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Sweet Basil

#113 of 1,385 Restaurants in Leeds
#126 of 1,473 Places to Eat in Leeds
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619-621 Roundhay Road, Oakwood | Leeds, Leeds LS8 4AR, England
0113 2491291
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Sweet Basil is a family run business with over 30 years of experience. We...
Sweet Basil is a family run business with over 30 years of experience. We have our own original recipes and techniques we have practised for years to ensure a satisfactory, pleasant meal every time you visit.We pride ourselves in presentation and comprise the freshest & finest local produce in which we transform into Authentic and mouth-watering dishes. Our chefs are always on the quest for perfection!We welcome you to put us to the test!!!
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  • 70
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  • 25
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Chinese restaurant around

I've been to plenty of Chinese restaurants around Leeds and this is by far the best. The food is beautiful and well presented. The staff are extremely helpful and the place a has a nice atmosphere. I would recommend sweet basil to anyone as we have been a few times with different friends.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 11, 2015
Ben S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I've been to plenty of Chinese restaurants around Leeds and this is by far the best. The food is beautiful and well presented. The staff are extremely helpful and the place a has a nice atmosphere. I would recommend sweet basil to anyone as we have been a few times with different friends.

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68 reviews 68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I love this restaurant. The place values the tradition of oriental cuisine, with tasty food and especially warm and professional service. The dishes are well served and the prices are good. I only recommend caution with the sweet & sour dishes, which seem excessively sweet.

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Managed to visit again this weekend which was a pleasant surprise as Alex has now moved to Leeds city centre. We arrived smack on 5 as needed to be in Harrogate early so was empty but as ever the service and food was 10 out of 10. I think we all ate too much and were stuffed when we came... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We only discovered Sweet Basil a few months ago, despite having a commercial premises just a few doors away. The food is always extremely fresh and very tasty. The salt and pepper squid is amazing; melt-in-your mouth, with lovely light batter. The crispy duck is also really tasty, as is the seaweed. We always go home with a goody bag!... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

My friend and I pop in here regularly for dinner. It's one of our favourite restaurants. They usually do a nice offer if you spend more than £25 on food you can buy another specified dish of the day for only a pound. My favourite is the sweet and sour chicken but every dish I've tried has been wonderful. The... More 

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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

They sat us (a table of 6 adults) at peak time on a Saturday night without booking, which was impressive. We had the whole of the upstairs to ourselves, then about 10 minutes later another table of 4 arrived after us. We tried to get the waitresses attention to let her know we were ready to order our food, but... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Just returned from Sunday lunch at this restaurant it made a nice change from the usual roast beef etc. Staff are very good and the meal was even better would recommend this restaurant to everyone but is lovely for a family meal.

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Wales, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

went with friends who go regularly and was not dissapointed, the food is fantastic and by far the nicest lamb and garlic i've had.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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109 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We have been here many times and have never been disappointed. The waitress always remembers the three of us and greets us with a warm and friendly welcome. It was a busy Friday night and a lively atmosphere. The starters are delicious, spring rolls and Thai fish cakes. Our mains consisted of sweet and sour cod, sweet and sour chicken... More 

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Leeds
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25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

A real star that we have been keeping quite about for a good few years now. However it would be unfare not to give it its place at the head of all the other restaurants we have reviewed. This is consistently the best restaurant we have eaten at, the quality of the food, cooking, presentation & sever ice is always... More 

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Additional Information about Sweet Basil

Address: 619-621 Roundhay Road, Oakwood | Leeds, Leeds LS8 4AR, England
Phone Number: 0113 2491291
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Leeds
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Chinese, Thai

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 619-621 Roundhay Road, Oakwood | Leeds, Leeds LS8 4AR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Leeds
  • Phone Number: 0113 2491291

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Thai

Description

Sweet Basil is a family run business with over 30 years of experience. We have our own original recipes and techniques we have practised for years to ensure a satisfactory, pleasant meal every time you visit.We pride ourselves in presentation and comprise the freshest & finest local produce in which we transform into Authentic and mouth-watering dishes. Our chefs are always on the quest for perfection!We welcome you to put us to the test!!!
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?