Last week I was invited to try out Giraffe’s new Spring menu along with around 15 of the #abzmeet bloggers, having never been there before I was quite excited to see what they had on offer. Giraffe is situated on the upper level of Union Square and has a variety of foods from all around the world so there will be something for everyone’s tastebuds there.
The Spring menu comes with the option of either a starter and main course or if you have a sweet tooth, a main and dessert along with a cocktail for only £15. There is certainly plenty of choices on the menu but unless you already had a look on their website before going there or asked a member of the waiting staff then you wouldn’t know what each dish contained as it doesn’t give a description of what it is.
I ordered a Strawberry Smash mocktail since I was driving, as well as the Prawn Saganaki for my starter and the Slow Cooked Jerk Ribs for my main. The cocktail tasted really nice and refreshing, it was in a glass full of crushed ice and garnished with a sprig of mint; the prawn Saganaki starter came with a decent sized portion of king prawns that were cooked in a tomato, garlic, chilli and white wine sauce and a crumbled feta topping, it was served with some toasted wedges of bread. It had enough chilli in it to give it a kick without burning your mouth and tasted really good.
The main course of slow cooked jerk ribs was delicious; the meat was very tender, again there was enough of a spice kick and came with my favourite side dish – sweet potato fries and some mango salsa too. I was too full for dessert but the Churros seemed to be quite a popular option and looked really good, as did Anastasia’s White Chocolate & Passion Fruit Cheesecake.
The atmosphere and food at Giraffe is really good, however we did have to wait over 30 minutes until we got our drinks and even longer before we got our food but they did appear to be quite short staffed that evening. For £15, getting a 2 course meal with a cocktail is extremely good value and the portions were decent sized too so it’s a restaurant well worth going to whether for lunch while out shopping or in the evening before going to the cinema.
Disclaimer: We were invited by Giraffe to try out their new Spring menu but all opinions are 100% my own.