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“Luncheon party”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Mayflower

The Mayflower
Ranked #27 of 254 Restaurants in Basingstoke
Price range: $15 - $35
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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203 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Luncheon party”
Reviewed July 16, 2013

Arrived here on spec as a group of six ,three couples , all one time neighbours. We ate from the very varied lunch time fixed price menu at £6.90 for two course. Starters included vegetable mini rolls, prawns in toast and a mouth watering hot and sour soup for me. Mains were two chicken Hong Kong style, two Duck and vegetables and two Beef Curry all served with fried rice. We remarked that the curry unusually for Chinese, was well spiced and had added red chilli which really enhanced the dish and all portions were of a good size. We all had desserts including Chocolate ice cream, a refreshing mango ice cream, three vanilla fudge ice creamy concoctions and a generous portion of lychees for myself. Three of us men had very refreshing Chinese tea and the ladies had Lime sodas and Cranberry juice. The bill totalled a not unreasonable £73.60- excluding service.

  • Visited July 2013
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English first
Andover, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Superb dining experience!!!”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

Food, staff, ambience, everything, excellent. Would recommend anyone to go and eat at the Mayflower. The best Chinese food I have ever had. Superb!!!

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank Alan W
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“fingerlicking good food”
Reviewed May 30, 2013

Great food and lovely atmosphere, they does an all you can eat deal on a Sunday, it is order off menu so it is all freshly cooked. Would definitely recommend booking as it is very popular. The food was great but the service a little slow, but they were full and also running a take away service! The benefit of the service being a bit slow is that you were not rushed through the meal, we booked the table for seven and after a wait of a few minutes whilst the previous people finished and we were seated and the table was ours for the night. Some of the highlights of the food are the sizzling lamb with ginger and the prawn toast was some of the thickest we have ever had!

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank Hilary C
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Reasonable, but tatty decor and pricey for what it is”
Reviewed May 3, 2013 via mobile

First visit having moved into area recently. Food pretty good - some dishes better than others, but generally of a good quality. TsingTao beer was not chilled properly. Decor of restaurant is a little tired and tatty in parts, scuffed marks on most walls, on-wall TV with poorly bunched wires showing. Most disappointing was prices charged. Quite expensive for what it is. I've paid less in London for better Chinese food. It would make me question whether to go back or seek an alternative.

Visited May 2013
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Food Great Service over and over again”
Reviewed April 26, 2013

Been here many a time, over and over the years the food remains consistent but this review is on my most recent vist.

Team night out - Where do you wanna go guys? Mayflower again.

Fairly quiet evening, but thats the whole of Basingstoke these days and our table of 7 people were spoilt as always by attentive and friendly staff!

Food chosen we had a massive selection (enough for about 10/12 I would say) but each dish was fantastic - the duck this time was some of the tastiest Ive had for years and the scallops which are a personal fav went down a treat with those that tried.

You will never please everyone, and some of the reviews below would probably make me think twice however Ive eaten here time and time again and they have NEVER failed to impress me with the quality of the food served, pricing, and atmosphere even when quiet.

Keep it up guys - brilliant!

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank COOLCURLY1971
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