Basils

4.7
62 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • 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
What 62 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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CharMcL
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for dinner on Christmas Eve with my husband and son. Really nice atmosphere especially considering the coming lockdown. We ate from the festive menu: food was really delicious and great value for money.
We’ll be back in the new year and would recommend to anyone to visit as the food is great. Especially the calamari.

JM
JamesM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the Basil’s experience the food was terrific my wife had the trout and I had the steak both cooked to perfection. We will definitely return when we are allowed.

DM
DerekM
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food excellent service lovely bar. Always lovely here would thoroughly recommend

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Roulon
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the 2 course Christmas meal. Delicious!!
The only small niggle was that my wife’s plate came with no pigs in blankets. But I had enough to share with her so it was really not an issue.
Will definitely be back. Really want to try their Sunday roast!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant meal, felt very comfortable, excellent courteous staff

CD
CleoD
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff . Great food. Homie atmosphere. Worth the money.

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vickles666
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved my visit to Basil’s. Really good quality. Will definitely be back.

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Edin20
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed ! Good value & good food. Would recommend

MI
MikeyI
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant festive menu! Made even better with the always friendly and stellar service from the brilliant staff.

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AlisonS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service. Excellent freshly cooked food and everything was well organised despite COVID restrictions.

DM
DerekM
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service excellent food and excellent value

MI
MikeyI
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love eating here. Staff are amazing and the food is delicious!

KQ
KelmcQ
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The resteraunt looks classy bright and inviting from outside. Loads of places to park. Bus stops outside.
We were met at the door with a lovely welcome and seated immediately. All the board partition are up due to covoid but i thought it made it feel like your enclosed in your own wee room!! The place is modern and spotless good menu choices.
The food came quick and was tasty substantial and great fresh quality.
We had a burger main and fish n chip main...both delicious followed by Ice cream (also high quality).
Service, staff, food and quality all outstanding. 10\10

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GianninaR
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice food, friendly staff

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jimm
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

heating was not working properly it was very cold, we had to put our coats on. Staff were lovely. Festive menu good, Celeriac soup particularly good.

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Spice
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed a delicious lunch at Basils. The food was excellent, service very good and decor very nice. Also it was very good value for a meal of that quality.

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LydiaN
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food - fresh fish and good chips with yummy tartare sauce. Lots of space between other customers tables.

GB
GBur
Angus
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and value for money was absolutely amazing. Only downside was it was very cold. Both me and my partner kept our jackets on as it was quite uncomfortable. Will definitely be back.

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Pamj
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great food. Great non alc choices. All geared up for Covid restrictions. Well done guys.

SH
SusanH
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday lunch was excellent
Recommend roast beef, great service and good value

MA
McAnne
Edinburgh
22 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good to back at this delicious local eatery with good food and friendly staff

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ElaineS
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Basils is a must go place for brunch. Food is amazing, service excellent with a friendly atmosphere. Great value for money too!!

DM
DoreenM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely full English breakfast. Service was excellent waitress was very attentive. Will definetly be back again soon

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HollyR
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We really enjoyed our lunch at basils on Saturday. We couldn’t fault the food or service. Our voucher was for a brunch and Prosecco but because of covid we had to have a coffee unfortunately. We have been once before and also loved it then. It is such a vibey little bar/restaurant and can’t wait until the restrictions drop so that we can head down to have a burger and beer. Love this place, we will definitely be back soon. Thank you

JS
JenniferS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I both had toast, maple syrup and bacon for brunch-delicious!

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Katy
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous breakfast as always, service brilliant and cleaning/ distancing measures excellent

OT
OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our recent meal in Basil's, courteous, attentive staff, excellent menu at very competitive prices. Will definitely be back!

SM
SarahM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was lovely, service was quick and waitress was very good

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vipNewhavenResident
Edinburgh
9 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent value for money and good menu choice, would highly recommend

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Katy
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy dining at Basil’s. Great food, great prices and fantastic service.

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TammyS
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Food was overcooked and things missing, hopefully was a one off as I usually rave about basils but this time was disappointed

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ChrisA
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, would highly recommend

GB
GotBoredWithThisReview
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good. Very good. Very very good. Very good indeed.

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KEVIND
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Basil’s was faultless, in all aspects of our dining experience & I would visit again or offer a very positive recommendation to friends!

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NeilG
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have managed to keep a nice ambiance despite the Covid-19 restrictions and screens, something other places have not achieved.

Service was great and attentive. Was happy to see the place busy.

They were very good with honouring a voucher we received for Christmas which expired just as lockdown was beginning.

Good pub grub food and cocktails

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Gavin
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was only a flying first visit but I am definitely keen to dine here again. The vegetarian breakfast was really tasty and filling. Staff were polite and helpful. Good vibe.

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Danielle
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have had brunch a couple of times there and can't fault it. Always great food, nice atmosphere and lovely, attentive staff.

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NathanF
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing burgers, really cool interior and friendly staff. Super dog friendly too.

JL
JoandLou
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, fantastic food and cocktails made on request 👍🏻

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IreneN
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Really enjoyed our breakfast, waitresses were very polite and left us in peace to have a good catch up. My only complaint was it was quite cold, but was a horrible morning weather wise. We'll be back.

FAQs

Basils is rated 4.7 stars by 62 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.