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Basils

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54 Fore Street, Ilfracombe, England
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6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Thu - Tue 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Tel No. 01271 862823 email - lindsay.basils@yahoo.co.uk

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  • 49
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fully Deserves Five Star Rating

Like Andy15112011 I am puzzled by the review from Kathryn C, especially as it was posted five months after her visit. Given also the fact that she is a local (from Ilfracombe no less), the lateness of the review, the generally very favourable ratings by previous reviewers and that the response from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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English first
Solihull, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Like Andy15112011 I am puzzled by the review from Kathryn C, especially as it was posted five months after her visit. Given also the fact that she is a local (from Ilfracombe no less), the lateness of the review, the generally very favourable ratings by previous reviewers and that the response from the owner suggests that Kathryn’s memory might be... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I would like to comment on the previous review as I feel that it in no way reflects the superb food and value for money that we received when visiting Basil's. We have visited on numerous occasions and always found it excellent. I am further surprised at the previous comments considering that Basil's closed its doors in December 14 due... More 

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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We visited here, no need to book there was hardly anyone in. I had lamb and have never seen anything floating in so much fat as this. It was awful. The owner/ manager kept buzzing round to ask if all was ok but she had a menacing look so we did not dare say.

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BasilIlfracombe, Owner at Basils, responded to this review

This is really upsetting to read as I have been closed since early October 2014 after I suffered a stroke. It seems strange that I was supposedly walking around being menacing when I am also the chef ! Also if you read previous reviews we were normally complimented for being a friendly happy establishment. The business will not be reopening... More 

Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Unfortunately Lindsay has been unwell and not able to open Basil's for several weeks. We wish her all the best and hope that she recovers in the near future. Ilfracombe is not the same without the option to go to Basil's!

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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

.... at the last minute. Lindsey came through for us once again. Very good visit. I suggest you try Basils perhaps with a little mire nitice than we gave!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

My husband and I chose this quaint little bistro sytle resturant on Fore Street because of its intimate feel. The menu wasnt extensive but I liked that, because I hate having too much to choose from. The waitress was extremley welcoming and attentive. The food was perfectly cooked. I choose the Brie, Cranberry and mushroom Wellington. The waitress did come... More 

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BasilIlfracombe, Owner at Basils, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind comments they are very welcome we are glad you enjoyed your evening and look forward to welcoming you back soon More 

Coventry
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

Ilfracombe has some great places to eat, however, the best by far is Basil's. A chance decision to dine, due to a lack of vegetarian options, we stumbled upon this intriguing restaurant. I had a gorgeous meal of seabass followed by a cheese board, my partner a mushroom strog followed by a lemon cheesecake. The service was amazing, staff were... More 

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BasilIlfracombe, Owner at Basils, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review it is very much appreciated hope to see you again soon More 

Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Lindsey at Basils Does everything in her power to provide what you want during your visit to her restaurant. She remembers your special requirements and will alter a meal to suit your dietary needs,

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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The food was excellent however only slightly with the service as the bill took a long time to prepare. Good that the chef came out to check if food was ok

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BasilIlfracombe, Owner at Basils, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments I do apologise for the delay in getting your bill prepared the Waiter was new and unfortunately had got confused. More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Better than average choice for vegetarians - excellent quality cooking. On a side note, I wish people would stop cooking in/with alcohol - it ruins the taste and adds another obstacle. ( I do not dink/like alcohol).

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 54 Fore Street, Ilfracombe, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International

Description

Tel No. 01271 862823 email - lindsay.basils@yahoo.co.uk
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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