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Giraffe - Spitalfields

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Unit 1, Crispin Place, London E1 6DW, England
+44 20 3116 2000
09:00 - 22:30
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Sun 09:00 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 23:00
Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived Sunday lunchtime, party of six, just wanted drinks initially. Waitress said would be fine, asked if we wanted inside or outside and said to give her a minute to prepare it, took us to the table outside just as another family were being seated by a different waitress. Given table next to the toilets inside instead. Ordered fairly promptly,... More 

Thank kerrymcg
Caernarfon, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Drawn in by advertised steak & eggs bargain, but told that was 'medium only', not available cooked to order (rare). We ordered the full price sirloin cooked rare, after some choice starters.

Thank Daf1
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So seen these places around and the only thing that's fast and efficient is the staff clearing up to get home .. even though it's about 2 hours till closing. Food was OK well less than that .. overpriced and tasteless .. and they charge service without asking... I truly hate that especially when it was hunt the waitress all... More 

Thank pat m
London, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

"World cuisine" restaurant in a great busy spot in Spitalfields Market, seems like a good idea, but somehow Giraffe doesn't pull it off. The wait was very long, we got our starters before our drinks. All meals came to us cold, lukewarm at best. Food was boring, reasonably priced, but not flavourful. I don't have much good to say about... More 

Thank AMK1988
London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

There weren't many options for vegetarians Mainly the menu is burgers, but there is a vegetarian burger plus a veggie curry, the food was good quality thought the portions could have been more generous. It wasn't too busy even on weekday lunchtimes in a business area, so service was good.

Thank Louise V
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

I haven't been to spitalfields for years and was pleasantly surprised with buzzing with bars ,shops and restaurants The Giraffe is a very friendly place warm welcome on entering restaurant very good service food great and wonderful atmosphere for first time couldn't of asked for a very pleasant and relaxed lunch looking to take the family for some where New... More 

Thank Paul M
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Poor service , poor hygiene ,staff not very customer friendly , and they still put on service charge

Thank Dayzecopperclay
Maldon, United Kingdom
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322 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

This restaurant is situated in the heart of Spitalfields Market so it's always buzzing and vibrant. There are a choice of restaurants, but we opted for Giraffe as the menu had been updated since our last visit and there were vegetarian options for me. The service was friendly and relaxed. As we were visiting after peak lunch hours we had... More 

Thank ClareMcK
1 review
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

I was very dissapointed from this restaurant. I came with my friend for Birthday dinner, we ordered burgers, one of them with extra bacon, when they brought it, extra bacon wasn't there and I cannot ask someone from the staff, because all 3 waitress were "very busy in chatting". Because I am working in the restaurant too, I didn't want... More 

Thank Kejtra Z
London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Spitalfields Market is becoming more lively in the evenings with a whole host of restaurants staying open after the market closes. Giraffe is one of them. If you have been to a Giraffe restaurant before then you will know what to expect in the way of food. The cocktails were really good here and so was the service. It was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$23
International, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Unit 1, Crispin Place, London E1 6DW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Spitalfields
  • Neighbourhood: Spitalfields
  • Phone Number: +44 20 3116 2000
Freshly cooked food for everyone served to the sound of great music - guaranteed to make you feel good!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Spitalfields

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For a glimpse of Georgian and Victorian London at its most pristine, or a peek into what's apt to be the next big global trend, the hipster zone of Spitalfields can provide hours of amazement. Around the clock, this is a haven for early morning bargain hunters sizing up its street markets, foodie foragers throughout the day, or late night revelers hitting some of London's most popular bars and clubs.

 Wedged between the business-minded City of London, expressly trendy Shoreditch, and zestful Whitechapel, the lines between traditional and contemporary beautifully blur in this historic East End nexus.
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