DeskLodge’s Top 5 places to eat lunch in Basingstoke

Jamie Ellis
November 22, 2019
DeskLodge’s Top 5 places to eat lunch in Basingstoke

Basingstoke has definitely grown in popularity over the years and as it’s only a 40 minute train journey from London, you could say business has definitely taken off.

Whilst you are here are you wondering where the best places you can eat out during your lunch breaks, that’s not too far from the office?

Do not fear, we have a few favourites we’d like to recommend to our customers (and eat at ourselves!). So. here’s our top 5 places…

Festival Street Kitchen (FSK)

Distance from Desklodge Basingstoke 15 minute walk


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Festival Street Kitchen is a new restaurant in Basingstoke's lively Festival Square. Inspired by the street food revival FSK use fresh local produce to create dishes from around the world, from hog roast to paella and Thai green curry to chilli beef with nachos

Our favourites include the paella, Caribbean jerk chicken and pretty much all their Tex-Mex options! Also available on Deliveroo!

The Travelling Glutton

Distance from DeskLodge Basingstoke 5 min walk


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The Travelling Glutton is a local food van serving good quality food that stays true to the recipes  learnt from their travels around the world.

Based outside Network House in Basing View, The Travelling Glutton can be found serving up mouth watering treats every Wednesday from 12pm – 2pm.

The DeskLodge favourites include the naked vegetarian burrito, bbq pulled pork burrito and chilli beef nachos! Yum!!


Distance from DeskLodge Basingstoke: 15 min walk


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Based in Festival Place in the town centre (opposite Iceland) Kokoro serve up generous portions of sushi and Far East delights at great value for money. The friendly staff are happy to help you making that very important decision on what to eat!

Our favourites include, katsu curry with rice, teriyaki chicken with noodles, salmon sushi and sweet chilli chicken with noodles! Also available on Deliveroo.

Waitrose Café

Distance from DeskLodge Basingstoke; 10 min walk


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Just up the road in Basing View the local Waitrose and its café is very convenient for lunchtime food to-go and sushi, with a hot deli, the in-store café and even a wine bar, all on our doorstep!

DeskLodge favourites include the sushi and the soup from the café!


Hartley’s Kitchen

Distance from DeskLodge Basingstoke; located in the same building as DeskLodge!


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Conveniently located opposite the DeskLodge reception, Hartley’s Kitchen is a small café within Belvedere House that serves a range of breakfast and lunch items to both residents and to local Basing View businesses.

Our favourites include the daily street food, jacket potatoes and paninis!

If you do get to try out one of our recommendations, please let us know! We love talking about food here at DeskLodge Basingstoke. Happy eating!!