Popular Thai restaurant set to open in former Royal Bank of Scotland on Park Row

The application to transform the Leeds site is currently being considered.

Beloved Thai restaurant, Giggling Squid, which has restaurants all over the UK is opening its first site in Leeds.

Giggling Squid has taken over the empty Royal Bank of Scotland site in the city centre with plans to transform it into a huge restaurant.

Founded in 2002 in Brighton, Giggling Squid has expanded rapidly in recent years now with more than 50 restaurants operating across the country.

The chain is known for it’s beautiful and vibrant decor, as well as bold and flavourful dishes inspired by the rich landscape of Thailand.

The restaurant already has a site in Harrogate on John Street, which is extremely busy and boasts fantastic reviews on Google.

A premises licence for Giggling Squid was issued by Leeds City Council on Friday 23 February 2024.

The site, located on the corner of Park Row, Bedford Street and South Parade, has permission to open from 10am-11.59pm every day, although these are not the confirmed opening hours.

Architecture firm PNW Studios submitted the application on behalf of Giggling Squid. The statement read: “Removal of the modern non structural partitions will reveal much of the currently hidden detail to the interior of this listed building to the public.

“The maintaining of the entrance on the corner of Park Row and Bedford Street and the provision of a generously sized wheelchair accessible w.c. will ensure suitable access into and around the premises.”

The application to transform the Leeds site is currently being considered by the planning officer, with a decision expected over the coming weeks.

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