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You feel better as soon as you walk into any of Giraffe's user-friendly restaurants. Upbeat, and playing music that older children will know even if you don't, it's a hit with families. The noise drowns out any wails, and the menu usually has something for everyone: expect dishes like burgers; spiced chicken fettuccine; jambalaya risotto; Thai duck stir fry; noodles; sausage, beans, and mash; and BBQ chicken wraps. There are often meal deals, plus information on dishes suitable for vegetarians, those that contain nuts, and so on. Decor is colorful, the welcome genuine. The Southbank Centre location (there are many around town) has great river views and an ideal location for the London Eye.