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Giggling Squid Bury St Edmunds

21 Abbeygate Street, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1UN, England
+44 1284 766373
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“thai food” (59 reviews)
“red curry” (9 reviews)
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Thai, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
21 Abbeygate Street, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1UN, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Been in here this evening 16th of July had a fab meal service is brilliant very attentive too your needs and the restaurant is very clean and well presented the food was amazing no complaints at all well worth a Visit

Thank jane_hill3
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have eaten at the Norwich restaurant which was lovely so thought would give Bury at go too. Friendly welcoming staff, beautiful decor all round and food was delicious. Dumplings and duck spring rolls being my favourite. Eaten in many Thai restaurants and this has...More

Thank Katemjuk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here with one of my girls for a glass of wine and some food to chat and catch up and it was lovely, the food was superb and we had some sharing starters too. Restaurant was a lot busier and bigger than we thought,...More

Thank Alicia G
Reviewed 1 week ago

A lot bigger than it appears from outside, the choices on the menu were plentiful. The food was excellent not too large a portion and the rice portions only just enough especially for the price. Very comfortable but I think it was a bit too...More

Thank Kjc460
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food is just basic nothing special but there prices are ridiculous a 500mm bottle of lager beer over £7 and a small bottle nearly £4 THAI food is always expensive and this restaurant is no different and the portions are very small as well ....More

Thank Richard R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The salt and pepper tapas and the crispy paw maew was very good. The crispy paw maee is fried watermelon leaf with peanut sause. The Tom yum noodle was very yummy too. Only catch is, they will charge you 10% service charge which is acceptable...More

Thank vinodhks
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

10% service charge is added to thr bill which they don't make you aware of...food was great but service was unfriendly and would not have tipped 10%

Thank jimmyp6662018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely a must if you’re visiting Bury St Ed’s, the choice of dishes is amazing and the food was well presented, delicious and all served by professional friendly staff, will be back.

Thank chatelaine2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great location. Superb service and great food. Everyone fully enjoyed the meal. Nice of the staff to do balloons and cake as well Going back - hell yes

Thank David R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very stylish restaurant with a great team. Staff were extremely friendly and had good knowledge about the brilliant menu. We were a bit disappointed with the ‘passion fruit Bellini’ as you couldn’t taste the passion fruit very much, too much prosseco not enough purée....More

Thank George B
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23 April 2017|
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Response from Terry K | Reviewed this property |
I remember doors on cabinets as sides having the intentional "weathered" rubbed off paint look..... Not sure if this is what they mean, but it was clean and looked nice to me. But I won't go back to eat. Go to BSE on a... More
9 January 2017|
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Response from yngsally | Reviewed this property |
I sat on a sofabench along the left hand wall when I visited and that was fully cushioned. Therefore I would suggest asking for these seats when booking - the food and ambience is well worth it in my opinion
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Abbeygate Street, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1UN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Bury St Edmunds
  • Phone Number: +44 1284 766373
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What a lovely town! The church and the ruin are stunning. At the back of the church, only yards away from the main street, there’s a hidden oasis of calm. It’s so tranquil! I love stopping into it when I’m visiting Bury St Edmunds. We feel so lucky to have had such a warm, friendly reception to our Thai restaurant here. This Giggling Squid is definitely one of our most beautiful. The glass room at the back is so popular. It’s light and relaxing, just like sitting in a conservatory. I’m open to suggestions of where I can get big plant pots as the ones I ordered never turned up!
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