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Giggling Squid

58 High Street, Crawley, England
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Ranked #16 of 163 Restaurants in Crawley
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Tapas, Thai
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Crawley, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Great food and fantastic service makes the Giggling Squid stand out in Crawley town centre. When we want a special night out without travelling too far, it fits the bill. The restaurant is cosy and the food brilliant, fresh and really nicely presented at the table, which is always a bonus on a special night out.

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

I've been lots of times and although the the atmosphere in the place is pretty much nonexistent, the food is really very good. They have some great set menus which are very reasonably priced and everyone working there is really nice, there is just something missing, but don't let that put you off, it's certainly worth a visit for lunch.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

Great food but not massive portions ( typical in most Thai restaurants we've been to ) they also put 10% service charge on top of bill as standard without asking ... You can knock this off and we did although food and service was excellent we believe paying the bill is enough! Will go again ...

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Sussex
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Thai tapas for lunch...lovely food and very tasty. Packed restaurant on a Wednesday lunchtime says it all. Excellent value, good service!!

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Went midweek with work colleagues to this restaurant and was pleasantly surprised at the Thai-ness of the food! Delicious! Brings back fond memories of holidays. Would recommend the Squid and the Moo Pong (pork skewers). The service was really good, albeit a little slow for the large number of people we had in our group, understandably! Comes highly recommended and... More

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Godalming
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47 reviews 47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

We met up with our family for an early supper in Crawley as we were going to watch our granddaughters sing in the Hawth theatre. We decided to give the Giggling Squid a go despite mixed TA reviews. We had a delicious, very genuine Thai meal. We had pork dumplings, seared scallops and salt and pepper squid for starters and... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We went to the Giggling Squid in Crawley for lunch. I know there is one opening in Maidstone soon and wanted to try it and as we were in the area it was a good opportunity. The portions were referred to as Tapas and were very small. i.e. a scallop dish contained 1 scallop. the dumpling dish had 2. For... More

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

Hi Tintin, Thanks for your review, I'm sorry you found us to be expensive. It's possible that we didn't assist you in ordering appropriately to your needs on this occasion. I do hope that you will try our Maidstone restaurant out and, if you do, I would be delighted to hear your feedback directly if you would be kind enough... More

Crawley, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This month, my son and I try to go to a different place every few weeks choose this place and we not disappointed. Well presented and even better tasting food and very authentic Thai for that. Service was friendly, efficient without being pushy or overbearing. All in all, excellent all round and this place comes highly recommended indeed

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Redhill, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

not much to say about this place. Some of the food was not cooked properly. Some people were having a row and going in and out of the place leaving the door open. The ice cream was interesting but we ended up in the loo

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

Hi Mirko, Thanks for your review. I am sorry you didn't enjoy your experience but I am not sure I can make out what happened from such little feedback. If you would like to contact me with more details you can email me on help@gigglingsquid.com Many thanks Janet More

Crawley, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Good selection of dishes and food very tasty One of the few Thai restaurants that will survive also opened a new one of the same chain in nearby Horsham

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