We are always looking for somewhere new to try for dinner with the children – so when Giggling Squid Billericay got in touch and asked if we would like to come down and review their family dining options we all jumped at the chance of giving this Thai favourite a go.
Giggling Squid Billericay
Set in the uber convenient location of Billericay High St, parking outside is free after 6pm, this large yet cosy restaurant is already a firm favourite with the Essex locals.
We visited on Monday evening (mainly as that was our wedding anniversary and we thought it would be nice to do something to mark the occasion) and while Giggling Squid Billericay wasn’t full, it was certainly busier than I expected for an early midweek table.
The Giggling Squid Billericay staff were fantastic – great with the children and extremely helpful when offering advice on what were the best choices for me as a vegetarian (I was offered the addition of Tofu in my Vegetable curry – and they even asked if I was actually Vegan to double check that the dish was suitable).
The children’s menu is not only reasonably priced (£5.95& an additional £2 for dessert), but it’s also designed in a tapas style so that they can have two main dishes and a choice of rice; meaning the girls had four (huge) dishes and rice to share between them – which is great when they are trying new things!
The Giggling Squid Billericay adult menu was so packed full of great Thai classics (plus lots of other dishes we hadn’t discovered before) that ordering just one each was quite a challenge. I’d recommend the tempura vegetables to start and my meat-eating husband loved his Red Thai Curry!
The dishes served at Giggling Squid Billericay were ample – none of us went hungry at all – and it was very well priced considering the quality of food and service on offer.
We will certainly go back to Giggling Squid Billericay, both with the children and without. The large restaurant looked like it would have a lively atmosphere at the weekends so I think it would make a good venue for date nights and dinner with friends as well as being a family friendly restaurant. Lunchtimes also look great at Giggling Squid Billericay as they offer all meals on a tapas style basis, great for sharing with friends and for trying lots of new dishes.
Thank you, Giggling Squid Billericay, for such a wonderful family evening – we look forward to seeing you again soon.