Please note that we can only accept a maximum party size of 6, from a maximum of 2 separate households.
Following the Scottish Government advice, wearing of a face covering upon arrival and when moving around the venue is mandatory.
The folks at the Basement are obviously doing their best to provide as good an experience as possible under the current, difficult circumstances. Food was excellent, their COVID safety measures were clear and concise, and the staff (as always) were amazing. The atmosphere was quieter than usual, but this is expected based on capacity restrictions and being that they're not allowed to play music.
Lovely staff and great food. Will go again and would recommend
Food, cocktails and service were all great! There were barriers up between tables and one way system to follow.
Last night out for a while lovely food
Bit expensive for what it is, great cocktails and nice food but again a bit too expensive £17 for fajitas a meal for two and some cocktails not much change back from £100
The atmosphere and the staff are amazing. The food was also delicious - i couldn’t recommend this place enough !
Very cosy , all the food was promptly delivered and our waitress was very attentive.
Cold inside. Had to leave as was freezing. Food tasty but not hot. Won’t go back any time soon
Food excellent, wine and beer as well. Only criticism was the temperature but understand it was covid related to maintain ventilation
Excellent food and drinks and amazing service from all staff! Will definitely be back ! Thank you again!
Great food, great service. Thoroughly enjoyable experience once again!
A lovely place with good food, and nice atmosphere. However, we waited for our food for around an hour, maybe more, which meant I had to eat in a rush because I had to leave soon.
Amazing staff, delicious food and such precise precautions taken in terms of Covid. Really recommend this place, can't wait to go back!
Hi there Elizabeth! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review, means a lot to the team here at The Basement! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Cheers, Basement Team
Amazing fish tacos, nachos and margaritas as always
So nice to be back in The Basement after COVID-19. There were lots of safety precautions in place and our meal was delicious!
Great all round would highly recommend The Basement
Gorgeous food in a cosy, authentic setting. Gorgeous cocktails too! 10/10
Absolutely amazing food, friendly servers, super accommodating. Will definitely be returning
Visited for drinks only. Super friendly staff and strong cocktails. Good atmosphere despite the lack of music due to corona restrictions. Would visit again. Their take on an espresso martini is a must try!
Amazing food and service!
Really impressed by the effort they had made to make the restaurant 'covid safe'. It still had a lovely cosy feel and a fun atmosphere. Margaritas were also delicious! They deserve to be as busy as they are.
Very safe arrangements, slightly cramped but totally fine in order to maintain distancing whilst getting a decent amount of people in and have a good atmosphere. Well done Basement staff.
First time there with the wife and the staff and service were outstanding. Food was delicious. More than the usual bog standard Mexican.
Good selection of beers and spirits.
Will definitely return.
Great food and service really enjoyed the cocktails.
Most amazing margaritas and incredible food. Felt really authentic. Covid policies easy to follow, well equipped for it.
Hey jbabroad! Thanks so much for the great review! Means a lot to us. Hope to see you again soon, Cheers, The Basement Team
Lovely meal and super nice staff who made sure we had everything we needed.
Great food and attentive service. Was better when music was playing but this cannot be helped with current covid restrictions. Always recommend this place and so glad its open again
Had been really excited about going here..
Restaurant had damp smell.. Staff were annoying, can understand the COVID rules without being spoken to like a child.. Atmosphere was awful, I am sure my own funeral will have more life and soul than this place..
Food quality was no better than Iceland Frozen Foods...
Finally, I would say something are better as an Instagram post than a reality..
Basement has taken lots of measures to make sure everyone safe but still great atmosphere. Would definitely go again! Good service!
Great place to eat. Tasty fantastic food with a good range of dishes on the menu. The spicy chicken wings and fish taco as starters were particularly Yummy . Staff professional and welcoming.
Popped I for dinner prior to theatre.
Really warm welcome and waitress (Gemma) had noted it was my daughters birthday and brought over a glass of Prosecco. Very nice thoughtful touch.
Menu was explained well and we opted for a few dishes to share.
Loved the theatre of making the guacamole at the table such a
Food was delicious.
Really good night would love to come back when we have
Good Margheritas, the place has an easy going vibe to it, food was good as well
Great fresh tasty food - good variety & fajitas altered for children ie less spicy. Amazing cocktails & churros.
Still our fav - 20 plus years later
Had an amazing meal, the fresh guacamole made at the table was a highlight along with the chilli con queso, unreal.
Lovely food and service at a very reasonable price. We will definately be back. Many thanks
Haven’t been to the basement for a couple of years. Was very disappointed. We were put into a small back area which was dark not very much room. Service was poor and we didn’t have a bottle of water brought to our table. We didn’t have the option to to lunch menu which another couple of people did get a bit later on. Previously the guacamole has been made at the table but we only asked if we wanted everything with it and was just brought to the table (we had to wait 30 mins for this!) Our mains then came shortly after. Food was not as good as it used to be and not really value for money. Don’t plan to be back
A great venu, lovely meal and really great table service. Will definately be back
Good atmosphere, music was a bit all over the shop, cocktails were delicious.
Friendly attentive staff,buzzy atmosphere and absolutely beautiful food .Highly recommended and we will definately book again next time we visit Edinburgh
The Basement is rated 4.6 stars by 286 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.