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Find Giggling Squid in the centre of 'The Lanes' surrounded by quirky shops, just minutes from Brighton's iconic attractions including the seafront with Brighton Palace Pier and the BA Viewing Tower, and the Royal Pavilion. Giggling Squid is a Thai restaurant that is all about the spirit of Thai mealtimes - plentiful dishes, exotic ingredients and bold flavours to be enjoyed with your favourite people. Lunch or dinner - inside or under open sky - or a home feast with our takeaway and delivery options, we offer Thai favourites to suit your mood. Whilst our adventurous menus feature ingredients found only in Thailand, our expert Thai chefs also cook up classics such as Thai Green Curry, Pad Thai
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Asian, Thai
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best Pad Thais I ever had. The food was amazing. Prices are ok. This is the first Giggling Squid restaurant apparently. I highly recommend it

Date of visit: February 2024
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Giggling squid Brighton, General Manager at Giggling Squid - Brighton, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Talk about a Thai-rific review! We hope to see you Giggling again soon jamieba32. 🦑

Reviewed 22 January 2024

We love this restaurant. Usually visit Beaconsfield branch but we visited Brighton and couldn’t turn down the offer of a giggling squid for dinner. Food is always fresh and presented in a unique way. Staff are always lovely. The Brighton branch is small so would...recommend booking on a busy evening. Salt and pepper squid is just the best!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Giggling squid Brighton, General Manager at Giggling Squid - Brighton, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Talk about a Thai-rific review! We hope to see you Giggling again soon Amber. 🦑

Reviewed 5 January 2024

Fantastic restaurant set over several floors, with small cosy rooms off the steep staircase. Large choice at lunchtime from either the lunch or all day menu. The food was all really tasty, would recommended everything we had! That includes Thai red beef curry, Thai green...chicken curry, Giggling wings, fried squid and lunchtime 'tapas'tasters... The staff were all very friendly - the service was great. We were hugely impressed with how they handled a sesame allergy one of our party had. From before we booked, when we asked questions about dishes that would be suitable, to on the day itself when they double checked what we ordered. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Giggling squid Brighton, General Manager at Giggling Squid - Brighton, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2024

Talk about a Thai-rific review! We hope to see you Giggling again soon Onich1. 🦑

Reviewed 19 December 2023

Excellent service and Excellent food. I used to work around the corner from Giggling Squid, yet I had never tried the food until I went out for a friend's birthday last night. I wish I had tried it sooner, The food came quickly (though not...hurried out, A very reasonable amount of time between dishes) All were steaming hot and presented very well, and the taste was perfect! The Virgin cocktails were lovely, me and my friend had the Strawberry cooler and the Mango one.. (I forgot the name xD) But we both loved them! Staff were very friendly, Quick to assist and very polite! 10/10 will be back!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Giggling squid Brighton, General Manager at Giggling Squid - Brighton, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2023

Thanks for your 5 star review Baaen87 🤩 We're so pleased you enjoyed your experience at Giggling Squid - Brighton. We hope to see you Giggling again soon :) Giggling Squid Brighton Team

Reviewed 19 December 2023

Anytime that we are in Brighton, my lady and I pop into the Giggling Squid. Delicious food, great service and lovely atmosphere.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Giggling squid Brighton, General Manager at Giggling Squid - Brighton, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2023

Stankinjankin09, you've made our day! We're super pleased you had a thai-tastic time at Giggling Squid - Brighton. looking forward to see you again soon! Giggling Squid Brighton Team

Reviewed 29 November 2023 via mobile

Dwent to dinner with my boyfriend. Very tasty food. We had a starter of mix thai street food which was very ve try nice - sauces were a bit too spicy for me but still lovely! Staff was very nice too! We will be back!

Date of visit: November 2023
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Giggling squid Brighton, General Manager at Giggling Squid - Brighton, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2023

Wow, what a review! 🙌 That's great to hear MPT1995, we'd love to welcome you back again soon! Giggling Squid Brighton Team :)

Reviewed 24 October 2023 via mobile

Friendly & attentive service . We ordered chicken satay & salt n pepper squid between 3 of us . My main was the garlic hake fish with veg & jasmine rice . Delicious and great Prosecco !

