We take a trip for some Thai in West Bridgford...
Boasting the likes of The Botanist, La Storia and Escabeche, West Bridgford has a reputation for its thriving restaurant scene. But still, I don’t often eat in this side of Nottingham. So, it was a pleasant change when I was invited for a birthday party meal at Giggling Squid - the Thai restaurant located on Bridgford Road.
Part of a wider chain, I wasn’t sure what to expect when stepping into the restaurant, and I must admit I was a little afraid there’d be a soulless atmosphere. Yet this couldn’t be further from the truth, and I was instantly greeted by a selection of friendly staff. Likewise, the interior of the restaurant was beautiful, and the food equally impressive.
Packed with fragrant flavours, a great team of servers and a wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks too, you can’t go wrong
Sharing the spicy prawn crackers to start, I perused the (very large) menu and tried to make up my mind, finally settling on the One Giggling Squid Tapas Set. Boasting four different dishes in one, this was a great way to try mini versions of their larger menu items and it’s a decision I’m very happy with. Sleeping Honey Duck, Cashew Stir Fry, Spring Rolls and Jasmine Rice: each dish was seemingly more delicious than the last, and all for just over £12. Though the Honey Duck really did stand out as my favourite.
Looking around at the plates of my fellow diners, every single dish looked great and there were plenty of positive reviews all round. Next time, the Lamb Shank Massam (which I stole a bite of) is definitely going to be on my agenda. But in the meantime, I absolutely recommend you try the restaurant yourself. Packed with fragrant flavours, a great team of servers and a wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks too, you can’t go wrong.
70 Bridgford Road, West Bridgford, NG2 6AP
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