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Giggling Squid

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57-59 Calverley Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN1 2UY, England
+44 1892 545499
Today
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not the first time I've visited but probably the last. Good isn't bad but it's such a rushed service that you feel a little cheated. Pre prepared - the only way it could be thrown out that quickly! Thai red curry had no flavour, egg fried rice contained frozen veg. Not cheap either so would expect better. Out of six... More 

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Thank Paula F
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Gigglign Squid in Tunbridge Wells is a breath of fresh air. The restaurant is on the smaller side, catering to probably under 50 at full capacity. You should book online or by phone to avoid disappointment because this is a local favourite for many. I have been here multiple times with colleagues, friends and family, and everytime it has been... More 

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Thank Nicole B
East Sussex
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great atmosphere good food and good service. Lots of wine and mixed dishes with cocktails £50 per head was not too bad. Offer good fixed price menu for lunches and dinner

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Thank Webberlus
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good atmosphere, good service and lovely food. We have often been here for lunch which is always good but this was the first time we had tried the evening menu. The food was lovely and plentiful. We will definitely be back.

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Thank KMN34
Reading, United Kingdom
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180 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited on New Year's Eve as part of a large party. We had preordered from a small set menu. The food was atrocious. I had sea beam which was barely edible ( I left three quarters of it). My husband had lamb shank that looked terrible, was tough and greasy. He left most of it. Service was so-so. Yes... More 

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Heathfield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having booked on line we were made to feel that we didn't have a booking. We stood at the entrance whilst there was a long discussion in a language other than English. No attempt was made to explain anything to us. Eventually we sat down. Service was ok but the woman at the front desk made no effort to welcome... More 

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Tunbridge Wells, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely decor, friendly staff and tasty food, but a very simple evening meal for two came to nearly £65. For this we shared a starter, had two mains, one shared rice and two glasses of wine. We also said yes when offered prawn crackers and these were added to the bill at £3.50, as was a service charge. We had... More 

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

About our 10th visit, prefer lunchtime menu as good value especially the 4 portions to a plate deal. My crispy squid was perhaps the best i've ever tasted, including in Asia. Massaman curry is excellent with the lamb melting in the mouth. Beats Sucheera in my humble opinion

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Thank gruzzleTonbridge
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Still a very good place to go for lunch or an evening meal. Lunch better value. Good service, prompt and efficient. Food exceptionally tasty, especially the salt and pepper squid. Tapas selections very nice as you get a variation. Recommended.

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Thank Valerie-Parry
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

family lunch at Giggling Squid. Had a lovely meal with great food and service. We all had a different tapas menu and they were all excellent. Meal was very reasonably priced and would recommend thoroughly

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Thai
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57-59 Calverley Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN1 2UY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Royal Tunbridge Wells
  • Phone Number: +44 1892 545499

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