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29-31 Essex Road, Islington, London N1 2SA
 
 
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Mon to Thu 8am-10.30pm, Fri 8am-11pm, Sat 9am-11pm, Sun 9am-10.30pm, Bank Holidays 9am-10.30pm
 
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Under £25
 

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Giraffe The family friendly Giraffe restaurants really appeal to their target audience: kids. But that doesn't mean adults won't enjoy their bright colours and big portions too. Thankfully they've avoided the temptation to fill the place with long necked stuffed animals; instead the brightly coloured decor is tempered with natural wood and the whole place positively beams with warmth and cheerfulness. Flexible and generous opening hours mean you can drop in for coffee, brunch or cocktails as well as food. The food extends from burgers to freshly squeezed juices and starters like the spicy chicken wings and vegetarian mezze are particularly good options. There's a special menu just for kids too. Your ravenous tots can choose from fried or scrambled eggs, beans, veggie or pork sausages, chicken and fries or mash. They even throw in a juice and some yummy ice cream and only charge you £5.25 for the whole meal. It's very refreshing. But the real winner with our young audience is the white chocolate and crushed Toblerone cheesecake - and not just with the kids. Yum. The Islington branch is about a five minute walk from Angel Tube, on Essex Road near the Business Design Centre.

 

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Angel Tube Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
 
Railway Stations

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Canonbury Overground Station
 
17 minutes walk
 
 
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Elia Mews Car Park
 
7 minutes walk
 
Macclesfield Road NCP
 
12 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Hilton London Islington Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £88  40% off
53 Upper Street, N1 | 3 minutes from Giraffe
The Business Design Centre next door is the obvious attraction for many of the guests at this smart, efficient Hilton Hotel, but Islington's excellent restaurants and ... More
 
 
 
DoubleTree by Hilton London - Islington
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £70  39% off
60 Pentonville Road, N1 | 9 minutes from Giraffe
The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Islington underwent a major refurbishment in 2014, transforming the rooms and suites into a stylish accommodation option. The newly ... More
 
 
 
Thistle City Barbican Hotel
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £58  32% off
Central Street, EC1V | 13 minutes from Giraffe
Near to the City, and convenient for the The Barbican arts centre and Moorfields Eye Hospital, this hotel is modern, clean and functional. Equipped with its ... More
 
 
 
 
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Frederick's
London > Restaurants > International restaurants
106 Camden Passage, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from Giraffe
An Islington institution, Frederick's is a family-run restaurant with a metropolitan feel serving up modern European cuisine to the area's well-heeled diners. Located besides the antique ... More
 
 
 
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Tbilisi
London > Restaurants > International restaurants
91 Holloway Road, Holloway, N7 | 16 minutes from Giraffe
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06 St Chad's Place
London > Restaurants > International restaurants
6 St Chad's Place, King's Cross, London WC1X | 17 minutes from Giraffe
Tucked away behind the Thameslink in King's Cross 06 St Chad's Place is a cafe, restaurant and bar in a striking architecturally designed conversion of a ... More
 
 
 
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4-6 Essex Road, Islington, London N1 | 1 minute from Giraffe
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69 Colebrooke Row, Islington, London N1 | 1 minute from Giraffe
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9 Islington Green, Islington, London N1 | 1 minute from Giraffe
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Giraffe , 14 Dagmar Passage, N1 | 3 minutes from Giraffe
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The Country Living Christmas Fair 2019
London > Events > Seasonal  Dates: 13th to 17th Nov 2019
Giraffe , 52 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 4 minutes from Giraffe
In preparation for Christmas, the Country Living Magazine Christmas Fair brings a taste of rural England to the Business Design Centre, with all the cosy traditionalism ...More
 
 
 
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Giraffe , N1 Centre, Parkfield Street, N1 | 5 minutes from Giraffe
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London > Entertainment > Theatres
115 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from Giraffe
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Angel Comedy Club
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
The Camden Head, 2 Camden Passage, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from Giraffe
Stand-up comedy every night of the week, with the programme ranging from new comedy talents to well-known TV stalwarts trying out new material. ... More
 
 
 
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London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
2-18 Britannia Row, N1 | 2 minutes from Giraffe
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The Little Angel Theatre
London > Attractions > Activities for Kids
14 Dagmar Passage, Cross Street, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from Giraffe
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London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
7 Torrens Street, Islington, London EC1V | 7 minutes from Giraffe
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Cass Art
London > Shopping > Art and Design
66-67 Colebrooke Row, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 1 minute from Giraffe
The flagship store of this art mini-chain stocks something for everyone from the eager beginnner to the consumate expert - water colours, oils, drawing and much ... More
 
 
 
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Cass Art Islington
London > Shopping > Art and Design
66-67 Colebrooke Row, Islington, London N1 | 1 minute from Giraffe
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Jewel
London > Shopping > Jewellery
16 Camden Passage, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from Giraffe
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London > Education > Professional Training
16-20 Wharfdale Road, N1 | 16 minutes from Giraffe
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London > Education > Cookery Courses
Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings, 42 Northampton Road, EC1R | 16 minutes from Giraffe
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LSO St Luke's
London > Education > Professional Training
161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 17 minutes from Giraffe
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Norman Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 15 minutes from Giraffe
Excellent fencing courses for beginners with highly trained coaches, good facilities and years of experience teaching this ancient, noble sport. Fencing is very good fun and ... More
 
 
 
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London Dance Academy
London > Leisure >
The Basement, 49-51 Central Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 16 minutes from Giraffe
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Spa Fields Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Northampton Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 16 minutes from Giraffe
A busy park in Islington beside the Three Corners Centre youth centre and Adventure Playground, the 2.02 acre Spa Fields include a children's playground, tarmac ... More
 
 
 
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The Old Queen's Head
London > Nightlife > Pubs
44 Essex Road, Islington, London N1 | 1 minute from Giraffe
A gorgeous antique interior, a delicious menu and some top DJs at weekends. The Old Queen's Head opened with a fantastic recipe for success in 2006 ... More
 
 
 
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Duke of Cambridge
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
30 St Peter's Street, Islington, London N1 | 4 minutes from Giraffe
This pioneering organic pub has done a good job of going gastro without losing the atmosphere of a proper boozer. In part, this is due to ... More
 
 
 
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The Barnsbury Freehouse and Dining Room
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
209-211 Liverpool Road, Islington, London N1 | 6 minutes from Giraffe
Islington gastropub on Liverpool Road, where chef John O’Riordan (ex head chef of critically acclaimed Samphire) heads up the kitchen. Informal dining in a relaxed ... More
 
 
 
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Colebrookes
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
69 Colebrooke Row, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 1 minute from Giraffe
If the Government want to encourage more of a European café culture, they should send someone down to Colebrookes to take a look. Colebrookes takes the ... More
 
 
 
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Simmons Angel
London > Nightlife > Bars
43 Essex Road, N1 | 1 minute from Giraffe
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Dirty Martini, Islington
London > Nightlife > Bars
74 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from Giraffe
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Little Angel Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
14 Dagmar Passage off Cross Street, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from Giraffe
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Business Design Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
52 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 4 minutes from Giraffe
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