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The Lime Leaf

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25 London Street, Basingstoke RG21 7PG, England
01256 355272
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Street Food
Description: Resounding with traditional charm, this is the culmination of the owners...
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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    Very good
  • 29
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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely easy living restaurant

Well Thai food is not always to everyone's taste, often too spicy, but here, yes you can get spicy hot but you can also get much more gentle dishes, which have elicate flavours, different form other far eastern cooking. This place is small but the food is lovely and the staff are equally lovely... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 5, 2015
Badger1953
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Well Thai food is not always to everyone's taste, often too spicy, but here, yes you can get spicy hot but you can also get much more gentle dishes, which have elicate flavours, different form other far eastern cooking. This place is small but the food is lovely and the staff are equally lovely, nothing too much trouble, and that... More 

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The restaurant setting is good. The staff helpful. The food is great. One of the best Thai meals .....good quality, good quantity and good choice of dishes.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I hosted a work dinner function here for 12 people on 27 May 15. We had a room upstairs to ourselves. The service was good: starters arrived together and then all the mains together at the right time and without a significant wait. We were served by a young man who was polite and cheerful. The menu was varied and... More 

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Rainhill, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

A colleague recommended this restaurant. It doesn't look much from the outside and inside the restaurant is a little pokey. BUT The food is excellent and that's why you must visit! Good value for money. Restaurants in Basingstoke are plenty but mostly average. This is not fine dining but it is good.

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

Thank you for taking the trouble to post this review. I am glad you enjoyed your meal. Now you have found us we look forward to welcoming you back. The "pokey" reference suggests you were seated in the small downstairs area. The main dining area is on the upper floor where we have seating for 50 covers. More 

Winchester, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

My second time eating here. I've thoroughly enjoyed the food both times. On this occasion I was able to chat a little bit with David, one of the owners. We were discussing the merits of authentic Isaan food. Isaan is where I live and whilst I enjoy most of the food at home I know that much of it would... More 

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

I am grateful to you for taking the trouble to post this review. It is particularly encouraging to receive such positive comments from someone who lives in Thailand. Your third paragraph captures exactly what we are trying to achieve. We are glad you enjoyed your meal even if it was not what you are used to in your home in... More 

Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

My wife and I needed to recharge our batteries on the day after election night and so we managed to get a table at out favourite local eating house on spec on the Friday evening. The welcome and service were there as usual and I started off with precisely fried battered squid with a chilli bite while my lady tucked... More 

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

I am most grateful for this colourful review. We are glad you and your lady enjoyed the evening. More 

Bramley, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The lime leaf in Basingstoke is trying to hard to make Thai food to suite the western taste. The food is not bad but lacks that authentic Thai snap that makes Thai food one of the most popular in this country. The staff are very happy to please and the presentation of the food is wonderful with decorated and carved... More 

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

I am grateful for this review as it gives me the opportunity to make an important point. The fact is we have to cater for all tastes but as other reviewers have recognised we are happy to cater for individual tastes whenever possible. So if you want it extra spicy you only have to ask.. More 

Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

Have visited the Lime Leaf a few times now and have thoroughly enjoyed every visit. Lovely food, good service and reasonably priced. Look forward to going again.

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I have visited this restaurant on several occasions and have always received a warm welcome whether we are a group or just a couple. Again no matter of numbers in the party the food is always of a high standard. We also like the loyalty card we have and think the offers at birthday and anniversary times are a good... More 

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Tamworth, Australia
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We have eaten here a few times over the years but this time it just fell sort of its previous level. We really felt rushed in and out, it was quite noisy and the food not quite to par. Service left a little to be desired. Not sure we will go back. Mandy C.

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

I am sorry that this reviewer was disappointed with her last visit. Unfortunately, she does not offer much in the way of specifics which i can address. I will only say in response to the headline that we have just been awarded TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence for the fifth year running. More 

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Additional Information about The Lime Leaf

Address: 25 London Street, Basingstoke RG21 7PG, England
Phone Number: 01256 355272
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Basingstoke
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Thai

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 25 London Street, Basingstoke RG21 7PG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Basingstoke
  • Phone Number: 01256 355272

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic, Families with children, Entertaining clients

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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