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Basils, Edinburgh,

Basils

4.6
4.6
349 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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Booked 8 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

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 349 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

    Lunch

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Outdoor Eating

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Sunday Lunch

  • Edinburgh

    Lunch

  • Edinburgh

    Outdoor Eating

  • Edinburgh

    Sunday Lunch

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  1. MC

    MagdalenC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous service from our waitress and wonderful food! 10/10

  2. CS

    CatrionaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  3. JS

    JuliaS

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

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

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. R

    Ruth444

    Pittsburgh

    47 reviews

    5.0

    47 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.

  7. 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!

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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!

  13. 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

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. DB

    DeniseB

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    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

  17. 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

  18. NB

    NicolaB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good food, pleasant staff and generous portion sizes

  19. JP

    JohnP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Brilliant lunch menu, brilliant food and service.

  20. 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

  21. j

    jilliand

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service, would highly recommend.

  22. FP

    FionaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Lovely vibe, good range of food and lovely cocktails!

  23. 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.

  24. JJ

    JamieJam

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    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.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 April 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Food was ok. Nothing special though. The servers were, in the main, friendly - but they preferred to stand and chat then serve. So we were often left for long stretches waiting for service. I don’t think the price we paid was reflected in the food/overall experience.

  26. P

    Pamj

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had to wait a bit for one part of our order but were reimbursed for that. Great as always.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mother’s Day brunch was excellent

  28. KB

    KennyB

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5

    Lovely decor and staff very efficient. Ordered cooked breakfast , but have allergies so had to remove certain items ,would have been a nice touch if I was offered a substitute as I was still charged full price. Loren sausage was a bit tough to eat but overall nice experience. Still not sure if I will return though.

  29. J

    Jason

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good food for not much cash, great wee spot for dinner and drinks.

  30. SO

    SharonO

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic service as always . Food fresh , hot and beautiful. I would highly recommend a trip to Basils

  31. PC

    PennyC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really enjoyed the whole experience. Great GF choices too

  32. C

    Clara64

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 March 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Nice vibe and friendly staff. Good food, big portions, reasonably priced.

  33. M

    janeM

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Met my son for lunch. We were looked after throughout the lunch with happy smiley waitresses. Mushroom soup was delicious and my son said his lamb burger was excellent. Will return many times

  34. JC

    JamesC

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 March 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Food good excellent portions, staff friendly not overly priced

  35. L

    Leannbruce

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was amazing Chicken wings were perfect Had the small fish this time but will go back to whole fish next time and would prefer to have fries with it, but still was excellent Sticky toffee pudding was the best I’ve had

  36. ET

    EllenT

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely brunch, fresh tasty food, good choice, lots of interesting versions of Eggs Benedict. Good coffee. Friendly service.

  37. s

    svg4

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Really nice little local eatery with a good vibe. The house burger was delicious. Would have liked to see a couple of healthier/fresher options.

  38. JM

    JackieM

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Lovely food, friendly and helpful staff. Go. You won’t be disappointed.

  39. C

    Clarke

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our favourite local spot love popping in ! Food and service always great staff always go the extra mile and the dogs love it too ! Can’t wait for summer to be sat outside with a cocktail

  40. J

    Jodie

    Aberdeen

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The cutest place with the loveliest staff. The food was really delicious and very reasonably priced. I’ll be back for sure!

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 349 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

May 2022
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Booked 8 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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