Giraffe - Swindon

4.4
68 reviews
£25 and under
Fusion / Eclectic
There’s a whole world of food out there just waiting to be explored. A world of spices and colours, sizzles and smells. Of secret recipes and even more secret ingredients, passed across tables in noisy restaurants and down through generations. Flavours we can’t even describe. In combinations you wouldn’t believe. For us, there’s nothing more exciting than discovering these tastes. It’s our passion. Our obsession. It gets us up in the morning and into the kitchen, never knowing exactly what we’ll come across next.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • 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 68 People Are Saying
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MelanieL
Oxford
5 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely lunch with my daughter whilst shopping in Swindon Outlet. Menu is good for adults and kids. The staff were all really friendly and helpful.

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EJ2021
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is amazing, we had the ribs, duck noodles and chicken burger. All of it was very tasty, good size portions, hot, and good value for money.
Very friendly and attentive staff. Our server was very helpful when we had questions about the ingredients in some of the meals.
Very clean restaurant and we felt safe to eat there.
We booked on open table which was quick and easy and our table was ready when we arrived. I would definitely return when next shopping in Swindon.

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ZoeG
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and tasty food. The kids meals were a good size and included pudding and a drink so great value for money.

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H0NF
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice food good service with friendly staff love going to eat here. Wide menu choices too

JH
JeffH
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked or table via the open table, the table was ready and were directed to it. Great service attentive and helpful without being too intrusive. Food was great we had the flat bread to share to start which arrived quickly and was hot and tasty. Mains were the Thai duck and the Katsu chicken again nicely presented and hot and tasty. We felt safe considering the pandemic and staff were constantly cleaning and wiping down which was very reassuring.

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Carole
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Was looking forward to an all day cooked breakfast after seeing great reviews. However we were extremely disappointed. Food was luke warm, some items on the plate, mushrooms and tomatoes were cold, cappuccino was luke warm and overall we were very disappointed.

KW
KevinW
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great to take the kids to, good food good service

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and friendly service

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fionad
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a lovely waitress but choice was very limited obviously due to COVID!.it was also freezing in the mall an restaurant otherwise everything was good.

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IsabelG
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Service was good, food in general wasn’t great. Had Nutella and banana pancakes and they had hardly any chocolate on and only 6 bits of banana for 3 large pancakes, they weren’t very warm and were very dry. Also had eggs Benedict and the hollandaise sauce was extremely thick and not much flavour. However the poached eggs were cooked to perfection and were really nice.

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CharlotteW
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We went for the bottomless brunch here - Excellent service and lovely staff. Food was mainly good except eggs on the brunch dish were a little bit overcooked. The brunch is really good value for money!

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SusanD
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

So glad I made a reservation as there was a long queue outside and my party was shown straight to our table without having to queue, food and service was very good and I look forward to returning thank you

BJ
BrianJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Well looked after from the moment we arrived. Attentive but not intrusive service and good engagement with the table. Very much enjoyed our visit.

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Lh55
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Well so where do I start, I will need to make a complaint to be honest
We arrived at the restaurant at about 10 to 10 for a table booked for 10 and understood because restaurant didn’t open till 10 o’clock we would be waiting out side in the outlet however the assistant decided to tell us we had a 10 minutes wait twice? Now we are not stupid and understood this
Also the manager I’m guessing hard to tell because the staff have no uniform and all liked quite casual came through the shutter door twice and asked for us to mind out the way one it’s rude mind out the way and two we were not in the way as common sense you wouldn’t stand in doorway where staff were turning up for shift
So we sit down order drinks takes ages to arrive at table left on side and the food was very poor breakfast was cold again left on side for a while the fried egg was horrible over cooked and very hard mushrooms were greasy
Sorry would not recommend

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JaneD
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was good, and service was very quick. The only 2 things were the waitress nearly knocked sons glass of coke over with the small tablet strapped to her wrist 😢 And who serves a latte in a glass with no handles, ridiculous as too hot to even touch let alone hold .

