Award-winning Thai restaurant group, Giggling Squid, co-founded by Pranee and Andy Laurillard has announced it will be opening its first regional flagship in Wales.
Scheduled for opening later this year, the St David’s regional flagship in Cardiff will continue the ambitious growth plans of the BGF backed business, which recently added Chelmsford and Welwyn Garden City to its cohort.
Bolstering the premium dining quarter on the Hayes, the new 3,066 sq ft restaurant is formed of 146 covers and will offer Giggling Squid’s all-day dining concept, including a newly launched breakfast menu and an array of classic Thai curries, stir-fries, and salads.
Designed by Co-Founder Pranee and their design partners PNW, Giggling Squid St David’s will be modern, vibrant, and fresh, with subtle Thai influences.
Andy Laurillard comments:
“I love Cardiff, it’s an amazing place. Great shopping, cool entertainment scene and loads of great restaurants. We are opening in a fantastic space on The Hayes for our Welsh debut and are excited to introduce our fresh and flavourful Thai menu to the foodies of Cardiff and St David’s visitors.”
Commenting on behalf of the St David’s partnership, Mark Warne, F&B and Leisure Director at Landsec, said:
“Our ambition is to provide a vibrant and varied hospitality offer that appeals to every guest that visits St David’s. Giggling Squid is a really exciting addition to our premium dining line up and we’re delighted to be welcoming them to Wales for their first restaurant.”