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“Great Cocktails and Lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Maitai-lounge - CLOSED

Maitai-lounge
Cuisines: Italian, Chinese, American, Thai, British, Contemporary, Fusion
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
104 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Great Cocktails and Lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2013

I have been to Mai-Tai a number of times now for both cocktails and also for food. The cocktail menu is varied and is placed in a brilliant setting for both evening cocktails or for chilling out in the day. The food is also brilliant, especially the lunch time menu which offers exceptional value. A number of items on the main menu are offered at just £5 between 12pm and 5pm. The chicken club sandwich is both tasty and the portion is more than enough. Although service is a little slow, I've always found the staff to be very friendly and this place is definitely a highlight for cocktails or an informal lunch/dinner.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Chunky90
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English first
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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421 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 536 helpful votes
“Interesting menu of cocktails”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2013

We keep coming back for lush cocktails, despite such a slow service, especially when you actually want to pay and leave.
Try the eager beaver :)
Food is quirky, too.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank AlwaysSpeakOut
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Nice place....but bijou portions”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2013

I went for a dish from the 'grazing' menu. Whilst I understand that the title 'grazing' implies a smaller serving, I was surprised by the microscopic nature of the steak. £8.95 bought a tiny steak (circa 2 oz) and 5 hand cut chips. The full version of this meal would set you back £18.95 which is comparable in price to mainstream venues in London. Presentation was fine and staff nice. Food well cooked, yet I couldn't help feeling slightly taken for a ride especially when the establishments nearby appeared to offer far more for similar prices.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Vimseedway
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Felt like you were eating in a Nightclub”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2013

Arrived with a group of friends to find our table was next to the open bi-fold doors which meant we were virtually sat with the smokers outside. We asked for the doors to be closed which they did reluctantly.

The food was excellent but it felt like you were eating in a nightclub. This place is not really suitable for Saturday night dining and you should be made aware when booking.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Fiona P
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Friday night great food and atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2013

Another little gem I had never heard of until a friend invited me with a Social Living voucher. Great Friday night busy atmosphere but this didn't stop the staff being on the ball and friendly. A menu that had so many delicious options I will have to return to try the things I didn't order this time. Really tasty and unusual crostini and houmus for starter and outstandingly tasty Thai crayfish risotto. Equally deelish mains which we shared because they were both so great! - Tagliatelle with crab and salmon en croute (filo). Really really good.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank LadyHelenJenkins
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