Surrounded by rolling English countryside, the bustling market town of Basingstoke is a haven for shoppers. Regular trains to London Waterloo make for easy connections to the capital. Restaurants in Basingstoke cover several world cuisines, and include some great traditional British pubs.
For a smaller town, an impressive number of independents sit amongst the many Basingstoke restaurants. One such eatery is the elegant Lime Leaf, which is all about authentic and carefully crafted Thai flavours. Lime Leaf offers a range of menus to suit all occasions and budgets, from a business lunch to an a la carte dinner menu. There’s also a selection of delicious freshly-made cocktails, which are all Thai-style takes on well-known favourites. Inside Lime Leaf, vibrant greens meet rich browns to create an inviting, contemporary feel.
For riverside eats, head to Bartons Mill Restaurant, located just outside the town in the picturesque village of Old Basing. On the menu, hearty pub-style food is certain to satisfy. Menus include options like homemade Cornish crab cakes and honey-glazed Hampshire ham. A selection of real ales on tap complement Barton Mill’s hearty dishes.