Giggling Squid Thai Restaurant Chain, Big on Tapas
The Longer Read Giggling Squid started life, before recent expansion, as a highly successful Brighton Thai restaurant. Hats off to the owners, who mortgaged their home to kick off the original. It would be wrong to say that they have been lucky but on the other hand, they did, famously, find a £20,000 stash of vintage wines in a cellar when they opened up in Windsor.
The basic concept is Thai. Lunch features tapas sets, the regular, evening menu includes soup, skin-on duck, stir fries, noodles and curries. Sample prices: Duck Confit £15.50, Sticky Chicken Stir Fry £9.95.Tapas around the £4.50-£.95 mark.
The restaurant is now a chain, aiming to grow to 30 or so sites around the UK. Giggling Squid joins Cote and The Ivy as chain restaurants in the Montpellier area of Cheltenham.
Industry articles about Giggling Squid these days are more likely to mention Grant Thornton or branding than the food, so make no mistake, it’s your cash they’re after, but hopefully there is some tasty food to be had along the way. Look forward to trying it.