Giraffe

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Giraffe
Giraffe
Giraffe
Giraffe
Address Ground Floor, 22 Springfield Road,
Town/City Chelmsford
County Essex
Postcode CM2 6FA
Tel No. 01245 409255
Opening Times Monday to Friday 8am - 11pm, Saturday 9am - 11pm, Sunday 9am - 10pm
Ave. Price per couple 40.00
Facilities Kid's Menu • Bar/Lounge • Lunches • Breakfast
Cuisine World

Chelmsford now has a fresh and exciting addition to the dining scene, brand new to The Meadows comes Giraffe, the restaurant with a whole lot of heart.

Set on the pedestrianised area overlooking the River Chelmer, Giraffe is the perfect all day dining destination. Pop in for coffee, meet with friends over a casual brunch, take a break from shopping at lunchtime or relax with cocktails over a leisurely dinner.

Food
Start the day with French brioche with apple compote, yoghurt, strawberries and maple syrup or spice up the morning with a quesadilla of scrambled eggs, cheese, bacon and salsa. Go west for lunch with a rodeo chicken burger with melted cheddar, mushrooms and barbeque sauce or head east for dinner with the hot Thai duck stir fry with bok choy, Thai basil, noodles and chilli jam.

Indulge in heavenly desserts including banana waffle split with roasted banana, vanilla ice cream, chocolate and butterscotch sauce or the Rocky Road sundae with chunky chocolate and vanilla ice cream, marshmallows, chocolate brownies and chocolate sauce.

Drinks
Cocktails make their mark with a combination of old school classics such as a retro piña colada and more contemporary innovations including cucumber breeze – Bombay Sapphire gin, fresh cucumber, mint and fresh apple juice.

Something for the kids
Little ones are loved just as much as grown ups and have their very own menu complete with puzzles and games to keep them entertained. Sit back and relax as they tuck into a host of healthy, fresh dishes such as cottage pie with broccoli; grilled chicken burger or a mini brunch with sausage, eggs, Heinz beans and toast.

Design
The interior at Giraffe is a fusion between old and new, there is a rugged and industrial feel with raw concrete and subway tiling surrounding the open kitchen and timber table tops. Traditional touches such as the supersize red Chesterfield sofas, oak herringbone parquet flooring and sumptuous leather upholstery complete the look.

Great offers
There are plenty of great deals on offer too, during weekdays you can take advantage of the express lunch with main courses for just £6.95 (11am-4pm), the Feel Good menu is available every night from 5pm and offers two courses for just £9.95. For after work drinks take advantage of Bar Buddies with 50% off selected beers, cocktails and wines.

Owner Juliette Joffe said: “Chelmsford is a lovely part of the world with lots of character. We are delighted to be able to take over this gem of a restaurant and look forward to bringing Giraffe to the locals.”

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We went here a few months ago on a whim before going to the cinema. We got the 2 courses for under £10 deal which turned out to be fantastic value. The food was great - especially with such an eclectic menu, where usually the taste of the food suffers.

The portion sizes were a little on the big side for us, though it didn't stop us devouring everything on our plates! I had prawns to start which were cooked well, and my mum had edamame bean hummus with flatbreads which was "tasty, but far too much for a starter".
We both had jerk chicken (with mash and gravy, Caribbean style)for our main. As someone with West Indian roots, it wasn't quite what I was expecting, but delicious nonetheless.

My mum persuaded me that we should have a dessert (no problems adding courses to the deal) but I couldn't face anything big, so had the blackcurrant sorbet which had pieces of blackcurrant in. Very tasty and not heavy at all.

The prices here were so cheap for the amount of food you are served, and there is plenty on the menu to choose from if you are a group with differing tastes.

One thing I would say on the negative side: The waiting staff are friendly enough, but they don't leave you alone. That's just a personal taste of mine - I'd prefer to know that they were there when we needed them, rather than have several different people interrupt us throughout our meal.

 
 

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