Giraffe continues rapid expansion with Horsham restaurant

By Becky Paskin

- Last updated on GMT

Related tags: Davis coffer lyons, Restaurant, Aberdeen

Giraffe founders Russel and Juliette Joffe are continuing with expansion plans at speed
Giraffe founders Russel and Juliette Joffe are continuing with expansion plans at speed
Casual dining group Giraffe has acquired its 38th restaurant in Horsham, West Sussex, which is due to open next month

The group, owned by Russel and Juliette Joffe and Andrew Jacobs, has agreed a new 25-year lease on the former Tortellini restaurant adjacent to Cote​ in the town.

The acquisition follows the opening of the group’s first Scottish restaurant​ at the Union Square shopping centre in Aberdeen last month.

Giraffe Restaurants has been conducting a rapid and targeted expansion plan with the help of financial backing from Luke Johnson and venture capitalist 3i.

At the time of its Aberdeen opening, the group said it planned to open a further four or five sites by January 2011.

Brandon Elmon, director at Davis Coffer Lyons who advised on the deal, said: “Giraffe is a fantastic concept at the very heart of what consumers are after today.  It has been able to grow significantly over the past ten years, we are delighted to be helping with its continuing expansion.”

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