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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: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 23
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A great Thai experience

Delicious food and great service. Quite cosy, but as long as you're chatting on your table you can't hear anyone else's conversations, so didn't bother us in the slightest. Good service. Menu format great - each dish is described in a story like way - adds a real personal touch! Top tip: ask the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Emily E
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Delicious food and great service. Quite cosy, but as long as you're chatting on your table you can't hear anyone else's conversations, so didn't bother us in the slightest. Good service. Menu format great - each dish is described in a story like way - adds a real personal touch! Top tip: ask the waiter/waitress what rice would go well... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The Times featuring Giggling Squid as the place to eat in town so we went and was disappointed. The food is OK. Not real Thai food. The service is good.

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

expensive and very average. Service was ok, but waiters had no personality. Had pretty carrot garnishes on everything but food tasted just like the stuff down the road at the takeaway. not Asian food, just pretending to be for the English palate

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Crowborough
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

A return visit and an enjoyable meal. The choices are limited but sufficient and then it is part of a chain. Welcome good but staff a bit desperate to take your order and clearly want you to eat and then leave quickly. However when I wanted a more spicy noodle dish they were very obliging. All six of us were... More 

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

Have been to this restaurant many many times and the standard of food is still excellent. The waiting staff are always courteous and efficient,they do not engage much but I think that's just the format. The drinks are always good and cold with reasonable choice. The food is a definite must try in tunbridge wells, it's soooooo tasty, try salt... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We eat here often - it is alwasy full but they do seem to fit you in if you agree to not take too long to eat and linger.... I love the menu and that is the problem as i always end up with more than i can eat but they are very happy and adept at discrete take-outs for... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Nice enough. Nothing to not like. But somehow a bit sterile. Food, drink, service all good. But somehow nothing special

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Superb authentic Thai cuisine. Great service and very reasonable price. Probably my favourite retaurant in Tunbridge Wells and has never disappointed. Thoroughly recommend it to all ages/tastes (unless you don't like Thai, of course!)

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England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Went there to celebrate the birthday of my son with the family. The food is great and the staff is really helpful. They help you with the quantity of food you need to order as we do not order individually. We order a number of different dishes and share them so everyone can taste everything. If you need it extra... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We regularly get takeaway from Giggling Squid, and the quality is always excellent. The rice is always delicate and cooked well, the classic dishes are always top notch. You may find cheaper Thai elsewhere, but the quality at Giggling Squid keeps us coming back.

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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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