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Sweet Basil

#162 of 1,511 Restaurants in Leeds
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619-621 Roundhay Road, Oakwood, Leeds LS8 4AR, England
0113 2491291
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1:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 1:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
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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  • 85
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
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
husbands birthday

we had a lovely nite here..the food was lovely..we got a set meal and you could swap n change wot you wanted..there was plenty of food too much for 2 off us..but it was lovely..and we had excellent service from the staff..we will be going back.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
17linzi
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we had a lovely nite here..the food was lovely..we got a set meal and you could swap n change wot you wanted..there was plenty of food too much for 2 off us..but it was lovely..and we had excellent service from the staff..we will be going back.

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Thank 17linzi
York, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was really looking forward to sweet basil as my mum dines here regularly, and she raves about it. The starter of crispy duck was excellent. We all chose main courses and shared, to be honest the food was nice, and we had no complaints but i didn't think it was anything special. It didn't live up to my expectations. Reasonable... More 

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Thank NickyPWK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Haven't been here since it was taken over and booked with some trepidation having read some of the reviews on here. Needn't have worried. Yes the menu is quite reduced from what it was, but the food was excellent and the service was swift and very friendly. Still the best Chinese food in North Leeds. Will definitely be returning soon.

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Thank FluffyMog
Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although not having dined in house as it were, preferring city centre restaurants, we have had a few takeaway meals, living locally. The dishes have always been thoroughly enjoyable, arriving quickly, hot and a friendly efficient service on both the phone and when collected or dropped off. Will have to call in, well done!

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Thank SouthWest1987
York, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

visited here Friday night, hadn't booked and the restaurant was busy but they still got us a table, food was excellent and not expensive, if its this good now wish I had tried it when the other owners were there looking at these reviews!

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Thank gtamselby
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our daughter and son in law who live locally to this lovely restaurant took us there for the special Sunday lunch menu. One of the best Chinese meals I have eaten in the UK. ( my husband and I live in Spain now ). Staff were very attentive and the quality of food, different dishes we enjoyed for £10 each... More 

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1 Thank johnjudi c
Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

for years now this has been our go to Chinese / Thai restaurant but now it has been taken over it is just not at the same level at all. Service is still very good with pleasant staff but the food lets it down massively. Will not return and seems strange to have changed the menu so much but kept... More 

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2 Thank 403pam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Firstly I would like to say the new staff are very friendly, welcoming and ensured we were well cared for during our visit for my birthday earlier this month. The sweet basil was my favourite Chinese/ Thai in Leeds however obviously with new management, chefs etc we shouldn't have expected it to be the same and sadly it just isn't.... More 

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1 Thank Rosie W
Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

the food was delicious and piping hot, the service was very fast and the staff were extremely friendly!

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Thank louise s
Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We went to this resteraunt for my sons birthday. The service was excellent with very friendly and helpful staff. We visited just after Xmas and was given complementary ice creams with a liqueur. Would highly recommend it.t

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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
1:30 pm - 10:30 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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