VIDEO: Giggling Squid Thai restaurant opens in Horsham

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Thai restaurant Giggling Squid is opening in East Street, Horsham today (Thursday April 17).

The family-run chain which introduced the ‘Thai Tapas’ concept to Britain and will open at the site previously occupied by Giraffe.

Pranee Laurilland who owns the Giggling Squid restaurant chain with her husband Andrew. They have open their latest branch in Horsham

Pranee Laurilland who owns the Giggling Squid restaurant chain with her husband Andrew. They have open their latest branch in Horsham

The opening represents the completion of a long-standing goal for owner Andy Laurillard, who said Horsham residents visiting the Crawley branch have petitioned him to open in Horsham.

He said: “We always thought there was a gap in the market in the town where we’ve been looking for a site for three years.

“Horsham is a great place to be and since it was pedestrianised, East Street has become one of the most attractive eating locations in the Weald, rivalling Brighton as a destination for food lovers.”

Andy runs the restaurant chain with his wife Pranee and they started their business about 12 years ago in The Lanes in Brighton.

Pranee added: “We do Thai tapas, which are small portions of Thai food, which people can share and taste different flavours. That’s for lunch and in the evening we have a full menu.

“We are number nine, which for Thai people is a lucky number so I hope you will be lucky.

“It has been a long journey, but I’ve enjoyed it. It’s been a learning curve, but we are here now.

“It’s still a family business - just myself and my husband. It’s not a franchise or a big company. We don’t want to do franchise because we want to control the quality.”

 

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