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“A good brand, well executed needs to promote itself more”

Giggling Squid Harpenden
Ranked #37 of 93 Restaurants in Harpenden
Price range: US$13 - US$39
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Reviewed 12 November 2018

I like the Giggling Squid brand and they have fitted out the building really well. Service was ok if not great, but I have been a couple of times and the restaurant has lacked atmosphere perhaps because it’s not full?

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Mark W
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Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Food was ok. We’ve been there a few times. The maitre de was rude unhelpful unsmiling and try to make things difficult by saying they have no table at 4:30pm. When we looked around there were many empty tables!! We wee saved by the loveliest hostess called Amy who was full of smile, friendly and most helpful yet professional. Amy, you’re awesome and made the restaurant a better place to dine in.

Date of visit: October 2018
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GigglingSquid, Manager at Giggling Squid Harpenden, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

Thank you taking the time to write a review. Our sincere apologies the service was unwelcoming initially. We will address this as a matter of urgency. We will also pass your thanks on to Amy.

Kind regards
Giggling Squid

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Reviewed 7 November 2018

Tuesday 6 November. Noisy. Disappointing food at above average price and below average service. Will not be returning.

Date of visit: November 2018
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Thank A3060YElaura
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Reviewed 2 November 2018

I reserved a table for a party of 6 last weekend. We were celebrating two little boys upcoming 2nd birthdays.

We were seated promptly and ordered some prawn crackers for the table so the toddlers could start eating something.

The décor is beautiful and adds a touch of class.

We ordered the boys mains and some starters which were all delicious. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the duck spring rolls and the salt and pepper squid. Our friends spoke very highly of their starter platter too.

We gave it a while before ordering our main. The service was great. We didn't feel rushed and the team were very patient and non-judgmental when the boys became rowdy. In fact, when we apologised for the noise, they said they weren't concerned about the noise, as children are children but wanted to know if we were happy with our meals.

Our mains were just as delicious as the starters. A friend ordered the massaman curry but asked for it to be hot. It had just the right amount of heat which didn't mask the beautiful, aromatic flavours.

In terms of price - we didn't think it was overpriced. The portions are perfect and the quality is great.

We walked away with the takeaway menu. I'm planning on getting a takeaway in the next few weeks and hope the quality of the food is just as great.

We will also be back to dine in again.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Thank Kara46
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GigglingSquid, Manager at Giggling Squid Harpenden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

Thank you so much for the lovely review. We are so pleased you, your guests an especially the boys had a great time. Enjoy the takeaway when you order it and we hope to see you back in the restaurant soon.

Kind regards
Giggling Squid

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Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

I was looking forward to trying this and love Thai food. However, the food wasn’t great and was expensive.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 163anon
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