Giraffe - South Bank

4.2
358 Reviews
£25 and under
Fusion / Eclectic
Our biggest restaurant with stunning views over the river Thames, you can find us at the front of the Royal Festival Hall, only moments away from the London eye and all the Southbank galleries & theatres. Often a queue but it moves quickly.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
What 358 people are saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.0
food
4.2
service
4.1
ambience
4.1
value
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall3food1service4ambience3

The food has really deteriorated over the years. The burger was worse than McDonald’s. The menu used to be fun and international. Really different. Now it is bog standard tourist food. Never grow too big. You loose what made you great.

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Nixter
London
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious brunch at Giraffe. Such a great location right by the river and good covid measures.

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Finch
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Food wasn’t as nice as expected
Chips weren’t hot, only warm

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RobF
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

service was very good and overall it felt like a safe environment.

At first from the outside it appeared there wasn't much social distancing taking place but once seated it felt OK.

Food was better than expected and overall we had a good time and I would go again

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VivienV
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, tasty drinks, friendly and helpful staff! 10/10

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ElizabethJ
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Angelina and Christian were both amazing. Lots of fun and both so accommodating

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really lovely service, great food and wonderful prices, especially for the location. Outdoor seating was really good, great coverage from the umbrellas as it did rain a little bit while we were eating but we didn’t get wet at all which was fantastic.

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Teebor
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food1service5ambience3

Two out of the three meals we had were very disappointing. I understand that they have to prep food at busy times but our fish and chips order appeared three minutes after we ordered it. It tasted like it was waiting there for awhile. This is a salad was predominantly shredded red cabbage and raw onion. Wasn’t pleasant.

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foodlover
London
38 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was great to go out with friends post Covid..thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. It was a bit chilly - so the weather could have been on our side..nevertheless it was great t o have a normalish dinner out.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and value for money. Would recommend.

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SHBCM
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Value for money, friendly staff and quick service!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Only missed 5 stars because of two things:
1) was really hard to get a waiters attention to order/pay the bill
2) also, I THINK a they are running quite a reduced menu atm BUT .... food and drinks came super fast, and were hot, so I can’t fault it to much.

Looking forward to coming back again, great value for money. My colleagues have been back since, so it’s clearly left a good impressions

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Emily
London
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Certain staff members need to work on their micro aggressions...

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OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice, professional staff who made it a good evening

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LianK
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service and value for money!!

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Matt
London
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Really great atmosphere, good food and costumer service from our waiter

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EmilyB
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great place - good food, attentive service and we somehow managed to have our table for well over the 2 hour limit. Thank you Giraffe, I'd book again!

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Mw87
London
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great few problems at the start but was fixed immediately!

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Ldnchic
London
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Nice atmosphere, food is good, not expensive, friendly staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

They had no heaters outside as they were broken but the service was fantastic and price so reasonable.

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GeorgiaW
London
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We were greeted in a friendly manor, they were quick to ask about our drinks, unfortunately sold out of my fav cocktail at the time, but wasn’t a long wait for the food and it was all hot and in decent sized portions, felt very full after a starter, main and two drinks

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SallyB
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Good food, decent service
Unfortunately there’s a huge amount of redevelopment going on right next door so it was very NOISY- too loud to have a conversation without having to raise your voice

Tables are also NOWHERE NEAR 2m APART. I was touching elbows with the tables around me

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Taylor
London
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Incredibly busy, with lots of new staff post lockdown, but they dealt with it very quickly and efficiently

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CorinneF
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Wouldn’t recommend - too crowded, service was very slow. The tables had all been rearranged and waiters kept approaching with food and drink orders that weren’t for our table. It happened five or six times so started to get annoying. The food was average and at 27ish pounds per head, I expected a bit better. Cocktails were good value and servers were friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience1

Food and service were fantastic. Only thing that spoilt it was the constant drilling from the building site next door which we weren’t warned about the when booking.

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KarenD
Bath
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Good food and service. A lot of noise from adjacent building site which became unbearable but we were due to leave by then anyway.

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Flora
London
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got a booking an hour beforehand, very helpful staff, quick service, good atmosphere, great prices. Perfect post-Lockdown experience!

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Pilvi
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Only visited for drinks which were very reasonably priced. Very good service even when busy. Outdoor heating was a major plus!

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ErikaD
London
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience4

Service was a bit slow for the amount of staff around but overall it was very good. Food was tasty and the terrace was lovely. We didn’t even need the heaters.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food was lovely, cocktails tasted off though!

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vipprippit
London
9 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Service could have been a bit more naturally friendly. Portion sizes small, but the food was delicious and excellent value for money

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LizzieK
London
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Very nice, table in the sun, great service and yummy food

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PG12
London
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The food is average but we were expecting that and were just keen to meet friends and eat outside. Unfortunately our waitress was surly and rather rude which - after a year of not eating out - was a real shame.

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RBBB
London
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

The service was really bad - we had to ask twice for everything!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Great location and good prices for London

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HannahW
London
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Overcrowded - no social distancing at all. Food arrived cold. Had run out of Prosecco and also unable to make majority of cocktails on the menu. Did make an espresso martini which was vile. Left after only 10mins. Would not recommend or go back.

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emmas
London
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was good service, great food and incredibly busy.

My concern is the floor in the ladies toilets was very wet and easy to slip over, also the soap was empty around 3:30pm.

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ZahraJ
London
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food and service were good. Waiter was very helpful in finding out a few things about the veggie options for us.

Two people had the burger and they felt the meat was cheap and had bits of bone in it.

It would be nice to have a few veggie options on the menu that are not meat substitutes, eg. A bean burger or some sort of lentil salad.

Overall, we had an enjoyable time - our first outing of 2021.

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Isabelle
London
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! So reasonable with great atmosphere would go again!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Poor food
Poor value for money

FAQs

Giraffe - South Bank does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Uber Eats.

Giraffe - South Bank is rated 4.2 stars by 358 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.