Restaurant review by Editor Kris Thomas
Lime Squeezy in South Street Chichester and now also open in Jubilee Street Brighton, recently launched a new menu. I was invited along to try it out and took my family with me. With large floor to ceiling windows and a natural colour palette the restaurant is light, bright and feels relaxed and contemporary. There are communal benches as well as individual tables, with plenty of seating for larger groups as well as pushchair space. Asian cuisine may not seem ideal for two pizza-obsessed youngsters and a vegetarian husband on a low-carb diet, but this family-friendly restaurant prides itself on having something for everyone and our server and restaurant manager Reece, was on hand with some helpful menu recommendations.
For starters we shared Nori Squid with Wasabi Dip (fresh, battered squid with a punchy wasabi dipping sauce), Sticky Fried One Bite Chicken (served with rice, chopped carrots, cucumber and cherry tomatoes) and “Moo Ping” (BBQ pork skewers marinated in coconut milk, garlic and tasty dipping sauce). We also shared a selection of totally moreish Bao Buns (pronounced “bow”) the dough is slightly sweet and delightfully light thanks to the yeast. Mouthwatering fillings include Buttermilk Chicken, Beef Teriyaki (highly recommended!) and Panko Aubergine.
Main dishes include variations on classic Southeast Asian favourites such as curries, laksas, Pad Thai and the best-selling Nasi Goreng, as well as less traditional but equally flavour-packed show-stoppers such as Mekhong BBQ Ribs (a meaty rack of sticky, sweet BBQ ribs with a smokey hint of Mekhong Rum) and Golden Pork Belly (juicy pork belly with golden crispy edges, served with Massaman curry sauce, rice and a tangy side salad). My children enjoyed watching the chefs in the open kitchen flash-frying the flavourful dishes.
Lime Squeezy prides itself on the extensive choices for plant-based diners. Highlights include Sunset Red Curry (iconic red Thai curry with delicious veggies such as bamboo shoots and pea aubergines); Mighty Vegan Laksa (all the savoury flavour of Laksa curry and noodles with a gentle chilli heat and a bounty of vegetables) and Vietnamese Summer Rolls (delicate rice paper rolls packed with vegan goodies, served with a sweet chilli sauce).
The Asian-inspired desserts were a huge hit with my sweet-toothed children. I barely got a look in on the Mochi (darling little pastel-coloured rice dough orbs filled with ice cream). We enjoyed mango, raspberry and coconut flavours. Other desserts include Yuzu sorbet; Chocolate miso ice cream and a Heart of Ice Dome (a dome of delights with mango mousse on an almond crumble base and a heart of raspberry sorbet).
Service was speedy, friendly and attentive and the whole experience was fun and casual.
Lime Squeezy also offers delivery via Deliveroo and collection if you don’t want to dine in.
31-33 South St, Chichester PO19 1EL tel: 01243 974669
A3 Block, Jubilee St, Brighton BN1 1GE tel: 01273 089245
From 22nd August for one week only, Lime Squeezy are offering 20% off food for dine-in guests and Deliveroo orders.