10 of the best restaurants in Basingstoke

PUBLISHED: 12:32 05 September 2019 | UPDATED: 12:38 05 September 2019

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There are some fantastic restaurants and pubs in Basingstoke serving up food from around the world. We round up some of the best…

From pub grub and street food to Indian and Italian, we round up some of the best places to eat in Basingstoke.

Barton's Mill

Head to this converted mill and feast on delights such as the fish of the day with chips, honey glazed ham, pie of the day or a beef burger with Dorset Blue Vinney.

Bartons Lane, Old Basing RG24 8AE

Festival Street Kitchen

This Festival Square eatery is a must visit if you're passing at lunch time. Street food has been revived across the country over recent years and Festival Street Kitchen do it brilliantly. Expect to see burritos, burgers and a variety of Tex-Mex selections.

Festival Square, Festival Place RG21 7BB

Tang Chinese Restaurant

Expect a warm welcome and excellent Chinese cuisine at this Winchester Street restaurant. There are six set menus ranging from £12.80 to £34.80 per person. Also enjoy some mouth-watering starters - from fresh lobster to Mongolian Aromatic Lamb - and main courses such as sizzling mini fillet of steak and Cantonese roast duck.

20 Winchester Street RG21 7DZ

The Bolton Arms

Another trip to Old Basing now, this time to The Bolton Arms pub, a quintessentially English pub serving good wine and beer and some honest grub. You might see pan fried sea bream, calf's liver, lamb cutlets and steak and chips on the extensive menu.

91 The Street, Old Basing RG24 7DA

The Lime Leaf

If Thai is your go to, The Lime Leaf on London Street is well worth a visit (the Thailand Olympic cycling team certainly thought so as they visited in 2012). Expect authentic cuisine on the menu, with everything from grilled prawns and Thai fish cakes to soup and green curry.

25/25A London Street RG21 7PG

Coal Grill & Bar

Offering a wide range of dishes, Coal is an ideal spot for a family meal out. The a la carte menu features starters such as garlic bread, nachos and chicken skewers. Main courses range from grilled chicken thighs and steaks to burgers and ribs.

Festival Place RG21 7BB

Spicy Tadka

We've covered Chinese and Thai cuisine in this round up already, so for fans of Indian food, Spicy Tadka at Festival Place is the restaurant to visit. The extensive menu features north Indian vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes.

23 Westminster House, Festival Place RG21 7LS

The Sushi Maki

If you're in the mood for some Japanese food, this multi-award winning restaurant (they also have a branch in Newbury) really is a must-visit. As well as all the delights on the menu, they also offer a lunch box take away service from £5.

Unit R7, Festival Place RG21 7BE

The Olive House

Specialising in Turkish and Mediterranean food, The Olive House is a lovely place to stop by for lunch or dinner. The menu is packed with grilled dishes, kebabs, house specials (the halloumi burger looks amazing) and salads.

21 Church Street, Basingstoke RG21 7QQ

Las Iguanas

It may be a large chain, but South American spot Las Iguanas is well deserving of a spot on our round up. Food is served at brunch, lunch and dinner with a huge variety of tapas and regular dishes on offer. Make a night of it and enjoy 2 for 1 cocktails.

Lower Ground Festival Place, Basingstoke RG21 7BB


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