I’ve got fish! – Miss J, 2
Last weekend, while in London to see the spectacular CBeebies Live! The Big Band, we stayed in Angel, met up with my beautiful sister, Madelaine, and ate at giraffe – a family focussed restaurant with branches across the UK.
The service was superb, the atmosphere friendly and the food was good and reasonably priced. Once the kids were settled with balloons, crayons and activity sheets, we made our orders and the food arrived quickly.
Miss J had Fish Fingers, Chips & Peas, plus a glass of milk for £4.95. She was very happy with her choice and we were happy with the wide range of relatively healthy kid’s options, which all contained a portion of veg or salad.
JD opted for Italian Pizza Bites & Fries with a little chopped salad, plus an apple juice for £4.95. He polished it all off.
Mark had “The Giraffe” – a british beef (170g) burger with smoky bacon, mature cheddar, lettuce, tomato, dill pickle, mayo & smoky tomato relish for £11.35 – plus skin on fries for an extra £1. He described it as “excellent”.
I had the Falafel “Deluxe” Burger – falafel with grilled pepper, hummus, beetroot, rocket, halloumi, tzatziki & harissa for £9.85. Falafel burgers can be pretty bland, but all that lovely halloumi, humous and other dips really added flavour and avoided any stodginess – a very nice burger.
I added seriously delicious, sweet and crispy Sweet Potato Fries for £1, which came with a wonderfully hot chipotle aioli – I spread a little in my burger and ate the rest with my chips. SO good.
Madelaine had the Goat’s Cheese, Pesto & Grilled Veggie Focaccia Sandwich, which came with grilled courgette, red pepper, aubergine, rocket & a drizzle of basil pesto for £8.75 + £1 for chips. It smelled great and M was definitely impressed.
We also shared a side of Corn on the Cobb with fresh red chilli butter & grated italian style cheese for £3.95. Really, very tasty – I don’t think I’ll be serving corn without a dash of chilli ever again!
For dessert, both kids had a 99 Sundae – a scoop of vanilla ice cream with a chocolate flake for £2.35 each. Barely a drop was left in the glasses.
Mark and I had the Baked White Chocolate, Mascarpone & Passion Fruit Cheesecake, topped with fresh passion fruit for £5.25. It had a slightly jellied texture, which we didn’t love but it definitely isn’t a bad dessert, with a good thick biscuit base.
Next time we go, though, I’ll probably opt for what Madelaine had – the Chocolate Éclair Cake with dark chocolate sauce for £4.25. It’s not really an eclair cake so much as a large slice of rich, creamy chocolate tart with a fresh, light profiterole on top. It was supposed to come with chocolate sauce but Madelaine opted for cream – either way, a really good dessert.
Kids Eat Free at Giraffe this Easter Sunday!
giraffe is running a ‘kids eat free’ deal for this Easter Sunday only.
Parents can take advantage of the offer all day – little ones will get to choose mini mains, a drink and enjoy activity sheets with crayons, all at no cost when eating with an adult.
Please note, the offer is not available in airport locations, Southbank Centre, Exeter, Leeds Greek Street, Sheffield Meadowhall, Milton Keynes Centre MK, Abingdon, Watford, Burgers & Cocktails James Street or King’s Cross Stop and Kiosk. See the giraffe website for full details.
Disclosure: we were provided with our meals for the purposes of this review.