Thai restaurant group Giggling Squid has grasped the opportunity to open in Farnham.
It will be the group’s fourth restaurant in affluent Surrey and is scheduled to open early next year after a £200,000 refurbishment is completed, bringing together two adjacent premises on the town’s Castle Street.
The 140-cover restaurant joins Surrey sites in Reigate and Guildford, with another expected to open in Esher in mid-November.
By next year the group will be operating from 18 sites with additional outlets in Bury St Edmunds, Berkhamsted and Warwick planned.
“We know Surrey people love our take on rustic Thai food in contemporary surrounds – Farnham’s affluent demographic is a perfect match for our target customer profile,” said Giggling Squid MD Andy Laurillard.
“Customers travel from across the county to eat in our existing restaurants, and then beseech us to open in their home town – I get details of vacant properties every time a ‘To Let’ or ‘For Sale’ sign goes up.”