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Giggling Squid

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11 Market Street, Brighton BN1 1HH, England
01273 737373
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Today
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:45 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:45 pm

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  • 210
    Excellent
  • 125
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 6
    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 starters

Starters are amazing especially the salt and pepper squid! The main courses are good but the starters really set this meal apart, try the black sesame ice cream for dessert, it's pretty good! Service was a little hit and miss and we felt a little rushed despite not eating until 2030. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
Dan M
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Berkshire
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Berkshire
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56 reviews 56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Starters are amazing especially the salt and pepper squid! The main courses are good but the starters really set this meal apart, try the black sesame ice cream for dessert, it's pretty good! Service was a little hit and miss and we felt a little rushed despite not eating until 2030. The building is unique and is set out on... More 

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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Undoubtedly my go-to place for a Saturday lunch when the sun shines and you can sit and watch the world go by. Tight menus that does not require much thought, consistently fresh food delivering great tastes with good services - highly recommended before diving into a shopping foray

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This is consistently delicious food. We are often at the outside tables because we have a dog in tow and the staff are always delightfully quick in bringing out a bowl of water for her. The No1 giggling squid did not disappoint, the duck was crispy and well seasoned, the Thai spring rolls similarly crunchy and the sticky rice was... More 

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Worthing, West Sussex, England
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85 reviews 85 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

We visited today and we had a good meal. We were sat quite quickly and waited just after a few minutes considering it was a busy day and it was bank holiday. We each ordered their different tapas and we weren't disappointed. I particularly loved their green curry and their salt and pepper squid and don't miss out on their... More 

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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129 reviews 129 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
305 helpful votes 305 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Went there with the family, food was good, however we sat in the top floor of the restaurant, making it a very uncomfortable lunch, specially as the window couldn't be opened. Tables very closed to each other. Hardly room for the waiters to get through. Would recommnd if you can get a table on the ground floor, it appears to... More 

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Berkshire
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35 reviews 35 reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The food here was amazing, was just like being back in Thailand :) The staff were friendly and the service quick - even though we were here on a Saturday night. couldn't fault it, plus it was reasonably priced.

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brighton
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Small and quirky little place but i loved it - reminded me of true Thailand ! The staff were friendly and polite. The food tasted like i was in thailand ! Atmosphere in the reastuarant was buzzing - i honestly felt i was abroad - the great memories of Thailand came flooding back... the ice cold Chang beer yummmmm Will... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Took my mum here when she came down to visit me, constantly only hear great things about this place. It is just really really good food. I don't normally like Thai food however I could of eaten many things on there menu, the presentation is beautiful as well. Further more the squeezed us in a little table with a nice... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Wouldnt bother again. Why advertise opening times if you're too lazy to stick to them? is it because I'm a solo diner?

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

What a brilliant restaurant, been here several times for lunch, brilliant service and amazing food, always busy. Evenings I would recommend booking, as it does get really busy. A must if you like thai food.

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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: 01273 737373

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:45 pm

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