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Basil's Beach Bar & Restaurant

Bay St., Kingstown and Mustique
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Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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New Smyrna Beach, FL
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012 via mobile

This restaurant is on a private so it is basically your only option. Getting slightly run down. It is right on the beach with a beautiful view but that is the best thing going for it. Meal was only average and the drinks were expensive and weak. Staff was courteous and friendly. Band did not start until 9:30 and then... More

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Grand Island, Nebraska
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371 reviews 371 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
215 helpful votes 215 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

We have stayed at several different villas on Mustique over the past decade or so and eaten at Basil's on several occasions. I will say the food has gotten better over the years, but I will take what our villa chefs have made over what we have eaten at Basil's. It's pricey and if there's no music and you're out... More

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brighton Uk
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106 reviews 106 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

The 'famous!' Mustique Basils is not worth the time..poor food..expensive drinks in a shabby setting and no sign of the promised music.

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