In the past couple of months, Windsor has played host to two Royal weddings, but more importantly, Dickie and I’s date night. Date nights are a fairly new thing for us, having had two babies in fairly quick succession, it’s fair to say our social life has taken a bit of a beating. However, we’re getting back on an even keel and whilst I previously (and foolishly) thought that time away from the girls was selfish, I now see that if we’re happy, they’re happy – everyone’s a winner.
When I was contacted by the team at Giggling Squid to let me know that they were opening a restaurant in Windsor, I couldn’t wait to check it out. Thai is my favourite food and so I needed no encouragement for us to get our hungry bellies down there.
For those of you who aren’t aware of the Giggling Squid brand, it was started by a husband and wife in their basement flat in Brighton (which is now one of their restaurants, how cool is that?!). They began by creating scrumptious Thai tapas dishes (which still make up much of their lunch menu) but have since expanded out into authentic and delicious larger plates for the evening menu.
The Windsor restaurant was everything that I expected of Giggling Squid, passionate and friendly staff, authentic Thai cuisine and a quirky offbeat interior. We were greeted by the Manager who helped us with our dish and wine choices. Whilst we continued to be completely indecisive, we chowed down on some delicious prawn crackers with sweet chilli sauce (which doesn’t count as food if you haven’t officially ordered yet, right?).
We finally settled on the Sharing Platter which consisted of strips of hand-cut pork grilled on skewers, salt and pepper squid, Thai chicken wings and vegetable spring rolls. Given that I’m veggie and only had interest in the spring rolls, Dickie was in his element.
Having filled ourselves on the starter, we started to question how we were possibly going to fit in a main too but as soon as it arrived, we magically found the space, go figure! Dickie opted for the Chicken Thai Green Curry, whilst I went for the Vegetable Jungle Curry. It was hot. I loved every bit of it!
Windsor, SL4 1PR