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Basil
155 Upper Lisburn Road, Belfast BT10 0LJ, Northern Ireland
90 30 10 31
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Ranked #522 of 783 Restaurants in Belfast
Cuisines: Italian, Thai
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
Antrim
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136 reviews 136 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
“Whao a pleasant change”
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

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Banbridge
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Worth a try”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

Went last Friday to use Groupon deals and after reading the reviews I was rather apprehensive but I have to say that the lack of fine decor was made up by the friendly ,helpful waiter. We ordered a mixture of Thai and Italian dishes and each one was very acceptable. The cafe/restaurant does not have a corkage charge and with an off license just across the road we were able to enjoy a cheap night out. I would consider returning again as prices very tempting

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Belfast
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“Basil not Faulty Here!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

We visited Basil Restaurant at Finaghy in Belfast as a foursome. This establishment proclaims homage to the use of the herb Basil in their cooking and we were interested in the fact that it has a combined Italian or Thai menu. Among our party we took choices from both types and were not disappointed in either, including their bruchetta starter, pasta and Thai green curry mains, fried banana or tiramisu deserts. We got a great deal on a Groupon offer and enjoyed our meal very much. Efficient service and pleasant simple style of place, we will be back.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Rude!!!!!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

I phoned in a take away order only to be told "no, you cant place an order we are too busy!" the man was soooo rude. My boyfriend phoned back to place an order and the man said "ok," and was going to take the order until we said it was with a groupon voucher. The man said "No we treat groupon customers different to our normal customers." he argued with my boyfriend for 10 minutes before telling us "do not leave it until the last minute in future!" Iv never been spoken to more rudely by anyone!

Visited April 2012
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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“Cheap and cheerful but excellent value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012 via mobile

Ate with a discount voucher and had a great meal. Portions not overly generous but suited me. Basic food - not fine dining but hot, tasty and great value. Was very busy which is always a good sign. Very good for quick eating but not for a romantic night out. Essential to book as very small and obviously popular. Waiter was very friendly and efficient. Well done.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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