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25 London Street, Basingstoke RG21 7PG, England
01256 355272
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Ranked #21 of 153 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
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I really enjoyed my meal at The Lime Leaf. We went at 7pm on a Tuesday and there were plenty of other diners about so it clearly does a good trade! I'm not surprised. The food tastes very fresh and is seasoned with lovely Thai flavours. I had the chilli beef which was thin cuts of beef with green beans,... More 

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We visited this restaurant for the second time recently. The atmosphere and layout is very pleasing, the staff are friendly and attentive and the food is very good. It wasn’t as impressive as our first visit for a few reasons, but overall, it is a restaurant I could still recommend. We opted for one of the Christmas set menus with... More 

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

I am grateful for this detailed review. It was indeed a shame about the wine. The temperature in our wine cellar dropped during the extreme weather. We did have wines at the correct temperature and the guest should have been served one of those. It's a pity he did not mention it as we would have gladly offered another bottle. More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

The chef cook very dirty and the food was really very bad ,will not go there because,we don't wanna to be in the hospital and by the way screaming in the kitchen I was thinking is same fight,, please try to understand is restaurant...not place to fight.

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

I do not know what has prompted these extreme comments. i can assure readers we attach high importance to food safety and this is reflected in our favourable food hygiene rating, the certificate for which is on display at the restaurant. And i can give a categorical assurance that there has been no incidents of fighting in the kitchen. It... More 

Taunton, England, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I also was going to give it a miss as the downstairs looked empty! It was very cold downstairs so they were seating everyone upstairs. I am glad I didn't as the food was excellent. I went for a mixture of starters and some fried rice. Just the right amount and good quality combined with the excellent staff, I would... More 

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

I am glad this reviewer enjoyed his meal and am grateful for his comments. The main dining area is upstairs and most of our regular diners prefer to be seated there. Unfortunately this can give the impression from the street that the restaurant is empty on those occasions when the downstairs area is not being used. More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We have been loyal customers here when we are in Basingstoke every month or so. Last trip changed our positive outlook on this restaurant (previously loved by the whole family). Not sure if there has been a change in proprietors. Last visit we were served raw chicken Satay as starter - cooked on outside but raw inside. Little apology proffered.... More 

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

Oh dear! There has been no change of ownership. We did apologise for these two mishaps and the dishes were immediately replaced. But I can understand that such incidents are offputting and can affect the enjoyment of the rest of the meal. I'd like to find some way to make amends if the reviewer will get in touch. More 

Rotherham
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Called in Wednesday evening, 10th December. Almost gave it a miss as it looked dead. We were escorted upstairs to find the first floor packed, with a really nice atmosphere and lots of happy diners. The starters, mains, desserts and wine were all really good quality, and at very reasonable prices. Staff very friendly too. Really enjoyed our evening there,... More 

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

I am grateful for this review.i have pointed out elsewhere that the main dining area is upstairs but this not always apparent from the street. We are looking at ways to address this - perhaps with improved signage. More 

Hampshire
Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We hardly ever get in here because we forget to book, which is normally essential. So it is always a pleasant change when we dine here. The food is fresh, tasty, crispy, spicy and arrives very quickly. The prices are fair and the ambience is great. Hard to find fault.

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

I am grateful for this review. It's true that it is normally necessary to book on Fridays and Saturdays to avoid disappointment. More 

Overton, Hampshire, UK
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12 reviews 12 reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Despite it being a quiet Tuesday night we had a great meal here with a lovely atmosphere and good service. The food was yummy and I'd definitely go again :-)

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

The Lime Leaf never fails to deliver. Friendly, welcoming service that doesn't intrude makes for a very relaxed almost homely feel. The food is always excellent; not huge portions but that isn't an issue as the flavours are what is important in Thai cuisine and I don't like to feel that I can't move after eating. It isn't a value... More 

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

I am grateful for this positive review. We don't claim to be the cheapest but we do aim to provide value for money and our feedback suggests we achieve that. More 

Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

If you like Thai food, Lime Leaf is place to go. Decent taste and typical thai portions (which will fill a normal adult). Staff was little lazy in one of my visits, but generally have seen them fairy active...

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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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