Have you ever been to Giraffe World Kitchen? Nor had I until recently.
I was recently given the opportunity to attend the soft launch and rebrand of Festival Place’s Giraffe World Kitchen. Read on to see what I thought…
Giraffe World Kitchen has been a restaurant which I’ve wanted to try for ages but whenever I’ve had the opportunity, we either didn’t fancy what the menu had to offer or the restaurants were full. However, I was recently given the opportunity to attend the soft launch and rebrand of Festival Place’s Giraffe World Kitchen*. Naturally, as you can imagine, I was very excited by the prospect of this. As I was allowed to bring a plus one, I brought Greg with me so that he could try the meat dishes.
Upon arrival, we were greeted by incredibly friendly staff, who then ushered us to a number of tables placed together to create one large table. I think that this was quite a clever layout for the event as it meant that they were still able to serve customers like normal as well serve the guests for the event. There was about ten of us in total but I’m not sure if they were bloggers as I didn’t get the chance to talk to them.
Once everyone was seated, we were offered complimentary drinks from the menu. I decided to go for a WooWoo and Greg chose a beer of some sort. As a casual drink, I’m a big fan of cocktails as they go down so easily and this one was no exception, although perhaps maybe no more than two or three.
After we had all received our drinks orders it was time to start tasting some of the lovely food on offer. To start with we were brought a couple of nibbles that consisted of marinated olives and a smoked assortment of nuts. Both were very delicious and went down very well, I hasten to add!
We then treated to a plate of garlic flatbread between two of us. Again, this went down well as it was so incredibly moreish. The bread was soft and warm, as if it had just been cooked, and was also seasoned with just the right amount of oil and garlic.
Instead of asking each of us what mains we would like, we were given a selection of small samples from a variety of dishes. In my opinion, this worked out better as we were given the opportunity to try a variety of dishes that the menu has to offer. Although we didn’t get to try everything we were given at least half if not two-thirds of samples of the dishes on offer. So as a result, we were very much spoilt with what we were given to try.
My personal favourite was the Halloumi and Falafel Burger followed closely by the Super Freekah Salad and also the Spiced Aubergine Tagine. All were very tasty and had plenty of flavour to them. While Greg’s favourite was the Katsu Chicken Curry which was followed closely by the Salt and Pepper squid, as well as the Karaage Chicken. He described them both as being gorgeous and that just melted in your mouth.
In order to bring the evening to a close, we were also given two small samples of the Churros and Frozen Yoghurt as our sweet course. The yoghurt was served with a rich chocolate sauce and although this did taste nice it was a little on the rich side for me personally. The Churros, on the other hand, went down a treat but then I can never say no to Churros as it’s so bloody tasty.
Overall, I really enjoyed my experience at Giraffe World Kitchen, so I will definitely be going back at some point. Just writing this up is making me drool at the thought of how delicious the food on offer was. The food was all reasonably priced and a selection of vegetarian options which is always welcomed to see restaurants creating more vegetarian options. As a few years ago, you would be lucky if there were one or two options available that didn’t consist of pasta on a menu at a restaurant.
Festival Place and one of the Giraffe World Kitchen restaurants, located in Norfolk, are the first two restaurants in the chain across the country to have launched this menu. If you would like to see the full menu, you can check it out here.
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