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Basil

155 Upper Lisburn Road, Belfast BT10 0LJ, Northern Ireland
90 30 10 31
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Ranked #505 of 754 Restaurants in Belfast
Cuisines: Italian, Thai
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
Most recent review
- Jul 23, 2013
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
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Belfast
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100 reviews 100 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Got a groupon voucher worth £35 for Basil restaurant (two courses for two). Wasn't sure what to expect, given the reviews. The strangest thing was that it had changed it's name to 'Tasty Bites', however the website given was 'basilrestaurant.moonfruit.com' - Same Address. when I arrived I could also see that there was a sign on the restaurant that said... More

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24 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

This is not a restaurant, it's a takeaway with a few tables, seating is really uncomfortable because ur basically sitting on top of the table next to you watching them eat. The food had nothing authentic about it. We have spring rolls to start, which where average. And 2 curries for main which were too watery and bland. Would never... More

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Belfast
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65 reviews 65 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

Been to Basil twice and impressed with the cooking. Choice of either Thai or Italian cuisine. We love Thai food, and Basil uses quality cuts of beef and chicken. I had Red Thai curry which was perfect: tasted fresh, spicy and fragrant. It's small inside and casual. They do take-out's, so expect people to be picking-up pizza's too whilst you... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

This is the perfect place for a cheap and cheerful night out! The menu is surprisingly extensive, offering a delicious range of both Italian and Thai food. Our bill was less that £30 for 3 people, with starters included. It's also BYO and there isn't even a corkage charge. I would recommend the chicken wings for starter and the beef... More

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northern ireland
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7 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

we had a living social voucher deal and decided to use it and were very disapointed to say the least, worst deal ever...yes the deal seemed great value but at what cost to our health!!! upon entering Basil I was not impressed, the place is a takeaway!!! with a few seats and thats it. The food, I have been to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012 via mobile

Went for dinner to Basil last night, using a voucher that I had previously bought! Rang prior in week to book a table and staff were very friendly! When you arrived we were promptly seated and given meau's and asked had we wine as it was BYO! All our food was really good we had a mix of thai and... More

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Downpatrick, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

Ok so it may not be amazing surroundings and is very small but the food and 1st class attentive service far outway that...... Used a Living Social deal which was 2 starters, 2 mains, 2 sides, 2 desserts and 2 soft drinks for £15!! Food was outstanding as was the service and the choice of menu was great. Would defo... More

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Antrim
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76 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

2nd visit tried the red thai curry which was ab fab, simply the best Thai in town and at groupon voucher prices totally unbeatable

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Lurgan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

I used a living social voucher to visit this restaurant and wasn't disappointed. The voucher cost £15 and it was for 2 starters, 2 mains with 2 sides and 2 desserts and 2 drinks (soft) we brought a bottle of wine with no corkage charge; amazing value. I was so impressed that I would be happy to pay regular prices... More

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Antrim
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76 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

VFM excellent food superb, best starter i've had in years, fantastic prawns followed by a delicious Thai main Good selection, thoroughly enjoyable, BUO, off licence across the road One word of caution its quite small but we were there at 6 and couldnt have been better. Well done first class attentive service with mouth watering food

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