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Basil's Beach Bar & Restaurant

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Bay St., Kingstown and Mustique
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Quiet & Welcoming - Low Season

Despite the Low Season Basil's has a wonderful atmosphere, low lighting, good music, friendly staff. Excellent menu matched by good food. Tables are able to accommodate large parties, wonderful location next to the waters edge. Imagine this is very difficult to get into during the High Season.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Amanda B
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Despite the Low Season Basil's has a wonderful atmosphere, low lighting, good music, friendly staff. Excellent menu matched by good food. Tables are able to accommodate large parties, wonderful location next to the waters edge. Imagine this is very difficult to get into during the High Season.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

One of the best locations in the Caribbean! Only yachties and the residents of Mustique come here... Judging by the drinks, the local rum is cheaper than the fruit juice. They are good and imaginative, even if we didn't find more expensive drinks on our trip. This is my 4th or 5th visit and I used to think that Jimmy... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I have been to Basil's Bar and restaurant (kingstown) many times for lunch meetings. The atmosphere is very quite and welcoming for such events or just a simple quiet calm lunch for two. Being in the heart of Kingstown its quite convenient. I would highly recommend this venue for lunch meeting. The menu is always changing day to day, which... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

The famous Basil's bar is an institution on mustique, the location is very special on the lovely little bay with pretty painted wooden houses and boats. The daytime atmosphere is pretty languid but at night it fills up with young from the houses coming down for a drink. The cocktail are good, but pricey as you would expect. The thing... More 

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Soufrière, Soufriere, St. Lucia
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

I went with a group of three other people. The food was great. Unfortunately I had just gotten a new American Express card and gave it to the waiter who took it to ring it. Normally in the Caribbean they bring you the machine. They took it and copied it and used it to make other purchases. This was the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

Basil's is a Grenadines institution and a must see for first time cruisers passing through. We arrived a little before sunset on a Sunday to a lively bar with entertainment, but after we ordered dinner we realized that few others were eating. That should have been a sign. The food was overpriced, under flavoured and generally poor. Service was bordering... More 

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Sussex,England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

We are sailing in The Caribbean coming up from Grenada. Thankfully William & Kate had left the week before as I understand security can be tedious eg no cameras. By luck we went on a Wednesday when an excellent band play from 8pm. We ate earlier and heard them warming up but were too tired and left at 8 when... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

Four of us went for dinner at about 8pm on our 2nd night in Kingstown. When we arrived there was one other table of people that were just finishing up. After reviewing our menus for a couple minutes, our waiter came and stated a list of about 3 or 4 items that they were out of for the night, including... More 

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Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

I had dinner and on another day drinks and appetizers at Basil's in Kingstown. The bartender is very skilled and makes a great punch with an edge. The Captain Bligh dark rum makes for a good mixed drink. The conch chowder was the by far the best chowder of any type I have ever had--a meal in itself. At dinner,... More 

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Vincennes, Indiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

I appreciate all the philanthropic work that Basil Charles does for the islands but there is no excuse for the poor, overpriced food and even worse service we received during our recent visit. The quality and preparation of our fish was truly bad. It took over an hour for our food to arrive without apologies. The location of the restaurant... More 

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  • Address: Bay St., Kingstown and Mustique
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St. Vincent and the Grenadines

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