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Giggling Squid


30 Thames Street, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1PR

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Giggling Squid Thai restaurant, 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. 

The renowned Giggling Squid Thai tapas lunch menu offers an array of small plates, including the signature Salt and pepper squid. There is also a range of tasting sets on offer with a selection of four carefully curated dish combinations. The extensive evening menu includes popular Giggling staples such as Duck spring roll and Lamb shank Massaman, alongside exciting showstoppers such as the Black pepper soft shell crab; Thai-style cod and Crying Beef (grilled sirloin marinated in Thai herbs and accompanied by a spice dipping sauce).

Families can also take advantage of the ‘Little Tapas for Little People’ menu. Designed to encourage children to be more adventurous with their food choices, the menu features smaller versions of popular dishes including Chicken satay and Pad Thai.

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.

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 Mother’s Day (Sunday 31st March), treat mum to something she wants all year round – a delicious meal she doesn’t have to cook herself surrounded by her family!

    It’s not just the beautiful setting, cosy atmosphere and delicious food that would be enjoyed but the chance of winning a GOLDEN TICKET, disguised in a Mother’s Day card. One mum at every Giggling Squid across the country will be the lucky winner of a £50 voucher to use on her next visit.

    From crowd-pleasing lunchtime tapas to delicious curries, stir-fry, rice and noodles, Giggling Squid’s menu lends itself to the distinct sharing culture of Thailand, which is perfect for a family occasion. How about the ‘Hungry Squid’ (£10.95) with Chicken Green Curry, Handmade Chicken Satay, Mixed Vegetable Stir Fry and Jasmine Rice or the ‘Wealthy Squid’ (£11.95) with Lamb Massaman Curry, Shredded Duck Spring Rolls, Fish Cake and Jasmine Rice. A dedicated “little tapas for little people” menu is also available and guaranteed to ensure smiles all round.

    Evening dishes are also a tasty affair with the Black Pepper Soft Shell Crab, Roast Duck Salad with Pomelo Salad and Salmon Penang amongst a plethora of spiced offerings.

    A one-stop ‘shop’, Giggling Squid will make you the favourite child.

    • All mothers will be given a Mother’s Day card, one of which will contain the Golden Ticket, which will be a £50 gift voucher for Giggling Squid to be redeemed within one year of receiving. It will not be available on the day.
    • One Golden Ticket will be available at every restaurant and only on Sunday 31st March. Winners will be chosen at random.
    • All prizes are non-refundable, non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for any cash alternative.

    More offers like this - Mother's Day Offers



    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

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    • Value
      4.5 of 5 stars
    • Food
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    Recent Reviews:

    • angele1965
      Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Early dinner
      4 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 10th March 2019
      I love Thai food and have enjoyed the Giggling Squid in different towns. We were not disappointed. We had the Tapas selection which was still the lunch menu at 5pm. We enjoyed the wealthy squid, the... Read full review
    • Tim J
      Windsor and Maidenhead, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Great evening in Windsor
      4 of 5 stars
      Monday, 11th March 2019
      Popped in for dinner, great location opposite the castle. Good value Thai food and first time at this chain. Excellent welcome and service from the waitress. would reccomend. Read full review
    • TamCat
      Trip Type:
      Excellent service with good food
      4 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 13th March 2019
      We popped in before going to the theatre and had a lovely meal. The food was very good and the menu offered many many options. However the stars of this restaurants are the staff members, some of the... Read full review

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    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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