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Giggling Squid


30 Thames Street, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1PR

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Giggling Squid Windsor


Conveniently located in the centre of Royal Windsor, Giggling Squid serves innovative and tasty Thai food. Guests will be treated to a lunchtime Thai tapas menu and an extensive evening menu, both of which feature a varied selection of seafood, meat, curry, noodles and stir fry options. 

Designed by founder Pranee Laurillard, the beautiful three-tiered space combines hand-painted framed stencils with bold, floral wallpaper and panelling, which add a splash of defining colour. Stunning light fixtures, plush seating and soft leather banquettes create a stylish yet welcoming setting.

Brand new tapas dishes at lunch include Delicious Thai Chicken Wings, packed full of flavour these chicken wings are a perfect small plate treat. Other new tapas dishes include Samui Zingy Prawns and Som Tam Papaya Salad, fresh sweet papaya with a vibrant dressing of fresh chilli, cherry tomatoes, dried shrimp, Thai garlic and fish sauce.  A must-try ‘Big Dish’ is the Home Comfort Beef & Aubergine, a simple yet satisfying minced beef stir fry.
On the evening menu, new starters include founder Pranee Laurillard’s favourite, Big Flavour Mushroom Larb, a speciality from Isan Province, juicy, exotic mushrooms tossed in a power-punch of fresh mint, dried chilli flakes, ground toasted rice and shallots. Other must-tries include Crunchy Duck & Lychee Bites, crispy discs of toasted rice topped with succulent duck, star fruit and sweet lychee alongside the Betel Leaf & Ginger Lime Salmon Morsels of salmon pieces nestled in lemongrass, lime cubes (skin on!), ginger and roasted shredded coconut wrapped in Betel leaf. 
The mains are split into ‘From the Water’, ‘From the Land’ and a selection of delicious stir fries, curries and noodles.  Highlights include Chubby Cheek Pork, soaked in ginger, black pepper and palm sugar then slow-cooked and served with vegetable relish; Pad Cha, a popular Thai seafood stir fry with a fiery flavour combination of pounded chilli, garlic and thinly sliced krachai and fresh peppercorns thrown in a flaming wok. The Golden Bamboo & Chicken Bowl is bound to be a big hit with tender chicken with crunchy bamboo shoots, coconut tips, fresh green peppercorns and fresh turmeric gives this dish a vibrant yellow colour.
The Little Tapas for Little Hands menu also has some exciting additions for adventurous palates.  Kids can choose two small plates for £5.99 with options including Pork Dumplings; Spring Rolls; a little bowl of Mild Chicken Massaman Curry and Chicken Fried Rice.  Puddings include Roti with condensed milk and a sprinkling of sugar and Fruity Ice Lollies for an additional £1.99. 

Owned by Thai-born Pranee Laurillard and her husband Andy, Giggling Squid – the nickname of one of their three children – was founded in the basement of a tiny fisherman’s cottage, now the Brighton restaurant, where dreams of replicating a taste of home became a reality. The couple opened their first site in Hove in 2009 and have gone on to establish a strong reputation for authentic Thai cooking with an emphasis on signature curries and coastal specialities.

'We’re delighted to call Windsor home, a town with such a rich history and beauty! We’re proud of our restaurant and we look forward to welcoming residents and visitors to enjoy a Giggling Squid experience’ Pranee Laurillard.



  • Designated parking provided for guests with disabilities
  • Toilets for disabled visitors


  • Cater for vegetarians
  • Meals served all day
  • Serve evening meal
  • Serve lunch
  • Take away food
  • Take away service
  • Vegetarians catered for

Children & Infants

  • Children's menu
  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome

Establishment Features

  • Booking required
  • Open all year round
  • Open Christmas - Open 12-4 on Christmas Day

Parking & Transport

  • Railway station within walking distance

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre

Special Offers

  • This summer, Giggling Squid Windsor are offering parents with children one free glass of Prosecco when they order from the new lunch menu.

    Ts and Cs:

    • One free glass of Prosecco per adult when dining in.

    • Only valid at Giggling Squid in Windsor.

    • Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer and cannot be exchanged for the cash value.

    • Quote ‘Visit Windsor’, valid from 24th July to 4th September 2019 (Summer holiday dates for Windsor & Maidenhead).

    More offers like this - Food & Drink Offers



TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4 of 5 stars
    • Service
      4.5 of 5 stars
    • Value
      4 of 5 stars
    • Food
      4.5 of 5 stars
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    Recent Reviews:

    • Smallgoat
      New Delhi, India
      Trip Type:
      A pleasant surprise when ordering in
      4 of 5 stars
      Friday, 5th July 2019
      I was pleasantly surprised to find such flavourful and rich Thai curries at Giggling Squid. We ordered in the food, it arrived pretty quickly. Portion size was large (but allow one main per person... Read full review
    • blueboy111
      Studland Bay, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Dramatic drop in quality
      2 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 6th July 2019
      Have been maybe 30 times to GS Windsor. Either the chef has changed, management have changed or they just don't give a sh** anymore but the quality has dropped to poor. Sticky chicken has arrived... Read full review
    • cpatel84
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Love Giggling Squid
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 11th July 2019
      Love this restaurant, food is ALWAYS so good. The Marlow branch is the best due to service but food is always the same. I’ve recommended this restaurant to so many people and everyone has loved it. Read full review

    Map & Directions

    Opening Times

    Open (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
    Monday - Thursday12:00 - 22:00
    Friday - Saturday12:00 - 22:30
    Sunday12:00 - 21:30

    * Open 12-4pm on Christmas Day.

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