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The Lime Leaf

25 London Street, Basingstoke RG21 7PG, England
01256 355272
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Ranked #16 of 143 Restaurants in Basingstoke
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Thai
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Street Food
Description: Resounding with traditional charm, this is the culmination of the owners' vision for a Thai restaurant supported by knowledgeable staff, and enhanced by an enticing menu and elegant interior. The setting of this modest 2-floor building, dating back to a time around the 16th century, has proven to be ideal for The Lime Leaf's needs and feel. Still retaining plenty of its traditional elements, these complement the bright and vibrant new interiors well. The menu offers an excellent selection of Thai cuisine, featuring familiar classics to a range of lesser-known regional dishes, and all are prepared using the finest ingredients, sure to tempt any palate. Children are also welcome and able to eat at half price from the Express Lunch and Early Bird menus.
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English first
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We went to the lime leaf for the first time on Saturday 23rd August, we booked a table for four based on the majority of reviews from here but it exceeded all expectations! We were lost when another Thai restaurant closed it's doors and wanted Thai food to celebrate my fiance's birthday with his brother and sister in law, I... More

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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15 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I came here for a business lunch and left with mixed feelings about the place. The customer service was great. The staff were attentive and accommodating. The restaurant was rather poky inside, so we sat outside and the tables and chairs were moved for us by the staff. While this was good for one large group, the restaurant isn't big... More

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David W, Owner at The Lime Leaf, responded to this review

I am grateful for this considered review. The reviewer may have been unaware that the restaurant is on two floors. Large groups can be accommodated comfortably upstairs but the advice to book in advance is sound as we do tend to get booked up. I'm surprised at the comment about the quality of our meat as we take care to... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The Lime is consistently one of the best restaurants in Basingstoke. We had a special event to celebrate and for that, as regular customers, the Lime Leaf provided a complimentary bottle of wine. The welcome as always was warm, the food traditional Thai. The service was as efficient as always but allowed us to enjoy the meal at our own,... More

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David W, Owner at The Lime Leaf, responded to this review

We are delighted that this reviewer enjoyed his celebration and grateful to him for providing such a full review. More

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We drop by without booking a table and they were very accommodating. The food was excellent and the service was very friendly. Really enjoyed the Thai green chicken dish and will returning very soon to try out the rest of the menu.

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David W, Owner at The Lime Leaf, responded to this review

I am glad that we were able to fit this reviewer in without a booking and am grateful for the comments. But I would advise booking particularly on Friday and Saturday evenings. More

Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

Dirty table tonight had to be wiped. Granted it was hot but lots of flies inside. Thought the tempura pretty average but my aubergine pad cha was too hot to enjoy, I left 3/4 of it. No one asked if meal was ok and I didn't say as I wasn't bothered to be hones. Partners chicken pad Thai just ok,... More

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David W, Owner at The Lime Leaf, responded to this review

This was a Friday evening and as usual the restaurant was fully booked. When this couple arrived without a booking a table had just become available but it needed to be prepared. But they sat down without waiting for it to be cleaned. It was indeed close to the door but it was the only table available. I am sorry... More

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93 reviews 93 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

and service here is good. I would like to see it go up a level with table cloths and a bit of a make over inside and out. But don't want to detract from what is by and large a good place to dine.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I had a vegetarian starter, curry and crime brûlée for desert. All done very well and very tasty. Service was fairly quick. The other diners seemed very happy too. I had to get up and ask for dessert Menu and another drink, but that's not unusual for me dining alone. I shall go back, I'm suprised there aren't more Thais... More

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Not too many choices on the menu, but not one of us felt our dishes were poor. My Duck in Tamarind was spicy but full of flavour. We sat and chatted for ages afterwards, and didn't get any pressure to move on.....

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Walked in on a Friday evening without a booking and were greeted warmly. My friend can't eat garlic and, once we'd managed to make the waiter understand this, they made a delicious set menu for us, all fresh, and extremely good value.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Loved our evening at the Lime Leaf! Food was so fresh, quick and full of flavour! Excellent customer service. Would highly recommend popping in here any night of the week!!

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