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Giggling Squid

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11 Market Street, Brighton BN1 1HH, England
441273737373
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 298
    Excellent
  • 177
    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great portion sizes

So often you go to a restaurant and find that what you are served puts you off. Not in Giggling Squid I had the One Giggling Squid as my choice, rice, duck and why can I not remember the two other items served. Yes they were busy, but this is not a restaurant that you would spend all night at,... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Terry W
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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So often you go to a restaurant and find that what you are served puts you off. Not in Giggling Squid I had the One Giggling Squid as my choice, rice, duck and why can I not remember the two other items served. Yes they were busy, but this is not a restaurant that you would spend all night at,... More 

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Thank Terry W
Brighton, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A real hidden gem in the heart of Brighton. This is a great choice for a relaxed, leisurely meal, with a friendly atmosphere. The prices are terrific, particularly at lunch time. The tapas sets are excellent.

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Thank Rebecca A
Brighton, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having seen a couple of Giggling Squid restaurants around Sussex before, I sought to try this place out and stopped for lunch one afternoon. The Market Street restaurant is in a quirky little building so you may have to wait for a table as there aren't too many tables, but fortunately we didn't have to wait long. The lunch menu... More 

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Thank SammyP92
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to the restaurant whilst it was drizzling today and had reservations of going inside because we knew the place was a bit cosy and myself and my wife brought our 8 month old in our big pram. The waiter, whose name escaped me was very accommodating and suggested the small room for the 3 of us on the first... More 

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Thank Isko1975
Brighton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Giggling Squid has a wonderful atmosphere, friendly staff and a deliciously varied menu. The manager there is fantastic. There was a slight mistake with our booking (I cant climb flights of stairs and we were accidentally booked in to be seated on the first floor) however the manager rectified this with a free drink for the whole party and free... More 

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Thank Lydia V
London
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We'd been told about the great food at the his place and it lived up to the billing. Sadly the evening was let down by the service. We had been told when booking for 7.00that they wanted the table back by 8.30. That was reinforced we arrived.( might have been nice to have been greeted with a welcome..)That's fine but... More 

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Thank BaldinoLondon
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had really high hopes for this place. We had pre booked but ended up being sat next to the door which was constantly opened and shut leaving most of us eating with our coats on. After eating lots of Thai food I had hoped for that fresh zingy taste but unfortunately that wasn't the case. Nice enough though. Would be... More 

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Thank bambismurf
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yum! The best Thai food we've ever enjoyed. Great flavour and beautiful ingredients. We will certainly return. Great location in Market Street, we booked and that was wise as it was very busy even at 21.30. The only down side was that we were sat at a table for two next to a large group who were really loud. However,... More 

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Thank 245emma
Southampton, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Introduced by friends found this an interesting venue with helpful staff. Bit cramped, but food very good and drinks plentiful.

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Thank Peter L
Brighton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to try here on a recommendation. We weren't disapointed. We both had the lunch deal, and we're happy with the food we had. Next time I want to try the tapas, the table next to us did and it looked great. Overall a good deal.

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Thank Tim H

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11 Market Street, Brighton BN1 1HH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: 441273737373

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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