
Clearly be back very soon !

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience3

The food has really deteriorated over the years. The burger was worse than McDonald’s. The menu used to be fun and international. Really different. Now it is bog standard tourist food. Never grow too big. You loose what made you great.

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MonicaG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Cold and wet and the noise from the next door building site was painful.
But staff did their best, food arrived promptly and hot.

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Nixter
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious brunch at Giraffe. Such a great location right by the river and good covid measures.

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Finch
London
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Food wasn’t as nice as expected
Chips weren’t hot, only warm

RF
RobF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

service was very good and overall it felt like a safe environment.

At first from the outside it appeared there wasn't much social distancing taking place but once seated it felt OK.

Food was better than expected and overall we had a good time and I would go again

JH
vipJohnH
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good to have outdoor dining both with and without umbrellas. Menu is very broad and diverse though portion sizes are somewhat small though it’s easy to add on smaller sides.

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VivienV
London
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, tasty drinks, friendly and helpful staff! 10/10

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LiamS
London
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! Fantastic food! Highly recommend!

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Shannon1180
London
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience1

Tables were cramped together we were out in between a small space surrounded by 4 other tables, it felt like we was sitting on top of strangers. Other customers and staff were having to squish past our table. Pornstar martini was too bitter but had to bite the bullet!

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Chell
London
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

First meal out since lockdown and it was great. Very busy but felt under control and food and service were very good. We were lucky with the weather but there were parasols in any event. Good to be out!

EJ
ElizabethJ
London
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Angelina and Christian were both amazing. Lots of fun and both so accommodating

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really lovely service, great food and wonderful prices, especially for the location. Outdoor seating was really good, great coverage from the umbrellas as it did rain a little bit while we were eating but we didn’t get wet at all which was fantastic.

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Teebor
London
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience3

Two out of the three meals we had were very disappointing. I understand that they have to prep food at busy times but our fish and chips order appeared three minutes after we ordered it. It tasted like it was waiting there for awhile. This is a salad was predominantly shredded red cabbage and raw onion. Wasn’t pleasant.

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foodlover
London
38 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was great to go out with friends post Covid..thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. It was a bit chilly - so the weather could have been on our side..nevertheless it was great t o have a normalish dinner out.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and value for money. Would recommend.

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SHBCM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Value for money, friendly staff and quick service!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Only missed 5 stars because of two things:
1) was really hard to get a waiters attention to order/pay the bill
2) also, I THINK a they are running quite a reduced menu atm BUT .... food and drinks came super fast, and were hot, so I can’t fault it to much.

Looking forward to coming back again, great value for money. My colleagues have been back since, so it’s clearly left a good impressions

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Emily
London
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Certain staff members need to work on their micro aggressions...

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OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice, professional staff who made it a good evening

LK
LianK
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service and value for money!!

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Matt
London
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Really great atmosphere, good food and costumer service from our waiter

EB
EmilyB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great place - good food, attentive service and we somehow managed to have our table for well over the 2 hour limit. Thank you Giraffe, I'd book again!

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Mw87
London
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great few problems at the start but was fixed immediately!

FAQs

Giraffe - South Bank does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Uber Eats.

Giraffe - South Bank is rated 4.2 stars by 382 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.