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“Delicious Thai food”
Review of Banana Leaf

Banana Leaf
Ranked #29 of 172 Restaurants in Hemel Hempstead
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $21
Cuisines: Singaporean
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Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed May 24, 2013

The freshest of food served to order - much nicer than those all you can eat buffets.The Banana Leaf mix and match menus allow you to choose and order as and when you are ready to try the next dish. Great Sushi too, offered as an additional course. A firm favourite.

Thank Jo C
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Excellent food, attentive staff but not overbearing. Much better than other similar restaurants locally and very good value for money.

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1  Thank Neil C
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Reviewed May 4, 2013

Been coming here weekly for four years. Staff friendly and food amazing. If cannot make to restaurant to dine in, delivery service just as good.

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1  Thank craigiesandshaz
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Reviewed April 4, 2013

Having eaten here about a year ago and having a nice meal we thought we would go back. What a shock to the system, we arrived at 9pm the manager told us "last order 10pm", this basically told us he did not want our custom anyway as he was so rude and unwelcoming, we decided to stay anyway. We sat for 10 mins before we were asked for drinks, we ordered drinks and starters together, starters took 20 mins to come, when they arrived they were all deep fried over cooked and tasteless the only good thing was the sweet chilli sauce and that is clearly bought in, starters all served on a plastic plate not presented nice like you would get in a real Thai restaurant, starters were slapped on the table by the rude staff no indication as to what was on the plate most of it could not be eaten as was so dry it looked terrible! Plates were cleared no word from waiter if anything was wrong no offering to get more drinks, duck was the next course, this was dry and un appealing. Grumpy waiter took main order at 9.55 so we were just in time to order, food came and was disgusting the taste resembled washing up liquid, the food was cold! Not once did anyone come to check food was served in bowls again chucked down by a rude waiter in middle of table, he didn't tell us what the dishes were once again. Tried a few mouthfuls before admitting we were beaten and asked for the bill, the manager gave bill stood with card machine and took payment, he did not say 1 word he could clearly see we touched no food, he just wanted the money, he must be used to customers leaving entire meals as the food is so poor! I suggest going to a real Thai restaurant like Thai cottage in berko much better and more authentic. Banana leaf is a cheap nasty canteen with rude staff and dry cold food! Avoid at all times.

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Thank Sarah A
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

The Banana Leaf name is only given to Thai restaurants who meet certain standards. So it's sad to say that after eating many meals over the years, we notice a decline in those standards! There's large posters all over the windows advertising various events, the menu isn't nearly as good as it used to be and dearer. Having said that if you havent used it before you wouldn't know about that. So go and try it and leave your review!

Thank Downloader141
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