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Basils, Edinburgh,

Basils

4.6
4.6
365 Reviews
£25 and under
Scottish
Welcome to Basils, your local neighbourhood bar serving up the freshest burgers, the best cocktails and a fine selection of beers and wine. No matter what you’re in the mood for, dinner with family, drinks with mates, a few beers and a read of the paper or a boozy brunch – we’ve got you covered. We’re family friendly, dog friendly, vegan friendly – hell we’re just all round friendly guys, so why not pop down and order yourself a plate of tasty goodness from our kitchen and a drink to wash it down with.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Scottish, Burgers

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Daily 10:00–15:45 Lunch Daily 12:00–15:45 Dinner Mon–Sat 16:00–21:00 Sun 16:00–20:00

  • Phone number

    0131 551 5430

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Ross Edgar

What 365 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Brunch

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Child Friendly

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Lunch

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Outdoor Eating

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Sunday Lunch

  • Edinburgh

    Brunch

  • Edinburgh

    Child Friendly

  • Edinburgh

    Lunch

  • Edinburgh

    Outdoor Eating

  • Edinburgh

    Sunday Lunch

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  1. FU

    FelicityU

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love going to basils. Great staff and great food!
  2. DB

    DeniseB

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Normally great, but this time service was super slow and the food was not up to the usual standard. Hand cut chips were made from green potatoes and mainly over cooked. The ice cream wasn’t fresh, especially the strawberry. Staff were friendly as ever, maybe they were short staffed, but that doesn’t excuse the food
  3. S

    Sisters

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful 'little gem' in Old Newhaven and despite the tram work opposite they are defying the odds! Friendly service and tasty homemade lamb burger which was one of the best I've eaten. Can I suggest they enhance the outdoor eating area with some planting (bamboo in pots take little looking after and create an immediate 'green space' Well done Basils and good luck. We'll be back!
  4. NB

    NatashaB

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Second time at Basils and my partner decided to have the chicken snitzel as I had raved about it from the time before. The snitzel came out and was noticeably over-fried and burnt. My partner tasted it to see if you could taste that it was over cooked as didn’t want to make it an issue but unfortunately it tasted as burnt as it looked. We advised the waitress who was very apologetic and took the meal away. We were advised that was the last snitzel and therefore my partner ordered a steak. The steak was enjoyable. We were not charged for the upgrade in meal. We will continue to attend Basils as I live close by and the way the situation was handled was very professional and received apologies from the chef. We are not usually the type of people to say anything if the situation doesn’t warrant it but felt the need this time. We hope to frequent Basils again.
  5. WS

    WayneS

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Chicken wings a must
  6. MG

    MichaelG

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific as usual my wife and I love coming here for lunch ,the place is so chilled and relaxing and all the staff are great 👍
  7. JM

    JimM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was delicious and the servers were nice. Quiet ambiance for a reasonable price.
  8. R

    Ruth444

    Pittsburgh

    49 reviews

    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a lovely restaurant and we chose it for a special breakfast reunion! The food is high quality, using the best ingredients, and the presentation pretty. The decor is classy and the space generally very comfortable. The staff are lovely and always accommodating of requests. We highly recommend this restaurant for all meals.
  9. CT

    CasseiaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely, have been a few times before and will be back again
  10. AA

    AnnA

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Just the type of food we were looking for. Efficient and friendly service.
  11. A

    Ashleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food: Brunch menu was excellent, highly recommend the Brutalist burger.
  12. KA

    KelvinA

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Food was really good, both had the full breakfast. However, was the first time I have ever seen a full breakfast that didn’t come with beans?? Think we were both like where are they just assuming they’d be there. Other as that was really nice and definitely plan to come back for the burgers as they looked amazing!!
  13. JP

    JenP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely lunch with family nice food and friendly service
  14. SH

    ScottyH

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food great beer great service. Great wee place
  15. B

    Buntie

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely meal we all had the fish and chips which we thoroughly enjoyed. Very good size portions.
  16. N

