Giraffe is a chain restaurant that has become increasingly popular in London in the last few years. They offer a laid back and modern setting in which to enjoy affordable and healthy food from around the world. You will be able to find something on the menu to suit all tastes - everything from burgers to stir fries to tacos. The Southbank branch of Giraffe is the biggest of all of their restaurants. It sits directly on the Thames, offering captivating views of the river and the surrounding area (an outdoor terrace adds to the appeal in the summer months). The restaurant is a particularly good place to head to with the whole family - they are child friendly, offering special kids' menus, meal deals and suitable seating.
Giraffe restaurant is part of a whole host of restaurants that sit around the Southbank Centre. If you head to this part of town, you will probably have plans to head to one of the attractions in the area like the London Eye, the aquarium or the Tate Modern. To find out more about what activities are available in the Southbank area, see our Guide to the Southbank in London.
Cuisine: Eclectic/ International
Behind the Royal Festival Hall
Riverside Level 1
Tel: +44 0 (20) 7042 6900
Website: Official Giraffe Website
|January - December||Monday - Thursday||08:00 - 23:00|
|Friday||08:00 - 23:30|
|Saturday||09:00 - 23:30|
|Sunday||09:00 - 22:30|
Giraffe often offer special deals. These can vary, so it is worth finding out if there are any special offers available during your visit. To find out more, see their official website (link above).
Tube: Waterloo (Black Line / Northern Line and Brown Line / Bakerloo Line and Grey Line / Jubilee Line and Pink Line / City Line)
How to book:
Telephone bookings: You can book over the phone using the number above.
Online bookings: You can book a table at Giraffe at the Southbank by using the online booking service: https://www.giraffe.net/book
Email bookings: You cannot book via email at Giraffe in Waterloo. If you wish to book online you will need to use the online booking service (see above).
Walk-in bookings: Giraffe Southbank is a convenient place to head to if you have not made a reservation for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The restaurant is large and a large amount of the tables are saved for walk-in bookings. At busy times (at weekends, bank holidays and on sunny days) you will find that there is a queue for the restaurant and it may be quite long. However, there's no need to worry, you will not normally wait more than twenty minutes for a table to come free.
You will find that there are Giraffe restaurants all over London. The chain can be found at major tourist destinations throughout the city. To find out the locations of the other restaurants, check the Official Giraffe website.