Monday, June 15, 2015

HOTSPOT: Giraffe

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Did you know that giraffes have the largest hearts of any land mammals? Cool fact!
And that is why the owners named their chain restaurants ‘Giraffe’ and I have eaten my 2-course dinner there.

London is pretty pricey honestly but I still want to eat good food without paying too much and so Giraffe might offer the solution, especially after I happily spotting their ‘Feel Good Menu’: a starter & main for £10.95. Not too shabby for London!

My UK friend W. warned me about the rude city attitude of London. But to be honest I have not experienced one awful situation where people were truly awful with me. Maybe because I looked like a ‘tourist’ and perhaps my short stay in London that leaved no room for me to see the ugly bits of London.

Stepping inside Giraffe is definitely a good bit of my London trip and received a warm welcome by a young friendly waitress. Inside it looked calm and quiet and happy to know I could able to eat my dinner alone with ease.

So again, it’s because of their Feel Good Menu that pulled me in so scroll down to see what I ordered and read the verdict!

 NL

Wist u dat de giraffe het grootste hart van alle landzoogdieren heeft? Coole feit!
En dit is waarom de eigenaren hun keten van restaurants naar 'Giraffe' vernoemde en waar ik mijn 2-gangen diner naar binnen hebt gewerkt.

Londen is vrij prijzig naar mijn mening maar wil nog steeds goed eten zonder al te veel te betalen en zo biedt Giraffe de mogelijke oplossing. Vooral nadat ik het ‘Feel Good Menu’ hebt gespot: een voorgerecht en hoofdgerecht voor £10,95. Best ok nietwaar?

Vriend W. waarschuwde me al over de grove onbeleefde stadshouding van London maar om eerlijk te zijn heb ik niet één keer een situatie meegemaakt waar mensen onbeleefd waren tegen me. Misschien heeft het te maken met mijn toeristische uitstraling en wellicht mijn korte verblijf in Londen waardoor ik geen kans kreeg om de mogelijke rotte appels te ontdekken.

Giraffe was zeker een goede keuze geweest en kreeg een warm welkom van een jonge vriendelijke serveerster. Binnen zag het er rustig en stil uit en was opgelucht en blij om te weten dat ik mijn diner in mijn eentje op mijn gemak kon opeten.

Dus nogmaals, het is vanwege hun Feel Good Menu die mij overhaalde. Scroll naar beneden om te zien wat ik had besteld en lees het oordeel!


my feel good menu:
1 daily soup
1 salmon & smoked haddock fishcake
1 Moroccan mint tea 

Moroccan mint tea served in a Japanese tea pot, unusual :P but nonetheless it was nice and refreshing!

 Sauces! I love the many choice and the fact that it's free! I sound odd but I'm from Holland and we don't do free sauces... 


So I've picked their daily soup which I think it's pumpkin soup and I don't mind because I love pumpkin soup! But I think the 2 toasted garlic focaccia were the highlight of this dish!
After I finished my starter, a somewhat 15 minute later came my main dish: the 'salmon and smoked haddock fishcake' with chips and tartar sauce. Once I squeezed the lemon I dig in and boy, the fishcake was yummy! It had a subtle smoked taste which I like and I thought the HP sauce was a better match than the tarter sauce (it was ok). The chips was also very nice because it was seasoned c:  


ADDRESS: 7 Kensington High Street London W8 5NP - United Kingdom 
Food:  4/5 
Service: ♥♥ 4/5
Interior:  4/5
Price:  4/5

12 comments :

  1. That's great that they offer the "feel good" menu! Pretty reasonable for a drink, appetizer, and an entree!

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  2. At that price, it is such a bargain!

    I see those tea pots everywhere now.

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  3. this place sounds awesome! the Moroccan mint tea sounds really good! :D

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  4. Giraffes are my favourite animal so the name of this restaurant gets my thumbs up! The fish cake looks amazing

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  5. The garlic focaccia looks so good! And I'm loving the giraffe decorations :) -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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  6. wow,so looking good!! i'm drooling now..giraffe is a cute name for a restaurant. pumpkin soup is my fav too,beside corn soup :)

    xo joselovincolors
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  7. That fishcake looks seriously good! Yummerz

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  8. I love Giraffe! I have one in my town and they do the best cocktails and nachos there. There's not much in the way of beer I don't as my boyfriend wasn't too impressed with the drinks available, but the food is the best! x

    Hannah xo | hannatalks

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  10. Thanks so much for your sweet words!
    This food looks really good, glad to hear you haven't made a bad experience with the Londoners!

    Have a great day,
    -Kati

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  11. Oh that's good to know that you made sure your short trip was filled with all good things! Yes, I've heard a lot about London being a place where stinky attitudes are common but having a friend there to travel around with definitely helps! Your meal looked great! And that price was definitely a great deal for London! I love fish and fish cakes like that but haven't had one in sooo long! I really need to make some at home! The bread with the soup also looked amazing! Loved my baked bread! :p

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  12. OOOH MY *O* that looks delicious! If I get the chance, I'll visit the place :D

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