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Giggling Squid

57-59 Calverley Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN1 2UY, England
01892 545499
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

We eat here for the first time early Sunday evening. We were greeted cheerfully and service continued well throughout. Decor was fresh and airy plenty of interesting driftwood although had the look of work in progress, the Gentlemans Room in particular needing attention with light fittings hanging off the wall by their wires and missing lamp shades etc! The Menu... More

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Would highly reccomend the fishing village dish, SOOO tasty! The mixture and amount of seafood makes it such good value. The choice on the menu is excellent, there's something for everyone, the quality of the produce is very noticable. Also, the coconut rice is the best I've ever had, so much fragrant flavour. Great presentation and excellent serivce - not... More

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Crowborough, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

First trip here last night, and it was very good. The service was fast and reliable and delivered with a smile, and the food very good. My only reason for four instead of five stars was that the service was almost too fast. Everything went so much like clockwork we almost felt like part of a process - but it's... More

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

All round good restaurant, part of a growing chain and you can see why. Vibrant atmosphere and pleasant staff, varied menu with some interesting variations on well known Thai dishes, and generally good value. And unlike other Thai restaurants, you don't feel like they are trying to rush you through service to get the next cover in!

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Set tapas lunches served from the menu are just the right size for one person and great to mix and match as a group

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London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Have visited here a couple of times. Food doesn't quite match the authenticity of the neighbouring Sucheera, nor does the service. Id pop up the road for a Sucheera IMO

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AndyandWa, Guest Relations Manager at Giggling Squid, responded to this review

Hi Zinegiles Thanks for your review, though you don't really say what it is that we don't do as well as the other restaurant you go to. It is a shame that you think we are NOT authentic. The owner and our chefs are Thai so we pride ourselves in delivering authentic regional dishes. Maybe, if you would be kind... More

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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Starters were outstanding. Both myself and my partner are big fans of asian food, so we know good from bad. This was good. In my top 3 for asian food. The tai red curry was perfect. Would go again. Only downside is it was 54 quid for two people. We only had one drink each and two courses. Staff are... More

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I have enjoyed lunch here 4 or 5 times now and the food is always consistently good, the service friendly, the food is beautifully presented, and I usually go for one of the set tapas style dishes with 4 little dishes on it - One Giggling Squid is my favourite, with a pot of flowering tea at £15 a head... More

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We were looking forward to our first visit to the Giggling Squid. We booked for a Saturday evening and had to chose between 6.30 and 8.30. A system I don't like. We arrived on time and the restaurant looked clean and fresh. I liked the decor, although it was very much 'cafe style, the tables are close to each other... More

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

One of my favourite treats. It's pricey - my boyfriend paid around £50 for a meal for 2 with an alcoholic drink each - so we go here for special occasions such as Valentine's day, and it's so worth it. The vegetarian cashew nut dish is my favourite and something that I've never seen anywhere else. The menu has funny... More

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