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Basil Habour Cafe

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Harbour Street, Nairn, Scotland
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night

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  • 73
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  • 5
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fantastic full breakfast, great value for money!!

Visited 25/2/15. After a long walk with my wife we popped in for lunch at the basil, I had been once before many years ago and couldn't remember what it was like. The café is small, probably fit 20 or so people but it is clean and tidy with local art on the walls. We both ordered the Basil... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Neil P
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Nairn, Scotland, United Kingdom
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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127 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Nairn, Scotland, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Visited 25/2/15. After a long walk with my wife we popped in for lunch at the basil, I had been once before many years ago and couldn't remember what it was like. The café is small, probably fit 20 or so people but it is clean and tidy with local art on the walls. We both ordered the Basil Full... More 

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Nairn, Scotland, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Very cosey n comfy Cafe with lovely food and friendly staff, I visit regularly, due to Excellent coffee n cakes for ones afternoon break ... :-)

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Forres, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Took my wife and two girls here for breakfast rolls after a walk in Nairn. Friendly service, clean bright cafe with excellent range of breakfasts, snacks and rolls. Decent cup of coffee too. Reasonably priced as well. Three pieces of black pudding in one roll! Happy days. Satisfied family who will definitely be back.

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Forres, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Basil's is one our favourite stops for a coffee / soup / bacon roll / home bake on our Sunday runs. Sometimes difficult to get in as always busy, & no wonder - the home made soup, home Mae burgers etc etc are first class. The burgers by the way THE BEST I've ever tasted !

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Buckie, Scotland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Great cafe for after your walk on the beach. Seats outside if yiu have a large dog, ad we have, or wee ones get inside. Good coffee and homebakes and the Cullen Skink is ace.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Finally tried Basil's famous cooked breakfast. Was fantastic, so fresh and full of flavour. Such a busy bistro with a lovely atmosphere. Staff were very attentive and friendly also. Cant recommend enough! I've been told about there tapas nights so also need to try!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We came here on a chilly morning for something that would heat us up. When we went in we were lucky enough to get a table as the place was very busy for being in a quiet season. We ordered hot chocolates, cappuccinos and chocolate cake, The cake was amazing and the drinks were piping hot, just what we needed.... More 

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Larkhall, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Only popped in for a hot chocolate to heat up after a walk on the beach. Had a bowl of double cooked chips and they were amazing, crispy on the outside and fluffy inside. Yummy. Went back a second time, just for the chips. The staff and friendly and so are the other customers. Dog friendly too.

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Nairn, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Smashing little place, right on the harbour, great for boat lovers, right next door to the sailing club. We have been for breakfast, Tapas, and loads in between The food is excellent and service really good. The Tapas were very good, although to get a decent meal you do have to spend a bit, the portions aren't that big. The... More 

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highlands
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70 reviews 70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This continues to be a gem, great staff, great food, great feeling and I'll be back. The specials board is always changing, the basic menu is great, the home baking first class, the atmosphere is lively and most pleasurable. This is an all round great place and they, the staff, are doing everything right. Well recommended, I can't complement them... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Harbour Street, Nairn, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Nairn

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

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