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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
London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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

Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
8 helpful votes 8 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
40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

An amazing Thai Tapas experience. Quick, tasty, value for money and overall fantastic food. The tapas approach means you get the chance to try a range of dishes, but you could also opt for the 'one big dish' approach too. It was quiet day when we were there, but I don't think the fast service was down to the numbers... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

As title. lovely food and definitely the most authentic thai tasting in tunbridge wells, however you pay for the privilege of this. Also feel the decor could do with a tidy up as abit rough round the edges.

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Kent
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We have eaten at the Giggling Squid too many times to count and every single meal has been delicious. We have sampled quite a few dishes from their menu which is not too large, and all the sea bass dishes in the fish section are beautiful. My husband nearly always has the salt and pepper squid starter which is perfect!... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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93 reviews 93 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Just love this place. The staff are wonderful, its very nicely fitted out and the food........ Well in my opinion it is unbeatable. Only problem is choosing what to eat as everything I have tried has been gorgeous. The salt and pepper squid is my favourite and a must on every visit. The Brighton place is good but the TW... More

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

A lovely restaurant with really super food. It was very busy and we were glad we booked -although they said they only do 6.30pm or 8.30pm sittings on Fridays and Saturdays, they did let us book at 8pm. The food was delicious and reasonably priced and we will definitely go again.

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