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Giggling Squid

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11 Market Street, Brighton BN1 1HH, England
+44 1273 737373
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12:00 - 21:30
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The food here is absolutely delicious. Choose a beef dish (like the crying beef) for really tender and flavoursome meat or one of the scrumptious curries! The atmosphere was really chilled and we weren't hurried at all. Lovely!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

On a weekend away in Brighton we stopped off in the late afternoon for a bite to eat and wanted to try somewhere different, so we came here! It was very cute and little... very little, but it's what makes it quirky! The food was tasty (I recommend the salt and pepper squid) and the staff were nice. However I... More 

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a fantastic birthday meal out here on a recent trip to Brighton. It was all delicious.. if you love Thai food you need to go here.

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Thank Sarah W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Even the best restaurants have things go wrong, what matters is how it is dealt with. A small incident was dealt with quickly with a generous adjustment to the bill and did not spoil an excellent meal. The salt and pepper squid was to die for. My first visit but I will be back!

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Informal and friendly venue. Interesting menu and food well presented but sadly less interesting in the eating. In particular, was keen to try the lamb massaman and was disappointed by it's toughness

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lunchtime service, in a very quiet restaurant (7 diners in total). The waiting service was slow and generally disinterested. The Thai food isn't particularly well seasoned and a request for addition spice was refused. Reasonable value for money, but that was it's only redeeming feature. I wouldn't return.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best authentic Thai restaurant tucked away in the lanes, this little place is a must every time we visit Brighton.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Book a table for 21:15 Saturday night and it was 21:45 before we were seated at a table after the hostess/manager had given our table away in error. The staff were struggling to keep up with the demand from all the tables, service was slow and we were left waiting for drinks, then to order, our starters to be cleared... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I think it is important to get served a drink almost straightaway when you arrive in a restaurant but we had to wait far too long. We ordered water and two bottles of wine. Eventually they turned up with one bottle of wine and were confused when we said we'd ordered two. The lady then decided the best option was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great alternative for rather unorthodox fans of Thai cuisine. Modern, tapas style and less stinging version. Still, pleases the eye, as well as the palate. Highly recommended while in Brighton. Not 4 everyone - like Tate Modern. Busy, booking advisable.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:30
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Market Street, Brighton BN1 1HH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 737373

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?