Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Giraffe

I met up with friends after work and we headed to Spitalfield markets where we ate dinner at Giraffe. I find Giraffe is always a safe option when with a group of friends as it has a large selection of food picked from different cuisines and the price isn't too expensive.

First we ordered cocktails as it was before 7pm so Bar Buddies was in motion (this is where selected drinks are half price). For starters we shared the Nachos Nirvana with chorizo, which was topped with the usual nacho toppings. The chorizo was good and the nachos came out warm, which was surprising although it didn't taste as nice when it went cold.

For my main I chose something off the Christmas Special menu: Goat's cheese, roasted red pepper and zucchini lasagne, which sounded fantastic but ended up being a massive disappointment. It was so dry, as if it had been over baked and the vegetables were flavourless and stringy. It was not good and to make it worse they overcharged me for the dish, an extra £3. The menu stated £9.95 but on the receipt it was £12.95, the manager was very good and immediately refunded me the money.

The evening I had at Giraffe was great, but this was mainly down to my friends. The food starter was good but the main was a let down, such as shame as my experiences at Giraffe are usually good.

Nachos with chorizo
Baby rack of ribs, chicken kiev and nasty lasagne
Goat's cheese, roasted red pepper and zucchini lasagne
Rating: 6.25
Service: 8/10
Presentation: 7/10
Taste: 4/10
Quality: 6/10
Website: http://www.giraffe.net/classic

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