Sometimes you don’t know what you want to eat right?! With lots of restaurant choices it can be hard to pick one to please everyone. Well Giraffe can help there, with their world food menu, there really is something for everyone.
Giraffe World Kitchen, a long established high street eatery is actually somewhere I’d never tried before. Dr W has been before, he was a bit sceptical but was rather pleased to see the menu had somewhat been down sized a bit. He said the issue on his last visit was just there was a bit too much on there and it impacted on the service. So we were a bit more optimistic upon seeing this. And in all honesty we weren’t disappointed…
Starters and Cocktails
Seeing as it was happy hour we couldn’t really say no to a couple of cocktails. Dr W went for the Mexican Sunset and me the Singapore Sling. Both wonderfully refreshing drinks, perfect after a long day at work, although not particularly punchy if that’s what you’re hoping for.
For our starters Dr W chose the Katsu Chicken Bao Buns and me the Spicy Beef Nachos. The Bao were pretty and presented well, with a wonderfully spicy sauce. The Nachos were cheesy, spicy and the beef was perfect. FYI they were rather large so maybe you’d be better off sharing these as a starter… Dr W helped me finish them!
Having had full on starters we didn’t really stop when it came to picking mains! Dr W opted for the American BBQ Short Ribs here, with Loaded Home Fries, slaw and beans. The ribs were sweet and smoky, fell off the bone and went perfectly with sides. I went for the Smoky Joe Burger with Onion Rings. A deliciously juicy burger, the salad was a bit mad though (chunks of lettuce) so I ate that separately! It wasn’t as smoky as I’d hoped it’d be, but it was still pretty darn tasty.
Dessert and Cocktails
Despite being very very full we tried out Churros with chocolate orange and caramel dips. As well as a Rocky Road Sundae, which was a very chocolatey affair, but not as ‘rocky road’ as we were hoping. We had two final cocktails too, the very refreshing Nordic Cosmopolitan and the sweeter, but also refreshing Cape Sundowner. Both were tasty but could’ve been a little bit longer and again, stronger!
The meal was tasty and we quite enjoyed the diverse menu. The cocktails didn’t pack as much of a punch I was hoping for, but they were good value in the happy hour deal. As usual, as I find with most places, dessert isn’t the main focus of the menu, that aside dinner was tasty and I’d definitely try out Giraffe World Kitchen again. The service on the other hand was great, we weren’t harassed but we weren’t ignored and our server was very friendly.
If you want to try Giraffe for yourself, download a £10 off when you spend £30 voucher. These vouchers are valid until 26th May 2017.
Have you been to Giraffe before? What do you like the look of? Let me know in the comments,
P.S. Thanks to Giraffe for inviting us down to try out the menu. As ever all photos, opinions and words are my own.
P.P.S. Dining Terrace, Grand Central, Birmingham, B2 4XJ.