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:
- Certificate of Excellence 2019
- Very Good230
- SJC94Ashford, United KingdomTrip Type:Friends getawayA Pleasant ChangeSaturday, 22nd February 2020Good range of Thai food beautifully presented and of good quality. Note they add the service charge to the bill but it does state it is discretionary. Read full review
- 964SarahLWest Dean, Salisbury, United KingdomTrip Type:FamilyDisappointing and expensiveSaturday, 22nd February 2020Has it changed ownership? It’s gone downhill since our last visit. This was a birthday celebration for my daughter and sadly we left pretty disappointed. To be charged 10% on the bill for not the... Read full review
- BleexxxSalisbury, United KingdomNice but not that authenticTuesday, 10th March 2020If you love Thai food then this rather novel concept chain will frustrate you - if, however, you quite like Thai food (rather than loving it) it is a great way to be introduced to the cuisine and/or... Read full review