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Asian, Thai
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I have visited this restaurant before and was unimpressed with he quality of the food. I year later, I decided to give it another chance. Very little has changed. My Pad Thai was gloopy, tasted like it had been reheated and not built up from...fresh ingredients. Bland flavour and tasteless. All srvered up like warm on cold plates. I also ordered a roti, which was greasy, part cook, and equally undesirable. The chef needs changing as a matter or urgency before things will improve. You need a competent chef with cabaility and passion for his cooking. The restaurant was relatively empty, just a few tables being occupied, probably say's it all. Not all GS are the same. The one in Beaconsfield is outstanding. Please drive the extra distance you will be amazed.More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Marlow Giggling Squid, General Manager at Giggling Squid - Marlow, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hey Winebuffs, Looks like your experience at Giggling Squid - Marlow wasn't up to our usual standard. Food quality is of the utmost importance to us and ensuring that guests are served food that meets their expectations is the least we aspire to. Please rest...More

Reviewed 2 March 2024 via mobile

Booked a table at 5pm for 4 people, arrived to find very few people in the restaurant. We ordered drinks with starters which arrived 20mins later, then ordered mains which did not arrive, asked why to find out my wife’s meals was not available ....My daughter’s kids meal did arrive but others did not. We left due to poor service due to understaffing ! We went to Cote Brasserie ! We paid for our drinks and starters before we left. We will not return!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Marlow Giggling Squid, General Manager at Giggling Squid - Marlow, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2024

Hello BananaDug, we're sorry to hear you've had a disappointing experience with us at Giggling Squid - Marlow. We'd love the chance to learn where we went wrong and fix this. If you could please drop us an email directly at marlow@gigglingsquid.com and quote ref...More

Reviewed 25 February 2024

Great good, waiting staff fantastic. The manager wasnt great, it was so busy and she just sat on her phone and not helping out!!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 18 February 2024

Lovely restaurant but the double sea bass curty was extremely fishy, not mild as one would expect with this fish. When mentioned to the very nice waitress we were told ' the kitchen says it's deep-fried, not marinated that's why it seems more fishy '....We accepted that at the time but on reflection , this seems VERY unlikely- I eat sea bass all the time at home and it's never so pungent. I think it was a different fish or slightly off. Not pleasant at all , feeling rather fobbed off...More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Marlow Giggling Squid, General Manager at Giggling Squid - Marlow, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2024

Hi H5631OMcarolinet, we're sorry to see you didn't enjoy your experience with us at Giggling Squid - Marlow. If you could please contact us directly at marlow@gigglingsquid.com, we will be able to look into this further and resolve ASAP. Please quote ref 67972 in your...More

Reviewed 15 February 2024

Lovely clean restaurant, bright and airy, however the starter choices were limited as they had run out of satay starter and golden money bags too! Shame really but apart from that, swift efficient service from start to finish!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 14 February 2024

I love this restaurant. The first time I went was years ago and I remember thinking then that it was the best Thai food I've had outside of Thailand. And on my recent visit it didn't disappoint. Food is amazing, service and atmosphere great. It...is expensive but where isn't these days. The portion sizes could be a little bigger.. but I think that might be because they are so nice I want to eat more. We had three starters between 2 adults and a main each and were both very full. If you like Thai food, you need to try this restaurant, it is LUSH!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Marlow Giggling Squid, General Manager at Giggling Squid - Marlow, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2024

Thanks for your 5 star review JAJD76 🤩 We're so pleased you enjoyed your experience at Giggling Squid - Marlow. We hope to see you Giggling again soon!

Reviewed 4 February 2024

Amazing food I nearly always have the same either Pad Thai or red Thai curry and this time it was the latter and it was delicious ! The service was really good too ! Nice glass of Pinot Grigio....perfect Highly recommend The Giggling Squid in...Marlow it's well worth a visitMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 20 January 2024 via mobile

We love Thai food but I felt the food was very average. Salt and pepper squid was really nice. But rest of the food didn’t feel authentic. Service was ok but not great. Both my husband and I were incredibly thirsty after the meal. So...sadly not a hit for usMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 19 November 2023

A great location in the centre of Marlow. Ideal for combining high quality independent shopping and somewhere a bit different to eat - the Giggling Squid. Excellent Thai food in this centuries old building. Ideal for people who are less than 6ft tall as there...are plenty of low beams - all well flagged up so no problems if you keep a sharp lookout. The choice of food was sufficient varied to suit every taste. The staff were so very helpful and efficient. They will explain the dishes and advise according to your particular tastes. Our lunch lasted almost three hours - as we hadn't seen our friends for nearly 12 months. The pace was just right and we all felt we had all had a really special treat. We tried a sister one in Henley last year - this was even better - although quality of staff just as high.. Check on the web as there could be a branch near you. Will be back next year if not before.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 16 November 2023

This was, without any shadow of doubt, the finest Thai food I have ever eaten. I was absolutely blown away by the freshness of the food and quality of the flavours and coupled with the beautiful environment and superb service, this really turned an ordinary...Thursday evening into a very special night.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 11 November 2023 via mobile

Service, food, atmosphere on point as always! For a Wednesday night it was really busy which is a sign of how good everything is here in the Marlow Giggling squid!

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 15 October 2023

The Massaman Vegan curry at the Giggling Squid was one of the best flavoured meals I have had. After living in Thailand for 6 years, this came a wonderful treat and reminded me just how lovely the Thai food is. The staff were great and...we enjoyed speaking Thai. I wish I lived near by, but can't wait to visit again.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Marlow Giggling Squid, General Manager at Giggling Squid - Marlow, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2023

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

Reviewed 1 October 2023

Lovely food, friendly staff. One of our fav’! Never disappointing.Would definitely recommend!👍🏻👍🏻

Date of visit: September 2023
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Marlow Giggling Squid, General Manager at Giggling Squid - Marlow, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2023

Thanks for your 5 star review Y4968LKstefl66 🤩 We're so pleased you enjoyed your experience at Giggling Squid - Marlow. We hope to see you Giggling again soon!

Reviewed 28 September 2023 via mobile

A really quirky little restaurant with very low (5’7”) ceilings. The food was fantastic. Much more than your usual high street Thai. The staff could have been a little more attentive but to be fair it was very busy. Not surprisingly as the locals obviously...love itMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Marlow Giggling Squid, General Manager at Giggling Squid - Marlow, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2023

Great to hear your Giggling Squid delivery was thai-rific EJFanjo! See you Giggling again soon!

Reviewed 26 September 2023 via mobile

Walked in here with no booking and no expectations.. the food was so gos and the staff were also..I honestly can’t Saha bad word and will be going back 100%

Date of visit: September 2023
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Marlow Giggling Squid, General Manager at Giggling Squid - Marlow, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2023

Thanks for your 5 star review 19752020 🤩 We're so pleased you enjoyed your experience at Giggling Squid - Marlow. We hope to see you Giggling again soon!

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Just past it (if G. S. is on your right) there is a car park on the left that is free from 7p.m.
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Hello Tracy, It will depend on the availability of the chosen night but we do have space for parties of this size. Please call the restaurant and the team will be able to guide you further. Thanks for your question!
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Giggling Squid - Marlow is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4