Giraffe is one of the latest eateries to open its doors on the upper level of Touchwood.
And although we were working to a tight time-scale the ever-so-friendly staff assured us it wouldn’t be a problem to be in an out in under an hour.
The Giraffe menu is very varied, ideal for those who aren’t quite sure what they’re in the mood for. You can choose from pizzas, burgers, pasta, Mexican, Oriental and plenty more besides.
We skipped starters for a dish of delicious olives and pickles (£2.65).
I was dithering between a Jambalaya risotto and beef enchiladas but in the end went for the Mexican option (£10.95), while my companion settled on a ribeye steak and chips (£14.95) and the two youngsters with us went for pizza bites with chips and apple wedges (£3.75).
We were all ravenously hungry and tucked in, though I was glad I went for an additional portion of chips (£2.75) and my friend likewise when it came to a Caesar salad (£3.95).
We were very taken by the dessert menu but and having decided on the dishes we were disappointed when we realised our theatre engagement beckoned and we’d have to give them a miss.
A highlight was the Brooklyn ‘New York’ Lager (£3.80), which proved American beer can have real depth and flavour.