Review 2014: Giraffe Restaurant in Basingstoke

It had been a while since we last ate in Giraffe but we recently had breakfast at the Giraffe in Heathrow Terminal 5 and had a fabulous time.

So I was delighted when I was offered the chance to review Giraffe in Festival Place, Basingstoke.

I’ve eaten in Giraffe in Festival Place several times over the years.

Mr NHM’s 32nd birthday party (it was his first birthday in the UK in 7 years!!!) was held in Giraffe and we had a fab time and were treated really well then.



We were very lucky to be treated to appetisers (chicken potstickers and crunchy Shrimp):

a main course (steak with peppercorn sauce and sweet potato fries and Farmer’s market burrito):

and pudding (Baked White Chocolate, Marscapone & passion fruit cheese cake and Key Lime Pie)


(the Key Lime Pie is not something I would normally go for and it was A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!)

and we also sampled some of their lovely non-alcoholic cocktails:

Miss NHM had a “kids meal” which included a main course (nachos):

and pudding (banana split):

and a glass of milk, which she loved because it came in a cup with a lid:

The food was YUMMY, as it always is.


Dasha, our server (who was lovely and looked after us so well!) told us that if you sign up to the free Giraffe App, every time you dine and spend over £20 you can get a stamp. Once you get 5 stamps you are entitled to 50% off your bill. Sounds good to me!

Giraffe is a great place to go if you can’t agree on a theme to eat, as they have lots of different kinds of meals that cater for most people’s tastes.

You can also get breakfast in Giraffe and they do a really good selection. We at breakfast ate at the Heathrow Giraffe and were really impressed. Maybe something to consider for half term next week?


The children’s meals include a colourful play mat (other side of the mat shown! lol) and crayons and Miss NHM was given a pink “giraffe” with her milk which she was very pleased with.

In fact, during our long weekend in Germany, she spent most of the time playing with the giraffe’s she was given in the Heathrow Giraffe, so we needn’t have bothered taking any toys with us for her!?!?!


Were clean and in good condition when we visited.

I like the music that they play in Giraffe. The music really helps with creating a fun atmosphere.

Baby Facilities

Were excellent. There is a separate baby changing area which includes one of those cool little toddler chairs which are such a brilliant idea!

There are lots of high chairs as the photo demonstrates:


Is in Festival place and is the standard rate for parking.


Are reasonable when you consider what you are getting for your money.

They also have a special dinner menu with a starter and main course for £10.75 and a “Lunch for less” main course which is £6.75.

Rating out of 5

I’ve given Giraffe in Basingstoke 5 out of 5 and not just for the way we were treated on our visit this time.

Every time I’ve eaten in Giraffe in Basingstoke I have been impressed with the staff and the food.

Thank you very much to the staff who made our visit so enjoyable!

Thank you very much also to Festival Place who organised this opportunity for my family!

If you do visit Giraffe after reading this review, don’t forget to tell them (like any reviews you read on NHM) that you are visiting because you read the review.

Disclaimer: This post is a review of Giraffe Basingstoke in conjunction with Festival Place. Our meal was supplied free of charge for the purposes of the review. I was not expected to write a positive review and any opinions expressed are my own.

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