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Opening date announced for Giggling Squid

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The new Giggling Squid branch in Wokingham's town centre. It will open at the end of November

THE OPENING date has been announced for Giggling Squid, a new Thai restaurant in Wokingham’s town centre.

Taking over the unit vacated when Cleaver left Wokingham, Giggling Squid will be serving Thai cuisine in The Plaza, off Denmark Street, from Wednesday, December 8.

The chain was established in 2002 and promises to bring a combination of bold Thai flavours and authentic cooking techniques to the borough.

The new restaurant will cater for up to 135 people, and food will be prepared on site.
On the menu will be lunchtime tapas to delicious curries, street food, salads, rice and noodles, with an emphasis on the sharing culture of Thailand.

For children there will be a dedicated “little tapas for little people” menu.

This will be the 19th branch of Giggling Squid and the first for Berkshire.

Opening hours

It will open daily from noon, closing at 10pm Monday to Thursday, 10.30pm Friday and Saturday and 9.30pm on Sundays.

Takeaways will be available for those who want to dine Thai but not eat in.

Owned by Thai-born Pranee Laurillard and her husband Andrew, the Giggling Squid restaurant group takes its name from a nickname given to one of their three children.

It was founded in the basement of a tiny fisherman’s cottage which is now the Brighton restaurant.

For more details on the planned restaurant, or to get a sneak preview of the menu, visit

Article updated November 10: The launch date has changed to Wednesday, December 8 from the previously published November 30. 

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