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“The best Thai food I've ever eaten!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Thai Basil

Thai Basil
1 Cavendish Street | BD23 2AB, Skipton BD23 2AB, England
01756 700656
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Ranked #14 of 119 Restaurants in Skipton
Price range: $12 - $34
Cuisines: Thai
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: The restaurant is founded in 2011. It is new to this town but Thai restaurants are not new to our experiences. We are a group of people who are passionate about food and have an overwhelming desire to create our own family restaurant where we can cook a good quality of food in a good atmosphere. We started our dream by renting a restaurant in Shipley, and then stepped forward to found our own restaurant in Skipton, the small historic market town in North Yorkshire with beautiful scenery, this makes it a perfect place for us.---Our Promises--- We promise to prepare and cook every dish with pride, using the finest ingredients and vegetables sourced locally, to create not only delicious but also healthy food for our customers.The tasty food is cooked by a chef of vast experience who worked for many years in a 5-star hotel in Thailand and in Thai restaurants in the UK. Not only do we aim to make tasty food we also strive to provide a friendly and excellent service in a smart and intimate dinning atmosphere.Our high standards of cleanliness are proven by achieving a5-star rating in Food Hygiene. We also have an excellent reputation given by our customers on Trip Advisor which ranks us amongst the top restaurants in Skipton. You can trust us to ensure that you will spend a wonderful time here, and you will want to come back again and again.
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
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“The best Thai food I've ever eaten!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Absolutely delicious flavours - we particularly loved the Tord Mun Khao Phod (sweet corn cakes), and the Gaeng Massaman Pak and the Pad Med Mamuang. Very very impressed with this restaurant. The staff are absolutely delightful too. Wish they had a branch in Edinburgh!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Skipton, England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Lovely food - lacking in atmosphere”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

The food was lovely with a varied menu, and the price was very good. However, this is a very small restaurant with the tables seated very close together, which was off putting as you could hear each others conversations and there didn't seem much of an atmosphere (might have just been the night we went). Really wouldn't recommend taking small children as it didn't seem child friendly.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Skipton
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“What has happened to this lovely restaurant?”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Food has gone massively
Downhill and they are using cheap meat. Such a shame. Maybe they have changed chefs. We used to eat here all the time but unless thu take note we won't be visiting again. Big disappointment to what was an excellent restaurant

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Best meal we experienced in Skipton”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013 via mobile

Again we found this place by reviews on TripAdvisor, and we were not disappointed. Had a platter to start which was a sample of all they had to offer for a starter, and the infamous pad Thai for our main - both of which were amazing. The layout & ambiance are really nice, and quite possibly the friendliest staff you will ever meet. Will definitely be going back here, and would highly recommend if you like nice food with the staff to match.

Visited September 2013
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“Very nice, & not over the top”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

The menu is varied and the food is beautifully presented. The service is so poliet and very efficient. Every Thai restaurant I have been in has the most mannerly staff I have ever come accross. The food was great, a little sweet for me but the spice balanced it well. I would recommend this restaurant to others.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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