Kid Friendly Restaurants – Giraffe in London

We were in London this weekend….and a wet, soggy experience it was as well trust me.

The highlight of the trip was a ride on the London Eye but after that we all needed a good dinner.

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And that’s where Giraffe comes in.

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Part of a well-established micro-chain, one of the most popular locations is at the Royal Festival Hall on the Southbank of the River Thames.

We got there around 6pm and the place was already packed but the hostess still managed to find us a table within 10 minutes.

The adults wolfed down spicy chicken wings and a shared mezze platter (the kids helped the hummus disappear) before moving onto turkey enchiladas and a decent beef stir-fry.

The food was good if not spectacular but here’s the best bit: the waiters knew to bring the kids’ grilled salmon strips with carrots and green beans before our main courses were ready. And they’re ice cream while we were still enjoying a glass of wine and our main dish. (Here’s the link to Giraffe’s menu.)

It may have been a staggered meal but it worked perfectly for the split-attention table.

The one downside of Giraffe? The crayons for the paper place mats. Dylan was underwhelmed by how waxy they were, undermining his new-found dedication to colouring between the lines!

- Matthew

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