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AshS
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely spot on - food, service, all exactly how it should be.

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karenw
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Decent food, but insisted on us eating in the external part despite inside being empty.

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BellaH
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere despite the circumstances and very helpful server! Will be visiting again soon.

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DavidW
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and great to see them open again. Attentive and friendly staff.

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PatriciaM
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly, helpful staff, fab food, safe environment

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VellanA
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved our breakfast, the team was outstanding. No judgement, just great food and great service.

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louisel
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Overall, not great, forgot one of our sides, chicken was gresely... service was fair, then a mess up with bill

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JeffH
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven’t been out much since lockdown, mainly due to people who have no concept of social distancing. Booking on line was easy and staff were friendly helpful and very welcoming. Food and service was great and felt safe and at ease in the restaurant.

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MichalC
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Not happy at all added table service without my knowledge.

Simply not happy with the service recieved 3 times had to check my bill.

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EmmelineM
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. We will definitely return again

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SallyK
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We took advantage of the 50% Eat Out Offer and enjoyed our meal, however I feel that the full prices of the meal are a little high based on the portion sizes and standard of food. My son had a burger meal and whilst he enjoyed it, he only had a burger and a small portion of chips, no salad or other side dishes and I think that the normal price for this is way too high.
As we made use of the 50% offer we did pay the service charge however we were not happy that this was added to the bill and a note stating that this was optional - I don't think that it should have been on there. We would normally leave a tip as the service was good, but when it is on the bill already I feel that you are made feel that you have to pay it otherwise it looks bad on you.
Overall the food was good but not out of this world.

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ClaireM
London
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Went for breakfast and initially told there was no bacon so we ordered a drink and were going to leave. Was then told a delivery had arrived. Pancakes were really stodgy and would never order again !! Asked for a latte which turned up half full with froth, asked to top it up for me came back about a mm more than when I sent it back!!! Really bad experience!!! If this was the first time I’d been there I’d never go back!!!

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KellyJ
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely meal at Giraffe, staff were very professional and the atmosphere was very good.

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HDS80
Belgium
2 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice food, good service and enough space around to keep a distance. I don’t like that they automatically add a service charge. The prices are already higher than other chain restaurants and I don’t think a service charge should be added automatically.

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OpenTable Diner
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent customer service

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CSAM
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, given a choice of where to sit, service was very quick, food was also quick! And we went on an eat out to help out day, too! Will be back!

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waterbaby
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The ambience and service is rated lower because of the times we are in. The staff were still very helpful and polite.
We really enjoyed our visit and food

PC
PC2802
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Went for Eat out to Help out, so really pleased with the price. Service was really good, however a couple of times staff members weren't wearing their face visors when serving which was a bit worrying, however I'm not sure of individual circumstances so can't be too critical there. Food was good, however the halloumi and falaffel burger was pretty dry and dense, glad I asked for sauce!
Nice atomshphere, tables pretty spaced out

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BeeB
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the staff were very friendly.

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AmyB
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service, good food, adequate social distancing

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StephanieK
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Needed to change an order and not a problem. Reduced menu still with plenty of choice.

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LucyF
London
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The avocado smash and coco loco smoothie was delicious!

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RichieB
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience4

The breakfast seemed very expensive for what arrived.Firstly the cooked breakfast I had was ok but the eggs were not runny and the toast which it was meant to be was not toasted at all! My husband had the blueberry & banana pancakes which were ok but hardly any blueberry compote so they were very dry - disappointing.

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Garry01793
Gloucestershire
24 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was ok,Burger and fries with a cold beer

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HazelnK
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The staff were polite and effecient. The food enjoyable. Our only quibble was that when staff brought the food to the table their thumbs were on the inside of the bowls and they were not wearing gloves. At this time when Covid is still present and highly infectious it would have been preferable if the food had been brought to our table on a tray for us to take from.

FAQs

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

Giraffe - Swindon is rated 4.4 stars by 68 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.