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Basils

54 Fore Street, Ilfracombe, England
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Ranked #16 of 87 restaurants in Ilfracombe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Tel No. 01271 862823 email - lindsay.basils@yahoo.co.uk
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Tel No. 01271 862823 email - lindsay.basils@yahoo.co.uk
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English first
Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Last minute booking but we were made very welcome as usual. Good food, service and atmosphere. I have no hesitatiion in recommending you go there.

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London
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This restaurant has the feel of dining in a front froom - it is quiet and welcoming and the food was delicious.The menu isn't extensive but I felt like every one of our meals was prepared with love and care. A great touch was the chef coming out from the kitchen to ask how we enjoyed our meal and we... More

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BasilIlfracombe, Owner at Basils, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review it is always a pleasure to know that someone has enjoyed their visit to us hope to see you again soon More

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A cosy little restaurant, with a very friendly welcome and a good menu. Not wildly exciting, but nicely cooked food, plenty of choice and sensible prices. The house rose wine was delicious and service was excellent. Recommended.

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Great food and great atmosphere. Very good serving and choice of menu. Will definitely recommend to anyone in the area

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Big Sky, Montana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

It was very slow and a lot of places were shut while I was in Ilfracombe, but the first night this lovely little spot was open. The only tables that night were mine and group of gentleman. I had an incredible starter of the soup of the day. It was delicious and very flavorful. The waitress was kind and attentive... More

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BasilIlfracombe, Owner at Basils, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind comments it was a pleasure to meet you too More

Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We are frequent visitors to Ilfracombe and always eat here. The restaurant is warm and cosy with a lovely atmosphere. All guests are made to feel so welcome by wonderful friendly staff. The food is freshly cooked using local produce. We have now eaten our way through the menu! We all have different favourites and I can recomend the prawn... More

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

The food was extremely good. This cosy restaurant is a really great find. Very tasty throughout and we had a fantastic time.

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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

I have wanted to visit Basils for quite a time but with my family visiting we decided to try it out together. We had an exceptionally warm welcome and were delighted with our whole evening. Food was superb freshly cooked the local Devon. steaks succulent and Sea Bass amazing also had Mussels cooked in two different ways. can't wait to... More

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Luton
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

First went in March, enjoyed it so much we went back on our next visit to Ilfracombe, along with seven family members. Can't fault the service and hospitality and the food is good too. Lovely vegetarian choices. Good idea to book, as Basil's is popular and quite small - you wouldn't want to miss out as dining there is a... More

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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

..... not a lot that Basil has to do except keep out of the way when there are guests in the restaurant. Especially if there are many guests in there. Lindsey provides a great spread for everyone and deals with all sorts of requests to the best of her ability. Go along and enjoy yourselves just as we do.

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