Mon - Thurs: 12pm - 10pm
Fri - Sat: 12pm - 10:30pm
Sunday: 12pm - 9pm
- Disabled Access
- Free WiFi
- Outdoor Seating
- Families and Children Welcome
About Giggling Squid Harpenden
The New Thai Restaurant Giggling Squid is a Thai food sensation. The simple, rustic, fresh food of Thailand. From street food to coastal specialties. Eat at Giggling Squid for startling flavours, amazing colours, and original textures.
Best restaurant for Thai food Everything is cooked from scratch by Thai chefs. Where practical ingredients are sourced locally. We have a love of seafood, and we have a wide range of dishes beyond that.
The best Thai food For lunchtime eating, our tasting 'sets' or our Thai tapas. An excellent way to try lots of different dishes in one go.
Overall this was our first visit to the restaurant and sadly we won't be rushing back. It was a very early evening reservation and the restaurant was almost empty and yet despite requesting a nice table as it was a birthday celebration (it was on my request via the website) the table we were given was right next to where a huge pallet full of drinks was being unloaded. The food was mediocre (the beef ribs had very little beef and the sticky chicken was really quite spicy which my daughter didn't enjoy). I found the service OK but our order didn't come at the same time (there were only 3 of us). Overall it was a disappointing evening but a few small touches would have made a big difference.
Great for a casual family meal. Lots for everyone to choose from.
Fabulous service and delicious food.
Lovely venue and food tasty and well presented
Wonderful food, attentive and helpful staff and a good atmosphere
Nice food and location. Had lunch but was disappointed with portion size. Left still feeling hungry. Nice to try but don’t think I bother doing back for lunch other restaurant in Harpenden are better value.
We were a group; of 5 ladies and had a fabulous evening. The food was delicious, service great all in all a great restaurant - I will be back
It was a lovely restaurant, we went we our 8 year old son, and the staff were lovely to him, would def recommend and def will be going back.
very enjoyable evening - lovely food
The food was nice although we found our 'one chilli' indicated dish too spicy! I was surprised and a little disappointed that the tapas menu is only available at lunchtime but the evening menu has a good selection of dishes. The service was good, not too rushed or too slow.
Fabulous decor - so lovely! Excellent food and great service - you can always rely on both at the Giggling Squid.
Good service, really nice space. Had the beef in chilli/lime - sounded great but was pretty poor (and expensive because of it) - the beef wasn't very rare, it looked bought in, the cut wasn't very good, and the dressing was just too raw. The sea bass in thai sauce (main) also felt bought in. The sauce was ok, but I was expected some nice fish, freshly battered. It felt out the freezer, breaded. Again not the cheapest option and a real let down. Would visit again but choose options that would be better value/fresh.
We had a lovely evening , fab food and service . Will definitely return
Dreadful background music; just a regular thumping sound. Exactly the opposite of the ambience you have designed throughout the restaurant, and very distracting.
Very good quality food. Service a bit inattentive
Fantastic birthday lunch!!
Too much rice and very little of what we ordered. I had 3 prawns in my main course. Taste was good. Still confused about booking for dinner, nothing available according to booking site, however as we were leaving at 6.50 no other diners.
Loved the building. Food was good for a quick lunch- not sure about the tofu pieces in the pad thai but I guess that's just personal choice/
Friendly atmosphere, excellent service, great menu
The food was absolutely delicious: everything we ordered was reallly good. Our waitress was also very attentive. We will definitely be going back.
Lovely food. Great service. Beautiful setting.
We had a lovely evening, but it was quite expensive and so loud! The acoustics aren’t very good in that space unfortunately. The waitress couldn’t even hear to take our order and my husband received a latte at the end of his meal instead of an Americano because she was relying on lip reading! Would still go back though, maybe try lunch!
Delicious food and loved that it’s tapas style as you get to try lots of things. Friendly and attentive staff. Excited to visit again.
Lovely lunch with my Wife
Lovely healthy food, week presented and great flavours. Pleasant decor. A tiny bit noisy but that's a small price for price of the buzz and atmosphere of this successful restaurant.