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Giggling Squid

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57-59 Calverley Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN1 2UY, England
01892 545499
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 92
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Beware!

I had seen good reviews so was looking forward to this as I am a lover of Thai food. Beware! It is way overpriced and the food that we experienced was poor! The service was ok but hurried and certainly not attentive. If you pay by card you don't have the usual option of adding service as you enter... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
24stelmo
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  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I had seen good reviews so was looking forward to this as I am a lover of Thai food. Beware! It is way overpriced and the food that we experienced was poor! The service was ok but hurried and certainly not attentive. If you pay by card you don't have the usual option of adding service as you enter your... More 

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Crowborough
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

lunch tapas good value-also some gluten free dishes for gluten intolerant like me! would be better if they did small tapas plates in evening aswell.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Such good value at lunch time. The set menus are varied and so tasty! My only criticism is that in the evening they seem too keen to move you along so you sometimes feel the staff hovering! That's the good thing about lunch as its less busy, so more relaxed!

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london
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I have been to Giggling Squid twice in two weeks. The ambiente is nice and worm, friendly atmosphere and decorations. Very busy place which is a good sign. The food came in both occasion soon, we didn't have to wait. I have been to Thailand few times, I can say the food is not 100 authentic, kind of westernised. Having... More 

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Brimfield, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Actually have eaten there a number of times and am always delighted with my food. I usually order the combo lunches for around 10 pounds and am quite full. I love the Thai curryies always fresh and tangy....

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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Didn't know this restaurant was here until I came with friends. Deliciously fragrant meal. Great atmosphere would absolutely come again. Only thing stopping it being an exceptional meal was that the service was a little slower than I'd have expected but over all very good! Would highly recommend you try this! It also looked like they did take-away too.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

My husband and I went for an evening meal and we were not disappointed. The menu has enough diversity to sound interesting and not like a typical chain restaurant, but does have 'safer' options to help new comers explore Thai food. My husband had the Pad Cha with coconut rice and I had the Paneang curry with coconut rice, the... More 

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

A friend of mine took me there for a lunch recently as he kept going on about the quality of the food. And I must admit he is not wrong there at all. I had the "Hungry Squid" from the lunch menu. It was fresh, right amount of spice and very big portion!! The service was excellent and cannot await... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Tunbridge wells is by no means a Mecca for food lovers but after the strong reviews we gave this a go...starter was standard (squid and chorizo...I think) but the two curries we ordered tasted identical....both devoid of any distinguishing flavour or heat and little more than stew from a tin...give it a miss and head to Sucheera round the corner

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tonbridge
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

About the 5th time in visiting, prefer lunchtimes due to the set plates. Can't never really fault anything, good clean flavours, although recently portions have decreased in size at lunchtime. Very accomodating staff, just a nice place to have lunch.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 57-59 Calverley Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN1 2UY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Royal Tunbridge Wells
  • Phone Number: 01892 545499

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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