Date of visit: October 2023
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Giggling squid Brighton, General Manager at Giggling Squid - Brighton, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2023

DLDXavier, you've made our day! We're super pleased you had a thai-tastic time at Giggling Squid - Brighton. We hope to See you again soon :) Giggling Squid Brighton Team

Reviewed 23 October 2023

Me and my wife had dinner here to celebrate our first anniversary. The food was very nice. Dumplings and red curry especially. Great service, very nice staff. Offered us a different table when we arrived, which had more leg room. Lovely place.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Giggling squid Brighton, General Manager at Giggling Squid - Brighton, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2023

Thanks for your 5 star review paul 🤩 We're so pleased you enjoyed your experience at Giggling Squid - Brighton. We hope to see you Giggling again soon! Giggling Squid Brighton Team

Reviewed 4 October 2023 via mobile

Great little restaurant in the heart of Brighton lanes. Great selection of food, the food was delicious and full of flavour. Great place to go with friends to eat and chat. Staff were warm and attentive. I wasn't too keen on my cocktail as the...alcohol overpowered any other taste, but other than that we couldn't fault the experience and would recommend a visit to anyone.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Giggling squid Brighton, General Manager at Giggling Squid - Brighton, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2023

Thanks for your 5 star review Companion65377446526 🤩 We're so pleased you enjoyed your experience at Giggling Squid - Brighton. We hope to see you Giggling again soon!

Reviewed 3 October 2023

I know that Giggling Squid Squid is a chain and that the food is somewhat mass produced but the lunch we had was absolutely wonderful. Tasty and very enjoyable, I could not fault it.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Giggling squid Brighton, General Manager at Giggling Squid - Brighton, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2023

Talk about a Thai-rific review! We hope to see you Giggling again soon johngR7903TG. 🦑

Reviewed 19 September 2023

This is a great restaurant staff so friendly ,the food is so tasty and I will be going back whenever possible, would definitely recommend to pay a visit

Date of visit: September 2023
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Giggling squid Brighton, General Manager at Giggling Squid - Brighton, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2023

Wow, what a review! 🙌 That's great to hear Sarah, we'd love to welcome you back again soon! Giggling Squid Brighton Team

Reviewed 17 September 2023 via mobile

Having lived in Thailand we know what good Thai food tastes like and this was most definitely not it. Ordered a green curry which was almost tasteless. When told that Thai food does not normally taste like that the waitress said “ That’s how English...people like it “ …clearly not in every case so it would’ve been nice to be asked how spicy we would like our food. To top things off found a big dark hair in my food so needless to say we would not recommend this “ Thai “ food.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Giggling squid Brighton, General Manager at Giggling Squid - Brighton, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2023

Thanks for letting us know neil - we're so sorry you were left disappointed. If you could please email us directly at Brighton@gigglingsquid.com and include ref number 60884, we will look into this and do our best to put things right. Many thanks, Giggling Squid...More

Reviewed 16 September 2023 via mobile

Loved the food, so fresh and tasty. We had the lunch plates, which is a selection of 4 dishes. Really enjoyed the choice I had a more spicy option, but my sister had the less spicy choice. Attentive staff even though they were busy. Will...be back.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Giggling squid Brighton, General Manager at Giggling Squid - Brighton, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2023

Thanks for your 5 star review StrikingViking-Ash 🤩 We're so pleased you enjoyed your experience at Giggling Squid - Brighton. We hope to see you Giggling again soon!

Reviewed 7 September 2023

It was a lovely sunny evening so people were eating inside and outside and the doors were open which made for a lovely summer vibe. The service was very good - the food was fabulous and very reasonably priced.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Giggling squid Brighton, General Manager at Giggling Squid - Brighton, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2023

Traci, you've made our day! We're super pleased you had a thai-tastic time at Giggling Squid - Brighton. See you again soon!

Reviewed 5 September 2023

thai meal wasn't worth the money small amounts was ill in the morning with bad stomach we think it was a uncooked prawn so a bad experience from pud thai they put tofu which ruined it green curry was ok but not the bestMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Giggling squid Brighton, General Manager at Giggling Squid - Brighton, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2023

Hello ridetheroad, that's not what we like to hear at all - it looks like your meal wasn't up to our usual standard. If you could please email us directly at brighton@gigglingsquid.com and include ref number 60350, we will look into this and do our...More

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