Basils

4.2
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22 reviews
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£25 and under
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Scottish

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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.
What 22 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.0
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1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thoroughly enjoyed it , went with family and each person chose something different of the menu , staff were friendly and welcoming , would recommend .

SS
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner and I went to Basil's for dinner and they have some great vegetarian options. The roasted stuffed butternut squash was amazing, nice selection of cocktails too! When our waitress brought our desserts to the table, we were very pleasantly surprised. They had written "Happy Birthday" on the plate in chocolate and put a candle on his chocolate tart. We hadn't asked or expected any of this so it was a great extra touch! The staff are so friendly and clearly very conscious of providing the best possible service. Thank you for a lovely evening! <3

LT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We booked a table on 1st jan, after receiving a confirmation email, we booked a taxi to the restaurant, double fare with it being new year day, to arrive at the restaurant to find it closed! I emailed the restaurant directly to give them the chance to either take responsibility or tell us it was open table to blame, it is now 7th jan, and didn’t even have the decency to reply to my email.... not very good service, and highly disappointed

OT
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Burgers , fish and chips were good, desserts lovely. Disappointing risotto - consistency of porridge and no haddock to be seen!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Wonderful food at a good price. Service was extremely slow and forgetful.

OT
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, lovely beef roast with all the trimmings!

GS
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent quality food at a moderate price. Very good value for money.

DM
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was fabulous, staff are very attentive. Starter crab on toast was delicious, main was also lovely Sunday roast, although perhaps heated plates woul have helped keep meat a little warmer but will definitely go back and try christmas menu. Lemon chicken burger in brioche is a treat.

CT
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

It was very quiet when we went in but it was early evening and it did get busier as we were there. The service was good and the food was good and well cooked. My only disappointment was the sticky toffee pudding, the sponge was a bit bland and not as moist as I like. The only real issue we had was the temperature, it was actually quite cold and most people were eating with their coats on, if it was like this I all the time I would not be keen to return.

DP
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed,would definitely recommend. The macaroni with mashed squash is delicious,a great variation on the usual.

t
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, best fish I've tasted. Staff are brilliant, always very helpful. This was our 2nd visit and all of us really enjoyed our food. Also dog friendly which is great as my daughter has two dogs. Nothing is a problem for the staff. Will be back soon with the family when next in Edinburgh. Also there is parking outside, which is a bonus. Great atmosphere

E
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a lovely lunch with good wine too. Great atmosphere. Liked it a lot and will be back.

DP
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not the first time we have dined at this fabulous restaurant,and it won’t be the last. Everything about it was first class. Would highly recommend it.

TS
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for the first time just to try, have got to say it was the best brunch I have had in a long time,compliments to the chefs, lovely little place clean and friendly staff will be returning soon

CE
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Trendy interior, amazing burgers and great value for money.
Lovely wee neighbourhood gem with super friendly staff and a chilled venue.

BO
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service also value for money. Only downside was our table was near the front door and it was cold when people were coming in and leaving .But definitely worth a try.

t
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place to go, staff are really good. Food was best yet, we all had different meals and everyone said it was really good. My fish and soup was best I've tasted. Very reasonably prices. 5stars to basils, would highly recommend this place to anyone going to Edinburgh. Dog friendly too

SC
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Stumbled on this place, excellent service worth trying

J
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience2

Really friendly staff. Service was attentive. We both had burgers and cocktails on an Itison deal great value. Food was of a good quality and still good value at the regular price. Cocktail choice was 3xcellent. Offers on various night was a good touch. Quite when we first arrived but started to get busy when we were leaving. All in all a good experience.

a
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Prices slightly too dear (£1 or £2 too much per dish for what it is), and burger was incredibly salty. Also restaurant wasn't very cozy as sitting right next to the bar and people who were just drinking.

OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit to Basil's and we certainly weren't disappointed. Staff were friendly, was very clean and had a nautical yet simplistic decor. Food was amazing, didn't want my baked macaroni to end!!! Definitely worthy of a few more visits. Excellent value for money too. And to top it off, you don't get the staff checking up on your meal satisfaction every 2 minutes like other places.

DA
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting and all three of us really enjoyed all the food we had . The staff were very friendly and helpful. I had the brutalist burger and was very tasty and was stuffed after it . Will definitely be back.