    Neil

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great wee place in Newhaven. Best burger I've had in ages. Staff very friendly and helpful too.
  17. MC

    MagdalenC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous service from our waitress and wonderful food! 10/10
  18. CS

    CatrionaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food, excellent service, great with dogs and the baby. Will definitely be back.
  19. JS

    JuliaS

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent local restaurant with great service. Food portions very generous and very reasonably priced. Definitely will be back
  20. DD

    DeeDee35

    Edinburgh

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 16 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food was good ,as always ! They have a itison voucher on which is super good value for money. server was a little abrupt as we'd not realised there was a time limit on our itison voucher, so were 30 mins to early to use it ,they did honour it which was kind There is a damp smell that is hard to ignore and it's a little chilly Overall a good experience
  21. DC

    DavidC

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a very enjoyable early evening meal and will certainly return in the near future.
  22. R

    Ruth444

    Pittsburgh

    49 reviews

    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on 9 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant with pretty decor and an excellent menu. We have enjoyed both breakfast and lunch here. Great burgers. Very helpful staff.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Good prices for the portions! Very nice staff. The only disadvantage was weird smell in the ladies bathroom. Overall vey good!
  24. LM

    LeeM

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, couldn’t finished it all so boxed the leftovers up to take away with us. Tasty cocktails as well. Great music playing in the backgrounds The staff were friendly and professional. Great value for money.
  25. MP

    MarcinP

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, great service and amazing food! Love this place
  26. l

    lesd

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Sunday roast was delicious and the kids meal burger and fish and chips was really good. Their cocktails are amazing and coliflower fritters are delicious and a huge portion.
  27. LM

    LyndaM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best steak ive had in a long time. Staff very friendly and nice atmosphere. I would definitely book again with friends.
  28. DK

    DarciK

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The staff is always so nice! And they have the best roast in town!
  29. L

    Leannbruce

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 April 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    Food is always excellent but was very disappointed that it was a birthday celebration and the reason for going was their tasty fish and chips but only one portion left. Service also was a bit slow, staff chatting to themselves when it would have been nice if they asked us if we needed another drink. Wouldn’t stop me going back
  30. D

    Daniel

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic pub, the service is outstanding and the food is delicious.
  31. AM

    AlisonM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent food, good portions and everything hot. Would prefer traditinal chips rather than wedge shaped with our fish and steak. They were a bit overdone. People next to us had skinny fries which we would have preferred. Good value for money and will definitely return. Nice place to just go for a drink also and you can take children.
  32. DB

    DeniseB

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Couldn’t fault this for chilled dinning . Staff are lovely and very helpful, food is good and value is excellent
  33. RB

    RogerB

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our meal Basils is always good but last night was right on the money
  34. NB

    NicolaB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food, pleasant staff and generous portion sizes
  35. JP

    JohnP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Brilliant lunch menu, brilliant food and service.
  36. DA

    DavidA

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great value, lovely service, quality food Highly recommended
  37. j

    jilliand

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service, would highly recommend.
  38. FP

    FionaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Lovely vibe, good range of food and lovely cocktails!
  39. SG

    SheryllG

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Used itison voucher for breakfast and a drink. The only thing that was very disappointing was the slow service. We ordered our food and the two tables that was served after us got there meals before us. The meal itself was good. But my friend didn't eat the haggis because it looked and tasted poor quality and bland. Apart from that it was good. The coffees was very good.
  40. JJ

    JamieJam

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 April 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food was delicious and great portions! The ambience of the place was good, not too noisy and not too quiet, plus the decor was very captivating.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Basils is rated 4.6 stars by 365 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for Basils

9-11 Annfield Road Edinburgh, EH6 4JF

Additional information

  • Area

    Leith

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Daily 10:00–15:45 Lunch Daily 12:00–15:45 Dinner Mon–Sat 16:00–21:00 Sun 16:00–20:00

  • Cuisines

    Scottish, Burgers

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Plenty of free parking in the area

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Ross Edgar

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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