‘Tis the season to eat your way through any number of mince pies, chocolates, potatoes and pigs in blankets – but if you’re looking for an alternative to the traditional eats, Giggling Squid has the answer

Now that December is almost upon us it seems only fair that we can start eating everything in sight. Eating out at Christmas is one of the joys of the festive season; from meals out with work colleagues, to catching up with friends you haven’t seen all year, food can play an important part in enjoying the winter months.

And for those who want something a bit different to the usual Christmas fare (there is only so much turkey and cranberry sauce that you can consume isn’t there?) Giggling Squid have launched their Christmas menu – running all the way up to December 26th and featuring a selection of mouth-watering set meal options that also offer exceptional value for money.

The Giggling Squid in Clifton Village provides a warm and cosy atmosphere to enjoy any of the Christmas menus, which include the tapas set menu for lunch (£18.95) and a choice of two different set evening menus (priced £24.95 and £29.95).

Tapas are a great option for a meet-up with friends and with selections including duck spring rolls, salt and pepper squid, pork belly Thai style, and vegetable pad Thai there is something for everyone.

Giggling SquidA mouth-watering selection from the £29.95 menu

For the evening set menus the choices are equally as varied. The £29.95 menu opens with prawn crackers and a glass of the Giggling Christmas Spritz, followed by standout starters including Prawn Tom Kha, a creamy soup made form coconut milk, mushrooms and chilli, and Tom Zap Beef Shin, slow cooked beef shin in a warming, fragrant, lemongrass broth.

With starters like that it might be hard to contemplate a main course, but with dishes such as a Lamb Shank Massaman curry and Chu Chi Sea Bass on offer we are sure you will manage to choose one. And what about that hard-earned pud? Everyone is entitled to a dessert at Christmas, so loosen the belt buckle a notch or two and enjoy a decadent chocolate mousse, caramelised mango cake, or choice of ice creams or sorbets.

The Giggling Squid Christmas Menus run until December 26th (Closed Christmas Day). For more information and to book a table visit gigglingsquid.com