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The Lime Leaf

25 London Street, Basingstoke RG21 7PG, England
01256 355272
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Ranked #15 of 139 restaurants in Basingstoke
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Wed - Mon 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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
Tadley
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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portsmouth
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Southampton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I had not eaten here for a few months as they reduced their menu excessively for a while (I don't know if the chef took a holiday) and they didn't have the full range of excellent food they usually had. However, they are back to the full menu and great food. Two of us went last night and had a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Quite simply great, fresh, tasty Thai food! Sounds simple, but it's not! The portions were generous, service attentive but not fussy and the cocktails come highly recommended!

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Had dinner here with two friends last night. Of course everything always has a wonderful glow on a lovely English summer evening but actually I think the Lime Leaf would deliver even if it hadn't been such a perfect evening. The menu was not as daunting as it can sometimes be in a Thai restaurant, all my favourites were on... More

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Basingstoke, England, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Really surprised how busy the restaurant was on a Wednesday evening. We had the set-menu for 2 people - the waiter took time to explain the dishes to us as we ordered. Food arrived quickly and was proper hot - straight from the kitchen and clearly no hanging about. The starters were very tasty and the mains were also well... More

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I hadn't been to this restaurant before so a friend suggested we go there for a catch up of a Wednesday evening. It was jam packed which I was surprised about on a Wednesday night, but a good sign! This place has character as must be an old 'uneven floored' building, even though we were tucked away in a corner... More

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Went here on a Friday lunchtime with my husband and we enjoyed the set menu, which was two course for £9.95. It was great value, great food and great service. This was my first experience of Thai good and I'd definitely return. I can't comment on the authenticity as I've no comparison but I left really full and satisfied. The... More

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