Centrally located on Market Square in Salisbury, Giggling Squid serves delicious, authentic Thai cuisine in a stylish yet relaxed environment. Dishes are freshly prepared from scratch in the kitchen by master Thai chefs and showcase the diverse flavours of the country. Open for lunch and dinner, the 120 cover site appeals to couples and groups of friends, office workers and families looking for great tasting food at sensible prices.
The Giggling Squid menu offers a selection of seafood, meat, curry and stir fry options. Salisbury serves the renowned Giggling Squid Thai tapas lunch menu featuring an array of small plates such as Duck in baby leaf canapes; Seared scallop with spicy lime dressing; Thai pork dumplings; and Papaya salad. There is also a range of Tapas ‘tasting sets’ on offer priced between £9.75 and £11.95, each with a curated selection of dishes which perfectly complement each other. Choose from the Hungry Squid, the Wealthy Squid or Two Giggling Squids! The two dish meal combi, priced at £6.95, offers fantastic value for lunch time guests.
The evening menu includes staples such as Thai green curry; Massaman chicken curry or for the more adventurous, the spicy Tropical jungle curry, combined with showstoppers like ‘Stand up seabass’ (a crispy golden fillet standing on its tail with peanut, fresh chilli, shallots, lime, lemongrass and ginger) or the ‘Crying Beef’, a North East Thailand special of grilled sirloin accompanied with spicy dipping sauce. And of course there are some tasty squid dishes on offer, including the signature Salt and pepper squid. Those looking for something lighter can opt for steamed dishes and salads such as the Ginger soy scallop (served in shells and steamed with soy sauce, sliced ginger, spring onion and shiitake mushroom) and Thai beef salad.
For the perfect sweet hit, guests can tuck into desserts like Caramelised mango cake or Chocolate Feuillantine, as well as a range of ice cream and sorbets including black sesame, rose yogurt and mint and lychee made to request by the owners’ favourite little ice cream shop.
Families can also take advantage of the Little Tapas menu, designed for children and featuring smaller versions of popular dishes including Chicken satay and Pad Thai.
Much loved by locals, fans compliment the restaurant for having the “feel” of a one-off independent, rather than a mass “produced” chain.
- Serve evening meal
- Serve lunch
- In town/city centre
Map & Directions
Public Transport Directions
10 minute walk from Salisbury railway station.
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Travelers Choice 2020
- Very Good233
- Foxymama1Keighley, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesPlenty of giggles and quids spentThursday, 29th October 2020We booked this place simply on the inventive name of the restaurant. We were not disappointed. The staff were very friendly and recommended dishes to us, which again didn't disappoint. The food was... Read full review
- lucyswiggsExeter, United KingdomTrip Type:FamilySaturday nightSunday, 1st November 2020Ate here on Saturday night with my parents. Lots of covid procedures followed. The staff were fantastic throughout - especially the 2 managers. The decor was also lovely and allowed social distancing... Read full review
- Susieq0506Trip Type:FamilyDaughters B’dayWednesday, 17th February 2021Order take away on line for 7.00pm. Kept waiting for over 30mins in freezing cold outside (covid). Many other people waiting. No apologies or explanation why we we’re kept so long, even when served... Read full review