Guests are treated to a complimentary continental breakfast taken in the hotel's lobby and which includes fruits, cereal, patisseries, bagels, eggs and other snacks as well as juice and tea and coffee. For other meals, you could choose to head to the hotel's restaurant, Bread & Tulips, where guests at the Giraffe are offered a 20% discount on their bill. Located in the basement of the hotel, this Italian eatery serves traditional classics using local, seasonal ingredients. Among the specialities of the restaurant are crostini, meatballs, hand-made pastas and pizzas baked in their pizza oven imported from Modena. The wine list is pretty extensive featuring mainly Italian wines but also some from other old and new world producers while there is also a beer and cocktail list if you just fancy a drink. The space itself has a mix of textures with hardwood flooring, brick walls and a stone-topped bar on which guests can eat too. If you prefer, however, the confines of your own room, then lunch can be brought to you from Monday to Friday midday until 3pm, while an in-room dinner is available Monday to Saturday from 5pm until 10pm.
During the summer months or when the weather permits, a bar service is available on the hotel's rooftop terrace. Intimate and with no particular view, it is nonetheless a pleasure to come up here amongst the fairy light-laden plants, giraffe stature and huge leaning mirror and take a drink with the other surrounding buildings looming overhead.