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Basils

4.6
4.6
213 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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  • 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 16:00–18:00

  • Phone number

    0131 551 5430

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Ross Edgar

  • Area

    Leith

  • Parking Details

    Plenty of free parking in the area

  • Entertainment

    null

  • Additional

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

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

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What 213 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
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Scottish

  • Edinburgh

    Scottish

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  1. 1

    1068gary

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service and food as always

  2. W

    Wicker

    Edinburgh

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The food was very good, as was the service. Very pleasant and helpful staff.

  3. NM

    NatashaM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time pop in. Julia, the Spanish waitress was so helpful and attentive that the whole experience deserves 5 star rate

  4. LS

    LynseyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely again The cauliflower fritters are amazing! I travel all the way for East Lothian for them - buffalo sauce fabulous too!

  5. l

    lorraines

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Lovely food well presented. My only slight negative was that I asked for extra parmesan on my risotto and was told there would be a 50p charge. However overall nothing really to complain about

  6. I

    Itsmeshell

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, quality of food, good atmosphere and value for money - very impressed and will be back.

  7. K

    Kewner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and fabulous portions.. I was unable to eat a pudding…or have a coffee…. Lovely staff and well worth a visit or 2/3

  8. CW

    CharlotteW

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We booked a table after looking at the menu online and hadnt checked the location so we we're a bit worried to discover the resturant is based a little way out of the center of Edinburgh but it was well worth making our way over there as the food was fantastic! And it's actually just a quick hop on a bus away. The atmosphere was relaxed and the staff very friendly and helpful, we all really enjoyed our overall experience at Basils. We will definitely visit again if we are ever back in Edinburgh!

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 September 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Offered a table next to kitchen however asked to be moved and this wasn’t a problem. Nice food, nice portions, extremely nice staff. Would use again

  10. BH

    BillyH

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and drink and brilliant service. Will be back

  11. MG

    MaryG

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A great little restaurant in the Newhaven area if Edinburgh. Staff are supper friendly and very helpful. Food is excellent they also do a fabulous brunch/breakfast menu and a great drinks selection Love this place think you would as well

  12. F

    Flipo

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 September 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    A good restaurant with good food and polite staff. I visited with my daughter and we enjoyed our experience and my daughter has said she will eat there again.

  13. I

    Iona12

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A great restaurant in Newhaven, extremely tasty food for amazing value. Staff were attentive and polite. Lovely atmosphere and ambience inside too. Will definitely be back. The crab and chorizo macaroni was insanely good!

  14. GH

    GlennH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is a small informal restaurant, the staff are very friendly and helpful. They ate sticking closely to the Covid rules and have divided the tables with plastic screens. The wines are good and reasonably priced, and the food is delicious. We all chose the Sunday lunch option on this visit, which was an absolute treat.

  15. DB

    DawnB

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 September 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Lovely brunch at Basils with very helpful and attentive staff.

  16. JA

    JAYNEH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice quiet restaurant with good food at reasonable prices - also caters well for dairy and gluten allergies. Very helpful staff. Enjoyed it so much that went back the following morning for brunch! It’s very near Newhaven harbour and very convenient for the nearby Premier Inn - possibly a bit out of the way otherwise but would recommend.

  17. JB

    JillB

    Aberdeen

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 September 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    10/10 - delicious food, brilliant cocktails and great atmosphere!

  18. LC

    LesleyC

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 August 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Nice premises, clean and inviting. Attentive staff when required. Lovely food but disappointed that there was a few items that were unavailable or sold out .

  19. F

    Fifi19

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 August 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    My partner would have liked another slice of beef with his sunday roast / couple more roast potato's

  20. WL

    WendyL

    Aberdeen

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 August 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Wonderful evening. Best rib eye had in a long time. Sticky toffee pudding very light and tasty too. Great asset to Newhaven. Staff friendly and efficient. Looking forward to returning.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved it. Staff were very very pleasant, burger was delicious. Will be back Thank you 😊

  22. JM

    JohnMcg

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent all round. Good food and excellent value. Would definitely recommend basils.

  23. A

    Aussie131210

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 August 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    We had a lovely meal at Basils and would thoroughly recommend a visit. We had our wee dog with us and it’s child & dog friendly. We were running late, as we did not realise the lower road was closed, we phoned them and they said it was no problem they would hold our table. Excellent customer service from all the team. Thanks

  24. SB

    ShonaB

    Brisbane

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 August 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    First time at Basil’s.Nice relaxed ambience, busy but not noisy.No problem chatting in our group of 5.We had shared starters.Generous servings.Cauliflower fritters were yummy.Main meals were reasonably priced and plenty of choices.All in all a good experience and will go again.

  25. CP

    CarolineP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food and service were excellent and very good value for money. Would definitely go again.

  26. EA

    EmmaA

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I loved this restaurant I went with a friend on a Tuesday evening and we had a fantastic time. The team were absolutely lovely. Service and atmosphere were spot on and the food was great. I’d highly recommend going.

  27. CD

    CathyD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 August 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience3

    Excellent food. Enjoyed the veggie breakfast. Fresh toast with bacon was also good.

  28. MW

    anneMW

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    everything was lovely and service was great, a young lady on her own for a while managed so well without panicking and was so polite amazing service

  29. m

    michaelf

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 August 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good food, lamb burger excellent, great value. Good service and chill atmosphere.

  30. JW

    JamesW

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 August 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Very nice meal friendly staff clean venue quite area,

  31. D

    Donleedeado

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 August 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Basil's offers excellent value for money. Many similar establishments charge £14 or £15 for a burger or fish and chips. Its £10 in Basil's and the quality is very good.

  32. CM

    CalumM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Fantastic menu, cauliflower fritters were amazing and the brutalist burger was great! very helpful friendly staff

  33. a

    anniemac

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    So glad i came across this wee gem. Had a lovely brunch date and our servers couldn't be more helpful without being overbearing. Will definitely be back especially for that French toast 😍

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Visited here for my aunts 60th Birthday and we were not disappointed. Service was great, food was lovely and the place had a really nice atmosphere. If you go be sure to try the cauliflower in hot sauce and calamari, both delicious!

  35. AS

    AnnieS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 August 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Good food and prompt service from staff when required

  36. PB

    PatriciaB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 August 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Spur of moment decision great choice staff helpful and attentive without being over the top food was lovely cauliflower fritters big enough to be a main course next time might skip starter and try a desert

  37. E

    Ezra

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    friendly staff, excellent food and generous portions, would definitely recommend and visit again

  38. D

    Dalesbury

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Staff were very helpful and friendly Service was very good, checked we had everything without being over enthusiastic. Excellent food, good portion size and hot. Good menu catered for all of our dietary requirements.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding food - the falafel burger was delicious. I asked for lots of changes to my dish, which was done without issue. Lovely, friendly service. The sticky toffee pudding was to die for!

  40. B

    Bill

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Friendly, helpful staff. Interesting, varied menu which is reasonably priced. Generous, well presented portions. Eaten in Basils prior to lockdown in the afternoon and never been disappointed. First visit this year, in the evening and standards still high. Will remain on my list of places to go.

FAQs

Basils is rated 4.6 stars by 213 OpenTable diners

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2 people

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Google Map for Basils

9-11 Annfield Road Edinburgh, EH6 4JF

  • 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 16:00–18:00

  • 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

  • Entertainment

    null

  • Additional

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

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